People and Library News

Bryant & Stratton College, Cleveland News
Joseph M. Dudley (Campus Librarian, Bryant & Stratton College, Cleveland)  presented “Making electronic collections more visible and accessible for library patrons at Library 2.015 on October 20, 2015.  The conference was an online global meeting in real time, taking place in Blackboard Collaborate.  A recording of the session is available at:
Joseph M. Dudley, Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland, Webmaster

Columbus State Community College News
The Columbus State Community College Library mourns the loss of its colleague and friend, Kim Leggett, who passed away on October 11. Kim had recently retired as Assistant Director of Libraries after a career spanning over 30 years in libraries, including Otterbein University, Westerville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries. Kim served on OhioLINK’s User Services Committee and the Columbus LOEX Committee, among others. She mentored many librarians, and her knowledge, kindness, and dedication will not be forgotten.
Dana Knott, Columbus State Community College, Instruction Interest Group Co-Chair

Johnson Rienne, McEwen Heather A., Lecat Paul J. 2015. Training for Physical Diagnosis: Creating a Directory of Evidence. Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Chapter Meeting. Louisville, KY. Oral presentation.
Heather McEwen, NEOMED

Oberlin College News
Oberlin College Library has jumped into Tumblr, as have so many other college and university libraries. Check us out!  This is a shared endeavor among staff in eight different departments of the library system thus far, with one point person managing the process.  Our first three months on Tumblr have revealed hidden gems in the collections as well as people, spaces, and intriguing bits of history on Throw Back Thursdays.
Alison Ricker, Oberlin College, Procedures Manual Coordinator  

The Ohio State University News
Damon Jaggars has been appointed Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University.  Jaggars replaces Carol Pitts Diedrichs, who is retiring at the end of January.  Jaggars will assume the post on February 1.
Larry Allen, The Ohio State University

Rocki Strader has an article just published in the December 2015 issue of Notes of the Music Library Association. This article is the result of a project for which I received funding (in 2014) from ALAO’s Research and Publications Committee.  Citation information:

C. Rockelle Strader. “Cataloging music sound recordings in the United States: an evolution of practice and standards,” Notes 72, no.2 (December 2015): 276-327.
Rocki Strader, The Ohio State University

Retirement Congratulations!


Constance J. Britton

Constance J. Britton, Librarian at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, retired November 30, 2015.  Connie’s career took her to Alma College, Andrews Library at the College of Wooster and finally to OARDC in 1981, where she served until her retirement.

During her professional career, Connie was involved with several funded projects, including NEH preservation grant projects in 2004-2006 for $101,891 and another in 2002-2004 for $36,438. She authored and co-authored several articles and presented at agricultural conferences as well as at the annual ALAO conference.

Connie served on the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) Coordinating Committee and the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) Executive Council as a Director and was President from 2012-2014. In addition, she served on many Ohio State and OARDC committees, including the OSU Libraries Technical Services Committee and the OSU Director of Libraries Search Committee in 2009. She was on the OHIONET Board of Trustees, serving as chair in 2006.
Connie is a member of several professional library and agricultural organizations, including the American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, United States Agricultural Information Network, International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists, and Academic Library Association of Ohio.

In 2005, she received the OARDC Outstanding Staff Award and was awarded the AgNIC Distinguished Service Award in 2011.  When asked what in her career she was most proud of, Connie responded, “the NEH Preservation grants, my service as President of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), chair of Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC); and my AgNIC Distinguished Service Award and OARDC Outstanding Staff Award.”

We OSUL regionals will especially miss Connie as a colleague and collaborator; I will miss her most as a mentor and friend. Please join us in congratulating and wishing her a happy retirement.
Betsy Blankenship, The Ohio State University at Marion/Marion Technical College

Shawnee State University News
Clark Memorial Library at Shawnee State University welcomes Bob Trusz as the new Dean of Library Services.  Bob began his tenure at SSU as Director of Admissions and has subsequently served as Associate Vice President of Enrollment and as Vice President for Student Affairs. In those capacities he oversaw the University College, Student Success Center, Financial Aid, Registrar, Housing, Student Life, Counseling, Multicultural Affairs, Athletics, and Admissions and Enrollment.  Bob moves into the Dean’s position with the goal of fulfilling SSU President Rick Kurtz’s vision of the university library as a service center providing a centralized and broad spectrum of academic support opportunities for SSU students.
Mary E. Cummings, Shawnee State University

The University of Akron News
Jo Ann Calzonetti is retiring effective December 31, 2015 after serving as Professor and Head of the Science and Technology Library at the University of Akron since August 2001.  Jo Ann served on the ALAO Board from 2003-2009. She was an adjunct instructor from 2004-2009 in Kent’s SLIS. Prior to her Akron appointment she worked at West Virginia University for 22 years in a variety of positions serving as Director of the Evansdale Library from 1994 to 2001.
Jo Ann Calzonetti, The University of Akron

Walsh University News
Alyssa Mitchell has been promoted to the position of Public Service and Access Librarian. She knows the library well from her years as an undergraduate student at Walsh.  For the past 2 years she has served as the Evening Circulation Supervisor while working on her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Kent State University, which she completed in May.

Stephanie Henderson has been selected as the Instruction Services Librarian at the Brother Edmond Drouin Library.  Stephanie brings eight years of academic librarian experience to this position including leadership roles in coordinating instruction programs.

Stephanie joins Walsh from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she served as the Electronic Resources Librarian for three years.  Prior to Eckerd, she held the position of Instructional Services Librarian at Northern Kentucky University.  Stephanie earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Berea College.
Heidi Beke-Harrigan, Walsh University

Wilmington College News

On November 13m 2015, six colleagues from Bluffton University spent the day at Wilmington College, Main Campus. The Bluffton group was led by Mary Jean Johnson, Director of Bluffton’s Musselman Library, and accompanied by Louise Matthews, Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center Director. Also in attendance were four other Bluffton library staff: Kathleen Aufderhaar, Audra Oglesbee, Carrie Phillips, and Paul Weaver.

This is the second of two visits between Wilmington and Bluffton, both schools with origins in historic peace traditions (Quaker and Mennonite). A tour of Wilmington’s Peace Resource Center and conversation with the new director, Tanya Maus, was a special focus. Other gatherings with campus leaders and a walk-through of the Quaker Heritage Center rounded out the time together.   Wilmington and Bluffton are OPAL Consortium partners and are looking for additional opportunities to collaborate given “our affinity as colleges rooted in peace,” in the words of Mary Jean.   Hosting for Wilmington were Watson Library Director Brian Hickam, Lee Bowman, Kathy Hatfield, Patti Kinsinger, and Joni Streber.
Patti Kinsinger, Wilmington College

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