Ellen Belcher was selected as a scholar to the two-year (2023-2024) NEH Institute for Networking Archaeological Data and Communities (NADAC). She also presented a paper “Masking the Halaf: Imagery of Transformation and Mutability” to the 13th International Congress of Archaeology in the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 22. Ellen and Karina Croucher published a chapter “Daily Negotiations with Materiality: Re–Assembling Halaf Ornamentation” which appears in Style and Society in the Prehistory of West Asia: Essays in Honour of Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse.

Adjunct Open Educational Resources Librarian Bruce Shenitz received the Certificate in Open Education Librarianship after completing the Open Education Network’s seven-month long course.

Library faculty made a strong showing at the Fall 2023 Faculty Development Day whose theme was “Finding Balance, Focus, and Connections: Practical Partnerships with Gen Z and the Multifaceted Library.” Marta Bladek
(with NancyYang) presented “Get the Tea on Gen Z: Who Are They, What They Know, and What They Need.” Kate Cauley (with Holly Davenport, Ritu Boswell, Helen Keier) presented “Supporting Online Teaching and Learning: Where instructional design, the learning management system, student support and library resources converge.”
Bruce Shenitz (with Michael Schoch) presented“Open Educational Resources (OER): More Than Just Free Stuff, A Tool for Opening Up StudentInquiry.” Michele Echols (with Guido Giordano, Ariana Caragliano, Maria Cipriani, Shweta Jain, and Adam Wandt) presented “Use and Abuse? ofAI: Faculty Adventures with ChatGPT.” Marta Bladek and Kathleen Collins (with JenniferDobbins) presented “Why It Matters: AcademicIntegrity in the Education for Justice.” Joy Dunkley (with Enrique Chávez-Arvizo and Denise Thompson) presented “Gen Z Success, Critical Thinking, and the Library.” Ellen Sexton (with Paul Narkunas) presented “Dr. Strangelove: Developing Student Visual Literacies in the Digital Age by Using Films, and How the Library Can Help.”

Maureen Richards has retired after 11 years of service, starting as a graduate school intern in 2012.