Maureen Lerch from Wayne Library will be presenting at a poster
session during next week’s ACRL Conference:
“Campus Conversations: Fostering Culture Change through Book Discussion” — Find out how a university branch library planned and facilitated a college wide book discussion series in support of the College’s “Bridges Out of Poverty / Bridges to Campus” strategic initiative to improve the campus climate for first generation and under-resourced students on campus.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
is the higher education association for librarians. The ACRL Conference is your
once-every-two-years opportunity to access the best information, discover new
ideas, and stay at the forefront of the profession. The ACRL 2019 will be held
April 10 – 13, 2019, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. For more information: https://s4.goeshow.com/acrl/national/2019/conference_schedule.cfm
Nice going, Maureen!
Procházka has spent a decade on research of the French musician Jean Wiéner and
it is finally published! He has downloaded a .pdf into the institutional
repository. It’s available at https://works.bepress.com/david-prochazka/5/.
That much perseverance deserves our congratulations! Well done, David!
Fleischer and Newhall Help Produce Documentary
Victor Fleischer in Archival Services and Jamie Newhall in Design & Development Services helped produce a documentary film last fall. Titled “Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War,” the film recounts the story of Summit County residents’ experiences at home and overseas during the “War to End All Wars.” The documentary aired on PBS 45/49 last fall and can be seen online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5BoFr-ov4&feature=youtu.be. DVD copies can also be checked out at Bierce Library.
Fleischer served as researcher, writer, and co-producer, while Newhall served as editor and filmed much of the reenactment footage that appeared in the film. The documentary was produced in partnership with Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
Nicely done, Vic & Jamie!
Sarah Zornes, UL Access Services, graduated this December from Lindenwood University with a Master’s degree of Fine Arts in Writing.
Congratulations on your accomplishment, Sarah!
Sean Kennedy, Collections and Content Strategy Librarian, is the recipient of a 2018 Against the Grain (AGT) Up & Comer Award!
According to AGT, the award is:
“intended for librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession. Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries. They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.”
Sean will be recognized at the Charleston Conference on Tuesday, November 6th, acknowledged in the December/January issue of Against the Grain, and will be featured in a podcast interview.
For more information on the award, use the link below:
Susan Ashby and Mike Monaco presented at the Ohio Innovative Users Group 2018 conference on Friday October 12th, at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.
Susan Ashby presented “Managing Electronic Resource Collections and Batch Loads,” and also helped plan and run the conference.
Mike Monaco presented “Tips and Tricks for Making the Most of Create Lists: Matching and More,” and I co-presented “Authority Control Without Tears,” with Craig Boman of Miami University.
Way to get out there, Mike & Susan!
Tammy Stitz wrote Chapter 16: Training STEM Students in LaTeX in the following publication:
Renfro, Crystal1, firstname.lastname@example.org., and Elisabeth2, email@example.com. Shields. “Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students.” College & Research Libraries News, vol. 78, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 202–205. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.uakron.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eft&AN=122393404&site=eds-live.
Nice work, Tammy!
Melanie Jolynn McGurr, UL Electronic Services
Michael J Monaco, UL Electronic Services
As chair, Melanie McGurr, and vice-chair, Michael Monaco, of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Catalog and Metadata Management Section’s Catalog Form and Function Interest Group, they organized the interest group session at ALA in New Orleans. Mike helped with some of the planning and the slides and Melanie moderated the session. The presentation topics included right-sizing collections and making changes to your Integrated Library System at the Naples Regional Library, adding archival finding aids to the catalog with Marc Edit, and how the Dallas Public Library uses Linked Data. More than 80 people attended the session.
We also presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Technical Services Interest Group, also at ALA. Our presentation was titled “Even You Can Afford Affordable Learning!: Grace Under the Pressure of Open Educational Resources” and followed the Technical Services workflow challenges faced when dealing with Open Educational Resource textbook processing.
Tammy Stitz presented Making your PDFs Universally Accessible at the 2018 Code4Lib Midwest Meeting on June 7, 2018. This presentation discussed the features of accessible PDFs based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 showing how to correct some issues using Adobe Acrobat DC when using a few different programs to generate the PDFs.
Nice work, Tammy!
Jon Miller — Director, The University of Akron Press
In June 2018, Jon Miller gave a presentation, “Opportunities of a Skeleton Crew,” at the Association of University Presses conference.
Well done, Jon!