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  • Teaching & Learning Literature Workshop Series: Small Teaching

    January 13, 2023
    Submitted by Jane Hammons: Are you interested in learning about evidence-based teaching strategies and activities that you can incorporate into your courses, often within minimal preparation or grading? In Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, James Lang outlines research on strategies that support increased learning and provides activities that instructors can use to in ...
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  • Recording available for Monthly Meeting on January 13

    January 13, 2023
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: If you missed the January 13 Libraries Monthly Meeting, you can view the recording. Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.
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  • International Love Data Week 2023

    January 13, 2023
    Submitted by Kelsey Badger: International Love Data Week  The Research Commons will be hosting events throughout the week of February 13-17 as part of an international celebration of research data. The theme this year is “Data: Agent of Change.” Join us in-person or online for games, workshops, and speakers that highlight the many ways you can use ...
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  • CFBRR Accepting Applications for Special Assignment

    January 12, 2023
    Submitted by Leta Hendricks: The Committee on Faculty Benefits, Responsibility and Research (CFBRR) invites any interested regular faculty member to apply for a Special Assignment. Applications for an SA that will begin in the Summer of  2023 or Autumn of 2023* are due by February 7, 2023.  (*Another call for AU23 SA applications will be made ...
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  • Hammons Featured by ACRL’s Instruction Section

    January 11, 2023
    Submitted by Amanda Folk: Jane Hammons is the current featured teaching librarian on the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section website. Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Learn more >>
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  • New Year, New Updates to eLearning Tools

    January 10, 2023
    As you settle into a new semester at Ohio State, be sure to review the latest updates from the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI). Learn more about new accessibility features added to CarmenZoom; check out a few improvements in CarmenCanvas as well as official guidance for proctoring; remind your students to renew their ...
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  • Information Session: Open Access Publishing Agreements

    January 10, 2023
    Ohio State corresponding authors can publish Open Access articles at no cost to them under the agreements University Libraries and the Health Sciences Library have with publishers. To learn more about our current Open Access publishing agreements with De Gruyter, Institute of Physics (IOP), Wiley, Cambridge University Press, PLOS, Taylor & Francis and the Royal Society, please ...
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  • Leigh Bonds’ Edited Volume Published

    January 10, 2023
    Submitted by Meris Longmeier: E. Leigh Bonds’s edited volume of “The Routledge Companion to Romantic Women Writers” has been published. Bonds authored both a chapter about Mary Robinson and the introduction as part of her editorship. View publication >>
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  • Open Access Publishing Agreements Waive $2 Million in Author Fees

    January 10, 2023
    Submitted by Anna Stiles: Recent agreements The Ohio State University Libraries has made with major publishing houses are helping remove costly paywalls and stumbling blocks to access. These agreements expand access to scholarly works by Ohio State faculty, staff and students for readers and researchers across the globe. The project, Transforming Scholarly Publishing at Ohio State, aims to ...
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  • Invitation for your Feedback

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: Just a reminder – University Libraries faculty and staff and other faculty members of our TIU are invited to participate in an evaluation process for our senior leadership team, including the Associate and Assistant Deans (ADs) and the Dean.  Part of the process, a feedback survey for the Libraries leadership team, will be ...
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  • Input for Libraries Monthly Meetings

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: Send us your suggestions, questions and requests to present a “report from the field” at a Libraries Monthly Meeting by filling out this brief survey. Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.
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  • Next Management Committee Meeting on January 24

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: The Libraries’ next Management Committee meeting is being held on January 24, at 10 a.m.   The agenda is coming soon. Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.
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  • University Libraries Monthly Meeting January 13 Agenda

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: University Libraries Monthly Meeting January 13, 2023 10:00 am – 10:50 am Join Zoom Meeting https://osu.zoom.us/j/98398043802?pwd=NUY0aFJ3dTA5Y0ZNM0dxOCszdlM0Zz09&from=addon Meeting ID: 983 9804 3802 Password: 491742 Agenda Colleagues spotlight / Damon Jaggars Intended purpose: welcome new employees, acknowledge work anniversaries and share other good news. Organizational culture survey results / the Working Group on Organizational Culture Working group members Black, Beth Clopton, Kay Dotson, Danny Howe-Forney, Sandra McKenzie, Randall Williams, Amanda Intended purpose: ...
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  • Improving Readability with Plain Language

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Michelle Henley: Have you ever read an email from a colleague and felt confused about its message? Maybe you had to look up three acronyms or parse other jargon to understand the intent? This could be avoided if they have used plain language. Plain language means “communication your audience can understand the first time ...
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  • Published: Hammons and Vasudev

    January 9, 2023
    Jane Hammons, Teaching & Learning Engagement Librarian, and Kapil Vasudev, formerly of University Libraries, had an article entitled “Connecting librarians through professional development: A pilot project” published in the most recent issue of College & Research Libraries News. Abstract: Collaborations between school and academic librarians centered around the professional development of K-12 media specialists may represent a ...
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  • Teaching & Learning iPads to Support Instructional Activities

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Chris Seifert: Teaching & Learning (T&L) has 15 iPads that University Libraries colleagues can borrow on a short-term basis to support their instructional activities, including designing or preparing learning objects or classroom activities and supporting the classroom teaching. The iPads are 7th generation and have Ohio State-specific apps downloaded (i.e. OSU Mobile). If you would ...
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  • Welcome: Zachary Bouschard

    January 9, 2023
    Submitted by Sabrina Blocker: Zachary Bouschard has accepted the Security Enforcement Manager position and will begin his new role on January 30. Reporting to Aaron Heil, Zachary will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing a comprehensive security program for University Libraries. He will serve as the primary line of contact for Libraries security related questions and/or ...
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  • De Gruyter Read and Publish Agreement

    January 6, 2023
    Submitted by Maureen Walsh: The Ohio State University Libraries has entered into a Read and Publish Agreement with De Gruyter. The De Gruyter agreement begins January 1, 2023 and extends through December 31, 2025 and includes Ohio State’s access to all De Gruyter’s 350+ subscription journals and unlimited Open Access publishing for Ohio State corresponding authors in ...
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  • Job Posting: Exhibitions Preparator

    January 6, 2023
    Submitted by Sabrina Blocker: University Libraries is launching the recruitment for the Exhibitions Preparator role reporting to Jeremy Stone. Please find the position description and job link below. We are asking for your help with active recruiting! If you know of someone that may be qualified and interested in this role, please share the job posting. You ...
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  • Welcome: Bill Cox

    January 5, 2023
    Submitted by Sabrina Blocker: Bill Cox has accepted the Senior Applications Developer position and will begin his new role on January 17. Reporting to Sue Beck, Bill will be responsible for the end-to-end development and delivery of specialized library and administrative systems. He will collaborate with product owners, project managers and team members on the specification of ...
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