We’re launching the Gather @ the Library series this Fall. This is a series of events curated by the University Libraries to help campus share strategies, progress and companionship all in a low-stress environment. Weekly events will feature workshops, author talks, and discussions.
Check out the line-up: GatherFall2017
Marilia Antúnez, Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
In July 2017, Marilia Antúnez attended a systematic review workshop at the University of Pittsburgh. To learn more about her experience, check out her blog for the GMR (Greater Midwest Chapter of the NNLM). See https://news.nnlm.gov/gmr/attending-the-july-systematic-reviews-workshop-at-the-university-of-pittsburgh/
What an Inspiring Opportunity, Marilia!
Melanie McGurr, Ph.D., Head, Electronic Services
Melanie McGurr has been actively participating in professional activities. She presented “Challenges and Opportunities: One Academic Library, Seven Hospitals and a Consortial Move“ with Demetria Patrick from NEOMED at ALA Annual in Chicago for the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee.
She also joined the ALA Library Leadership and Management Association’s (LLAMA) Systems and Services Committee for a three-year term and recently started a one-year term as an ALCTS Mentor for a new librarian at a health sciences library.
Closer to home, Melanie is currently serving on The University of Akron Talent Development and Human Resources Committee.
Way to keep busy, Melanie!
Susan Ashby, Electronic Services
Mike Monaco, Coordinator, Cataloging Services, Electronic Services
On May 23rd, Susan Ashby and Mike Monaco presented “It takes a village (and a lot of documentation) : managing electronic resources,” at the 2017 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians conference at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Steve Kaufman from the University Libraries’ Design and Development Services has been selected to participate in the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute and Summit as one of our regional OhioLINK representatives. He will be part of a state-wide leadership team promoting the use of open texts and open educational resources. Seven regional reps will be attending the institute, and when they return will provide excellent coverage for train-the-trainer workshops and related activities in support of this initiative.
See more about OhioLINK’s OTN intiative.
See more about how institutions, including UA, are promoting textbook affordability.
Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres
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!
Coordinator, Cataloging Services,
Mike Monaco presented “Fifty shades of genre” and “Respect your authorities” at the OLC Northwest Chapter conference at Bowling Green State University on May 12, 2017.
Well done, Mike!
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.
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!
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!