Month: February 2019

The Glovemaker – Book Discussion at Winan’s, April 9th

Join your University colleagues, the University Libraries, and the Friends of the Libraries at our upcoming book discussion.

WSU Alumnus, Ann Weisgarber, has released her newest novel, The Glovemaker.  Join us to discuss this fascinating work of historical fiction, set in the Utah Territory during the winter of 1888 – Tuesday, April 9th from 5 – 6 p.m. at Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees.  (food and drink for purchase).

Weisgarber is the author of three historical fiction novels. She will be the keynote speaker at the Wright State University Friends of the Libraries Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

The Glovemaker is available at the Wright State University Libraries and the Dayton Metro Library.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 9th from 5 – 6 p.m. at:
Winan’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees
3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431

Book Discussion will be led by Wright State University Professor, Sarah Twill and Professor Emeritus, Donna Miles Curry.

New Wiley Journals Added to OhioLINK EJC

Beginning in 2019, OhioLINK’s contract with Wiley has been expanded to include all of the online journals they publish. The new contract adds 532 journals to the Wiley EJC portfolio, bringing the total number of titles available to 1508; generally, access will extend back to 1997. OhioLINK will retain permanent access to all content published during the term of the contract.

This new contract allowed the University Libraries to realize a small cost savings for 2019 due to lower than anticipated inflation and the cancellation of existing local subscriptions. Controlled inflation will yield additional savings over the term of the contract.

Under the terms of the contract, which runs from 2019 through 2023, any new titles published or acquired by Wiley will automatically be available to OhioLINK users.

A selection of titles added to the OhioLINK portfolio include:

  • Bulletin of Economic Research
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
  • Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • Journal of Competency-Based Education
  • Journal of Public Affairs
  • Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
  • Phycological Research
  • Social Anthropology

The expanded OhioLINK Wiley portfolio also includes titles the Libraries were forced to cancel for budgetary reasons including:

  • British Journal of Radiology
  • Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (all sections)
  • Journal of Leukocyte Biology
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C
  • Medical Physics
  • Space Weather

You can find a complete list of new Wiley titles for 2019 here. If you have questions or concerns, contact Karen Wilhoit (karen.wilhoit@wright.edu; 937-775-3039).

Staff Spotlight on… Kevin Storer!

Kevin Storer, Library Operation Specialist 2, is part of the Content Acquisition & Management (CAM) department of the library.  If you think of the library as a ship, CAM might be compared to the engine – the passengers don’t see it, but we don’t go anywhere without it. Kevin is responsible for the reception and handling of periodicals, including academic journals, trade publications, newspapers, magazines, and more. In his nearly 25 years as a staff member at Wright State, he has supervised dozens of student assistants, and shifted materials for a number of transitions in the library and on campus. As more and more periodicals are offered online, Kevin is involved in ensuring access to and availability of subscription materials in a variety of formats.

A native Daytonian, Kevin is also a Wright State alumus, with a double major in English (creative writing) and Mass Communication (production). He started working for the library as a student assistant before finding part-time work in Dunbar Library as the library mail clerk. His favorite things about Wright State are our stellar theater and film-making programs.

When he’s not ensuring that things run smoothly behind the scenes at Dunbar Library, Kevin (who also goes by K.L.) doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. You may have seen him as an actor in a number of theater and film productions, including his most recent role as lawyer John Dowd in the Human Race Theatre‘s production of Banned from Baseball, or as the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof.  Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dayton Theatre Guild, where he often serves as a producer, sound designer, and directs promotional videos. Kevin is currently in pre-production for the play Nice Girl. He’s also playwright, and an author of sudden fiction and poetry. One of Kevin’s favorite film experiences was serving as a stand-in for actor Michael Mantell in the Ides of March (2011) where he got to meet and work with George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

We want to thank Kevin for sharing with us about his work in the library, and the Dayton theater and film communities. Thank you for all you do!