Kiffany Francis, Chair (Cleveland State)
ALAO TEDSIG seeks nominations for the first annual TEDDY Award. This award recognizes an individual’s significant contributions to the technical, electronic or digital services fields. Contributions may include service, innovative practices, presentations, publications, and leadership in the profession. TEDSIG Co-Chairs will award the TEDDY during the ALAO Annual Conference. Along with an award plaque the recipient of the TEDDY will receive two free registrations to a future TEDSIG spring meeting workshop, one for themselves and the other for a colleague or library school student of their choice, and TEDS, the TEDSIG mascot. To be eligible for the TEDDY, the nominee must be a current ALAO member, who has worked in or is currently working in an Ohio academic library in the area of technical, electronic, or digital services.
To nominate an individual please provide the following information:
Name of nominee
Nominee’s position title ·
Nominee’s college or university ·
Nominee’s ALAO and TEDSIG activities ·
Your rationale for nominating this individual.
Please include the nominee’s contributions to the field at the local, regional, and/or national level and your name and contact information, including phone and email . You may nominate more than one person if desired. Current TEDSIG Co-Chairs are ineligible for the TEDDY. Please mail or email your nominations by OCTOBER 1, 2009 to:
Michael Schwartz Library
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., RT 305I
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
TEDSIG Spring Meeting
TEDSIG held its Spring Meeting with the theme, “Electronic Serials: Getting Them and Keeping Them,” at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio on Friday, April 24, 2009 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. The keynote speaker was Regina Romano Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, from the Library of Congress who spoke on the topic of “Taming the E-Serials Beast: Challenges and Solutions.” We also convened a panel of Ohio academic librarians who deal with e-serials issues.
• Susan Banoun, Cataloging Unit, Head, in the Serials and Electronic
• Resource Dept, University of Cincinnati, “Catch a Tiger by its Tail?: The Challenges of Cataloging Electronic Resources.”
• Barbara Dunham, Electronic Resources Librarian, The Ohio State University, “E-Serials Are Like Herding Cats.”
• Deberah England, Electronic Resources Librarian, Wright State University, “Welcome to the jungle: E-beasts and the quest to cage them.”
• Yuezeng Shen, Head of Cataloging, Cleveland State University, “Electronic serials: Collaborative management across departments.”
A NASIG Continuing Education Committee Grant provided additional financial support for the meeting. Our total attendance, including the speakers, was 66. Eleven registered specifically as NASIG members, there were two students, 26 were non-members. We received a great deal of positive feedback about the meeting. Special recognition goes to TEDSIG member Cynthia Whitacre that helped with the local arrangements for the meeting and to Kristine Kinzer who recorded the meeting for a report for the “Serials Spoken Here” column in Serials Review.
In April, TEDSIG elected its new co-chair. Chris Thornton, Head of Serials at Case Western Reserve University, was elected TEDSIG co-chair as of this June. The 2009-2010 co-chairs would like to express appreciation to Rocki Strader for her dedication and hard work on behalf of TEDSIG this past year.