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.
Our annual service awards celebration will be TUESDAY, April 24 from 2-3:30 pm in Bierce 351 (Staff Room).
We’ll be celebrating:
Employee Service Milestones
Graduating Senior Student Assistants
Outstanding Student Employee Award Recipients
Mark your calendar and please share with your students… there will be cake!
Organizers just posted the official announcement for OhioLINK Summit 2018, which will be held in Columbus on February 13, 2018. They describe it as “an annual information gathering and sharing event for staff from OhioLINK member institutions. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, brainstorm on future initiatives and desired services, and participate in discussions about OhioLINK resources, policies, and procedures and their impact on member institutions.”
Details are available at https://www.ohiolink.edu/content/ohiolink_summit_2018#Register.
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’ Apprentice. Polyeucte 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!
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!
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!
IFLA (the International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions) has just released a new “Library Map of the World.” It helps visualize the more than 2 million libraries in 99 countries. Fun fact: there are nearly a billion registered users!
Susan DiRenzo Ashby
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!
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!