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As a project advisor/stakeholder, Dr. Janine Golden participated in a planning session for the IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services) National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment grant, which was awarded to the American Library Association. The session was held in Philadelphia at ALA mid-winter conference on January 23-24, 2014.

Along with Dr. Delmus Williams, Dr. Golden edited Vol. 32 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization published by Emerald. The publication date was January 2014.

Dr. Hyuk-Jin Lee had a peer-reviewed proceeding paper published, entitled “Lost memory and identity: Philosophical consideration of Korean built heritages,” in proceedings of Digital Heritage International Congress 2013, Marseille, France, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2013, pp.21- 29. He also gave a panel presentation on this topic at the conference.

Dr. Eileen McElrath published “Best Practices: Academic Library Security in Today’s Environment Abstract,” Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 22, 2014. She also presented a “Works-in-Progress” Poster Session on this topic at the 2014 ALISE conference, and she presented this for the ALISE 2014 Virtual Conference poster site.

Congratulations to Dr. Judi Moreillon on being named the recipient of 2014 Mary Mason Lyon Award by the TWU Faculty Awards Committee. The Mary Mason Lyon Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service and the clear evidence in dedication and promise for success in the future.

Dr. Moreillon published “Putting It All Together: Connecting to the Core through Coteaching Curriculum Standards,” a chapter in Inquiry and the Common Core, edited by Violet H. Harada and Sharon Coatney (Libraries Unlimited, 2014). Along with SLIS doctoral student Ruth Nicole Hall, Dr. Moreillon copresented “Digital Advocacy Stories: Using All the Tools in the Social Media Toolbox” for the Distance Education Special Interest Group at the ALISE Annual Conference in Philadelphia, January 2014.

Dr. Moreillon published a refereed article, “Adult Learners in the Learning Commons: The Elephant in the Room,” which appeared in the conference proceedings for the Learners in the Learning Commons Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #18 held in Hartford, Connecticut, in November 2013. Also in Hartford, Dr. Moreillon copresented a refereed half-day workshop, “Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success: Meeting the Leadership Challenge,” with Judi Paradis, Marianne Duffy, Sabrina Carnesi, Chris Russo, Kim Palmer, and Donna Sapienza, for the American Association of School Librarians National Conference.

In the October/November 2013 issue of Knowledge Quest, Dr. Moreillon published “One Common Challenge—Two Different Solutions: Stories from Two Libraries.” She shared two middle school librarians’ collection organization decisions. One of the librarians she interviewed was TWU SLIS alumna and Lewisville school librarian Colleen Graves. Also, Dr. Moreillon presented a keynote speech and a concurrent session at the Ohio Education Library Media Association conference in Sandusky, Ohio, in October.

Dr. Jennifer Richey’s course, LS 5233 Multimedia Resources and Services, recently underwent a rigorous review process and was awarded the distinction of being a Quality Matters recognized course. Dr. Richey co-presented a concurrent session, “What Sound Does an Odyssey Make? Content Analysis of Award Winning Audio Texts,” at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association, in Dallas, TX, on December 4, 2013.

Dr. Richey co-presented a concurrent session, “The Cream Rises to the Top: Using Evidence Based Practices to Demonstrate School Library Contributions to Student Success,” at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference and Exhibition, in Hartford, Connecticut, on November 16, 2013. She also co-presented a juried paper, “School Librarians' Experiences with Evidence Based Library and Information Practice,” at the Educators of School Librarians Section (ELSS) of the AASL Conference.

Dr. Richey gave a panel presentation, “Best New Books for Children (K-6): The Latest Librarians’ Choices,” at the Texas Woman’s University Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute, in Dallas, Texas, on November 4, 2013. She also participated in a panel discussion, “Succession Planning - Preparing for the New Library Workforce,” at the Texas Council of Academic Librarians Annual Meeting on October 4, 2013.

Congratulations to Dr. Sylvia Vardell, who was recently awarded the 2014 American Library Association Scholastic Library Publishing Award. The ALA press release states: “This special recognition is given annually to a librarian whose “unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people” exemplifies achievement in the profession.”

Dr. Vardell published two new books in 2014: Poetry Aloud Here 2: Sharing poetry with children, 2nd edition (ALA, 2014); and The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, with Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2014). She also recently published several articles:

  • Vardell, S.M. and Wong, J.S., “Making time for poetry and connecting with Common Core Standards,” Utah Journal of Literacy, 16: 2 (2013), 19-27. 
  • Vardell, S.M. and Wong, J.S., “Poetry Friday: Connecting with the Common Core State Standards,” Connecticut Reading Association Journal, 2:1 (2013), 39-45.
  • Vardell, Sylvia M., “Talking with Jorge Argueta,” Book Links, January 2014.
  • Vardell, Sylvia M., “How is a poet like a scientist? Connecting poetry and science,” Book Links, November 2013.
  • Vardell, Sylvia. M., “The world in verse: Sharing poetry in Bali, Indonesia,” Bridges: Newsletter of the United States Board on Books for Young People, Fall 2013, available at: http://issuu.com/usbbybridges/docs/bridges-fall2013-9-20-13.
  • Vardell, Sylvia M., “Talking with Carmen T. Bernier-Grand,” Book Links, 23:1 (September 2013), 20-25.

Dr. Vardell gave several presentations:

  • “Best new books for young children: Librarians’ Choices,” with Dr. Jennifer Richey, Dr. Marianne Follis, Sarah Dornback, Becky McKee, Emily Fultz, and Janet Hilbun, at the TWU Early Literacy, Reading Recovery & Leadership Institute, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2013.
  • “TEKS-based “Poetry Friday” lessons for middle school,” at the TWU Early Literacy, Reading Recovery & Leadership Institute, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2013.
  • “BookJoy for middle school: Poetry in many voices,” with David L. Harrison, at the United States Board on Books for Young People Biennial Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 2013.
  • “Celebrating Poetry Fridays & TEKS Curriculum Connections,” with Janet Wong, at the Annual Library Harvest, Region XI, Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 2013.
  • “How is a Poet Like a Scientist? Connecting Poetry and Science and TEKS,” with Janet Wong, at the Annual Library Harvest, Region XI, Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 2013.
  • “Celebrating Poetry Fridays & TEKS Curriculum Connections,” with Janet Wong, at the Library Resource Roundup, Region XX, San Antonio, TX, Sept. 2013.
  • “How is a Poet Like a Scientist? Connecting Poetry and Science and TEKS,” with Janet Wong, at the Library Resource Roundup, Region XX, San Antonio, TX, Sept. 2013. 

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