Faculty News Archive

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2013:  July  |  October

May 2017 News

Karen Brown, professor, presented a two-day workshop, “Assessing and Communicating Library Contributions to Institutional Priorities," with Kara Malenfant for AMICAL, a consortium of libraries at American international liberal arts institutions, at the American University of Kuwait, Kuwait City in January 2017. Brown also delivered a keynote presentation, “Documenting and Communicating Library Impact with Campus Assessment Projects.” at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Chief Librarians, California Community Colleges in Sacramento, March 2017.

Sujin Huggins, associate professor, spoke on a panel presentation at ALISE in Atlanta titled "The LIS Educator's Career Life Cycle of Social Responsibility: Issues and Solutions."

Kate Marek, dean and professor, will be participating on a respondent panel during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Sunday June 25 titled "From MLIS to MLD: It's Time to Integrate Design Thinking and Philosophy into LIS Education."

Jenna Nemec-Loise, adjunct instructor, published an article in the spring issue of Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children, titled "Lessons from Lititz" featuring the contributions of Hal Patnott and Alexsandra Podrasa, both MLIS students.

Cecilia Salvatore, professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, was appointed to the Illinois State Archives Advisory Board/Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board for a three-year term. Dr. Salvatore was also appointed Secretary of the Genealogy and Local History Section Standing Committee of IFLA for a three-year term, and participated in the IFLA Presidents Meeting and Vision in Athens, Greece, in April.

January 2017 News

Karen Brown, professor, presented with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Kara Malenfant "Leveraging the Campus Message about Student Learning Through Collaborative Assessment with Faculty" at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis in October 2016.

She delivered another presentation with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Kara Malenfant "Creating Sustainable Assessment Practice through Collaborative Leadership: Informing and Being Informed by Higher Education Leaders" at the Library Assessment Conference in Arlington, VA in November 2016.
 
As part of a National Science Foundation project, "Rural Gateways: Fostering the Development of Rural Librarians as Informal Science Facilitators," she led online professional development for 100 librarians during the fall.

Sujin B. E. Huggins, associate professor, was appointed to the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury, 2017-19.

Stacy T. Kowalczyk, associate professor and Yijun Gao, assistant professor, will present their accepted paper, “Information Studies in Two Cultures: A Review of iSchool Curricula in China and U.S.,” at the iConference in Wuhan, China, March 22-25, 2017.

Karen Snow, associate professor and director of the doctoral program, is speaking at the Association for Library and Information Science Educators conference Thursday, January 19 in the Technical Services Education Special Interest Group session, “Leveraging Educator-Practitioner Partnerships to Define Competencies for Technical Services Professionals.”

October 2016 News

Karen Brown, professor, presented with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe "Team-based Assessment: Collaborating for a Campus Message about Student Learning" at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Leading Change, Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in Denver in July 2016.

Mary Pat Fallon, associate professor, attended the American Association of University Professors Conference on Shared Governance in Washington, DC, September 30 through October 2, 2016.

Cecilia Salvatore, professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, along with Mina Duarte, MLIS '05 and PhD '13, presented a paper at the 14th Biennial Dominican Colloquium at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 9-12, 2016 titled "Library and Information Services and Resources in a Hispanic-Serving Institution: A Case for the Dominican Way." Dr. Salvatore also presented a paper at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, August 13-19, 2016, titled "Social Media, Cultural Heritage Resources, and the Chamorro Diaspora." IFLA papers are published in IFLA proceedings. Dr. Salvatore has accepted a two-year appointment to serve on the PARS (Preservation and Reformatting Section) Oral History Working Group of ALA-ALCTS.

July 2016 News

At the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education 2016 Annual Conference in June, Professor Karen Brown co-presented a workshop with Kara Malenfant (Association of College and Research Libraries), Team-Based Assessment: Collaborating for a Campus Message about Student Learning.

She keynoted the Academic Libraries of Indiana 2016 Annual Meeting with her presentation, Building Library Leadership with Team-Based Campus Assessment Projects, in May.

She recently prepared Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects, an Association of College and Research Libraries’ report that synthesizes findings from higher education institutions participating in the second year of the Assessment in Action program.

She was also part of a panel presentation, Assessment in Action in Academic Libraries, at the Texas Library Association 2016 Annual Conference in April.

Janice M. Del Negro, associate professor, was elected to the 2018 John Newbery Award Selection Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Mary Pat Fallon, assistant professor, presented "Gaming + Academic Libraries = Information Literacy" at the 17th conference of the Media Ecology Association in Bologna, Italy on June 24.  

Don Hamerly, assistant professor and director of the school library media program and the bachelor of science in informatics program, was invited, along with Rutgers professor Joe Sanchez, to present the first workshop of this year’s i3: iSchool Inclusion Institute of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh on June 13. The institute is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. In previous years, this workshop has been titled, "What are the Information Sciences? What are the iSchools?" The objective of the workshop is to demonstrate to students the incredible breadth of the field (archives, libraries, privacy, policy, big data, security, etc.) and highlight the linkages to other areas of study (most of the students are majoring in fields other than information science). In addition, the workshop includes a brief introduction to the iSchools and their role in promoting and developing the field.

Sujin Huggins, assistant professor, presented at ALA Annual 2016 as a member of the panel of the CSK program: "Everything You Want to Know About the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee", on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Karen Snow, assistant professor, co-chaired the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of ALA, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group on June 24 and chaired the ALCTS CaMMS Research and Publications Committee meeting on June 26 during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando.

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, became chair of the Buildings and Equipment Section of the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, as well as a member of LLAMA's executive committee.

May 2016 News

Bill Crowley, professor, published “Readers' Advisory: Differing Mental Models and the Futures of Libraries, Librarians, and Readers’ Advisory” in Reference & User Services Quarterly 55, no. 2 (Winter 2015). Dr. Crowley engages with Duncan Smith’s 2015 article “Readers’ Advisory: the Who, the How, and the Why,” itself a response to Dr. Crowley’s 2014 article “Time to Rethink Readers’ Advisory Education.” “It’s an exciting opportunity for all of us to have two such notable professionals offering their expertise and opinion on the future of RA, providing deep reflection, solid arguments, and reflection on their differing RA paradigms,” reads the abstract.

Janice M. Del Negro, associate professor and 2015-16 Follett Chair, has received the 2016 National Storytelling Network ORACLE Circle of Excellence Award, presented annually to artists “recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, a commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling.” An award ceremony will take place July 23 during the 2016 National Storytelling Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. In other news, Del Negro will moderate the panel “Mind-Bending Women of YA” during the School Library Journal annual Day of Dialog, to be held May 11 at the UIC Forum.

Sujin Huggins, assistant professor, has been appointed a member of the Hans Christian Andersen Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People for 2018. Presented every other year, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are given to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature.

Randy Silverman, adjunct instructor, was awarded the 2016 Gardner Prize by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The prize is given annually in recognition of the “outstanding academic contributions of an individual within the state of Utah.” Silverman has been head of preservation at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library since 1993.

Karen Snow, assistant professor and director of the Ph.D. program, was awarded an IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant to attend the IFLA 2016 Congress in Columbus in August.

Troy A. Swanson, adjunct instructor and MLIS ‘00, and Heather Jagman, coordinator of reference, instruction and academic engagement at DePaul University, received the ACRL Instruction Section Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award as editors of the book Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information (ALA Editions, 2015). The award, donated by Emerald Group Publishing and inclusive of a plaque and cash prize of $3,000, recognizes an outstanding publication related to library instruction published in the past two years. “Not Just Where to Click is an extremely useful and well-designed volume that considers information literacy instruction from a variety of perspectives,” said award committee Chair Elana D. Karshmer of Saint Leo University. Swanson serves as department chair, library, and teaching and learning librarian at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.

January 2016 News

Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, was appointed director of member services for the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She began her three-year term on the ALISE Board of Directors on January 8. Dr. Salvatore also contributed to three conferences in summer 2015. Her paper, “Information Literacy through Indigenous Cultural Heritage Materials and Resources,” was accepted for the 2015 World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, August 16-20 in Cape Town, South Africa. Later that month, on an invitation from the Qingdao Municipal Archives, Dr. Salvatore presented at the Qingdao Satellite Conference (Qingdao, China) of the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (Jinan, China), August 24-25. Finally, Dr. Salvatore presented at the joint PARBICA/ARANZ Conference (Pacific Region Branch of the International Council on Archives/Archives and Records Association of New Zealand) in Auckland, New Zealand, September 7-9.

Karen Snow, assistant professor and director of the PhD program, and Gretchen L. Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science of Texas Women’s University, published “What Makes an Effective Cataloging Course? A Study of the Factors that Promote Learning,” in the October 2015 issue of Library Resources & Technical Services (Vol. 59, No. 4). Analyzing the results of a survey of LIS master’s degree holders who have taken a beginning cataloging course, the authors suggest that “cataloging practice (the hands-on creation of bibliographic records or catalog cards), the effectiveness of the instructor, a balance of theory and practice, and placing cataloging in a real-world context contribute to effective learning.” Dr. Snow also published, as a solo author, “An Examination of the Practical and Ethical Issues Surrounding False Memoirs in Cataloging Practice” in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly. Working from a survey of library catalog entries for “highly publicized false memoirs” such as The Education of Little Tree and A Million Little Pieces, Dr. Snow “examines the practical concerns of cataloging false memoirs, such as changing the class number, modifying subject headings, and adding notes, as well as the ethical implications of these actions.”

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, published “Divided Attentions at Loring Tech,” a case study depicting a tricky day for library management at the fictional Loring Technical University, in the September 2015 issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (Vol. 41). After sketching out a detailed scenario concerning the performance appraisal of a staff member, Dr. Stewart asks readers if a conflict between two upper-level administrators is “simply a matter of different management styles” or symptomatic of “larger issues around organizational culture and leadership.”

October 2015 News

Karen Brown, professor and PhD director, and Stacy Kowalczyk, assistant professor, presented “Living the Mission: Caritas and Veritas in the Professions” at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 29. They presented the results of a study looking “at how Caritas and Veritas manifest themselves in the daily work of service professionals, exploring the successes and failures of charity and truth when working in large and complex organizations and with a variety of people in challenging circumstances.”

Bill Crowley, professor, published “Developing Information and Library Theory for a Conflicted Paradigm World” in the September 2015 issue of LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services (Vol. 65, Issue 3). The essay “examines theory development for local, national, and international information and library programs facing service issues involving the religious beliefs of users.”

Janice Del Negro, associate professor, presented the workshop “Women in Folktales: Images and Transformations” in September at the 2015 Power of Words Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Benn Joseph, adjunct instructor, was appointed head of university archives and special collections at the Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Kate Marek, dean and professor, and Karen Brown, professor and PhD director, joined Wilbur Wright College’s Library Technical Assistant Program Advisory Board for 2015-16.

Mary Marks, adjunct instructor, won a free year of membership in the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) through its Share the Wealth campaign. Marks became eligible for the prize by inviting a colleague to join AASL.

May 2015 News

Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, along with his bookshelves, was featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Bill Crowley, professor, and Don Hamerly, assistant professor and director of the school library media program, published “Sustaining Professionalism in the Fields of Library and Information Studies” in the online journal Library Philosophy and Practice.

Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling (ALA, 2014) by Janice M. Del Negro, assistant professor, won a 2015 Storytelling World Resource Award in the “Special Storytelling Resources” category.

Dominican University’s Academic IT Committee has named Sujin Huggins and Christopher Stewart, both assistant professors, as Borra Technology Scholars, an appointment which includes support for attending the EDUCAUSE conference in October. Dr. Huggins will concentrate on community informatics, community-based participatory research, and innovative ways to deliver instruction to students and their use of social media tools; Dr. Stewart will concentrate on various models of online teaching.

Kate Marek, dean and professor, authored a chapter in Information Services Today: An Introduction (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) titled “Information Policy.”

Jenna Nemec-Loise, adjunct instructor, was elected councilor for the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, received a fall 2015 Research and Creative Projects Assistance Grant from the Dominican Faculty Development Committee for her project “Issues Related to the Treatment and Management of the Records and Archives of a Catholic Congregation at the End of Their Historical Journey.”

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, authored "Building with Purpose: A Quantitative Overview of U.S. Academic Library Construction 2000-2014" published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

January 2015 News

Karen Brown, professor and director of the doctoral program, presented "Academic Libraries and Student Success: Findings and Applications from 70 Campus Teams" with Kara Malenfant of the Association for College and Research Libraries at the October 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis.

Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children's Literature Center, published "Thom's Rules of Order: Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion" in the November/December 2014 issue of The Horn Book.

Stacy T. Kowalczyk, assistant professor, presented two papers at the Association for Information Science and Technology conference on October 31 through November 5, 2014 in Seattle: "Where Does All the Data Go? Quantifying the Final Disposition of Research Data" and "Author Gender Metadata Augmentation of HathiTrust Digital Library."

October 2014 News

Thom Barthelmess, lecturer and curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center, reviewed grant proposals for the U.S. Department of Education Innovative Approaches to Literacy program, and also served as a judge for the 2014 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, recognizing excellence in poetry for children and teens.

Karen Brown, professor, presented “Assessment in Action: High Impact Practices in Academic Libraries” with ACRL’s Kara Malenfant at the Library Assessment Conference in Seattle in August.

Bill Crowley, professor, published the feature article “Time to Rethink Readers’ Advisory Education?” in the July/August 2014 issue of Public Libraries (Vol. 53, No. 4).

Sujin Huggins, assistant professor, presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Community-Based Research: Learning Community;” she also presented about this project at the Library Research Seminar VI in Urbana-Champaign, October 7-9.

Stacy T. Kowalczyk, assistant professor, published proceedings from At the Nexus of Analog and Digital: A Symposium of Preservation Educators “Integrating Research, Research Data, and Researchers in Teaching: A Response to Elizabeth Yakel’s Plenary Address” in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 43 (1-2). Kowalczkyk also presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Mourning Online: Social Media, Community and Grief” with Andrew Mancuso, MLIS ’14.


At the Council of State Archivists/National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators/Society of American Archivists Joint Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 10-17, Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, spoke on a panel about “Archival Education: Outcomes and Opportunities,” and convened (as Chair) the business meetings of SAA’s Oral History Section and the association’s Archival Educators Roundtable.

Karen Snow, assistant professor, presented at Dominican’s Caritas Veritas Symposium on September 23, “Balancing Caritas and Veritas in Library of Congress Subject Headings” with GSLIS students Sarah Kantor, Stephan Licitra, Kim Nevins, Sara Scodius, and Elena Stuart.

July 2014 News

Janice Del Negro, associate professor, presented “Passionate Promise: Storytelling for Young Adults” at the Illinois Library Association Reaching Forward conference on May 9.

Randy Silverman, adjunct instructor, received a Fulbright Specialists project award to work with the Alisher Navoi National Library in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

ALA Annual Conference Presentations

  • Sujin Huggins, assistant professor and a member of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Book Award Jury, was among the presenters of the awards at the award program's breakfast on Sunday morning during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
  • Cecilia Salvatore, associate professor and coordinator of archives and cultural heritage, was named a 2014-15 Dominican University Diversity Faculty Fellow. Salvatore also organized the ALA IRRT's Chair's Program “Expanding the School Library: Connecting Students with Students, Across International Boundaries, Using Modern Technology” during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
  • Karen Snow, assistant professor, reported on the survey results “What Makes and Effective Cataloging Course? A Study of the Factors that Promote Learning” at the ALCTS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group meeting on Sunday during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
  • Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, spoke on the topic of library space planning themes for the digital age at LLAMA’s “Space Planning Primer” program, sponsored by the division’s Building and Equipment Section's Functional Space Requirements Committee on Sunday during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

May 2014 News

Janice Del Negro, associate professor and Christopher Stewart, assistant professor were quoted in a Daily Herald article on how libraries are adapting to change.

Mary Minow, Dominican University Follett Chair participated as a discussant at the 2014 Works-In-Progress Intellectual Property event held by Santa Clara University School of Law on February 7-8, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, participated in the March 20, 2014 African American and Latino Social Work Symposium hosted by Dominican's Graduate School of Social Work titled "Austerity Hurts: When a City No Longer Provides Services for Its Citizens, along with Marci Merola MLIS '11, director of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy. Stewart also presented "It Starts When You Walk In the Door: A Research Approach to Understanding the YA Experience in the Physical Library Space" at the ALISE annual conference in Philadelphia in January.

January 2014 News

Karen Brown, professor, assumed the role of director of GSLIS's doctoral program on January 1. Brown presented a series of professional development webinars in October and November 2013 to librarians of 75 rural libraries participating in a National Science Foundation grant, "Pushing the Limits: Building Capacity to Enhance Public Understanding of Math and Science through Rural Libraries."

Bill Crowley, professor, published "Faculty and the Survival of the Library and Information Professions" in the Winter 2013 issue of the Library Communications Journal (Vol. 1, No. 4).

Janice Del Negro, associate professor, published a book in 2013 with ALA Editions: Folktales Aloud: Practical Tips for Playful Storytelling.

Don Hamerly, assistant professor and director of the school library media program, represented GSLIS at the Illinois School Library Media Association annual conference in Springfield on October 31, and dressed as Dominican Founder Father Samuel Mazzuchelli in honor of the sesquicentennial of Father Sam's death.

Karen Snow, assistant professor, received a Dominican University Academic IT Special Equipment Grant for approximately $2,000 in fall 2013 so that GSLIS can purchase a Follett Destiny integrated library system (ILS). This will allow current GSLIS students to have hands-on experience working with an ILS, which is commonly used in libraries for acquisitions, circulation, and cataloging functions. This is a groundbreaking achievement for GSLIS as most library and information science programs in the United States do not have access to an ILS for faculty and student use.

Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, presented "Through or Around? Scientific Research Data and the Institutional Repository" at the XI International Conference on University Libraries at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico in Mexico City.

James Twomey, adjunct faculty, edited and co-authored the second edition of In-house Bookbinding & Repair, Scarecrow Press.

Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab recently identified top articles for 2013 in social media research; two in the top ten (#1 and #10) were published in First Monday, the peer-reviewed online journal founded and edited by Ed Valauskas, lecturer. Read the article

October 2013 News

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.

July 2013 News

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christopher Stewart, assistant professor, spoke on a panel titled "Re-examining How We Work: What Should We Do With the Staff?" sponsored by LLAMA.