Library Announcements 3/18/19

Great British Bake Off

Don’t forget that Thursday, March 21st in the Brown Room at Cooper Library, we will be holding the Libraries’ inaugural Great British Bake Off. Bakers please bring your (already baked) creations inspired by the show to the event and they will be judged on taste, appearance and most original name. Non-bakers can bring a side dish to add to the baked goods, as a potluck contribution that won’t be judged but happily consumed, or just come and enjoy Spring Break with your colleagues (where else would you rather be?!). Please bring your own beverages. Cheers!

Lili Klar

ACRL 2019 Conference Virtual Orientation, March 26 & 27

Are you a first-time ACRL conference attendee? Curious about Cleveland? Haven’t been to an ACRL conference in years and wondering what is new? You’re invited to this special one-hour session!

The ACRL Membership Committee is hosting two free online interactive orientation sessions to answer your questions about the ACRL conference and Cleveland.

Please join them for one of the two sessions below:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Central Meeting URL: ​
Wednesday March 27, 2019: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Central Meeting URL: ​

Can’t make the live webcast? No worries – they will record and share with those who are unable to attend.

Ed Rock

Jessica Serrao Accepted to IRDL

Jessica Serrao has recently been accepted to the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL)!

IRDL empowers librarians to develop research design skills by removing common barriers to successful research. The annual competitive program brings together 20-25 diverse academic and research librarians who are eager to conduct research, and provides training and support for participants to design, conduct, and disseminate a research project over the following academic year.

As part of the sixth cohort of IRDL scholars, Jessica will participate in a nine-day intensive summer workshop to be held June 1-9 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In this hands-on portion, Jessica will learn librarianship-oriented research methods from expert instructors and revise her initial project proposal. She proposes to undertake a research study that examines the influence of equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives on digital collections metadata practices of academic libraries and archives. It is her hope that this research provides a clearer path for librarians and archivists to make data-informed metadata decisions to move toward equitable and inclusive digital collections for our researchers.

After the workshop, Jessica will continue to receive support from a professional research mentor and the IRDL’s growing community of researchers to help complete her research project. The Institute fully funds the learning experience, travel, accommodations, textbooks, and meals through an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant and Loyola Marymount University. For more information about IRDL, visit their website at

Jessica Serrao

Events and Activities/Projects during Spring Break

  • Library Services Desk reconfiguration – the west end will be come more patron friendly as front panels will be removed and the work surface replaced so that it is wheelchair accessible.  Monday, March 18
  • Active Shooter Exercise Tuesday March 19 – I don’t yet have parking information.
  • 5th floor chair base replacements  Tuesday, March 19
  • Map Case & Fiche Case Move to 1st floor  Wednesday, March 20
  • Large Tables Rearranged Thursday, March 21
  • Elevator Flooring Replacement  Thursday, March 21
  • Fire Drill Friday, March 22

Teri Alexander

History Talk

A Talk with Dr. Will Gravely on his new book, They Stole Him Out of Jail: Willie Earle, South Carolina’s Last Lynching, on Monday, March 25, 5:30 p.m. in 100 Hardin Hall.

Brenda Burk

Send announcements to Kellie Marlatt by noon on Friday through this link

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