People & Libraries News

Bowling Green State University

Joshua Vossler is the new Coordinator of Library Instruction in the Library Teaching and Learning Department of the University Libraries. Joshua comes to BGSU from Costal Carolina University where, as the Information Literacy/Reference Librarian, he developed and coordinated a one-credit information literacy lab course; served as project manager for a series of instructional videos; acted as coordinator of student learning outcomes; and worked in collaboration to design and implement information literacy curricula and assessment measures. In addition, Joshua has held positions at the University of Texas Arlington, University of North Dakota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Dakota State University.

Colleen Boff has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean effective July 1, 2012. In her new position as Associate Dean, Colleen will supervise the NW Ohio Regional Book Depository Supervisor and Library Information and Technology Services; coordinate the UL Department Chairs in the absence of the Dean; 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.

Kent State University

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University announces the appointment of Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., as its new director. Lipinski will join the department in January 2013 to replace Richard Rubin, Ph.D., who left in 2010 to become Kent State’s associate provost for extended education.

Lakeland Community College Library

Emily Szymanski has been hired as a full-time reference librarian at Lakeland Community College Library. Emily is coming to Lakeland from the Eshleman Library at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI.

Northeast Ohio Medical University


Heather McEwen presented two papers at the Medical Library Association meeting in May. She presented “Theory and Practice à la Yogi Berra: The Interprofessional Education of Medical and Pharmacy Students in Evidence Based Medicine” with Michelle Cudnik, Lisa Weiss, Rienne Johnson, and Beth Layton. She also presented “The Research Ironman: Collaboration, Outreach, and Evidence Based Mental Health” with Rienne Johnson and Beth Layton.

Ohio Library Support Staff Institute

OLSSI will be holding its 11th annual conference July 22 – 24 at Wright State University.
The same price for 11 straight years: $225.00
A complete list of classes and the registration form can be found at:

Shawnee State University


Connie Salyers Stoner, the director of Clark Memorial Library, retired at the end of April. Having previously worked as a librarian at both Antioch and Urbana, Connie joined the SSU staff as a reference librarian in 1988, served as Associate Director from 1990 – 2008, and assumed the position of director in 2008. Connie may well be best remembered for her interest in politics; she participated in and organized many activities for Shawnee State’s Women’s Center, the local and Ohio League of Women Voters (State Board of Directors), ALA’s Legislative Day, and the Law and Political Science Section of ACRL (Chair).

University of Toledo

In January, Bridget Faricy-Beredo, RN, MLIS, became the Clinical Medical Librarian at the Mulford Health Science Library at the University of Toledo. Previously, she worked as an information literacy lecturer at the Carlson Library at UT, Beaumont Hospitals of Michigan, and other academic libraries. Having a background in nursing and experience with direct patient care, Bridget hopes to pilot projects to engage medical students on the units as well as in the traditional classroom and library settings.

Bridget Faricy is the winner of the 2012 ALAO Continuing Education Grant. This grant is awarded is awarded each year to support the cost of participating in professional development opportunities.

Wright State University

In May, Maureen Barry was awarded Wright State University’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

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