Your Two Cents
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Thank you for the wonderful article about Betsy Diamant-Cohen [“Librarian on the Loose,” summer 2011], a librarian par excellence. It isn’t very often that we see articles about librarians and their contributions. She is truly an asset to the University of Baltimore.
I graduated from U of B in 1969 and also became a librarian, with my degree also from Rutgers University. I retired three years ago after serving as the psychology librarian for Princeton University for the past 25 years. Previous to that position, I worked in several medical libraries, including the medical library of Baltimore City Hospitals (now [Johns] Hopkins Bayview [Medical Center]) the entire four years I attended the U of B, and several years afterward.
Being a librarian was an exciting and rewarding career. I saw many changes in the field. In the ’60s I would be asked to compile bibliographic searches in Medline which took several hours, if not days. In the ’90s, I was able to compile better, more comprehensive searches in less than one minute. Then the advent of end-user searching and now electronic journals and books. The field is always changing and librarians are always challenged to stay on top of the technology. Librarianship is a very rewarding career!
Mary (Moscato) Chaikin, B.A. ’69
Psychology Librarian Emeritus, Princeton University
I am a 1967 graduate of the Baltimore College of Commerce, which closed and subsequently became a part of the University of Baltimore. Unless I have missed it, however, I have never seen an article in your magazine reflecting that association or highlighting those from BCC who have gone on to interesting careers.
It would be nice to feel as though we really are a part of the University.
Marvin E. Edwards, B.S. ’67
Editor’s note: We’d love to include more content about the Baltimore College of Commerce, Marvin, and we invite you and other alumni to contact us with story ideas and additional information.
I enjoyed the latest edition of [the University of Baltimore] Magazine. I found the articles very interesting and informative and the layout very attractive.
You offered the reader a chance to comment, however, and I am taking the opportunity to air a pet peeve.
We receive the magazine because my husband is an alumnus—he graduated many, many years ago. As a senior citizen, I want to point out that it is difficult to read light print on light paper, as on page 8 [“Notable Quotables,” summer 2011]. Also, the green boxes on pages 33-34 [“Class Notes”].
This may seem like a “picky” criticism to you and you may choose to ignore it, but I am happy for the chance to vent.
Editor’s note: Thank you so much for your feedback, Matilda. We’ve made an effort in this issue to be more conscientious about our type color choices, and hopefully all of our articles are easy to read.
I read with delight your lead article, “Snapshot: New Law Center Underway” in your winter 2010/11 magazine. The photograph on the second and third pages took me back a long, long time.
I was fortunate to be elected to president of the student body in 1954-55. As such, I was privy to many meetings with Dr. Wilson, who was president of UB.
“Doc,” [as] we affectionately called [him], was hopeful of securing, as a donation, the northwest corner of Mount Royal Avenue and [North] Charles Street. The property was held by a car dealership.
While that hope was not realized during his tenure, so much has been since. In my capacity, I had many meetings with Doc and I assure you that he, wherever he is, is beyond proud to see how his U of B has grown and succeeded.
In that, I take pride in joining him.
Lee Rudolph, B.S. ’57