Submitted by Morag Boyd: Darnelle Melvin will be leaving OSUL on August 24, 2017 to become the Special Collections Metadata Librarian at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his new role at UNLV University Libraries, Darnelle will be a tenure-track librarian charged with ensuring Special Collections digital assets will be discoverable.
Darnelle joined OSUL in September 2015 in the two-year Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program. The program started in 1989 to assist graduates in making a successful transition to academic research librarianship and provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Darnelle has made the most of his experience as a Resident, serving in the position of Metadata Transformation Librarian.
As a vital contributor to Digital Collections, Darnelle has had something to do with almost all of the 40,000 items in DC! He worked both independently and with many colleagues to develop efficient workflows to migrate or batch ingest new content in the DC. He also suggested and tested new functionality for the system. In keeping with the goals of the program, Darnelle has leveraged his experience into other areas of research librarianship. He and Dan Noonan have presented on this work at several conferences, including Digital Library Federation and Society of Ohio Archivists. Darnelle is also active in professional service, most notably as program co-chair for the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group.
Good luck to Darnelle, and we look forward to seeing his career progress.
Randall McKenzie/HR has been awarded a spot bonus for his work in supporting the 2017 summer internship pilot with the Expanding Visions Foundation.
On short notice, Randall stepped in to coordinate the interview and selection process for the candidates; ensured all five interns were able to complete required paperwork with OHR, and led the onboarding efforts once the interns arrived on campus. Even though Randall was not a supervisor or mentor, he continued to support the program, serving as a back-up when an intern’s supervisor was absent.
Joseph Marino made two presentations at a Shroud of Turin conference in Washington state July 19-22. The presentations were titled “Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating” and “Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For.”
Landers, T. & Schulte, S. (2017). Promoting your work. In C.L. Saver (Ed.) Anatomy of writing for publication for nurses (3rd ed.) (pp. 217-229). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau.
Magda El-Sherbini was invited by the OCLC Office of Research to give a presentation July 14 on “Improving Resource Discoverability — Multilingual Subject Access.”
Submitted by Randall McKenzie: New officers were elected at the July 14 Staff Advisory Council meeting. Congratulations to the following Staff Advocates who have been elected to serve as officers on the 2017-2018 Staff Advisory Council:
- Chair: John Dewees
- Vice Chair: Aaron Olivera
- Recorder: Amy Pickenpaugh
- Tara Kreider is moving to a new position–Development and Events Assistant–beginning July 24. Tara comes from her job as Staff Assistant in Special Collections. In her new post, Tara will be responsible for administrative activities that support the Libraries’ engagement with its donors and other supporting constituencies.
- Wendy Medvetz has joined the staff of the Business Office as Fiscal Officer. Wendy previously worked for the Libraries as Unit Orders Coordinator, and Unit Orders Program Manager in the Acquisitions Department at the Tech Center.
- Katy Scullin is the Libraries’ new Archival Description Project Coordinator. Katy will lead a project team responsible for improving intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library and the Theatre Research Institute. Katy comes to OSUL from the Benedictine University Library, where she served as Archives and Special Collections Librarian. She has a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan School of Information.
Congratulations to all three of our colleagues on their new posts.
Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros and Deidra N. Herring are book chapter contributors in Librarian As Mentor: Grow, Discover, Inspire edited by Eboni A. Johnson.
“Mentor as Translator: The Role of Mentors in Shaping Perspective,” by Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros
“Paying it Forward: Advising for Leadership as Faculty,” by Deidra N. Herring
From Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Damon Jaggars: I am pleased to announce that Provost Bruce McPheron has approved recommendations for promotion and tenure for three of our colleagues. Please join me in congratulating:
• Daniel Noonan, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
• Wendy Pflug, promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
• Tamar Chute, Promotion to Professor
Our colleagues will be acknowledged at the Faculty Recognition Program on November 8, and we will also offer our congratulations at the Libraries’ Faculty Honors and Awards reception August 17.
Submitted by Karla Strieb: Maureen Walsh has been appointed Head of Publishing and Repository Services.
The Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services program engages a wide range of services that support digital publishing and stewardship. The program publishes and stewards a wide range of content with OSU partners and OSU-affiliates – from journals, preprints, conference proceedings, undergraduate theses, and posters to new kinds of scholarly forums like “Mujeres Talk.” Publishing and Repository Services is integral in the ongoing publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and in many student’s successful course completion and graduation.
Maureen has long been a trusted consultant and leader to authors, editors, and publishers in addition to managing publishing and repository stewardship of digital content. Maureen had been serving as Interim Head since December 2016 and as Interim Co-head since April 2014. Maureen joined the department in 2006 and previously served as Metadata Librarian and Institutional Repository Services Librarian.
We congratulate Maureen on her appointment.