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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance and PLOS Announce Publishing Deal

    January 22, 2021
    Submitted by Gene Springs and Maureen Walsh: The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) have entered into an agreement for BTAA members, including The Ohio State University, to participate in PLOS’ Community Action Publishing (CAP) program. CAP is PLOS’ effort to sustain highly selective journal publishing without Article Processing Charges ...
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  • International Student Experience Workshop Series

    January 22, 2021
    Submitted by Pam McClung: The Office of International Affairs will virtually host the spring semester International Student Experience Workshop Series for faculty and staff, a three-part sequence to educate participants about life as an international student and offer guidance on how to best work with this population. The workshops will include presentations by staff from OIA and other offices, as well ...
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  • Trans AND: A Digital Performance Festival

    January 22, 2021
    Trans AND: A Digital Performance Festival February 6, 2021 4 – 6:30 p.m. Register Now >> The Trans AND virtual performance festival brings together trans and gender-nonconforming artists from across the country for a weekend of genre-blending, gender-defying acts and dialogues exploring the intersections of art, identity, activism and community. The festival is a two-day event. Day one, sponsored ...
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  • Retiring: Matt Carmean

    January 22, 2021
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: Matt Carmean will be retiring from his position as Operations Supervisor at the Library Book Depository (Library Associate 2) on January 29, 2021. Matt began his career with University Libraries as a student employee, serving in multiple roles at the Business Library, Education Library, Fine Arts Library, Womens Studies Library, Main Library Circulation, ...
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  • Open Up: Open Educational Resources in the Sciences

    January 21, 2021
    Submitted by Amanda Larson: As part of the “Open Up” author series from Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, the University of Rochester invites you to discover different ways in which faculty, library staff and students work together to engage and enrich the learning process on Thursday, January 21. Open Up: Open Educational Resources in ...
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  • Promotion: Dana DeRose

    January 20, 2021
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: Dana DeRose has been promoted to Acquisitions Ordering Specialist (Library Associate 2) effective January 17, 2021. Reporting to Moon Kim, Dana will review and order requested materials in varying languages and formats, collect all data needed to release purchase orders to materials suppliers, keep order records current for maintenance, serve as a liaison ...
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  • January 15 Coffee with Damon Recording Available

    January 20, 2021
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: If you missed the Coffee with Damon last Friday, January 15, you can now view the recording. We look forward to seeing you at the next coffee on January 29.
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  • Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo

    January 20, 2021
    Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo January 30 – October 31, 2021 Open Thursday – Sunday Exhibit Hours: 1 – 4 p.m., appointment required Closed April 19 – June 11 Walt Kelly’s newspaper comic strip Pogo was a platform for political satire and commentary using a motley group of swamp critters. Kelly tackled many of the ...
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  • Wellness Wednesday: January 20, 2021

    January 20, 2021
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: Become a Buckeye Wellness Innovator Share your love for wellness and inspire your colleagues! Ohio State’s Buckeye Wellness Innovators program in the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer seeks faculty and staff for its January 2021 cohort. You will receive training, tips, suggestions and opportunities to coordinate and attend special events. If you ...
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  • Tell Us About Someone who Exemplifies #BuckeyeLove!

    January 20, 2021
    Submitted by Anna Stiles: #BuckeyeLove season is fast approaching, and we’re looking for stories to share! #BuckeyeLove is an annual University-wide marketing campaign meant to spread awareness of the many things there are to love about Ohio State. This year, #BuckeyeLove is all about acts of kindness. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond ...
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  • CORRECTION: Workday Office Hours

    January 19, 2021
    Submitted by Danny Dotson: NOTE: A previous version of this announcement incorrectly listed the start time for office hours as 1 p.m. The actual start time is 11 a.m. Now that Workday has launched, Danny Dotson is holding Workday office hours as an opportunity to ask questions.  Please feel free to join our last planned Workday Office Hour on ...
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  • Workday with Pets: Week 2

    January 18, 2021
    Submitted by Danny Dotson:  Scenario 1: Request Time Off Marvin has a headache and didn’t sleep well. How does he submit sick leave? Marvin should use Request Time Off to see how to put in his sick day off. Feel better Marvin! Scenario 2: Separating an Employee Mikey has three students graduating at the end of the semester. Good for them! ...
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  • Paper Charades with The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

    January 18, 2021
    Paper Charades: Kids Edition! January 24, 2021 4 – 5:30 p.m. EST Register Now >> Calling all families with comics-loving kids! Join us on Sunday, January 24 at 4 p.m. EST for an interactive virtual game of Paper Charades. The contestants in this family-friendly, Pictionary-like game are three of the top YA cartoonists working today: Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Guts, The Babysitters Club), Dana Simpson (Phoebe ...
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  • Education for Citizenship Event Recording

    January 15, 2021
    Education for Citizenship is a university-wide collaboration to foster frank, meaningful discussions across our many communities.  The Spring 2021 Discussion Series began Thursday, January 14 with, “Fostering Deliberative Democracy in Our Era of Political Polarization.” If you were unable to attend this moderated panel discussion, a recording will be available on the Education for Citizenship ...
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  • Wellness Wednesday: January 13, 2021

    January 13, 2021
    Submitted by Randall McKenzie: A Message from the Chief Wellness Officer As we begin 2021, it’s time to re-commit to living a happy and healthier lifestyle! On January 1, many Americans set new goals—a habit that they would like to make or break, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, engaging more regularly in physical activity or managing ...
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  • Access to 2020 NISO Webinars

    January 13, 2021
    Submitted by Christine OConnell: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has provided free access to all NISO and NFAIS 2020 archived webinar recordings, including the six-part Change Management Series.  The 90-minute webinars feature three to four speakers or roundtable discussions from a variety of constituencies. Helping people gain a greater understanding of the information community — issues ...
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  • Bibliographic Description Steering Committee Members

    January 13, 2021
    Submitted by Morris Levy: The Bibliographic Description Steering Committee is looking for 1-2 new members. This Committee focuses on bibliographic description, holdings, authority work and item records and reviews policy for systems used for this work, including III Sierra and OCLC cataloging tools. It also oversees policy development and implementation for bibliographic description across all OSUL ...
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  • Application Development & Operations Annual Report: 2020

    January 12, 2021
    Submitted by Beth Snapp: The 2020 Application Development & Operations Annual Report is now available here.  Although 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, our team remained on standby to assist in the Libraries’ response to the pandemic. At the same time, we were able to achieve significant milestones in the multi-year initiative to expand and ...
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  • Guidance for Recording Instruction Statistics in LibInsight

    January 12, 2021
    Submitted by Stephanie Founds: As we continue with primarily virtual instruction, the Teaching & Learning Department wants to provide some guidance for recording instruction statistics in LibInsight. For virtual instruction, you have the option to select synchronous, asynchronous or both. A synchronous presentation can be defined as a session in which you are in the classroom space ...
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  • Coffee with Damon on January 15

    January 11, 2021
    Submitted by Elaine Pritchard: Join us for the next Coffee with Damon this Friday, January 15 from 10 – 11 a.m.To connect via Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/j/95049596916?pwd=WjNKYUJ4MHp5allUd244WHE3SWVWQT09&from=msft Meeting ID: 950 4959 6916 Password: 806655 or call: 1-646-876-9923 Add to Calendar >> Save the dates for upcoming coffees (all at 10 a.m.): January 29 February 12 February 26
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