People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton College News

Joseph M. Dudley (campus librarian, Cleveland) presented “Website Design for Student Usability: Implementing LibGuides at the Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland Campus Library” at the Teaching, College, and Community (TCC) virtual conference on April 19, 2016.  The paper was also published electronically in the 2016 Conference Proceedings.

Joseph M. Dudley, Webmaster, Bryant & Stratton College-Cleveland

John Carroll University News

John Piety

John Piety

PIETY JOHN S. age 77, retired Library Director, John Carroll University. Beloved husband of the late Jean Z. Piety. Dear brother of Julia Piety Shriver and the late Harl Van Piety, Patricia Piety Schmidt and Kay Gloria Piety Zubrod. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family prefers that those who wish make contributions in his name to your charity of choice . Private Family Services. For further information and to sign the guestbook, please log online to: BROWN-FORWARD SERVICE 216-752-120 – See more at:

Connie Brooks, John Carroll University

Miami University Middletown News

Jennifer Hicks, who has been a member of the Gardner-Harvey Library staff since 2012, is now a Library Associate and the Circulation, Reserves, & ILL Supervisor.

Amy Carmichael has been hired as a Senior Library Assistant and is the Acquisitions & Technical Services Supervisor at the Gardner-Harvey Library.

John Burke, Miami University Middletown

Oberlin College News

Alexia Hudson-Ward will join the Oberlin community on July 1 as the Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries. As director, Hudson-Ward will be responsible for the four campus libraries—Mudd Center library, the science library, the conservatory library, and the Clarence Ward Art Library—as well as special exhibits, collection development, technology integration, and space planning and utilization.

Hudson-Ward is currently a tenured associate librarian at Penn State, where she has worked since 2006–serving at the university’s Great Valley campus from 2006-2008, before transferring to its Abington campus where she is currently based. She has also worked in the Camden County Library System, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. Prior to her transition into academia, Hudson-Ward served as a marketing manager for the Coca-Cola Company.

For more information, please see:

Alison Ricker, ALAO Procedures Manual Coordinator, Oberlin College

Oberlin College News

Oberlin College Library Welcomes New East Asian Studies Librarian. Oberlin College Library is pleased to announce that Runxiao Zhu will be joining the staff as East Asian Studies Librarian, starting June 15, 2016.  Runxiao joins us from the Eide Library of the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation in Sarasota, FL, where she served as Chinese Librarian.  She has also worked at Indiana University, Bloomington, as an assistant on the Tibetan collection, at the Rubin Museum of Art, and at Columbia University Libraries.

Jessica Grim, CMIG Co-Chair, Oberlin University

Ohio University-Lancaster News

The Connection, a local organization of therapy dogs and their owners, will be visiting the Hannah V. McCauley Library once a month this summer to provide an opportunity for community children to read to a number of therapy dogs. Children who are struggling with their reading confidence often feel more relaxed when reading to a dog than to a human. Whether the children are struggling with their reading or just want to interact with a dog doesn’t matter—everyone will enjoy themselves and the library will have some welcome visitors! The library will be providing dog-themed books and bookmarks for the participants to take home. The local county library system has been sponsoring the same program for quite some time; the OUL events will provide additional dates and times to allow the program to expand. Parents are often on a waiting list to participate in the programs at the public library. Students from the Ohio Student Education Association chapter at OUL will be providing activities for the participants as they wait for their turn to read with the dogs.

Judy Carey Nevin, ALAO Board Member, Ohio University-Lancaster

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