Maureen Barry co-presented “Service Learning and Libraries: Emerging opportunities for today's changing higher education landscape” on November 4th at the Academic Library Association of Ohio's annual conference in Toledo, Ohio.
Arlen Bensen (MLIS, August 2010, USF School of Information) was inducted into Beta Phi Mu (the Library and Information Studies Honor Society) in October.
Taryn Brown, Youth Services and Community Relations Librarian, has been selected to serve on the Policy Review Board for the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council. The purpose of this Board is to review and approve policies for the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council. She will serve a three year term.
Starting November 21st, Robin Champieux will be the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health Sciences University. As such, she is leaving her position at Ebook Library as VP of Business Development.
Lisa Chow received one of five 2011 SLA (Special Libraries Association) Rising Star Awards and was co-author of a recently published METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) LibGuide on unconferences.
Amber B. Donaldson, of Mid-Continent Public Library, has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the Kearney, MO branch. She is also now Amber Wright - it was a very exciting month or so, with a promotion and a wedding all wrapped into one.
Lisa Guidarini’s interview with Pulitzer-Prizing winning novelist, and ILA Keynote Speaker, Michael Cunningham was published in the ILA Reporter for December 2011.
Megan Hodge presented the findings of a survey she conducted with Nicole Spoor on the post-recession interviewing practices of hiring committees for entry-level librarian positions at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 14 and at the Virginia Library Association's Annual Conference on October 27.
Susan Kromrie, NMRT-MAGIRT Liaison, is the new Reference Services Librarian and University Archivist at Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri.
Jason Kucsma is also an ASCLA member and the current chair of the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group. He was recently appointed the Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council.
Leo Lo, Research & Development Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries, co-presented "Putting QR Codes to the Test" at the 2011 Brick and Click Academic Library Symposium in Maryville, MO on November 4, 2011.
Aubrey Madler, Information Specialist at the UND Center for Rural Health, presented “You Say Dog, I Say Canine: Designing a Thesaurus to Connect Your Users to Your Digital Content,” at the 2011 Internet Librarian conference in Monterey, CA.
Joyce Martin, curator of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, ASU Libraries, authored the chapter "How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian: Running the Labriola National American Indian Data Center” in the recently published book How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian (C. Smallwood and M. Clapp (Eds.)).
Marilyn Naito judged the adult fiction category in the Florida Publishers book awards.
Nicole Pagowsky just started a new position as Assistant Librarian, Instructional Services for the University of Arizona as of October 31st – she was previously at Dallas County Community College District as a Librarian III.
Alice Platt joined the Boston Athenæum as Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian. She is alum of the School of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University.
Heidi Steiner recently had the article “Bridging physical and virtual reference with Virtual Research Consultations” published in Reference Services Review.
In August, Nicole Tekulve became Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana.
Tina Walker accepted a position as the Area Director of Learning Resources at Mid-Plains Community College. She started on November 7th.
Susan Whittle, Southwest Georgia Regional Library System Director and Subregional Librarian for the
Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services, has been selected to serve on the Public Education Advisory Group of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The purpose for the advisory group is to develop recommendations for public education materials and projects for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Ginger Williams’ recently co-authored article “A History of the Embedded Librarian Program at Odum Library” was published in Georgia Library Quarterly. Ginger also participated in the panel presentation “One Size Fits No One: Embedded Librarian Programs in the University System of Georgia” at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) in Athens, GA.
Courtney Young was published in the New York Times online "Room For Debate.” She was also interviewed for another article following the NYT piece and facilitated a panel sessions at the LJ/Temple Academic Symposium: Bridging the Gaps.
The following NMRT members were chosen for the 2012 Class of Emerging Leaders:
- Tahirah Akbar-Williams – Education Librarian at Johns Hopkins University, sponsored by ACRL
- Jo Alcock - Evidence Based Researcher, Evidence Base at Birmingham City University (UK)
- Aimee Babcock-Ellis - Sponsored by ASCLA
- Angiah Davis - Reference Librarian at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center, sponsored by the Black Caucus Library Association.
- Erin Davis - Reference and Instruction Librarian at Utah State University
- Jodie Gambill – Systems Librarian at Vanderbilt University, sponsored by LITA
- Tasha Keagan – Library IT Analyst at University of California Santa Cruz, sponsored by LITA
- Alicia K. Long - Library Assistant at State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee and Research Associate at University of South Florida, School of Information, sponsored by REFORMA
- Laksamee Putnam – Research and Instruction/Science Librarian at Towson University – Albert S. Cook Library
- Kelly Quaye - Library Service Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania
- Coral Sheldon-Hess – Web Services Librarian at UAA/APU Consortium Library, sponsored by ACRL's Science & Technology Section
- Diana Symons – Social Sciences Librarian at The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (MN), sponsored by ACRL’s College Libraries Section
- Heidi Steiner - Distance Learning Librarian at Norwich University, sponsored by NMRT
Congrats Tahirah, Jo, Aimee, Angiah, Erin, Jodie, Tasha, Alicia, Laksamee, Kelly, Coral, Diana and Heidi! Sorry if we missed you! Check out the press release and complete list of participants.