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The publications and presentations featured below showcase the research efforts of our full- and part-time faculty, along with recognition they've received in the form of prestigious awards, key appointments to professional boards and committees, etc.

2017

Kendra Albright, PH.D.

iSchool Director and Professor Kendra Albright, Ph.D., co-edited the book Literacy Behind Bars: Successful Reading and Writing Strategies for Use with Incarcerated Youth and Adults, with Karen Gavigan and Mary E. Styslinger. The book was published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in January 2017.

iSchool Director and Professor Kendra Albright, Ph.D., gave the keynote address at the May 4, 2017, NEO-RLS workshop on how librarians can help patrons suffering from drug addiction, homelessness or mental illness. Albright discussed her research on how information and communication can help solve problems in communities.

iSchool Director and Professor Kendra Albright, Ph.D., was elected to serve on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Education and Training standing committee for the term 2017-2021.

Belinda Boon, Ph.d.

iSchool Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., wrote the entry on “Bibliographic Research” which was published on April 11 in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., presented a session titled “Online Learning is for EVERYONE: Using Universal Design Principles to Develop Accessible Online Learning Content” at the Lilly Conference for Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 5, 2017.

Meghan Harper, PH.D.

iSchool Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., published the article “Helping students who hurt: Care based policies and practices for the school library" in School Libraries Worldwide, the official professional peer-reviewed research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship.

iSchool Associate Professor, Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been invited to speak at the Church and Synagogue Library Association conference in Rochester, N.Y., on July 14-18. She will give two presentations, one on developing management policies and procedures for libraries and one on helping those who hurt by providing pastoral care through curated collections of resources.

iSchool Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was elected to serve on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Standing Committee Literacy and Reading Section for the term 2017-2021.

Christine A. Hudak, ph.d.

Professor Christine A. Hudak, Ph.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is editor of The HIMSS HIT Dictionary, Fourth Edition, 2017.

Professor Christine A. Hudak, Ph.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, was featured in the “Meet an Expert” section of the February 2017 HIMSS Information Xchange enewsletter. The article focuses on her role as editor of The HIMSS HIT Dictionary, Fourth Edition, which will be released Feb. 23, 2017.

Kiersten Latham, PH.D.

iSchool Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D. and her research collaborators (Andrew Pekarik, Smithsonian Institution; James Schreiber, Duquesne University; and Jean Francois Leger, Canadian Museum of History) presented “Using Experiments to Improve Visitor Experience” on May 10, 2017, at the American Alliance of Museums conference in St. Louis, Mo. The presentation addresses the IPOP theory as applied in the MuseLab’s recent “Mona Lisa X4” exhibit.

Marianne Martens, PH.D.

iSchool Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was nominated to serve as the Association for Library Service to Children's representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults.

Rebecca Meehan, ph.d.

Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D. presented a poster titled “Continued Access to Hospital Patient Health Record Data in Long Term Care” at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 21, 2017.

Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.s.

SLIS Senior Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., was appointed to the YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee (2017-2018).

Athena Salaba, ph.d.

iSchool Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., was elected to serve on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Subject Analysis and Access standing committee for the term 2017-2021.

MARCIA LEI ZENG, PH.D.

iSchool Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a session titled “Extending Exhibitions to Historical Journeys Through Data [In The Semantic Web]” at the Museums and the Web 2017 Conference in Cleveland on April 21, 2017. Co-presenters included Johnathan Ward and Gregg Garcia. iSchool Post-doctoral Fellow Tao Hu, Ph.D., assisted in the presentation and demonstration.

iSchool Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a session titled “Linked Open Data (LOD) Vocabularies: Querying, Dumping, Re-Using, And Serving” at the Museums and the Web 2017 Conference in Cleveland on April 21, 2017. Co-presenters included Johnathan Ward and Gregg Garcia. iSchool Adjunct Instructor Sean Dolan, M.L.I.S./ M.S. ’15, also assisted in this session.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented the keynote address, “Visual Representations of Knowledge Structures,” at World IA Day at Kent State University on Feb. 18, 2017. Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_JT-ldDto

Yin Zhang, Ph.D.

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., presented the ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition awarded paper, “Understanding Twitter Use by Major LIS Professional Organisations in the U.S.,” which she co-authored with Min Zhang, Southwest University, China, and Feng-Ru Sheu, Kent State University.

2016

Kendra Albright, Ph.D.

A book co-edited by SLIS Director Kendra Albright, Ph.D., AIDS in the End Zone, was discussed in an article titled “Graphic Novels Surge in the Educational Market” in Publishers Weekly (Aug. 22, 2016) (Co-editor: Karen Gavigan, University of South Carolina.)

Michelle Baldini, m.l.s

An article by Michelle R. Baldini, M.L.I.S., titled “Research Opportunities Abound at the Reinberger Children’s Library Center: A Collection of Special Collections,” was published in the online School Library Connection on Dec. 1, 2016.

Michelle Baldini, M.L.S., & Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

Michelle Baldini, M.L.S., and Marianne Martens, Ph.D., are co-authors of an article titled “Out of the Box and Into the Book: Innovative Library Partnerships to Close the 30 Million Word Gap” published in the spring 2016 issue of Children and Libraries, the official journal of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Baldini is coordinator of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center in SLIS, and Martens is an assistant professor.

Belinda Boon, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received. Boon has received this award twice before.

Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., has received the Monash University Faculty of Information Technology 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence in recognition of her outstanding doctoral thesis, “Culture in the continuum: YouTube, small stories and memory-making.” According to the notification letter from Monash, the commendation “seeks to acknowledge and reward … doctoral students for both the quality of their thesis and the quality of their research. The awards are among the highest academic honors the University bestows, and mark the recipients as researchers of the highest order.” 

Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., is author of an article titled “Students’ viewpoint: What constitutes presence in an online classroom?” published in Cataloguing & Classification Quarterly. (Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/01639374.2016.1241972)

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., was co-organizer of a panel titled “Crowdsourcing approaches for knowledge organization systems: Crowd collaboration or crowd work” on Oct. 18, 2016, at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Co-organizers and presenters: Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Timothy Bowman, University of Turku, Finland; Juho Hamari, University of Tampere, Finland; Julia Bullard, The University of Texas at Austin; Barbara H. Kwasnik, Syracuse University.)

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., co-authored a poster titled “Representation of Kanaka Maoli (Hawai’ian) Culture: A case of Hula Dance,” which was presented on Oct. 17, 2016, at the President’s Reception and Poster Session of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Co-authors: W. Buente; L. Quiroga; S. Valeho-Novikoff.)

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “From individual contributions to collective intelligence: A case of cultural heritage institutions” at the Computer Supportive Collaborative Work (CSCW) Workshop, CSCW and the 'Sharing Economy': The Future of Platforms as Sites of Work, Collaboration and Trust, in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 27, 2016. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., is lead author (co-author, E.K. Jacob) of an article titled “User-generated tagging vocabularies: An investigation of the levels of abstraction of tags across three resource genres,” published in Information Processing & Management. doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2016.05.005 (Available online, 24 May 2016). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306457316301364

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., received a fellowship (about $2,000) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST), to attend the Summer Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems, June 27–July 1, 2016, Stevenson, Wash.  

A presentation by SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D. -- "Participatory Knowledge Representation and Organization Systems" at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR Workshop -- received media coverage in the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (February/March, 2016). https://www.asist.org/publications/bulletin/februarymarch-2016/sig-cr-workshop/

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., was elected to serve as a member of the Kent State University Citation and Recognition Committee in 2016-2019 AY. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., was invited to become an associate member of the Caucasus Research Resource Centers’ Network of Researchers in Social Sciences (http://www.crrccenters.org). 

MEGHAN HARPER, PH.D.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., presented a session titled “Helping Students Who Hurt in the School Library” on Oct. 13, 2016, at the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) annual conference in Columbus.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., traveled to Tokyo for the “45th Annual International Conference incorporating 20th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship,” which took place in August 2016. Her presentation (on Aug. 23), “Designing an Innovative School Library Environment to Facilitate 21st Century Literacy Skills,” focused on school librarians’ opportunities to “assume an instructional leadership role and create a facility that promotes instructional collaboration, inquiry and collaborative learning … [and provides] a vital connection to student acquisition of 21st-century literacy skills. 

A peer-reviewed article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., titled “Using literature to help students who hurt,” has been published in Ohio Media Spectrum – Journal of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), 68(1), 45-57.

CHRISTINE HUDAK, PH.D.

SLIS Professor Christine A. Hudak, Ph.D., RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, has been named assistant editor of the Online Learning Consortium’s premier journal, Online Learning (OLJ).

SLIS Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., has been accepted as a contributing author to the book (tentatively) titled The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional, to be published by HIMSS in 2017. Her chapter, “The Many Facets of Continuing Education,” will appear in the section on “The Importance of Lifelong Learning.” 

SLIS Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., gave an invited presentation titled “Action Research: What is it and how do I do it?” at the 12th Annual Nursing Research Conference sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic in April 2016. 

Emad Khazraee, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., was interviewed for and quoted in this article published by Harvard’s NiemanLab about the use of messaging apps to circumvent censorship: http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/02/how-bbc-persian-is-using-instagram-and-...

“Turkey’s Internet Policy after the Coup Attempt,” co-authored by SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., has been published by the Internet Policy Observatory and Annenberg School for Communication. http://globalnetpolicy.org/…/uploa…/2017/02/Turkey1_v6-1.pdf

A paper co-authored by SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., (with James Losey) titled "Evolving repertoires: Digital media use in the contentious politics," was published in the online journal Communication and the Public. 1(1), 39–55. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., co-authored a paper titled "A Networked Reaction to the 2015 Ankara Attack in the Turkish Twittersphere" with colleagues from the Ohio State University School of Communication; the paper was presented by Aysenur Dal, an OSU doctoral student, at the Political Networks Conference (POLNET) on June 24, 2016, in St. Louis, Mo.

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., is first author on a paper titled "Evolving Repertoires: Digital Media Use in Contentious Politics," which was presented by co-author James Losey in International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 10, 2016. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D.,  organized and supervised a team of international scholars to travel to Afghanistan (April 13 - May 4, 2016) to train the staff of the National Archive of Afghanistan in preservation and cataloging of manuscripts. The project was funded by The Islamic Manuscript Association at University of Cambridge, UK, and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at University of Maryland. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., delivered a lecture titled "Basic concepts from Actor-Network Theory & Controversy Mapping" in a workshop introducing sociotechnical theories at the iConference in Philadelphia in March 2016. 

Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D.

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., coauthored the paper “Exploring Fixity,” which was published in Proceedings from the Document Academy in Vol. 3, Issue 2, in December 2016. (Coauthor: Jodi Kearns.)

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., published a paper titled “The Curious Case of Floating Fixity (and its Relationship to Authenticity)” in Proceedings from the Document Academy in Vol. 3, Issue 2, in December 2016.

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., coauthored the paper “A Discussion on Document Conceptualization,” which was published in Proceedings from the Document Academy in Vol. 3, Issue 2, in December 2016. (Coauthors: Niels W. Lund and Tim Gorichanaz.)

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is co-author (with Jodi Kearns, Ph.D., University of Akron) of an article titled “Shannon Goes to the Museum: Drawing Lines Across Boundaries,” that was published in the 2015 DOCAM Proceedings, Vol. 2. 

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., titled "Psychological Flow and the Numinous Museum Experience," was published in the University of Michigan Working Papers in Museum Studies: Number 11 (2016). 

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D.,  titled "OKF-Ref: Using the Object Knowledge Framework to Understand the Reference Experience," was published in Reference Reviews, Vol. 30, Iss: 2. 

Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., has received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, where she has developed and teaches the specialization in museum studies from an LIS perspective.  

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “Visitor perceptions of 'The Real Thing' in museums” at a new conference, organized by the Liebniz Research Alliance, “Historical Authenticity,” on exploring authenticity in museums: “Museums- Places of Authenticity?” The conference took place in Mainz, Germany, in March 2016.

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., gave a keynote address titled “All Museums Are Fake (and why that might not be such a bad thing)” at the Historical Administration Program Association annual symposium on April 9, 2016, at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. The symposium theme was “Museum Authenticity in the Age of Participation.” 

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., has been named to the board of the International Committee on Training of Personnel (ICTOP) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICTOP addresses the professional development of museums and heritage and the educational preparation of professionals working around the world. 

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., served on a panel (with I. Vamanu, T. Gorichinaz, and A. Suorsa) titled "Phenomenology in Library and Information science: Studying information experiences" at the Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS), in June 2016 in Uppsala, Sweden. 

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., published a paper titled "Jungles, Rabbit Holes, and Wonderlands: Comparing conceptions of museality and document" in the Special Issue of the Proceedings of the Document Academy: Vol 3(1) (2016). Latham also co-edited the special issue. 

SLIS Associate Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is co-author (with Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University) of an article titled “Document phenomenology: a framework for holistic analysis,” published in the Journal of Documentation (2016), 72:6 , 1114-1133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JD-01-2016-0007 

Nancy Lensenmayer, A.M.L.S.

SLIS Associate Lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer, A.M.L.S., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

SLIS lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer, A.M.L.S., has been named to the 2016 class of Kent State University’s “Mothers, Mentors, Muses” by the university's Women’s Center. The award recognizes those "who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague." 

John Lewis, Ph.D.

SLIS Adjunct Instructor John Lewis, Ph.D., spoke on “Organizational Learning: The Deeper Purpose of Knowledge Management” at the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Knowledge Management Association meetup on Friday, March 18.

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., published a guest post titled “Media Mentorship, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Screen Time Symposium” on Oct. 10, 2016, on the Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) blog. Her post describes her experience attending and presenting at the Screen Time Symposium on Sept. 9, 2016, in Chicago.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “Subversively addressing information poverty: Alma Flor Ada, social justice, and the quest for bilingual books in America 1970-2014” as part of a panel called “Dismantling information poverty in cultural production for young people,” on Oct. 17, 2016, at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Other panel members: Nicole Cooke, Ph.D., Graduate School of Information Science at the University of Illinois, and Beth Juncker, Ph.D., Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen.)

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., is author of a post titled "Notable Children’s Recordings Nominees — Summer 2016" published on June 16, 2016, on the ALSC Blog.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has published a book titled Publishers, Readers, and Digital Engagement (Palgrave McMillan, 2016). According to the book blurb, "This book demonstrates how the roles of 'author,' 'marketer,' and 'reviewer' are being redefined, as online environments enable new means for young adults to participate in the books they love." 

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was quoted in a Kent Wired article on March 3, 2016, about the University Bookstore’s celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America event. Martens said, “I like [Dr. Seuss] because I think he’s really a subversive figure in children’s literature. … Children’s literature has enormous power to convey all kinds of messages to children and Seuss’ is a very fun message and a very important message as well, and I also really like what he did for the early readers books.”  

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., is author of an invited chapter titled “Reading the readers: Tracking visible online reading audiences” in P. M. Rothbauer, K.I. Skjerdingstad, L.E.F. McKechnie, and K. Oterholm  (Eds.), Plotting the reading experience: Theory/practice/politics. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented "The Language of Betrayal: Ownership, Power, and Control of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore website" at the Society for the History of Authorship Reading and Publishing (SHARP) conference in Paris in July 2016. (See Twitter #sharp16 for pictures and discussion generated.) Her paper was part of a three-person panel organized by Dr. Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, Centre for Publishing, University College London. The panel also included a paper by Alexis Weedon, Head of Journalism & Communications & UNESCO Chair holder at the University of Bedfordshire, and editor of Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., chaired the 2017 Notable Children's Recordings Committee for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). 

School of Library and Information Science Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., and Visual Communication Design Associate Professor Gretchen Rinnert, MGD, gave presentations on “The Energetic Alpha App: Infusing Quality Using Co-Design and a Focus on Inclusion” at the Screen Time Symposium at the Developmental Media Lab (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago), on Sept. 9, 2016. Martens discussed the subject as part of a panel, while Rinnart led a related presentation and workshop. The symposium, a joint effort between the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Erikson Institute, focused on the time children and youth spend with screens, whether watching, playing, or learning. 

Miriam Matteson, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., led a roundtable discussion on “Search expertise in student library workers: Making complex information systems more useable” at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference in Wilmington, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 2016.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., presented a LibChat titled “A new kind of MLIS?” at the Ohio Library Council annual conference on Sept. 29, 2016, in Sandusky, Ohio.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., served as a panelist for a presentation titled “Evaluations and Annual Reviews” at the Ohio Library Council annual conference on Sept. 29, 2016, in Sandusky, Ohio.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented (Kara Reuter) “Real world assessment: Using data to evaluate library products and services” at the Ohio Library Council annual conference on Sept. 29, 2016, in Sandusky, Ohio.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., presented “A Conversation on Critical Librarianship and Privilege” at the Ohio Library Council annual conference on Sept. 29, 2016, in Sandusky, Ohio.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented a session titled “Promoting Neutrality or Privilege? Academic Libraries and Critical Librarianship” at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference in Wilmington, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 2016. (Co-presenters: James Castrillo, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater; Paul Campbell, Ohio University.)

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., is coauthor (with Lorien Anderson and SLIS alumna Cynthia Boyden, M.L.I.S. ‘13) of an article titled “Soft Skills: A Phrase in Search of Meaning,” published in Libraries and the Academy.

SLIS Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., has been named the “Future Voices in Public Service” column editor for Public Services Quarterly. She will work with graduate students in library and information science programs around the world to produce the quarterly column. 

Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., and Jennifer Staley, M.L.I.S. ‘04, Avon, Ohio, a College of Communication and Information doctoral student, coauthored a paper titled “Facilitating Long Term Care Participation in ACOs through HIE,” which has been accepted for publication for in the summer 2017 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Improving Continuity of Care in Long Term Care: Impact of Health Information Exchange” in the fall 2015 issue of Journal of Health Information Management (JHIM). 

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., presented “New Frontiers: Improving Long Term Care through Health Information Exchange" at the International Conference on Health Informatics, as part of the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies in Rome, Italy, on February 22, 2016. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., is lead author (coauthor, R. Shura) of an article titled “Residents’ perspectives on living with vision impairment in long-term care:  an unseen factor in quality of life and appropriateness of care, published in Journal of Nursing Home Research.  Vol. 2, p. 34-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jnhrs.2016.5.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D.,  presented a poster titled “Considerations of Health Information Exchange Use for Long Term Care Participation in Accountable Care Organizations,” at the American Health and Information Management Association LTPAC Summit, in Reston , Va., in June 2016. Posted September 8, 2016.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., and alumna Julaine Clunis, M.L.I.S. ’16, are coauthors (with J. Kawalec, B. Caldwell, D. Putnam) of a poster titled “EHR Preparedness Among New Podiatric Residents:  National Survey of Podiatric Residency Directors,” presented to the American Podiatric Medical Association, in Philadelphia, Pa., in July 2016. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca A. Meehan, Ph.D., is lead author on an article titled “Increasing EHR System Usability Through Standards: Conformance Criteria in the HL7 EHR-System Functional Model,” published online in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (Aug. 24, 2016). DOI information: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.08.015. Co-authors include D. Mon, K. Kelly, M. Rocca, G. Dickinson, J. Ritter, and C. Johnson. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., delivered a poster presentation titled “Developing Standards for Usability in Electronic Health Records: Challenges and Opportunities” at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual meeting in Chicago on Nov. 15, 2016.  (Authors:  Mitra A. Rocca, Rebecca Meehan, John Ritter,  Gary Dickinson, Kandace Kelly, Lauralee Barrett, Ethan Budreau, Constance Johnson)

Mary Ann Nichols, M.L.S. 

SLIS Senior Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., presented a session titled “Trendspotting: What’s Trending in Teen Literature” on Oct. 14, 2016, at the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) annual conference in Columbus.

David Roll, B.S./M.A.

SLIS Assistant Professor David Roll received a 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award, awarded by the Kent State University Teaching Council (UTC). UTC invites students to nominate faculty members who “motivated [them] to gain unique knowledge and insight or helped [them] to become engaged and responsible” university students; more than 200 nominations were received.

Athena Salaba, Ph.D.

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “Testing of Prototype Systems in Two Different Environments: Preliminary Results” at the 18thInternational Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2016, Tsukuba, Japan, December 7-9, 2016. (Coauthors: Tanja Merčun and SLIS alumna Maja Žumer, M.L.S. ’93.)

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., is coauthor of “User Testing of Prototype Systems in Two Different Environments: Preliminary Results,” published in A. Morishima et al. (Eds.),  Digital Libraries: Knowledge, Information, and Data in an Open Access Society, 18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2016, Tsukuba, Japan, December 7-9, 2016 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG. Publication appears in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10075. Chapter DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-49304-6_14 (Coauthors: Tanja Merčun and SLIS alumna Maja Žumer, M.L.S. ’93). 

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., has co-authored and updated the 4th edition of Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction, which was previously authored by Lois Mai Chan. The new fourth edition (2016) conforms to the Library of Congress’ new standard for cataloging systems, Resource Description and Access (RDA). 

Paul Sherman, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled "The Unicorn is dead: Soft skills trump coding skills" on June 16, 2016, at the EvolveUX Conference in San Francisco. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled "User Onboarding: Patterns and Anti-Patterns Explored" at the June 23 UXPA Cleveland meeting. 

John E. Simmons

SLIS adjunct instructor John E. Simmons is author of Museums: A History, published by Rowman & Littlefield (2016). Posted September 8, 2016.

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D.

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., published an article titled, “Privacy and trust attitudes in the intent to volunteer for data-tracking research,” which was published in Information Research, Vol. 24, No. 4.

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., led a roundtable discussion on “Search expertise in student library workers: Making complex information systems more useable” at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference in Wilmington, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 2016.

An article titled “Investigating the role of semantic priming in query expression: a framework and two experiments,” by SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., was published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology in September 2015. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., is author of an article titled “Domain-independent search expertise: A description of procedural knowledge gained during guided instruction,” published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(7), 1305-1322. 

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., is co-author of a paper titled “Exploring the Use of Query Auto Completion: Search Behavior and Query Entry Profile,” presented at the Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval in Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 2016 and published in the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. Co-authors are Jacek Gwizdka and Henry Field.

Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., presented a paper titled "Process-learning as a Factor in Evaluation" at the 1st International Workshop on System And User Centered Evaluation Approaches in Interactive Information Retrieval (SAUCE) in Chapel Hill, N.C., in March 2016. 

Ben Woods, M.S.

SLIS lecturer Ben Woods, M.S., delivered a keynote address on “Designing the Future of Libraries with UX” at a preconference workshop of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) annual conference in Wilmington, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 2016.

Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., served as moderator of a session titled “Linked Data for Data Integration and Curation,” Session 3, on Oct. 14, 2016, at the DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen, Denmark.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., co-presented (with Jian Qin, Ph.D., Syracuse University) a paper titled “Linking Bioinformatics Research data and Publications Through Metadata and Knowledge Organization Systems,” on Oct. 15, 2016, at the 16th European Networked Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen, Denmark.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was co-presenter and facilitator of a half-day workshop titled “Building Curriculum for Linked Data Education” on Oct. 15, 2016, at the DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Co-presenters and facilitators: Thomas Baker, DCMI, Germany; Michael Crandall, University of Washington, Seattle ; Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations/Data Harmony, Albuquerque, N.M.; Stuart A. Sutton, DCMI and University of Washington, Seattle.)

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., has been named to the Advisory Board of the newly announced Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) $495,600 granted project for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS): “National Leadership Grant to Develop Digital Library Design Guidelines for Blind and Visually Impaired Users.” Zeng and 11 other members of the Advisory Board will provide feedback on products generated in all stages, offer general guidance on project activities, and assist the research team in implementation and promotion of guidelines. As the only academic representatives on the board, Zeng was selected on the basis of her experience with the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) Digital Library Guidelines Working Group and the Association for Information Science and Technology Standards Committee, as well as her expertise in linked data, metadata and digital humanities.

The second edition of Metadata, co-authored by SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Jian Qin, has been released by ALA Neal Schuman Publishers and by Facet Publishing in London. The first edition was published in 2008. It has been called the “definitive text on metadata.” 

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented “If You Build It, Will They Come? A Discussion of Use Cases and Barriers of Using the Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Available as Linked Open Data (LOD),” at the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Nov. 6-10, 2015, in St. Louis, Mo. 

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., coedited (with Robert B. Allen and Jane Hunter) and published Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, 17th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2015, Seoul, Korea, December 9-12, 2015. Proceedings (Springer). 

SLIS professors Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Yin Zhang, Ph.D., presented (with Hongshan Li and Serhiy Polyakov) “Exploring Smart Data approaches to the History of Innovation and Invention at Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University,” on a Digital Humanities Panel at the 2015 Asian Digital Library conference in December in Seoul, Korea. 

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and SLIS student Julaine Clunis  (with Vladimir Alexiev) presented “Innovative Use of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) that are Published as Linked Open Data (LOD)” at the first Asian Networked Knowledge Systems Workshop. The workshop took place during the 2015 Asian Digital Library conference in December in Seoul, Korea. 

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was the invited keynote speaker at the 104th Academic Year Union Conference of the Academic Library Directors held on May 5 and 6 at National United University at Miaoli, Taiwan. 

2015

SLIS Assistant Professor/Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., Lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer and alumna Jennifer Kunkler Donley, M.S. ’13, are collaborating on a paper for Advances in Librarianship. Their work, titled “The Role of Librarians in a Knowledge Society: Valuing Our Intellectual Capital Assets,” was one of only eight to be accepted for inclusion in Advances for Librarianship vol. 39. The collaboration began as a workshop they gave at the Ohio Library Council conference in 2013.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., will be awarded the 2015 University Teaching Council's Faculty Recognition Award. Posted on Oct. 6, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., has been named to a one-year term on Kent State’s Center for College Teaching and Learning Advisory Board, which plays a critical role in advising and guiding the Center’s practices and programs. Posted on Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., has been named to a three-year term on the Library Paraprofessional Degree Program Advisory Board at Belmont College. Belmont’s Library Paraprofessional degree program is recognized by the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). Posted on Sept. 8, 2015. 

Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., presented “Active Online Teaching Strategies: Sharing Best Practices” in a Round Table Session at the Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching and Learning in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 6.

Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., was quoted in an article titled “Profs seek student input to improve online courses” on the homepage of the Kent State website.

At its March 2015 meeting, the university’s Board of Trustees approved emeritus status for retired Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D.

An article by adjunct instructor Catherine Closet-Crane, Ph.D., "Listening to Shells and Discovering a Lost World; Epiphanic Experiences at the Museum," was published in the Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy: Vol. 1, Article 9. Available from http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol1/iss1/9/

Adjunct instructor Catherine Closet-Crane, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "Listening to Shells and Discovering a Lost World" at the DOCAM 2014 conference in Kent Ohio on August 7, 2014. Exhibited as part of the Muselab Documents Instantiation was her painting illustrating the topic of the presentation.

Adjunct instructor Magda El-Sherbini is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Mann Citation, which will be presented at the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco on June 27, 2015. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification and includes a $2,000 scholarship, which El-Sherbini chose to split between two school libraries: the Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science and SLIS.

Assistant Professor Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., has received the merit-based Australian Council of Professors and Heads of School in Information Systems (ACPHIS) Ph.D. Medal for her doctoral thesis titled “Culture in the continuum – You Tube, Small stories and Memory making.” Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., presented “Participatory knowledge representation and organization systems” at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR Workshop, Conceptual Crowbars and Classification at the Crossroads: The Impact and Future of Classification Research, in St. Louis, Mo., in November 2015. Posted Dec. 10, 2015.

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., has been named secretary/treasurer of the ASIST Special Interest Group on Classification Research (SIG/CR). Posted Dec. 3, 2015. 

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., co-presented (with W. Buente) “Social media kaleidoscope” at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR): Internet Research 16.0: Digital Imaginaries, in Phoenix, Ariz., in October 2015. Posted Oct. 29, 2015.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., (co-authored with E.K. Jacob), titled “Factors Influencing user-generated vocabularies: How basic are basic level terms?” has been published in Knowledge Organization, 42(2), 102-112. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., (with W. Buente) presented “The colors of digital world” at the iConference Workshop on Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality with Social Media in March 2015 in Newport Beach, Calif.

An article by Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D. (co-authored with E.K. Jacob), titled “Factors Influencing user-generated vocabularies: How basic are basic level terms?” has been published in Knowledge Organization, 42(2), 102-112. Posted June 29, 2015

Assistant Professor Lala Hajibayova, Ph.D., presented a paper titled “Basic-level concepts and the assessment of subject relevance: Are they really relevant?” at the Fifth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2015), in Los Angeles, June 2015. Posted June 29, 2015

An article co-authored by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., and Liz Deskins, titled “Using action research to assess and advocate for innovative school library design,” has been published in the November/December 2015 issue of Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians. Posted Dec. 3, 2015.

An article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was published in Ohio Educational Library Media Association’s (OELMA) Spectrum, where she writes about how to evaluate the collaborative efforts of school librarians and teachers. Posted Oct. 29, 2015.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been named to a two-year term on the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) Standards and Guidelines Implementation Committee. The charge of the committee is to implement the comprehensive plan created to ensure a shared national vision for the 21st-century learner. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was appointed as the Kent State University SLIS liaison on the Ohio Educational Library Media Association’s (OELMA) board. In this role, Harper will work to strengthen the connection between SLIS students pursuing library media licensure and their professional association, and share knowledge about best practices in school librarianship and professional development.

Assistant Professor Frank Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Meghan Harper, Ph.D., and doctoral student and alumna Shelley Blundell, M.L.I.S. ‘09, presented a poster titled “Conceptualizing and Implementing Dispositional Assessments for Students At the Kent State University (KSU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)” at the Works in Progress poster session of the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago on Jan. 27. Lambert’s trip was partially funded by the University Teaching Council Travel Grant at the maximum amount ($500).

SLIS Associate Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., attended the Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., from July 13-17, 2015, where she led a workshop on developing audiovisual archives curriculum and presented a paper titled “Developing a Pedagogical Framework to Prepare Archives Professionals for Effective Management of Audiovisual Archives.” Posted on Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Associate Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., served as delegates at the Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) Summit from June 29-30, 2015, in Sydney, Australia. Posted on Sept. 8, 2015. 

SLIS Associate Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng Ph.D., presented a research poster titled “Creating Linked Data within Archival Description: Tools for Extracting, Validating, and Encoding Access Points for Finding Aids,” at DH 2015, International Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Sydney, Australia, in July 2015. Posted on Sept. 8, 2015.

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., presented his paper titled “Evolution of Digital Repertoires of Action in Iran” at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) in Washington D.C., on Oct. 31, 2015. Posted on Nov. 24, 2015. 

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., attended and delivered the closing keynote speech at the ASIS&T Special Interest Group (SIG) Social Informatics (SI) 11th annual meeting Social Informatics Research Symposium: The Impacts of Social Informatics Research in St. Louis on Nov. 7, 2015. Posted on Nov. 24, 2015.

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., was appointed the Secretary for ASIS&T Special Interest Group (SIG) Social Informatics (SI) for the second year and represented SIG SI in the ASIS&T SIG cabinet this year. Posted on Nov. 24, 2015.

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., presented a lecture titled “Mapping Digital Divide: Spatial Analysis of Information Access and Socio-Demographic Variables in the City of Philadelphia” at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 12, 2015. Posted Nov. 24, 2015.

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Epistemic Objects and Embeddedness: Knowledge Construction in Research Networks of Practice” at the Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (NORASIST) on Nov. 19, 2015, at Kent State SLIS. Posted on Nov. 24, 2015. 

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph. D., presented “Mapping Digital Divide: Spatial Analysis of Information Access and Socio-Demographic Variables in the City of Philadelphia” at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 13, 2015. Posted Nov. 19, 2015

Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., taught a session titled “Introduction to Basic Social Media and Social Network Analysis” at the “Internet Policy in the MENA Region: Research Methods for Advocates” workshop for journalists, researchers and activists on Sept. 3, 2015, in Istanbul, Turkey. Hosted by Kadir Has University in Istanbul, the workshop was organized by the Internet Policy Observatory project at the Center for Global Communication Studies at Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Posted Oct. 20, 2015.

One of SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten Latham’s research “places,” at Little Round Top at Gettysburg Battlefield, Pa., was featured in the Faces, Places and Spaces of Research section in eInside on July 27, 2015. Posted on Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., gave a presentation, “Shannon Goes to the Museum: Drawing Lines Across Boundaries,” in Sydney, Australia, at DOCAM on July 21, 2015. Posted on Sept. 8, 2015.

Museum Education Monitor named Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums by Assistant Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., and Indiana University museum studies program director Elee Wood, Ph.D., the “Best Museum Education Book of 2014.”

Assistant Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., was interviewed on “The Museum Life” program on VoiceAmerica internet radio for her book titled Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums, co-authored with Indiana University museum studies director Elee Wood, Ph.D. The book was named “Best Museum Education Book of 2014” by Museum Education Monitor.

An article titled “What is ‘the real thing’ in the museum? An interpretative phenomenological study,” by Assistant Professor Kiersten Latham, Ph.D., was published in Museum Management and Curatorship. The article describes a study of the different ways museum visitors understand their experience of “the real thing” (TRT) in the museum context.

Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham’s research on spiritual or numinous experiences with museum objects was the subject of a blog post on the Museum Questions website: “When is art viewing a spiritual activity?” The blog writer referred specifically to Latham’s article, “Numinous Experiences With Museum Objects,” published in Visitor Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, 2013, as well as an interview in the same publication in which people reflected on her article and on their own numinous experiences.

Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham’s, Ph.D., article on “Lumping, Splitting and the Integration of Museum Studies with LIS” was published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Vol 56, No 2 Spring (2015).

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a talk (in Spanish) at the International Board on Books for Young People: Congreso Internacional de Lectura conference in Havana, Cuba, on Oct. 29, 2015. Her presentation was titled "Conocer las fuerzas y aprovecharlas: Literatura internacional para niños e intercambio cultural subversivo" ("Knowing the forces and harnessing them: International children’s literature and subversive cultural exchange"). Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., led a panel titled “Publishing International Books in the United States: A Wonderland of Opportunity” on Oct. 17, 2015, at the International Board of Books for Young People in New York City. Presenters included Martens; Heather Lennon, Managing Director, NorthSouth Books USA; Lisbeth Zwerger, illustrator, Austria; Rashin Kheiriyeh, illustrator, Iran. Posted Oct. 20, 2015.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has been appointed as chair of the  2016 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). ALSC is the world’s largest association dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. Posted Oct. 13, 2015.

An article by Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Gaming the Reading Experience: Book-related Social Spaces for Young Children,” was published in the special issue of Digital Youth 2(4), p. 29-40, in September 2015. The idea for this peer-reviewed, special issue on Digital Youth came out of the Digital Youth Research Network, which has held pre-conference workshops at the iConference over the last three years. This publication was organized by professors at the Royal Library School in Copenhagen, Denmark. Posted Oct. 13, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Vitello Has a Knife: Examining Social Constructions on Childhood and Ensuing Cultural Creations in Denmark and the United States” at the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) Conference in Worcester, UK, in August 2015. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

A peer reviewed article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., titled “Childhood and Culture Reflected Through the Lens of LIS Education: Embedded Practice in Danish Library and Information Science Education” has been published in the summer 2015 issues of The Journal of Education in Library and Information Science (Special issue on International Perspectives in LIS Education), 56(1). Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented an accepted paper titled “Longevity through participation, reformatting, and remix: Pop-culture regeneration in Pretty Little Liars” as part of a panel called “Literary Culture Live and Online: Understanding Contemporary Modes of Reader Engagement” at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) conference in Montreal on July 8, 2015. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., VCD Associate Professor Gretchen Rinnert and VCD Assistant Professor Aoife Mooney have received a $10,000 College of Communication and Information (CCI) Seed Grant to develop a collaborative children’s app tentatively titled “Animated Alphabet App.” Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was the co-organizer of Digital Youth Preconference held at the 2015 iConference in Newport Beach, Calif., where she presented a full-day workshop, “Digital Youth Research Network: Defining The Field, Building Connections, and Exploring Collaborations.” Co-organizers included colleagues from University of Copenhagen, University of British Columbia, University of Washington and Rutgers University. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens’ class on Art and Story: The Study of Children’s Picturebooks hosted a presentation by VCD Assistant Professor Doug Goldsmith during a face-to-face class meeting on Saturday, April 11. Goldsmith presented “Visual Communication and Illustration” and provided visual samples of characters from various children’s books as well as illustrated pages and spreads from children’s books, allowing him to elaborate on how character development, composition, color, space, and several other essential design elements were used to establish mood, meaning and engaging the eye. Posted June 29, 2015

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a poster titled “Through the Looking Glass: How Danish LIS Education Reflects Mandates on Culture” at the Works in Progress poster session of the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago on Jan. 27. 

A peer-reviewed article by Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Reading and ‘Gamification:’ Joining guilds, earning badges, and leveling up,” was published in the Winter 2015 issue of Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Children & Libraries is the official peer-reviewed journal of ALSC, which is “the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.”

In February 2015, Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a talk on international children’s literature at Akron Public Library. Shannon Schilling and Sophia Louise Van Der Schyf, students who previously attended her International Children’s Literature and Librarianship course, organized the afternoon and participated in the talk.

Along with colleagues from the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia, Rutgers, and the University of Copenhagen, Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was co-organizer of a day-long, pre-conference workshop at the iConference in Newport Beach, Calif., in March 2015. The event was called “Digital Youth Research Network: Defining the Field, Building Connections, and Exploring Collaborations.” She also served as a reviewer ahead of the conference.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., published a blog post titled “Evolving the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video” on the ALSC blog: The official blog for the Association for Library Service to Children, on April 11, 2015.

At the 2015 Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth held in April at Kent State University, Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D.; Shannon Schilling, M.L.I.S. ’07, and Sophia Van Der Schyf, M.L.I.S. ’14, gave a presentation titled “From Children’s Books to Global Citizenship: The Power of Books from Around the World.”

An article titled “From good to great managers: The case for a structured continuing education program in library management” by Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and alumni Susan Musser, M.L.I.S. ’14, and Elizabeth Allen, M.L.I.S. ’14, was published in Library Management, Vol. 36. The paper examines the perceptions of librarians toward continuing education in library management.

Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., titled “Electronic Health Records in Long-Term Care: Staff Perspectives,” was published on PubMed.gov, on Oct. 12, 2015. Her study utilized one-on-one interviews of direct care nurses in a Midwest United States long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) setting to describes patterns of use and areas to improve. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26464335 Posted Oct. 29, 2015

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., co-authored a conference presentation with Hiram College's Robin Shura, Ph.D., titled "Residents' Perspectives on Living with Vision Impairment in Long Term Care" at the roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago in August 2015. Posted Oct. 6, 2015.

In June 2015, SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., presented “User Experience of Health Information Exchange in Long Term Post-Acute Care” at the International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (ISHIMR): Health Informatics for Enhancing Health and Well-Being in York, England. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., participated in an “invitation only” conference of 67 people titled, “Designing Electronic Health Record Usability to Improve Patient Safety” in June 2015 at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. Kent State SLIS was one of 10 academic institutions represented. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., is co-author (with S. Grogan-Johnson, K. McCormick and N. Miller) of an article titled “Results of a National Survey of Pre-Service Telepractice Training in Graduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Programs,” which was published in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, Volume 42, pp. 122-137.  Meehan collaborated on this research project as a co-investigator with the Kent State University Speech Pathology and Audiology program in the School of Health Sciences. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., presented “Usability Improvements to Electronic Health Records: Finding Realistic Paths to Success” at the International Conference on Health Informatics  in Lisbon, Portugal, in January. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings, pages 514-518, ISBN: 978-989-758-068-0, SCITEPRESS. At the same conference, she was session chair for “Current Research in Health Informatics.”

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., co-presented a webinar as part of the Health Informatics “HI Pulse” series on Feb. 19. Meehan presented Introduction to HL-7 and the HER Functional Model with John Gachago, Ph.D., e-Health Consultant at JWG Global Ltd in Gainesville, Fla., and John Ritter, expert at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. 

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., gave a refereed presentation, “The Evolving Role of Applied Social Scientists in Health Informatics,”  on March 26, 2015, at the Society for Applied Anthropology conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., is co-author (with S. Grogan-Johnson, K. McCormick and N. Miller) of an article titled “Results of a National Survey of Pre-Service Telepractice Training in Graduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Programs,” which was published in Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, Volume 42, pp. 122-137.  Meehan collaborated on this research project as a co-investigator with the Kent State University Speech Pathology and Audiology program in the School of Health Sciences. Posted June 29, 2015

Associate Professor David Robins, Ph.D., gave the keynote presentation on “A visual orientation system for e-learning: To use the visual to improve student experience” in March 2015 at the Customer Experience 2015 Conference on UX and Service Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. His presentation described his latest research on how the use of images, icons and symbols helps users navigate and quickly complete otherwise complex tasks on the Internet.

Associate Professor David Robins, Ph.D., has been named the first-ever Director of Education on the Board of Directors for the Information Architecture Institute, a global organization that supports individuals and organizations specializing in the design and construction of shared information environments.

SLIS Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., delivered a workshop on “Embedding UX into Ideation, Design, Development and Release” and a presentation titled “Decision Insurance: Iterative Prototyping to Reduce Business Risk” at UX Strategies Summit in San Francisco in June. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., presented Ethnography at the Speed of Business” at the User Experience Akron Meetup Group on Feb. 18, 2015, in Akron. 

Assistant Professor Paul Sherman, Ph.D., delivered a workshop on “Embedding UX into Ideation, Design, Development and Release” and a presentation titled “Decision Insurance: Iterative Prototyping to Reduce Business Risk” at UX Strategies Summit in San Francisco in June. Posted June 29, 2015

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph. D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S '93, gave an invited presentation titled “Application of FRBR and FRSAD to Classification Systems” at the 5th International UDC Seminar: Classification & Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery in Lisbon, Portugal, on Oct. 29 and 30, 2015. Posted Nov. 19, 2015

An article co-authored by SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph. D., and Shu-jiun Chen, “Alignment of Conceptual Structures in Controlled Vocabularies in the Domain of Chinese Art: A Discussion of Issues and Patterns,” was published in the International Journal on Digital Libraries, and September 2015. Posted Nov. 19, 2015

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Libraries in the Semantic Web” at the Australia National University Library to the invited librarians of the academic and government libraries and professional associations in the Canberra area on June 24, 2015. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., were invited by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) to present a webinar on “Introducing Cultural Heritage Informatics into the Curriculum of LIS Education” in April 2015. The 44 individuals who participated in the live presentation represented 14 countries (Canada, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States). ASIS&T members can continue to view the recorded webinar on the association’s website. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited by Jane Greenberg, director of the Metadata Research Center (MRC) of College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, for a visit and scholarly exchange at the MRC on May 18, 2015. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited to give a presentation at the metadata session of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) 2015 Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, May 15-18, 2015. The session, titled “Dealing with Metadata: Content, Distribution, and Availability,” was moderated by Michael Friedman, American Meteorological Society. Other speakers on the panel were Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO); Marjorie Hlava, President, Access Innovations, Inc.; Matt Stratton, Technical Lead, IT Operations, AIP Publishing. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Smart [big] data,” at the Chengdu Documentation and Information Center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences on July 10, 2015, in Chengdu, China. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., gave lectures titled “Digital humanities – what is happening,” “Introducing the International Image Interoperability Framework,” and “Linked Data and Open Data, a hands-on experience,” at the 12th Advanced Digital Library Seminar & Lib 2.15 Forum on July 6-8, 2015, in Xiamen, China. Posted Sept. 8, 2015.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was an invited panelist on the session “A new paradigm shift called Digital Art History” for the International Conference on Chen Cheng-po and Modern East Asian Art History, held at the National Palace of Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 16 and 17, 2015. She was also participating in the research projects and training at the Academia Sinica Digital Center during her visit in Taipei in January.  

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was selected to receive a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to Taiwan. 

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., Associate Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., and alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, have published an article titled “Using Semantic Analysis Tool to Generate Subject Access Points -- A Study Using Panofsky’s Theory  and Two Research Samples” inKnowledge Organization, 41(5): 440-451.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited to give a presentation at the metadata session of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) 2015 Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia, May 15-18, 2015. The session, titled “Dealing with Metadata: Content, Distribution, and Availability,” was moderated by Michael Friedman, American Meteorological Society. Other speakers on the panel were Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO); Marjorie Hlava, President, Access Innovations, Inc.; Matt Stratton, Technical Lead, IT Operations, AIP Publishing.  Posted June 29, 2015

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited by Jane Greenberg, Director of the Metadata Research Center (MRC) of College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, for a visit and scholarly exchange at the MRC on May 18, 2015. Posted June 29, 2015

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., were invited by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) to present a webinar on “Introducing Cultural Heritage Informatics into the Curriculum of LIS Education” in April 2015. The 44 individuals who participated in the live presentation represented 14 countries (Canada, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States). ASIS&T members can continue to view the recorded webinar on the association’s website. Posted June 29, 2015

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is coauthor (with S. Deng) of "Social Q&A versus library virtual reference: Evaluation and comparison from the users’ perspective," published in Information Research, 19(4), paper650. Available: http://InformationR.net/ir/19-4/paper650.html

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is coauthor (with H.L. Chen) of "Functionality Analysis of an Open Source Repository System: Current Practices and Implications," published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(6), 558-564.

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is coauthor (with S. Deng and L. Yang) of "Social Q&As or Library Virtual Reference Service: What is Behind the Choices of Chinese Information Seekers?" published in Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services, 64(4), 327-340. DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0026.

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is coauthor (with C. Urbano) of "Patron-Driven Acquisitions of e-books: New life for the library catalog? A conference paper for BOBCATSS 2014 Annual Symposium." In BOBCATSSS 2014 Proceedings.

Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., is coauthor (with K. Downey, C. Urbano, and T. Klingler) of "An Evaluation of Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) for eBooks at KSU Library," published in Computers in Libraries, 34(1), 10-13.

2014

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to become a member of the Advisory Committee for the Enterprise Architecture Models for Education project, which was founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She attended the kick-off meeting in Charlotte, N.C., in January 2014.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., presented two papers at the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, which took place in January 2014 in Washington, D.C. The first paper, “The Ten Facets of Knowledge Management,” was used in the State Departments of Transportation knowledge strategies and will be used as a foundation for knowledge management work within the international transportation community. The second paper, “Topology of Transportation Information Sources and Systems,” was the result of joint research conducted with Lisa Loyo, Manager, Information Services, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences.

Adjunct instructor Magda El-Sherbini was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Publication Award by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), for her book RDA: Strategies for Implementation. The award is given annually to honor an author or authors of the year’s most outstanding monograph, article, or original paper in the field of technical services. El-Sherbini’s award includes a citation and $250, sponsored by ALCTS, which she will receive during the ALCTS Awards Ceremony June 28 at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. El-Sherbini has served as chair of several ALCTS committees, as a member of the ALA RDA Advisory Board and as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's Policy Committee. She has published and presented in the areas of cataloging and technical services management.

Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., is one of only 50 researchers invited to participate in the American Association for School Librarians’ research summit on April 11 and 12 in Chicago. The summit on “Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS),” funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, will bring together school library and educational researchers to create a national focus and agenda on causal research and provide empirical evidence that school libraries make positive contributions to student achievement.

Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., co-led a session at the American Alliance of Museums annual meeting titled “Re-imagining visitor encounters with objects.” For more on the session, please visit http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting/program/sessions-and-events?ID=2437.

Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., gave a Pecha Kucha talk titled “And now for something completely different …” at the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) 2014 Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., on May 16. Her talk discussed her work with SLIS’ MuseLab, which opened as a component of the Museum Studies specialization in SLIS. Latham also began her tenure as the Regional Midwest representative for the AAMG board at the conference.

Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., was invited to give a presentation titled, “What if we build programs around emotions and senses?” at the Take 5 group event, on May 9, 2014.  For more information on Latham’s talk or the Take 5 group, please visit http://library.ohio.gov/youth-services/take5.

Professor Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., was invited to guest blog and speak about copyright for the American Library Association during “Copyright Week,” Jan. 13-18, 2014. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2014/01/you-bought-it-you-own-it-copyright-policy-should-foster-freedom/

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has published a book review in the latest newsletter of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was the featured blogger on the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) website on March 3, writing about Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance on websites for young readers. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was co-organizer of a pre-conference workshop at the iConference in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, March 4. The title of the workshop is "Digital Youth: Towards a New Multidisciplinary Research"; co-organizers included an international group of colleagues from the Royal Library School in Copenhagen, University of Technology, Sydney, University of Michigan and the University of Washington. Read more about the workshop here: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/workshops/#workshop10. Martens also moderated a panel on digital youth at the same conference.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a short paper titled “Toward a New Paradigm of (Children’s) Publishing” as part of the Youth Services SIG Panel at the ALISE Preliminary Conference in Philadelphia in January 2014.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a short paper titled “Online Community Building” as part of the High-touch Training Through Tech: Approaches to Online Education in Youth Services panel at the ALISE preliminary conference in Philadelphia in January 2014.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., received the 2013-14 Ezra Jack Keats/Janina Domanska Research Fellowship, for which her project (“Oral History of Children’s Publishing”) was unanimously selected. She will visit the De Grummond Children’s Literature Collection to conduct research in conjunction with presenting her research at the annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival in April 2014.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., gave a critique in VCD Assistant Professor Doug Goldsmith's Character Development and Design class. The students had previously visited the Marantz Picturebook Collection in SLIS to work on representations of character, using examples from Piracy and American Folklore and legend, from Paul Bunyan to Annie Oakley.

Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., gave a talk on Nov. 22 in conjunction with Kent State's International Education Week. Her presentation, "International Children's Literature and Librarianship," was simultaneously broadcast as a webinar (with 75 people registered) to promote the eponymous course she is teaching in summer 2014, which will go to Denmark.

Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., was quoted in a June 6, 2014, Columbus Dispatch article about the changing role of libraries and librarians.

Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D., presented a poster at the 2014 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit, held June 22-24, 2014, in Baltimore, Md. Meehan’s poster, titled “Use of Electronic Health Records in LTPAC: Qualitative Case Study of Early Adopter Facility,” represented Meehan’s qualitative analysis of a long-term post-acute care center, which adopted a new system technology, the electronic health record, for maintaining residents’ health and medical records.  Meehan’s poster can be viewed on the conference website athttp://www.ahima.org/events/2014june-ltpac.

Associate Professor David Robins, Ph.D., presented “Eating Our Own Dog Food: Architecting the Kent State User Experience Design” at the World Information Architecture Day in New York City on Feb. 15, 2014.

Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., and (William) Bryan Harris,M.L.I.S. ’13, have co-authored an article that was published in the Journal of Religious and Theological Information, 13(1-2), titled “Information needs of church worship leaders.”

An article written by Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., has made the list of most read articles at the Journal of Religious and Theological Information website. The article is titled “The Response of Mainline Protestant Clergy Members to the Moral Panic Regarding Harry Potter."

Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D,has been elected to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) Review Group as the only representative from a U.S. university. Members of the Review Group are elected by members of the Cataloguing Section Standing Committee. One of the major purposes of the FRBR Review Group is to consolidate the three parts of the FRBR conceptual models into one comprehensive reference model, the FRBR family of models. 

John Simmons,  an adjunct faculty member who teaches in the museum studies specialization in SLIS, has published a book titled Fluid Preservation:  A Comprehensive Reference (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2014).

Associate Professor Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., will assume the role of Coordinator of Doctoral Education for the College of Communication and Information following the retirement of current coordinator, George Cheney, Ph.D., at the end of June. Wicks led the School of Library and Information Science as interim director for more than two years, and co-founded the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, which sponsors an academic journal and annual conferences and symposia.  Wicks has also served on the doctoral studies committee for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Associate Professor Don Wicks, Ph.D., presented a paper at the Conference of the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 11. The paper, co-authored by CCI doctoral student Omer Farooq, M.L.I.S. ’12, is titled “Preaching Beyond the Pulpit: How Churches Disseminate Their Message.” It examines how churches use the Internet and social media to extend their outreach.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is featured as "Scholar of the Month" for February on the home page of the Kent State University website. 

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., has been elected inaugural chair of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) Advisory Board. The international board consists of 66 members representing nearly 20 countries. DCMI is an open organization that supports shared innovation in metadata design and best practices across a broad range of purposes and business models.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is co-author, with Joan S. Mitchell and alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, of "Modeling Classification Systems in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts," published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. 52(1): 90-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2013.845620

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is co-author, with Jin Zhang, of “A New Similarity Measure for Subject Hierarchical Structures,” published in Journal of Documentation. .

2013

Michelle Baldini, School of Library and Information Science Grant Coordinator, is one of 54 women recognized by Kent State's Women's Center as a "Mother, Mentor or Muse." Women are nominated based on being identified as having been, or continuing to be, significantly instrumental in the lives of students and colleagues and as someone who exemplifies the role of mother, mentor or muse. 

A paper by Assistant Professor Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management, has been published in the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (Volume 11, Issue 3,http://www.ejkm.com/issue/current.html). The title of the paper is “A Case Study in Knowledge Management Education: Historical Challenges and Future Opportunities.”

An article by Assistant Professor Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management, on “Knowledge Management Education and Training in Academic Institutions in 2012” was accepted for publication in Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2013).

Two papers by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., have been accepted for presentation at the National Academies of Science Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, to be held Jan. 12-16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.: “Ten Facets of Knowledge Management” and “Topology of Knowledge Management and Information in the Transportation Sector.”

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., was quoted in “Kent State Conference Tackles Knowledge Economy” in August in the Youngstown Business Journal.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been selected for presentation at the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning (ICICKM) 2013, scheduled for Oct. 24 through Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Business Capability Modeling as a Foundation for Determining the Value of Intellectual Capital Assets," describes business capability modeling as a technique that enables an organization to concisely represent what it does and to align that view with strategic goals and objectives – in a way that speaks to business leaders, analysts, talent managers, economists, solutions developers and technologists – and supports heat mapping of capabilities to discover business criticality. This paper presents a methodology for business capability modeling and a framework for identifying and auditing knowledge and intellectual capital assets vis a vis those business criticalities. It also suggests a methodology for identifying business critical capabilities and for assigning value to business critical knowledge assets.

A peer reviewed paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Knowledge Management Education and Training in Academic Institutions in 2012” has been accepted for presentation and publication for the 2013 International Conference on Knowledge Management in Montreal, Canada, Nov. 1 and 2.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., “Creating New Roles for Academic – Public Sector Partnerships” has been published in the Fall 2013 issue of The Public Manager.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D.; Robert Walker, Ph.D., director of the Kent State School of Digital Sciences; Richard Mortell, Ph.D.; Doug Walcutt; and David McGinness will participate in a panel discussion titled “Where to Start in Building an Enterprise Architecture” at the 2013 Enterprise Architecture Conference on Oct. 29 in Washington, D.C.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and Marion Georgieff, CKO for U.S. Secret Service, will present “Encouraging Knowledge-Sharing Behaviors” at KM World 2013, Nov. 6-8 in Washington, D.C.

A peer reviewed paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Knowledge Management Education and Training in Academic Institutions in 2012” has been accepted for presentation and publication for the 2013 International Conference on Knowledge Management in Montreal, Canada, on Nov. 1 and 2.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been selected for presentation at the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning (ICICKM) 2013, scheduled for Oct. 24 through Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Business Capability Modeling as a Foundation for Determining the Value of Intellectual Capital Assets," describes business capability modeling as a technique that enables an organization to concisely represent what it does and to align that view with strategic goals and objectives -- in a way that speaks to business leaders, analysts, talent managers, economists, solutions developers and technologists -- and supports heat mapping of capabilities to discover business criticality. This paper presents a methodology for business capability modeling and a framework for identifying and auditing knowledge and intellectual capital assets vis a vis those business criticalities. It also suggests a methodology for identifying business critical capabilities and for assigning value to business critical knowledge assets.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., will present a paper titled “Encouraging Knowledge Sharing Behaviors” (with Marion Georgieff, Chief Knowledge Officer, U.S. Secret Service) at the KMWorld 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 6, 2013.

KM student Charles (Cory) Platt will present a paper titled “Mathematical Languages – Barriers to Knowledge Transfer and Consumption” at the Information Policies in Science international seminar on Sept. 16, 2013, in Rome, Italy. The conference theme is “Scienti­fic Information Policies in the Digital Age: Enabling Factors and Barriers to Knowledge Sharing and Transfer.” The paper was co-authored by SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Knowledge Management, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the exchange of the latest academic research and practical information on all aspects of managing knowledge in organizations. The journal publishes original research and case studies by academic, business and government contributors on strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for knowledge management. The focus of this journal is on the identification of innovative KM strategies and the application of theoretical concepts to real-world situations.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to join the Department of Defense Knowledge Management Working Group as an external Subject Matter Expert. The Working Group’s task is to develop an agency-wide taxonomy that will support the Office of Secretary of Defense as well as all branches of the Department of Defense.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., was invited to give a presentation titled “Applications of text and social media analytics” at the Government Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., D. Daly, L. Gawdyda, L. Marshall and S. Turner presented “Unlocking the knowledge in historical records” at the FOSE 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to give a presentation titled “Developing and applying taxonomies for organizational records” at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif., in June 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to give a presentation titled “Finding the knowledge assets in your contract eEnironment” at the National Contract Management Association World Congress in Nashville, Tenn., in July 2013.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “New roles for academic-public sector partnerships,” was accepted for publication in The Public Manager.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., will give a presentation titled “Novel approach to evaluating classification schema and classification decisions leveraging traditional principles and measures” at the 5th International Conference Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries in June 2013.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and L. Loyo titled “Development of an Information Topology of the Transportation Sector” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) 2013 in Kaunas, Luthuania.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., wrote a chapter titled “Bringing Order to Chaos: Knowledge Architecture that Sustain Knowledge Practice” in the recently published book Making it Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management-Adapting for Success in the Knowledge Based Economy, edited by Annie Green and published by Academic Conferences and Publishing. The book contains stories from knowledge management (KM), intellectual capital (IC) and organizational learning (OL) researchers and practitioners. Green is a part-time KM faculty member at Kent State, as are two other chapter contributors, Iouri Bairatchnyi and Madelyn Blair. Their stories provide invaluable insights, practices and lessons learned for future implementations of these new approaches to business management.http://www.academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_2584930-Making-it-Real-Sustaining-Knowledge-Management-Adapting-for-Success-in-the-Knowledge-Based-Economy.html

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Smart and semantic: Stop asking people to manage information and start teaching machines to do it” at the AIIM 2013 in New Orleans, La., in March 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., B. DeVille and R. LaValley presented “A tale of two SAS technologies: Generating maps of topical coverage and linkages in SAS user conference papers” at the April 2013 SAS Global Forum, in San Francisco, Calif. The paper was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/102-2013.pdf

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been invited to speak on "Librarians in the Knowledge Society: Valuing Our Intellectual Capital" at the 2013 Ohio Library Council conference at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky in October.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., has been selected for presentation at the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning (ICICKM) 2013, scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C. The paper, titled "Business Capability Modeling as a Foundation for Determining the Value of Intellectual Capital Assets," describes business capability modeling as a technique that enables an organization to concisely represent what it does and to align that view with strategic goals and objectives -- in a way that speaks to business leaders, analysts, talent managers, economists, solutions developers and technologists -- and supports heat mapping of capabilities to discover business criticality. This paper presents a methodology for business capability modeling and a framework for identifying and auditing knowledge and intellectual capital assets vis a vis those business criticalities. It also suggests a methodology for identifying business critical capabilities and for assigning value to business critical knowledge assets.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “A case study in knowledge management education: Historical challenges and future opportunities” was published in the March 2013 issue of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 11(2). 

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., and SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., titled “Leveraging semantic analysis technologies to increase effectiveness and efficiency of access to information” was published in the March 2013 issue of QQML, 2, 23-36.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D.  Bedford, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., titled “Comparative evaluation of three types of semantic distance metrics-Implications for use in semantic search” was published in the March 2013 issue of QQML, 2.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Expanding the Definition and Measurement of Knowledge Economy: Integrating Triple Bottom Line Factors into Knowledge Economy Index Models and Methodologies” was published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., presented two papers at the 19th Annual International Deming Research Seminar on Feb. 25 and 26, 2013, in New York City: “Semantic Representation of W. Edward Deming’s Leadership Qualities for Self Evaluation of Leadership Competence” and “Cities as Knowledge Systems: Application of W. Edward Deming’s Systems Thinking.”

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D.,presented a session on “Looking Under the Hood of an Autoclassification Engine” at a Joint ARMA NOVA/NCC-AIIM Seminar titled “Attorneys & Algorithms: The Case for Technology-Assisted Review and Categorization,” held on Feb. 27, 2013 at George Mason University in Arlington, Va.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Embedding Knowledge Management in Public Sector Procurement – Redesigning for the Knowledge Economy” has been accepted for presentation at the ECKM 2013 conference to be held Sept. 5 and 6 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., delivered a workshop titled “Knowing What We Know Knowledge Audits Workshop No. 184” at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences 92nd Annual Meeting Washington, D.C., in January 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled “Competencies and components that support innovation” at Session 457 of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences 92nd annual meeting in Washington, D.C. ,in January 2013.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled, “Visioning the knowledge future: Unlearning in synthetic worlds” at the Government Analytics and Information Summit in Washington, D.C., in November 2012.

An article by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Visual exploration of the semantic marker of faith” was published in the annual publication of Advances in the Study of Information and Religion (ASIR) 2012.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., and Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., were among the co-organizers of a recent NKOS/CENDI Workshop, "Magnet for the Needle in a Search Haystack," held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on Dec. 6, 2012. More than 70 professionals and researchers attended the workshop. Bedford delivered a presentation titled "The 11 Views of Semantic Search." Two of IAKM students, Jake Spiegler and Thomas Burdick, co-authored a presentation titled "When is Semantic Search Really Semantic Search?" Spiegler was also the master of the WebEx on that day when he managed the recording of the whole day event.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., published “Leveraging Semantic Analysis Technologies to Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency of Access to Information,”Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 1 (July 2012): 13-26.

Three faculty members received Faculty Recognition Awards at the annual College Teaching Conference on Oct. 24 and 25, including Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., has been accepted into the Teaching Scholars program at Kent State University. “The Teaching Scholars for the Early Career Faculty Program is a faculty learning community that promotes shared scholarly inquiry about learning and teaching. Through collaborative relationships with student associates, faculty mentors, and teaching scholar peers, participants conduct a scholarly examination of significant issues within an identified course in an effort to enhance student learning. The goal of the program is to support the development of scholarly projects that investigate and identify significant learning environments.” Find more information.

Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., represented the Association of Library Service for Children (ALSC) at the American Library Association’s National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C., speaking before the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. As president of ALSC, Brodie addressed the public library role in early childhood education.

Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., was invited to provide the welcome speech for the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in Rochester, N.Y., on May 16, 2013. The honor lectureship is tied to several other significant events for librarians and readers of children’s and young adult literature during Children’s Book Week and kicks off the 38th annual New York Library Association Youth Services Section’s Spring Conference. The lecture series was established in 1969 by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), for which Brodie serves as president.

Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., has published an article on “Connecting to Special Collections of Children’s Literature” in School Library Monthly, Vol. 29, No. 5, February 2013.

Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was listed in "Midwest UX 2013, Placing Through Design" on Sept. 26 in Rapid Growth, a weekly e-magazine featuring stories about art, entrepreneurship, innovation, development and the people and businesses that are pushing Michigan forward.

Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at World Information Architecture Day. The event was held in 15 cities around the world on Feb. 9, including four cities in North America: Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Ann Arbor. Fast spoke at the Ann Arbor event, which attracted over 200 people. His presentation was titled "The third wave of information architecture.”

Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at the IA Summit held April 3-7, 2013, in Baltimore, Md. Fast's presentation, titled "The Big Challenges of Small Data,” explored the idea that although everyone is talking about big data, big data is a big challenge only for organizations. When it comes to everyday people and their everyday lives, the big challenge is small data -- at the office, on our phones, in our kitchens and so on.

Academic Coordinator Rhonda Filipan, M.A., M.L.S., presented a paper at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) annual conference in Cincinnati as part of a doctoral-student panel on feminist hybrid methodologies. The title of her presentation was “Unavoidable Collisions:  Interpretive Authority in Feminist Oral History Research.”  She received a travel grant from KSU Graduate Student Senate to attend.

Doctoral candidate Darin Freeburg, of the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) in Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, participated on a discussion panel titled “Faith on the Web: Transformations in Religious Experience” on March 28, 2013, at the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He and the other professionals and researchers who are exploring these phenomena discussed what this all may mean for the future of religion and religious culture.

A paper by Assistant Professors Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., and Frank Lambert, Ph.D., have been accepted for publication in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of American Archivist: "Who’s Ready to Surf The Next Wave?  A Study of Perceived Challenges to Implementing New and Revised Standards for Archival Description.” They will continue this work in 2014 by launching a qualitative investigation into how archivists are dealing with the new standards in their daily activities.

Assistant Professors Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D, and Frank Lambert, Ph.D., will be reporting on the results of their survey of archivists at the 2013 Research Forum of the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August. The survey examined recent changes in descriptive standards and was titled "Who’s Ready to Surf The Next Wave? A Study of Perceived Challenges to Implementing New and Revised Standards for Archival Description."

Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D, will be presenting a poster titled "Archival Description and Linked Data: A Preliminary Study of Opportunities and Implementation Challenges," at the 2013 Research Forum of the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August.

Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., has several publications forthcoming: “Ambition and Ambivalence: A Study of Professional Attitudes Toward Digital Distribution of Archival Moving Images,” American Archivist, 76, no. 2 (in press, 2013); “The Evolution and Integration of Moving Image Preservation Work in Cultural Heritage Institutions,” Information & Culture 48, no. 3 (in press, 2013); “Exploring Methods to Improve Access to Music by Connecting Library Data to Linked Data: A Report of Methodologies and Preliminary Findings,” with SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and alumnus Laurence T. Skirvin, M.L.I.S. ’11, JASIST (in press, 2013). She also is author of a forthcoming book chapter: “Preservation in a Time of Transition: Redefining Stewardship of Time-Based Media in the Digital Age,” in Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from Antiquity to the Digital Age, ed. Michèle V. Cloonan. New York: Neal-Schuman (forthcoming, 2013).

Alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited webinar speaker for Serials Solutions: Relationship building leads to research success on Feb. 28, 2013.  

Alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited panelist at ALA Midwinter 2013, on the Summon Customer Panel titled “Web-scale discovery leads to new efficiencies.”

Alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, contributed a chapter titled “Using Google Voice and Chat for Reference at the Kelvin Smith Library” in Designing and implementing virtual reference services: A LITA guide, ed. B.C. Thomsett-Scott (Chicago: American Library Association, 2013).

Alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was interviewed for and contributed to a case study for “Serials Solutions, web-scale discovery leads to new efficiencies.”  The case study is available at http://www.serialssolutions.com/assets/resources/Case_Study_Case_Western.pdf. SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was the keynote speaker at the Spring 2013 Indiana Online Users Group event, “The Many Faces of Technology,” held May 3, 2013 (http://www.iolug.org/conferences/2013spring/2013spring.html).  His speech was titled “A New Service Model through Technology."

Several SLIS faculty (full- and part-time) were heavily involved in the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (ICICKM 2013) in September 2013.  Adjunct instructor Annie Green, Ph.D., who teaches IAKM 60310 Intellectual Capital, was the conference program chair.  Adjunct instructor John Lewis, Ph.D., who teaches IAKM 60307 Organizational Learning, chaired a mini-track on "The Role of Organizational Learning in Successful Knowledge Management Initiatives" and presented a paper titled “The ADIIEA Cycle:  Creating an Integrated Framework for Business Processes and Organizational Learning.” Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., presented a paper on “Business Capability Modeling as a Foundation for Intellectual Capital Audits” and was invited to participate in a thought leader panel on “Creating an International Professional Society for the Advancement of Knowledge and Innovation Management.  Is it Necessary?  Is it Time?” Bedford also hosted a round table discussion with Annie Green on “Are Current KM Programs Aligning with KM Competencies Needed in Industry?”  The conference concluded with an open knowledge café featuring five Kent State KM faculty and instructors discussing their individual chapters in the recently published book Making it Real:  Sustaining Knowledge Management - Adapting for Success in the Knowledge Based Economy. In addition, a Kent State KM master’s students, Alexandra Winkler, Branch Chief, Air Force Lessons Learned and Solutions Architect, was a member of the program team and actively participated in the conference.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a four-part new directors’ training series for The State Library of Missouri in 2013.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Communicate with Confidence: One Year to Success” at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference held in Chicago, Ill., on June 27-July 2.  

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success” at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference held in Anaheim, Calif., on June 21-26.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, led a two-day training program, “The Leaders’ Toolbox,” at the 2012 Summer Library Institute: Management & Administration on June 13 and 14.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a five-part webinar on “Hiring a Quality Library Director” that was delivered to state library associations around the country in 2012.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented “Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success” at the pre-conference of the 2013 Texas Library Association Annual Conference on April 24, 2013.  

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a DEMCO Webinar titled “Marketing for Everyone” on May 15, 2013.

Alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, gave two presentations at the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library: “The Perfect Recipe (for The Care and Feeding of a Healthy Culture)” and “Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success Managers’ Retreat” in 2012.

SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, presented a DEMCO Webinar titled “Tomorrow…From the Beginning: A Time Management Webinar” in 2012.

A new book by SLIS alumna and adjunct instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91Build a Great Team: One Year to Success, has just been published by ALA Editions (2013). She also recently published a chapter titled “Grant Applications” in Library Management 101: A Practical Guide, ed. Diane L. Velasquez, (ALA Editions, 2013). Her previous publications include Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA Editions, 2011); “Reaching Little Heights,” book chapter in Children’s Services: Partnerships for Success, ed. Betsy Diamant-Cohen (ALA Editions, 2010); and “Burgers, Baby Showers and Hot Nosh! Success Stories of Community/Library Connections,” book chapter in Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions, ed. Karen Ellis (IGI Global, 2011).

An article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., “Savvy School Library Design to Facilitate 21st Century Literacy Skills and the Common Core,” was published in Ohio Media Spectrum, Fall 2013, Vol. 65 No. 1. Ohio Media Spectrum is an online publication for the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA).

An article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., and Jennifer Schwelik was published in the Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, Knowledge Quest,September/October 2013 issue, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 24-28. The article is titled “School Library Challenge: Changing perceptions, creating supporters, and gaining advocates with library advisory committees.”

An article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., “School Library Challenge: Changing perceptions, creating supporters, and gaining advocates with library advisory committees,” has been published in Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, Knowledge Quest, September/October 2013 issue, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 24-28

An article by SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., titled “Other Ways of Knowing: How school librarians can take a leadership role in addressing multi-literacies across the curriculum in the school library,” has been published in the proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) that took place in Doha, Qatar, in November 2012. SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has received the 2013 Presidential Award from the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA). The Presidential Award honors individuals in the library field for their service to school libraries. According to OELMA president Susan Yutzey, "Dr. Harper’s dedication to school libraries is evident in so many ways.  As a school librarian in Cleveland City Schools and as a Coordinator of Libraries and Technology at Wooster City Schools, she has brought her years of experience to the classroom as she teaches and advises graduate students who seek the school library media specialization at Kent State University. Her publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, presentations and reviews provide professionals in the field with the information they need to be innovative thinkers. Her service to the national associations, American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and to American Library Association (ALA) Council, affects all practicing school librarians."

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was nominated by a member of the Ohio Board of Regents to serve on an Ohio Department of Education committee that will review the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) licensure program, a new series of tests that will replace the ETS Praxis tests for initial licensure.

SLIS Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., CPHIMS, coordinator for IAKM’s health informatics concentration, was quoted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in a Crain’s Cleveland Business article about the growth of the health care IT field. http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20131006/SUB1/310069981#

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., will become president-elect of the Northern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (NOHIMSS), taking office in June 2013.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., has been elected to the United Kingdom Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP).

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., was elected to membership in the National Institutes of Health Informatics Canada.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D.,waselected to membership in Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland.

IAKM Health Informatics Professor Christine Hudak, Ph.D., has been appointed to the national Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) Technical Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The CPHIMS credential is recognized throughout the industry as the international standard of healthcare IT knowledge. The CPHIMS Technical Committee governs the CPHIMS program, oversees performance of the exam, reviews and refines test items, develops new editions of the exam, contributes to plans for marketing and promotion of the certification, and provides consultation for maintenance of a quality program with the guidance of our psychometric consultants.

An article co-authored by SLIS Assistant Professor Frank Lambert,  Ph.D., and CCI doctoral candidate Shelley Blundell, M.L.I.S. ’09,titled “Information anxiety from the undergraduate student perspective: A pilot study of second-semester freshmen” has been accepted for publication in the June 2014 issue of Journal of Education in Library and Information Science (JELIS).

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Frank Lambert Ph.D., titled “Virtual trace: A framework for applying physical trace research methodology in a virtual electronic context” has been accepted for publication in QQML-Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, an online, international journal.

A collaborative article co-authored by SLIS Assistant Professor Frank Lambert and University Libraries Assistant Professors Roman Panchyshyn and Sevim McCutcheon, both of Technical Services, was accepted for publication in Public Library Quarterly. In his message indicating acceptance of their article, “Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Ohio Public Libraries,” PLQ editor Glen Holt wrote, “Your article is first rate.  It is exactly the sort of scholarly case study which the profession does not see often enough. It is especially important because it addresses public library cataloging issues which can only be described as a lacuna in library literature. Because of its topicality and quality, I wanted to publish your article quickly. I moved a few other articles (accepted but not yet scheduled with their authors) out of its way and inserted it as the lead piece in PLQ 32-3.” Holt added that the article “was accepted without recommendations for content or stylistic changes. That acceptance involved no recommendations for editing, the second of only two submissions that received such a high recommendation in the eight years I have been editing PLQ.”

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., served on a panel on “Open Storage Exhibits for the 21st Century” at the Mountain Plains Museums Association conference in Lincoln, Neb., in October 2013. According to the conference description, “The popularity of programs like ‘Antiques Road Show’ indicates that the public is very interested in artifacts. Museums can show off more stuff, with more information, by revisiting and revising the old open storage concepts.” Other members of the panel included Steve Friesen (chair), Director, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Golden, Colo., and Chuck Regier, Curator of Exhibits, Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kans.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is the co-author (with Elee Wood) of The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums. The book will be available from Left Coast Press in November 2013, both as an ebook and in print. According to one advance review: "A delight to read. In laying out the theoretical foundations, the Object Knowledge Framework, and the practical strategies, Wood and Latham have given us something brand new to cogitate in the field. I love the blend of scholarship and practical application. The authors have taken some difficult concepts and made them easy to understand. This book could be extremely useful for curators to think about the ways that visitors think about the objects in an easy and intriguing way." - Donna R. Braden, Curator of Public Life, The Henry Ford

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., “What is the ‘real thing’ in the museum?” was accepted for presentation at The Document Academy in June 2013 in Tromso, Norway. At the same conference she will co-present a poster with her husband, archaeologist Mark Latham, M.A., RPA, on “Playing Around with Knives,” using an ancient stone tool (called a “white knife” by the modern tribal elders) to see how they can connect their two professional worlds through document studies. The center of the experiment is a unique white biface preform from the Late Prehistoric period in southern Wyoming, unearthed by Mark Latham in 2000.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., will chair a session on “Object Knowledge,” highlighting current research about museum objects and visitors, at the Visitor Studies Association Conference (VSA) in July 2013 in Milwaukee, Wis. At that conference she also will give a presentation on findings from her most current research, “Project Real Thing,” a phenomenographic study with adult visitors at various museums investigating their perceptions of “the real thing”—about museum objects and how they are perceived to be different from replicas or representations of objects and the impact on visitor engagement. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., is a project consultant on the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Mobile Museums Initiative (MMI), a project created by The Center for Public History + Digital Humanities (CPHDH) and the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) to explore the best technological and interpretive practices associated with mobile interpretation in museums.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., titled “Numinous Experiences With Museum Objects” was published in the journal Visitor Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013, pp.3-20. The editor and board have selected this article as the ”free-access” article for this issue of Visitor Studies, which means that people will be able to download copies of the article from April to October as a sample of the journal. In addition, the article will be used as the centerpoint of a reflection from different museum professionals that are then posted on the VSA website. Latham’s article can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10645578.2013.767728.

SLIS was well represented at the 2013 ASIST Conference in Montreal in November: Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., “The Concept Formerly Known as Information” (with Dr. Jenna Hartel, Karen Pollock, and Rebecca Noone, University of Toronto; Dr. Jens-Erik Mai, University of Copenhagen; Dr. Marcia Bates, University of California, Los Angeles); Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., “Maximizing the Usage of Value Vocabularies in the Linked Data Ecosystem” (with Edward T. O’Neill and SLIS alumnus Jeff Mixter, OCLC Research; Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana; Xia Lin, Drexel University); Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., “The Ten Commandments for Knowledge Behavior” (with Heather D. Pfeiffer, Akamai Physics, Inc.); and Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., presenting three posters, “Ebooks vs. Print Books: Readers’ Choices and Preferences across Contexts” (with CCI doctoral student Sonali Kudva); “Library Catalog as a Tool for E-Book Discovery and Access in Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA): A Case Study” (with Cristóbal Urbano, Universitat de Barcelona, visiting scholar from Spain; and Kay Downey and Tom Klingler from KSU Libraries); “Social Q&A vs. Library Virtual Reference: User Choices and Comparisons” (with Shengli Deng, Wuhan University, visiting scholar from China).

SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., presented his paper “Click Here to Cloud: Issues in Cloud Computing EULAs or TOS Agreements” at the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2013), Sept. 4-6, 2013, Limerick, Ireland.

SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., and Kathrine Henderson, wrote “Hate Speech” in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom Concepts (Rory Litwin, editor, forthcoming 2013 or 2014).

SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., has recently published The Librarian’s Legal Companion for Licensing Information Resources and Services (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2013), “a definitive source book for information licensing in libraries, including copyright and contract matters, general contract law concepts, developments in online and information contracting; and the advantages and disadvantages of licensing.”

An article by SLIS Director Tomas A. Lipinski, Ph.D., titled “Law vs. Ethics: Conflict and Contrast in Laws Affecting the Role of Libraries, Schools, and Other Information Intermediaries,” was published in Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2012, pp. 71-103.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D.,"The Librarian Lion:  Constructing Children's Literature Through Connections, Capital, and Criticism,"has been published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Volume 54, Number 4.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., is author of a blog posting titled “Digital Content: Training Future Librarians” on the ALSCblog, the official blog of the Association for Library Service to Children:http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/09/digital-content-training-future-librarians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AlscBlog+%28ALSC+Blog%29

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., along with Drs. Cindy Welch, Danilo Baylen, Anthony Bernier, and Joyce Valenza, will serve on the ALISE 2014 Youth Services panel organized by Welch. It’s titled  “High-touch Training Through Tech:  Approaches to Online Education in Youth Services.” Martens also will give a lightning talk on “Entrepreneurial Trends in Children’s and Young Adult Print and Digital Publishing” at the ALISE’s Youth SIG.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., is the co-organizer of a half-day workshop titled “Digital Youth:  Towards A New Multidisciplinary Research Network,” which will be held at the iConference 2014 in Berlin from March 4-7. In addition to Martens, the international team of organizers includes Dr. Beth Junker and Dr. Gitte Balling, Royal Library School in Copenhagen; Dr. Eliza Dresang, Dr. Karen Fisher, Dr. Katie Davis, University of Washington; Dr. Allison Druin, University of Maryland; and Dr. Sarita Yardi, University of Michigan.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has authored a book chapter, “Reading the Readers: Tracking Visible Online Reading Audiences,” which will be included in the international collection Plotting the Reading Experience Theory/Practice/Politics, scheduled for publication by the University of Toronto and edited by Knut Oterholm and Kjell Ivar Skerdingstad, from the Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences, Norway;  Lynn (E.F.) McKechnie and Paulette M. Rothbauer, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has been accepted for the October 2013 issue of The Journal of Education in Library and Information Science. The article is titled “The Librarian Lion: Constructing children’s literature through connections, capital, and criticism.”

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Considerations of how children think: Danish children’s response to the International Children’s Digital Library” will be published in 2013 in New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented her paper on “Books, Gamification and the Imagination: Multiplatform Books for Young Readers” at The Child and the Book Conference in Padua, Italy, in March 2013. 

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has been accepted for presentation at the International Research Society for Children’s Literature Conference in Maastricht, Belgium, in August 2013. The paper is titled “Marketers, Authors, and Readers: Redefining Roles within Multiple Mediascapes of Children’s Literature.”  

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., will present her paper titled “Geographies of the Young Adult Novel: Imagined Communities of Readers” at the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., in July 2013.

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., “Reading the Readers: Tracking Visible Online Reading Audiences,” has been accepted for presentation at the Researching the Reading Experience Conference in Oslo, Norway, in June 2013.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented “Connecting to Special Collections of Children’s Literature, with colleagues Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., SLIS professor, and Meghan Harper, Ph.D., SLIS associate professor, at the “29th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth” in Kent, Ohio, in April 2013.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., was invited to speak at Rutgers University as part of the Distinguished Alumni Panel in April 2013. Her talk was titled “From Doctoral Student to Assistant Professor: A View from the Field of LIS.” She also served as juror for doctoral students’ interactive practicum displays.

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., will present at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference on Oct. 25 with SLIS alumna and current Outreach Librarian at the University of Akron, Beate Gersch, Ph.D. (M.L.I.S. ’11). Their talk is titled "Building from the Top: Re-imaging Information Literacy One Administrator at a Time." A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., has been accepted for publication in College and Research Libraries. It is titled "The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy."

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., has been accepted for publication in College and Research Libraries. It is titled "The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy."

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D.,  will be presenting at the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference on Oct. 25 with SLIS alumna and current Outreach Librarian at the University of Akron, Beate Gersch, Ph.D. (M.L.I.S. ’11). Their talk is titled "Building from the Top: Re-imaging Information Literacy One Administrator at a Time."

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Ohio Library Council (OLC) Convention on Oct. 10 with Mary Bennett Brown from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Their talk is titled "Negativity No More: Understanding and Minimizing Negative Attitudes."

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled “Continuing education in library management: Challenges and opportunities,” in 2013 in Library Management34(3).

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented “Feeling Our Way: Emotional Intelligence and Information Literacy Competency,” at the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference on April 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2013/papers/MattesonFarooqMease_Feeling.pdf

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-presented a webinar for OHIONET in February 2013 titled “Emotions at work: Examining emotional labor in librarianship.”

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., has held professional positions with the American Library Association and the Ohio Library Council. Matteson was on the Continuing Education Committee from 2011-2013 and co-chair in 2013. Both positions were part of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association. Matteson also holds a position with the Ohio Library Council in the Human Resources and Trainer Development Division Council (2012-14).

SLIS was well represented at the Ohio Library Council annual conference and expo on Oct. 9, 10 and 11, 2013: Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and Mary Bennett-Brown, “Negativity No More: Understanding and Minimizing Negative Attitudes”; Director Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., “Free Speech: Alive and Well” and “Licensing Perils and Pitfalls”; Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., Jennifer Donley, Natalie Henrich, and SLIS lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer, panel discussion on “Librarians in the Knowledge Society: Learning to Value Our Intellectual Capital."

A paper by Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and Associate Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S., was accepted for presentation at the ALISE 2014 conference in January. Matteson and Salaba will deliver the paper, "Perceptions of course delivery format: A challenge for excellence."

SLIS Assistant Professor Rebecca A. Meehan, Ph.D., will present a poster on “Electronic Health Records in Long Term Care:  Experience of End Users” at the Gerontological Society of America on Nov. 20 in New Orleans.

An article by SLIS Associate Lecturer Mary Anne Nichols titled “Reality Check: Teaching Future Leaders in Teen Services” was published in VOYA, v. 36 n. 2 (June 2013). Her article was one of a series looking at the creation of a young adult librarian – a teen hoping to be one, the library student working to become one, the LIS instructor, and the administrator hiring one. Each author addressed what s/he aims for in the process.

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journalcontributing editor, is the editor for “Readers Advisor Online Blog” for ABC-CLIO publishers.

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journalcontributing editor, has published a new book titled Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (ABC-CLIO).

Cynthia Orr, SLIS adjunct instructor and Library Journal contributing editor, has contributed a chapter  on “Readers’ Advisory Services” in the bookReference and Information Services: An Introduction, 3rd edition by Kay Ann Cassell (ALA Neal Schuman Publisher).

M.L.I.S. student Martin Patrick has been awarded the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship through the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIS). http://www.nasig.org/

SLIS Associate Professor Dave Robins' paper on "The Impact of Findability on Student Perceptions of Online Course Quality and Experience" received the Outstanding Paper Award at the EdMedia 2013 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology conference, sponsored by the AACE/SITE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education/Society for IT and Teacher Education). Co-authors of the paper are Bethany Simunich and Valerie Kelly, both of Kent State's Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

A paper by IAKM Associate Professor David Robins, Ph.D., has been accepted for presentation at EdMedia 2013: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology to be held in Victoria, Canada, June 24-28, 2013. http://aace.org/conf/edmedia/ The paper, titled, “The Impact of Findability on Student Perceptions of Online Course Quality and Experience,” is co-authored by Bethany Simunich and Valerie Kelly. This study proposed to investigate whether “findability,” an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be considered more heavily in online course design.  Using standard usability testing measures, such as eye-tracking, time-on-task, and think-alouds, participants were asked to find essential course components in either a course with high findability or a modified version of the course with low findability, in order to determine the impact on student perceptions of course quality and experience. Participants rated those courses with high findability as a better overall experience (based on five dimensions). The researchers believe this study to be the first in a series of studies that will eventually lead to determining if findability and/or usability have a direct impact on student learning outcomes and, if so, what are the standards in these areas that should be set forth for online courses.

The July/August 2013 issue of The Sermon Content Review (SCR) is now online. Major sermon topics for this issue include the George Zimmerman trial, racism, and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The SCR is compiled by SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., in his role as primary researcher in the Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR). Since the launch of SCR in January of this year, it has attracted the attention of several other blogs and websites, including:http://stampstheologicallibrary.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/web-resources-the-center-for-the-study-of-religion-and-information/;http://rsa.cwrl.utexas.edu/node/6547http://guides.theology.library.emory.edu/content.php?pid=21255&sid=150785; andhttp://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/journals/. SCR offers a broad overview of sermon message contents. Each bimonthly report covers frequency distributions of scripture texts; references to current issues, events and phenomena; trending words, phrases and concepts used in the sermon texts; citations of information resources and more. SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., titled “Talking About Marriage and Divorce  from the Pulpit.”

M.L.I.S. student Mallory Sajewski gave a presentation titled “Back from the Future: What’s Missing in Music Librarianship Education Today?” at the Music Library Association 2013 Annual Conference held in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 27-March 3. Sajewski will graduate in May 2014.

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine Smith, Ph.D.,"Professional Education in Expert Search:  A Content Model" (co-authored with Martha I. Roseberry) has been published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Volume 54, Number 4.

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith, Ph.D., was invited to a National Science Foundation-sponsored international workshop on “task-based search” at the University of North Carolina in April 2013.

Darin Freeburg successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on “Information Culture and Belief Formation in Religious Congregations” on Sept. 12, 2013, before a committee made up of Danielle Coombs, Ph.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, dissertation co-chair; Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, dissertation co-chair; Daniel Roland, Ph.D., SLIS; and Lynne Guillot-Miller, Ph.D., College of Education, Health and Human Services. George Cheney, Ph.D., School of Communication Studies, served as CCI faculty representative and chair for the defense. Freeburg’s research highlights the social nature of belief formation and the impact of religious tradition, pastoral sermons and external information on these beliefs. It contains important implications for pluralistic communication and the social nature of organizational legitimization. It extends the literature on belief formation and information science by developing mid-range theories about the processes by which individuals in religious communities use information to form beliefs. Freeburg is the first Ph.D. in Communication and Information student to defend his dissertation, having started the program at its inception in fall 2010. He is currently a graduate assistant teaching “Tools for M.L.I.S. Success” in the School of Library and Information Science and working with the Center for the Study of Information and Religion in SLIS. In addition, his paper titled "A community of practice assessment framework" was recently accepted for publication in The Organization Collection.

SLIS Associate Professor Don Wicks, Ph.D., and CCI Ph.D. student Darin Freeburg have published an article (with Doug Goldsmith, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design) titled "Depictions of Religion in Children’s Picture Books" in the Journal of Childhood and Religion, Vol. 4, Issue 3 (April 2013), 29 pages.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., and alumnus Laurence Skirvin, M.L.I.S. ’11, have published two articles: “Navigating the Intersection of Library Bibliographic Data and Linked Music Information Sources:  A Study in the Identification of Useful Metadata Elements for Interlinking. Journal of Library Metadata. 13(2-3): 254-278.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19386389.2013.827513; and “Exploring Methods To Improve Access to Music Resources by Aligning Library Data With Linked Data: A Report of Methodologies and Preliminary Findings. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIS&T) 64(10):2078–2099. DOI: 10.1002/asi.22914. The latter article was mentioned on the news site, HispanicBusiness.com.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is coauthor of a paper titled “From modelling to visualization of topic relationships in classification schemes,” which her coauthors (Rebecca Green, assistant editor, Dewey Decimal Classification, OCLC; Diane Vizine-Goetz, research scientist, OCLC; and SLIS alumna Maja Žumer, M.L.S. ’93, professor of information science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) will present at the International UDC Seminar on Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, Oct. 24 and 25, 2013. SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is coauthor of an article titled “Modeling Classification Systems in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts,” forthcoming from Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Her coauthors are Joan S. Mitchell, chief editor of Dewey Decimal Classification, OCLC, and alumna Maja Žumer, M.L.S. ’93, professor of information science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., received the College of Communication and Information (CCI) Distinguished Teaching Award, thanks to a nomination from one of her students, Connie Godsey-Bell. “Many times I have sent [this professor] an email on weekends or late at night,” Bell said. “She answers my email within minutes. It’s amazing how accessible she is.… She treats everyone with respect and gives everyone great direction.”

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., presented a webinar on Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (LAM) on Jan. 27. It is one of the six webinars organized and offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations through the division of Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS). This  series of free webinars introduces the concept of Linked Open Data to the agricultural information management community and are offered in the seven UN languages http://aims.fao.org/linked-open-data-webinars-at-aims. Zeng delivered her webinar in Chinese language to more than 50 participants from the United States and China.

The International Standard Organization (ISO) just published a new standard, ISO 25964-2:2013 Information and documentation -- Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies -- Part 2: Interoperability with other vocabularies. SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., has served on the 12-member working group that developed the whole standard (including Part 1, published in 2011). Zeng is the only member representing the United States on the Working Group.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., Stella Dextre Clark, Alan Gilchrist, Antoine Isaac, Patric Lambe and Judi Vernau wrote a set of short essays titled “Logic and the Organization of Knowledge-- an appreciation of the book of this title by Martin Fricke,” which has been accepted by the Journal of Information Science and is currently in press. DOI:10.1177/016555150000000

Jin jZhang and SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., have an article titled “A New Similarity Measure for Subject Hierarchical Structures” in press with the Journal of Documentation.

Rebecca Gree, Diane Vizine-Goetz, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, presented “From Modeling to Visualization of Topic Relationships in Classification Schemes” at the 2013 International UDC Seminar-Classification & Visualization: interfaces to knowledge, The Hague, on Oct. 24 and 25, 2013.

Marjorie MK Hlava, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and SLIS alumnaMaja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, presented their paper titled “A Domain Model for Describing and Accessing KOS resources: Report of Processes in Developing a KOS Description Metadata Application Profile” at the Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges 2012 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on Sept. 3-7, 2012.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented her paper on “Modeling Classification Systems in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts” at the IFLA Satellite Post-Conference: Beyond Libraries-Subject Metadata in the Digital Environment and Semantic Web along with co-presenters, Joan Mitchell and Maja Zumer. The conference was held in Tallinn, Estonia, on Aug. 17 and 18, 2012.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., gave her presentation, “Metadata for Digital Collections,” at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) in New York City in March 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., presented two lectures, “Library Services in the Semantic Web and Linked Data Universe” and “Metadata and Digital Repository” at the United Nations (UN) Library in New York City on March 22, 2013.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., delivered a presentation titled “Update: The State of KOS in the Linked Data Movement and Some Suggestions to the Getty Vocabulary Program” to the International Terminology Working Group (ITWG) at the 2011 Meeting at the Getty Research Institute in California in January 2013.

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., were among the organizers of a workshop titled “Semantic Search: Magnet for the Needle in the Search Haystack,” a one-day  NKOS/CENDI Workshop held in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Transportation Media Center on December 6, 2012. Zeng's report of the workshop is published at the D-Lib Magazine March/April 2013 issue at: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march13/zeng/03zeng.html.

2012

Len Asprey, adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration,has published a book titled Integrative Document and Content Management: Strategies for Exploiting Enterprise Knowledge (Hershey: Idea Group Publishing, 2003).

A paper by SLIS adjunct instructor Louri Bairatchnyi, Ph.D., "Cultural Identity, Global Mindset, and Knowledge Management: From Awareness to Knowledge and Competence" (http://m12.cgpublisher.com/proposals/266), has been accepted for presentation at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations scheduled for July 6-8, 2012, in Chicago. Bairatchnyi teaches courses in IAKM's knowledge management concentration.

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., presented “’Revisiting the Promised Land’”: Some Reflections from an Archivist/Historian Across the U. S. Border,” a paper for the conference “Re-Visiting The Promise:  Time, Place and Contested Space in African Canadian communities,” funded by the Canadian government, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 8, 2011.  The talk is on the PLP website:  http://artsites.uottawa.ca/lamacs/en/category/research-projects/the-promised-land-project/

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., co-chaired “Redesigning Websites with User Perspectives” at the Midwest Archives Conference in St. Paul, Minn., on April 29, 2011. 

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., has authored a book review of Starting, Strengthening and Managing Institutional Repositories: A How-To-Do-It Manual by Jonathan Nabe, New York: Neal-Schuman Publisher, 2011, for the Journal of Archival Studies. The review appeared in issue 1 of 2012. Posted May 23, 2012

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., provided assistance as an outside referee of “The Small Settlement Social Library in the Nineteenth Century Western Reserve:  Context, Organization and Content,” an article submission to Ohio History.

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., served as a member on the Outreach Committee of the Academy of Certified Archivists. 

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., presented “Overcoming the Demand Side in the Job Market:  an Archival Educator’s Perspective” in program session “Archival Survival Kit: Getting and Keeping that Professional Job,” at the Midwest Archives Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 20, 2012. 

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Roland M. Baumann, Ph.D., has recently provided consultations in Records Management and Archives for the Electric Light and Power Department, City of Oberlin (Nov.-Dec., 2011), Malone University (May 2011 and April 2012), and the Oberlin College Archives (March and April, 2012). 

An article by Denise A. D. Bedford, Ph.D., Goodyear Professor Knowledge Management and SLIS Assistant Professor, has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2012. The article is titled "The Role Of Knowledge Management In Creating Transformational Organizations And Transformational Leaders."http://www.tlainc.com/articl320.htm

 

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Evaluating Classification Schema and Classification Decisions” in a special “Taxonomies in Practice” issue of theBulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013, Vol.

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., delivered an all-day workshop titled "Knowledge Audits from A to Z" at the 2012 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) annual meeting on October 26-30 in Baltimore, Md. The workshop focused on helping participants conduct a knowledge audit, develop knowledge maps and use other knowledge management (KM) diagnostics to identify opportunities for KM interventions that support the operational work of an organization. http://asis.org/asist2012/Knowledge_Audits_Workshop.html

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Challenges and opportunities: Designing and delivering a 21st century knowledge management education program” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning-ICICKM 2012 at The Universidad del Rosario and the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia, in October 2012.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., titled “Critical assessment of the use of published knowledge management literature and the rate of uptake of knowledge management research” was accepted for publication in the conference proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management-ECKM 2012 in Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain, September 2012.

SLIS Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., together with knowledge management (KM) students Jessica C. Gardner and Sara Feldman, delivered a presentation titled, “Leveraging Taxonomies to Create Descriptions of People and Expertise” at the 2012 Taxonomy Bootcamp, a part of the KM World conference held in Washington, D.C., in October. (Co-presenters also included Jean Pagani, Chief Knowledge Officer, The Monitor Group LLP, and Margo Thomas, Lead Operations Officer, Finance and Private Sector Development, International Finance Corporation.) Abstract: "In the 21st century, KM is all about people. Our focus is shifting from documents—which may be a snapshot of what someone knows or says at a particular point in time—to the larger repository that is represented in an individual’s experience, knowledge, behavior and communications. Just as we used multifaceted profiles and information management systems to manage documents and content in the industrial economy, so we must have deep, representative and multifaceted profiles to represent people in the knowledge economy—profiles that describe their social intelligence, narrative intelligence, emotional intelligence, knowledge quotient and areas of expertise. Panelists discussed two case studies in which taxonomies and semantic technologies were used to generate deep profiles of individuals: a Performance Appraisal Feedback exercise at the World Bank and a collaborative research project between Kent State University and the Monitor Group LLP." http://www.taxonomybootcamp.com/2012/Wednesday.aspx

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D. gave a presentation titled “Semantic analysis of the political discourse in the presidential and congressional campaigns of 2012” at the Text Analytics World Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in April 2012.

A paper by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., “Automated Generation of Social Tag Values for Popular Content – Critical Assessment of Two Semantic Technologies with Five Embedded Knowledge Organization Systems,” has been accepted for presentation at the 11th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the TPDL Conference in Paphos, Cyprus, Sept. 27, 2012.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., contributed a chapter titled “Religious Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management—The Potential for Cross-Domain Learning” in the book Knowledge Management Handbook: Collaboration and Social Networking, Second Edition, edited by Jay Liebowitz, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, and published by CRC Press (2012).

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., is co-author with J. Timothy Sprehe of “Strategic Information Management,”which will be published by Scarecrow Press in March 2013.

An abstract by Denise Bedford, Ph.D., Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management in the School of Library and Information Science, titled “Challenges and Opportunities: Designing and Delivering a 21st-Century Knowledge Management Education Program,” was selected for submission as an academic paper to ICICKM12 (International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management) this year. The 9th ICICKM12 will be held October 18 and 19, 2012, in Bogota, Columbia. http://academic-conferences.org/icickm/icickm-home.htm

An abstract by Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., has been selected for presentation as an academic paper to The 13th European Conference Knowledge Management (ECKM) 2012, Sept. 6 and 7 in Cartagena, Spain. The title of the paper is “Rate of Uptake of Published Knowledge Management Literature and Research.” The ECKM provides a forum for discussion, exploration and development of both theoretical and practical aspects of information management and evaluation, as well as an opportunity to network with other academics, researchers and practitioners in this important field.

Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management Denise Bedford, Ph.D., will present a poster on "Convergence and Divergence: Two Areas of Information Architecture Practice" at the IA Summit Poster Night, March 23, 2012, in New Orleans.

An article by Denise A.D. Bedford, Ph.D., "Enabling Personal Knowledge Management with Collaborative and Semantic Technologies," has been published in the Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012 special issue of the Bulletin of the American Society of Information Science and Technology. She presented the paper at the Knowledge Management Special Interest Group Workshop at the 2011 national conference of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Denise Bedford, Ph.D., will present a paper at The Eighteenth Annual International Deming Research Seminar, Feb. 27 and 28, 2012, in New York City. Bedford’s abstract for “The Role of Knowledge Management in Creating Transformational Organizations and Transformational Leaders” states, “W. Edward Deming’s theories of management have informed our thinking and practices for four decades.  In addition to informing business practices, his thinking provided a cornerstone in the foundation for the discipline known as knowledge management.  We consider three questions:  (1) how do Dr. Deming’s theories align with the current representation of knowledge management? (2) How might today’s knowledge management practice help realize Dr. Deming’s vision?  (3) What form of education encourages systemic transformation?  This paper begins with a topical map that represents the 21st century view of knowledge management, including its 10 competency areas. Dr. Deming’s theory of management, his 14 points and 5 leverages are overlaid on the map. The paper suggests that we must move from business management to knowledge management in order to achieve Dr. Deming’s vision. It also proposes that knowledge management education will be the primary driver. This paper proposes two education models: (1) A model for a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on knowledge management, and (2) A model for a master’s degree in knowledge management.”  

Madelyn Blair, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled Riding the Current: How to Deal with the Daily Deluge of Data (Taos, N.M.: The Taos Institute Publications, 2010).

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., was quoted in a news article in the June 18, 2012, Christian Science Monitor (http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/0618/E-book-battle-Libraries-publishers-square-off-on-pricing), which was reprinted in the Alaska Dispatch (June 18, 2012). "Everyone is trying to figure out what the actual business model is going to look like," says Belinda Boon, a collection development expert at Kent State.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., coordinated the Children’s Activity Area of the 2012 Ohioana Book Festival for the fourth straight year. The activity area is staffed by SLIS student volunteers and provides crafts and activities for children attending the festival.

SLIS Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D., is the chair-elect of the Ohio Library Council’s Library Education Committee which oversees the Ohio Public Library Certification program. She also serves on the LSTA Advisory Council and the Choose to Read Ohio planning committee for the State Library of Ohio. 

SLIS Professor Carolyn Brodie, Ph.D., wrote, "It’s as easy as ABC: About Baking and Cookies,” in the November 2012 issue of School Library Monthly.

SLIS adjunct instructor Catherine Closet-Crane, Ph.D., has published a chapter titled, “The discursive construction of the academic library as learning place in A2K,” in J. Lau, A.M. Tammaro, & T. Bothma (eds.), Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge, pp. 215-246. Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur (IFLA publications).

An article by Rosemary DuMont, Ph.D., was accepted for publication. "An Assessment of She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse by Elizabeth A. Johnson" will appear in the fully peer-reviewed journal The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society.

SLIS Assistant Professor Karl V. Fast, Ph.D., was invited to give the closing keynote at UX Brighton, an annual user experience conference in Brighton, UK, on Nov. 2. He spoke about "deep interaction," how interacting with information is part of how people think, and what this means for designing interactive products and services. http://2012.uxbrighton.org.uk/

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was interviewed on Sept. 15 for the CBC Radio show Spark, a national program about the impact of technology in everyday life. Fast was interviewed about “deep interaction”—how the way we interact with information helps us understand that information—and what this means as our technologies shift from keyboards and mice to touch and gesture. Spark is available also available as a podcast, and the 10-minute interview is online. http://www.cbc.ca/spark/episodes/2012/09/12/189-interactions-agreements-suspicions/

SLIS Assistant Professor Karl V. Fast, Ph.D., has been invited to speak at Fluxible, a user experience (UX) conference in Kitchener, Ontario, on Sept. 22 and 23. The program includes speakers from Google, Research in Motion, Kobo and various UX design studios. Fast’s talk is called “Information Overload is an Opportunity.” Conference information, including schedule, speakers, abstracts, etc., can be found at http://www.fluxible.ca/.

A peer-reviewed conference paper by SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., “Making sense of information with our hands,” has been published in Workshop on Pervasive Information Architectures as Architectures of Meaning for Complex Cross-Channel Systems, Pervasive Computing 2012, Newcastle on Tyne, UK, June 2012.  http://pervasiveconference.org/2012 

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., presented “Information Overload is an Opportunity” at Information Architecture Summit 2012, New Orleans, La. ; and at Midwest UX, Columbus, Ohio, June 2012.http://2012.midwestuxconference.com 

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was the principal supervisor for papers presented by two students at Midwest UX, Columbus, Ohio, June 2012: A. Campbell, “How to rapidly prototype multi-touch applications,” and D. Brahler, “What natural user interfaces are and why they matter to UX designers.” http://2012.midwestuxconference.com 

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., served on a panel with JMC Assistant Professor Stefanie Moore and IAKM alumnus Damon Herren to discuss “PR and Understanding the User Experience” at the April 2012 Akron PRSA You Too Social Media Conference 2012, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. http://www.youtoosm.com/

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., presented “IA i(s|n) the Future” at World Information Architecture Day, Ann Arbor, Mich., February 2012. http://worldiaday.org/

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., and K. Sedig are co-authors of “Interaction and the epistemic potential of digital libraries,” published in International Journal on Digital Libraries, 2011: 11(3), 169-207. doi:10.1007/s00799-011-0066-8 

SLIS/IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., presented “Information as opportunity” at World Usability Day, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2011. 

IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., was an invited speaker at World Information Architecture Day. The event was held in 14 cities around the world on Feb. 11, including three cities in North America: Vancouver, Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. Fast was part of the Ann Arbor event, which attracted more than 150 people. He discussed the future of information architecture and grand challenges for the field. 

Two students and a faculty member from IAKM had presentations accepted to the upcoming Midwest UX conference. Amelia Campbell will be speaking on “How to Rapidly Prototype Multi-touch Applications.” David Brahler is giving a presentation titled “What Natural User Interfaces Are and Why They Matter to UX Designers.” Campbell and Brahler are master’s students in User Experience Design (UXD). In addition, IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D., will be giving a presentation on “Information Overload Is an Opportunity.” Midwest UX will be held in Columbus, Ohio, from May 31 to June 2. http://midwestux.com/  IAKM students John Gurtz, Juan Pasquier and Chris Oliver, master’s students in User Experience Design (UXD), presented a poster called “Metaphors in User Experience Design” at the 13th annual IA Summit in New Orleans on March 25, 2012. IAKM Assistant Professor Karl Fast, Ph.D. also gave a presentation at the summit; his presentation was titled “Information Overload Is an Opportunity.” The conference was sold out, with 685 people attending, making it the largest summit ever. SLIS alumnus and adjunct instructor Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S. ’04, was an invited speaker to the Fall 2012 Mohican Technical Services Retreat.  His speech topic was “Discovery layers and other Web 2.0 features in OPACs,” and a copy of his presentation is available at http://www.slideshare.net/bcg8/transforming-the-opacweb-20-mobile-and-discovery. Annie Green, D.Sc., adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published two books, A Framework of Intangible Valuation Areas: The Sources of Intangible Assets within an Organization (Saabrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2008) and In Search of Knowledge Management: Pursuing Primary Principles (Cambridge: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2009).

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., has published an article titled “Distribution and Consumption Patterns of Archival Moving Images in Online Environments” in American Archivist 75.2 (2012): 422-455.

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., presented “Positioning Preservation Education Programs to Prepare Professionals and Researchers in the Area of Audiovisual Preservation,” during the “At the Nexus of Analog and Digital: A Symposium for Preservation Educators,” seminar in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 5-7, 2011. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., presented “Getting Your Films Online:  How to Make Motion Picture Collections Accessible in the Digital Environment” for the Ohio's Heritage Northeast consortium (the Greater Cleveland History Digital Library Consortium) at the Cleveland Clinic Auditorium, in Beachwood, Ohio on February 23, 2012. Posted May 23, 2012

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., presented “Distribution and Consumption Patterns of Archival Moving Images in Online Environments” at the Digital Conversion Interest Group at the Archival Education and Research Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 10-15, 2011, and at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting in Dallas, Texas, on January 20-24, 2012. 

An article by Karen Gracy, Ph.D., titled "Distribution and Consumption Patterns of Archival Moving Images in Online Environments" has been accepted for publication in the refereed journal, American Archivist. The article will appear in 2012. 

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., and Adjunct Instructor Miriam B. Kahn, Ph.D, are co-authors of “Preservation in the Digital Age,” published in the January 2012 issue of Library Resources and Technical Services, a publication of the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

A poster by SLIS/IAKM adjunct instructor Annie Green, D.Sc.,  was named best poster at the European Conference on Intellectual Capital 2012, Arcada University, Helsinki, Finland, in April 2012. The poster was titled “Measuring Organization Vitals that are Essential to Sustain the Life of the Organization.” 

SLIS Alumna and Adjunct Instructor Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S. ’91, has published a chapter titled “Waking Up the Neighborhood: Partnerships with Local Businesses and Art Communities” in the recently published bookPartnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has published a chapter titled "Reference Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults," in Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath, Reference and Information Services, 3rd Edition. Chicago: Neal-Schuman, 2013. Chapter 15, pages 303-338.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has published two refereed articles in current issue of OELMA's Ohio Media Spectrum (64:1, Fall 2012): “Evaluation in the School Library as a Key to Advocacy,” pages 15-21, and “Awesome Assessment Tools for Advocacy in the School,” pages 32-34. These articles will  be well used by school librarians, teachers and administrators concerned about evaluation and advocacy.

Sarah Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been promoted to the rank of associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. In addition, she has recently been honored with two prestigious appointments – as co-chair of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults (sponsored by SLIS, the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education); and as a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Council, which delegates authority to the divisions of the national association to carry out programs and activities as well as determining all ALA policies.

SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., has been named co-chair of the Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, the longest-running event in the United States to focus exclusively on multicultural literature for children and young adults (sponsored by SLIS, the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education). SLIS Associate Professor Meghan Harper, Ph.D., was recently elected to a three-year term on the American Library Association (ALA) Council, which delegates authority to the divisions of the national association to carry out programs and activities as well as determining all ALA policies.

SLIS alumna and adjunct Instructor Sharon HoldermanMLIS ’07, has published an article titled “Be Prepared: Writing a Practical Disaster Manual” in Library Leadership & Management, v 26(2) in 2012. Available athttp://journals.tdl.org/llm/article/view/6288/5949

SLIS adjunct instructor Miriam B. Kahn, Ph.D., published Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries (Chicago & London: American Library Association, 2012), 3rd ed.

SLIS Adjunct Instructor Miriam B. Kahn received her Ph.D. from Kent State University in December 2011 in history with a specialty in Public History. Her dissertation is “Werner and His Empire: The Rise and Fall of a Gilded Age Printer” and is on deposit at EDT and with UMI / ProQuest. Kahn has taught a variety of workshops for SLIS since 1992, and courses including Rare Book Librarianship, Preservation Management, History of Libraries and Research Methods for Genealogy and Local History since 2006. She received CCI’s first Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011. She is the author of numerous articles and books on preservation and disaster response and is principal of MBK Consulting, which offers training, consulting and research for libraries, archives, historical societies and other organizations.  You can read more about Kahn's activities and teaching at http://www.mbkcons.com.

John Lewis, Ed.D., adjunct instructor in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled The Explanation Age (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012).

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., presented two papers at the 2012 DOCAM (Document Academy) in August. Her papers are titled "Exploring the Museal Jungle" and "A Tale of Two Document Storytelling Perspectives," the latter of which was co-written with SLIS Adjunct Instructor Jodi Kearns, Ph.D. DOCAM12 is hosted by the faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 15-17, 2012.

SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., served on two panels at the iConference 2012 conference in Toronto in February. "Material Relations: Information, Media, Technology” focused on the “divergent theoretical, disciplinary, methodological and interdisciplinary orientations of our material relations to information, media, and technology.” In “A Visual Approach to the Perennial Question: ‘What is Information?’” Latham was on an expert panel responding to research that presented a “fresh, interdisciplinary, visual perspective on this perennial question.”

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., “Museum object as document: Using Buckland's information concepts to understand museum experiences,” has been published in the Journal of Documentation (2012, vol. 68, issue 1). The purpose of this article is to understand the meaning of museum objects from an information perspective. Links are made from Buckland's conceptual information framework as a semiotic to museum object as “document” and finally to user experience of these museum “documents.” The aim is to provide a new lens through which museum studies researchers can understand museum objects and for LIS researchers to accept museum objects as another form of document to be studied

 

 SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., presented a paper titled, "Desperately Seeking Dissent: Subversive Readings in Transmedia Storytelling," at Protest on the Page: Print Culture History in Opposition to Almost Anything* (*you can think of) -- A Conference of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, held in Madison, Wis., in September.

SLIS Assistant Professor Marianne Martens, Ph.D., has published an article titled "Issues of access and usability in designing digital resources for children" in Library & Information Science Research, 34(3), July 2012, 159-168. The article discusses the developmental limitations children face, such as underdeveloped motor skills, difficulties with spelling, and trouble understanding hierarchies, classification schemes, and metadata. These issues make it difficult for them to find information, and challenging for adult designers to accommodate their needs.

An article by SLIS  Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and alumna Shelly Miller, M.L.I.S. ’11, “A study of emotional labor in librarianship,” has been published in Library & Information Science Research 2012 (vol. 34).

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., co-authored an article, “Emotional Labor in Librarianship: A research agenda,” with S.S. Miller for the Library and Information Science Research (2012). 

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and S.S. Smith will give their presentation, “Emotions at Work: An examination of emotional labor in librarianship,” at the Library Research Roundtable sponsored by the American Library Association on June 21-26, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif.

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., and S.S. Smith will give a presentation titled “Emotional Labor in Libraries: Exploring Measures and Methods” at the 4th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries on May 22-25, 2012, in Limerick, Ireland. http://www.isast.org/qqml2012.html 

SLIS Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., presented a poster on “Emotional Labor in Librarianship” at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference on January 17, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. 

Brian Moon, adjunct faculty member in the IAKM knowledge management concentration, has published a book titled Applied Concept Mapping: Capturing, Analyzing, and Organizing Knowledge (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011).

Mary Anne Nichols, M.L.S. ’93, associate lecturer and graduate coordinator in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University, is the 2012 winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Communication and Information (CCI).

SLIS Lecturer Mary Ann Nichols has been invited to serve on the 2012-2014 YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Popular Paperbacks for Teens Selection Committee.

SLIS Lecturer Mary Ann Nichols presented “More Fascinating than Fiction: A Teen Nonfiction Update 2011,” at the annual OELMA (Ohio Educational Library Media Association) conference in Columbus, Ohio. 

SLIS Lecturer Mary Ann Nichols and Professor Carolyn S. Brodie, Ph.D., are co-authors of “Picture Perfect: Picture Books for Teens,” published in December 2011 issue of Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading. (http://faculty.kent.edu/mnichol1/PicturePerfectVOYAarticle.pdf

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., "Using Sermon Text Archives to Investigate the Construction of Social Values: A Proposal for a Collaborative Research Agenda

SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., recently gave presentations at the Kent Unitarian Universalist Church as well as the Silver Lake Church

An article by SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D.,  titled "The Information Behavior of Clergy Members Engaged in the Sermon Preparation Task: Wicks Revisited," has been published by the Journal of Religious & Theological Information, Vol. 11, Issue 1-2, 2012.

SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., attended the 2012 annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association in Scottsdale, Ariz., in June, where he presented a workshop on using DEVONThink Pro Office as a research tool.

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., have published a chapter titled "Searching for Music: End-user Perspectives on System Failures," in Diane Rasmussen Neal, ed., Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2012. Chapter 6, pages 137-159.

Athena Salaba, Ph.D. was selected to participate in the Kent State University Institute for Excellence during the coming year. Here is a description of the Institute: "The mission of the Institute for Excellence at Kent State University is to develop and promote a culture of excellence for faculty and staff. Research has shown that while many important qualities associated with excellence — collaboration, agility, foresight and strategic thinking — are inherent, these are traits that also can be learned. When that learning takes place the result is improved performance for the individual and their work unit. Participants are drawn from people in faculty and administrative positions across the campus. They meet monthly beginning in January and participate in readings, discussion, interviewing of top KSU executives, sessions with visiting experts, exercises and projects of various kinds, etc."

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., have co-authored “Searching For Music: End-User Perspectives On System Features” and “A User Study of Moving Images Retrieval Systems and Implications on System Design for Library Catalogues,” both of which have been accepted for publication in support of In Indexing and Retrieval of Non-text Information, Knowledge and Information (K&I) Series, Berlin: De Gruyte. Posted May 23, 2012

SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., presented at the 105th annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Boston, Mass., July 21-24, 2012. Her presentation was titled "Modeling Subject Authority Data: FRSAD Overview and Implementation Examples."

SLIS Adjunct Instructor John Simmons was quoted in the New York Times, July 21, 2012, in an article titled “An Artifact, or a Payday,” about Yankee pitcher Don Larson reclaiming from the San Diego Hall of Champions the uniform he wore while pitching the only World Series perfect game. Larson intends to sell the uniform. “Unfortunately, it happens from time to time — too often, really,” said the museum consultant John E. Simmons, whose book “Things Great and Small” endeavors to standardize collections management policy. “It happens in the world of art, too. It almost always happens with an item of a high dollar value.” He added: “I don’t think the museum has an obligation to the family of the owner generations later. If there’s no good record of the gift, the museum should consider giving it back to the family.” As recently as 20 years ago, Simmons said, memorabilia was commonly accepted on a handshake. Marie Malaro, formerly the legal adviser to the Smithsonian, said the absence of professional record-keeping remained a thorny issue for museums. Simmons teaches Museum Collections and Foundations of Museum Studies in the Museum Studies specialization in SLIS.

An interview with Health Informatics adjunct instructor John Sharp was published in the Catalan Association for Health (Spain) newsletter (page 22)

SLIS Assistant Professor Catherine Smith, Ph.D., published a position paper for The Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, Oct. 20, 2011, Mountain View, Calif. The paper was titled “Conditions of Trust for Completely-Remote Methods: A Proposal for Collaboration.”

A paper by Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., interim director and associate professor, School of Library and Information Science, and director, Center for the Study of Information and Religion; Douglas Goldsmith, assistant professor, School of Visual Communication Design; and Darin Freeburg, CCI doctoral student, was accepted for presentation at the Second International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, Feb. 20-22, 2012, in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The paper, titled “Visual Depictions of Religion in Children’s Picture Books,” offers an exploratory study of how religion and spirituality are depicted in picture books for pre-schoolers and early primary-age children. It makes use of a sample of 56 titles from a larger collection of 21,000 picture books published in the past 40 or more years, found in the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art in SLIS. The paper studies the physical, intellectual, and organizational spaces found in children’s literature and represented by expressions of visual communication as well as words.

SLIS Interim Director and Associate Professor Don Wicks, Ph.D., has been named editor of the Journal of Religious & Theological Information, a resource for bibliographers, librarians and scholars interested in the literature of religion and theology. Both international and pluralistic in scope, this peer-reviewed journal encourages the publication of research and scholarship in the field of library and information studies as it relates to religious studies and related fields, including philosophy, ethnic studies, anthropology, sociology, and historical approaches to religion. ("Information" refers to both print and electronic, and both published and unpublished information.)

SLIS Interim Director Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., and CCI doctoral student Darin Freeburg presented a paper, "The Role of Social Capital Theory in the Development of Effective Religious Volunteerism," at the 2012 meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in Phoenix in November. Wicks also is director of the school’s Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR).

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was an international conference speaker at The Twelfth International ISKO Conference, Aug. 6-9, 2012, Mysore, India. Her address, "Alignment of conceptual structures in controlled vocabularies in the domain of Chinese art – A discussion of issues and patterns," was co-authored by Shu-jiun Chen and Hsueh-hua Chen. A second presentation, “FRBRizing KOS relationships: Applying the FRBR model to versions of the DDC,” was co-authored by Maja Žumer and Joan S. Mitchell.  At the same conference, Zeng served as the chair presiding over the three Sarada Ranganathan Lectures by Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan, on "Sharing Information Resources across Communities and over Time: Metadata, Digital Libraries and Archives, and Information Schools." During a recent trip (summer 2012) to Asia, SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was invited to give presentations on knowledge organization systems and Linked Data at various events organized by the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Shanghai Library, the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and the National Taiwan University.  She was also invited to research projects meetings, including (1) the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Taiwan team's Chinese AAT project, and (2) a major Chinese 12th Five Year Plan project for “Knowledge Organization Systems for Foreign Sci-Tech Information." She received a Letter of Appointment as the Consulting Expert of the project by the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and SLIS alumna Maja Zumer, M.L.S. ’93, have published a book, FRSAD: Conceptual Modeling of Aboutness (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2012). The volume is part of the Third Millennium Cataloging Series. The FRSAD model (released by IFLA) allows catalogers to more readily determine the answer to the fundamental question, "What's it about?" and helps users by providing a clear description of library holdings. The cover says this publication was "written by three leading members of the IFLA working group that developed the model."

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., gave a presentation titled "The state of KOS in the Linked Data movement – the publishing, management, and interoperating of KOS for the Semantic Web," at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 26-30, 2012.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., was an invited plenary speaker at The 6th Shanghai International Library Forum, Shanghai, China, July 17-19, 2012. Her address was titled "Contributing to the smart city through linked library data."

SLIS Professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., has been an invited expert of the Working Group to develop the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) since 2011. ADMS is an initiative of the ISA Programme of the European Commission which formed a multidisciplinary working group of researchers, EU institutions, standardization bodies and other experts to create a vocabulary for describing semantic assets such as data dictionaries, data models, code lists, XML schemas and RDF models.

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., co-authored an article with Stella G. Dextre Clarke, “From ISO 2788 to ISO 25964: the evolution of thesaurus standards towards interoperability and data modeling,” for ISQ: Information Standards Quarterly (Winter 2012, v.24, no. 1), a publication of NISO (National Information Standards Organization). http://www.niso.org/publications/isq/2012/v24no1/clarke/. 

UNESCO endorsed the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Manifesto for Digital Libraries at its General Conference in November 2011. The manifesto provides principles to assist libraries in undertaking sustainable and interoperable digitization activities to bridge the digital divide –- a key factor in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Digital libraries are essential for access to information and preserving national heritage. The manifesto was initiated by former IFLA President Claudia Lux (2007-2009).  SLIS professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., is one of the members of the working group that developed the Manifesto. For more information:http://www.ifla.org/en/news/unesco-endorses-the-ifla-manifesto-for-digital-libraries.

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, just published Part 1 of a new international standard ISO 25964 titled "Information and documentation: Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies." This two-part standard has been developed by a working group with members from 15 countries and a chairperson from the UK. It gives recommendations for the development and maintenance of thesauri intended for information retrieval applications and is applicable to vocabularies used for retrieving information about all types of information resources, irrespective of the media used (text, sound, still or moving image, physical object or multimedia) including knowledge bases and portals, bibliographic databases, text, museum or multimedia collections, and the items within them. SLIS professor Marcia Zeng, Ph.D., is the United States member of the ISO working group. http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=53657 

Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Karen Gracy, Ph.D., have received a National Leadership Grant in the amount of $219,386 from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will be used to help improve access to digital resources within and beyond the library world through what is known as “Linked Open Data (LOD).”  

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and SLIS Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., have published a chapter titled "A User Study of Moving Image Retrieval Systems and System Design Implications for Library Catalogues," in Diane Rasmussen Neal, ed., Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2012. Chapter 7, pages 160-181.

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., and Maja Zuma organized conference sessions on “FRBR Implementation and User Research Developing FRBR-Based Library Catalogs for Users” for the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting in in October 2011 in New Orleans, La. 

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., presented “User Participatory Design and Implementation of a FRBR-Based Catalog Prototype” at the 74th American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting in October 2011 in New Orleans, La. 

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and S. Kudva presented Dynamics of Facets in Next Generation OPACs” at the 2012 ALISE Annual Conference in January 2012 in Dallas, Texas.

A poster by SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and CCI doctoral student Sonali Kudva was accepted for presentation at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2012 Annual Conference held in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 26-30, 2012. The poster, titled, “An Ecological Approach to Examining Information Needs and Seeking among U.S. Adults in the Internet Age,” reports on a study investigating people’s information needs and their information seeking in relation to contextual and environmental factors, in light of the theoretical background and framework of the ecological approach. Results of this study offer a general picture of information needs of adults in the United States and their information-seeking channels. This research sheds light on what factors contribute to different information needs and the various ways people seek information to meet their information needs. In addition, the study identified most significant variables for variances in information needs and for choices of information sources. The results of this research will help design and provide information services to individuals from diverse backgrounds. Note: The poster was displayed at the conference, but due to flight cancellations during Superstorm Sandy, Zhang and Kudva were unable to attend the conference.

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., have co-authored “What Do Users Tell Us about FRBR-Based Catalogs?” which has been accepted for publication for an upcoming 2012 issue of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. 

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., served on juries on behalf of the American Library Association (ALA) Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research (2012) and the American Library Association (ALA) Jesse H. Shera Award Distinguished Published Research (2012) 

SLIS Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D.,  and Associate Professor Athena Salaba, Ph.D., presented their research findings on June 24 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, ALA ALCTS, Anaheim, Calif. Their presentation titled "Research, Development, and Evaluation of a FRBR-Based Catalog Prototype" covered major findings from a number of user studies conducted with funded support through an IMLS Grant.