Team BiblioBeats & The Heart Walk

The University Libraries has established a team and a team donation site for the Heart Walk that will take place on Aug 26th. My thanks to Melanie McGurr and Mike Monaco for helping establish the University Libraries’ Team BiblioBeats!

You will have seen President Wilson’s message about participating in the Heart Walk, and that the University’s goal for fundraising is a modest $2000. http://share.uakron.edu/mailAll/Digest/article/1326999

Team BiblioBeats’ goal is $250. Our team page is available and you can go there to join the team and/or make a donation. Feel free to share the link if you want to encourage others to donate. Each department head also has a donation envelope, should you just wish to contribute just a few dollars. If you do and need a receipt contact me.

http://www2.heart.org/goto/TeamBiblioBeats

You and your friends and family are all welcome to join Team BiblioBeats and the other University of Akron teams in the walk on Aug 26th, which starts from the Stiles Field House at 10am. Doors open for the exposition at 8.30. Donations are not required to participate in the walk.

Live date for catalog refresh now January 3rd

The go live date for the new catalog is being reset for January 3rd, 2018. A number of factors went into the decision to delay roll out. The later date allows time for the Material Type project to be completed, some issues brought up in the feedback process to be addressed, more robust testing done with the students in the fall, and announcements to be sent to the Digest to give patrons notification of the change.

We are working through the feedback gathered from the online form and the feedback meeting held at the end of spring semester. Updates will be announced on the Staff portal and at library meetings. The new catalog will go live on January 3rd, and a link to the old catalog will be available for one week only while we check for any problems.

Please contact Melanie Mc if you have any questions or concerns. Mmcgurr1@uakron.edu or x5390.

Newhall – Merit Award & Speaking Event

Jamie Newhall and Jon Endres

James  Newhall
Instructional Services
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!