People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton College – Cleveland/Solon News

Joseph Dudley (Bryant & Stratton College – Cleveland/Solon) will present “Creating eBook Collections on the Bryant & Stratton College Virtual Library” in a general session as part of the interdisciplinary Teaching, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference (TCC 2020).  The conference will take place entirely online at, April 14-16.

 –Joseph Dudley, Bryant & Stratton College – Cleveland/Solon

 Case Western Reserve University News

Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference
Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University and The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition are elated to announce a partnership that will feature the biennial Personal Librarian Conference as a pre-conference to the 40th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience to be held February 13 – 16, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. This partnership will allow attendees to attend both conferences without added travel and other associated costs.
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.  Located at the University of South Carolina, The National Resource Center convenes conferences and other professional development events that address current trends, issues, and concerns related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year.

-Brian C, Gray & E. Gail Reese, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Spring Meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America

I am pleased to announce that the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is the host site for the Spring Meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America on Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 10, 2020. This meeting is free and open to the public.  Those who plan to attend are asked to register in advance so we can ensure we have appropriate seating and catering.

Presentation topics will include “Revising the Tenniel Illustrations to the Alice Books,” “Alice in the Chinese Language Wonderland,” “Beyond Tenniel: Trailblazing Illustrators of Alice,” “New Discoveries about Alice Through Digital Scholarship,” “Transforming Alice into Many Languages,” “The History of the Appleton edition of Alice,” “Lewis Carroll as a Poet,” and “Lewis Carroll’s Appearances in ‘Mathematical Games’.”   The full program details are at   Those who wish to attend are asked to register at:

Please share this announcement with any of your colleagues who may find the meeting of interest.  My thanks in advance for anything you can do to help get out the word about this scholarly and fun event.

-Arnold Hirshon, Vice Provost and University Librarian, Case Western Reserve University

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

The Digital Learning & Scholarship Team has been renamed the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship. Recent highlights from that team include:

  • Amanda Koziura was promoted to the rank of Librarian 3.
  • Amanda Koziura was interviewed about being a Digital Scholarship Librarian by the Syracuse University iSchool.  The interview will be used in an online course on academic librarianship.
  • Amanda Koziura was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2020 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (June 7-12) at the University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Ben Gorham presented about GIS, photogrammetry, network analysis, and UAV photography methods at the Archaeology Institute of America (AIA) Meeting in Washington, DC on January 2-4, 2020.
  • Ben Gorham, Jen Green, and Roger Zender will serve as representatives for the S+R Ithaka Supporting Big Data Research Project. The Project includes a cohort of 20 other academic institutions and aims to increase understanding and awareness of faculty and researcher big data needs.
  • Charlie Harper and Ben Gorham presented on the US Census during International Love Data Week hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, February 10-14, 2020.
  • Charlie Harper coordinated a Digital Scholarship Mixer during International Love Data Week hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, February 10-14, 2020. The Mixer drew over 41 attendees interested in digital scholarship and data science initiatives.
  • Jared Bendis will present his paper On the Shoulders of Giants: Teaching Game Design through Medieval Gaming at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 8, 2020.
  • Mark Clementa was awarded a scholarship to attend the Building Legal Literacies in Text Data Mining Institute at UC Berkeley in June 2020. This is a four-day NEH-funded workshop on legal, ethical, and policy issues relating to digital scholarship and text data mining.
  • Marie Vibbert presented her paper The Women We Can See in Science Fiction Magazines at the City Tech Science Fiction Conference in New York, NY, December 2019.
  • Naomi Langer and Stephanie Becker presented Image Analysis for Cultural Heritage Digitization: Using Golden Thread software for FADGI compliance at the Ohio-Dig Meeting, November 2019.
  • Stephanie Becker was awarded a scholarship to participate in Lighting the Way: A National Forum on Archival Discovery and Delivery at Stanford University, February 2020.
  • The Lewis Carroll Society of North America will host its Spring Meeting at the Kelvin Smith Library on May 8-10.  Amanda Koziura, Ben Gorham, Jared Bendis, and Charlie Harper will present on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and applications.

-Jen Green, Team Leader Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Denison and Ohio Universities News

Kelly Broughton, Ohio University, and BethAnn Zambella, Denison University, have been selected for the 2020 UCLA Library Senior Fellows program, a three-week residential program featuring lectures, panels, workshops, and field trips, hosted and supported by the UCLA Library. Zambella, Director of Libraries at Denison since 2013, says, “I’m particularly excited about the opportunity for intensive and sustained fellowship and stimulating big-picture discussions. I also hope to find more ways to integrate mindfulness and reflection into my personal and professional milieux.” Broughton, Assistant Dean for Research and Education Services at Ohio University since 2008, says “I’m really looking forward to engaging in a variety of discussions and learning experiences that will enhance my ability to think strategically and manage change.  I am also eager to learn from both experienced senior professionals and peers from varying backgrounds and experiences.”

–Kelly Broughton, Ohio University
–BethAnn Zambella, Denison University


Kent State University News

Kent State University Libraries congratulates the following recently hired faculty and staff:

  • Liz Campion – May 4 Archivist: Joining Special Collections and Archives durElizabeth Campion 500x750ing the 50th anniversary year of the 1970 Kent State Shootings, Liz is responsible for operations and programs relating to records, paper, books and other materials that document the shootings and their aftermath.



  • Katie Clements Kathryn Clements 2019 500x750 NEW– Adjunct Public Services Librarian: Katie trains graduate student assistants and manages various reference and research services provided by Special Collections and Archives. Additionally, she manages off-site reference requests received by the department.



  • Nick Fagan – Head of Architecture Library/Assistant Professor: In additionNick Fagan 2019 500x750 to overseeing the daily operations of the branch library, Nick supports the students and faculty in the colleges it serves. He also collaborates with the College of Architecture and Environmental Design on the Belden Brick Materials Library, located on the floor above his branch.



  • Kimberly Schwab Franklin – Receiving and Delivery Coordinator: KimberlyKimberly Schwab Franklin 500x750 2019 oversees the mailroom operations for University Libraries’ Kent Campus locations.




  • Bryan Kvet, Ph.D. – Adjunct Librarian: As a librarian for two of Kent State’s branchBryan Kvet 2019 500x750 libraries, Bryan instructs students in the Architecture and Fashion libraries on information literacy sessions, as well as assists the heads of the libraries on major projects.



  • Anita Slack – Life and Health Sciences Librarian/Assistant Professor: As the subjectAnita Slack 500x750 librarian for biological sciences, biomedical sciences, nursing and public health, Anita provides information literacy instruction and in-depth research assistance to students in those fields.



  • Yuening Zhang– STEM Librarian/Assistant Professor: Yuening guides students inYuening Zhang 500x750 the academic areas of chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, physics, advanced materials, liquid crystals, mathematics, aeronautics and engineering through research projects and provides them with information literacy instruction.


–Cynthia Williams, Kent State University


Oberlin College News

Tracy Sutherland has joined Oberlin College Libraries as Assistant Director and Head of Public Services.  As Assistant Director, Tracy is third in charge of the Oberlin College Libraries, and provides leadership and oversight for the Department of Public Services in the Mary Church Terrell Main Library. Most recently, Tracy served as Head of User Services at Vassar College.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Boston.  No stranger to Ohio, Tracy participated in the Ohio University School of Dance program.  Oberlin is pleased to welcome Tracy to the libraries of the college and conservatory.

–Alison Ricker, Oberlin College


OhioNET News

OhioNET Welcomes New Employees

Earlier this year, OhioNET welcomed three new employees to their team: Michael Dziabiak, Library Systems Coordinator; Sarah Probst, Electronic Resources (eResources) Coordinator; and Jillian Tuttle, Member Engagement Coordinator.

In his role as Library Systems Coordinator, Michael will help support the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) through maintenance of Evergreen, the consortium’s integrated library system (ILS) and its holdings. Michael comes to us from the University of Findlay where he was the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Michael has been a library cataloger in both public and academic libraries. Prior to becoming a librarian, he was a research assistant and media production specialist for the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Michael holds a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies both from the University of Pittsburgh. Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Security and Analytics and is expected to graduate in 2021.

As eResources Coordinator, Sarah will lead the maintenance of OhioNET’s electronic resource management (ERM) software, ConsortiaManager, negotiate pricing and contract terms on behalf of members, and assist in troubleshooting access issues. Sarah comes to us from her role as Member Services Coordinator at ConnectNY, a 15-member academic library consortium in New York. There, Sarah acted as the primary liaison between members and ConnectNY services and handled the organization’s communications needs, negotiated eResources contracts, managed product implementations, and coordinated events. Sarah holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Technology (audio engineering) from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Jillian Tuttle comes to OhioNET from United Way of North Central Ohio, where she focused on brand identity, strategic messaging, and increased community awareness as their director of communications. As Member Engagement Coordinator, she will focus primarily on marketing and communications that enhance member experience. Jillian holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University.

OhioNET is a membership-driven organization serving libraries and information centers of all types and sizes in the greater Ohio area. OhioNET’s mission is to support library success through learning opportunities, technology solutions, collaborative purchasing, and strategic connections. For more information about OhioNET, please visit or find us on social media: @ohionet.

–Jillian Tuttle, OhioNET


The University of Toledo News

Jolene Miller published the following:

Miller, J. M. (2020). Reflective practice and health science librarians: Engagement, benefits, and barriers. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 108(1), 17-28. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.777. Available online at

Miller, J. M. (2020). [Review of the book The illustrated dictionary of toxicologic pathology and safety science]. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 57(5), 568.

–Jolene Miller, The University of Toledo

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