McCullough’s Additional Responsibilities

Ian McCullough, Assistant Dean, Research and Instruction Services

In January, Ian McCullough was named an Assistant Editor for refereed articles by the journal Issues in Science and Technology Libraries, where he had been a peer-reviewer for several years.

In addition, he was granted the joint title of Assistant Professor, Chemistry starting January 1st, 2018.

Congratulations, Ian!



Group Participation

On February 13, 2018, Susan Ashby, Frank Bove, Sean Kennedy, Mike Monaco, and David Prochazka presented “OhioLINK Material Type Implementation @ The University of Akron,” at the 2018 OhioLINK Summit in Columbus. They discussed why and how they implemented the material types, shared their lessons learned, and discussed how the material types are utilized in the OPAC, with tips for other libraries considering doing the same.

Nice teamwork!




Procházka Writes Score Introduction


David Procházka | Music/Special Materials Cataloger

In December 2017, David Procházka completed an introduction for a new edition of Paul Dukas’ overture Polyeucte, to be published by Musikproduktion Höflich in Munich.  Dukas is best known for composing The Sorcerers’ ApprenticePolyeucte is an early work, based on Corneille’s play of the same title.

While the complete edition (score + intro) will only be available in print; the introduction itself will eventually appear on the publisher’s site.

Nicely done, David!



Tosko Reviews Published

Dr. Michael P Tosko, UL Research & Learning Services

Mike Tosko recently had the following reviews published:

“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.”  Booklist vol. 114, no. 8, 15 Dec. 2017.

“50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic.”  Reference & User Services Quarterly  vol. 57, no. 1, Fall 2017.

Nice work, Mike!




McCullough Presentation

Ian McCullough, Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Head,Science & Technology Library

Ian McCullough presented his research on librarian attitudes towards unions – “Labor Casualties Through Casual Labor: The Last Ten Years of Tenure.” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference & Expo on October 16, 2017.

Nice work on the presentation, Ian!


Ashby & Fielding Participate in Workshop


Susan DiRenzo Ashby

Lori Fielding

On Saturday, October 28th, Susan DiRenzo Ashby and Lori Fielding participated in the New-to-Libraries Network Resume Review Workshop held at the NEO-RLS Headquarters in Hudson.  The workshop included a four-person panel session, a Q & A session, and a review of attendee’s resumes and/or CVs.  Susan and Lori presented on the differences between a resume and CV, best practices for both, and tips and best practices for submitting online job applications.

Nice work, Susan and Lori!




Local Presentation for Fleischer

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!