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!

Amy Freels’ Cover Wins Prize

veronicaA UA Press cover submitted by Amy Freels was selected as a winner in the 2016 Book, Jacket and Journal Show.

Judging for the show took place January 21-22 at the AAUP Central Office in New York City. This year, 258 books, 3 Journals, and 348 jacket and cover designs were submitted for a total of 609 unique entries. The jurors carefully selected 37 books and 40 jackets and covers as the very best examples from this pool of excellent design.

The 2016 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show will premiere at the AAUP Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, June 16-18, 2016. Afterward, the show will be exhibited at member presses around the country from September 2016 through May 2017.

Congrats, Amy!

Everett Awarded Two National Scholarships

Stephanie Dawson Everett was recently awarded two significant national scholarships towards the completion of a Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree.

The American Library Association (ALA) selected Stephanie as a 2015-2016 Spectrum Scholar awarding her with a one-year, non-renewable award of $5,000 in scholarship funds and reserving $1,500 for her participation in ALA and the 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. She was designated as the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Scholar in this year’s Spectrum cohort.

She was also selected as an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 2015-17 Diversity Scholar. This honor provides a financial award of up to $10,000 towards tuition and expenses to attend the 2016 ARL Leadership Institute Symposium held in Boston. Additional award benefits include a site visit to a sponsored research library, $2,500 for professional development, and a student membership in a professional organization.

Both scholarships seek to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse professionals in the field of library and information science to best position libraries at the core of today’s culturally diverse communities. Selections were made based on the applicant’s commitment to diversity, commitment to entering the library profession, demonstrated community outreach, academic ability and achievements, and leadership potential.

Stephanie is currently pursuing the Library Management track at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. She expects to complete her MLIS in the fall of 2016.

Save the Date: UL Service Awards April 22

Our annual service awards celebration will be WEDNESDAY April 22 from 3-4:30pm in Bierce 351 (Staff Room).

We’ll be celebrating:

Employee Service Milestones
Graduating Senior Student Assistants
Outstanding Student Employee Award Recipients

as well as Administrative Professionals Day and Earth Day… needless to say there will be cake!

Mark your calendar and please share with your students.

2015 FOL Outstanding Student Award Committee Selected

Thanks to all the volunteers for your willingness to serve on this committee to recognize our wonderful student employees! This year’s committee will be:

  1. Tonya Becker
  2. Shelley Blundell
  3. John Kline
  4. Joe Williams

The committee will meet shortly and nomination information will be distributed soon. The award(s) will be given at our service awards celebration at the end of April.

Don Appleby Awarded Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award

Don Appleby was awarded the prestigious Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award during the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Annual Conference on October 25, 2013.

The award recognizes an individual who has promoted academic libraries and librarianship statewide and who has provided leadership in the promotion of ALAO through service such as committee membership, executive board office, or interest group office.

Don was nominated by Alisa Mizikar of Wittenberg University. A member since 2005, he was recognized for his many years of service on the Executive Board as well as the Conference Planning Committee. Don is currently serving his second term as Treasurer.

Congrats, Don!

Recent Scholarly and Professional Activity in UL

Please join me in recognizing our colleagues for their recent scholarly and professional activity. I apologize if I missed any of your recent accomplishments. Please e-mail me directly and I will include you in the next listing.

Susan Ashby:

– Panel Session “Zen and the Art of a Sierra Migration” at the Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group Conference. September 21, 2012 in Akron, OH.

– Co-Presented “Implementing Sierra” at the Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group Conference. September 21, 2012 in Akron, OH.

– Presented “Demand Driven Acquisitions” at the Eastern Great Lakes Innovative Users Group Conference. September 21, 2012 in Akron, OH.

– Accepted and started a 3-three year appointment as a System Functional Expert for the Innovative Users Group.

Lori Fielding:

– Received the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative.

Jeff Franks:

– Franks, Jeffrey A. Consult Me First: Building Consultative Relationships between Top-Level and Mid-Level Library Managers. In Managing in the Middle. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012.

– Franks, Jeffrey A. The Poor Administrator and You: Survival Tips for the Mid-Level Manager In Managing in the Middle. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012.

Mike Hawkins:

– Michael Hawkins. Review of Fischer, Klaus P., Hitler and America. H-German, H-Net Reviews. March, 2013, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=36049.

Michelle Mascaro:

– Gainer, Emily and Michelle Mascaro. “Faster Digital Output: Using Student Workers to Create Metadata for a Grant-Funded Project.” Provenance, v. 30 (2012):8-28.

– Bibliographic Standards Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. Examples to Accompany Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Cataloging Distribution Service, 2013. In Catalogers Desktop. http://desktop.loc.gov. (Specifically, I am acknowledged in the introduction for conducting final proofreading and formatting of the examples.)

– Co-moderated with Christine DeZelar-Tiedman, University of Minnesota, a discussion session titled “Directing without a Script: Strategies for Successful Technical Services Project Management” at the Rare Book and Manuscript Section Preconference in Minneapolis, Minn., June 23-26, 2013.

Mike Tosko:

– “RTÉ Archives: Raidio Teilifis Eireann” Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 50.5 (2013): 840-.

– “Atlas of the Great Irish Famine.” Booklist 109.8 (2012): 27-.

– “The African American Electorate: A Statistical History.” Booklist 109.6 (2012): 28-.

– “Eyewitness to World War II: The Epic Story of History’s Greatest Conflict.” Booklist 109.6 (2012): 28-.

– “The Literature of War.” Booklist 109.6 (2012): 28-.