Activities, accomplishments and milestones of the faculty and staff of UC Libraries.
Mark Chalmers, Science and Engineering Librarian, has been accepted into Drexel University’s highly selective Library Information Science (LIS) Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group (LEADING) program as a 2021 LEADING Fellow.
Blevins, J. L., Ezra Edgerton, Data Visualization Developer in the Digital Scholarship Center, Don Jason, Clinical Informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, and James Lee, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship, Associate Dean of Libraries, and Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, published “Shouting into the wind: Medical science versus ‘B.S.’ in the twitter maelstrom of politics and misinformation about hydroxychloroquine.” Social Media + Society, 7(2), 205630512110249. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051211024977
Arlene Johnson, Senior Librarian, Head of Collection Development Services and Engagement, and Selector and Liaison to the Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures Department, received Faculty Senate Exemplary Service to the University Award. In addition, she served as Secretary of the university’s Faculty Senate and as a member of the Faculty Senate Cabinet.
Amy Koshoffer, Assistant Director, Research & Data Services, presented “The Roadway to Digital Integration” at the Midwest Data Librarian Infrastructure Panel, Oct. 16, 2020.
In addition, she published:
- Sadvari, J., Koshoffer, A., Gorham R., and Phillips, K. “GIS Day across the Association of Research Libraries: Outreach, Education, and Collaboration”. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries (2021) https://doi.org/10.1080/15420353.2021.1944950
- Bessett, D; Jenkins, L. Dudley; Jones, K. Castiello; Koshoffer, A.; Peplow, A. Burkett; Sadre-Orafai, Stephanie; Weinstein, Valerie “Women’s Perceptions of Explicit and Implicit Criteria for Promotion to Full Professor.” The Journal of Faculty Development, vol. 35, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 49–56. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/magna/jfd/2021/00000035/00000001/art00007
Amy received a Universal Provider Grant ($43,465) – Provost Office – Year 4 Continuation of lecture series Data Science and Computational Research Symposium. And was Elected Research Data Access and Preservation Association Board Member President-Elect for AY2021-2022
Ben Kline, Assistant Director of Research, Teaching, and Services in the Walter C. Langsam Library, published:
- CutBank – Issue 95 – “How to Behead a Snake”
- fourteen poems, Issue 5 – “Slow Down”
- Limp Wrist 3 – “It’s Not My Affair” – inspired by a Dolly Parton song
- Dead Uncles – a chapbook of poems/folklore/reverie published by Driftwood Press in May 2021.
- Thrush Poetry Journal – May 2021 – “Seizure“
- The Indianapolis Review – Spring 2021 – “Free Coffee” and “Evil B“
- Impossible Archetype – “Bursitis // Love Sounds”
- Driftwood Issue 8.1 – “Murder,” from my chapbook, “Dead Uncles.”
- The Cortland Review – Issue 86 – “The Part I Know,” a poem from “Sagittarius A*.”
- HIV Here & Now Daily Poem Series – “Dead Young Uncles (Pink Thread 12”)” and “Things He Said to My Face.”
- The Night Heron Barks Fall 2020- “Wake Black”
- Lunch Ticket – Amuse-Bouche feature – “When My First Cousin’s Husky Puppy Licks My Face” and “They Say Men Are Always About Looks”
- perhappened mag – “Cemetery Precinct”
- Sagittarius A* – a chapbook of interstellar poems on aging, family, origin and time travel published by Sibling Rivalry Press in October 2020.
- No Contact, Issue 9 – “Fever” and “Unmute” – pandemic poems. No colleagues were harmed in the writing of “Unmute.”
He received the following recognition and awards for his poetry:
- Recognition: Full-length manuscript “Twang” was named as a finalist for the 2020 National Poetry Series.
- Award: The 2020 Christopher Hewitt Award for Poetry for the poem “It Was Never Supposed to Be Ours” featured in A & U Magazine.
- Award: the 2021 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry via CutBank Literary Magazine.
Margaret V. Powers-Fletcher, Erin E. McCabe, Digital Scholarship Library Fellow in the Digital Scholarship Center, Sally Luken, Danny Wu, Philip A. Hagedorn, Ezra Edgerton, Data Visualization Developer in the Digital Scholarship Center, Amy Koshoffer, Dorcas Washington, Data Analytics Specialist in the Research and Data Services Department Suraj Kannayyagari, Jason Lee, Jennifer Latessa, Anita Shah, and James Jaehoon Lee, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship, Associate Dean of Libraries, and Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, (2021). Convergence in Viral Outbreak Research: Using Natural Language Processing to Define Network Bridges in the Bench-Bedside-Population Paradigm. Harvard Data Science Review. https://doi.org/10.1162/99608f92.cc479d52
Melissa Cox Norris, Director of Library Communication, was re-elected to the Executive Board of the Academic Library Association of Ohio as the PR Coordinator.
In addition, she served on the 2020 ALAO Annual Conference Planning Committee.
Rebecca Olson, Business and Social Science Informationist, became a Data Carpentries Certified Instructor in April, 2021 and completed BOLD (Board Orientation and Leadership Development) training in June 2021. In addition, she served on the RDAP Conference Planning Committee, with the Virtual conference held in March, 2021.
Peter S. Poulos, IT Analyst Lead in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, published “The Siren’s Loom: Leonora Baroni and the Fantastici of Rome.” 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham City University, UK) July 15-19, 2021.
Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist and University Archivist, published “Ohio River Engineering.” Collections essay in Ohio Valley History 21, no. 1 (2021). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/788292. “Do Private Interests Override Public Obligations?” Article as part of a larger series on the Ahmad vs. University of Michigan lawsuit. Archival Outlook (Society of American Archivists). March/April 2021. https://mydigitalpublication.com/display_article.php?id=3972243&view=699509. And presented on the following panel: Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP), Online Conference, March 10, 2021. Lightning talk: “American Archives and Climate Change.”
Debbie Tenofsky, Head of the Research, Teaching and Services Department in the Walter C. Langsam Library, served as peer review editor for the journal, Reference & Internet Services Quarterly.
Retirees – July 2020-June 2021
- Randall (Randy) Roberts
- Paul Cauthen
- Kathy Kinsey
- Elaine Ignatius
- Birsen Kaya