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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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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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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!

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McGurr Serving on Boards

Melanie McGurr was elected to the Board of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEORLS) as the Academic Library representative for the July 2021 to June 2024 term. Melanie previously served as the Academic Library representative when she was appointed to finish out Dean Aimee deChambeau’s term on the Board from 2020-2021. Melanie will also continue to serve on the Finance Committee as part of her Board duties.

Melanie was also appointed to the Editorial Board of the University of Akron Press. Her three-year term begins August 2021.

Nice representation, Melanie!

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Procházka Preface Added

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!

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Monaco Presentation

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! 

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Procházka Committee Work

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!

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Hayes & Orcutt Present Online

Brittany 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.” 

Great teamwork!

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Monaco Gets Grant

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.

Nice going, Mike!