Trevecca Authors Celebrate

Michael Karounos stands in front of his publication, "Ordination and and Revolution in 'Mansfield Park'," published in 'Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.'

The Trevecca Authors Celebration 2005 was held Thursday, April 14, in Waggoner Library. Twenty-one authors celebrated the publication of written works in journals and books. Sponsored by Waggoner Library and coordinated by Reference Librarian Prilla Speer, the library staff displayed each authorís work and served light refreshments. 

Colleagues, faculty, staff, administrators, and students celebrated with the authors by reviewing the works and mingling with one another. The authors agreed that it is important to publish works in order to remain knowledgeable about changes and advancements in their field of work and study and to share their knowledge with others in their field. 

"There is a great sense of accomplishment in having your work well-received and in contributing to your profession. Publishing keeps me professionally active, engaged in the issues, concerns, and developments in my profession," says Ruth Kinnersley, director of Waggoner Library.

Ruth Reynard, director for Treveccaís Center of Instructional Technology, adds, ìFaculty are always looking for feedback from peers about their work and writings. All of this can be accomplished through publication. With Internet technology, communication and collaboration becomes immediate and global.î