By Barbara I. Dewey
I am pleased to announce that sabbatical leaves for the following University Libraries faculty have been approved:
Heidi N. Abbey, association librarian, archivist and humanities reference librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
To conduct research on the use of photo crowdsourcing best practices and platforms among cultural heritage institutions worldwide.
Dates of sabbatical leave: July 1 – August 31, 2014 and March 1 – June 30, 2015
John C. Attig, Distinguished Librarian, monograph cataloging librarian
To continue research on John Locke. Projected work includes creation of a web-accessible guide, creation of additional descriptions based on examination of manuscripts in other research institutions, and enhancement of the John Locke Chronology.
Dates of sabbatical leave: August 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015
John J. Meier, associate librarian, science librarian
To investigate the current organizational structure of American research libraries and the future plans of their directors to change librarian roles and the organization of their library units.
Dates of sabbatical leave: January 1 – June 30, 2015
Emily Rimland, associate librarian, Kalin Librarian for Learning Innovations, and information literacy librarian
To assess and enhance the information literacy skill digital badge system that is currently under development at Penn State.
Dates of sabbatical leave: September 1, 2014 – April 1, 2015
Karla M. Schmit, associate librarian, education librarian, and assistant director of the Pennsylvania Center For The Book
To conduct textual linguistics research using the A Few Good Women (AFGW) Oral History Transcripts housing the Penn State University Libraries Special Collections.
Dates of sabbatical leave: March 1 – August 31, 2014
Christopher H. Walker, associate librarian, serials cataloging librarian
To continue research already in progress on the publishing trade in 16th century France through travel to rare book collections in New York and Chicago.
Dates of sabbatical leave: September 3, 2014 – March 2, 2015
Congratulations and I know we all are looking forward to hearing more about your research in the future.