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IT Digital Library Web Developer Position Announcement

Submitted by Kristen Menchen:

University Libraries is launching the recruitment for our Digital Library Web Developer role, reporting to Russell Shelby.

We are asking for your help in Active Recruiting! If you know of someone that may be qualified and interested in this role, please share the job posting. You can also use one of the email templates we have created to share with organizations or associations you are involved in.

If you know of a candidate that is interested in the role, please ensure they apply for the position and send their information to Human Resources.

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Unemployment Fraud Resources

Submitted by Randall McKenzie:

In the past year, the number of fraudulent unemployment claims filed in the United States has dramatically increased. This is not an issue that is unique to the state of Ohio. However, Ohio State employees need to be aware of the threat and know how to access the resources available, if notified by the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) or Human Resources at Ohio State that a potentially fraudulent claim has been filed in their name.

Read more on the HR website including what to expect and resources that are available to employees if this happens.

Working with Students on Accommodations

Submitted by Kristen Menchen:

More than 4,000 students at Ohio State have disclosed a disability, yet surveys of the Columbus campus reveal that students with disabilities continue to report a lower sense of belonging and acceptance than students without disabilities.

To help instructors at all levels set a supportive tone and establish an effective process for working with students with disabilities, Student Life Disability Services and the ADA Coordinator’s Office have developed the Beyond Compliance Toolkit, an online collection of articles and videos that offer insight into fostering a campus culture of inclusion. This webpage also includes links to information on managing accommodation requests, points of contact, best practices, and education and training.

Please review the Beyond Compliance Toolkit and reflect on how you welcome students with disabilities and how you work with students who request accommodations.

Student Life Disability Services and the ADA Coordinator’s Office are prepared to assist with any questions you might have and welcome any inquiries for support.

Thank you for your support and the efforts you make to help all Buckeyes fulfill their potential.

Resources Include:

LibrariesConnect on March 3

Submitted by Elaine Pritchard:

Want to get caught up with our Libraries colleagues? Join us for the next LibrariesConnect on Wednesday, March 3 at noon.

To connect via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 926 9013 1775
Password: 817002
or call: 1-646-876-9923

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.

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New Post on University Libraries Teaching & Learning Blog

Submitted by Zach Walton:

Interested in reading advice on challenging instructional problems? The Ohio State University Libraries’ Teaching & Learning committee has developed a blog that tackles these challenges, providing answers and encouraging best practices in teaching. This blog features posts made by talented guest bloggers and links to other helpful resources, such as books, articles, podcasts and videos. Today’s blog post is titled Living in Liminality, written by our February guest blogger Craig Gibson, Professor & Professional Development Coordinator and Drake Institute Faculty Fellow for Mentoring.

Please check out the Teaching & Learning Blog! Feel free to subscribe or ask questions in the comments section of any post. If you are interested in writing for the blog, feel free to reach out to Zach Walton at

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Wellness Wednesday: February 24, 2021

Submitted by Quanetta Batts:

Financial Counseling

Is COVID-19 causing you financial stress? You can now schedule a video conference with a financial consultant to help guide you through this challenging time. Call 800-678-6265 or submit an online request to get connected to a financial counselor.

Mindfulness Coaching

Mindfulness training is a way to strengthen your ability to concentrate, relax, develop self-awareness and create new habits for paying attention that can decrease stress and internal friction. You have access to speak to a Mindfulness Coach who can assist you in beginning a mindfulness practice. Learn more about the benefits of mindfulness coaching by calling 800-678-6265 or registering here.

Home Office Ergonomics

This webinar provides a step-by-step process on how to improve the set-up of your home office. By the end of the 40-minute webinar, you will know where to place your keyboard to eliminate wrist pain, how to best position your computer to avoid eyestrain, ways to improve your sitting posture and much more. View the webinar.

You’re Invited to a Special Day of Wellness

February 25, noon to 1 p.m. AND 4:30 p.m.

Buckeye Wellness would like to invite you to attend a special day of wellness presentations, Thursday, February 25. First, register to celebrate Heart Health month with University Chief Wellness Officer, Bernadette Melnyk, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. Register Here.

Second, register to learn about the importance of breaking the stigma of mental health with Coach Ryan Day. He will share his personal story with mental health challenges and insights into how to overcome them. Register Here.

leafEmPOWERED Black Women and Well-Being Roundtable

February 25, 6 p.m.

The virtual experience is the first in a collaborative series between EmPOWERED to Serve™ and Go Red for Women. Amy Dubois Barnett, vice president of digital for BET, will moderate, and Sorority Presidents from the Divine Nine (D9) and The Links, Incorporated will lead.

The conversation will explore health equity and how the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines relate to the heart health of Black women — because we know one life lost due to heart disease is one too many. Register Here

Do You Have an Idea for a Wellness Program?

Are you looking for information or a better understanding of a wellness issue? Do you have expertise or connection to an expert who can speak about a wellness issue? Please send ideas, suggestions or expert contact information to a Wellness Innovator for consideration. Your Innovators are Lila Andersen(.43), Quanetta Batts(.2), Ash Faulkner(.172), Randall McKenzie(.87), and Christina Moore(.809).

Share your Wellness Achievements

Are you preparing to run a marathon? Did you start a new yoga practice? Are you working on a creative project? Are you involved in your community? We want to hear your wellness story and celebrate your achievements. You are an inspiration! Send your story and photos to a Wellness Innovator and we’ll share it in an upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter.

New Story about Amanda Larson Published on Libraries Website

Submitted by Anna Stiles:

A new story about Amanda Larson and her work as the Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant has been published on the University Libraries website. In the article, Amanda shares her personal experiences that led her to her role with University Libraries and explains how affordable educational materials can benefit everyone involved in academia. 

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University Libraries has also shared the story on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, so be sure to take a look at the posts and share them with your personal networks!

Coffee with Damon on February 26

Submitted by Elaine Pritchard:

Join us for the next Coffee with Damon this Friday, February 26, from 10 – 11 a.m.

To connect via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 966 5510 5951
Password: 137972
or call: 1-646-876-9923

Save these dates for upcoming coffees:
March 12, 9 a.m. (note different time)
March 26, 10 a.m.
April 9, 10 a.m.

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Workday with Pets: Week 7

Charlie courtesy Annamarie Klose

Submitted by Danny Dotson:

Charlie got a new cell phone and forgot how to get the Workday app. HELP!!!

Charlie should visit Installing the Workday Mobile App to see how this is done.

Fiona courtesy Beth Kattelman

Fiona woke up after sleeping like this all night.  Time for a visit to the chiropractor and a day in the jacuzzi.  Fiona’s supervisor is traveling and gets notice of this issue. How does the time off request get approved using the mobile app?

Fiona’s supervisor should visit Approving Time Off: Mobile to see how this gets done.

Want to feature your pet in Workday with Pets? Send a photo to  You can also ask questions about Workday or suggest features to showcase.

When Disciplines Collide: Panel on Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Communication

Submitted by Holly Davis:

Join the Research Commons to learn more about the benefits of and training for interdisciplinary collaborations. This series of discussions is based on the experiences of teams of researchers working on an NSF-Advancing Informal STEM Learning Project: Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives. In the first panel discussion, researchers who have participated in an informal learning program to foster interdisciplinary collaboration around a theme will discuss how this project has influenced their approaches to teamwork and communicating with the public.

Learn More and Register >>

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