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June 2022

It was great to watch our SLIM students transition to ALUMNI! Congratulations, Hornets! We wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.

On May 3rd, SLIM partnered with the Emporia Public Library to host a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in celebration of Star Wars Day. Attendees also enjoyed dressing up, taking photos with the local 501st Legion costumers, and interacting with a remote controlled (and 3D printed) BB-8!

On March 9, 2022, the ESU Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) hosted a panel of current SLIM Ph.D. students who are at various stages of the program to share and answer questions about their PhD student experience and future career goals. Watch the panel here: https://video.emporia.edu/media/ESU+SCALA+PhD+Student+Panel/1_9ttm9zgb/137509381

For more information about getting involved in ESU SLIM’s SCALA, please click here: https://sites.google.com/g.emporia.edu/slim/student-resources/professional-organizations/slim-scala

March 2022

Welcome to the SLIM family, Jenny Jiang! Jenny joined us in February as our newest academic advisor:

“I’m excited to be serving as the new MLS academic advisor within SLIM. Prior joining SLIM, I have had worked in Emporia State University Distance Education/Graduate School over a decade, which the background I’ve had will help me understand this online graduate program and I look forward to supporting each of our SLIM students however I can. My goal is to get back with student/faculty concerns within 24 hours. I live in Emporia, Kansas. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family/friends, walking with my pup (a 1-year-old rough collie - Alvin) and having a good cup of coffee.”

Our warmest welcomes to you, Jenny!



SLIM student Heather Cooper traveled to the Guadalajara Book Fair with Libros for Oregon to support Spanish-language collection development in Oregon libraries. Heather shares her amazing photos in a blog about the experience: https://bit.ly/SLIM-LfO


Congratulations to SLIM alum Anne-Marie Deitering (‘03), who has served as interim university librarian and held a series of leadership roles at Oregon State University during the past 18 years, has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries for OSU.

“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve OSU as the first Delpha and Donald Campbell Dean of Libraries,” Deitering said. “I grew up in Oregon and I know firsthand that the work we do here makes this state — and the world we live in — a better place. I am excited to continue working with my amazing colleagues in the library and across all of our campuses to help OSU’s students, faculty and researchers succeed.”

Read the complete press release here: https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/oregon-state-university-names-new-dean-libraries?fbclid=IwAR0GVB9vYfBpZ1SgA5OcMBLzeHbVrhQ8iekCT_z-PJh74VqA9y_57D5D_I0

December 2021

Recently ALA (American Library Association) announced its 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders. It is my great pleasure to tell you that out of 49 members, SLIM has three on the list: Hyunjin Han(‘16), Danica White (‘19) , and Sam Jack (‘16). Congratulations, all three Emerging Leaders! Follow this link to see the full list of participants: https://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2021/11/ala-announces-2022-class-emerging-leaders

Congratulation to Dr. Mirah Dow, Dr. Bobbie Sartin Long, and Brady Lund! Here is their newest publication in the College & Research Libraries journal. Way to go!

Dow, M. J., Long, B. S., Lund, B. D. (2021). Reference and instructional services to postsecondary education students with intellectual disabilities. College & Research Libraries, 82(7), 1017-1034. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.82.7.1017

What great news! Ting Wang, Brady Lund, and Dr. Mirah Dow had new publication. Here is the publication information:

Wang, T., Lund, D., Dow, M., (2021). A bibliometrics study of library and information science doctoral dissertations in China from 2011 to 2020. Education for Information, 1-15. https://content.iospress.com/search?q=A+bibliometrics+study+of+library+and+information+science+doctoral+dissertations+in+China+from+2011+to+2020&published_between=&from_year=&to_year=

Congratulation to Ting, Brady, and Dr. Dow. Nice job!