SLIS adjunct instructor Magda El-Sherbini received the 2015 Margaret Mann Citation at the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) Awards Ceremony on June 27, 2015, at the American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco.
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Studying and working abroad offer the unique opportunity of immersing yourself in another country and its culture, as well as providing a competitive edge in the job market. Powell, Ohio, native Celia Emmelhainz, a 2014 graduate of Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, discovered that for herself in Kazakhstan.
Emmelhainz first visited Central Asia when she was 16. After coming back to the United States, she was so interested in the region she decided to major in Russian area studies at Ohio Dominican University for her undergraduate degree.
Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is pleased to announce the winners of two $1,500 research fellowships: Vikki C. Terrile of Brooklyn, N.Y., will receive the Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship. Denice L. Baldetti of Tiffin, Ohio, will receive the Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellowship for Picturebook Research.
Eight alumni from the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science were selected to participate in ILEAD-OHIO 2015: Elizabeth Allen, M.L.I.S. '14, Bexley Public Library; Kristin Anderson, M.L.I.S. '05, Columbus Metropolitan Library; Cindy Boyden, M.L.I.S. '13, State Library of Ohio; Jillian Carney, M.L.I.S. '09, Ohio History Connection; Emily Glenn, M.L.I.S. '06, Association of College & University Housing Officers; Shannon Kupfer, M.L.I.S. '07, State Library of Ohio; Tamara Murray, M.L.I.S. '05, Westerville Public Library; and Gabriel Venditti, M.L.I.S.
Barbara Satow, a 2010 Kent State School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) alumna, has the unique distinction of being not only a technical services librarian at the Cleveland Public Library, but also a self-published author. So far she has published three romance novels and plans to publish a fantasy novel in the near future. Satow said being an author influences the way she catalogs.
“Siri” and other personal digital assistants could be a lot more helpful to people if only they were subjected to more wide-reaching usability testing.That’s according to School of Library and Information Science alumna Alesha Arp, M.S. ’14, (IAKM, user experience design), and Scott Ryan-Hart, a user experience design (UXD) student who will graduate in May 2015.
Nursing instructor Jeremy Jarzembak understands the importance of access to real-time information within health care.
Jarzembak is pursing his Ph.D. in communication and Information, with a focus on health informatics, at Kent State University. He said health informatics has helped him recognize the complex processes that are used to develop, implement and execute modern health care. “Nursing influenced my passion for health informatics by providing me with the unique ability to work with and utilize technology at the bedside and in the simulation laboratory,” Jarzembak said.
The MuseLab in Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is set to open its newest exhibit on April 15. A reception to celebrate the opening of “(Non)Fiction: Literary Legends Unbound” will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. in rooms 330 and 321 of the University Library, where the School and MuseLab are located. The reception is free and open to all, but registration is requested: RSVP.
Kent State University’s 31st Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 9, 2015, and all day on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Kent Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature for children and young adults. "Building Global Citizens Through Literature" is the theme for this year's conference.