March 10, 2021: Anna Stiles
From Quanetta Batts: I recently recorded a video for a virtual conference and reached out to Anna to discuss how we might add captioning to the video. She jumped in right away, and within minutes had the video perfectly captioned. I appreciate Anna’s willingness to help, the expertise that she brings to our organization and her friendly teamwork attitude. I can’t thank her enough.
March 18, 2021: Amy McCrory, Earline Antosch, Reem Hussein
From Courtney Hunt: Amy and her team have been working on digitizing issues of “Lensology and Shutterisms” from the Fine Arts Library for the past year. These artfully printed small volumes were identified by a patron, and it quickly became clear to us that they should be digitized and shared with the world, as many of them are in the public domain and contain useful research content in art, history of photography and photography equipment, as well as design. During the digitization process, Amy identified some mold and spotting on a few of the issues and worked with preservation to contain those problems before moving on to digitization. The work Amy, Earline and Reem put in to get these issues finally digitized is just fantastic and deserves recognition! Thank you, team! The issues can now be found on Internet Archive. Here’s one issue from 1914, so that you can see their work.
March 25, 2021: Anna Stiles
From Amanda Folk: Anna helped us to ensure accurate captions for our ACRL 2021 presentation about the pilot partnership with Columbus City Schools. Not only was she willing to help, she provided a sense of calm when things didn’t go according to plan! We appreciate your support in helping us to accessibly tell about our success with this partnership! On behalf of Q, Kapil, Jane, Lynda and I…thank you, Anna!
March 25, 2021: Wendy Medvetz
From Amanda Folk: Wendy was incredibly patient and helpful (as she always is) as I was completing my first purchase requisition in Workday. She took the time to provide me with important details to successfully complete this task, which also helped me to compile documentation for myself to use in the future. She pointed me to appropriate support resources and also gave me tips about what worked for her. I really appreciate her patience and her help!
April 9, 2021: Christine OConnell
From Randall McKenzie: Christine has been a great help in HR since both our HRBP and HR Student left in March. Christine has jumped in with New Student Employee Orientation and advertising for the AD for EDI position. Both of these can be quite time-consuming and I really appreciate Christine’s willingness to help in a time of need. Thank you, Christine!
April 9, 2021: Danny Dotson
From Randall McKenzie: As Change Coordinator, Danny has been a great resource during the Workday transition. Danny did an excellent job preparing Libraries for the significant change and has continued to advocate for Libraries with the Workday team as issues and concerns have come up. Thank you, Danny, for your support!
April 12, 2021: Sarah Collier
From Miriam Centeno: Sarah Collier, Project Coordinator in the Preservation & Digitization department, has done an outstanding job of standardizing and improving our work routines. Using project management concepts and Microsoft Teams software, she has created workflows for several of our major conservation and digitization initiatives. Her work has improved our communications both within the department and with our colleagues across Libraries and has helped us to plan and carry out projects more successfully. Sarah continually sees opportunities to improve workflows and has many more ideas she wants to implement this year. A big thanks to Sarah for taking a fresh look at how we do our jobs and helping us to do them better!