People & Library News

Case Western Reserve University News

Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce a quartet of new library staff:

Andrew Mancuso joined us as Preservation Officer in June. He has received his BA from St. Bonaventure University and his Master of Library & Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He brings experience from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, University of Chicago, and Chicago Museum of Holography Rescue Project, among others.

Jacey Kepich is our new Music Librarian. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies at University of North Carolina in Greensboro as well as a Masters in Clarinet Performance at the same institution. Her background is in performance but has worked in libraries throughout her career.

Charlie Harper is Kelvin Smith Library’s Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from Florida State University. He will be spearheading interdisciplinary digital projects at KSL while drawing on HIS technical, humanities and pedagogical experience.
Jennifer Starkey joined us as a Research Services Librarian who supports the Case Western Reserve University community in Philosophy, Anthropology, History & Modern Languages. She holds a B.A. in German Language & Literature and History from Kalamazoo College and an M.S. in Library Science from University of Michigan.

 -Corina Chang, Case Western Reserve University

Kent State University News

Update on Kent State Shootings Digital Project

The Kent State University Libraries has completed year one of a two-year National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) matching grant project to digitize a significant portion of content from the May 4 collection, which documents the 1970 Kent State shootings and their aftermath. To date nearly 25,000 items have been captured, comprised of the full content of 18 sub-collections that make up part of the May 4 collection. The theme of the grant is related to a range of “reactions” to the shootings, such as student and faculty reactions, international reactions, and artistic reactions.

The project is hosted using open source Omeka, and a recent publication in the July issue of Code4Lib outlines the adaptations made to our instance for the project (

For information about the project and a list of content included, see the grant homepage or follow Kent State University Special Collections and Archives on Facebook or Twitter.


-Cara Gilgenbach, Kent State University

 Lakeland Community College News 

AshleiZakesjpgAshlei Zakes has joined the Lakeland Community College Library as a full-time Reference/Instruction Librarian.  Ashlei earned a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kent State University. She has previously worked in a variety of library settings, including both medical and academic libraries. Ashlei joined Lakeland as a part-time librarian in April 2015. Prior to joining Lakeland, Ashlei worked as a librarian at Strayer University in Fairview Park, Ohio, as well as at Cuyahoga Community College Eastern and Metro Campuses.

-Michelle Rossman, Lakeland Community College

Ohio State University-Lima News

The Ohio State University-Lima welcomes Zach Walton, their new reference/instruction librarian.

– Tina Schneider-OSU-Lima

University of Dayton News

Christina Beis has joined the Roesch Library as Assistant Professor, Discovery Services Librarian. She received her M.L.I.S. from Kent State University. She has worked as the Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian at Union Institute & University and Web Reference Librarian at Capital University.

– Christina A. Beis, University of Dayton


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