Quick Reads - April 2018

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, April 11 – "Defining Memorials by their Design Concept," presented by Robert Keller '73, Noon, King 320
  • Sunday, April 22 – Student Recognition Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Dolibois Room, Shriver Center
  • Monday, April 23 – Libraries Alumni Advisory Board meetings
  • Thursday, April 26 – Student Employee Appreciation Drop-In Picnic, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., King Library lawn/Slant Walk.

New Hires/Staff Updates:

  • The Steward & Sustain Department has announced two hires:
    • Rachel Makarowski will begin as ​the ​special collections librarian on May 1. Makarowski​ earned a bachelor's ​degree ​from the University of Virginia and a master's​ degree​ in library science from the University of Indiana​,​ Bloomington. ​Her experience includes working at the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia, from 2014-2017. ​She was most recently an education and outreach intern at Indiana University​'s​ Lilly Library, where she also served as assistant to the head of public services. 
    • Alia Wegner​ begins May 14th as the new ​digital collections librarian​.​ She ​received a bachelor's degree from Clemson University, a ​m​aster's degree​ in book history and material culture from the University of Edinburgh (UK), and a ​master's degree ​in ​Information from ​​Florida State University. She comes to Miami from the University of Cincinnati, where she has been serving as a graduate student intern in the Archives and Rare Books Library. She worked from 2008-2014 in libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including as a rare book collection assistant in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library.
  • Gideon Gyebi, a former University Libraries student worker and the 2018 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year, has accepted a position as library technician in King Library and begins April 16. He is a 2017 Miami University graduate.
  • Dean & University Librarian Jerome Conley, recently recognized for his 25 years of service to Miami University, will be be presented the Miami University Alumni Association's Honorary Alumni Award during the Annual Advancement Awards Banquet, Thursday, May 3, at the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion. Established in 1958, Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Miami University Alumni Association is awarded to those individuals who serve Miami and the Alumni Association as loyally as alumni.

  • Congratulations to Heather Barbour, recipient of the University Libraries Distinguished Service Award! The full list of those nominated for the honor follows:
    • Kris Abney
    • Heather Barbour
    • Jennifer Bazeley
    • Laura Birkenhauer
    • Lori Chapin
    • Tiffany Dogan
    • Vince Frieden
    • Susan Gray
    • Susan Hurst
    • Kevin Messner
    • Carla Myers
    • Masha Stepanova
    • Thomas Tully
    • Eric Weaver
    • John Williams
  • Dean Conley also recognized the following during the Celebrating Our Own event:
    • Susan Hurst, for 25 years of service;
    • John Burke, for 15 years of service;
    • Jody Perkins, for 15 years of service;
    • Jennifer Smith, for 15 years of service;
    • And Elias Tzoc and Jacqueline Johnson for their appointments to principal librarian.

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