People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton College News

The Bryant & Stratton College Eastlake campus has relocated to Solon, and is now part of the Solon Medical Campus.  The library is directly adjacent to the student center, and continues to serve the campus community as a hub for research, testing, and student organization meetings.

In August, Bryant & Stratton College transitioned to the SirsiDynix Library Manager.  At the Cleveland and Solon campuses, the SirsiDynix Enterprise catalog tool has been fully integrated into the campus Virtual Library portals, and library outreach is under way at both locations to instruct the campus community in its use.

–Joe Dudley, BSC Cleveland and Solon Campuses


Case Western Reserve University News

Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce two new library staff members:

Halle Novotney, Library Assistant IV (Student Assistant Supervisor)

Previous Position: Cafe Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company

Benjamin Gorham, Digital Learning and Scholarship Team; Research Data Specialist

Previous Position: Graduate Student, The University of Virginia

–Corina Chang, Case Western Reserve University


Denison University News

Yuimi Hlasten started at Denison University Libraries on October 29, 2018, as the new Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian. Yuimi comes to Denison from Ohio State University Libraries where she was programming assistant in Publishing and Repository Services.

–Peggy Rector, Denison University


Oberlin College News

Rebecca Belford joined the libraries as the Conservatory Library Technical Services Librarian.  Prior to Oberlin, Belford was the music librarian at the University of Oregon, the music cataloger and reference librarian at the University at Buffalo, and the Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata at Brown University.

Natalie Gutiérrez-Negrón is the Conservatory Library’s Circulation Evening Supervisor. Prior to Oberlin, Gutiérrez-Negrón was an academic support specialist for the youth department at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle, where she co-spearheaded a youth-led after-school program for young people of color ages 11 to 14.

Rebecca (Becky) Sparagowski is the Archives and Special Collections Intern. Sparagowski previously worked with electronic records at the Centre for Research Collections and Metadata Services at the University of Edinburgh.

Sarah Weeks began work in August as the Associate Director of Libraries/Head of Technical Services. Weeks comes to Oberlin from St. Olaf College, where she was Head of Acquisitions and Resource Management. Previously she worked as a systems librarian for Yavapai Library Network in Arizona.

Crystal Willer is the Project Archivist for Music Special Collections in the Conservatory Library. Previously she worked at UW-Madison’s Memorial Library, the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library, and the Wisconsin Historical Society and interned at the Circus World Museum and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Jeremy Smith, former Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection in the Conservatory Library, left Oberlin in October to accept a position in Tennessee.

Two Oberlin College librarians will retire at the end of the calendar year: Jessica Grim, Head, Collections and Acquisitions, and Allison Gallaher, Assistant Director of Libraries/Head of Public Services.  Together, they have served the libraries for 64 years, beginning with appointments as reference and instruction librarians in an era when a robust print reference collection was truly the heart of an undergraduate library.  Their expertise and wisdom will be sorely missed, and we wish them well in new adventures.

The main library at Oberlin College is now officially the Mary Church Terrell Main Library, honoring the life and legacy of a distinguished alumna.  Terrell received three degrees from Oberlin: BA 1884, MA 1888 and an honorary degree in 1948.  She was an educator, feminist, civil rights activist, founding member of the National Association of Colored Women, and charter member of the NAACP.  The naming ceremony took place on October 6, during the college’s celebration weekend for the inauguration of Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar.  Read more: here beginning on page 4.

-Alison Ricker, Oberlin College


OhioNET News

After 26 years as the Executive Director/CEO of OhioNET, Michael P. Butler will be retiring on December 31, 2018.  His farewell to the library community is on the OhioNET blog.

We are preparing to welcome Nancy S. Kirkpatrick as the new Executive Director/CEO on January 2.  A full announcement is available here.

–Christine Morris, Deputy Director, OhioNET


The Ohio State University at Marion/Marion Technical College News

Betsy Blankenship, Director/Head Librarian at The Ohio State University at Marion/Marion Technical College Library, co-presented with Marion Technical College colleagues, Dr. Amy Adams and Professor Christy Culver “Coming Together and Reaching Out: How to Team Up with Your Library to Recognize Excellence” at The Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference, October 12, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

-Betsy Blankenship, The Ohio State University at Marion/Marion Technical College

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