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  • Fall Teaching Check-In

    November 30, 2022
    Submitted by Zach Walton: Are you interested in hearing about and discussing some of your colleagues’ instruction sessions, collaborations and other projects this semester? The end of a busy semester is a great time to wind down and discuss some of the teaching that you and your colleagues have done and share new resources that have ...
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  • Welcome: Haley Simpson

    November 29, 2022
    Submitted by Sabrina Blocker: Haley Simpson has accepted the position of FAES Library Supervisor and will begin her new role on December 5. Reporting to Florian Diekmann, Haley will assist in the day-to-day management and operation of the FAES Library. She will oversee circulation services, hire, manage and supervise student employees, coordinate acquisition of library materials and ...
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  • New Role: Emma Halm

    November 29, 2022
    Submitted by Sabrina Blocker: Emma Halm has accepted the Public Services and Digitization Coordinator position at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) and will begin her new role on December 5. Reporting to Susan Liberator, Emma will be responsible for providing services to both on- and off-site researchers. She will support user services in the ...
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  • Retirement: Belinda Hurley

    November 28, 2022
    Belinda Hurley will be retiring from her role as Engineering and Science Liaison. Her last day will be February 28, 2023. “Belinda has been an essential member of the Science Librarians Team and will be greatly missed by her colleagues,” said Jessica Page, Belinda’s supervisor.  “We all wish her the best in her retirement!” We thank Belinda for ...
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  • OhioLINK Institute of Physics (IOP) Open Access Agreement

    November 28, 2022
    Submitted by Maureen Walsh: OhioLINK has negotiated an Open Access upgrade deal with the Institute of Physics (IOP). The agreement with IOP Publishing begins January 1, 2023 and extends through December 31, 2025 and includes Ohio State’s access to all IOP journals including journals from the Electrochemical Society (ECS). In addition, Ohio State corresponding authors can publish ...
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  • RBML Saturday Spotlight: Preaching, Confession and Medieval Pastoral Care Manuscripts

    November 25, 2022
    December 10 10:30 a.m.-noon Thompson Library Special Collections Reading Room (Room 105) The Rare Books & Manuscripts Library (RBML) is hosting its second fall “open house.” The event will highlight RBML’s substantial collection of medieval manuscripts of pastoral care, including annotated collections of sermons, confessional manuals, reference books summarizing sin and how to remedy it, collections of folk tales ...
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  • Timekeeping for Winter Academic Recess

    November 22, 2022
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: The Ohio State University is invoking its Weather or Other Short-Term Closing Policy 6.15 as an academic recess to support the health, safety and well-being of the university’s workforce. The university will close December 27-30, 2022. Short-Term Closure time off will be automatically entered in Workday Absence for all eligible employees prior ...
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  • Amanda Rinehart Publishes Post on National Library of Medicine Blog

    November 22, 2022
    Amanda Rinehart has authored a guest post on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) blog titled “The Intangible Rewards of Engaging with Research Data.” Amanda has also been invited to deliver the 2022 Joseph Leiter NLM/Medical Library Association (MLA) Lecture, “Data Communities: Room for Everyone, Roles for Librarians.” Read post >>
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  • Winter is Coming…

    November 22, 2022
    Submitted by Christine OConnell: As we head into the winter months, please re-familiarize yourself with University Libraries’ Severe Weather Procedures.
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  • Call for Proposals: Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM)

    November 22, 2022
    Submitted by Tina Franks: Conference on Academic Library Management (CALM) strives to fill a gap in the academic library professional development landscape by focusing on practical management skills and concrete practices. There is a significant focus in academic libraries on “leadership;” this conference is interested in the practical skills of management that impact the day-to-day work ...
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  • Eric Johnson appointed Interim Head of Thompson Special Collections and Area Studies

    November 21, 2022
    Submitted by Jennifer Vinopal: I am pleased to announce that Eric Johnson has agreed to take on the role of Interim Head of Thompson Special Collections and Area Studies while we recruit for a permanent leader for the position. He will begin his appointment following Nena Couch’s retirement around the end of this calendar year. Eric ...
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  • Knowledge Bank Down Time

    November 21, 2022
    Submitted by Johanna Meetz: University Libraries’ institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank, will be down between November 29 and December 1 for maintenance. Submissions will be open again starting December 2 at the latest. If you have questions, please reach out to libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.
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  • Royal Society Read & Publish 2023 Agreement

    November 21, 2022
    Submitted by Maureen Walsh: The Ohio State University Libraries has renewed the Royal Society Read and Publish Agreement for 2023. This agreement includes Ohio State’s access to all Royal Society journals, while also supporting Open Access publishing for Ohio State corresponding authors. Under this one-year agreement, Ohio State will have perpetual access to Royal Society content published in ...
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  • Ohio Minimum Wage Increase

    November 21, 2022
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: On January 1, 2023, the hourly minimum wage in Ohio will increase 80 cents from $9.30 to $10.10 for all non-tipped workers. The payroll department will centrally implement the increases to all employees affected by the minimum wage change effective January 1, 2023. No supervisor action is needed to make the minimum ...
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  • Sheila Craft-Morgan Partnering with OCLC on “Addressing Bias in Research Analytics”

    November 21, 2022
    Submitted by Meris Longmeier: Today’s universities and scholars increasingly rely upon an array of indicators about research activities to support institutional decision making, competitive analysis and economic development, impact assessment, and individual and institutional reputation management. But increasing reliance on big data also brings the responsibility of asking questions about how biases may be baked into ...
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  • Reading w/Dan: “Digital preservation in libraries”

    November 18, 2022
    Submitted by Dan Noonan: So, it has been awhile since my last Reading w/Dan; I had not realized how long it had been. Between the fact I was tackling the book, “Digital preservation in libraries: preparing for a sustainable future”, attending conferences, going on a long-awaited vacation and well, regular everyday work, all of a sudden ...
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  • REMINDER: LibrariesConnect on November 17

    November 16, 2022
    Want to get caught up with our Libraries colleagues? Join us for the next LibrariesConnect on Thursday, November 17 at noon. Connect via Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/j/95507056275?pwd=L3AxYW1wV0VacW9TTWJQMHI5aHpxZz09&from=addon Meeting ID: 955 0705 6275 Password: 223463 About LibrariesConnect: LibrariesConnect brings our faculty and staff together in a relaxed virtual environment where we can get better acquainted and make connections across our organization. Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.
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  • REMINDER: Call for Presenters for Fall Teaching Check-in

    November 16, 2022
    Submitted by Zach Walton: Did you have a great instruction session this semester or a cool collaboration with another instructor you’d like to share? Maybe an interesting presentation you’ve attended and want to discuss? The end of a busy semester is a great time to wind down and discuss some of the teaching that you and ...
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  • This Friday is Focus Friday!

    November 16, 2022
    Submitted by Thomas Dickens: I am pleased to share with you that University Libraries will be continuing to implement a pilot for “Focus Fridays” this month. Taking place on the last “working” Friday of the month, Focus Fridays are days where we encourage a reduction of internal meetings to build in additional time for University Libraries ...
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  • Press Pause on Distracting Autoplay

    November 16, 2022
    Submitted by Kevin Bauer: When a webpage features an autoplaying video, it can be an annoying distraction. These videos also create an accessibility issue for users with attention or memory disabilities, who might find the page much more challenging to use. The Web Accessibility Initiative recommends limiting or allowing users to control interruptions such as moving ...
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