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, email@example.com., and Elisabeth2, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Tammy Stitz and Shelly Blundell had the following article published:
Evaluating the accessibility of online library guides at an academic library. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018).
Find it at: http://dx.doi.org/10.17411/jacces.v8i1.145
Well done, Tammy!
Melanie McGurr presented “So Much to Do and So Little Help: Migrating a Small Consortium,” with Demetria Patrick at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) 2018 Conference at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, on May 14.
Mike Monaco presented “Automating Authority Control,” also at the OVGTSL 2018 Conference on May 14th.