McCullough Presentation

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!

 

Updates and New Stuff for Fall

Based on feedback gathered during space study surveys in the Spring, we’ve updated and upgraded several services and programs for students this fall.

Highlights include:

  • MakerStudio Move Relocated to the ground floor of Bierce, the expanded MakerStudio is a great place to explore and work collaboratively
  • Media Collection Featured on First Floor Browse the DVDs, CDs and newspapers in their new location in the first floor Learning Commons in Bierce
  • Refreshed Study Rooms Each study room in Bierce got a new coat of paint and freshly cleaned carpets
  • New Equipment for Lending More calculators, cameras, tripods, and fresh laptops for checkout
  • New Furniture One person tables and new chairs for quiet individual study on the 3rd floor of Bierce and bean bags on the ground floor. Plus four mobile whiteboards on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
  • New Lockers at the Science and Technology Library. Program your own code and use one of the nine lockers throughout the day.
  • New Learning Management System Brightspace, formerly Springboard, is our upgraded web-based course management system.
  • New Series of Events Gather @ the Library is a series of events curated by the University Libraries. Weekly events range from workshops and author talks to discussions.

Gather @ the Library Series

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 Attended Review Workshop

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!

 

 

Ian McCullough Published

Ian McCullough, Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Head, S & T Library

Ian McCullough wrote a chapter with Jo Ann Calzonetti, “Are They Different? An Investigation of Space and Learning in a STEM Branch Library” which has been published in Assessing Library Space for Learning, edited by Susan Montgomery and published by Roman & Littlefield (2017).

In addition, Ian also wrote a non-refereed article reflecting on his trip to the ACS convention for ACS Axial: “Reflecting on My Experience as an ACS Librarian Travel Grant Winner”

Link here – http://axial.acs.org/2017/05/03/connecting-and-engaging-with-the-librarian-community-at-the-acs-national-meeting/

Nice work, Ian!

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!

 

 

Scheduled OhioLINK Services Outage on Dec 28

Scheduled Services Outage

OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Wednesday Dec 28 from 8pm-10pm. While OH-TECH works on these modules, users will not be able to access OhioLINK services.

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, OhioLINK 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 OH-TECH has scheduled this work over Winter Break to hopefully impact the lowest number of users.

Marilia Published

Marilia Antúnez
Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
Science & Technology Library

Marilia Antúnez was recently published in the Health Information and Libraries Journal.  Her article entitled   A comparative review of gerontological nursing citation data can be found at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hir.12162/full

Congratulations, Marilia!