SLIS Points of Pride

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014  

March 2014

SLIS 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/

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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. http://worldiaday.org/locations/new-york-ny-united-states/

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).

February 2014

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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/

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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. http://www.kent.edu/news/announcements/success/scholar-of-the-month-marcia-zeng.cfm

SLIS 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. 

January 2014

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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. 

SLIS Professor Marcia Lei Zeng, Ph.D., is co-author, with Joan S. Mitchell and SLIS 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

SLIS 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. 70(3)4. 2013/11.

November 2013

A paper by SLIS 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 SLIS 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).

SLIS 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.

Several SLIS faculty (full- and part-time) were heavily involved in the 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2013) in September.  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.

A paper by SLIS Assistant Professors Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D., and Frank Lambert, Ph.D., has 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.

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.

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/6547; http://guides.theology.library.emory.edu/content.php?pid=21255&sid=150785; and http://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 Associate Professor Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., attended the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion on Nov. 10 in Boston to present a paper he co-authored with SLIS Assistant Professor Daniel Roland, Ph.D., titled “Talking About Marriage and Divorce  from the Pulpit.”

October 2013

SLIS will be 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).

Two papers by SLIS 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.”

SLIS 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 SLIS 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 & Organisational 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 SLIS 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.

Three SLIS faculty members received Faculty Recognition Awards at the annual College Teaching Conference on Oct. 24 and 25: Assistant Professor Belinda Boon, Ph.D.; Lecturer Nancy Lensenmayer; and Assistant Professor Miriam Matteson, Ph.D. All three teach at the SLIS Columbus site in the State Library of Ohio.

SLIS 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.

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.”

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#

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.

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.

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."

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."

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 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: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/10/16/data_on_information_technology_described_by.htm.

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.

September 2013

An article by SLIS 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.

SLIS 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.

SLIS 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 SLIS 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 SLIS 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 & Organisational 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.

SLIS 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.

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 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).

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."

A paper by SLIS 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."

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 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.”

August 2013

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.

July 2013

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. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jkm&PHPSESSID=us76bc2a2jlnk6ko0d3s2i3v16

SLIS 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."

SLIS Assistant Professors 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.

SLIS Assistant Professor Karen F. Gracy, Ph.D, was recently named to the editorial board of The American Archivist, for the term 2013-2017.

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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

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.

Points of Pride from Previous Years

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