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!
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
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.