Otterbein University: Library Collaboration with the Theatre Department and Alumni Relations to build special collections in the Institutional Repository

October 19, 2018 0

The Archives of Otterbein University are housed in the Courtwright Memorial Library and include a rich collection of materials from the Theatre and Dance Department as well as numerous publications, yearbooks, journals, scrapbooks, and historical items that are of great interest to alumni. The University Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian have reviewed and determined which items would be of greatest interest and value to constituents. As a result, they have digitized roughly 50 years of Theatre programs, images, review and other paraphernalia as well as 100 years Read More

Serving Forgotten Patrons: Libraries in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Dementia – with Timothy Dickey

October 3, 2018 0

Alzheimer’s dementia already affects more than 5 million Americans and is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States; all predictions are for even more rapid spread as the Baby Boomers age. Libraries in many cases have been slow to consider how specifically to serve this growing population among our users, and how to serve the even-larger group of those caring for people with dementia. But there are concrete services we can offer, and positive Read More