OhioNET News

Preserving and providing access to information are core values of librarianship. Our newest training track, Preservation & Access, covers a variety of topics related to services and skills like digitization, resource sharing, book repair, and more. As with all our training tracks, we offer both in-person and online training opportunities. Click the title links below for more information and to register for these in-person events.

Exploring Your CopyRIGHTS in K-12 Environments—a Hands-on Workshop*
This in-person workshop is designed for library staff working in K12 environments and will give attendees the foundation to feel more confident about their understanding and application of their rights and responsibilities in our complex information landscape.
Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration closes August 5.)
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)
CEUs: 5

Digitization-in-a-Day: The Basics*
Did you miss out on any of the sessions in the Digitization Basics webinar series?  Would you benefit from face-to-face instruction and one-on-one attention from our trainers?  Sign up today for the in-person version of our Digitization Basics webinar series and get all the content in one day—from planning tips to tool suggestions to file type and metadata recommendations.
Thursday, October 10, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenters: Jenni Salamon and Lily Birkhimer (Ohio History Connection)
CEUs: 3

From the freely available Exploring our Statewide Resources series to webinars that discuss best practices and programming ideas, the sessions in our Reference Skills & Resources track will teach you about tools and techniques to help you meet the information needs of the diverse communities you serve. Click the title links below for more information and to register.

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Quick Research Reference Sources
As the new academic year gets started, library staff members working in all kinds of communities will find themselves coping with the annual onslaught of requests for help starting a research project or paper. Luckily every library across the state has access to a set of three great resources that can help: Biography Reference Bank, Literary Reference Center, and Science Reference Center.
Tuesday, September 10 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenters: Joe Ceterski (EBSCO) and Sara Churchill (Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County)

Who’s Tracking You?: Privacy Tips and Programming Ideas
Explore the digital traces we leave behind as we surf, tweet, pin, dm and more. Whether you’re worried about your own digital footprint or interested in learning how to talk to your community about these important issues, plan to join us for this webinar for practical tips and eye-opening discussions. No technology expertise required!
Thursday, September 19 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Meghan Sheeran (Upper Arlington Public Library)
CEUs: 1

Exploring Our Statewide Resources: Hobbies and Craft Reference Center
Support your local makers, crafters, and the creative “gig” culture by learning more about a fantastic resource—the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center—that offers ‘how-to’ instructions, creative solutions, and useful life-hacks to meet the needs and interests of virtually any hobbyist.  From arts & crafts ideas to outdoor games & gardening, find full-text articles and demonstration videos.
Wednesday, November 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Joe Ceterski (EBSCO) and Sara Churchill (Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County)

OhioNET is pleased to offer two scholarships, each covering conference registration and two nights’ hotel stay. Employees of OhioNET member institutions are invited to apply by midnight on Wednesday, July 31. Winners will be notified in mid-August. Click the following link for more information: https://copyrightconference.lib.miamioh.edu/scholarships/

This year’s conference is being held September 25-26 and will explore copyright issues affecting libraries and academia. The speaker’s list and conference schedule can be found through the main conference website: https://copyrightconference.lib.miamioh.edu/  Questions about the conference, the scholarship application or the application process should be directed to Carla Myers at myersc2@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3935.

We are pleased to announce two sets of cataloging webinars are on the schedule for this fall.  If you are currently managing catalog records but would like to delve deeper, check out these sessions listed below. Each series is designed for copy catalogers and will provide an overview of the topic, as well as practical advice and exploration of freely available resources to support your cataloging work.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Common AV Formats series
These webinars will focus on the issues, fields, and elements to be considered when working with commonly used AV formats including CDs, DVDs, and streaming audio and video files. All sessions in this series will be led by Tim Keller (Oberlin College).

Session 1 – Overview of Common AV Formats
Tuesday, September 24, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 2 – MARC for Common AV Formats
Tuesday, October 1, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 3 – RDA vs. AACR2 for DVDs
Tuesday, October 8, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 4 – RDA vs. AACR2 for CDs
Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2


Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series
These webinars will cover the same material offered in our in-person workshop on the same topic. Attendees will walk through the steps and resources needed to understand, assess, and edit existing subject headings in MARC format. All session in the series will be led by Misty Alvaro (Upper Arlington Public Library)

Session 1 – Overview of Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 2 – Subject Analysis Tools for Copy Catalogers
Tuesday, December 3, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Session 3 – Subject Analysis Suggested Workflows
Tuesday, December 10, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
CEUs: 2

Our longest-running training track, Fundamentals of Cataloging, will feature two in-person workshops in the next few months.  We’re happy to host you in one of our recently re-designed meeting spaces, featuring easily moveable furniture for group work and with plenty of room and equipment to support laptops, tablets and more. If you think you’d benefit from hands-on, face-to-face time with our workshop leader for these events, Misty Alvaro from Upper Arlington Public Library, plan to sign-up for these in-person, day-long workshops. Click the title links for more information and to register.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Introduction to Original Cataloging Workshop
Got local or unique items in need of catalog records? Join us to learn the skills needed to create MARC records from scratch. Attendees to this workshop MUST have copy-cataloging experience or have taken the Introduction and Basic Description workshop or webinars.
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
CEUs: 5

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers
Subject analysis—or determining the about-ness of an item—is a critical area for library staff members to understand. Subject analysis allows us to collocate related items and helps us foster serendipitous discoveries for our community members. If you work with managing cataloging records, this workshop will walk you through the steps needed to understand, assess and edit existing subject records.
Tuesday, November 12, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with an hour-long break for lunch on your own)
CEUs: 5

Springshare recently announced a deal with OCLC to transfer the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative and all active QuestionPoint subscriptions to Springshare, bringing current QuestionPoint subscribers into the LibAnswers platform.

A full press release can be found at https://springshare.com/news/libanswers-qp.html.

Interested in taking a look at LibAnswers yourself? Contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org for more information.

Some of our academic library members are current subscribers to the Human Relations Area Files collections at our consortia rate, and others may be interested to learn of this special offer.

HRAF is now offering long-term memberships (for 10 or 20 years) at a discount over current regular associate member dues or current consortium dues on the FTE plan. Long-term members will have full access to added tradition collections, updates for existing tradition document collections, and new software and application upgrades that are part of the core eHRAF Archaeology for the full term of membership.

Yale is offering the following discounts:

  • A 10-year membership for 9 years of prepaid dues
  • A 20-year membership for 18 years of prepaid dues

If you are interested, OhioNET can put you in touch with the proper contact at Human Relations Area Files, Inc. Contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org for more information.

One of the many benefits of OhioNET membership is our aggregation of member purchasing power with some of the biggest book jobbers in the business, including Baker & Taylor, Brodart, and Ingram.

Want to know more?  Check out the offer details on our website, or contact us at ohionet@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

As the seasons change and we get ready to welcome summer, it seems a good time to share some annual reminders as well as some of the changes that are on the horizon at OhioNET.

Membership invoices have been prepared and will arrive shortly. Membership in OhioNET provides many benefits, including networking and information sharing opportunities, access to discounts on eResources for your library, and robust continuing education and training opportunities. Thank you for your continued membership!

Speaking of eResources, we are excited about some improvements to how we manage the renewal process – namely the introduction of ConsortiaManager. This tool allows you to manage your subscriptions, easily update your library’s information (such as FTE, IP ranges, and contacts), view and print invoices, and see your savings compared to list price. As with all new things, there is a learning curve, and we appreciate your patience as we (and you) navigate this change. In the short term, it may take us a bit longer than typical to get answers to complicated renewal questions, but please know that we are working diligently on behalf of our members and we will respond to all requests.

Last, and perhaps most exciting, OhioNET is experiencing a season of transformation. As we strive to better serve our membership, we’ll be posting several new opportunities in Member Services and Technology soon. If you or someone you know is seeking an innovative, forward-thinking work environment, please consider applying to join us at OhioNET. We’d love to have you!

We’re pleased to announce three new webinars that will be featured in our Cultivating Connections Training Track. The topics we tackle in this series are designed to help you develop stronger connections with the communities you serve. Click on the title links below for more information and to register for these upcoming events.

But, Do I Have to Cook?: Summer Food Service Q&A with Team Vittles
Learn about the steps you need to take to help connect children and teens with healthy food when school is out, whether by becoming a Summer Food Service Program site or publicizing and collaborating with existing sites in your area. Join us for an informal, panel-style presentation with members of Team Vittles and some of their collaborators.
Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Presenters: Shane Hoffman (Plain City Public Library), Janet Ingraham-Dwyer (State Library of Ohio), and Kate McCartney (Marysville Public Library)

Words Matter: Addiction and Recovery Resources for Your Library
Because many traumas, like addiction, can have wide-ranging effects, carefully chosen words can have the power to lend hope when it’s hard to find. Learn about the impact of language choices and about small changes you can to provide trauma-informed service to those who might need it.
Thursday, October 31 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1

Planning for Trauma-Informed Service: a Checklist of Considerations
Trauma-informed service can come in many forms, and there are many different potential changes you can make to benefit your community. In this webinar, attendees will walk through a checklist of issues to consider when planning changes to services, facilities, programming, and staff training.
Wednesday, December 4 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Harper (Kent State University – iSchool)
CEUs: 1