Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2021

The Digital Commons announces publication of the fall issue of Musical Offerings (Volume 12, Number 2), including articles by Cedarville University students Allison Zieg, Soraya Peront, and Emilie Schulze. Musical Offerings is a journal of undergraduate research in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music history, and church music history. One of the most-read collections in the Digital Commons, its 72 articles have been downloaded over 198,000 times in 208 countries. It is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals, Ebsco’s Music Index, and in RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), one of the pre-eminent databases in the field of music. Dr. Sandy Yang serves as Editor-in-Chief and is assisted by Student Editor Lydia Kee. DIGITAL COMMONS PUBLISHING CORNER The Centennial Library Internship program offers a variety of activities to learn about library operations and services. In November, this included a panel discussion on Current Library Issues featuring university librarians. Each Fall 2021 intern (Elly McGillivray Watkins, Grace Kohler, Katie Gosman, and Katie Korwan) submitted questions based on their exploration of the profession to the panel, which consisted of Josh Michael (Dean of Library Services), Kari Siders (Director of Library Public Services), and Sharon Kerestes (Curriculum Materials Center Librarian). Topics ranged from the job market and the evolving role of librarians to the balance between print and electronic resources. Panelists and interns also discussed balancing Christian faith with providing secular resources and contemporary challenges related to library spaces and roles. Applications for the Fall 2022 Centennial Library Internship will be available in February. Library Careers Program: Current Issues Panel Musical Offerings Published Promoting Affordability at the Library The library promotes access to resources and college affordability through providing textbooks on reserve for students at the library. Even though students are usually restricted to using these items in the library only, this service remains highly popular. For some patrons, these reserves help to lower textbook cost, while for other students they are a convenient resource when they don't have their textbooks with them. In the past two years, reserve textbooks were used 9500 times. Many textbooks are automatically added to course reserves, but faculty can also ensure selected items are on reserve by emailing Julie Deardorff or library@cedarville.edu .