Staff Activities for July/August

Jeff Carroll’s short story “The Draft” was published in the journal The Long Story, No. 26, 2008.

Charlene Chou gave a presentation entitled “Expanding Cataloger’s Role in the Era of Global Digital Libraries” at the Association of Jewish Libraries, New York Metropolitan Area Chapter on June 2. The Powerpoint slides are available at

Kenneth Crews has been a guest instructor at three universities recently. He lectured on copyright issues and libraries for the MLS program at the Catholic University in Washington. At Indiana University he taught the intellectual property section of course comparing US and European Union law applicable to pharmaceutical regulation. In May, he conducted a one-week intensive course on US copyright law at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Recent months also have brought involvement in a variety of meetings and pursuits on national policy issues related to legislation on orphan works and the meaning of fair use for electronic reserves and other library concerns. Crews has been selected for inclusion in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America.

Elizabeth Davis attended the annual meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres in Naples, Italy, from July 20-Jul 26. While there, the IAML-US Board, of which she is a member, voted, unhappily to raise membership dues, primarily because of currencny fluctuations (IAML’s currency is Euros), and happily to sponsor a session on international music projects at the next meeting of the Music Library Association in Chicago in February 2009. She also assisted EBSCO representatives in marketing the Index to Printed Music, a Mellon-funded project on which Board she also serves.

Librarians Michael Boddy, Seth Kasten, and Ruth Cameron from the Burke Library attended the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) annual conference in Ottawa in June.

H&H Librarians Ree DeDonato, Nancy Friedland, Karen Green, and John Tofanelli attended the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Anaheim in June.

Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change, edited by Tibetan Studies Librarian Lauran R. Hartley, and Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani, was published by Duke University Press in June. To read more about the book, visit

Terry Kirchner, Director of Access Services, and Regina Golia, Manager of Training & Staff Development, ran a workshop on Defining Vision, Mission, Values and Goals with Staff: A Model for Improving Communication and Collaboration at The Library Management Institute @ Arcadia University in July.

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