OhioNET News

Improving customer service is a great way to build good community relations.  But what if you thought about everyone you communicate with—staff members, colleagues, end users—as “customers?”  Join us to develop effective communication skills in this hands-on, day-long workshop with Dr. R. Glenn Ray--Build Relationships with Respectful Communication.  Attendees will practice setting ground rules, being aware of non-verbal cues, using active listening skills, expressing expectations clearly and more!  Lunch will be provided and is included in the event cost.  Registration closes Monday, Apr. 17th.

Credo Reference is offering several special end-of-year discounts for both Higher Ed and K-12 OhioNet libraries.

For Academic Libraries:

Subscribe to Issue Briefs now and receive a discount, valued at 50% of the cost, towards essentials collections subscriptions or purchased titles until the end of the year. This discount can be combined with these additional promotions:

  • Essentials Collections: Subscribe to 2 collections, get 10% off; 3 collections, get 15% off; and 4+ collections, get 20% off.
  • Purchased Titles: Purchase $5,000 or more worth of titles, get 10% off; $7,500+, get 15% off; and $10,000+, get 20% off.

For K-12 Libraries:

Purchase Literati before the end of the year and receive a 30% discount off the list price, guaranteed for 2 years. After two years, your third year will be 25% off the list price. SKILL Modules are a stand alone product, but if you purchase both Literati and SKILL Modules at the same time, receive the same discount as Literati alone.

Join Credo on November 9 from 2:00 - 3:00pm ET for a webinar exclusively for OhioNet members and affiliates. Lisa Hill, Credo’s Training Manager, will explore the Credo Online Reference Service, and several types of add-on content, including Essentials Collections, One-Time Purchase Titles, and our newly released Issue Briefs.

Registration can be found here: http://credo.link/ohionet.

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at carriew@ohionet.org or 614-484-1064 with any questions.

OhioNET members can gain further advantage by joining in on the Multi-State Group Purchase Special this fall.

Details of the offere are available here.

Please contact Sam Priestley (248-342-6249 or priestleys@awelearning.com) or Andrea Jonaitis (267-320-9629 or jonaitisa@awelearning.com) and let them know you are a part of OhioNET to place your order.

We are grateful to the nearly three hundred members who took the time to share their thoughts with us in our recent survey.

We are likewise grateful to Anya Arnold, Library Consortia / Information Technology Consultant, who prepared a report of the survey results for all of us:


The conversation will be continuing, with a series of webinar sessions scheduled for late October and early November to follow up on these concepts, so that we can get an even clearer picture of what we can do to serve you best. More information will be coming soon on those events.

We thank you again for the generous gift of your time!


For the month of October, OhioNET is featuring Nationwide Children's Hospital Grant Morrow, III MD Medical Library. Click here for more information on the library.



Economy Earbuds

Do you want to replenish your Earbud supply at a great price?  OhioNET can help with that!  These Earbuds are always available year around to our members, but right now we are offering them at a special lower price.  Minimum orders start at 100 sets and the more you purchase, the lower the price.  Earbuds must be ordered in increments of 100 sets.




Light-weight, mini earbud design
- L-shaped 3.5 mm stereo plug
- Use with MP3, CD, DVD players; computers; Playaways®
- Cord Length is 50" (may vary +/- 2")

Earbud Headphones One Set  (2 Earbuds, available in black only)


Quantity                            Member Price

100 to 299                                $1.10 ea. *
    300 to 499                                $  .99 ea. *    
  500 to 999                                $  .94 ea. *  


*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Prices include shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
These prices are valid through Monday, October 31, 2016


For product availability, questions, or to place an order,  
contact Pam Rossman, 800-686-8975 x 10 or email pamr@ohionet.org
To see what other products OhioNET has to offer, go to:  http://www.ohionet.org/products



Avery 6464 Removable Labels are available again through OhioNET.  These white 3 1/3" x 4" rectangle laser/ink jet labels with removable adhesive are packaged 25 sheets of 6 labels per sheet for a total of 150 labels per pack.


To offer the best possible prices, OhioNET purchases Avery 6464 blank removable labels in bulk.

The Current price is $16.05 per pack*.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  If you order after the deadline of October 31st, OhioNET will try to honor the price but it will not be guaranteed unless approved by Staples.

Please continue to place your orders directly with Pam Rossman at OhioNET via email at pamr@ohionet.org and include the following information in your email:

Number of packs you wish to order

Contact Name

Shipping Address (Please include phone number)

Purchase Order Number (If required)

All orders will be placed with our vendor in a timely manner and you should receive your labels within two to three business days.  Your order will be confirmed via email.  If you have any questions, please contact Pam at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975 extension 10.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping*

Orders must be received at OhioNET by Monday, October 31, 2016.

* Free shipping for all orders of 3 packs or more.

Whether you’re responsible for maintaining catalog records or for making decisions about cataloging policies at your library, plan to join us for our first new session in the Fundamentals series, Beginner’s Guide to BIBFRAME.  This session serves as an introduction to this new type of bibliographic record that can take our catalogs into the 21st Century, overcoming the barriers that MARC records create for web users trying to find library resources.  Attendees to the session on Oct. 13th will hear from Tim Keller, University Cataloger at Baldwin-Wallace University.

OhioNET members can now take advantage of several discounts from Thieme Medical Publishers.

Thieme E-Book Library: Color Atlases & Textbooks includes access to 81 textbooks and color atlases in medicine and the life sciences.  Additional e-Book titles are also available to license on a custom basis. 

There is an additional option to license the Thieme Teaching Assistants, available in the following topics: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology and WinkingSkullPro. 

Members of the OhioNET Consortium can avail of the following discounts on the Thieme E-Book Library, Thieme Teaching Assistants, and WinkingSkullPro annual license fee: 

·       Annual license -- 10 % off list price

·       3-Year license (2016-2018) – Additional 5% off

·       Total discount available – 15% off list price

The Thieme Teaching Assistant Tools are discounted by 25% if licensed in combination with the Thieme E-Book Library. 

Thieme’s E-Journal Collections is available at www.thieme-connect.com/products.  Thieme’s Journal Collection will expand with 8 new medical titles in 2017

·       Medical Journal Package BASIC (30 titles)

·       Chemistry Journal Package (3 titles)

·       NEW TITLES – Supplementary Medical Journal Package (8 titles)

OhioNET members have the option to license Thieme’s journals a la carte at list price or as three packages at a heavily discounted price via the OhioNET consortium: 

Available to new participants in the license for 2017 

·       Medical Journal Package - BASIC (30 titles)

·       Chemistry Journal Package (3 titles)

Available to all OhioNET members including current participants: 

·       NEW TITLES – SUPPLEMENTARY Medical Journals Package (9 titles)

E-Journal Back Files are also available to purchase via OhioNET at discount. 

Online access is provided by IP-recognition with an unlimited number of simultaneous users). In addition, the license to the Thieme E-Book Library allows download of full books to patrons’ personal computers and mobile devices for use off-line (cost-free iPad, Android tablet, and pc app available to patrons.) 

The list price license fee is based upon the size of the medical school program as indicated by medical school enrollment figures. 

Please contact Carrie Waibel, Electronic Resources Specialist at 614-484-1064 or carriew@ohionet.org for title lists, trial requests, or pricing inquiries. 


OhioNET has added Sentry Custom Security Systems as a new vendor for EM Security Strips, Bookwand De/Reactivator and other security system products. 

We are presenting a free Webinar to our members hosted by Sentry Custom Security Marketing Coordinator, Dave Rosen.  Dave will introduce some of their more popular security products that can be purchased through us at discounted prices.  He will also be available to answer any questions you may have regarding their products.

This Webinar will be held:  Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

To register, click here for the link to OhioNET's registration form.

Once you register, you will receive the link to join the webinar at least three days prior to the scheduled date.  This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to see what Sentry Custom Security Systems has to offer.   If you have any questions, you can contact Pam Rossman at OhioNET at 800-686-8975, x10 or pamr@ohionet.org.  We look forward to you joining us for this event.  For more information about what other products we have to offer, please visit our website at www.ohionet.org/products.