iSchool GSAC’s June 2019 Newsletter

The iSchool GSAC’s
June 2019 Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 1

Greetings from the Graduate
Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

Happy Summer! If you are doing anything this summer (an internship, research, etc.) we would love to hear about it. GSAC would like to welcome our two new officers Christina DeCesare (Virtual Student Representative) and Julia Stone (Secretary). There are still officer and representative positions available. If you are interested in an officer role please fill out the nomination form via this link.

Haley Shaw
President, Graduate Student Advisory Council

For more information or opportunities to serve with GSAC, please contact Haley Shaw at

Calendar of Upcoming Events

NEO-RLS, 2019 Emerging Tech Symposium: AR/VR- Immersive Realities
June 6th, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern, Twinsburg, OH

Joint Conference of Library Associations in Ohio 
June 14th, OCLC Conference Center, Dublin, OH
For more information, please see Please note, the registration deadline is noon on Monday, June 10th, 2019 .

Special Libraries Association 2019 Annual Conference
June 14th-18th, Cleveland, OH
Fireside Chat with LIS Directors (including your own Dr. Kendra Albright). There will be an event for students and alumni. Please see the Highlighted Event below for more information about this reception. Visit for more about the conference.

American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition
June 20th-25th, Washington, D.C.
For details about this conference and its schedule, visit the ALA Annual site at

Join the ALA Student Chapter

We’d like to thank the graduating members of the ALA student chapter for their contribution to the chapter. A special thanks goes to the graduating officers, whose leadership and dedication led to a well-deserved runner-up designation for the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. Also, a big welcome to our incoming officers who are jumping right in to planning exciting programs for the upcoming year. You can get to know more about our officers on the ALA Student Chapter blog at Membership in the chapter is free. Join us for networking, professional development, and volunteer activities.

For more information contact Chapter President Raychelle Steele at

Connect with us.

There are many different ways to connect with the iSchool and fellow students at Kent State:

Follow the iSchool on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Subscribe to the iSchool’s listServ
Join the iSchool Student Open Discussion Facebook group
Follow the ALA Student Chapter on Facebook, Instagram, and their blog
Follow the Reinberger Children’s Library Center
Follow the MuseLab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and their website
Visit the iSchool Alumni Network Facebook group

Spotlight on Student Success

Please join us in congratulating Dawn Sedor, who was awarded a student scholarship to the upcoming Special Libraries Association’s 2019 Annual Conference this month in Cleveland! 

Dawn is a Knowledge Management student who will be graduating at the end of Summer semester. Dawn also previously served as President of GSAC for the 2018-2019 term.

Meet the New GSAC Officers

Julia Stone, Secretary
“I will be a first-year MLIS student beginning in Fall 2019. I also will be working as a graduate assistant at the Reinberger Children’s Library Center. I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Creative Writing, and French in 2016. For the past three years I worked in the marketing field as an editor and social media coordinator in Chicago. Most recently, I served as a technology assistant at a branch of the Chicago Public Library, and a writing tutor at a community college. In my free time, I love walking dogs, reading, writing short stories, and playing board games.”

Christina DeCesare, Virtual Student Representative Officer
“I am an iSchool Health Informatics student that began at Kent in August of 2018. I began my college career at Youngstown State University, earning an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, specifically focusing on multimedia and web design, earned in 2013. Shortly after this, I continued my education at a trade school, earning 5 national certifications in the following areas: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Administrative Medical Assistant, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, Certified EKG Technician and Certified Phlebotomy Technician. I decided after working as a Medical Assistant for a few years that I wanted to finally pursue my Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health, which I earned in 2017. It was my time in this program that I grew to love the Health Informatics field and upon researching, I discovered Kent State’s program.

I currently work as a Regional Practice Applications Trainer, which requires me to be able to educate on the inpatient electronic medical record (EMR), the outpatient EMR, any third-party vendors that we use, training and operational initiatives, workflow improvement and systems optimization, to name a few duties. I am responsible for all provider, staff and manager education throughout the region.

My hobbies include homework, video games and hanging out with friends. I am excited to continue my educational career at Kent State University and to be an advocate for fellow iSchool students!”

News from the Reinberger Children’s Library Center & Marantz Picturebook Collection

Please note, there are new Summer hours for the Reinberger Children’s Library Center. The RCLC will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00AM to 2:00PM.

The Reinberger Children’s Library Center is still seeking book reviews to publish on its blog. Please complete this form to submit your review. Enhance your resume with writing experience!

Contact Michelle Baldini, Director of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, at for more information about the Reinberger and Marantz collections.

Highlighted Event

Alumni & Friends* Reception
* Particularly for those attending the SLA 2019 Conference in Cleveland.

Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Sausalito on Ninth
1360 E. 9th St., Suite 215, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Please RSVP by Thursday, June 13

News from the MuseLab

The exhibit, “Healing through Faith & Medicine: One Man’s Legacy,” is currently on display through the Summer.  Take a virtual tour by visiting this link: . Visit the MuseLab blog for more information!

Please note that the MuseLab has new Summer hours and will be open Mondays, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.


To explore how you might find your muse here, make an appointment to visit by calling 330-672-5846 or emailing

Follow MuseLab on Facebook and Twitter for updates on exhibits and other news.

We’d love your input.

Received a recent recognition, scholarship, or award?  Have an idea for our newsletter or wish to contribute yourself?  Please contact Mallory McCorkhill at  We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Current students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome contributors.

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June 2019