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Save the Date: OSUL General Meetings December 14

Submitted by Elaine Pritchard:  Please save the date for the next OSUL general meetings, Thursday, December 14, 9:30-11 a.m., Tech Center, Room 122; and 2:30 – 4 p.m., Thompson Library, Room 150A/B.

We will be streaming the Thompson meeting with CarmenConnect.

OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series: “For the Greater (Not) Good (Enough): Open Access and Information Privilege,” November 9

In the presentation, Char Booth will address the concept that open access has had a huge impact on publishing and scholarly communication, yet who you are, what you earn, and how you research still create serious barriers to information availability. Char will examine open access through the perspective of information privilege, highlighting actions libraries and allied organizations can take to reduce access inequities in pursuit of social and economic justice. The event will be held at OCLC’s global headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, and attendees have the option to attend virtually or in-person. Check the event website for registration information


About Char Booth

A self-described early riser, oceanite, and devotee of critical reflective practice, Char Booth explores the intersection of pedagogy, advocacy, and design in libraries. Char is Associate Dean of the University Library at California State University San Marcos, an institution with a strong commitment to social justice and traditionally underrepresented learners. Char was previously the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library and has held positions at the University of California at Berkeley and Ohio University. A faculty member of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Institute, Char’s publications include the Ilene F. Rockman Award-winning Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators (ALA Editions) and Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies (ACRL).

About the Distinguished Seminar Series

OCLC Research established the Distinguished Seminar Series in 1978 to encourage the sharing of thought leadership around topics that effect the ever-evolving world of librarianship and information sharing. As a program of the OCLC Research Library Partnership, we invite distinguished professionals to our headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, to give presentations on topics of current interest. Speakers may discuss recently completed or early-stage research that they have undertaken or report other types of professional activity. Some topics align closely with our current research directions, while others represent areas of interest to the library and information science community that are not formally being studied by our researchers. 

Action Needed: Security Awareness – Training

The OSU Information Security Standards require us to complete one hour of security awareness activities each year. The Security Awareness team is pleased to provide all employees with awareness training with practical steps for protecting yourself online.


Based on the annual awareness training requirements in the Information Security Standards, all staff must complete the training by February 28, 2018. Training takes about an hour and you have the option to view the content all at once or to complete part of the training, pause and resume the training at a later time.


  1. Go to BuckeyeLearn (if prompted, login with your name.# and password)
  2. Select the My Transcript button on the homepage and locate the Security Awareness [PY4] training and click “Open Curriculum”

If you are unable to launch the course, you may need to disable the pop-up blocker, please see

  1. If you are unable to complete the training all at once you may return to your BuckeyeLearn transcript to continue work on completing the training
  2. For technical support, please contact the IT Service Desk online or at (614) 688-HELP (4357). For all other questions, please contact the University Libraries IT Service Desk at (614) 688-4310.

Please make time in your schedule to complete the training. The deadline may seem far in the future, but that is intentional to accommodate your other priorities. Thank you for taking the time to complete this training and lead the way in modeling best practices for IT security at Ohio State.

Open Educational Practices: Libraries’ In-Service Day December 8

Submitted by Craig Gibson:  

This year’s In-Service Day will focus on “Open Educational Practices”, and is a signature event in the series of workshops and presentations sponsored by the Libraries’ Teaching & Learning Committee on various facets of “open”: open educational resources; open data; open special and digital collections; and open repositories.  The large conversations about open pedagogy are increasingly important at OSU as the University focuses on enhancing teaching practices among all faculty, and moves forward with a new General Education program.      

The In-Service workshop will feature Quill West of Pierce College, who is a well-known writer, speaker, and thinker about open teaching and learning practices.  It will be held on Friday, December 8, in Thompson Library 150A/B, with lunch served.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and contribute to this timely conversation about open educational practices.  

Please register by Friday, December 1, at:



UX Cohort November 16, recap of methods to date!

Submitted by Meris Mandernach:  UX cohort will meet on November 16 from 1-2 p.m. in 18th Avenue Library, 070/090 to recap what testing methods we’ve learned to date and talk about areas that we may want to test in the future. If you have an area that you’re responsible for (either virtually or physically) think about what we might test with users to streamline processes, make enhancements to how patrons move through a space, or in other ways improve user experiences with OSUL.

If you have missed any of the UX cohorts to date, come to this meeting and catch yourself up! Card Sorting, First Click, Talkalouds and many more!!

-Meris and Robyn

Information Session on Undergraduate Research Library Fellowship November 8

Submitted by Craig Gibson:  

The Teaching & Learning Committee is offering an information session on the Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Library Fellowship on November 8, 10-11 a.m., in Thompson 150B.

Craig Gibson and Beth Black will give a brief presentation on the fellowship program, which is a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, followed by discussion of previous examples of previous student projects and Q & A with previous library faculty mentors.

If you are interested in learning more about the program and the possibilities for mentoring an undergraduate student throughout an extended research project, please bring your questions to this information session.


Annual Teaching & Learning In-Service Day December 8

Submitted by Craig Gibson, Chair, Teaching & Learning Committee:  

The Libraries’ Annual Teaching & Learning In-Service Day will be held on Friday, December 8. The workshop leader this year will be Quill West, Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College in Washington state. This workshop is part of the “Year of Open” series of events sponsored and organized by the Teaching & Learning Committee.

We invite everyone to attend; please reserve this date on your calendars. More details about the workshop and registration are forthcoming.

OSU Open Access Monograph Initiative: Publishing Grants for Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences Monographs

University Libraries is offering subventions for scholarly monographs in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences.  Learn more at the kick-off event for this new opportunity on Friday, October 27, 1-2 p.m.  The program will be held at the Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library, 175 W. 18th Avenue.

Ohio State faculty are encouraged to attend.

Learn more at 

Data in Libraries- Webinar Series Viewings in the Research Commons

Submitted by Nicole Hernandez:  The Research Commons is hosting viewing sessions for the Data in Libraries webinar series through ALA RUSA. Please see the information below for details on each webinar section.

Thursday, October 19, 2 – 3 p.m. – Data Basics and The Reference Interview
As the world embraces data, so must librarians. Increasingly librarians are facing reference interactions that necessitate, or would be enhanced by, a foundational understanding of data. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the data reference interview, the advantages and issues involved in using data in a reference transaction, and how to approach issues of data literacy and validity. Some of the questions to be addressed include: How is conducting a data reference interview similar and different from a traditional reference interview? What are the primary elements to look out for when consulting documentation? How do I know if the data is reliable and valid?

Thursday, October 26, 2 – 3 p.m. – Open Data
Looking for big datasets for free? The U.S. Federal Government has been providing access to their statistical data for years, even before the Internet ever existed. Why? How do we get to the data? Will we always have access? Who has the best statistics? Why are other organizations now giving their numbers away for free also? Learn about where open data and statistics come from, ways to find, and issues on how to keep it coming along with where to join discussions and stay aware of developments in creation, access, retrieval, articulation, presentation, publishing, and curation of data and statistics.

Thursday, November 2, 2-3 p.m.–Data Processing and Visualization
The world is becoming data-driven as business, academia, and the media embrace the analysis and visualization of data in their day-to-day activities. As a result, library patrons now need not only help finding facts and figures, but help with turning that raw data into analysis and presentation. This webinar will describe and discuss data services for libraries, with a particular focus on the data visualization techniques and tools that are transforming how we analyze and understand our world.

Please RSVP to indicating the webinar viewing(s) you will be attending.

Center for Open Science Workshop in Research Commons October 24

Submitted by Nicole Hernandez:  The Research Commons will be hosting a workshop by the Center for Open Science on Tuesday, October 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. that will teach easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their research. This is a hands-on workshop where attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish. Topics covered include:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow.

While this workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs across disciplines who are engaged in quantitative research, faculty are welcome as well. Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to fully participate.

Learn more and register

Please feel free to promote this workshop to interested constituents and to attend yourself.

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