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Avery 6464 Removable Labels
White 3 1/3" x 4" Rectangle
Laser/Ink Jet with Removable Adhesive
25 sheets, 6 labels per sheet, 150 total labels per pack

To offer the best possible prices, OhioNET purchases Avery 6464 blank removable labels in bulk. The current price is $17.97 per pack.* This price has not increased since our last promotion and remains substantially lower than Staples' list price of $28.00 per pack of 150. 

Prices are subject to change without notice. Orders placed after the deadline of April 30 are not guaranteed the discounted price unless approved by Staples.

Please place orders directly with Pam Rossman via email, along with the following information:

  • Number of packs you wish to order
  • Contact Name
  • Shipping Address (Please include phone number)
  • Purchase Order Number (If required)

Orders will be confirmed via email, and customers should receive their labels within two to three business days. For questions, please contact Pam at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975, ext. 10.

Additional details:

  • Avery 6464 Label - $17.91 per pack + shipping*
  • *Free shipping for all orders of 3 packs or more
  • Orders must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021


April 15 is approaching quickly, and most taxpayers know what that means. It’s time to file your state and federal taxes (FYI, this year you have an extra month on the federal side thanks to an IRS extension). The concept of taxation has multiple meanings. In addition to being a “compulsory contribution” to governmental revenue, tax is also defined as “a strain or heavy demand.” It is this second type of tax I’d like to briefly examine.

In addition to sales tax and income tax, many of us pay taxes based on our gender or race. If you’ve never heard of these concepts, let me introduce you. The Pink Tax refers to the higher price women pay for gendered products and applies to everything from beauty products to toys to clothing. Candace Elliott shares this year’s calculations for the Pink Tax, as well as updates on legislative efforts to eliminate the tax in the US and abroad, in her Listen Money Matters post.

There is also a tax in this country for people of color. This tax plays out across all aspects of your life: in education, retail, media, social services, healthcare, and our justice system — and this list is not exhaustive. It is often referred to as the Black Tax, but it is experienced by all people of color. Bryant Gumbel summarized it well in an interview last year, “It’s about being asked to overlook blue failings and white failings so they can be conveniently viewed as Black issues. It’s about being asked by so many what they should do or say about race when the easy answer lies in the privacy of each person’s heart. It’s the ‘Black tax’ … it’s paid daily by me and every person of color in this country, and frankly, it’s exhausting.”

How can libraries be part of the solution? Libraries are already largely tax-exempt entities. Let’s also commit to becoming tax-free environments. As organizations at the center of school, community and campus life, we can endeavor to eliminate this for all those who work in our buildings and use our services.

Be well,

To view the rest of OhioNET's April 2021 newsletter, click here


OhioNET is happy to provide members with information on eResource offers and new resources available in Spring 2021. If you're on the hunt for new resources, make sure to bookmark this page! We will update this post as new offers, resources, and product updates become available. 

For quotes, inquiries, and anything else OhioNET eResources, please contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org


Save an Extra 15% or More on One-Time Purchases from Bloomsbury Publishing

Intended audience: Academic Libraries

Subjects: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

End date: May 28, 2021


Product Standard Discount Before 5/28/2021
Applied Visual Arts 10% 20%
Architecture Library 10% 20%
Cultural History 10% 20%
Design Library 10% 20%
Education and Childhood Studies 10% 30%
Encyclopedia of Philosophers 10% 30%
Fashion Business Cases 10% 20%
Food Library 10% 20%
Medieval Studies 10% 20%
Popular Music 10% 20%
Churchill Archive 10% 30%
Fashion Photography Archive 10% 30%
Human Kinetics Library 10% 20%
International Encyclopedia of Surrealism 10% 20%
Screen Studies 10% 20-25%
Theology and Religion Online (TARO) 10%



Limited-time Discounts on Infobase Digital Resources

Intended audience: Public Libraries

Subjects: General References, Social Sciences, Humanities, Career Readiness, Do-It-Yourself, Streaming

End date: June 30, 2021

Infobase is offering special discounted pricing for OhioNET Public Libraries through June 30, 2021. Members who subscribe during this period will receive a 20% discount off of the standard list price. For more information on the products included in this offer, please review this flyer: PL_OhioNet_FA20_LO.pdf


New Resources


Title: Prenda Code Club

Intended audience: Public Libraries, K-12 Libraries

Primary subject: Do-It-Yourself

Prenda Code Club is the first coding eResources designed with libraries in mind! Kids ages 8 - 18 will enjoy the gamified learning experience while building meaningful and useful skills that will support them for a lifetime. More than just software, Prenda provides training and support so librarians can start programs or clubs at their own libraries regardless of coding knowledge or familiarity!

Interested in learning more about Prenda? Join us on Wednesday, May 5, as Luke Miller, Head of Prenda Code Club, leads an exploration of the Prenda platform and support tools. Click here to register.


From Newsbank

Title: HeritageHub

Intended audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries

Primary subject: Newspapers & Genealogy

HeritageHub is a new add-on for America's News 2020 that provides comprehensive coverage of obituaries and death notices from 1824 through today! HeritageHub features carefully indexed obituaries, unique data-rich sources, and search results that are easy to read and refine courtesy of the upgraded America's News platform. 

Title: Black Life in America

Intended audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries

Primary subject: Newspapers & Genealogy

Newsbank's second new add-on for America's News 2020 provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century through present day. Black Life in America is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications. This easy-to-use, access-from-anywhere resource is updated daily.

OhioNET has opened its Training Archive — a repository of the last 12 months of recorded webinars and professional development resources — to all member institutions through June 30, 2021. Review the list below to see what recordings were added in February and March and what will be expiring from the Archive throughout April and May.

To access the Training Archive and Handouts Page, you will need an individual user account through our website. Sign up for an account here or access the archive directly with an existing account. See our full announcement about opening the OhioNET Training Archive here.

What's New (Titles Added in February and March)

  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Basic Cataloging Overview (Session 1) (1/26)
  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: Meeting MARC (Session 2) (2/2)
  • Fundamentals of Cataloging: RDA vs AACR2 (Session 3) (2/9)
  • Discovering Diverse Reads: Resources for Kids & Teens (2/17)
  • Join the Food Fight: Battling Childhood Hunger with Children’s Hunger Alliance (2/25)
  • Online Database Overviews: Transparent Language Online (3/3)
  • Check Out Ohio Legal Help—A Free Online Information Tool (3/17)
  • Scanning Equipment: Options & Best Practices (3/18)

What's Leaving Soon (Recording Expires on Date Listed)

  • Copyright in Action: Fair Use Myths and Misconceptions (4/7)
  • Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Home Improvement Reference Center (4/15)
  • Intentionally Intersectional: Feminist Programming in the Library (4/27)
  • Copyright and Online Learning (4/29)
  • Introduction to ConsortiaManager (5/5)
  • Copyright Under Quarantine: An Open Q&A (5/6)
  • Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Chilton Library (5/13)
  • Small Steps, Big Impact: Start a Veteran Outreach Program (5/19)
  • Copyright in Action: Understanding Section 108-The Reproductions in Libraries Exception (6/10)

Remember-Click the Archived Recording Link to the right of the Session Title in the Training Archive to access a browser-based version of the file.

Newspapers are a rich resource for local history, genealogy, and more. Learn about your options for preserving these unique resources! Presenter Jenni Salamon will cover key components of a successful newspaper digitization project. We'll also explore partnering with organizations like Ohio Memory on newspaper microfilming and digitization projects. 

Newspaper Digitization 101 with Ohio History Connection
Tuesday, 5/4 | 2:30-4 p.m.
Session Presenter: Jenni Salamon (Ohio History Connection)

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We’re always adding new content to our Events Calendar. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve added webinars in nearly every Training Track. Check out our freshest offerings:

Cultivating Connections
Explore the concept of intersectionality and learn about how to integrate these ideas into your program planning process!
Intentionally Intersectional: Feminist Programming in the Library
Wednesday, 5/26 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Session Presenter: Rebecca Stanwick (Toledo-Lucas County Public Library)

Reference Skills & Resources
Explore the Chilton Library—a unique database of automotive information that is available statewide through Libraries Connect Ohio. This session is FREE is open to all library staff in Ohio at no charge.
Online Database Overviews: Chilton Library
Tuesday, 6/8 | 2-3 p.m.
Session Presenter: Amber Winters (Gale)

Preservation & Access
Fair use and other exceptions granted to libraries are wonderful tools that help us legally use copyright protected material. But sometimes, you need to ask permission. Learn all the steps – and pitfalls to avoid!
Copyright in Action: Getting Permissions
Thursday, 6/10 | 2:30-4 p.m.
Session Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

I recently participated in Co-Creating a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive World with Appreciative Inquiry led by Marlene Ogawa and Tanya Cruz Teller. My journey into appreciative inquiry has led me to think more broadly about communities of practice, including the practice of librarianship.
What does practice mean in our context? How do we carry out our profession? What actions or patterns of behavior are consistent within our field? One place we can look is to the Core Values of Librarianship, as articulated by the American Library Association. These include not only access and lifelong learning, but also diversity and social responsibility. And while we’ve made some progress when it comes to diversifying our profession, we still have a long way to go to reach true equity.
As I sat in class over the last month, I found myself wondering how we might respond to these challenges differently if we reframed the questions from a strengths-based perspective. For example:
  • How might libraries be different if minoritized voices were acknowledged and honored outside not just in DEI work, but in all aspects of librarianship?
  • What would it look like if cultural references and/or norms of minoritized people were part of mainstream LIS education? 
  • What would happen if we decided to accept the decades of existing data and scholarship that libraries are not yet equitable, and focused our efforts on meaningful approaches to solving the problem?
I understand that I am not asking easy questions — that is intentional. I will leave you with one more: What might happen if we stop “practicing” librarianship, and start modeling our core values in our daily actions on an individual and organizational basis? Perhaps the changes we say we are seeking would start to become reality.  
Be well,
To view the rest of OhioNET's March 2021 newsletter, click here

After much consideration, OhioNET has decided not to renew our distributor contract with bibliotheca® for 2021. As we prepare to end this contract, we are committed to helping our member libraries locate new sources for obtaining bibliotheca materials.

Starting March 1, 2021, member libraries can get competitive pricing and place orders for bibliotheca products through Minitex, a library consortium based in Minnesota. For over 30 years, Minitex has served as a distributor of 3M and bibliotheca products. Minitex has a strong relationship with bibliotheca, and both organizations are located in the same community.

As a non-profit consortium and a program of the University of Minnesota, Minitex’s focus is on supporting and helping libraries. Ordering through them starts with registering as a new customer. There is no membership or registration fee required for OhioNET members to purchase bibliotheca supplies from Minitex. Once registered, ordering is easy, and credit card purchasing is available. Visit the program website to learn more.

Tim Peters, Products Coordinator, directs the Minitex product program and is available to answer questions at t-pete@umn.edu or by phone at 800-462-5348. Tim has been coordinating 3M/bibliotheca sales for Minitex for the last 30 years, so customers always know who they are dealing with when they call Minitex.

Once you get approved to order through the Minitex website, you can order any item on the Minitex Products site. You can be billed directly from Minitex with or without a PO, or you can use a credit card from the site: https://shop.minitex.umn.edu/Tattletapes. You can also email orders to Tim at t-pete@umn.edu or tim@minitex.umn.edu. Credit card orders are encouraged through the Products store to maintain security.

Minitex is a distributor of all bibliotheca products, and they pride themselves on always having the best price for libraries. If you get a direct quote from bibliotheca on any products or systems, please forward the quote to Tim, so that he can get you the discounted Minitex price for you to compare.

We thank our OhioNET member libraries for purchasing bibliotheca and 3M equipment and supplies through OhioNET over the years. We are glad to partner with Minitex on this new opportunity, so that we can continue to provide you with other quality equipment and supplies at discount prices. We are confident that you will receive excellent service from Minitex, and we appreciate their commitment to getting you the best price possible for bibliotheca® products.

If you have any questions about this transition, please contact Pam Rossman, OhioNET Order Specialist, at pamr@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 10.

Over the past year, OhioNET has developed a new consortium agreement for content providers that clearly defines our expectations while also allowing for flexibility in how our organizations work together. Content providers currently working or seeking to work with OhioNET have the option to participate at one of three distinct tier levels: Provider, Associate, or Partner. Each tier has its own set of expectations and responsibilites for both content providers and OhioNET alike, ensuring that communication between organizations is smooth and transparent. The agreement was crafted with the needs of OhioNET members at the forefront, and those who purchase eResources through the consortium will benefit from this new clarity.

OhioNET is thrilled to announce our first Partner organization under this new agreement structure: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. By signing on at the Partner level, W. S. Hein & Co., Inc. has shown not only their commitment to providing transparent discounted pricing and excellent customer service, but also an invested interest in the success of the Ohio Library community. We are happy to welcome Hein to our network of trusted content providers and look forward to many years of collaboration!

About W. S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Based in Buffalo, NY, Hein has served the library community for more than 100 years as a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent, and distributor of legal periodicals. The organization is distinctly customer-focused and committed to providing the highest quality products and services:

"Our mission is to expand our capabilities and advance all services necessary to assist the effectiveness of our growing, worldwide customer base, while maintaining our reputation of competency and professionalism. Our goal is to provide the best customer service in our industry."

HeinOnline, originally launched in May 2000, is the world’s largest image-based legal research database containing more than 191 million pages and 298,000 titles of historical and government documents. The platform's more than 2,900 journals provide access to a variety of subjects including animal rights, human rights, political science, gender studies, election law, civil rights, and more. All journals date back to inception and more than 90% are available through the current issue or volume. In addition to this vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations - not to mention complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754!  

HeinOnline's Social Justice Suite is available free of charge to any interested instutition - simply register for access! Hein's stated purpose for providing gratis access to these valuable materials is to "help foster knowledge, facilitate civil discourse, and encourage action for the betterment of our nation." The Social Justice Suite includes MARC records courtesy of Cassidy Cataloguing and is comprised of the following three databases:

Please contact Sarah Probst, Electronic Resources Coordinator, at sarahp@ohionet.org with any questions.

Digitization projects are complex. And, depending on the materials being scanned, different types of equipment can be required. If you’ve been thinking about starting a project or are interested in expanding your digitization program, plan on joining us for this webinar to explore equipment options and best practices.

Scanning Equipment Options & Best Practices
Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2:30-4 p.m. | CEUs: 1.5
Presenter: Kristen Newby (Ohio History Connection)