Goodyear Wingfoot players in November 1950.CreditJoe E. Falcone, via Archival Services, The University of Akron Libraries
You may have read an email recently providing a link to a New York Times article on basketball, specifically: An N. B. A. Throwback: Ads on Jerseys
The article details a history of basketball and uniform sponsorship throughout the years with photographic support from Archival Services, The University of Akron Libraries.
Please go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/30/sports/nba-cleveland-cavaliers-goodyear.html
Take note of the numerous photos provided by Archival Services. Nice work!
Susan Ashby, Electronic Services
Mike Monaco, Coordinator, Cataloging Services, Electronic Services
On May 23rd, Susan Ashby and Mike Monaco presented “It takes a village (and a lot of documentation) : managing electronic resources,” at the 2017 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians conference at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
OhioLINK will be using their regular maintenance window next Wednesday, May 31, from 5am to 7am, to complete scheduled maintenance on the Electronic Journal Center.
There will be associated downtime with this maintenance. OhioLINK expects the outage to last 30-60 minutes during this period.
Steve Kaufman from the University Libraries’ Design and Development Services has been selected to participate in the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute and Summit as one of our regional OhioLINK representatives. He will be part of a state-wide leadership team promoting the use of open texts and open educational resources. Seven regional reps will be attending the institute, and when they return will provide excellent coverage for train-the-trainer workshops and related activities in support of this initiative.
See more about OhioLINK’s OTN intiative.
See more about how institutions, including UA, are promoting textbook affordability.
Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres
Sr Multi-Media Producer
Jamie Newhall, Instructional Services, and Jon Endres, who works part-time in Psychology Archives, received the 2017 Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award at the SOA Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19 for their work on the wire recorder project. According to the website, the Award is given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year. For more info: http://www.ohioarchivists.org/merit_award/
They were also presenters at TEDxAkron 2017 on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the recently refurbished Goodyear Theater. According to the TEDxAkron website, TEDx expands TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, beyond its annual conference by seeding smaller, independent events throughout the nation, called TEDx. TEDxAkron emulates the spirit and ideals of the TED Conference. For more info: http://www.tedxakron.com/
Well Done, Jamie & Jon!
Coordinator, Cataloging Services,
Mike Monaco presented “Fifty shades of genre” and “Respect your authorities” at the OLC Northwest Chapter conference at Bowling Green State University on May 12, 2017.
Well done, Mike!
Victor Fleischer, University Archivist and Head, Archival Services
Vic Fleischer recently served as a peer reviewer for the book Journey to Moonwalking by space suit engineer, author, and historian Ken Thomas. The book, which is forthcoming this fall, will include information on the space suits developed for the Mercury astronauts by the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, and will feature images from the Goodrich records in Archival Services.
Dr. Michael P Tosko — UL Research & Learning Services
Mike Tosko has been lending his expertise by reviewing the following publications:
“Brazil.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.2 (2016): 192-. Web.
“End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World.” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 54.5 (2017): 692-4. Web.
“Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia. 3d Ed.” Booklist 113.4 (2016): 12-. Web.
“Encyclopedia of African Colonial Conflicts.” Booklist 113.13 (2017): 34-5. Web.
“U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror.” Booklist 112.18 (2016): 36-. Web.
“The Early Republic: Documents Decoded.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 56.1 (2016): 58-. Web.
“Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 56.3 (2017): 218-. Web.
Nice work, Mike!
Results of the recent Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) election find two of our very own representing The University of Akron University Libraries. Congratulations to Don Appleby, Access Services, who was elected Treasurer and Beate Gersch, Research & Learning Services, who was elected as Board Member-at-Large.
In addition, Beate was just appointed as Secretary of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) /Instruction Section Management and Leadership Committee. She is excited to be serving the library profession at both the state and national level next year!
Impressive! Thanks for serving!
The dogs are back and so much more next week at the library. Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, students will be able to enjoy some stress-reducing, free and fun activities.
- WagTime Therapy Dogs will visit in Bierce Monday- Friday at lunch (11am-1pm). *NEW hours* More therapy dogs will be visiting from 5-6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER
- *NEW* Coffee with the Cops Wednesday morning 10am-noon- free coffee and cookies.
- Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be first come first served in Bierce Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
- Late-night coffee will be offered nightly in Bierce and Science Libraries from 8-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
- Other popular activities like PB&J deli, button and magnet making, coloring tables and more will be available throughout the week.
Bierce Library will also have extended hours during pre-finals and finals week- staying open until 1am Sunday through Thursday each week.
For more information and a schedule of events, please contact Stephanie