Congratulations to our Kelvin Smith Library staff members for their recent notable achievements: Daniela Solomon, research services librarian for chemistry and engineering, won the 2021 Mather Spotlight Award; Mark Eddy, research services librarian for social sciences, received the 2021 Academic Library Association of Ohio's (ALAO) Katherine L. Venditti Mentoring Award; and Stephanie Becker, Anne Kumer and Naomi Langer, recently had a chapter published in Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery. Read about their achievements:
Daniela Solomon received the 2021 Mather Spotlight Award, which recognizes the achievements of women at Case Western Reserve University whose outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and service have a significant positive impact on the university and campus community. Solomon was honored at a virtual award ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.
Mark Eddy received the 2021 Academic Library Association of Ohio's Kathryn L. Venditti Mentoring Award. This annual award is given to an academic librarian who has demonstrated excellence as a mentor to a librarian, library worker or library science student. Over the years, Mark has mentored new colleagues as well as hosted MLIS practicum students.
A chapter by Stephanie Becker, Anne Kumer and Naomi Langer appears in Lighting the Way Handbook: Case Studies, Guidelines, and Emergent Futures for Archival Discovery and Delivery. The chapter, "Access is People: How Investing in Digital Collections Labor Improves Archival Discovery & Delivery," outlines their experiences in the Digitization Governance Committee.
Lighting the Way was an Institute of Museum and Library Services funded project led by Stanford University Libraries from September 2019–August 2021. The project focused on convening a series of meetings on improving discovery and delivery for archives and special collections.
Congratulations to our talented staff!