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.
Melanie McGurr, UL Electronic Services
Melanie McGurr has accepted a two-year appointment to serve on the American Library Association’s Publication Committee starting in July of 2018. The committee oversees publications coming out of ALA in all formats. More information can be found here:
She will also be teaching a two credit Honor’s colloquium in Fall semester. The course, A Cultural History of the British Country House, will concentrate on all aspects of the history of the Country House (architecture and art, politics, economics, and social class) from Tudor times to the present.
Quite impressive, Melanie!
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.
On February 13, 2018, Susan Ashby, Frank Bove, Sean Kennedy, Mike Monaco, and David Prochazka presented “OhioLINK Material Type Implementation @ The University of Akron,” at the 2018 OhioLINK Summit in Columbus. They discussed why and how they implemented the material types, shared their lessons learned, and discussed how the material types are utilized in the OPAC, with tips for other libraries considering doing the same.
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!
David Procházka | Music/Special Materials Cataloger
In December 2017, David Procházka completed an introduction for a new edition of Paul Dukas’ overture Polyeucte, to be published by Musikproduktion Höflich in Munich. Dukas is best known for composing The Sorcerers’ Apprentice. Polyeucte is an early work, based on Corneille’s play of the same title.
While the complete edition (score + intro) will only be available in print; the introduction itself will eventually appear on the publisher’s site.
Nicely done, David!
Dr. Michael P Tosko, UL Research & Learning Services
Mike Tosko recently had the following reviews published:
“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.” Booklist vol. 114, no. 8, 15 Dec. 2017.
“50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic.” Reference & User Services Quarterly vol. 57, no. 1, Fall 2017.
Nice work, Mike!
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!
Susan DiRenzo Ashby
On Saturday, October 28th, Susan DiRenzo Ashby and Lori Fielding participated in the New-to-Libraries Network Resume Review Workshop held at the NEO-RLS Headquarters in Hudson. The workshop included a four-person panel session, a Q & A session, and a review of attendee’s resumes and/or CVs. Susan and Lori presented on the differences between a resume and CV, best practices for both, and tips and best practices for submitting online job applications.
Nice work, Susan and Lori!