People & Library News

Case Western Reserve University News

The Kelvin Smith Library hired Christine Liebson as a Special Collections Archivist. Christine returns to CWRU, where she served as a library assistant in the past. She most recently was a content metadata specialist with OverDrive.

The Kelvin Smith Library hired Jesse Cvelbar as a Library Assistant 4. Jesse’s primary responsibility will be OhioLINK circulation, along with evening and weekend Access Services operations. Jesse graduated from Case Western Reservice University in 2021 with a BS in human nutrition and a BA in psychology.

The Kelvin Smith Library hired Karen Caputo as a Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian. Karen was recently an Instruction & Design Librarian at Franklin University.

–Brian Gray, Case Western Reserve University

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College News

Margaret Breidenbaugh (she/her), Resource Sharing Coordinator at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, served on this year’s OhioLINK Membership Summit Planning Committee. Activities included identifying speakers for an upcoming conference session, “Database Maintenance: From the Central Catalog to Your Local System” (August 10, 10:00 – 11 am) and the conference kick-off session, “Steal My Idea!” (June 7, 11:00-12:00 pm). Margaret also presented during the June session. She talked about how she is using Excel to leverage data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) combined with institutional data from the OCLC Policies Directory to assess past and current borrowing lending patterns across different types of academic libraries.

–Margaret Breidenbaugh, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Miami University Middletown News

Jessica Long was promoted to Principal Librarian rank by the Miami University Board of Trustees.  She is the Outreach & Instruction Librarian for the Gardner-Harvey Library and has been on the staff since 2010. She holds an MLIS from Kent State University and completed the coursework for a Master of Medieval Archaeology from the University of York. 

–John Burke, Miami University Middletown

Oberlin College News

Oberlin College Libraries welcomed Paul Heyde as Associate Director, Collections & Resource Services, in mid-May.  Heyde was most recently Team Leader, Acquisitions & Metadata Services, Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University.  Prior to that he had a wealth of technical services experience in the research libraries of the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.  Heyde joins the leadership team in the Mary Church Terrell Main Library, Mudd Center.

Transition in the Oberlin College Libraries leadership team continues with the announced retirement of Deborah Campana, Head, Conservatory of Music Library, effective July 1, 2022.  Kathleen Abromeit, Public Services Librarian in the Conservatory Library, has graciously agreed to serve as Acting Head of the Conservatory Library, effective July 1.

–Alison Ricker, Oberlin College

Ohio Library Support Staff Institute Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute (OLSSI) will be holding our annual conference in person this summer, and all library staff are welcome to attend.

OLSSI offers library staff from all types of libraries the chance to attend an institute that is part-conference and part-retreat, focused on the professional development of Support Staff. Please feel free to share this announcement with your coworkers as well.

Details: OLSSI will be held at Otterbein University July 17th-19th, 2022

  • Regular registration opens today, May 1st, and continues through June 29th. https://olssi.org/registration/
  • In an attempt to support our libraries, OLSSI registration remains at $299.
  • While the institute is focused on Support Staff, all library staff are welcome.

It’s been my pleasure to serve on the OLSSI Steering Committee and I’m happy to answer any other questions you may have.

–Sarah Schaff, on behalf of the OLSSI Steering Committee

This entry was posted in Vol. 42 no. 2 (June 2022) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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