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Faculty Honors & Awards Reception August 17

You are cordially invited to the University Libraries 2016-2017 Faculty Honors & Awards Reception on Thursday, August 17, 3-4:30 p.m.

This year’s event will honor Tamar Chute, Caitlin McGurk, Daniel Noonan and Wendy Pflug.

The reception will be held at the Thompson Library, Campus Reading Room, 11th floor.

Reminder: Library Faculty In-Service July 26

Submitted by Terry Reese:  The CFBRR, FAC and AP&T will be holding a faculty in-service on July 26 from 1-5. The theme of the event will be to shed light on the P&T process, both for junior faculty and those looking to move to full professor. The schedule and the talks will be informal, generally panel discussions with presenters talking about their experiences and the advice that they might have working through the process. The schedule is as follows

Research Commons Brainstorming (350A/B) Room, July 26, 1-5 p.m.

  • 1-2: Faculty Research Spot light
    Come and hear what your colleagues are working on. Session will be broken into 15 minute blocks.
  • 2-3: Panel: Surviving P&T
    P&T can be stressful experience – this session will include a panel of recently tenured faculty talking about their experiences, and lessons learned. This session should be valuable for anyone preparing for their 4 or 6th year reviews.
  • 3-4: Panel: The path to full professor
    If you are tenured like me, you want to know what comes next. A panel of full professors will talk about their journey from Associate to Full Professor.
  • 4:4:30: CFBRR updates

CFBRR Committee members will discuss support available, as well as decipher the travel funding process. A lot of work has gone into simplifying this process, and we’ll use this opportunity to provide and update on this work.

July/August Health & Wellness Events

Submitted by Lila Andersen: 

Buckeye Path to Wellness
July 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Event start: The Oval
Join us for a walking event utilizing the new two-mile Buckeye Path to Wellness. Come as you can and travel as much of the path as you are able. Visit representatives from Your Plan 4 Health, OSU Health Plan, and Buckeye Wellness at each station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for your chance to win one of five gift bags.
Path and station locations can be found at

Practice Recharging Your Inner Battery!
July 26 and August 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
4th floor PAES Building, S.M.A.R.T. Lab
During your session, we will introduce you to breathing techniques, resiliency skills and the HeartMath biomedical feedback technology. Building resiliency improves the coherence between our brain and heart rate to optimally function and cope with stress. By utilizing your heart rhythm as well as several breathing techniques, you will engage in fun exercises to help increase your overall wellness and resiliency!

Register for a 30 minute appointment at and search under Educational Program. 

Blood Drive at Thompson Library July 12

Blood Drive at the Thompson Library July 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

OSUL General Meetings July 24

University Libraries’ next General Meetings will be held on Monday, July 24.

  • Libraries Tech Center:  10-11:30 a.m., Room 122
  • Thompson Library:  1:30-3 p.m., Room 165

The meetings are for all Libraries’ faculty and staff.

Research Commons Collaboratory July 12

On July 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. we will be hosting the Research Commons Collaboratory in the Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library).  The morning will be filled with updates about Research Commons services and trends of use. Lunch will be provided. Individuals can select various afternoon sessions for demonstrations and hands-on use of the spaces and its services.

**This event is intended for professional development of library (OSUL) faculty and staff only.**

Please fill out the form by July 6 to indicate your attendance at each portion of the event.  You will receive an email follow-up from the Research Commons with a summary of your complete Collaboratory agenda.

If you have questions about the Collaboratory, feel free to email:

Research Commons Collaboratory Afternoon Session topic feedback needed

Submitted by Meris Mandernach:  We are in the midst of planning for the Research Commons Collaboratory on July 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The morning will be filled with updates about Research Commons services and trends of use.

In the afternoon individuals can select various afternoon sessions for demonstrations and hands-on use of the spaces and its services. For that reason, we’re trying to gauge interest in the various topics that will be offered to find appropriate time slots for each.

Each session will be 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

If you could fill out your choices by June 27th, that would be wonderful!

Curator’s Tour June 13: Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives

Faculty and staff are invited to the Thompson Library Gallery on Tuesday, June 13 at 11 a.m.  Curator Jen Schnabel will lead a tour of her exhibition Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives. She will talk about the stories and characters included in the exhibition, the faculty and staff who contributed, and the process of putting together the exhibition.


Learn about the New Website and Content Management System (CMS)

Submitted by Sue Beck:  The website redesign project team invites you to join us for an update on the project. We’ll cover where we are and where we are headed, key findings from user feedback sessions, and a draft of site navigation/content. We’ll also preview the new CMS. There will be plenty of time for comments, suggestions, and questions.

  • June 13, 10 – 11 a.m., Thompson Library, room 150 A&B
  • June 15, 10:30  – 11:30 a.m., Library Tech Center, room 122
  • June 15,  2 – 3 p.m., 18th Avenue Library, room 070 & 090

For more information about the project, go to: or email Robyn Ness at

Second Libraries faculty and staff stakeholder meeting added June 6

Submitted by Lisa Patton-Glinski:  A second date and time has been identified for Ologie, the marketing firm, to facilitate a stakeholder session with University Libraries faculty and staff.  The additional offering is June 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in room 122 at the Libraries Tech Center.  We hope that you will be able to join one of the two interactive discussion session.  

We need your help—and a little of your time–so University Libraries can better support Ohio State faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders.

Complimentary to our current strategic planning process efforts, University Libraries has partnered with Ologie–a Columbus based higher education branding and marketing firm–to collaborate with us on the development of  a comprehensive strategy and messaging framework to ensure we engage our diverse audiences through clear, consistent, and compelling messaging.  We need your input to make this a success.

Ologie will hold informal conversations with key stakeholders like you to better understand existing perceptions of University Libraries, existing or evolving services and offerings, and stakeholder needs and expectations. Your insights and perspectives are very important to us, and your participation in a conversation with Ologie would be greatly appreciated. The sessions will be conversational in nature; there is nothing you need to prepare beforehand.

The meeting offerings are listed below.  Sessions should last approximately 1 hour. Again, we would be grateful if you could attend one of the sessions.  If you are a supervisor, please also encourage your team members to participate.

  • Thursday, May 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Thompson Library, Room 165


  • Tuesday June 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Libraries Tech Center room 122


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