dance research – now an article and a presentation!

I’ll be wrapping up my research on the information needs of dance faculty this year! I first wrote about it when I transcribed the interviews and developed a resource list – organizations, journals, websites, and tools that were mentioned by at least one dance faculty. The article has been accepted…

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the blue jackal

The Blue Jackal by Shobha Viswanath with illustrations by Dileep Joshi Viswanath’s retelling of The Blue Jackal is in rhyme, making it enjoyable to read aloud. Children can search for Juno the jackal on each page, who becomes blue after falling in a vat of Indigo. The other animals, who…

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alao’s collection management workshop

This month I attend the Academic Library Association of Ohio Collection Management Interest Group’s day-long workshop in Columbus. I was impressed with the variety of presentations; all were useful and engaging. I was introduced to Weeding Helper, created by reference librarian Ken Irwin at Wittenberg University. This is a web-based…

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tchotchke

A Denison University art professor, Joy Sperling, curated a delightful show at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. Tchotchke: Mass-Produced Sentimental Objects in Contemporary Art is a group show of contemporary artists who have taken the mass-produced, the kitsch, from low-brow junk to high-brow sculpture. Dr. Sperling took her Denison classes…

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resource list from dance faculty interviews

For the past year I have been working on a research project to understand the information needs of dance faculty in higher education, thanks in part to a research grant from the ALAO Research and Publications Committee and the support of two librarians, Alan Green at The Ohio State University and Sara MacDonald…

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