Dean’s News

By Barbara Dewey, dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

I am pleased to announce that sabbatical leaves for the following University Libraries faculty have been approved:

Ellysa S. Cahoy, librarian and education librarian
To analyze research results of integration of ScholarSphere into Zotero interface, work collaboratively on next phases of Zotero / ScholarSphere integration, and develop educational materials on the role of the liaison librarian in optimization of the scholarly works.

Jacqueline R. (Jackie) Esposito, librarian, University archivist, and head of Records Management
To identify and evaluate the institutional placement within the CIC-Big10 higher education institutions of both University Archives (historical records programs) and Records Management programs.

Jennifer R. Gilley, associate librarian, and head librarian, New Kensington Campus Library
To research the publication histories of four books that were collectively considered the foremothers of black feminism.

Bonnie Imler, associate librarian, and head librarian, Altoona Campus
To research and write a book on the usability of library discovery systems

John Riddle, associate librarian, and head librarian, Fayette Campus Library
To research women who worked in the silent film industry in Pittsburgh and the great Pittsburgh area and prepare a paper for publication.