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30 Aug 2019 8:53 AM | Carol Green (Administrator)

Mary Ann Jones, Associate Professor at MSU Libraries has transitioned serving as the Coordinator of Electronic Resources and Acquisitions to serving as the Scholarly Communication Coordinator. Mary Ann earned her M.L.I.S. from Florida State University in 2005 and a B.A. in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida in 2001. Mary Ann has been involved in the MSU Libraries’ Scholarly Communication initiative from its inception and has chaired two of the initiatives’ committees, Institutional Repository and Open Access. Mary Ann will be the MSU Libraries’ contact for all aspects of scholarly communication including copyright, open access, open data, open educational resources, ORCiD, and Scholars Junction, the MSU Institutional Repository.


Corinne Kennedy, the Humanities Librarian for MSU Libraries will be attending the Tenth International Conference on the Image in Manchester, England, held 5-6 September 2019, sponsored by The Image Research Network.   Ms. Kennedy will be presenting in a themed session on Best Practices in the Visual Arts at this interdisciplinary research conference.  The accepted presentation will address the vital importance of teaching those outside the design and arts fields the importance of giving proper credit regarding images.  In addition to the acceptance of her presentation, the Conference on the Image granted her one of the Emerging Scholars Award, the only American to receive the award.  The scholarship includes her conference fee, annual membership, and requires her to serve as a chairperson for themed panels.  The focus of the conference this year is “Techno-storytelling: Past, Present, Future,” with sub-themes including: The Form of the Image, Image Work, and The Image in Society.  The themes of the conference address the past, present, and future of a pictographic society.  The presentation also has a possibility of its inclusion to the conference peer-reviewed journal.


Jenifer Ishee was recently appointed to the position of Digital Archivist and Coordinator of the Digital Preservation and Access Unit at MSU Library.   She previously held the position of Manuscripts Librarian in MSU’s Special Collections.  Jenifer holds an M.A. in history from the University of Nebraska and an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University.




        

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