Coordinator, Cataloging Services,
Mike Monaco presented “Fifty shades of genre” and “Respect your authorities” at the OLC Northwest Chapter conference at Bowling Green State University on May 12, 2017.
Well done, Mike!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
Congratulations on the presentation. Nice work, Kevin!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
OH-TECH needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to our servers. This maintenance will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30-10pm. They are expecting any service outage during that window to be less than 30 minutes. During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.
· ETD Center
· Central Catalog*
· 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, Judy and I 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 regret any inconvenience that this maintenance may cause.
Please email email@example.com with questions or issues.
Manager, Technology Integration
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!