Title: Acquisitions & Metadata Services Librarian
Even before I saw my first episode of the original Star Trek series, I was fascinated by the notion of untethered communication ("Beam me up, Scotty!"). This interest was nurtured by my voracious reading of early science fiction masters, and by my study of the literature of traditional West African societies, in which untethered communication is a major theme. That interest has remained with me through three degrees and related studies:
Since the advent of the Web, I've linked my interest in communication modes to the phenomenon of the digital divide—the gap that exists between those with and those without access to the Internet and associated devices. More recently, digital divide scholars are focusing their attention not just on gaps in access and technology, but on the disparities that exist between those who are fluent in the digital environment and those who have limited functionality there. So, digital literacy is a growing concern among educators and others who know that in order for our youth to compete globally they must be fluent in multiple communication modes.
Here at the Kelvin Smith Library, I manage electronic resources, particularly online journals and databases. I keep current with standards of online scholarly communication in order to ensure that Case users are able to access the information that they need at any time, from any location, and from multiple devices.
I am also passionate about:
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
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