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!

 

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!

 

 

Monaco Presents & Reviews

Mike Monaco

Coordinator, Cataloging Services, Electronic Services

Mike Monaco published a short review of the website Allmusic.com in Technical Services Quarterly, vol. 34, 2017, issue 2, on March 20th.

On March 24th, he presented the program “Fifty shades of genre: understanding and taking advantage of form/genre headings” at the Ohio Library Council’s Central Chapter conference in Worthington, Ohio.

On March 30th he is scheduled to present three programs: “Fifty shades of genre,” “Respect your authorities! Authority records demystified,” and “Getting to know your catalog,” at the OLC’s Northeast Chapter conference at Kent State University.

Nice work, Mike!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

DeChambeau Published

Dr. Aimee L DeChambeau, UL Dean’s Office

It is exciting to announce that an article Aimee co-authored with Sue Ramlo has just been published online:

deChambeau, A. L. , & Ramlo, S. E. (2016). STEM High School Teachers’ Views of Implementing PBL: An Investigation Using Anecdote Circles. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 11(1).

Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1541-5015.1566

Nice work, Aimee!

 

 

 

Gersch Wins Visionary Award

Dr. Beate Gersch

UL Research & Learning Services

Dr. Beate Gersch, Coordinator of Instruction Services and Bibliography and Undergraduate Outreach Librarian is this year’s winner of the Distance Learning Visionary Award as announced by the Distance Learning Interest Group of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO).

Noted for presenting internationally at ACRL, LOEX, DLS, ECIL and IFLA on topics such as archival research, collaboration, the Framework, library outreach with students and administrators, and assessment of academic libraries’ web pages. She currently has book chapters in press and has published journal articles and conference papers on these same topics. She recognizes the importance of intercultural communication as it relates to information literacy instruction as well as collaboration within the university and assessing impact.

Beate will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming DLIG Workshop on Friday June 9, 2017 at the Voice of America Learning Center of Miami University, West Chester, Ohio.

Congratulations on receiving this award, Beate!  Outstanding work!