People and Libraries News

Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland Downtown Campus
Joseph Dudley is now serving on the editorial board of the Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Proceedings, published electronically each year.

Cedarville University
Greg Martin, formerly Curriculum Materials Center Librarian at the Centennial Library, became the Collection Services Librarian on July 1. His primary responsibility is the creation and management of the library’s new online institutional repository, DigitalCommons@Cedarville. Greg was also selected to serve on the ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults committee.

Sharon Kerestes joined the Centennial Library faculty on August 1st as the new Curriculum Materials Center Librarian. Sharon served as the Librarian/Media Specialist for a number of schools in the Columbus and Dayton areas, most recently the Westerville City School District, before accepting her current position.

Kent State University
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University welcomes Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., as its new director. Lipinski most recently served as executive associate dean and professor at Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He had previously been director of the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) degree program and professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he also was co-director (and founder) of the Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR). For more see

OhioNET will present Everyday Advocacy workshop and conference on April 25.
Ruth Milligan, communications consultant at Articulation, Inc. and co-curator of the TEDxColumbus events, will lead our morning workshop to help you frame your everyday library stories to resonate with power and effectiveness to your local community leaders. The afternoon will be filled with sessions from your library colleagues, inspiring you to think about the ways you currently advocate everyday and helping you to aspire to new techniques.
More information and a link to registration can be found at

The Library Leadership Ohio 2012 Institute was developed by former attendees, former mentors and the State Librarian to awaken, inspire, and engage library leaders from all types of institutions. LLO 2012 was held at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center in Mt. Sterling, Ohio July 25 – 27, 2012 and facilitated by Ivy Library from Charlottesville, VA.
The Class of 2012 has the distinction of being the first to undertake projects as part of their leadership experience with the Institute. These projects are working to examine and help address some of the many challenges and opportunities that libraries face, including alternate funding, changing spaces, community collaboration, digital initiatives, statewide marketing, and utilization of social networking applications; there is also a library think tank group. As these projects develop, their reports, recommendations, and results will be made available to all at

Wright State University
Mandy ShannonMandy Shannon has joined the University Libraries at Wright State University as a Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian. She most recently worked in the reference department of the Washington-Centerville Public Library in Centerville, OH, and has previously taught as an adjunct instructor in Political Science. Mandy will be working the Communication, Political Science, and Social Work departments as well as the ESL, International Studies, LEAP (Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes), and Women’s Studies programs.

Andrew Harris has been hired as a Metadata Librarian. Andrew joined the library in January. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. Andrew most recently worked for the University of Alabama as an Archival Technician in their Special Collections Library.

University of Toledo
Jodi Jameson, librarian at the Mulford Medical Library and instructor in the College of Nursing was accepted as a Senior Member in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals. The academy is a credentialing program that recognizes librarians in the health sciences for the time and effort invested in their professional development in areas such as continuing education, publishing/presentations, service to professional organizations, and more.

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