OhioNET News

The New York Times has extended a year-end "13 for 12" offer for the NYTimes.com academic site license. New subscribers that submit orders to OhioNET by Friday, November 20, will receive one month of free access to the NYTimes.com, with access beginning on December 1. Subscriptions run from January 1-December 31 annually. 

A site license enables access to the full content of the NYTimes.com as well as access to historical articles from 1850-1996 for all patrons. 

Please contact Sarah Probst, OhioNET Electronic Resources Coordinator, at sarahp@ohionet.org for a price quote and additional details!

AWE Learning is excited to partner with OhioNET member libraries to bring you exclusive discounts!

Our workstations are the perfect resource to purchase with end-of-year funds, work with your Friends of the Library Group, or apply for a local grant opportunity.

Our Early Literacy Station Platinum and AfterSchool Edge Platinum bring a fun and interactive learning environment for your early learners ages 2-12.

Benefits and features include:

  • STREAM-Aligned Content: 75+ titles per workstation!
  • No internet required: no access to outside websites
  • Touchscreen interface: perfect for all learning styles!
  • Coding, cyber safety, handwriting (to help with Ohio state handwriting requirements), e-books, and so much more
  • Add-On Bundles: options to add more content
  • Includes color coded keyboard and child-sized mouse for your young learners
  • Bilingual Spanish & French options available

Your OhioNET exclusive offer includes:

  • 16% off each workstation
  • Additional $50 off each workstation
  • $150 Trade-in allowance or New Customer discount (if applicable)
  • Three months extended warranty, in addition to the 3 years included (39 months total warranty!)
  • FREE Shipping (if order is purchased and ships by November 30th


Product Retail Price OhioNET Member Price in November* OhioNET Member Price in December
Early Literacy Station $3,339 $2,627 $2,677
AfterSchool Edge $3,339 $2,627 $2,677
Bilingual Station (Spanish or French) $3,539 $2,795 $2,845

Pricing includes Enhanced Support Stand and 39-month warranty.
*Free shipping is only for orders purchased and shipped by November 30.

For more information or to order, please contact Kirk Hall, AWE Learning Senior Account Executive, at hallk@awelearning.com or 610-348-2200 and let him know you are an OhioNET member.

OhioNET and Social Explorer have partnered to provide members with an extended three-month trial of their award-winning data visualization and mapping tool! Following the trial period, members will have the option to continue their access with a 6-month prorated subscription. 

Join Social Explorer on Thursday, October 15 or Friday, October 16 for a short, 20-minute webinar to learn more about this offer and investigate Social Explorer's robust platform. Webinars will be held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. EDT on both days. As an added bonus, attendees will receive an additional 5% discount on the 6-month subscription. To register for any of these sessions, please click here.

What is Social Explorer?


Social Explorer is an intuitive and easy-to-use data visualization and mapping tool. With Social Explorer, subscribers can visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports, and more. Hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime, and more help users create useful and engaging data-driven content. For further impact, subscribers are also able to upload their own data. 

Social Explorer connects users to professional-quality demographic data from trusted sources, including the Decennial Census, American Community Survey (ACS), County Business Patterns, Population Estimates, LEHD, and more. Many of these datasets are available at detailed geographic levels, even down to a few city blocks!

Please contact Sarah N. Probst, Electronic Resources Coordinator, at sarahp@ohionet.org for pricing and offer information.

OhioNET's October newsletter is now available! Don't miss our exclusive member offers, upcoming continuing education and professional development events, and an update from our Executive Director & CEO. 

Read the full newsletter here

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Recognizing the enormous strain on libraries and educators brought about by COVID-19, CLCD (the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database) has partnered with OhioNET to bring members free access to CLCD’s complete children’s and YA literature products. Whether it’s QuickFind K-12, STEMExplore, or CLCD Enterprise, these tools are designed to: 

  • Help connect students with books that match their interests;
  • Recommend read-alikes; 
  • Enhance class lessons and strengthen project-based learning;
  • Provide curriculum tools;
  • Search for award-winning books by state, country, or award name;
  • Support collection development activities;
  • Provide over 600,000 professional book reviews from more than 50 review sources;
  • Leverage your library’s local collection by utilizing CLCD tools;
  • Provide web-based access both on and off-campus. 

School & Public Libraries Program

K-12 and Public library members can enjoy free access to QuickFind K-12 and STEMExplore now through June 30, 2021 simply by requesting access through this link

QuickFind K-12’s unique topic-focused platform makes it easy to find reading recommendations for children and teen users based on their interests. Curated with students in mind, QuickFind K-12 contains 375 topics, all easily searchable through 37 ‘super’ topics. The database contains information on over 2 million fiction and non-fiction children’s books and media, enhanced with thousands of reviews, curriculum tools, awards, and more.

STEMExplore is the largest collection of STEM-based fiction and nonfiction titles available today. Ideal for supporting STEM literacy programs and project-based learning, STEMExplore provides access to over 150,000 curriculum resources from authors, publishers, and educators. Improve users’ literacy skills while developing an interest in STEM disciplines! 

Academic Libraries Program 

Academic library members can enjoy free access to CLCD Enterprise now through December 31, 2020 by signing up through this link.

CLCD Enterprise is the industry’s largest children’s and YA literature database. Created with professional librarians and educators in mind, CLCD Enterprise is packed with powerful search capabilities, including the industry-first Award Search feature. Acknowledge for its depth and breadth of content, the database contains over 2 million fiction and non-fiction children’s book and media titles. Leverage your local collection by uploading MARC records to the CLCD database via the Local Collection Services (LCS) feature. LCS allows librarians to utilize CLCD Enterprise’s most compelling features to improve readers’ advisory and support important tasks such as literacy initiatives and collection management.

There are no costs or stipulations associated with these offers – simply sign up using the appropriate link below and get free access to these resources now!  

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


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 October 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, October 30, 2020


The OhioNET Board voted to accept a new fee structure beginning with the July 1, 2021 membership year, adding two tiers for libraries with collection budgets of less than $500,000. Additionally, the Board voted to allow new members to join during the current fiscal year according to the new rate schedule. 

“We are excited about the positive impact this will have on libraries in Ohio,” says Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director/CEO. “Smaller libraries will have better access to training through OhioNET, and we are working on developing even more opportunities for members to connect with colleagues in the coming year.” 

"These are difficult times for libraries of all sizes, with many new challenges and demands on our resources and services" noted Travis Bautz, Executive Director of the Midpointe Library System and OhioNET Board President. "Nancy suggested a way to make OhioNET membership more inclusive and accessible. The Board enthusiastically voted in support of Nancy’s suggestion, thus extending OhioNET’s resources, services, and support to prospective new members as soon as possible." 

Full details for the new structure are available on the OhioNET membership info page

Free Webinars for Ohio Library Staff on 11/11 and 11/12!

As we pivot and adapt in these ever-changing times, libraries are increasing their online services, programs, and learning support. And, as we transition to offering more online services, programs, and learning support, many people have questions about fair use of material in online content.

Join us for one (or both!) of the webinars in this series to discuss the copyright issues that libraries of all types are facing in our current climate.

Series Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Library)

Copyright Under Quarantine: Blended & Online Learning

The shift to remote education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised numerous questions with librarians and educators about how we can lawfully provide students with online access to copyrighted works.

In this free 90-minute webinar we'll explore options for lawfully using protected works as part of remote and blended instruction. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss copyright considerations specific to educational and online environments
  • Explore options for lawfully connecting students with protected works online
  • Review the four factors of fair use and how they can be applied to educational contexts
  • Examine common copyright questions and scenario

Wednesday, November 11 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. | CEUs: 1.5

Copyright Under Quarantine: Virtual Programming & Services

The shifts in the ways we provide services and programs to our communities have been drastic over the last few months. Library staff are doing their best to find creative solutions to complex problems, and many have implemented or amplified online programs and tools.

In this free 90-minute webinar, we’ll discuss ideas, options, questions and best practices to help you be thoughtful and informed about using and sharing copyright-protected material with patrons. Participants in this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore tools for determining the copyright status of a work
  • Review the four factors of fair use and how they can be applied
  • Examine common copyright questions and scenarios

Thursday, November 12 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. | CEUs: 1.5

Can't make it in real-time?

Sign up to get a link to review the recording of our online sessions at your convenience.

Looking for more continuing education opportunities?

Visit our Events Calendar for a full listing of all of our upcoming professional development and continuing education opportunities.

For questions or help with registration, please email ohionet@ohionet.org

Register now for Session 1 in our new webinar series!

Do you work with cataloging or records maintenance at your library? Could you use a better understanding of how subject headings are assigned?

This three-part webinar series will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and assess existing subject headings in MARC format. All sessions are aimed at individuals that primarily utilize copy cataloging.

Through these sessions attendees will have the opportunity to gain an overview of the variety of subject heading systems, understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a record, recognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority records, explore MARC 21 for subject headings in bib records and LCSH authority records and assess the quality of existing records. We will also cover catalogers' judgement and bias.

Read more about each of the sessions in this series below, or visit our Events Calendar to register or view detailed descriptions of each event.

Series Presenter: Sarah Schaff (Denison University Library)

Overview of Subject Analysis (Session 1)

This first session in the Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series will give an overview of the process of subject analysis. We will describe the vocabulary and resources you need to get started. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to: 

  • explore the variety of subject heading systems 
  • discuss cataloger's judgment and bias 
  • learn about MARC 21 coding for subject headings in bibliographic records and Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tuesday, November 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. | CEUs: 2

Subject Analysis Tools for Copy Catalogers (Session 2)

This second session in the Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series will focus on tools and resources you can use to verify assigned subject headings. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • understand the rules for how LoC subject headings are assigned to a record
  • recognize the variety of RDA-related changes in subject authority records
  • explore free, online tools they can use to assess the quality of existing subject headings

Tuesday, November 17 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. | CEUs: 2

Suggested Workflows (Session 3)

This last session in the Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series focuses on the steps needed to confirm the validity and appropriateness of assigned subject headings. We will also explore how and when to make changes that make sense for your collection and users.  In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • check the validity of assigned subject headings when copy cataloging
  • discuss cataloger's judgment and etiquette in shared catalogs
  • explore types of changes and corrections that are more commonly required

Tuesday, December 1 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. | CEUs: 2 

Can't make it in real-time?
Sign up to get a link to review the recording of our online sessions at your convenience.

OhioNET's September newsletter is now available! Don't miss our exclusive member offers, upcoming continuing education and professional development events, and an update from our Executive Director & CEO. 

Read the full newsletter here

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