Those of us in the profession are so happy with this appointment on so many levels: Carla Hayden is the first librarian since Lewis Mumford retired in 1974 and is the first woman and first African-American to hold this most important position. A video and a transcript of her NPR interview are available online. Follow her on Twitter
Archive for Interviews
The Archives of American Art has a special collection on African-American Artists; it contains dozens of available oral interviews (with transcripts and audio excerpts) as well as digitized collections of major artists; for example, Romare Bearden (2000+ pages) and Palmer C Hayden (4000+ pages).
This isn’t necessarily about politicians, rock stars, or media celebrities, but it is more about those people who really make a difference in others’ lives. NJ Spotlight, among its many features, produces Profiles, a site comprised of interviews with people whose work impacts New Jersey. For example: Gary Szatkowski who is this area’s top meteorologist for the National Weather Service; Megan Gilhool, who started a knitting therapy group in Sandy-ravaged Sea Bright; or Susie Wilson, the original champion of the family life curriculum for New Jersey schools. There are dozens of more worthies to read about.
Here is a recent interview with her discussing, inter alia, the expansion of the sports program, the Athletic Academic Retention Program, and the need for more female role models in sports. Photos accompany the article. NJCU’s profile in the Equity in Athletics database is available.
This acclaimed series of interviews now contains 500 dialogues with some of the world’s leading minds on a vast array of topics. You can search by name, topic, or year.
Here is President Henderson discussing NJCU with Mary Alice Williams. A summation of this almost 4-minute interview is included.