People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton Cleveland News
The Bryant & Stratton Cleveland campus library is currently expending the technical services area, which will be operational by the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

The Bryant and Stratton College Ohio librarians (representing the Cleveland, Parma, Eastlake, and Akron campuses) are working together to establish digital core collections for all academic programs.  After this initial work is completed, librarians from the New York, Virginia, and Wisconsin campuses will be invited to contribute to the project.
Joe Dudley, Bryant & Stratton Cleveland, Webmaster

Cedarville University News
Kristi Coe, R.N., joined the Centennial Library staff on July 1 as Health Sciences Librarian/Assistant Professor of Library Science. Kristi earned a B.S.N. from Cedarville University and an M.S. in Nursing & Health Systems Management from The Ohio
State University. She is currently enrolled in the Kent State University M.L.I.S. program. Kristi previously served as a professor and clinical instructor in the School of Nursing at Cedarville University and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about Nursing and Health Sciences research and instruction.
Julie Deardorff, Cedarville University

Kent State University News
After 17 years of service to Kent State University Libraries,Margaret Maurer is retiring as Head of Metadata and Catalog on August 28, 2015.

Margaret has indicated that she would enjoy receiving cards from
her many friends throughout the state with whom she has worked
over the years. Please write to:

Margaret Maurer
Kent State University Libraries
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Melissa Spohn
Alison Ricker, Oberlin College, Procedures Manual Coordinator

Oberlin College News
Rosalinda “Rosie” Linares joined the library staff in July on a one-year appointment as Reference and Instruction Librarian.   Rosie comes to Oberlin from the University of Louisville where she worked as the Diversity Residency Librarian.  She earned a
MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh In 2012 and a bachelor’s in classical civilizations from Wellesley College in 2007.

Alan Boyd is serving as Interim Director of Libraries while a search is underway for a new Director of Libraries, following the retirement of Ray English (see
Alison Ricker, Procedures Manual Coordinator, Oberlin College

Shawnee State University News
Clark Memorial Library Access Services Specialist, Zachary Lewis, has just earned his Kent State MLIS.  Zachary has been with Clark Memorial Library since 2011; while a Shawnee State undergraduate, he worked as a Reference Assistant.  We congratulate
Zachary on achieving this professional milestone and wish him the very best in his career.
Mary Cummings, Shawnee State University

Wilmington College                                                                                                            Brian A. Hickam was hired as Director, S. Arthur Watson Library, Assistant Professor of Humanities, for Wilmington College in August. He is a past-president of ALAO and has worked at OSU-Mansfield, the University of Toledo, and Benedictine University at Springfield (IL). He co-founded the journal “Metal Music Studies,” which is published by Intellect, Ltd. (UK). Brian replaces Jean Mulhern, who retired after 10 years at Wilmington College and 23 at Wilberforce University.

Wilmington College has a new Sport Sciences building. The 41,000 square-foot facility represents a unique blend of academic, athletic, recreational, medical and commercial elements rarely seen on the NCAA Division III level.

The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College celebrated a milestone in mid September: “Justice and Peace: A Call to Local and Global Communities” was a two-day event that celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Peace Resource Center (PRC) at Wilmington College through a series of talks and workshops that bring together highly regarded scholars, public intellectuals, activists, community leaders, faculty, students, and staff. The PRC is known nationally and internationally for the Hiroshima Nagasaki Memorial Collection of Quaker anti-nuclear peace activist Barbara Reynolds (1915-1990), an expansive set of unique historical documents referencing the atomic bombings from the Japanese experience, and other significant documents related to the history of global pacifism.

Wright State University News
The Wright State University Libraries Reference and Instruction Department welcomed several new staff this summer.

Holly A. Jackson – Humanities Librarian and liaison to the Writing Center
Edith Scarletto – Social Sciences Librarian serving Communication and the LEAP Program (Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes)
David Reyes Jr. – Coordinator of the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC)
Jenn Kube – Information Commons Specialist.  Jenn provides research assistance and helps students design multimedia projects in the STAC.
Sue Polanka, Wright State University

Xavier University Library News
Christian Sheehy joined Xavier University Library as the new Digital Initiatives Librarian on August 17th. He has nearly 7 years of public library management experience and looks forward to helping Xavier develop new dynamic resources for its students. Christian received his B.A. in English from Northern Kentucky University and his M.L.I.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

James Green joined Xavier University Library on August 17th as the new User Experience/Assessment Librarian. James will lead a user experience advisory group and be responsible for assessment, marketing, outreach, and programming. James received his B.A. in Journalism (Public Relations) from Ohio State University, his M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, and his M.S.L.S. from the University of Kentucky.
James Green, Xavier University

Conference Announcement

American Association of School Librarians 17th National Conference Columbus, Ohio  November 5-8,2015  for more information.

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