Newhall – Merit Award & Speaking Event

Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres

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/

Well Done, Jamie & Jon!

 

 

 

 

Fleischer Serves as Peer Reviewer

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.

Tosko Reviews Publications

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!

 

ALAO Representation & More

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!

 

Stress-Less Week at the UL (May 1-5)

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

Garewal presents at the ER & L Conference

Dr. Kevin R Garewal

Department: Head, UL Research & Learning Services

Kevin Garewal, along with Rich Wisneski, gave a presentation on April 3, 2017 at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference held in Austin, Texas. The presentation was entitled: Cooperative Collection Management between Universities: Exploring the Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls

Below is the link to more information on the presentation as well as a link to the related PowerPoint.

https://erl2017.sched.com/event/8wab/s031-cooperative-collection-management-between-universities-exploring-the-possibilities-and-potential-pitfalls

Congratulations on the presentation.  Nice work, Kevin!

 

 

Outage affecting all OhioLINK services Tuesday 3/21 7:30pm

OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30-10pm. They are expecting any service outage during that window to be less than 30 minutes. During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

Affected Services:
· ohiolink.edu
· EJC
· EBC
· ETD Center
· Central Catalog*
· DRC
· Music Center
· Rave URL resolver

We are not anticipating any issues after the maintenance, as the services themselves are not being taken down. OH-TECH is just interrupting the access routes. Once access is restored, Judy and I will double check everything, but services should be up and functioning as they were before the maintenance.

* While the Central Catalog is unavailable, messages between local catalogs and Central will be queued and processed when Central is available again. This will include all PCIRC renewals and pickup anywhere transactions. Once the maintenance is completed, OhioLINK will check the record queues from the local catalogs to Central and make sure that they are connected and that any queued messages are being processed.

We recognize that OhioLINK users are working all the time, and regret any inconvenience that this maintenance may cause.

Please email support@ohiolink.edu with questions or issues.

Thanks,
Meghan

Meghan Frazer
Manager, Technology Integration
OhioLINK

Stitz Presentation in May

Tammy Stitz, Science & Technology Library

Tammy Stitz and Shelley Blundell will be presenting the mini-conference, Accessibility in the archives: Are your online materials compliant? at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting on May 19, 2017. The presentation will introduce a comprehensive, multi-sourced rubric that assesses Web accessibility compliance of online information resources.  They will also apply this resource to examples of online archives.

Nice work, Tammy!

Ian McCullough Round Up

Ian McCullough, Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Head

 We have some catching up to do on Ian McCullough’s professional activities.

He had an article published:

McCullough, Ian. 2016. “Journal usage at department and research group level.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 28(2), 73-83. Invited paper. doi: 10.1080/1941126X.2016.1164550

He was a presenter at the American Association of University Professors conference this Summer:

“‘You’re Faculty?’: Academic Librarians and Their Support of Faculty Unions.” AAUP Conference on the State of Higher Education, Washington, D.C. June 16, 2016

Ian was also invited to speak at a colloquium on scholarly communication at Robert Morris University:

“Journal Impact Factor and Current Issues in Scientific Scholarly Communication, Publishing, and Librarianship.” and “Help me be a better librarian to my science, math, and engineering faculty” colloquiums presented at Robert Morris University, Moon County, Pennsylvania, November 15, 2016.

Finally, just this week, Ian won a travel grant this week ($2500 and free registration):

ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students, San Francisco, April 2-6 2017

Congratulations on your accomplishments!