Excited to report that the vivacious Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Research and Teaching Professional Development has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Professional Publishing (SSP).
This award, created in 2003, is given to an SSP member for his or her work over an extended period (3 or more years) on behalf of SSP and the field of scholarly communication. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors.
The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), was founded in 1978, and is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field.
The vigorous and brilliant Glenda Alvin, Dean of Libraries and Media Centers and Associate Professor at the Brown-Daniel Library, Tennessee State University has certainly been very successful! She is also the most humble person I know! She was telling me she just did three personnel evaluation reviews. Plus she was updating the Collection Development Policy! Geeze! I have to admit that I am happy to be away from all that business. Glenda will be returning to Charleston for CC number 43!
For the past several days, I’ve been reading all the call for Charleston Conference papers proposals . There were over 340 of them in many relevant areas. It’s great fun because all of the presenters have put a lot of work into each proposal and it definitely shows. Thanks to Leah Hinds, Caroline Goldsmith, Courtney McAllister, Beth Bernhardt, and Tom Gilson. Notifications will be going out shortly. Are you planning to attend? The in person conference will be November 6-10. Virtual Conference is November 27-December 1!
Everybody I know seems to be talking about the Barbie and Oppenheimer movies. I never had a Barbie doll or any doll at all. I guess I was always Against the Grain. It seems that Gap is hiring the executive who brought about the Barbie revival. Wonder if it will work? Meanwhile, Oppenheimer is about the theoretical physicist who is often credited as the father of the atomic bomb. Have you been to a movie theater lately? It’s interesting that movie theater attendance has been declining.
Speaking of which, are you ready for a four-day workweek? There were a series of four-day workweek trials in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland over the past 18 months. After six months, there were reports that there was less burnout, improved health, and more job satisfaction. This idea is not new, and the majority of jobs will no doubt stick to the conventional five-day schedule for the foreseeable future. But who knows? (see Wall Street Journal, four-day Workweek Wins Praise.)