Wednesday, June 11, 2014
It takes a village to produce a book
When she's not directing the Institute or working with graduate students or serving on a professional committee, Joycelyn Moody squeezes in time to write and edit books and articles. Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to catch the moment when Moody shared her newest book Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge with UTSA research services librarian Tara Schmidt and rare books librarian Juli McLoone.
During the time that she's worked on this specific project, Moody has continually mentioned to me how helpful Schmidt and McLoone have been at every stage of the process. Moody was pleased to show them the finished product. The librarians were surprised and honored to see that their names showed up in the acknowledgements.
But of course Moody recognized them with that public acknowledgement -- a reminder that it takes a village to transform an extensive research project into a book.
• AALCI 2014