Musikproduktion Höflich has reissued Otakar Ostrčil’s Impromptu for orchestra, with a new preface by David Procházka. You can read David’s introduction by following this link: https://repertoire-explorer.musikmph.de/en/product/ostrcil-otakar-5/.
Nice work, David!
On January 20th, Mike Monaco presented a webinar for NEO-RLS: “Getting the Word In: Advocating for Technical Services in a Public Service Profession.” In this webinar, they looked at how Technical Services (TS) supports the public services. They also trouble shot some common scenarios to help participants advocate for TS by explaining how their work supports the mission of the library. To read more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS), go to: https://neo-rls.org/
Nice work, Mike!
Over the past year, David Procházka served on the planning committee for the 2020 OLAC Conference (http://www.olacinc.org/2020conference/). It was originally set to be held in Columbus, but had to switch to online delivery, due to COVID. The conference was held October 13-16, and David moderated half-a-dozen sessions by introducing the speakers, managing scores of questions, and keeping events on schedule. OLAC is a professional organization for catalogers, which supports the development of expertise in cataloging resources in many formats, including video, audio, and three-dimensional objects, by offering format-specific training.
Impressive work, David!
Hayes, Electronic Services, and Zoe Orcutt, Archives, gave a presentation with
Sidney Gao and James Van Mil from the University of Cincinnati on June 16 at
Society of Ohio Archivists virtual conference. The title of the
presentation was “Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy.”
Mike Monaco was awarded a grant through the Library Services and Technology Act for a workshop on teaching news literacy for Ohio librarians. The workshop will be taught online by news media literacy expert Michael Spikes (Northwestern University) in September. Mike, Michael, and Amanda Goodsett (Cleveland State University) will assess the workshop’s effectiveness by analyzing a teaching instrument from each participant before the workshop and as revised after the workshop. Thanks to this grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio, the workshop will be offered for free.
Mike Monaco presented “The life-changing magic of RegEx” at the Library Collective’s 2020 conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Thursday, March 12. This was a hands-on workshop introducing the attendees to what regular expressions (RegEx) are and how to use them to match different patterns in text or data, using games. His co-presenter, Kathryn Lybarger of the University of Kentucky, was unable to attend this conference due to illness.
In addition, he published:
Report of the Catalog Form & Function Interest Group
Meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June
2019, Technical Services Quarterly, 37:2, 201-202, DOI:
Nice work, Mike!
Steve Kaufman, Senior Instructional Designer, was thoughtful
enough to share several interesting things going on. Steve and Sean Kennedy, UL Electronic
Services, are representing UA’s Affordable Learning Initiative.
- Our Affordable Learning
Initiative has been accepted to present a panel on “Designing
for Open: Success Stories in Implementing Open Textbooks and Resources” on
February 28th at Cleveland State’s OpenCon Cleveland 2020. We will
be bringing our faculty development teams to present on the process of adopting
an open textbook and share the results of student surveys.
Other UA faculty development teams presenting are as follows:
Intro to Geography
– Meera Chatterjee
– Jeremy Spencer
– Sheri Schulte
– Scott Bible
Intro to Social Welfare
– Michele Thornton
– Naomi White
– Baomei Zhao
Humanities in the Western Tradition
– Rose Eichler
- Kaufman and
Kennedy also submitted a proposal and have been accepted to present at the New
Explorations in Teaching Conference (NEXT) on March 13th. Same
presentation, different audience.
- On January 31st,
Kaufman will be the keynote speaker for North Carolina’s Quality Matters
Consortium kickoff meeting. He will be presenting “Building a Statewide Culture
of Quality”, which shows how 60 institutions in Ohio work together to provide
professional development and course reviews to our members.
Impressive work, Steve & Sean!
Mark Bloom and Brittany Hayes presented at OhioDIG on November 14, 2019 at the Columbus Metro Library. They gave a PowerPoint presentation titled “Sharing Initial Steps on a Digital Preservation Policy and Program at The University of Akron.” OhioDIG stands for Ohio Digitization Interest Group. It meets every other month. For more information, check their website: https://ohiodig.org/
Nice teamwork, Mark & Brittany!
to Rita Sausmikat and Laracarina Suarez, Friends of the University Library
it for Rita and La! As qualified recipients of the 2019/2020 Friends of the
University Library Professional Development Scholarship, these future
librarians are pursuing their studies in graduate library science programs.
They have demonstrated potential for accomplishments in librarianship and each
will receive a scholarship to assist with funding their education.
scholarship recipients will also be recognized at a library ceremony in the
Spring Semester 2020, where the recipients’ names will be added to a library
plaque. We wish them success!
Thank you to the Scholarship Committee for their thoughtful
Once again, Kudos to Rita Sausmikat and Laracarina Suarez!