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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.

Kenneth Burhanna, assistant dean for outreach and engagement at Kent State University Libraries, received the inaugural Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) award in recognition of an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement and support of information literacy and instruction. Burhanna received the award on Sunday, June 29, at the 2014 ALA annual conference in Las Vegas.

The KSUtube link is a video recording of his award and acceptance speech: (4:14 minutes. Audio is very low. Please turn up the volume.)

Federico Subervi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a member of the national advisory council of the newly launched Child Trends Hispanic Institute, the first national research center focused on Hispanic children and youth. The Institute will provide timely and insightful research-based information and guidance to improve outcomes for Latino children and youth in the U.S.

Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, co-led a session at the American Alliance of Museums annual meeting titled, “Re-imagining Visitor Encounters with Objects.” For more on the session, visit


Roman Panchyshyn, University Libraries, authored "RDA Display and the General Material Designation: An Innovative Solution," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Vol. 52, Issue 5, (2014): 487-505.

Summary: A simple and innovative solution for libraries using MARC-based Integrated Library Systems (ILS), to compensate for the removal of the General Material Designation (GMD) from individual Resource Description and Access (RDA) bib records in public displays

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An article written by Daniel Roland, Ph.D., School of Library and Information Science, 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."

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