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Library announces Saturday hours for all branches

The Director's Journal

ARLIS/NA honors William J. Dane

Treasures of the Library

Books for Kids

EDITIONS exhibition continues

Library announces "Create-A-Book Challenge" winners

Prudential again sponsors Summer Reading Challenge

Library plans "Gourmet Gala"

MCI adds support for Public Access Technology Center

Free Workshops in PTC

Opening Reception for Hispanic Heritage

Vailsburg selected for revitalization

"Our children are a treasure. How they are educated will determine precisely the direction our country takes."

"Access Newark" inspires Web Diaries

Grants enable valuable services and programs

Friends award "curator" grant for 1998

Friends Schedule Dana Lecture

E-mail: the answer to the 64,000 questions

ARLIS/NA honors William J. Dane

William J. Dane
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) recently bestowed upon William J. Dane its "Distinguished Service Award for 1998." Dane is the Supervising Librarian for Special Collections and the Keeper of Prints at the Library. Last year we honored him for fifty years of exemplary service and sustained accomplishment at our institution.

When presenting the award, Roger Lawson, president of ARLIS/NA, said: "Your outstanding achievements and contributions to art librarianship have won you the respect and admiration of your professional colleagues. Your thorough knowledge of the graphic arts, and particularly printmaking in New Jersey, have resulted in a substantial number of catalogs that are beautifully designed and scholarly." Dane also was praised for writing numerous articles highlighting art librarianship in public libraries, for holding classes for students from neighboring universities which have contributed richly to the students' academic experience, and for his pioneering work for ARLIS/NA and for other art-related organizations.

Mr. Dane holds a Master's degree in Information Science from Drexel Institute of Technology. He has studied Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Nancy in France, and Harvard University. In addition, he has completed special study programs in Italy, England, Scotland, and Russia.

He is an active lecturer/teacher to both in-school and out-of-school audiences. He hosts classes on the graphic arts for a number of the area's colleges and universities, including Rutgers and New York University.

Mr. Dane also is known for the numerous museum-quality exhibitions he has curated throughout the tri-state area. During his fifty-year tenure, he has mounted more than three-hundred exhibitions.


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