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Environmental Studies


It is an honor to be here. I want to begin by thanking the library for supporting so many of us in our creative and scholarly work. Quite frankly, it would be impossible for me to do my work without these amazing librarians. They deserve the real applause at this event!

Robin invited my colleague, Dr. Sarah Principato and me to give these opening remarks. Sarah, however, had to give a research talk at Franklin & Marshall, so she was unsure if she would be back in time. I am happy to see that she has been able to make it back, and is here, lending her support from the audience. Robin wanted us to be this year’s faculty representatives because of two things that mark our research experiences as distinctly tied to being active scholars at Gettysburg College. These two things are:

  1. Our research collaborations with students, which includes publishing with them.
  2. Our regular use of the library’s Cupola open access repository that allows open access to our publications. [Excerpt]


These remarks were given at Musselman Library's by Professor Salma Monani at the 2018 College Authors Reception held on March 22, 2019.