Bowling Green State University
Liz Tousey is the newest University Libraries employee at BGSU. Liz began as the> Library Associate 2 in the Music Library & Sound Recordings Archives on November 2, 2009. Along with a recent degree from Kent State University’s Library and Information Science program, Liz also brings her work experience from the Jones Music Library at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University has been a participant in Amazon’s Kindle DX pilot to explore e-book technology as a textbook platform. The Kelvin Smith Library’s involvement was highlighted in a recent article.
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium held their 2009 conference on Nov. 9-15 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with the theme: Text Encoding in the Era of Mass Digitization. Rich Wisneski, Virginia Dressler and Stephanie Church presented a panel discussion on their efforts in a small library to digitize and text-encode books on the history of Cleveland, Ohio. They included a detailed analysis of their methodology followed by discussions with the audience.
Arlene Sievers-Hill presented a concurrent session at the 29th Charleston Conference – Issues in Book and Serial Acquisitions entitled How and why to write and Acquisitions Procedure Manual. It featured a video embedded in the online manual. She also participated as a presenter at a half day Preconference: Negotiating with Vendors, the Dos and Don’ts. Participants included an attorney specializing in scholarly publishing issues, the CEO of a Subscription Agency and well-known figures in scholarly publishing and library acquisitions.
Brian Gray presented “Librarians Develop a Second Life to Reach More People” at Kent State University’s Student Chapter of the Special Library Association’s Spring Symposium (February, 2009) entitled “Emerging Digital Technologies and the Special Library”. More information can be found at the Symposium website.
OHIONET Elects New Board Members using New (Greener) Election Process
The December 4th OHIONET Board meeting welcomed Ms. Suzette Burlingame (Stark County District Library), Ms. Sheila Campbell (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Library), and Mr. Douglas Kaylor (Sinclair Community College), who are newly elected to the Board of Trustees, and Mr. Don Barlow (Westerville Public Library), who is a newly re-elected Board Member
With great appreciation OHIONET also acknowledged the service of outgoing trustees Ms. Gayle Patton, Treasurer, (Mansfield-Richland County Public Library) and Ms. Virginia Saha, Board Liaison for Redesign (Case Western Reserve University).
This year’s Board elections marked a new chapter in OHIONET history. Thanks to the services of Votenet, OHIONET was able to achieve a higher rate of participation in Board elections, save costs on postage and mailing, and save paper. As an added bonus, Votenet has made a donation for ten new trees through Sustainable Harvest International in honor of OHIONET’s move to online voting. It was rewarding to use “greener” communications, while improving efficacy and cooperative engagement, and have trees planted in our name — all at the same time! Thank you to our academic members for your votes, support and participation.
University of Toledo
University of Toledo Librarians Alice Crosetto, coordinator for Collection Development and Acquisitions, and Mark Horan, Librarian for the Judith Herb College of Education, paired up with their colleague, Rajinder Garcha professor emerita to publish Disabilities and Disorders in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-1. This volume is a part of Scarecrow Press’s Literature for Youth Series, and is the twelfth book of the series.
Alice Crosetto notes, “We’re very proud of the book because the importance of educators, parents – anybody – being able to locate books, journals, even websites, on disabilities & disorders (AD/HD, autism, bipolar, visually impaired and many more covered in the book).”
Youngstown State University
Jim Kapoun is the new Associate Director and Head of Information Services at Maag Library, Youngstown State University. He has a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and a MDIV from Luther Seminary both in Minnesota. He has his MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Away from the library Jim enjoys spending time with his family and loves to hike.