Tammy Stitz Honored with 2017-18 Exemplary University Service Award

You may have noticed in a recent UA email that announced Achievement Awards winners, that one of our very own is being honored.  Tammy A. Stitz is this year’s faculty winner of the 2017-18 Exemplary University Service Award.    Tammy was nominated by both Ian McCullough and Marilia Antunez.  Here are some excerpts from their award-worthy nomination letters.

Ian McCullough on Tammy Stitz:

Her work ethic is frankly astonishing and absolutely unmatched in my experience – at Akron and all jobs before.

 

She has created and maintained several high quality and much needed workshops to help STEM graduate students. The first is her long-running and respected LaTeX training series, which several professors send their new graduate students to.

 

… she created a new series of workshops in the last year or so to improve the ease and quality of graduate work, hosting seven seminars in person and five online in addition to all of her regular library instruction.

 

An example of her pushing us to be better is her most recent research has been on accessibility – both electronic and physical. She has done what a good faculty librarian will do – she studied the literature, determined best practices, and brought back that knowledge to the library for implementation.

Marilia Antunez on Tammy Stitz:

Tammy has collaborated successfully with other units on campus by initiating and working with technical writing faculty to combine the strengths of the academic program with that of the UA Libraries to best meet the students’ needs.

 

She applied and received funding from the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) to develop workshops to help engineering and computer science students in this essential graduation requirement.

 

At the international level, Tammy offers free and valuable resources to all learners. She created an online guide with thousands of views worldwide . . .

 

From day to day responsibilities to represent the University at the international level, Tammy is often the first and last person to leave work.  Tammy is intelligent, innovative and works very hard to do the best she can for the UA community including our primary users—UA students.

In addition, Tammy’s work on the Accessibility Committee, which is a Faculty Senate Subcommittee may have played a role.  She shared her and Shelley Blundell’s research which resulted in the creation of the wiki-space that was created for all web authors about web accessibility. They wrote an article to be published by the Journal of Accessibility for all in the near future.  Shelley and Tammy provided a workshop for faculty during disabilities week last November.  Jamie Newhall, Patrick Tabatcher, and Tammy will provide a workshop about video accessibility next week as part of the Library Gather Series.

Congratulations, Tammy!  Very impressive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

UL Incident Report Link

The UL Incident Report form is once again available online. Below is the link for the incident report form, please make yourself familiar with when & why to use it.  Any submission to the incident form will go to Aimee DeChambeau, Melanie Smith-Farrell, and Zachary Brown.  Please contact Zachary Brown if you have any questions about it.

https://www.uakron.edu/libraries/forms/incident-report.dot

 

McCullough’s Additional Responsibilities

Ian McCullough, Assistant Dean, Research and Instruction Services

In January, Ian McCullough was named an Assistant Editor for refereed articles by the journal Issues in Science and Technology Libraries, where he had been a peer-reviewer for several years.

In addition, he was granted the joint title of Assistant Professor, Chemistry starting January 1st, 2018.

Congratulations, Ian!

 

 

Save the Date: 2018 UL Service Awards

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!

Prefinals Week Schedule

Monday, December 4

 

When Where What
All Day Bierce Lobby Mural Coloring
 8 am – Bierce Lobby Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
12pm-2pm Bierce Lobby Therapy Dogs (Brody, Cowboy)
Afternoon Bierce Lobby MakerStudio activity (buttons)
8 pm – close Bierce/S&T Coffee

 

 

Tuesday, December 5

 

When Where What
All Day Bierce Lobby Mural Coloring
12pm-2pm Bierce Lobby Therapy Dogs (Brady, Vegas)
8 pm – close Bierce/S&T Coffee
8 pm- Bierce PB&J Deli

 

 

Wednesday, December 6

 

When Where What
All Day Bierce Lobby Mural Coloring
8 am – Bierce Lobby Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
12pm-2pm Bierce Lobby Therapy Dogs (Ben, Norman)
8 pm – close Bierce/S&T Coffee

 

 

Thursday, December 7

 

When Where What
All Day Bierce Lobby Mural Coloring
12pm-2pm Bierce Lobby Therapy Dogs (Owen, Makenna, Haku)
Afternoon Bierce Lobby MakerStudio activity (buttons)
8 pm – close Bierce/S&T Coffee

 

 

Friday, December 8

 

When Where What
All Day Bierce Lobby Mural Coloring
12pm-2pm Bierce Lobby Therapy Dogs (Gracie, Benson, Coconut)
8 am – Bierce Lobby Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

 

Mary Gladwin Image on Archives Month Poster

The Society of Ohio Archivists Archive Month poster has been released. The theme was “Ohio in the First World War.” Institutions from across the State submitted images from their collections relating how Ohioans dealt with the War to end all Wars. Vic Fleischer, Head of Archival Services submitted two images. 35 images were voted on by members of the Society of Ohio Archivists. Our image of Mary Gladwin and the Red Cross Staff in the Belgrade, Serbia along with two other photographs are featured in the poster. The Top photograph on the poster is from the Mary Gladwin Papers. Mary is the woman in the center of the photograph dressed all in white.