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!

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Stress-Less Week at the UL (May 1-5)

The dogs are back and so much more next week at the library. Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5, students will be able to enjoy some stress-reducing, free and fun activities.

  • WagTime Therapy Dogs will visit in Bierce Monday- Friday at lunch (11am-1pm). *NEW hours* More therapy dogs will be visiting from 5-6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER
  • *NEW* Coffee with the Cops Wednesday morning 10am-noon- free coffee and cookies.
  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be first come first served in Bierce Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
  • Late-night coffee will be offered nightly in Bierce and Science Libraries from 8-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Other popular activities like PB&J deli, button and magnet making, coloring tables and more will be available throughout the week.

Bierce Library will also have extended hours during pre-finals and finals week- staying open until 1am Sunday through Thursday each week.

For more information and a schedule of events, please contact Stephanie

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra: Spring Create Lists Training

I’ll be offering two general Sierra Create Lists training sessions this spring. Both sessions will be held in Bierce 274. You’re welcome to attend whether you are new to Create Lists and would like basic training or you’re familiar with Create Lists and would like a review.

10:00 am – 11:30 pm on Monday, 5/15/2017
2:00 pm –   3:30 pm on Wednesday, 5/24/2017 (rescheduled from 4/26)

Please e-mail me at ashby@uakron.edu if you plan to attend either session.

More Sierra training sessions will be scheduled this summer including Create Lists, exporting/importing data from Sierra to Excel, Statistics, and Using Sierra Help/CSDirect.  Stay tuned for details!

Susan

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!