Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dorsch to retire in May 2015

Jo Dorsch, Professor and Regional Head Librarian of the Library of Health Sciences-Peoria, is retiring on May 22, 2015 .

The Library is hosting a reception to recognize Jo’s 25 years of service.   Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the reception on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Daley Library conference room 1-470.

Please RSVP to Mary Ozanich by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Money Smart presentations from CU1, TCF, SMMC on 4/22

The Library is hosting a panel of speakers during Money Smart Week to provide advice and tips on money management.  The presentation takes place on Wednesday, April 22, at noon, in Daley Library room 1-470.

The panelists are:

  • Michael Schultz, SCE branch manager, Credit Union 1
  • Catherine Theruviparampil, University of Illinois’ Student Money Management Center (SMMC)
  • Mariana Ovtcharova, TCF Bank Campus Banking

Money Smart Week is a national initiative sponsored by the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances.  The target audience for the Library’s Money Smart Week event is students, but all are welcomed.

Glowacki publishes on the power of images

Peggy Glowacki’s article “Visualizing Uncle Tom’s Cabin:  Images and Interpretation” in the April 2015 issue of the ILA reporter discusses the relationship between texts and visualizations including illustrations in books, plays, and movies.  The journal issue is available for download from the ILA website.

The article draws from the current exhibit in the Daley Library Special Collections, “Visualizing Uncle Tom:  Pictorial Interpretations of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  The exhibit now is scheduled to be on display until May 30, 2015.

Bean appointed GMR technology coordinator

Carol Bean joined the Library of the Health Sciences as the GMR Technology Coordinator as of March 30, 2015.

Carol’s most recent position was in the Information Resource Office for the Balkans Region at the U.S. State Department. Her position there had a strong outreach component similar to the coordinator positions in the GMR office.  She also has a strong interest and background in technology.

Carol’s focus at the GMR is promoting awareness and use of technology and oversight of its website.  She will be the contact for Wisconsin and Indiana. She will also serve as liaison to recipients of the Technology Improvement Awards, the Technology Working Group, and the Web Services Technology Operations Center at NLM’s National Network Office.

Carol will be meeting network members in the upcoming months—at the MLA meeting, state meetings and the Midwest Chapter meeting.