May 6, 2014 - 14:19

We are glad to welcome our newest member, Andover Public Library.

The Andover Mardi Club, a Ladies Literary Club, was offered free use of a room for use as a library beginning in October 1934. The Andover Public Library was then organized in June 1935, as a school district library.

May 5, 2014 - 10:08

In our enthusiasm to resurrect the OHIONETWork newsletter, we sent our first issue to you the 3rd week in December 2013 because we just couldn't wait until January 1, 2014!  

We continued the 3rd week of the month publication schedule till now. In the future, please look for our newsletter around the first week of every month. Just so you know, this month's newsletter is a bit abbreviated to help us reach that goal!

May 2, 2014 - 14:53

While I had the opportunity to share with you about Library Leadership a few weeks ago, this month, let’s change things up a bit! Let’s talk about public service. Let’s talk about your patrons. What’s one of the best ways to get your library involved in the local community? You might say eBooks, others would mention children’s programming. My thoughts? Genealogy! Let’s take a closer look!

May 2, 2014 - 12:08

OHIONET is very pleased to announce the return of our long-running training series, The Fundamentals of Cataloging.  We have completely rewritten the curriculum and are excited to tell you about the changes.

The Fundamentals of Cataloging sessions will include...

April 30, 2014 - 09:05

We are glad to welcome our newest member, the Puskarich Public Library System.

The Puskarich Public Library System serves over 9,000 registered patrons, and circulation figures exceed 175,000 in Harrison County through the Puskarich Public Library (Main-Cadiz), Clark Memorial Branch (Freeport), Scio Branch (Scio) and its bookmobile.  

April 21, 2014 - 11:03

OHIONET is proud to announce the recipient of our Library Leadership Ohio scholarship for the Class of 2014: Julie Albert of The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Library.

In its role as the largest multi-type, state-wide library consortium in the State of Ohio, it is important to OHIONET to develop the strong future of our state's libraries, and to increase the communication and cooperation among libraries of every type.

April 18, 2014 - 10:29

RDA 4 Everyone is a day-long, multi-type conference centered on the much-debated, long-awaited new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access.  And, guess what?  It’s not just about new MARC record fields. And, it impacts more than just your materials-processing workflow.  RDA represents a revolution in how libraries think about documenting AND accessing the resources we provide for users--a big step toward a linked data future! 

April 11, 2014 - 10:48

Thanks to everyone who read February's note about COOL! It’s really neat to be able to help our member libraries with shared ILS systems, resource sharing, and more!

This month, I thought it might be helpful to step back and talk about something not quite so technology oriented: Library Leadership! While it seems that most of the discussion in the library world these days centers on technology, the fact remains that library management plays a major role in the success or failure of the library as an organization.

April 9, 2014 - 10:46

The State Library of Ohio and OHIONET are pleased to announce the group of developing leaders selected to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2014. Participants were carefully chosen based on their outstanding leadership potential; excellent communication skills; successful library employment experience; initiative, commitment and reasonable risk taking; forward-thinking approach to problem solving, and; a commitment to the profession.