OhioNET News

Now more than ever, libraries of all types and sizes are seeking ways to cooperate and collaborate to provide quality services and resources for the diverse communities they serve.  OhioNET’s new CE series, Cultivating Connections, explores topics ranging from “soft” skills like customer service and effective communication techniques to new data-driven skills that can help employees at all levels do just that.  These webinars listed below are designed to help library staff to foster positive and valuable connections—with end users, with stakeholders, and with colleagues.

Head to our Training Calendar for a full listing of all our upcoming sessions!

Join us for this FREE four-part webinar series that will provide a practical introduction to Tableau Public, a free data-visualization software that offers libraries the ability to leverage large sources of data and create dynamic data visualizations. Participants will learn to create several visualizations using library data and then effectively compile these visualizations into interactive dashboards and stories that engage target audiences and advance data-driven arguments. Take home practice activities will be provided following each training session to allow participants to develop their data visualization skills. Head to our Training Calendar for more information on each session.

This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

As you may remember, we launched a new version of our website last fall with an updated look and feel.  Since then, we’ve been adding new functions and features to the site.  Beginning June 1st, all OhioNET CE attendees are invited to register for a user account that will allow logged-in users to quickly register for events, update their contact information, and access other non-public portions of the site, like the annual database preview.  Additional benefits will continue to be rolled out throughout the next several months.

Head to www.ohionet.org/user to create an account (or to log-in to an existing one).  If you participated in either of our spring database previews, you have already created an account.  Contact me at shellym@ohionet.org if you have questions!


OhioNET members have been invited to participate in a study of US consortia.

Just as libraries are charged to demonstrate value to their patrons, funding agents, and stakeholders, so too should library consortia demonstrate value to their members, their members' parent institutions, and other consortia partners.

So far the research and professional literature of assessment and value in librarianship has focused mainly on libraries and not on consortia. As a result there has been very little insight as to how members of library consortia value their membership within a given consortium.

This is your chance to change that!

This survey is part of a research study conducted by Anya N. Arnold, an independent library consortia consultant, and Rick Stoddart, Head of User and Research Services at University of Idaho Library. The survey has been developed to try to determine what the value of consortium participation is to members and why members participate in consortia.

The survey is estimated to take about 10-20 minutes to complete.

The link is found here: https://uidaho.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Ggy2JOqLOD6ZI9

We would like to encourage your participation--not only on behalf of OhioNET, but also on behalf of the profession. Please feel free to share this opportunity widely with other colleagues as well; the researchers are seeking a broad spectrum of participation to inform their work.

This project has been certified as EXEMPT from the Institutional Review Board at University of Idaho and has been assigned a project number of 16-1199.

Closing June 7, 2016.


EPSON® TM-T20ii ReadyPrint™ Thermal Receipt Printer


Epson’s cost-effective mPOS-friendly TM-T20ii Thermal Printer is designed for smaller institutions.  It offers fast, reliable receipt printing and supports all the leading mobile operating systems including iOS, Android and Windows.  This printer offers easy connection and discovery, print speed up to 200mm/sec, paper saving options, all-in-one-box accessories and software and a two-year limited warranty.

Epson® TM-T20ii ReadyPrint™ Thermal Receipt Printer Member Price  $157.30
Available in Dark Gray Only

Thermal Receipt Printer Paper Member Price per Case  $54.45
3.125" x 230' 80mm x 70mm, White, 50 Rolls per Case *

Shipping is Free for the Receipt Printer
*Minimum order, 1 Case; Shipping applies for Printer Paper at $15.00 per Case
OhioNET Prices Good Through Tuesday, May 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


Beginning this month, OhioNET will be hosting a new series of workshops and webinars designed to help employees at all levels cooperate and communicate more effectively—with end users, with stakeholders, and with colleagues.  Covering topics ranging from data visualization & assessment to customer service & engagement to workplace & leadership skills, these sessions aim to assist attendees in developing critical new skills that most of us didn't learn in library school.  Our series kicks off with Kirstin Krumsee reprising her very successful talk from last year's Dive into Data conference--Knowing Where to Draw the Line: Getting Started with Data Visualization--on May 12th. 

We have an updated list of contract discounts from some of your favorite vendors, including Alibris for Libraries, Brodart, Demco, Gaylord Archival, Kapco, Staples, The Library Store and Vernon.

The general information on these discounts can be found here.  A separate email containing the contract codes has just been sent to our members.

If you have questions regarding any of the discount programs that OhioNET has negotiated for your library, please contact Pam Rossman at 1-800-686-8975, ext. 10 or pamr@ohionet.org.



6464 Avery Removable Labels White 3 1/3" x 4" Rectangle/Laser Ink Jet 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 $16.05 per pack*.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  If you order after the deadline of April 29th, 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

Please 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.  I will confirm your orders via email.  If you have any questions, please contact me at pamr@ohionet.org or by phone at 800-686-8975 extension 10.

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

Orders must be received at OhioNET by Friday, April 29, 2016.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping

1500 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221-3975, Phone 800-686-8975, Fax 614-486-1527 www.ohionet.org


Sensource PC-TB12-R Non-Directional Battery Powered
People Counter

The SenSource PC-TB12-R is a stand-alone, non-directional battery-powered people counter. It has a 6-digit LCD counter and internal data logger. This system consists of a photoelectric infrared beam transmitter and receiver which can operate up to 25 feet apart in front or side-firing modes. The counter will increment as the invisible IR beam is broken regardless of the direction of traffic. Child-resistant universal mounting bracket enables operation in front or side firing modes. Easy data collection is available by using either the LCD display or built-in data logger. A USB Software Utility is included to export data in a Microsoft Excel document.


  • Battery-powered sensor installs in minutes
  • 6-digit LCD display indicates counter value and setup parameters
  • Built-in data logger stores up to 3,000 records or approximately 33 days at 15 minute increments
  • USB port for configuration and data extraction
  • Adjustable High/Low sensing range to extend battery life of sensor
  • Front-Firing (Opposing Wall mount) or Side-Firing (Door-Frame Mount) in one unit

Sensource PC-TB12-R Non-Directional Battery Powered
People Counter
OhioNET Member Price:  $382.50

Shipping:  Starting at $15.00 for 1 People Counter
(Shipping may be slightly higher depending on quantity ordered)

Prices Good Through Friday, April 29, 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


OhioNET libraries can now receive discounted OhioNET pricing on Thieme Clinical Suite.  Please read on for a free trial and information about our upcoming webinar.

The Thieme Clinical Suite is a series of state-of-the-art e-book and multi-media platforms in clinical medicine. The Suite currently covers three subject areas: Radiology, Neurosurgery and spine care, and Otolaryngology.

These powerful platforms provide online access to Thieme’s award-winning publishing program in each specialty. Each platform offers access to core textbooks for residents preparing for board exams, manuals providing guidance on the latest clinical techniques, surgical procedures, journals, and must-know cases that are enriched with the exquisite illustrations and quality video content for which Thieme is known.

The Thieme Clinical Suite is designed to be the destination for clinical education and reference, essential to develop and refine clinical skills for all users, both new talents in the field and well established practitioners, and to ensure your patrons are apprised of cutting-edge techniques and technology.


OhioNET members are invited to preview the resources in the Thieme Clinical Suite using the following FREE TRIAL access credentials.  Access will be open until May 31, 2016.

Note: the username/passwords will only allow access to one user at a time, so please try any of the username/password combinations provided below.  If you are unable to get access or would like to run a free trial by IP access, please contact alex.williams@thieme.com

Thieme eRadiology                             http://eradiology.thieme.com

Thieme eNeurosurgery                      http://eneurosurgery.thieme.com

Thieme eOtolaryngology                    http://eotolaryngology.thieme.com

Thieme eCommunicationSciences      http://ecomsci.thieme.com

Username: OhioNet1      Password: Trial2016

Username: OhioNet2      Password: Trial2016

Username: OhioNet3      Password: Trial2016

Username: OhioNet4      Password: Trial2016

Username: OhioNet5      Password: Trial2016


Join Alexandra Williams at Thieme Publishers for a Webinar on Wednesday April 13 at 2pm (EDT) to learn more about the resources in the Thieme Clinical Suite and the offer available exclusively to the OhioNET consortium.

Thieme Clinical Suite - new offer available via OhioNET

Wednesday, 13. April 2016

14:00  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr

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737 912 948

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