Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang has selected Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library, as the 2015-2016 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence.
The newly created award from UC’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Beverly Davenport and Vice President for Research Patrick Limbach is intended to recognize outstanding faculty members in each college who represent excellence in all its forms. These faculty development awards are meant to recognize their contributions to their respective colleges and to UC, as well as support their professional efforts. Each recipient will receive $2,000 in discretionary funds to be used to support their teaching or research. Continue reading Kevin Grace Receives Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence
I’ve worked in libraries for over twenty years. I started out at the Lynchburg branch of the Highland County District Libraries as a children’s librarian. Then I moved to Lynchburg-Clay public school and worked in K-8 and K-5 libraries. In 2006 I started working in technical services at Clermont College Library.
A favorite part of my multi-layered job is sharing library information through social media. The library uses Facebook, Twitter, and our LiBlog in the social media world. I enjoy connecting with our faculty, staff, and students.
When I’m not at work, I write for my own blog where I review books, share devotional thoughts, poetry, photos, and art. My husband and I enjoy sports, hiking, and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
You might be surprised to know that I coached high school volleyball for two years, while my youngest daughter played. That surprised me too!
A few of my favorite things:
Books-the Bible, cozy mysteries & anything set on the east coast, especially Maine
Music-Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, and 70s pop/folk
I have always been interested in libraries. Beginning in 1988, my freshman year, I was a library aid in high school for 4 years. In February 1992, I started with the Clermont County Public Library at the Williamsburg Branch as a page. I was promoted to the full time position of library assistant from 1993-1996 while at the Goshen Branch. During this time, I attended night classes at Clermont College. From 1996-1998, I went to Crown College in Tennessee to finish my Bachelor’s degree where I worked as a library student assistant . I returned to Ohio, in December 1999, and worked at the Milford Branch Library as a library assistant. I was promoted to Youth Services Specialist and transferred to the Owensville Branch in 2001. I left that position to come to Clermont College Library as the Public Services Manager, May 2011. I have over 23 years of professional library service.
One important aspect of my job is giving great customer service. I want to be approachable, and I feel it is my job to listen. I always give the kind of service that I want to receive which includes a friendly greeting and smile.
When I’m not at work I love to read and shop. I am happiest when I find a bargain.
You might be surprised that I love anime and graphic novels. At least once a year my daughter and I attend an anime convention. The last one we attended was Ramencon 2015 in Merrillville, IN.
A few of my favorite things:
Favorite book: Treasures of Darkness by Pastor Clarence Sexton
Movie: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
TV Show: Beauty and Beast with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton
The global coalition advocates Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.
Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian, has been selected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
SPARC is a global coalition of 200+ academic and research libraries that works to enable open sharing of research output and educational materials in order to “democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery and increase the return on investment in research and education.” To achieve this mission, SPARC collaborates with authors, publishers, libraries, students, policymakers and the public to build opportunities and promote changes to make open access the default for research and education. Continue reading Dean Xuemao Wang to Join Steering Committee of SPARC
UC Libraries is proud to be a part of the Provost’s Strategic Hiring Opportunity and Dual Career Assistance programs. In a recent article in UC Magazine, library employees Bill McMillin, Tiffany Grant, Don Jason, Hong Cheng and Robert Freeman are included in a feature of new employees that “have joined UC with support from Provost Office funds dedicated to recruit the best and brightest in their fields as well as to attract and support faculty who have partners who can bring their own academic expertise to campus.” You can read all about it online in UC Magazine.
Heather Maloney, Library Director: Giada De Laurentis’, Happy Cooking. I like to go to the bookstore during Xmas break and find a reading book more serendipitously.
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Looking forward to reading Sara Addison Allen’s latest book, First Frost. She’s one of my favorite authors.
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell; Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling; Hawkeye Omnibus by Matt Fraction and David Aja
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: I’ve got quite a few eBooks that I’m waiting on from the public library! A few that I’m looking forward to are Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash, and David Mitchell’s Slade House.
Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I don’t have any books on my Christmas list.
Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched,Maria V. Snyder, Night Study, and Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn
Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides
Suzanne Reller, reference/collections librarian in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was among 32 archivists who earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in February.