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Faculty News for July, 2013
Kate Marek, professor, has been appointed interim GSLIS Dean for one year.
Susan Roman has stepped down as dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science effective July 15, 2013. She has been named Dean Emerita and Professor.
Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children's Literature Center, was elected to the American Library Association's Council as a councilor-at-large.
Follett Chair Mary Minow, along with academic librarian Angeline Nalepa offer valuable advice for librarians with regard to nondisclosure clauses in digital content licenses, in a sidebar titled "Nondisclosure Clauses" that appears on p.10 in the American Libraries magazine e-content supplement, here: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/working-directly-publishers-lessons-learned
Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, engaged in a dialogue with the architechtural firm Gensler on the topic of "Open Source Student Spaces" on March 21. Access the dialogue here.
Mary Pat Fallon, assistant professor, has been appointed director of GSLIS's doctoral program.
Sujin Huggins, assistant professor, was selected as a Dominican Diversity Faculty Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.
Stacy T. Kowalczyk, assistant professor, was accepted into the Blended Learning Academy at Dominican's School of Education.
Tze-Chung Li, dean emeritus, received the 2013 Chinese American Librarians Association's 2013 Outstanding Leadership Award.
Debra Mitts-Smith, professor of the practice, has been appointed editor of World Libraries, a free, online, peer-reviewed journal of international librarianship published by GSLIS.
Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor, received a Dominican University Diversity in Courses grant for the 2013-14 academic year. This past spring, Salvatore presented "What's in a Name: 'Cultural Heritage' and 'Folkllore'" at the Archival Education & Research Institute (AERI) in Austin, Texas on June 17, and this fall will present "Students and Community Archives Staff Together in Education and Training in Cultural Heritage Resources Management for the Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium to be held at the Library of Congress on September 26-27, 2013. Salvatore also accepted an appointment to ALA's International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Representatives and Liaisons Committee.
Susan Strawn, MLIS '13 and adjunct faculty member, received a Dominican University Faculty Development grant for the 2013-14 academic year.
Ed Valauskas, lecturer, was a preliminary judge in the 2013 Google Science Fair. He judged 60 projects from students 13-18 years old, in schools in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, he performed accuracy checks on 10 projects that passed the preliminary round. For more information on the Google Science Fair, see https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/2013/
ALA Annual Conference Presentations
- Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children's Literature Center, presented "Caldecott Books for Older Readers" at the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Preconference, titled "A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal" on Friday, June 28. The preconference was co-chaired by Assistant Dean Diane Foote.
- Karen Snow, assistant professor, presented "Accurate and Complete Cataloging: An Examination of Quality Cataloging Definitions" at the Association for Library Cataloging and Technical Services (ALCTS) CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group meeting on Saturday, June 29, along with MLIS student Phil Collins, who spoke on metadata as copyright management information.
- Mary Minow, Follett Chair, participated on a panel titled "Long e-Overdue" that focused on how libraries can take control of their e-book collections, rather than merely licensing them.
- Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, spoke on a panel titled "Re-examining How We Work: What Should We Do With the Staff?" sponsored by LLAMA.