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Welcome: Sean Moodie

Submitted by Erica Jonak:  Sean Moodie joins University Libraries September 25 as Production Assistant in Publishing Services.  In this role, Sean will perform publishing services across multiple software platforms on multiple simultaneous projects.  Production work will include submitting content, creating metadata, layout editing, author proofing workflows, and scheduling and supervising the production work of student assistants.

Sean is a 2017 graduate of Ohio State, with a bachelor in History of Art.  He previously worked at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum as a digital imaging specialist.  Sean also was a Collections and Exhibitions intern at The Columbus Museum of Art.

Please welcome Sean to the Libraries!

Passings: Vera Enesey

Submitted by Morag Boyd:  Former University Libraries colleague Vera Enesey passed away September 14. She retired from OSUL this spring after 50 years of dedicated service as a cataloger. Vera will be missed by her many colleagues.

Vera’s funeral mass will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Upper Arlington Thursday, September 21 at 11 a.m.

Vera’s obituary is available here:\\

Published: Chris Younkin

Chris Younkin recently had an article about the University Libraries published in the Buckeye Parent, a Parent and Family Relations’ newsletter. The article reinforces the “start with us” message Teaching and learning has been sharing with incoming students and their families at orientations this summer.

You can read the article here: .

Welcome: Kaelyn McAdams

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Kaelyn McAdams is joining the staff September 18 as Program Assistant for Special Collections.  This is a 2-year term position, and will organize and coordinate operations, procedures and resources that facilitate collaboration, streamlining and efficient customer service in Thompson Library Special Collections.  Kaelyn will also provide support services for the Thompson Library Special Collections Head, curators, staff, visiting scholars and other patrons.

Kaelyn is an Ohio State graduate, with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Medieval Renaissance Studies.  She worked for three years as a student assistant in Special Collections, and was the 2016 recipient of the Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship.

Spot Bonus: Marilyn Scott

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Marilyn Scott/Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, is receiving a spot bonus for her work with the new PastPerfect interface.

In spite of unexpected problems encountered, Marilyn exhibited diligent follow-through, creative problem-solving, and collaboration to overcome obstacles. She took a leadership role in diagnosing the problems and working with colleagues at OSU and at PastPerfect to clarify and resolve them in a timely way so that the disruption of service to our patrons was limited. During this time, Marilyn also managed to fast-track a project so that PastPerfect records for a large new acquisition would be available in time for a press release about the donation.  

Lima’s Kathy Stedke recognized for three decades of service

Submitted by Tina Schneider:  Ohio State-Lima’s Kathy Stedke was honored with a University Libraries Director’s Award for outstanding staff performance in August.  Kathy has worked at Ohio State-Lima in the library since 1986. She is responsible for student employees, the circulation desk, reserves, cataloging, and business transactions.  She was surprised with the award by Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries Damon Jaggars.

Kathy’s recognition received quite a bit of media attention.  Take a look:

Welcome: Zach Walton, Lima Campus

Submitted by Tina Schneider:  Zach Walton (walton.485) is the new reference/instruction librarian at the Lima Campus.

Zach comes to us from the Preble County District Library, where he worked as a reference assistant and branch manager.  Zach also recently completed an internship at Sinclair Community College.

Welcome to Ohio State, Zach!

Spot Bonuses: Andrew Gunnar Bowersock, John Hooten, Daniel Jonathan Zane Kuntz, Darin Soat

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  John Hooten, University Archives, was recognized for his extraordinary efforts during a recent event hosted by the University Archives and Polar Archives. He took the initiative to create a slide show featuring items from the collections and gave a presentation about the various images you selected. 

Andrew Gunnar Bowersock, Daniel Jonathan Zane Kuntz  and Darin Soat, Libraries IT, supported the summer 2017 PC refresh of all the student and staff machines at Thompson Library. This included imaging the machines, placing the PCs with a new keyboard and mouse and updating monitors as needed. In addition, they helped replace these machines while working around the carpet replacement, including having to remove and then return monitors to desks and moving power supplies and phones as needed. 

All four student workers will receive a $50 spot bonus.


Mandernach named to inaugural AAAS library advisory board

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the prestigious journal Science, is taking a fresh look at challenges and issues facing libraries and publishing.

The new Associate Director for Research and Development at AAAS formed the first library advisory board an invited Meris Mandernach for a two-year term of service. Meris will attend the first advisory board meeting in late October.

Published: Tina Franks, Aaron Olivera

Tina Franks has been published in Information and Learning Science (previously New Library World). Her co-authored article “Unlocking Library Search Committees at ARL Public Universities: Techniques and Best Practices for Getting Hired” can be read at

Aaron Olivera:  Olivera, A. (2017). General Education: Ten Years of Textbooks at the Ohio State University Libraries. In C. Diaz (Ed.), Textbooks in Academic Libraries: Selection, Circulation, and Assessment (Chapter 9). ALA Editions.

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