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Kenneth Cushner, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, presented "Development of Intercultural Competence in Teachers and Students" at the Teaching Languages and Culture in the Post-Methods Era in Nis, Serbia, on Nov. 15, 2014.
Additional Comments: Cushner was an invited keynote speaker, sponsored by the U. S. Embassy/State Department, Belgrade, Serbia.
Belinda Boon, School of Library and Information Science, presented "To Buy or Not To Buy: Vetting in the Age of Independent" at the Ohio Library Council’s Convention and Expo in October 2014.
Kenneth Cushner, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, presented "The Challenge of Nurturing Intercultural Competence in Young People" at the Alliance for International Education in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 10, 2014.
Additional Comments: Cushner was an invited keynote presenter.
Catherine L. Smith, School of Library and Information Science, and Alison Dickerhoof, Kent State alumna, presented "Looking for Query Terms on Search Engine Results Pages" at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) in Seattle, Washington on Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2014.
Summary: The two presented the poster based on Dickerhoof's master’s thesis. Dickerhoof is a M.L.I.S. graduate and was recently named children's outreach services librarian at Reed Memorial Library in Reed, Ohio.
Kjera Melton, Institutional Research, and Meghan Cisar, Student Success Programs, presented "Magnifying the ‘Bright Spots’: Finding and Using What Works" at the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2014.
Summary: This presentation outlined research findings and best practices for a successful FYE Course using the concept ”Bright Spots” from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Marianne Martens, School of Library and Information Science, authored "Reading and ‘Gamification;’ Joining Guilds, Earning Badges and Leveling Up" in Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, Winter 2015, (2015): 19-25.
Summary: Children & Libraries is the official peer-reviewed journal of ALSC, which is “the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.”
Roman S. Panchyshyn and Amey L. Park, both from University Libraries, authored "Resource Description and Access (RDA) Database Enrichment: The Path to a Hybridized Catalog," Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, (2014): 1-22.
Summary: This article examines the benefits of a Resource Description and Access (RDA) enrichment project for libraries. Enrichment projects “hybridize,” or enrich legacy Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2) bibliographic records with RDA data.
Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2014.946574
Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia and Clare L. Stacey, Department of Sociology, edited Caring on The Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work, published by the Rutgers University Press.