People & Library News

Bowling Green State University

Dr. Marcia Suterjoined the Bowling Green State University Libraries in September as Interim Chair of the Library Teaching & Learning Department. Dr. Suter brings a wealth of library administrative experience from her former positions with The University of Toledo, most recently as Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the University Libraries; and, previously as Director of Library Services, Main Campus Libraries, eLearning, and Academic Support; Interim Assistant Dean for Access and Information Services of the University Libraries; chair of the University Libraries Faculty; and Director of the Learning Resource Center. She also co-chaired the North Central Association Re-Accreditation Steering Committee for The University of Toledo. Dr. Suter also is experienced with strategic planning, space planning, instruction, and collection development.Colleen Boff has been appointed to the position of Interim Associate Dean at Bowling Green State University Libraries. In her position as Interim Associate Dean, Colleen will supervise the NW Ohio Regional Book Depository Supervisor; coordinate the assessment of library operations and services; collaborate with campus constituents to develop and enhance programs and services for students, faculty, and the community; assist with developing, implementing, and assessing the annual and strategic planning initiatives as well as policies and plans that support the research and curricular needs of the University community; plan and oversee UL capital improvements and other operations-related projects; and other duties as appropriate.

Katie Mihaly was hired as the Library Associate 2 (Reserves Supervisor) at Bowling Green State University Libraries. Katie comes from the Carlson Library at the University of Toledo, where she has supervised the circulation desk as well as OhioLINK processing functions, and has been responsible for course reserves and processing interlibrary loan articles.

Kent State University

Exhibitions on display at Kent State Special Collections and Archives this fall and winter include A Doorway to the Work of W.S. Merwin, being held in honor of this current U.S. Poet Laureate’s October 2011 visit to campus and featuring selected works from his long career. Civil War Collections, commemmorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, focuses on materials relating to Ohio’s contributions to the war, including biographies of soldiers and civilians, regimental histories, and social histories of the war’s impact in the region. Featured items include personal papers of Ohio soldiers and Union Army officers as well as Civil War poetry and literature. And Babar the Elephant’s 80th Birthday showcases Kent State’s unique collection of over 3,600 Babar-related items including original artworks, books, posters, and toys. Additionally, materials from a previous exhibit, The Nature of Natural Science, are now available online: the hand-list of the exhibit ( as well as a podcast of Dr. Matthew Crawford’s lecture presented in conjunction with the exhibit on the role that book publishing and illustration played in the history of science in the early modern era (

Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University Library is pleased to announce that Michael W. Johnson has joined the staff as Circulation Librarian. Michael holds an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Colorado College and Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Prior to attending Library School, Michael taught for 2 years in China at Shanghai University and Nankai University.

Southern State Community College

Southern State Community College recently announced plans to expand by building two new campuses. The present South Campus at 12681 US Route 62, Sardinia, will eventually move to a new location at Mt. Orab in Brown County. The college will also build a smaller campus in Adams County near the Adams County Hospital. Both new campuses will be located on SR 32. For more information about the campus expansion plans at SSCC:

A program on therapeutic music will be held at the South Campus LRC in January. This event is located at our Facebook site:!/event.php?eid=183966545011256.

The new Fayette Campus LRC manager is Kari Jones. Kari replaces Carissa Thatcher at our campus in Washington CH. Carissa is now the LRC manager at our South Campus. Kari has prior experience working in the Watson Library at Wilmington College. She is enthusiastic about her new job and looks forward to helping the college community and One Stop patrons from Fayette County.

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