People and Libraries News

Bowling Green State University

Bo Butler has been hired as the Manager of Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository. Bo has worked for Bowling Green State University Libraries for ten years and has been a student supervisor for eight years. Bo has many years’ experience in collection management, project supervision, and is proficient in various forms of library technology.

Bryant & Stratton College, Cleveland

Joseph Dudley has assumed coordination and quality control responsibilities for QuestionPoint participation across the college’s four-state​ campus system (Ohio, New York, Virginia, and Milwaukee).

Case Western Reserve University

Amanda Koziura was hired as Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian, Digital Learning & Scholarship Team, on March 3, 2014.

Melissa Hubbard was hired as Team Leader, Scholarly Resources & Special Collections Team, on March 24, 2014.

Kelvin Smith Library organized and hosted the “First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference” on April 7-8, 2014. The inaugural event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. More than 150 librarians from 70 colleges and universities were in attendance from across the country and Canada.

Save the date! Join us to build the future of special collections at “Acknowledging the Past, Forging the Future,” a groundbreaking national colloquium on October 21-22, 2014. Organized by Kelvin Smith Library and presented in collaboration with River Campus Libraries at University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the two-day event will feature some of the most distinguished voices in the field, including opening keynote speaker, Sarah Thomas (Harvard University); closing keynote speaker, Mark Dimunation (Library of Congress); Stephen Enniss (University of Texas at Austin); Alice Schreyer (University of Chicago); and Jay Satterfield (Dartmouth College). For the latest information, visit http://library.case.edu/spcoll.

Kent State University

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University will host the 11th annual conference of the Document Academy on Aug. 7-9, 2014. The Document Academy is an international network of scholars, artists, and professionals in various fields who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic and professional work. The theme of DOCAM’14 is Documents Without Borders. Keynote speaker is Barbara Bickart from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, an interdisciplinary video artist whose work is project-based. Her projects are informed by the disciplines of media studies, performance and documentary practice and take the form of video installation, video performance and experimental documentary. Her address for DOCAM’14, titled “Monuments, Memory, and the Art of Found Choreography,” presents WHEN, an ongoing series of large-scale video installations that explores the histories of institutionalized violence that persists in our national landscape in the form of landmarks and monuments. It documents the pilgrimage of visitors to these sites, illuminating the resonance of the past through the found choreography of visitors in the present. The keynote presentation will include screenings of WHEN: Memphis, WHEN: Philadelphia, and WHEN: Kent State.

For complete details about the conference and a link to registration, visit http://www2.kent.edu/docam14/index.cfm.

Ohio University, Lancaster

The Hannah V. McCauley Library is pleased to announce that Paul Clayton Campbell has been hired as our Instructional Librarian and Instructional Designer. Paul looks forward to increasing the library’s role in information literacy instruction as well as working with faculty to develop and cultivate best practices for e-pedagogies. Although he was born and raised in New Mexico, Paul completed his MLIS with Kent State University while working full time as a library assistant at Alden Library at Ohio University (main campus). Upon graduation from Kent State University Paul was hired as the Reference & Instruction Librarian at a small university in New Hampshire where he developed a library instruction program for first-year students. While in New England he participated in many different avenues for professional development and service including being elected to the New England Instruction Group leadership. We are thrilled to add Paul to our team!

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