People & Libraries News

Bowling Green State University

Mike Intranuovo began employment as the Records Manager/Assistant University Archivist at Bowling Green State University Libraries on May 1, 2013. Mike brings a great deal of experience in records management and archival preservation. He holds an MLS with a specialization in archives from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Bryand & Stratton College Cleveland, Downtown Campus

Joseph M. Dudley (Campus Librarian) presented “Maintenance and Development of the Library Web Portal at Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland Downtown Campus” at the TCC 2013 Worldwide Online Conference and also served as a member of the conference staff. The complete paper appears in the conference Proceedings.

Case Western Reserve University

Jodene Carrasquillo was hired as Finance and Assessment Manager, Library Planning, Budgets & Assessment team on February 25, 2013.

Arlene Sievers-Hill Collection Officer, Research Services team, retired on March 3, 2013 after 23 years at the library.

Kelvin Smith Library partnered with the University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Pet Pals Program to sponsor four visits by therapy dogs to relieve stress for students during final exams.

This April, Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship held a colloquium that focused on how producing and supporting digital scholarship is a necessarily collaborative process and is better because of it. Speakers from Emory University, THATCamp, Research Data Alliance, College of Wooster, NITLE and the University of Cincinnati were joined by representatives from Kelvin Smith Library to share their thoughts on how collaborative processes have brought a new level of discovery and understanding in support of scholarship. For more information and to view colloquium videos, visit

Five Colleges of Ohio

Ohio Five science librarians Alison Ricker (Oberlin), Moriana Garcia (Denison), and Deborah Peoples (Ohio Wesleyan) presented a panel discussion at the recent ACRL conference in Indianapolis. Their topic, “Embracing Troublesome Knowledge: Information Literacy Threshold Concepts in the Natural Sciences” was inspired by a Five Colleges of Ohio workshop at OWU last summer with Char Booth. Their panel session included discussion of theory as well as descriptions of how the incorporation and identification of threshold concepts has impacted the pedagogy of the three science librarians. The session was well attended and break out groups during the session were both lively and captivated by this new approach to information literacy. Wright State chemistry librarian Mary Ann Baker Jones and College of Wooster science librarian Rebecca Pappert assisted their colleagues by helping to moderate two of the break out groups.

Kent State University

MacDonald 2013Karen MacDonald has been named the new Business Librarian. She also serves as director of professional development in the Business and Finance division of the Special Libraries Association.

BurhannaKenneth Burhanna has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Engagement and Outreach. Previously serving as a First Year Experience Librarian and Head of Instructional Services, Ken begins service to Kent State University as the newest member of Dean James Bracken’s leadership team, Burhanna seeks to provide leadership, direction and motivation to the public service departments of the library.

Philip_smallKent State University’s department of Special Collections and Archives houses the archives of the Comparative and International Education Society. The Society “was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices.”
One of its co-founders was the late Dr. Gerald Read, KSU professor of education. The collection had grown to a large size since its establishment here in 1981, and processing this complex archive had become a challenge. Cara Gilgenbach, Head of Special Collections and Archives, submitted a proposal for funding to the organization, and CIES decided last year to kick-start a major processing update by providing funding ($3,000) for a student employee to work on the project. Special Collections hired KSU undergraduate history major Philip Shackelford to work on Phase I processing, which took place throughout the 2012/13 academic year. The department has also made a proposal to have the funding renewed at the same level for Phase II processing. This will enable the department to bring
the collection’s processing fully up to date.

Lakeland Community College

Lakeland Community College Library faculty have been selected to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) program “Assessment in Action (AiA): Academic Libraries and Student Success.” The library’s application was selected from a nationwide pool of 98 applicants for the program’s inaugural year. AiA is a national learning community created to facilitate collaboration among colleges and universities implementing action learning projects to document “the impact of the library on student success and contributing to assessment activities” on campus. Library faculty will partner with English faculty and staff in Institutional Research to complete a project that measures the impact of library instruction on student success. This year-long, collaborative project supports the assessment of the college’s learning outcomes from the departmental to the institutional levels.

Miami University, Miami University Hamilton and Miami University Middletown

Congratulations to librarians who received promotion and continuing contract: Stacy Brinkman, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Jacqueline Johnson, Krista McDonald, Andy Revelle, Kwabena Sekyere, Mark Shores, and Beth Tumbleson. And, an additional congratulations goes to John Burke and John Millard on their promotions to principal librarian.
Katie Gibson

has been elected as Secretary of the Western European Studies Section of ACRL

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Heather McEwen presented at a combined conference, “One Health: Information in an Interdependent World, a federated international meeting incorporating the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA ’13), the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC) in Boston, MA on May 3-8, 2013. She presented “Interprofessional Small Group Assignments for Medical and Pharmacy Students” with Michelle Cudnic, Kristin Baughman, Michael Hewit, and Lisa Weiss. She also presented “It Takes a Village – Collaborating to Avoid Plagiarism” with Rienne Johnson, Julie Aultman, Michelle Cudnic, Lisa Weiss, and Beth Layton. During the poster sessions she presented “Evidence Based Medicine Integration into Medicine Curriculum” with Rienne Johnson, LuAnne Stockton, Beth Layton, Janice Spalding, Lisa Weiss, and David Sperling, and “Contribution of Librarians to a Fellowship in Academic Medicine Program” with Rienne Johnson, and Ellen Whiting.


On February 8th, Terra State Community College went live with Innovative Millennium ILS on the Ohio Shared Library Server (OSLS) administered by OHIONET. Terra State Community College is the eighth college to migrate onto the system. Please visit for more information about the project.

Embracing eBooks is a workshop presented by the State Library of Ohio, OLC and OHIONET, funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The daylong event will provide opportunities to listen to other professionals discuss best practices, learn the legal ramifications of circulating eReaders, hear about the work being done with publishers to widen the library eBook market, and network with colleagues about their successes and failures. A wide range of devices will be available in a hands-on lab. The keynote will be presented by ALAO president, Sue Polanka. More information and a link to registration can be found at

Ohio Libraries Support Staff Institute

OLSSI awarded 3 scholarships to first time conference attendees. They went to:
Sarah Crissinger, Wright Memorial Public Library in Dayton, Ohio
Sarah Maguire, Langsam Library, University of Cincinnati
Jennifer Ziegler, Defiance Public Library in Defiance, Ohio

Social media updates: OLSSI is now posting open library positions on our Facebook page, three or four at a time – We’ve also recently started new pages on Twitter ( and on Pintrest ( Please check our blog for daily about the upcoming conference & our ‘Noir’ theme:
Monday: Noir Book of the week.
Tuesday: Class announcement.
Wednesday: Film Noir of the week.
Thursday: Noir Graphic Novel of the week.
Friday: Site info, updates, Misc.

Registration for OLSSI 2013 runs through July 7th and is still $225.00 (12 straight years).
The conference itself is July 28 – 30 at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. More information is available here:

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

The Jeanette Albiez Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande, Ohio will soon begin offering access to a new digital oral history project designed to collect, preserve and exhibit stories of local Appalachian culture and heritage. Funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio River Tales project was initiated by the university’s Office of Cultural Advancement to create greater awareness to the local area’s rich and diverse heritage. Access to the Ohio River Tales project’s website and digital resources will be made available through the Jeanette Albiez Davis Library website at in early June. For more details, contact Amy Wilson, Reference Outreach Specialist, Jeanette Albiez Davis Library, at 1.800.282.7201, extension 7382 or

University of Toledo

Alice Crosetto presented at several recent conferences:
“An Award of Their Own: The Creation of a Book Award for the Arab American Community” for the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: “Social Entrepreneurship in Action” at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, 16 & 17 May 2013, with Mark Horan, The University of Toledo, Associate Professor.

“The Librarian as Scholar” roundtable discussion at the 2013 ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) National Conference, 10-13 April 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, with Daniel E. Feinberg, The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD.

“Learning about Death: What Children Learn about Death from Their Literature” for the Death in Children’s Literature from Around the World panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) conference in Boston, 21-24 March 2013.

Wittenberg University

Douglas K. Lehman, Library Director at Wittenberg University, was elected to serve a three-year term as ACRL Councilor. He will represent ACRL on the ALA Council. His term begins at the end of ALA Annual in July 2013.

Wright State University

Stephanie Bange has been elected to serve on the 2015 Newbery Medal Committee. First awarded in 1922, the medal is the oldest of ALA’s awards for children. It is awarded for the “most distinguished American children’s book published in the previous year.” (Newbery Medal)

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