Name: Al Pearson.

Position: Assistant grounds manager/planner in the Department of Grounds and Building Maintenance. Helps to oversee the workforce of 38 people, manages budgets and serves as a project manager on work around the campus to maintain and upgrade the grounds. Recent projects have included the grounds surrounding the Friend Center, Scudder Plaza and the Icahn Laboratory. Supports and implements the snow emergency plan and the work order tracking system for grounds.

Quote: "I enjoy the satisfaction of getting a job done, doing it well and seeing the finished product. We have a great staff here -- they're very talented and flexible people who are dedicated to their work."

Other interests: Spending time with his 7-year-old son, family and friends. Being outdoors, doing projects around the house and reading mystery novels.


Four members of the University Library staff have been named award winners in recent weeks.
     Daniel Boomhower, assistant music librarian, is the recipient of the Music Library Association's Walter Gerboth Award. This highly competitive award is made annually to assist research in progress by music librarians who are in the first five years of their professional careers. Boomhower's winning application is for his project, "Barenreiter-Verlag's Bach Publications, 1923-1954."
     Paula Matthews, Scheide music librarian, received a special citation from the Music Library Association to recognize her contributions to the group. She has served the organization as its president, placement officer and representative to the American Library Association.
     Katharine Farrell and the late Rosemary Little will be honored at the American Library Association's annual conference this June in Toronto.
     Farrell, assistant University librarian for technical services and head of the order division, is the winner of Association of College and Research Libraries' Samuel Lazerow Fellowship. The fellowship, funded by the Institute for Scientific Information, is awarded for the year's best proposal for a research project tied to collections or technical services. Farrell submitted a proposal with former Princeton colleague Marc Truitt to develop standards for articulating and encoding acquisition data within the context of an integrated library system.
     Little, formerly the public administration, politics and law librarian in the Social Science Reference Center, has been awarded posthumously the Association of College and Research Libraries' Marta Lange/Congressional Quarterly Award. The honor recognizes an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information science. Little, who worked in the library from 1961 to 2001, died in December 2001.

Leonard Barkan
, the Arthur Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, has been selected as one of 14 visiting scholars for 2003-04 by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Barkan also is director of Princeton's Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.

The visiting scholars travel to universities that have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, spending two days on each campus. The scholars meet informally with undergraduates, participate in classroom lectures and seminars, and give a major address.



March 10, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 19
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Page one
Architecture students get concrete lesson in how buildings are made
Study: High-density storage of nuclear waste increases risk

George talks bioethics with Chirac amid U.S.-French tensions
Seniors embark on service projects with funding from ReachOut 56
Visitors section added to home page
Grant supports scientific analysis of security issues

Spotlight, briefs
Staff members and supervisors encouraged to conduct 'informal conversations' by end of month

Calendar of events
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Early endowment

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