OhioNET News

If you're planning to attend next month's OLC Convention & Expo at Kalahari in Sandusky, make sure to keep your eye out for OhioNET staff.  We'll be sharing information and conversation at our exhibitor's booth (#424), right next to the central lounge area.  Stop by and say hello.  Look for us at the sessions, the awards luncheon, and the evening activities (Battledecks, baby!), too.  Our own Carrie Waibel will also be sharing her expertise at a presentation on Wednesday afternoon--Vendor Communications or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Negotiation.  See you there!

The Miami University Copyright Conference has announced the winners of two OhioNET Registration Scholarships to attend the conference.

The recipients are:

  • Allison DeVito, Ohio State University - Main Campus
  • Amanda Dutter, University of Mount Union

Congratulations! We look forward to seeing everyone at what promises to be an engaging and informative exploration of copyright.

In today’s world of mixes, mash-ups, memes, and more, copyright is an increasingly complex topic.  To help you better help your patrons and your colleagues, our next two webinars in our Preservation & Access-Copyright in Action series will focus on day-to-day copyright issues that might arise in your library.  Click the links below to register today!

Coping with Copyright Questions in Your Library – Thursday, Oct. 18th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Creating Sustainable Copyright Policies – Wednesday, Dec. 5th from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Through our Reference Skills & Resources series, we explore tools and techniques that support a variety of services and projects.  We have three events already on the calendar this fall, with more coming soon. Click the links below for more information on each.

Unpacking Citations – Thursday, Sept. 20th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Voter Information Sources – Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Hands-on Local History: Sources and Strategies for a Community-Centered Project – Thursday, Nov. 15th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at OhioNET

Our Fundamentals of Cataloging webinars resume in October with our series on Common AV Formats, which covers the issues, fields and elements you need to consider when copy cataloging CDs, DVDs, and streaming audio and video files.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to have taken our Introduction and Basic Description courses or have a working knowledge of general cataloging concepts and workflows.  Click the links below for more information and registration.

Overview of Common AV Formats (Session 1) – Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

MARC for Common AV Formats (Session 2) – Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

RDA vs AACR2 for DVDs (Session 3) – Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

RDA vs AACR2 for CDs (Session 4) – Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Looking for a Way to Personalize Your Earbuds for Your Library?

Columbus State Community College Library’s Multimedia Center has created a fun and informative sleeve that can fit around individual Earbud packages.  With a little card stock, a stapler and some imagination you can create your own sleeves for your patrons like the one Columbus State shared with us as shown below.






OhioNET wanted to share these images with you to show you what you can do to give your Earbuds some flare and presentation.  If your library has already created some unique ideas to package these, we’d love to see them.  You can send them to Pam Rossman, Order Specialist at pamr@ohionet.org.  If this article inspires you to create a sleeve for your library, we'd love to see those, too!  These images will be shared exclusively with OhioNET staff, unless we have your permission to post them on our website.  A big thank you goes out to Robin Buser at Columbus State for sharing this great idea with us!  And don’t forget to check out our website for special pricing on these Earbuds from now until October 31st!

Now is the time to replenish your Earbud supply through OhioNET!

These Earbuds are always available year around to our members, but from now through the month of October, we are offering them at a special low 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"

Member Pricing

100 to 299    $1.12 ea. *

300 to 499    $  .99 ea. *

500 to 999    $  .93 ea. *


*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Price includes shipping
*Larger quantities are available at even lower prices.
These special prices are valid for a limited time.  
Orders must be received by 5:00p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2018


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

Partnership Strengthens Common Purpose and Community

On August 2, fifteen K-12 schools and the Columbus State Library celebrated the first year of their Building Bridges venture.  After a year of dialog and school visits, the event held at Columbus State featured a discussion of the issues that K-12 and college libraries face when supporting College Credit + students, a guest speaker from the Tutoring/Writing Center, as well as an introduction to the university databases that students are expected to use to complete their coursework.  Everyone agreed that the partnership has been a success, especially for its collaborative exchange of ideas. Lorena Popelka, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Columbus State coordinated the initiative and shared that the "strong relationships allow academic and K-12 libraries to share programming ideas, cultivate instructor relationships and jointly advocate for student information literacy needs when policy decisions are made."  Participants were also able to renew their Columbus State database access for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, as well as welcome 2 more partners. Estimates are that College Credit Plus student involvement will increase to over 6,000 students at 77 schools in Columbus State's service area for this Fall semester. The group will be sharing their experiences and inviting broader discussion about expanding academic and K-12 partnerships at the upcoming ALAO and OELMA conferences.


We are pleased to announce two more OhioNET members, as of July 1:

We hope that our current members will help us welcome these additional libraries into the OhioNET community!

The Library Leadership Ohio planning team has heard from many alumni—we need to find ways to reconnect!

We reached out via email two weeks ago to as many current contacts as we could find, but we think we are missing a few--and we need your help.

If you are an alumnus who has not heard from us, or if you know of an alumnus with incorrect contact information, please let us know: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TY2LGC2

Thanks for keeping in touch!