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GSLIS faculty news for October, 2013
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Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, had an article entitled “What Makes a Good Picture Book About Loss?” published in the September/October 2013 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.
John W. Berry, adjunct faculty member, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Library in Paris, France.
Sujin B. E. Huggins, assistant professor, was appointed to the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Jury. The awards are administered by the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association (ALA). Huggins is also slated to present at the IBBY Regional Conference "Bookjoy Around the World," October 18-20 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Stacy T. Kowalczyk, assistant professor, contributed a peer reviewed book chapter for the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) entitled "Big Data at Scale for Digital Humanities: An Architecture" in Big Data Management, Technologies, and Applications (October, IGI Global). Kowalczyk also worked with HTRC over the summer to identify author gender across the nearly 3.2 million bibliographic records in the HTRC and make the information available through HTRC. Kowalczyk spoke about this project at the HTRC Uncamp in September, along with two other presentations, "Metadata Attributes" and "Hands On: Workset Builder, Portal, and SEASR."
Follett Chair Mary Minow hosted Craig LaMay, rapporteur for the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries and associate professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, on September 1. LaMay visited Minow's doctoral course on information policy and spoke about his work as rapporteur for the Aspen Institute’s Dialogue on Public Libraries. The Dialogue is intended to spark conversations about current and future roles of public libraries
Cecilia Salvatore,associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, presented along with students Gina Carter and Jeanne Jesernik at the Dominican University Caritas Veritas Symposium September 24. The topic was "Preserving Cultural Memory: The Bradford-O'Neill Medallion as a Framework for Examining Life."
Salvatore also presented at the Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on September 26 and 27. The topic was "Students and Community Archives Staff Together in Education and Training in Cultural Heritage Resources Management."
Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Christchurch, New Zealand newspaper The Press about the role of physical libraries in the digital age. Read the full article. Stewart was also re-appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Academic Librarianship. He serves as the column editor for the journal's "Case Studies" feature. In July, Stewart presented “Where We Work is How We Work: Considerations for Library Staff Environments in a Rapidly Changing Profession” at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Chicago.
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