Kudos: Niemeyer, Bolin, Parrish, Rinehart, Cox, Lewis, Moziejko, Dewees

From John Dewees:  Many thanks to Shannon Niemeyer for being a wonderful help in getting everything ready for the staff mentorship recognition event. She was invaluable in navigating catering, room set up, and all the myriad details involved with event planning. Thanks so much!

From John Dewees: Thanks to Orie Bolin and Eric Parrish for getting all the reserves materials on carts and off the shelves in advance of our department’s carpet replacement (not to mention all the holdshelf materials too!). Thanks for taking care of what I’m sure was a big job.

From Sandra Howe-Forney:  James Rinehart worked on a renumber process for OhioLINK Sorting in the mailroom. He found the right materials that will allow us to adjust for adding new libraries and relabeled each current library in a better, more easy to follow method.

From Kathryn Beach:  The business office staff would like to recognize the Facilities & IT groups for all their hard work in moving us out and back into our space last week after carpet replacement. We wanted to single out Gary Cox for his assistance from day 1 relating to all of our computer needs in the swing space and again when we moved back into our permanent space.  We want to thank JR Rinehart for finding us comfortable chairs on short notice to use in the swing space. We want to thank Brent Lewis for meeting all of the security needs required by the business office. We would also like to thank Mark Moziejko for the phone set ups during the moves.

From Randall McKenzie:  John Dewees has done a fantastic job coordinating the SAC Staff Mentorship Program this year. To mark the end of the pilot year, John organized a recognition event for everyone who participated in the program and members of the exec team. The event included food, discussion, and recognition letters. This was an excellent way to celebrate the program which has been a success thanks in large part to John’s efforts.

Welcome: Chang

Submitted by Josh Sadvari:  Lee-Arng Chang joins the Libraries’ staff as the Data Visualization Specialist on June 12.

Lee-Arng will be an instrumental member of the Research Commons team, helping to develop and implement a new suite of services around data visualization. Lee-Arng’s work will support the research needs of faculty and students around data visualization and visual thinking and will integrate relevant tools and techniques into teaching curricula.

Lee-Arng graduated from Ohio State in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and has experience in visualization, prototyping, and product design through previous positions with the Michael Graves Design Group, Kimberly-Clark, and Spirit Halloween.

Please join us in welcoming Lee-Arng to the OSU Libraries.

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

or

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

 

Exhibition on Detectives Opens in Thompson Gallery May 24

The game is afoot!

The new exhibition Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives explores popular depictions of fictional detectives over the last 150 years. The exhibition is curated by English Librarian Jennifer Schnabel. It opens May 24 in Thompson Library Gallery.  The gallery is open daily during the summer from noon until 6 p.m.

We often associate the traditional detective character with Sherlock Holmes and his concealing overcoat, deerstalker hat, pipe, and magnifying glass. Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives reveals the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s character and his iconic look as well as highlights diverse representations of detectives on the page, stage, and screen, including:

  • Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian detective
  • Nancy Drew, the teen sleuth created by Carolyn Keene
  • Dick Tracy, the comic book hero first drawn by Chester Gould
  • Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson, Chester Himes’s Harlem detectives
  • Shinichi Kudo, manga author Gosho Aoyama’s boy detective

This exhibition would not have been possible without the support of the curators, staff, and student workers in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute, the Medical Heritage Center, the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, and the Libraries’ Area Studies, Preservation & Reformatting, and Communications departments.

“Offering Service and Support to the LGBTQIA Community and Allies” workshop June 7

Submitted by Sandra Enimil:  Please join the Libraries’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee for a 90 minute workshop from the American Library Association (ALA) entitled “Offering Service and Support to the LGBTQIA Community and Allies Workshop,”  Wednesday, June 7, 2:30 p.m., with presenter Jessica Jupitus. The program will be viewed in the Thompson Library, Rooms 150 A/B.  A 30-minute discussion will follow the viewing.

Librarians are always thinking of ways to reach more users, make the library a more welcoming environment, and provide patrons with better services. With the increasing visibility of gay, queer, transgender, and gender non-binary issues, it has been evident that more people are interested in better understanding these communities and how to offer services that are both respectful and helpful.

Information on sexuality and gender identity can be hard to find, and sometimes patrons are uncomfortable asking and discussing these topics. In this workshop, Jupitus will provide you with informative ways on how you can create a warm and welcoming space with visible allies to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community and help develop your library services all at the same time. You’ll come out of the session with great programming ideas and strategies to get your administration and community on board.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn about different programs and guidelines to serve people who identify as LGBTQIA
  • How to create a safe and welcoming space
  • Community partnerships and local tie-ins to increase your reach
  • The importance of offering these services and how to persuade administrators and others in your community to be supportive of these new initiatives

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Send emails to Sandra Enimil to confirm attendance.

Marketing conversation with Libraries’ faculty, staff and Ologie marketing firm May 25

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 will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Thompson Library, Room 165 and should last approximately 1 hour. We would be grateful if you could attend the session.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your time and valuable input.

Dependent Tuition Assistance Windows

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  The Dependent Tuition Assistance Program pays a portion of the instructional and general fees for an eligible employee’s spouse/same-sex domestic partner, eligible unmarried dependent children, and eligible unmarried dependent children of their same-sex domestic partner, who take courses at Ohio State.

To be eligible for the benefit, a faculty or staff member must be employed in an eligible appointment of at least 50% FTE on the first day of the academic term for which the tuition assistance benefit is to be applied. Some tuition benefits are subject to taxation. Applications must be submitted each term.

  • The enrollment window for summer semester 2017 closes June 16.
  • The enrollment window for autumn semester 2017 runs from June 26 to August 25.

For more information, visit: https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/dependent-tuition-assistance/.

Post-holiday Payroll Processing information

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Timesheets for Pay Period 25 must be approved by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Please remind all bi-weekly staff and student employees to submit their timesheet for approval at the end of their last scheduled shift during the week of May 22.

Supervisors: If you will be out of the office on Tuesday, May 30, please make arrangements for timesheets to be approved by your backup approver or by Human Resources in order to meet the payroll processing deadline. Please contact Randall McKenzie  with any questions.

Training Opportunity – Paper and Bytes: Policies, Best Practices and Resources for Managing Ohio State Records, July 10

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Become more knowledgeable about university policies, legal requirements and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care during the in-person session on Monday, July 10.

Visit go.osu.edu/buckeyelearn to register.

Performance Management Reminders

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Staff self-appraisals were due to supervisors on Friday, May 19. Supervisors should review the self-appraisals prior to writing the Step Four.

All Step Four documents should be submitted to the ADs by Friday, June 16.

Visit the Performance Management website for the document templates.

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