Banned Books Week Read-Out

Bierce Library will celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21-27.

We are still looking for students, faculty, and staff to join us in a Read-Out of challenged and banned books.

When: Wednesday, September 24 between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
What:  A 7-10 minute excerpt from your favorite challenged or banned book
Not sure what has been challenged or banned? Check out the list of Challenged Books in 2013 or Challenged Classics, which include “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Brave New World,” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

To add your voice to the Read-Out, please e-mail Beate Gersch at

Professional Accomplishments

Accomplishments Recognized

We are delighted to recognize the professional contributions of Susan Ashby, UL Electronic Services.


Keynote Speaker, “Sierra after the Migration: You’re not Done Yet”, MOBIUS 2014 Annual Conference, June 3, 2014. Columbia, MO.

Professional Service

  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Systems Functional Expert (2014 enhancement cycle 12/13 – 4/14).
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Systems Lead Functional Expert (accepted invitation to serve as Lead Functional Expert for 2015 enhancement cycle 12/14 – 4/15).
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Nominating Committee (2014)

Conferences Attended

  • Innovative Users Group 2014 Annual Conference, May, 5-9, 2014, Detroit MI.
  • MOBIUS 2014 Annual Conference, Columbia, June 2-4, 2014, Columbia, MO.
  • Ohio Polaris Users Group  2014 Conference, August 22, 2014, Columbus, OH.

Recent Professional Accomplishments

Recent Professional Accomplishments

It is a pleasure to acknowledge Aimee L. DeChambeau, UL Electronic Services, for her recent professional endeavors.

Aimee received her Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in May 2014.

Online Case Study:

Hauk, M. & deChambeau, A. (2014, April). Case study of “Sustainability Now and Powerful (SNAP!) International Program to Restore Landscapes, Recharge Educators, and Replenish Learning Systems.” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Available from


deChambeau, A. (2014, May 15). “Supported Student Success: Communities of Practice in Higher Education.” Supporting Sustainability Through Creativity: Prescott College Symposium on Sustainability Education, May 14-18, 2014. Prescott, AZ. Slides available from

Volunteers Needed: Week of Welcome

The 2014 UA Week of Welcome will be the first week of Fall Semester, August 24-29.

We have three days of great events planned (Sun, Mon, Tues) at Bierce- see 2014 UL Week of Welcome Events for info on our events or check them out on the UA Week of Welcome Website.

What we need now are volunteers to make this happen! Please click on the link below and sign up to help out:

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Stephanie and she can sign you up manually.

Archival Services Commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial

The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, recently commemorated the Civil War Sesquicentennial by digitizing and making available online over 200 rare letters from its collections that document the War Between the States. For details, view the article.

Archival Services Awarded NFPF Grant

The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) recently awarded The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, a $13,440 grant. The grant will be used to transfer four one-of-a-kind motion picture films of the airship USS Akron from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records from nitrate-based film stock onto safety film and to provide access copies for public viewing. For details, view the article.

Opie Evans Exhibit Extended

The University of Akron Archival Services, a division of University Libraries, is pleased to announce that the exhibition on the photography of Opie Evans at the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture has been extended until early November. For details, view the article.