LTS Staff Accomplishments - Fall 2019

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Presentations

Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian, and Alex Japha, Digital Archivist,  co-presented “Enhance Your Marketing Material with Free Lehigh Graphics” at ERAC Staff Development Day. Participants learned how to use historical images to enhance announcements, presentations, reports, banners, flyers, and more featuring copyright-free images from Special Collections. May 2019.

Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian, chaired the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) program in Morgantown, WV,  "Urban Renewal and Housing Segregation in Archives: Resurrecting Lost Neighborhoods." Panelists included: Kim Carrell-Smith, Karen Beck Pooley, and Ilhan, who discussed methodologies of using archival resources and community-based fieldwork and resident interviews to uncover the history of urban development and redevelopment in Bethlehem. Panelists described how materials could be integrated into urban studies, public history, and planning curricula. April 2019.

Kathleen Dugan, Library Coordinator, served as Chair of the LTS Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair. As an executive committee member to the Council on Equity and Community she facilitated sessions on "Tackling Tough Topics Together" and "Guidelines for Effective Dialog".  Also, as an Advocate with the Gender Violence Education and Support Office she participated in "Take Back the Night", "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" and Consent Training programs.

Gale Fritsche, Assistant Director, Computing and Distributed Support Services, and Bill Bettermann, Manager & Senior Computing Consultant, Arts & Sciences Team, presented the session “Driving Impact: Strategies to Strengthen Diversity, Talent and Team Performance” at the 2019 EDUCAUSE National Conference in Chicago on October 15, 2019.

Lisa McColl, Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, and Michelle Suranofsky, Senior Analyst, co-presented: "Using Google Sheets Add Ons to Streamline Cataloging" to the ALCTS Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group at the ALA (American Library Association) 2019 Annual Conference, June 2019.

Eunice Rankin, Library Collections Assistant, presented slides from her service trip to Costa Rica, as part of a Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee event, May 2019.

Greg Reihman, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, participated in the “Hawkins Leadership Roundtable” at the annual Educause national meeting in Chicago in  October, 2019.

Sharon Wiles-Young, Director, Access Services, presented the keynote speech at the CALIS conference at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China: Open Source Community Development and Libraries: From Kuali OLE to FOLIO at Lehigh University.

Jasmine Woodson, Assistant Director, Instruction and Outreach, presented: “Our campuses, ourselves: Navigating institutional differences in the creation of an information literacy learning community” at the Association of College and Research Libraries’ New England Chapter Annual Meeting, May 2019.

Publications

Dan Huang, Resource Acquisitions Manager, and Sharon Wiles-Young, Director, Access Services, collaborated on a chapter entitled: “We didn’t Fear the Reader: Embracing New Service Models With Staff and Patron Input” for: "Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services: Perspectives on Collaboration Within and Across Libraries" published by Purdue University Press, 2019.

Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, accepted as co-author (together with Jeanette Norris, Brown) on a book-chapter: “Exploring organizational structures for flexibility & innovation” in the book: Administration and Organization Technical Services in the 21st century Library, Emerald Publishing, 2019.

Mark Scott, Business and Data Librarian, wrote, “Using Data to Support Collection Development and Improve Library Value”, forthcoming in Issue 4 of Public Services Quarterly.

Brian Simboli, Science Librarian, authored a preprint article titled “arXiv and the Symbiosis of Physics Preprints and Journal Review Articles”, published in May 2019 on preprint server, arXiv.

Leadership

Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Social Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian,  and Jasmine Woodson, Assistant Director, Instruction and Outreach, served as members of the cross-campus LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team, which culminated in a May Symposium.

Lois Black, Curator, Special Collections, serves on the ACRL/RBMS Task Force to Revise the RBMS Code of Ethics; the ACRL/RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee, and the ACRL/RBMS 2020 Conference Program Committee, June 2019.

Lois Black, Curator, Special Collections, represented the Lehigh Libraries at the PALCI Deans and Directors Annual Luncheon, September 2019.

Lois Black, Curator, Special Collections, was re-elected Secretary of the Board of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Board, June 2019.

Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian, appointed Vice President of Lower Saucon Historical Society July 2019.

Kathleen Dugan, Lending Services Library Coordinator, served as Chair of the LTS Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As an executive committee member to the Council on Equity and Community she facilitated sessions on "Tackling Tough Topics Together" and "Guidelines for Effective Dialog.”  Also, as an Advocate with the Gender Violence Education and Support Office she participated in "Take Back the Night," "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," and Consent Training programs.

Doreen Herold, Technical Services Manager, on behalf of the Library Managers and Directors Team coordinated the LTSl staff learning opportunity: Opportunities for Learning and Professional Development, September 27

Alex Japha, Digital Archivist, appointed editor of MARAC Technical Leaflet Publication and position on MARAC Communications Committee, July 2019.

Alex Japha, Digital Archivist, appointed Chair of ERAC REACH Subcommittee, September 2019.

Chulin Meng, Director, Library Technology, attended the American Library Association (ALA) Council meeting in June 2019 as a Councilor at-Large. One of the council’s tasks is to review the Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness’ initial recommendations for changes to the ALA governance structure and policies.

Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, represented Lehigh in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and in the Hathitrust annual membership meetings. Lehigh joined both organizations this year. He also together with Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, represented Lehigh in the OLE stakeholders meeting in Cologne, Germany. 

Jasmine Woodson, Assistant Director, Instruction and Outreach, and Sharon Wiles-Young (Director, Access Services) on behalf of the Library Managers and Directors Team coordinated an LTS staff learning event on Active Listening July 18th and 22nd presented by Rita Jones (Director, Center for Gender Equity at Lehigh University).

Jasmine Woodson, Assistant Director, Instruction and Outreach, was elected to Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Delaware Valley Chapter.

Certifications

In May 2019 Brad Price, Senior Computing Consultant and Manager, Rossin College of Engineering Support Team, completed Jamf 200 training and the exam to earn the Jamf Certified Tech credential.

Jake Ruttle, Library/Computing Assistant, received IAAP – Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competency (CPACC) certification in October, 2019. CPACC is IAAP's foundational certification, representing broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about disabilities, accessibility and universal design, and accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies.

Continuing Education

Becky Bruneio, Lending Services Assistant, has been accepted into the University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education program for the Post Master's Certificate in Research Data Management, starting this Fall 2019. Becky holds a master’s in library science.

Mark Canney, Lending Services Manager, completed the Journey to High Performance (J to HP) certificate program, part of the Lehigh Essential Management career enrichment track. This academic year long program promotes continuous enhancement of the vital competencies necessary to the manager's role in directing and engaging others to maximize their potential. Mark is also a regular member of the FOLIO Resource Access Special Interest Group (RA-SIG). FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform.

Jason Slipp, Sr. Instructional Technologist, has been accepted into Lehigh’s Teaching, Learning, & Technology Ph.D. program, starting this Fall 2019. Jason will be working with College of Education Professor Alec Bodzin on utilizing peer to peer learning to advance environmental literacy.

Conferences

Alice Krim, Rebeca Bruneio, Tania Rossi, Diana Toolan and Sara Solares, all of Lending Services, attended the Pennsylvania Library Association Lehigh Valley Annual Spring Conference on May 17, 2019 at Northampton Community College. Alice and Sara also attended the 2019 PALCI E-ZBorrow Practitioners Meeting at Dickinson College on August 6, 2019.

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