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Professional Committees / Conference Attendance – 2017

August 28, 2017

Current Professional Committees of Cowles Library Faculty (doesn’t include Drake University Committees, go here for the most recent listing of those):

Sam Becker:

  • ILA/ACRL Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Hope Bibens:

  • Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section
  • Chair, Electronic Records Committee, Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section
  • Constituent Service System Task Force, Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section
  • Steering Committee Member, Society of American Archivists Congressional Papers Section
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
  • Co-Chair, Communications Committee, Association of Centers for the Study of Congress
  • Digital Exhibit Task Force Member, Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Dan Chibnall:

  • Member, ALA-STS Conference Planning Committee
  • Member, ALA-LIRT Conference Planning Committee
  • ILA Executive Board
  • IPAL Steering Committee
  • ILA/ACRL Professional Development Committee

Carrie Dunham-LaGree

  • ACRL-WGSS, Webmaster
  • ACRL-WGSS, Executive Board, ex-officio
  • ACRL-WGSS, Publications Committee
  • ACRL-WGSS, 2018 Conference Program Planning Committee
  • ACRL Professional Development Committee
  • Iowa ACRL, Spring Conference 2018 Chair
  • Iowa ACRL, Executive Board
  • College and Research Libraries, Peer Reviewer

Claudia Frazer:

  • 2017 ILA/ACRL Fall Program Committee
  • Editorial Board, Drake Community Press

Bruce Gilbert:

  • All Iowa Reads Committee
  • Iowa ACRL, Spring Conference 2018 Committee

Marcia Keyser:

  • Copyright Education Committee of the OITP section of ALA
  • Chair, Library Committee of Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines

Priya Shenoy:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Library and Information Science Section (LIS)
    • LIS Communications Committee
    • LIS Membership Committee
    • Standing for LIS “Secretary of Knowledge Management” in Fall 2017

Andrew Welch

  • Grand View Library Advisory Committee

Below is a partial listing of some of the regional and national conferences that Cowles Library faculty have attended in the past year.

ALA Annual:
Sam Becker, Dan Chibnall, Carrie Dunham-LaGree, Teri Koch

ACRL (Biennial)
Bricks and Clicks: Mark Stumme

Library Faculty on University Committees

July 27, 2017

Library Faculty participation on Faculty Senate Committees for 2017-2018

Every member of the Cowles Library Faculty is on one (or more) standing Drake Faculty Senate Committee(s), or other standing University-wide committee. Faculty committee participation is as follows (in random order):

Hope Bibens – Intercollegiate Athletics

Bruce Gilbert – University Benefits Committee

Teri Koch – University Budget Committee

Sam Becker – Admissions Committee

Bart Schmidt – Academic Freedom and Tenure

Dan Chibnall – Compensation

Carrie Dunham-LaGree – University Curriculum Committee (Chair)

Priya Shenoy – DCAC

Marcia Keyser – IRB

Mark Stumme – Academic Freedom and Tenure (alternate)

Andrew Welch – Senate IT Committee

Also, Carrie Dunham-LaGree and Teri Koch will serve as Faculty Senators for the coming year, with Teri serving as Cowles’s Senate Exec representative

Also, in terms of other standing University-wide groups, Cameron Tuai is a member of GEAC (Global Engagement Advisory Committee) and Marcia Keyser is a member of the Jterm Oversight Committee.

Sam Becker is also the newly-appointed Equity Partner from Cowles Library; she will be working with Erin Lain, Associate Provost, Campus Equity & Inclusion, in this role.

Dunham-LaGree joins ACRL Committee

April 5, 2016

Carrie Dunham-LaGree, Asst. Professor of Librarianship, recently accepted a national appointment to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Professional Development committee. The Committee’s charge is to provide advice “on matters related to professional development needs assessment, program development and evaluation, and elearning.” Her term begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017. She also currently chairs the Iowa ACRL Professional Development committee.

Gilbert joins All Iowa Reads Committee

March 14, 2016

Bruce Gilbert, Professor of Librarianship, was recently appointed to the All Iowa Reads (AIR) Committee. Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program is one of the first projects to be provided by the Iowa Center for the Book. (For the current year, the All Iowa Reads selection is Lila by Marilynne Robinson).

The primary work of the committee is to choose the All Iowa Reads title each year and to promote the program.   Members also make suggestions at the beginning of the process and familiarize themselves with the titles on the nominee list. 

Each committee member contributes to a variety of promotional and maintenance type efforts throughout the year, such as working on other reading lists, reviewing the Iowa Center for the Book AIR website, helping people who are doing book talks, and preparing for and participating in the Webinar that is held each January to kick off the AIR new year.

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. We encourage Iowans statewide to come together in their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. Libraries, book clubs, schools and other local organizations are encouraged to sponsor discussions of the title.

Grebner presents on Congressional Archives

March 8, 2016

On March 5, Assistant Professor Hope Grebner presented on a panel at the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) 2016 Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  The presentation was entitled, “Windows/Mirrors, Yesterday/Today:  Why You Should Visit Your Local Congressional Archive,” and focused on how modern congressional collections are a mirror into which we can see our own communities, our own identities, and the issues that shape our political discourse.  Such collections are revealing sources for scholars of the American experience – the cultural, social, communications, political landscape – and the intersection of these.  Her session introduced congressional collections as expansive – and largely untapped – resources for American studies scholars interested in the historical trajectory of contemporary issues.  She also shared examples of how you can work in partnership with congressional archivists to support undergraduate instruction and research, as well as facilitate digital humanities projects.

MAASA encourages the development and sharing of scholarship by sponsoring a biennial Spring meeting. The MAASA meeting offers academicians—from graduate students to emeriti, and from independent scholars to affiliated professionals—an opportunity to exchange ideas and perspectives in a convivial atmosphere.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Battleground Midwest:  Defining Who and What Matters in the U.S. and Beyond.”

Keyser to present at national Copyright Conference

February 11, 2016

Marcia Keyser, Associate Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, recently had a poster presentation approved for the 2016 Kraemer Copyright Conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons. The presentation is titled, “The Google Books Case Settlements: Gone But Not Forgotten,” and will explore the potential long-term ramifications of the Google Books Case.

Library Professor presents at Charleston

November 19, 2015

Teri Koch, Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, participated in a panel on “The Importance of Outreach in Shared Print Projects” at the Charleston Conference on Nov. 4, 2015. This conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina, is the preeminent gathering of librarians, publishers, resource managers, and vendors that focuses on issues in book and serials acquisitions. Teri discussed the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative, a ground-breaking shared collection among Drake University and five other Iowa colleges and universities.

Faculty member featured in video on ADA collections

August 10, 2015

Cowles Library Assistant Professor Hope Grebner is featured in a video posted on Higher Education Today. The article and video highlight the release of materials related to the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Black Studies Center – Drake access

January 16, 2014

Cowles Library provides the Drake community of scholars access to The Black Studies Center. The Center delivers primary and secondary source content from a selection of useful sources, and integrates them in a single cross-searchable gateway. Here are a few of the resources included:

Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience™
– Developed in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, this resource contains in-depth, interdisciplinary essays by today’s leading scholars in Black Studies, providing a detailed summary of the most updated research on over 30 major Black studies topics. Each essay includes key resources (the majority in full-text, including rare primarysources), bibliographies, biographies, timelines, multimedia and other contextual materials.
The Chicago Defender , 1910-1975
– This immense resource contains the full-image pages and articles of this leading African-American newspaper.
International Index to Black Periodicals
– This scholarly index dates back to 1902 with a growing collection of full-text current journals including academic titles from North America, the Caribbean, and Africa. There are currently 99 full-text titles covering years 1998 to current.

– A growing library of images and video clips is available with over 2,000 images and over 200 video clips. See video of everyone from Malcolm X to Marian Anderson.
– Each essay is linked to a comprehensive timeline, which lists important events, people, and places.


Two Library Professors Present at Charleston

January 14, 2014

Professor Teri Koch, Collection Development Coordinator, and Assistant Professor Andrew Welch, Discovery Services & Technology Librarian, gave two presentations at the 33rd Annual Charleston Conference (Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition) in Charleston, South Carolina on November 7, 2013. One presentation was entitled “Adding PDA for Print? Consider Your Options for Implementation.” The second presentation was entitled “Maximizing the Value of Library Collections and Improving the End User Experience.”


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