75th Anniversary Event: The Honorees

On Thursday, November 7 members of the St. John’s DLIS community gathered to celebrate the 75 years of department success.  Six professionals were identified and honored guests at the night’s event. 

Pam Berger (MLS’79)  Director of Information & the Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System; Adjunct instructor at Syracuse University


Pam is editor and publisher of “Information Searcher”, a newsletter at Syracuse University advocating a greater role of technology in academia.  Her two latest published books include Choosing Web2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning in a Digital World (Libraries Unlimited, 2010) and Teaching for Inquiry: Engaging the Learner Within (Neal Schuman, 2012).

Angeline Djampou (MLS’93)  International Criminal Tribune for Rwanda (ICTR)


Angeline began working at the ICTR in 1993.  Here, she supplies necessary information and documents to the Trial Chambers, Registry, Office of the Prosecutor, defense council and legal officers.  She demonstrates the Vincentian values of St. John’s through her career path and says, “I’m a librarian because of St. John’s.  I am very proud of the training I received here.”

Tom Fearon (MIS’88)  Senior Vice President of Global Market Data with Bank of America Merrill Lynch547

Tom has been previously employed as the Consultant for Data Market Sourcing with BST America and was also the Vice President, Global Director of Business Information Services with Lehman Brothers. 

Ralph Monaco (MLS’73)  Executive Director, NYCLA Director of Library Services

3y6976Ralph is currently an adjunct faculty member of St. John’s University where he teaches students about legal research.  He is also a team leader at NYLI after spending 14 years as Head Librarian at Rivkin Radler LLP.


Bella Hass Weinberg (DLS)  St. John’s University Course Instructor

Untitled45ghryBella teaches a course on information architecture, indexing, and thesaurus design.  She is a past president of the American Society of Indexers and, “sees indexing as a crucial component of the information chain.”


Kevin Verbesey (’93)  Director Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Untitled5689ewKevin has lived a lifetime with the Long Island Libraries.  He followed his father into librarianship after his first job at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library.

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