James Newhall Instructional Services 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/
Amy Freels completed her undergraduate certificate in Museums & Archives in December. This is a new certificate through the Institute for Human Science and Culture (IHSC) at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.
Acclaimed artist, Buzz Spector, is collaborating with students from The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art in “Thoughts as Pages, Stacks as Memories,” a free exhibition March 12 through April 18 in the lobby of UA’s Bierce Library.
In addition to Spector’s works, the exhibition will feature works created by students in a painting class taught by UA Art Professor Matthew Kolodziej. The art students have created works from books donated by UA’s Center for the History of Psychology. After studying the content of the books, they altered them and incorporated their artistic responses to the Center’s intriguing collection of devices used for testing memory and perception. Some of the devices are also in the exhibition.
To open the exhibition, Spector will give a free public lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, in the auditorium of Folk Hall, home of the Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St.
Librarians Lori Fielding and Bonnie Chojnacki were instrumental in getting this project off the ground.
The Society of Georgia Archivists has named Emily Gainer, Special Collections Librarian/Assistant Processing Archivist at the Center for the History of Psychology, and Michelle Mascaro, Coordinator of Cataloging Services and Special Collections Cataloger at University Libraries, as the 2012 winners of the David B. Gracy II Award. The David B. Gracy II Award is awarded annually in recognition of a superior contribution to the society’s journal, Provenance.
Emily and Michelle’s winning article “Faster Digital Output: Using Student Workers to Create Metadata for a Grant-Funded Project,” is a case study on training and supervising student workers involved with University Libraries, Archival Services’ National Endowment of Humanities grant-funded project to digitize and make available online photographic negatives from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Records. Over the course of the project, ten students created metadata for over 23,400 digitized images. These images are available online as part of University Libraries, Archival Services Digital Collections (http://cdm15960.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15960coll3) .