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Tech Services at OVGTSL

Gregg Harris, Joy Ramos, Jennifer Davis, Tracie Pickett, Melanie McGurr, and Mike Monaco presented at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) 2024 Conference in Dublin, Ohio.

Mike Monaco, Tracie Pickett, Jennifer Davis, Gregg Harris, Joy Ramos presented When you have a minute, tell me everything you know: express cataloger training for ETDs.

Melanie co-presented with Kent State’s Sean Kennedy discussing the Benefits and limitations of data-driven decision making during large scale weeding projects.

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General Interest Professional Development

Monaco Presentations

On May 19, Mike Monaco, Cataloging Services, presented “Advocating for Technical Services Before and During a Migration,” at the NOTSL (Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians)  Spring Meeting at Cuyahoga County College Business Center East.

On July 15, Mike  will give an online presentation for Library Administrators Council of Northern Illinois (LACONI), “Transforming Metadata with MarcEdit.”   Join him for this free webinar:  – https://www.laconi.net/events

Nice work, Mike!

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Electronic Services General Interest Professional Development

Monaco Published & Serving

Mike Monaco’s book, The Highest Level of All : The story of Fantasy Wargaming (illustrated by Heather J. Ford, Bradley University) was published by Carnegie-Melon University’s ETC Press. It’s published under an open access license so that a free PDF available for download. Details here: https://press.etc.cmu.edu/books/highest-level-all

This year Mike is also serving as Coordinator of the Ohio Library Council’s Technical Services Division Action Council and Vice Chair of the OhioLINK DIAD policy team.

Nicely done, Mike!

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General Interest Professional Development

McGurr Active Professionally

Melanie McGurr was recently elected Vice-President/President Elect for the Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) for 2022-23, which means she will be President of the Board in 2023-2024.

 

Sean Kennedy, Kevin Garewal, and Melanie McGurr recently had an article accepted for publication in Library Resources & Technical Services. The title of the article is “Manager perspectives on the prevalence, impact, and management of work-related burnout in academic library technical services workers,” and it will be published in October of 2022.

 

Really nice work, Melanie!

 

 

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General Interest Science & Technology Library

Antunez Review Accepted

Marilia Antunez’s submission to a resource review (1000+ word manuscript) of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA). JMLA is open access and it is the official journal of the Medical Library Association.

Nice going, Marilia!

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Electronic Services General Interest Professional Development

McGurr Collaborates & Presents

Sean Kennedy (Kent State University), Melanie McGurr, and Kevin Garewal (University of Rochester) will be presenting their preliminary research concerning management of work-related burnout in academic library technical services departments at the 2022 virtual Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) in April.

Sean Kennedy, Gregg Harris, and Melanie McGurr will be presenting at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians in May at the 2022 hybrid conference in Bloomington, Indiana. Their presentation will focus on the use of Excel, Teams, and Sierra along with GreenGlass to streamline a collections merger.

Nice teamwork, Melanie!

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Monaco Conference Report

Mike Monaco, Cataloging Services, wrote a report on the OVGTSL 2021 conference which was published this month in Technical Services Quarterly. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07317131.2021.2011131

OVGTSL (The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians) held their 2021 meeting online, and the conference committee was chaired by Melanie McGurr. On a side note, this was the conference we tried to host at UA in 2020 before COVID made that impossible.

Nice work, Mike!

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Electronic Services General Interest Professional Development

Monaco Presenting MARCs of Quality

Mike Monaco will be presenting a webinar for NEO-RLS next week, “MARCs of Quality.” It’s on evaluating bibliographic (catalog) records. The full info is here:

http://mms.neo-rls.org/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=64940

Nice work, Mike!

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General Interest Professional Development

Fleischer Presents at ALAO Conference

Vic Fleischer, University Archivist & Head of Archives and Special Collections, presented “What Else Can Happen?: Disaster Planning and Recovery in the Age of COVID” last week, October 2021, at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference.   Fleischer highlighted the flood that occurred in Archives and Special Collections last March and stressed the importance of having a disaster response and recovery plan in place.  He also discussed lessons learned from the flood, which was exacerbated by the pandemic, and the importance of addressing a pandemic and its associated issues in disaster plans. 

Nicely done, Vic!

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Electronic Services General Interest Professional Development

Monaco Presentation

On October 15th, Mike Monaco presented as part of panel, “Sheltering, Surviving and Thriving in Place: A View From Technical Services.”   The presentation was a program for the Ohio Library Council’s 2021 Convention & Expo in Columbus, Ohio. The other panelists were Karen Sykeny (Massillon Public Library) and Misty Alvaro (Columbus Metropolitan Library). We spoke about how our libraries, especially in technical services, dealt with the changes to our staffing and work conditions during the pandemic, and what we learned. I was also able to attend the first two days of the conference on October 13-14 because of an ALAO Continuing Education grant I was awarded, which paid for my accommodations and registration.

Nice representation, Mike!