Bowling Green State University
Mat Sweet is the new Library Associate 1 for Collections & Technical Services (CATS) effective in September 2013. Mat has had previous experience working with electronic resources. He previously worked at the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository.
John Eggenton is the new Library Information Technology Services (LITS) Manager for the University Libraries. Previously, John was the Assistant Director of Systems for Student Financial Aid at BGSU. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Toledo and a Master of Business Administration from BGSU. He has a broad depth of experience in large scale implementation projects, along with experience with document imaging, content management systems, large relational databases, departmental web sites and web applications.
The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) opened in the William T. Jerome Library in August 2013. STAC offers peer-to-peer instruction on a variety of software applications for undergraduate, graduate and distance students. Assistance is available by appointment, through drop-in visits, one-on-one, in small groups or through class visits.
Case Western Reserve University
Kelvin Smith Library staff, Stephen Toombs (Research Services Librarian, Performing Arts & Classics) and Roger Zender (Team Leader for Digital Learning & Scholarship), presented with Dr. Stephen Hefling (CWRU Professor, Musicology) at the Music Library Association’s recent Midwest Chapter conference. The group spoke about their involvement with a project entitled, “Continuation of the Reilly Digital Catalogue of Mahler’s Musical Manuscripts.” The presentation included an overview of how library staff assisted Hefling in translating scholar Edward R. Reilly’s catalogue raisonné of composer Gustav Mahler’s manuscripts into an Oracle database, which will become the foundation of a searchable online catalogue.
This October, Kelvin Smith Library celebrated its 100th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library. To honor the occasion, a ceremony was held at KSL that included a presentation by George Barnum – Agency Historian at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) – that surveyed a handful of days and events in the GPO’s history and explored the history of the depository at Case Western Reserve University. Audrey Hall, State Library of Ohio Consultant/Government Documents Librarian, was also in attendance to present KSL with a plaque from GPO to commemorate this milestone.
John Carroll University
Cindy Lenox presented “Library Programs to Aid in Student Retention” at the “Brick & Click Symposium” at Northwest Missouri State University.
Five Colleges of Ohio
Jacob Heil is the new Mellon Digital Scholar for the Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium (College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University). He manages a new three-year project, titled “Digital Collections: from Projects to Pedagogy and Scholarship” and funded by a $775,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant continues the three-year “Next Steps in the Next Generation Library” grant, which enabled librarians, faculty, and students to produce more than 50 digitization projects in a wide range of disciplines. Many are showcased in a public portal. Jacob, who holds a PhD in English from Texas A&M University, is based at the College of Wooster. He travels weekly to each of the five colleges, to work with faculty and library staff to advance the study and practice of digital scholarship in both teaching and research contexts.
Miami University Libraries
Miami Libraries recently welcomed several new employees: Tyne Lowe, Senior Library Technician; Jennifer Natale, Academic Resident Librarian; Sabrina Smith, Senior Library Assistant; Kim Taylor, Library Associate; and Eric Weaver, Library Associate.
Judy Buttery, Special Assistant to the Dean, retires in December after 31 years of service to the University Libraries, and 41 years working at Miami University.
Judy Johnson, Program Associate in the Libraries Dean’s Office, will also be retiring in December after 20 years of service to the University Libraries. Both will be greatly missed, and we wish them the best in their retirement!
The Miami Libraries Outreach Cluster recently hosted an event as a part of ALA’s International Game Day. Over 60 students, faculty, and community members came together to enjoy an evening of video and board games. Many of the games are a part of the collection in the Libraries’ gaming lab and Instructional Materials Center collections.
Southern State Community College
Angel Mootispaw is the new librarian at SSCC. Angel currently serves as the LRC Manager for the North campus. Prior to coming to SSCC, Angel worked as the Instructional Designer at Ohio University in Chillicothe. While at OUC she developed faculty and student workshops for Learning Management Systems and online research. Angel earned her Master’s in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas in 2012, and her M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Online Learning from Capella University in 2009 after completing her BSS in English and Education from Ohio University.