BGSU Profiles – Current and Past Librarians

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Susannah Cleveland, Head of the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives. · 419-372-9929

Gwen Evans, Coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technologies. 419-372-8664

Amy Fry

Amy Fyn, Reference and Instruction Librarian. ·  419.372.2869

Libby Hertenstein

Linda Kramer, Head Librarian, Curriculum Resource Center 419.372.7909

Vera Lux

Joelle Thomas
Associate Librarian

Kellie Tilton

Liz Tousey

Kathy Yoder

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ACRL 2013 call — Cyber Zed Shed (posters proposals due same date)

Reposted from Web4Lib:

Are you a tech savvy librarian using new technologies in innovative ways to help your students and faculty? Adapting existing technologies to reach user needs? Here is an opportunity to share your innovations with your colleagues, library administrators, and others at ACRL 2013 in Indianapolis. The Cyber Zed Shed Committee is looking for proposals that document technology-related innovations in every area of the library. Cyber Zed Shed presentations provide an opportunity to share ideas that can inspire your colleagues to incorporate a new technology in their library or find a new application for an existing technology to address new and old problems in various library environments:
• teaching in a classroom
• providing answers to questions from patrons
• acquiring, cataloging, processing or preserving materials
• providing other library services
Cyber Zed Shed presentations are 20 minutes, with 15 minutes to present a demonstration, and five additional minutes for audience questions. Presentations should document technology-related innovations in academic and research libraries. A computer, data projector, screen, microphone, and stage will be provided. You will be responsible for bringing all other equipment required for your demonstration, except as agreed to in advance.

We invite you to submit your most innovative proposals. Submissions are due by November 9, 2013 and may be submitted via the online form available in the Call for Participation.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.
2013 ACRL Cyber Zed Shed Committee:
Lynn Sutton, Wake Forest University, (Co-Chair)
Arlene Salazar, Texas State University, (Co-Chair)
Meg Atwater-Singer, University of Evansville
Roy Degler, Oklahoma State University
Courtney Hoffner, UCLA
Sue McFadden, Indiana University East
Kathy Ray, University of Nevada Reno
Jacqueline Sipes, George Mason University
Danielle Skaggs, Danielle, CSU Northridge
Rosalind Tedford, Wake Forest University
Rhianna Williams, Michigan Technological University

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Summer Tech Fun July 2012

How to Generate Keywords (Amy Fyn) Doesn’t actually generate keywords for you, but models the process of creating a set of search terms. Results can be emailed to self or instructor, so this can be a good in-class or pre-class activity or checkin on research topics to help direct the conversation.

Catch and Evernote (Rob Snyder)
“Never miss an idea” with Catch, a place to save (and organize) your private thoughts and ideas. Private, of course, until you show your account to a room full of colleagues.

Evernote, kind of the same thing.

Wunderlist & Flash Card Exchange (Liz Tousey)
Wunderlist lets you create lists and assign tasks to people, who can mark off when they have completed them. Liz uses this tool to keep track of shelf-reading assignments for her student employees.

Flashcard Exchange is a site students use for studying. Flashcards can be used directly from the screen, printed out…

Clarify & Pinterest (Susannah Cleveland)
Clarify-it was cooler when it was free, but does still offer a trial. A nice streamlined way to make screenshots to walk through a sequential process; really good for creating complicated handouts more easily.

Pinterest lets you create virtual pinboards for pictures found on the web. Great way to visually display collections?
Pins from LibGuides.bgsu

Screenr & Voicethread (Colleen Boff)

Make videos of up to 5 minutes, with screen and audio (if you have a microphone). No log in or download necessary to make videos; can get started right away! *Must have Java installed to run Screenr.
Voicethread is an online collaboration site, where slides and audio can be combined by multiple people into one video. Others can comment on the video, linking comments with specific slides so the comments are responsive to the video as it plays, not just at the end. Colleen shared a few of the voicethreads she’s used in her courses as a student.

Mark Strang showed his Google+ hangout and talked about how he uses this to meet with classmates from all over for collaborative work. Google account needed.

Bo Butler mentioned Evernote Peek as another flashcard-like app. You can take notes in Evernote and then use them with this app.

Catch up on these two that we missed: Prezi and Voki (Stefanie Hunker)
Prezi is an online presentation site.
A prezi from WILU 2011:

Create avatars for use in class engagement.

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CFP for “Critical Information Literacy in the Social Sciences” (Due Sep 7)

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscripts for an issue focusing on “Critical Information Literacy in the Social Sciences” to be published as volume 32(1). The submission deadline is September 7, 2012.

We welcome the following topics (relevant to Behavioral & Social Science
– discussion/analyses of critical information literacy methods/practices
– assessment of impact of critical information literacy on student learning
– impact of critical information literacy on collection development , reference services or other areas of library work
– collaborative efforts with faculty/instructors in applying critical information literacy
– discussion/analyses of critical information literacy among different library users or subject areas
– critical information literacy standards and outcomes
– discussion of relevant theories
– and more!

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
International and Area Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:

Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian Head, Communications Library and Associate Professor University of Illinois

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Reviewers wanted – Internet Resources Column of Public Services Quarterly

Hi! Ran across this call on ILI-L and wanted to pass along, for now or future consideration.

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to solicit reviewers and website suggestions for the Internet Resources Column of Public Services Quarterly. PSQ is a peer-reviewed journal covering a wide variety of public services issues in academic libraries and the Internet Resources Column features reviews of resources that would be useful to public services librarians.

The theme for the upcoming column will be Data Curation (here’s an article from C&RL News on the topic: Reviews will feature free tools or resources related to data curation in academic libraries (reference, instruction, access services, etc.). Reviews should address the resource in general, but also specifically focus on how it can be applicable to library public services and helping public services library professionals be more effective in their positions.

If you are interested in contributing to the next issue, please respond to me at by Monday, July 16, along with a short note about your interest and any relevant experience. Preference will be given to those suggestions submitted by the 16th. If your site is selected for inclusion in the column, your review will be due August 10.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks very much!

Internet Resources Column Editor
Public Services Quarterly

Melissa Mallon, MLIS
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Library Instruction
Liaison to English, Elliott School of Communication, and
Barton School of Business (Accountancy, Management, Marketing, & FREDS)

Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0068
(316) 978-5077
@librarianliss on Twitter

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CFP: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Manuscripts deadline for the 2012/2013 volume due by August 1, 2012. Thanks to Stefanie for sending along!

From their CFP:
“Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal that presents research and practical information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources.” (emphasis mine)

Instructions for authors available on the T&F website:

See previous post about Internet Reference Services Quarterly

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Call for Papers – Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Emailed call copied below:

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (ISSN 2162-3309) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies that analyze or describe the strategies, partnerships and impact of library-led digital projects, online publishing and scholarly communication initiatives. View the inaugural issue at

The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a focused forum for library practitioners to share ideas, strategies, research and pragmatic explorations of library-led initiatives related to such areas as institutional repository and digital collection management, library publishing/hosting services and authors’ rights advocacy efforts. As technology, scholarly communication, the economics of publishing, and the roles of libraries all continue to evolve, the work shared in JLSC informs practices that strengthen librarianship. The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

The journal welcomes original research and practitioner experience papers, as well as submissions in alternative formats (e.g. video, datasets, code).

General topics of interest include:

Scholarly communication
Open Access
Library as publisher and library/press partnerships; including, but not limited to:
Emerging modes and genres of publication
Organizational and business models
Policy issues; including, but not limited to:
Publishing/deposit mandates
Impact of governmental or institutional policy
Policy development for library services
Digital collection management
Institutional and discipline-specific repositories
Digital curation
Technological developments and infrastructure
Intellectual property
Resources, skills, and training
Interdisciplinary or international perspectives on these issues

Contributions may be submitted to any of the following categories:

Research Articles
Practice Articles
Theory Articles
P2 (Post-Peer) Review
Reviews of Books and Products

(For full descriptions of these categories, see

Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, etc.) may be revised and submitted for review and publication in JLSC if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Submissions that are substantially similar to material already available to the public (through a peer-reviewed or non-peer-reviewed venue) will not be accepted, but may be proposed as the focus of a P2 (Post-Peer) Review.

For more information about JLSC, please visit


Editors, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Isaac Gilman
Scholarly Communications & Research Services Librarian
Pacific University
Voice: 503.352.7209


Marisa Ramirez
Digital Repository Librarian
California Polytechnic State University
Voice: 805.756.7040

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Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Gwen found this one: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
And says: Notice the “Teaching Fails” section, which I love. They also do book reviews. And they have two different time scales for publication, one traditional, one “publish and peer review later.”

What might that look like, in terms of genre?
Send us audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, conversations, creative works, manifestos, jeremiads, even traditional long-form articles. If you have an idea for us to consider, we encourage you to send it. You may query the editors at

The two paths to publication, peer review and publish-then-peer-review, show a new model can coexist within on journal. This is definitely one to keep an eye on!

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Introvert’s Guide to Networking

While written from a business perspective, it’s likely to be  useful to us during conference season — since our profession is well-known for its wild extroverts.

I learned to appreciate my introversion rather than repudiate it.”

Lisa Petrilli talks about networking for introverts in the Harvard Business Review.

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Michigan ACRL chapter CFP: Ann Arbor

The Michigan Library Association invites program proposals for Academic Libraries 2012: Advancing Value, the association’s third annual two-day event highlighting trends and issues relating to academic libraries, to be held May 10-11, 2012 in Ann Arbor, MI at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel. This conference will feature Megan Oakleaf, who will be presenting a keynote and leading a workshop.

The Academic Libraries 2012 Work Group seeks a variety of proposals that will address topics representing the wide range of professional responsibilities found in academic libraries and those that will introduce new ideas or solutions to the challenges currently facing academic libraries. We encourage broad participation from librarians, staff and administrators from all types of academic libraries (including but not limited to public universities, private colleges, and community colleges).

Please submit your program proposal by no later than **November 30, 2011**. The Academic Libraries 2012 Work Group will notify proposal contacts of the status of their submission by February 15, 2012.

Visit to download the detailed Call for Proposals brochure and submission form.

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Call for manuscripts – (peer reviewed) Info Lit chapters

Academic Exchange Quarterly
Summer 2012, Volume 16, Issue 2
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special sections.

The Many Faces of Information Competence
Feature Editor
Rhonda Huisman, Assistant Librarian
Liaison to the School of Education and Center for Teaching and Learning
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Academic librarians are increasingly instructing targeted groups within the academic environment. Such groups include freshman learning communities, international students, graduate students, and faculty. Each of these groups is far from homogenous because of the diversity of their expectations of libraries and their information-seeking experiences. Even into the twenty-first century, many faculty members, for example, are reluctant to use electronic resources. How can we develop instruction programs that will address the shared needs of such groups and the diverse needs of individuals? What assessment tools are available to measure the success of such programs? How can we identify constituencies being underserved? Manuscripts are sought that describe successful (and even unsuccessful) approaches to information literacy for targeted groups and/or diverse populations in higher education. Manuscripts are also sought that report on quantitative or qualitative evaluations of the impact of information literacy programs, courses, and components of courses.

Who May Submit:
Manuscripts are sought from academic librarians, teaching faculty, and administrators in higher education who work with information literacy competencies. Please identify your submission with keyword: INFOLIT-2

Submission deadline:
Article submission deadline: February 29, 2012

Submission Procedure:

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