People & Library News

Case Western University News

Registration Now Open for 2018 Digital Scholarship Colloquium – The Digital and Democracy

On November 1-2, 2018, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting “The Digital and Democracy” Digital Scholarship Colloquium bringing together the vanguard of professionals using digital tools to advance democracy. The colloquium will delve into how research can be used for the advocacy of communities experiencing disruption and inequality and in all the points that touch a person’s life, including, healthcare, housing, environment, social justice. The program will feature the country’s top scholarly work and digital tools used to scale the heights of democratic power and influence.

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Student, academic, and nonprofit rates available! Purchase your tickets today:


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

Jose Diaz joined us as Associate Director of Academic Engagement Services.

Previous Position: Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Cohort, The Ohio State University Libraries

–Corina Chang, Case Western Reserve University

Cedarville University News

Centennial Library at Cedarville University would like to announce several changes in positions that occurred this summer.  Joshua Michael has been appointed Dean of Library Services, following Lynn Brock who had served in that role for 43 years.  Lynn is continuing to work in the library in a step-down position as archivist.

Josh had previously served as the library’s Director of Public Services.  The library welcomed Kari Siders to that role in July 2018.  Kari formerly served as the Director of Library Services at Southern State Community College.

In addition, Jessica Elder, Brian Humphreys, and Lauren Cannon joined the library’s staff this summer.  Jessica started in June as a Digital Services Specialist in the library’s Digital Commons.  Brian began as the library’s Staff Cataloger in July.  And finally, Lauren started in August as our Collection Services Technical Assistant.

One final position change: Joe Fox, Instructional Services Librarian, left the library to become the Head of Reference and Instruction at Charleston Southern University and to serve as CSU’s Digital Learning and Web Services Librarian

–Joshua Michael, Cedarville University

OhioNet News

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has awarded a Professional Development Grant to the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for the upcoming Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference 2018. The award will make it possible to bring Jim Beattie and Dr. David Frenz to Cleveland and offer the CE Program, Think Like a Doctor: Biostatstics and Informatics for Medical and Health Professionals. Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) members and the Midwest Chapter of MLA invite attendees to “shake up some old ideas, rattle some new cages, and roll with the good times.”   For more information about the conference and continuing education opportunities head to the conference website.

–Heidi Beke-Harrigan

University of Dayton News

From the collections at Marian Library, University of Dayton Marian blog discusses the Guadalcanal Rosary.  Read more here

-Brother Andrew Kosmowski, SM, University of Dayton 

Wright State University News

WSU Libraries received 1.1 million dollars in State Capital Funding monies for carpet replacement and modernization of furniture and study areas.  Improvements should be complete by May of 2019.

–Sue Polanka, Wright State University

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