On Friday, October 6, 2017, University Archivist and Head of Archival Services Vic Fleischer presented a double session at the Ohio Local History Alliance/Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference titled “Documenting our Doughboys: Commemorating the World War I Centennial in Summit County” with colleagues from Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Summit County Historical Society, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Impressive job, Vic!
Mike Tosko just had another review published: “Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians: How a Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL’s Most Famous Traveling Team.” Choice vol. 55 no. 4, 1 December 2017.
Way to go, Mike!
On Friday, October 6, 2017, Jodi Kearns and Jamie Newhall gave a presentation, “Revealing Songs of Holocaust Survivors using a Redesigned Wire Recorder,” at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference.
Mike Tosko recently published the following two reviews:
“The Sage Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 22, Aug. 2017
“Encyclopedia of Classic Rock.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 18, 15 May 2017
Gregg Harris and Mike Monaco gave presentations at the Innovative Users Group Ohio conference (IUG-OH) at the State Library of Ohio on September 22. Gregg presented “Utilizing Payment Data with Excel VBA,” with Luke Avsec (alum of The University of Akron). Mike presented “Enhancing Your Catalog with MarcEdit: Batch-Adding Subject Headings and an OhioLINK Refresh Project” with Paul Heyde of Case Western Reserve University.
Nice work, both of you!
Tammy Stitz, Applied Science Librarian
In the September 2017 ALAO Newsletter, Tammy Stitz had an article published about LaTeX in the column “News from the trenches”. Check out this link for the story: https://newsletter.alaoweb.org/2017/09/15/notes-from-the-trenches-2/
Nice going, Tammy!
Mark Bloom, Archival Services, is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. The Academy of Certified Archivists, founded in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, is an independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined standards such as having a Master’s in Archives Administration or a related Master’s degree with archives specific coursework, completing at least 3,500 hours of work experience in a professional capacity, and passing a Certified Archivist examination. This examination tests the candidate’s knowledge in the following areas:
- Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition
- Arrangement and Description of Documents
- Reference Services and Access to Documents
- Preservation and Protection of Documents
- Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion of Documentary Collections and Archival Repositories
- Managing Archival Programs
- Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities
Mark successfully met all the qualifications and passed the examination in July 2017.
On September 11-12, the University Libraries hosted the John F. Kline Jr. Memorial Map Cataloging Workshop. Joy Ramos and Valerie Jenkins attended the hands-on training as did 13 other catalogers from Ohio and five other states, with some coming from as far away as Montana and Alabama! It was taught by Paige G. Andrew, a recognized authority on map cataloging from Penn State University. The workshop was organized by Mike Monaco with invaluable assistance from Stephanie Everett, Melanie McGurr, David Prochazka, and Don Appleby.
What a thoughtful & educational tribute.
Marilia Antúnez, Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
In July 2017, Marilia Antúnez attended a systematic review workshop at the University of Pittsburgh. To learn more about her experience, check out her blog for the GMR (Greater Midwest Chapter of the NNLM). See https://news.nnlm.gov/gmr/attending-the-july-systematic-reviews-workshop-at-the-university-of-pittsburgh/
What an Inspiring Opportunity, Marilia!
Melanie McGurr, Ph.D., Head, Electronic Services
Melanie McGurr has been actively participating in professional activities. She presented “Challenges and Opportunities: One Academic Library, Seven Hospitals and a Consortial Move“ with Demetria Patrick from NEOMED at ALA Annual in Chicago for the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee.
She also joined the ALA Library Leadership and Management Association’s (LLAMA) Systems and Services Committee for a three-year term and recently started a one-year term as an ALCTS Mentor for a new librarian at a health sciences library.
Closer to home, Melanie is currently serving on The University of Akron Talent Development and Human Resources Committee.
Way to keep busy, Melanie!