The OHIONET Board of Trustees honored Tom Sanville at their December 5th Board meeting by presenting Mr. Sanville with a resolution exemplifying his cooperative efforts and dedication to the library community.
In the 32 years that Mr. Sanville was active in the library profession, his path was closely intertwined with OHIONET. OHIONET began working with Mr. Sanville during his tenure as Vice President of Marketing for OCLC, and the relationship between OHIONET and Mr. Sanville continued during his tenure as Executive Director of OhioLINK.
During that time, the capacities for service to Ohio’s libraries were greatly increased by the cooperative efforts of OhioLINK and OHIONET, as OHIONET worked closely with OhioLINK and its Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee (CIRM) to coordinate opt-in groups for research content. Likewise, OHIONET's participation in the International Coalition of Library Consortia, which was greatly guided by the efforts of Mr. Sanville from its inception in the mid 1990's, has added to the collective influence of that group and of OHIONET's stature among publishers
In recognition of that common work, and in recognition of Mr. Sanville's dedication, professionalism, and commitment to sustainable publishing models for scholarship and research, the OHIONET Board of Trustees made a formal resolution to honor Mr. Sanville's retirement in December, and Board and Staff alike reminisced with him over the many events and changes through the last thirty-two years.
Please join OHIONET in wishing Tom Sanville the best of luck as he begins a new chapter in his well-deserved retirement.