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Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, 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. For more information on Latham’s talk or the Take 5 group, visit

Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, assumed the role of coordinator of doctoral education for the College of Communication and Information following the retirement of 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 also served on the doctoral studies committee for the 2013-2014academic year.

Rebecca Meehan, School of Library and Information Science, presented "Use of Electronic Health Records in LTPAC: Qualitative Case Study of Early Adopter Facility" at the 2014 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 22-24, 2014.

Additional Comments: Meehan’s poster represented her 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 at

Rick Feinberg, Department of Anthropology, presented "Auto-experimentation in Taumako Seafaring: Learning to Handle a Dugout Canoe" at the 20th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, in association with the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the University of South Australia in Oslo, Norway, on June 25-28, 2014.

Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, 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 on May 16. Her talk discussed her work with the School of Library and Information Science’s MuseLab, which opened as a component of the Museum Studies specialization. Latham also began her tenure as the regional midwest representative for the AAMG board at the conference.

Magda El-Sherbini, School of Library and Information Science, 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 received during the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 28 at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. 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.

Miriam Matteson, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, is quoted in this June 6, 2014, Columbus Dispatch article about the changing role of libraries and librarians.


Yin Zhang, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, and Sonali Kudva, College of Communication and Information, authored "E-books versus Print Books: Readers' Choices and Preferences Across Contexts," in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 65, Issue 8, (2014).

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