People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton College News

The Bryant & Stratton College Cleveland and Solon campus libraries are updating eBook collections and leveraging LibGuides to make selected titles, chosen to be in line with current curriculum, available to patrons with one click.  Such collections will be available on the campus Virtual Library portals, may be distributed by librarians and faculty via email, and will be suitable for inclusion as a class resource in Blackboard.

–Joseph Dudley, Bryant & Stratton College


Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) News

Brian C. Gray and Stephanie Church presented Evidenced-based Acquisition for Primary Source Content – A New Model for Access and Ownership at the Charleston Conference.

Stephanie Church delivered a presentation titled “See Sierra in a New Way with Tableau” at the Ohio Innovative Users Group at the State Library in Columbus on Friday, September 20.

Charlie Harper was recently published in dh+lib “where the digital humanities and librarianship meet.” His piece is titled “What I’m Reading this Summer” and is the final installment in their summer reading series.

–Brian C. Gray, Case Western Reserve University

Cedarville University News

Sharon Kerestes, Curriculum Materials Center Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Science, presented at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 22, 2019. She and her co-presenters, Cedarville University School of Education faculty Dr. Ruth Sylvester and Dr. Megan Brown, shared their research on disconnects between Christian scripture and the text and illustrations in children’s literature. The presentation was titled “Examining Representation in Primary Ancient Text and Retellings: David and Goliath.”

–Julie Deardorff, Cedarville University


State Library of Ohio News

Phil Willke Receives 2019 Up & Comers Award at the Charleston Conference

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Electronic Resources Librarian Phil Willke recently received the 2019 Up & Comers Award at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. Sponsored by ATG Media, the award is intended for librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession. According to ATG Media, “Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries. They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks. They are future library leaders and change makers, and we are excited to celebrate them with this award.”

“While most of my library work is focused in Ohio, I feel truly honored to be recognized at a well-respected national conference,” expressed Phil. “I look forward to what the future has in store for me, as well as what the future has in store for the entire library world.”

Phil is one of ten Up & Comers recognized at the Charleston Conference reception. They will also be featured in the December/January issue of Against the Grain and in a series of podcast interviews.

“A big congratulations to all of our award winners,” says Leah Hinds, Executive Director of the Charleston Conference. “I’m so pleased to see all of the innovation and the many accomplishments that are displayed here, and I look forward to seeing what the future brings for these bright rising stars.”

The other 2019 ATG Media Up & Comers are:

  • Negeen Aghassibake, University of Washington Health Sciences Library
  • Lindsay Barnett, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
  • Elizabeth Cope, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Meghan Cook, University of South Florida Libraries
  • Moon Kim, Ohio State University Libraries
  • Jocelyn Lewis, George Mason University
  • Colin Nickels, North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Ariana E. Santiago, University of Houston Libraries
  • Victoria Seng, University of Kentucky

About ATG Media: ATG Media is a new umbrella group that includes the Charleston Conference, Against the Grain, “Charleston Briefings: Trending Topics for Information Professionals,” and “Charleston Voices,” perspectives from the annual Charleston Conference. ATG Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATG, LLC.

About the Charleston Conference: The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, SC, in November, to discuss issues of importance to them all. It is designed to be a collegial gathering of individuals from different areas who discuss the same issues in a non-threatening, friendly, and highly informal environment.

–Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, State Library of Ohio


Wright State University News

52151 Linda Daniels, Kayla Hennis Portrait, LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES Reference & Instructional Librarian, 11-20-19The University Libraries are pleased to introduce the newest member of our staff, Kayla Hennis. As the Online Learning Librarian, she will coordinate library services that support online learners. This will include maintaining and updating the online Research Toolkit workshops, expanding the Self Help tutorial section of the Libraries website, and being part of the STAC’s multimedia instruction team. She will also provide multimedia instruction and support in the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) and participate in department-wide reference and instruction services.

Kayla has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Miami University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and a MEd in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. For the past six years, she has been at Columbus State Community College, where she was a Reference and Instruction Librarian. We are very excited to have Kayla as part of the Instruction & Research Services Department!

–Mandy Shannon, Wright State University

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