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Departures: Russell Schelby

Submitted by Sabrina Blocker:

Russell Schelby has resigned his position from the Applications Development & Operations team. His last day will be February 1.

Russell joined the University Libraries in 2007 and has enjoyed working on and implementing various projects through the years, including Discover, Special Collections Registry, Digital Collections and the infamous “Green website” (screenshot below).

Russell will soon be leading the Authorities development team in the Data Services division of OCLC. There, he hopes to contribute his experience from University Libraries in team leadership, agile software development and a wide but shallow knowledge of academic libraries.

We wish Russell all the best in his new role at OCLC and thank him for his numerous contributions over the years!

Screenshot of an old, outdated and predominantly green web page.

“The Green Website”

Pat Wood Featured in Marion Star

Submitted by Beth Black:

Pat Wood, head librarian at The Ohio State University at Marion, is featured in an article in the Marion Star titled “Aces of Trades: Pat Wood helping Marion college students succeed.” The article chronicles Pat’s career and her passion for librarianship.

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Published: Kerry Dhakal

Kerry Dhakal, Research and Eduction Librarian at the Health Sciences Library, has recently published a study in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship. The article provides an overview of the collaboration between librarians at The Ohio State University and clinical pastoral educators in teaching research literacy to chaplain residents at the Wexner Medical Center.

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The Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a year-long Level II chaplain residency program to chaplains of all faiths. In 2017, the program was awarded a grant to develop a research literacy curriculum and invited a health sciences librarian and a social sciences librarian to teach residents about evidence-based practice and literature research methods. This interprofessional collaboration successfully engaged chaplains and librarians to learn and teach one another about their respective disciplines and how they can support one another in the pursuit of evidence-based spiritual care and research.

Full Citation:
Kerry M. Dhakal (2022) Collaborating with Clinical Pastoral Educators to Teach a Research Literacy Curriculum, Journal of Hospital Librarianship, DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2021.2019511

Published: Craig Gibson

The Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship recently published an article co-authored by Craig Gibson, Professional Development Coordinator at University Libraries, on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Gibson co-authored the article with Trudi Jacobson of SUNY Albany; the two authors were co-chairs of the ACRL Task Force which developed the Framework. The article, “Insiders’ Perspective on the ACRL Framework on Information Literacy,” is in a written interview format with Jean-Michel Lapointe and offers Gibson and Jacobson’s unique vantage point on the development of this influential teaching- and curriculum-focused document. The authors address the genesis and conceptual foundations of the Framework, some of the debates within the profession as it was developed, its increasing impact and possible futures for information literacy within higher education.

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Full Citation:
Lapointe, Jean-Michel, Craig Gibson, and Trudi Jacobson. 2021. “Insiders’ Perspectives on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: An Interview With Trudi Jacobson and Craig Gibson”. Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 7 (December):1-16.

Published: Alan Green

A-R Editions, the leading American publisher of scholarly editions of music, has just published Alan Green‘s edition of “Allen Sapp: Piano Sonatas I–IV.” In addition to creating this critical edition, Green also wrote the historical introduction and analytical commentary for this volume.

Ohio composer Allen Sapp (1922-1999) studied with Aaron Copland, Walter Piston and Nadia Boulanger and served on the faculty of Harvard University. He came to Ohio in 1978, serving as Professor of Music and Dean of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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Published: Overbey, Diekmann and Lekies

Tracey Overbey, Florian Diekmann, and Kristi Lekies have published an article in International Journal of Environmental Health Research titled “Nature-based interventions for vulnerable youth: a scoping review.” The article looks at using nature as an alternative solution for vulnerable or at-risk youth. This is a scoping review that evaluated many resources on how rehabilitating youth through wilderness therapy, care farming, animal assisted therapy, gardening and other nature base alternatives can have a positive outcome amongst today’s youth.

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Nature-based interventions hold promise for vulnerable youth experiencing mental, emotional, developmental, behavioral, or social difficulties. This scoping review examined wilderness therapy, animal assisted therapy, care farming, and gardening and horticultural therapy programs to raise awareness and guide future development of research and treatment options. Studies included in this review were identified through a systematic search of the literature informed by a scoping review framework. Studies were examined by design, sample, intervention, and key findings. The majority of studies were quantitative using repeated measures designs and were conducted primarily in the United States. Sample sizes were generally small. Interventions were residential and community based with varying degrees of duration. Outcomes were largely positive across a wide range of psychosocial and behavioral measures and often maintained post-treatment. We emphasize the importance of robust empirical designs, comprehensive description of the interventions and surrounding therapies, and identification of target groups.

Departures: Rachel Schreier

Submitted by Sabrina Blocker:

Rachel Schreier has resigned her position as Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator. Her last day will be Friday, January 14.

Rachel joined the University Libraries Development team in April 2019. In her role, she assisted the Senior Director of Development, Julie Snyder, and the Director of Development, Connor Costakos, with developing personalized and comprehensive stewardship plans for their donors, implemented and executed programs to acknowledge, recognize and report on key donor segments to assist the development team with plans for the year and worked with internal partners to gather updates and support reporting on how gifts are used within University Libraries.

Using the lessons she learned in her role at the University Libraries, Rachel will be joining The Ohio State University’s Scholarship and Student Support team as a Director of Development, helping to achieve President Johnson’s goal of raising $800 million to create a debt free undergraduate education for Buckeyes within the next 10 years.

We wish Rachel all the best in her new role!

Departures: Sean Moodie

Headshot portrait of Sean MoodieSubmitted by Sabrina Blocker:

Sean Moodie has resigned his position as production services coordinator. His last day will be January 14.

Sean initially joined the University Libraries team as a student employee at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in 2015. He served in that role until 2017, at which point he joined the Publishing and Repository Services team as the production assistant for publishing services. In 2019, he was promoted to his current role.

Sean will be joining Ohio State Facilities Information and Technology Services as the architectural systems coordinator.

We wish Sean all the best in his new role!

Published: Espinosa de los Monteros and Black

Submitted by Amanda Folk:

Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros and Beth Black have an article in the current issue of Communications in Information Literacy.

Espinosa de los Monteros, P. A., & Black, E. L. (2021). Information Literacy for Global Inclusion: Designing an Annotated Bibliography for Global Search and Selection. Communications in Information Literacy, 15 (2), 208–226. Retrieved from

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the notion that our world is global and interdependent. Despite the ever-increasing connection of global with local, there continues to be formidable barriers in accessing information produced in different international contexts and languages. This Innovative Practices article details the redesign of an annotated bibliography assignment in an international studies course to support the inclusion of global perspectives into the information practices of undergraduate students. The redesign embedded explicit information literacy dispositions and global citizenship education competencies through the search and selection of global information sources. The authors discuss the instructional elements used, student outcomes, and the connection between information literacy and global citizenship pedagogies. The goal of this article is to support librarians in developing inclusive and global information literacy curriculum enabling students to connect to international voices.

Retiring: Gretchen Atkinson

Submitted by Randall McKenzie:

Margaret Atkinson—better known as Gretchen—has decided to retire after more than 17 years of service to Ohio State, primarily at the Music and Dance Library. Her last day with University Libraries will be January 10, 2022. 

She wishes to express her gratitude for the happy memories and fond friendships she has formed during her time here.

We wish Gretchen all the best in retirement!

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