The University Library has received a 2018 Leab Exhibition Award for the brochure created for the 2016 exhibition “H.G. Wells: Time Traveler” in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. The exhibit, which was timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Wells’s birth, was co-curated by Caroline Szylowicz, Associate Professor and Kolb-Proust Librarian, and Dr. Simon J. James, guest curator from Durham University (UK) and leading expert on Wells. According to Szylowicz, Dr. James “shaped the general theme and narrative of the exhibition,” and worked with her to “transpose it into the case structure, not unlike chapters in a book.”
A team spearheaded by Tracy Popp, with contributing support from Karl Germeck, Seth Robbins, and Kyle Rimkus has been selected to participate in the Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums project. The team will be exploring options for preserving and maintaining access to born-digital musical compositions deposited within the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Research Committee has announced that Daniel G. Tracy, Information Sciences and Digital Humanities Librarian, is the recipient of the 2018 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing for his article, “Libraries as Content Producers: How Library Publishing Services Address the Reading Experience.” The award encourages research and theoretical work about library publishing services, and recognizes significant and timely contributions to library publishing theory and practice.
Janet Swatscheno has been selected to participate in the pilot of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, a new professional development initiative aimed at empowering open education leaders within academic libraries. The program is the first of its kind, providing intensive training over two semesters to support the use, creation, and advocacy of open educational resources and practices, with emphasis on leadership skills. Swatscheno is one of fourteen fellows from SPARC member libraries to selected participate in the pilot, and as part of the program, attended the 14th annual Open Education Conference in Anaheim, CA.