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Fall Teaching Check-In

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 been developed. The Teaching & Learning Committee has organized this showcase of short lightning talks beginning at 11 a.m. on December 14 on Zoom.

Our presenters for this event are Janell Verdream, Jane Hammons, Beth Black, Stephanie Founds, Danny Dotson and Hanna Primeau. Please register for the event in advance.

Come hear about the interesting work being done by colleagues and learn about new resources available to you. All are welcome to attend. For questions, please contact Zach Walton(.485).

RBML Saturday Spotlight: Preaching, Confession and Medieval Pastoral Care Manuscripts

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 and miracle stories and other manuscripts related to the “care of souls in the Western European Middle Ages.” The broad genre of pastoralia represents the intersection of virtually every type of medieval literary genre—from high to low—including holy scripture, scholastic theology, folklore, philosophy, canon and civil law, natural history, chronicles, poetry, medicine and visual and artistic narrative. In recent years, RBML’s collection has grown to become one of the most diverse and interesting assemblages of pastoralia between the coasts. Come and explore these fascinating manuscripts for yourselves!

Sheila Craft-Morgan Partnering with OCLC on “Addressing Bias in Research Analytics”

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 frequently used research metrics resources. For instance:

• What do researchers and institutional leaders need to know to use research analytics responsibly?
• What is the role of the library?
• Who can libraries partner with?
• How can we support scholars who may be affected by bias?
• And how can these biases negatively impact institutional climate?

In collaboration with OCLC, Sheila Craft-Morgan and Allegra Swift will present and lead a discussion on the challenges of bias in research metrics and how libraries can and should respond.

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Narratives of (Dis)Engagement: Exploring the Library Experiences of Black and African American Students at Ohio State

November 30
10-11 a.m.
Virtual Event
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In this presentation, authors Tracey Overbey and Amanda Folk will discuss some of the highlights of their special report entitled Narratives of (Dis)Engagement: Exploring Black and African Students’ Experiences in Libraries, which was recently published by ALA Editions. In this special report, Overbey and Folk share the findings of a qualitative research study exploring the experiences of 15 Black and African American Ohio State undergraduate students both before college and during. Given the historical legacy of exclusion and discrimination that is evident in many of our public institutions, including educational institutions, and the fact that librarianship remains an overwhelming white profession, this study examined how students have (dis)engaged with public, school and university libraries, and the ways in which these libraries have (dis)engaged these students. While there have been a handful of studies that have explored the library experiences of this student population and BIPOC students more generally, this is one of the only studies that seeks to share the stories of these students’ experiences across multiple types of libraries.

Affordability Lunch and Learn Series: Collaborating to Transform a Course with Open Pedagogy

November 29
Noon-1 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Have you heard of open pedagogy? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transform your course using open pedagogy? Open pedagogy centers around learner agency, focuses on content creation, provides scaffolded learning experiences and emphasizes renewable assignments versus disposable ones. We invite you to join University Libraries for session two of the Affordability Lunch and Learn series, where we will discuss our collaboration to transform International Studies 4850: Understanding the Global Information Society using open pedagogy. In this course, students use information literacy concepts to explore how information is produced, disseminated and interpreted globally. We will discuss our strategies for selecting tools to implement open pedagogy in the classroom – the authoring tool Pressbooks and the social annotation tool We will also discuss how we scaffolded the learning experience with guest speakers. Amanda Larson introduced and taught students how to use Pressbooks to complete their assignments. Maria Scheid introduced and taught students about copyright, fair use and licensing, allowing them to make informed decisions about how their work would be disseminated at the end of the semester. Attendees will leave with strategies and resources for incorporating open pedagogy in the classroom and collaborating with University Libraries.

Gaining Visibility for your Research through The Conversation

November 17, 2022
3-4 p.m.
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Since 2014, 183 Ohio State researchers have written about their work and areas of expertise for The Conversation – and their articles have been read nearly 14 million times and been republished in outlets like the Washington Post, CNN and Popular Science.

If you are a faculty member, PhD student or postdoc interested in reaching The Conversation’s international audience, please join us for an online information session specifically for the Ohio State community from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Ohio State is one of the founding university members of The Conversation, and this will be your opportunity to learn how to get involved.

We will be joined by The Conversation’s Vivian Lam, assistant editor, and Michelle McAdams, university relationships manager. They will give an overview of The Conversation, discuss what kinds of articles they are looking for, and provide practical advice about how you can best pitch your ideas to The Conversation.

For more information, contact Jeff Grabmeier at

SOUTH (1919) Screening on November 29 at Wexner Center for the Arts

Submitted by Laura Kissel: 

Join the Polar Archives, the Byrd Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts as we partner to bring you this amazing film.

Already a celebrated polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton set off in 1914 on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, an attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica by land. Disaster struck Shackleton and his crew, however, when their ship, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and eventually sank, stranding her crew in some of the most unforgivable elements on the planet. Thankfully, Shackleton’s team included Australian photographer Frank Hurley who photographed and filmed the expedition, leaving us with a startling array of images and footage from the historic expedition, from the glorious beginning of the adventure to the crew’s desperate survival to the heroic rescue lead by Shackleton who sailed to a whaling station hundreds of miles away in a small boat and was able to return for his men in a rescue ship. The resulting film was used to illustrate Shackleton’s lectures about the trip and it was also released as a theatrical feature. It is now considered one of the first feature-length documentaries. The film has been remastered in 4K by the British Film Institute and features a newly commissioned score by Neil Brand. 

Visit the Wexner Center lobby before the event to retrace Shackleton’s expedition route through a timeline of rock samples, courtesy of the Polar Rock Repository. Each sample comes from Antarctica or the Weddell Sea floor and will represent both where the crew traveled and where the Endurance drifted while lodged in ice.

Registration is required. Register online now.

Save the Date: Libraries Holiday Party on December 15

Submitted by Quanetta Batts:

Please save the date and plan to join us at the Libraries Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15, 4:30-6 p.m. The event will be held at the Faculty Club. More details coming soon.

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Microaggression Series Kicks Off on January 18!

Submitted by Thomas Dickens:

In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the IDEAS committee will be hosting three workshops focused on Microaggressions. Each workshop is designed to build on the previous session and help participants understand the impact of Microaggressions and how to address them as they arise. These sessions will not be recorded. Those who are unable to attend these sessions live are invited to attend these sessions as they are offered to the rest of the university. For questions, please contact Thomas Dickens (


Microaggressions 101

Wednesday, January 18 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.


Microaggressions cause harm in every workplace. Yet many of us remain confused about what a microaggression is, how to know if one is happening/has happened, and the numerous ways microaggressions impact others. This 90-minute workshop offers a deep dive into microaggressions, microaggressive terminology, and the impacts of microaggressions in our everyday lives. By offering participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of microaggressions, our workshop aims to encourage the understanding, compassion, and confidence necessary to identify microaggressions and intervene when they are happening.



Wednesday, February 15 from 2 – 4 p.m.


This 2-hour workshop focuses on how we can address microaggressions. Participants will learn microintervention strategies that can be used when we experience or witness a microaggression, as well as strategies for how to hold ourselves accountable and offer meaningful apologies if we are told we’ve enacted a microaggression. This is an interactive workshop, and participants will have numerous opportunities to practice these strategies as well as reflect on how they can use them moving forward. *Note: This workshop is designed to be attended after Microaggressions 101.


Microaggressions and Me

Wednesday, March 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.


When learning about microaggressions, many of us wonder how we can intervene when we experience or witness a microaggression. But what do we do when someone tells us we are the person enacting a microaggression? How can we practice dismantling microaggressions in our everyday self-expression at work? How do we hold ourselves and each other accountable empathetically and consistently? This 90-minute workshop offers participants an opportunity to reflect on the ways all of us can perpetuate microaggressions and will explore how to move forward once we’ve been made aware of the microaggressions we perpetuate. Participants will build skills such as crafting meaningful apologies, learning to understand and say what we really mean, and strategies for holding ourselves accountable.

*This workshop is meant to be attended after Microaggressions 101 and 102.

Libraries Monthly Meeting on December 2

Please join us for the next University Libraries Monthly Meeting on December 2, 10 – 10:50 am.

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Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 918 3474 6767
Password: 475556
or call +1 646 876 9923

The agenda will be shared later this month.

To request a topic or have a question answered at a future meeting, go to: 

Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.

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