As a librarian, educator, urban farmer and musician, I find life in Cleveland, Ohio
to be the best of all places I've lived! 

As the Assistant Director for Technical Services at the Michael Schwartz Library at
Cleveland State University, my profile is behind the scenes managing the department that
orders all library materials and makes them available to the public. We increasingly
manage electronic resources from ejournals, ebooks, to individual e-articles in our new
institutional repository, Engaged Scholarship @ CSU. I have the leading role as
coordinator for this this new campus endeavor. 

Another role I have is as subject librarian for Music and Middle Eastern Studies. The
music librarian role is a familiar one, from my days working at Mills Music Library on
the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus. 

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Domesday, Octavofest (2012)

Exhibit containing Domesday books and maps depicting William the Conqueror’s great survey of England of...

 

Moravian music

Collaborative technical services

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If You Build it, Will They Come? Building the Collaborative Infrastructure and the OhioLINK CollaboraTeS Toolbox (with Margaret Maurer and Julie Gedeon), Library Faculty Publications (2012)

This research examines how libraries are collaborating, why libraries collaborate, and seeks the environmental conditions...

 

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Building a Cross-Institutional Infrastructure for Technical Services: The OhioLINK CollaboraTeS Project (with Margaret Maurer and Julie Gedeon), Library Faculty Publications (2010)

Academic libraries in the 21st century must forge new cross-institutional service models based on the...

 

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Building the Infrastructure: The OhioLINK CollaboraTeS Project (with Margaret Maurer), Library Faculty Publications (2010)

This presentation describes the OhioLINK CollaboraTeS project and assesses the survey used to create the...

 

Institutional repositories

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Automating Workflow: From a Trickle to a Stream (with Marsha Miles), Library Faculty Publications (2014)

Ideally, bulking up an institutional repository with a full listing of faculty publications is a...

 

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Kickstart, a Targeted Assessment, Discovery, and Population of Selected Departments on Campus, Digital Commons Great Lakes User Group Annual Meeting (2012)

Through the generous support of Provost Geoffrey Mearns, the Kickstart service was purchased for Cleveland...

 

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EngagedSchoarship@CSU Brochure, Digital Commons Collaboratory (2012)

This tri-fold brochure highlights the benefits to authors of having their work showcased in Cleveland...

 

Middle Eastern Studies

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Reivew of The Undergraduate's companion to Arab writers and their web sites (with Dona S. Straley), Collection Management (2005)

The article reviews the book "THE UNDERGRADUATE'S COMPANION TO ARAB WRITERS AND THEIR WEB SITES,"...

 

Local food and public policy

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A Farmer and Librarian’s Perspective on Urban Agriculture: What the Urban Farmer Needs from Public Policy, Library Faculty Publications (2012)

A presentation given at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law symposium, “Urban Agriculture: It’s Not an...

 

Collection assessment

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The Importance of "Focusness": Focus Groups as a Means of Collection Management Assessment (with Fran Mentch and Carol Zsulya), Collection Management (2008)

In order to assess the Library's collection, the Collection Development Assessment Team at Cleveland State...

 

FRBR

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Review of Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools (with Arleen Taylor), Technical Services Quarterly (2009)

The article reviews the book "Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect...

 

Technical services

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Technical Services -- We're More than MARC Records (with Kiffany Francis), Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (2008)

The definition of cataloging is expanding beyond work with MARC records to work with other...

 

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Review of The Organization of Information, Technical Services Quarterly (2005)

Reviews the book "The Organization of Information," 2nd ed., by Arlene G. Taylor.

 

Library Web 2.0

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Adding Web 2.0 Features to the Library’s Palette: LibraryThing for Libraries, TECHKNOW: A Quarterly Review of Bright Ideas For the Technical Services Division (2009)

This article discusses the implementation of tag cloud technology installed in the Cleveland State Library...