Antunez Receives Grant

The Medical Library Association offered heartfelt congratulations to Marilia Antunez on her selection as the 2020 Continuing Education Grant recipient. Her efforts are contributing to MLA’s second century of excellence and achievement in the health information profession. 

Let’s offer Marilia our congratulations as well!  Well done!

McCullough Wins Grant

Ian McCullough won a professional development grant of (up to) $2,500 to attend the two-day Library Carpentry Workshops in Baltimore this March. This is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern Atlantic Region and “focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities.” Specifically, Ian will be learning about GitHub and getting a brief introduction to Python.

Well done, Ian! 

Marilia Antúnez Recognized for Achieving National Credential

University Libraries is pleased to announce that Marilia Antúnez, Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian, has been nationally recognized by the Medical Library Association (MLA) for attaining membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). The Academy is the credentialing and career development program for health information professionals. Academy membership is based on three areas of achievement: academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment. Ms. Antúnez’s membership was approved at the Distinguished Member level.

University Libraries is proud to have Marilia Antúnez supporting the needs of the health information profession. “We are excited to celebrate this recognition of Ms. Antúnez’s achievements. This is really wonderful news!” Dean Aimée deChambeau.

Offered since 1978, the Academy provides membership to over 1,000 health sciences librarians and information professionals. For more information about MLA, visit MLANET (

Stitz IDEAL Poster Presentation

Tammy Stitz will be presenting the poster, Providing Thesis and Dissertation Support for Engineering Graduate Students: Preliminary Results, at IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives on August 6 and 7, 2019.  In case you are unfamiliar, IDEAL aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. 

Good for you, Tammy!

Stitz Chapter Published

Tammy Stitz wrote Chapter 16: Training STEM Students in LaTeX in the following publication:

Renfro, Crystal1, crenfro1@kennesaw.ed., and Elisabeth2, eshield5@kennesaw.ed. Shields. “Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students.” College & Research Libraries News, vol. 78, no. 4, Apr. 2017, pp. 202–205. EBSCOhost,

Nice work, Tammy!


Stitz Presents

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!