Columbus State Community College
Jane Breitmeier (Supervisor, Technical Services and Document Management System) retired after eleven years of service at Columbus State Community College. Congratulations and best wishes to Jane.
Shona Wainwright was awarded Staff Employee of the Month by the College. Shona was critical to a variety of College wide initiatives including and has worked quietly and effectively in the Educational Resources Center as office associate for more than twenty years.
Derek Zoladz begins his position as full time Reference and Instruction Librarian in September. Derek graduated from Kent State University in 2010 and previously worked as a part time Reference Librarian at Columbus State Community College. He brings an engaging, technology-driven instructional style to the team
Gary Charles, a former Analyst in the Information Technology Division, begins full time employment in the Library in the Document Management System as a Systems Administrator in September.
Bruce Massis (Library Director) and Angel Gondek (Supervisor, Circulation and Multimedia Support) coauthored an article “Bedbugs in Our US Libraries” published in New Library World.
Jeremy Smith, formerly Jazz Archivist at Duke University, joined the Oberlin library staff as Conservatory Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection on August 1. Smith holds degrees from University of South Carolina Honors College, Regent University of Virginia Beach, and Duke University, where he earned both the Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Musicology (2008), with a specialization in jazz studies. As the first Jazz Archivist at Duke, Smith established policies and procedures in collection development, technical services, and reference assistance, and was responsible for outreach, fundraising, event programming, and publicity. He also designed an audio workstation for Duke and developed and implemented a workflow for preservation-quality analog-to-digital audio conversion. One of his first priorities is to oversee the transfer of the extensive Neumann Collection to Oberlin from its present location in Chicago.
Sara Harrington has joined Ohio University Libraries in the position of Head of Arts & Archives. Dr. Harrington received her Ph.D. in Art History, her M.A. in Art History and her M.L.S. — all from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and where she was most recently the Art Librarian at the New Brunswick Libraries. She received her B.A. in Art History and French from Boston College. She has extensive teaching experience, an established publication record and graduate assistant experience in special collections, and she is active in the American Library Association. In her new position, she will provide leadership and direction for the Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections, the Harris Fine Arts Library and the Music/Dance Library. Her work will further enhance and integrate art and archival collections into the research and the curriculum at Ohio University.
Sinclair Community College Library
Sinclair Library welcomes Andrea Christman as Technical Services and Systems Librarian. Andrea brought her nine years of professional experience from the Dayton Metro Library. She is uploading new records and enhancing our library database. She is also supervising and maintaining quality control of our library’s integrated system. Andrea is a marathon runner. Of course, we are delighted that she has joined our team and are confident that we are up to speed.
Southern State Community College
Congratulations to Mary Ayres on her retirement following over thirty years at Southern State. Mary was also an active member of ALAO, most recently acting as chair of the Support Staff Interest Group.
Douglas K. Lehman, Director of Thomas Library at Wittenberg University is now the Chair of the ACRL College Libraries Section. He is also the Chair of the ACRL Marketing Academic and Research Libraries Committee.