Veronica Calderhead, Active Staff, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 02, 2007. Calderhead was the Physical Sciences Librarian at the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus.
Fifteen year ago, Veronica Calderhead joined Danaís library
faculty as Physical Sciences Librarian. She had previously worked at
McGill University and in two special libraries focused on agriculture and
explosives. She established strong relationships with the faculty in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and geology, and partnered with them to develop effective collections. Veronica took special pleasure in her work with students at every level. She collaborated with a chemistry professor on an innovative project to
use library resources as the basis for poster presentations in a senior chemistry seminar. In another program, the Electronic Learning Partnership, with Central High School teachers and students, Veronica was recruited to
instruct the students on searching and using the Webs resources. Veronica moved the Newark Chemistry library from the department to fully integrate it with Dana Libraryís collection. She became the Collection Development Coordinator, and represented Danaís interests on the University Librariesí Collection Development
Council, and made significant contributions to the library literature. Veronica wrote about the move of the Chemistry Library from two perspectives, the patronís view, and the librarianís. She also authored articles on her instructional services experiences with the Electronic Learning Partnership and the senior chemistry seminar students. Veronica developed her ideas concerning job rotation as a possible venue for academic librarians, the article drafts of which she circulated among scholars to outstanding responses. Her Dana colleagues hope to get this article in publication. She learned picassiette, a French mosaic art form and created several pieces, some of which are on display in Dana Libraryís lobby. Veronica was a political activist and followed events both in Canada and the United States. She is survived by her husband, family and many friends.
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