OhioNET News

On Thursday, January 16, 2020 the Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County joined the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), adding over 70,000 additional items to the COOL-CAT collection. The Wilmington Public Library is one of thirteen member libraries in the Ohio-based consortium that uses Evergreen ILS, since its inception in 2012.

Resource sharing will begin with all other COOL member libraries on January 23, making over 780,000 materials available to the Wilmington community. This means shorter hold periods, faster access, and a family of libraries within driving distance where a Wilmington library card is honored.

Evergreen, the open source ILS originally developed by PINES (Public Information Network for Electronic Services) for the Georgia Public Library Service, is used by over 2,000 libraries across 31 states, 7 countries, and 6 Canadian provinces. This count only includes reported installations, as anybody is free to download, install and try it out for their library.

Read more about the Wilmington Public Library’s programs and services at http://www.wilmington.lib.oh.us/.

COOL is always open to new members. If you are interested becoming a COOL library, or if you want more information on the consortium or Evergreen ILS, please contact Matt Polcyn, Director of Technology Services at OhioNET, at mattp@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Jillian Tuttle as OhioNET’s new Member Engagement Coordinator. As Member Engagement Coordinator, she will focus primarily on marketing and communications that enhance member experience. Jillian comes to us from United Way of North Central Ohio, where she focused on brand identity, strategic messaging, and increased community awareness as their director of communications.

Jillian holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bowling Green State University. She resides in Bucyrus with her husband and currently services as Vice President on the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

If you happen to be in our office, please stop by Jillian’s desk and ask for an introduction. We know that Jillian would like to meet you and learn more about your organization.

Our call for interest in online learning options this fall has yielded a group purchase opportunity for KnowledgeCity

We can still add your library if you are interested.  Please let us contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org by Friday, January 10 if you would like to know more. 

If you have never cataloged before or need to refresh your skills, plan to attend this introductory series of webinars in January.  These three sessions will explain basic cataloging concepts and processes for copy catalogers, as well as demonstrate how to describe our most numerous type of resource--books! Click the title links below for more information and to register.

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Basic Cataloging Overview (Session 1)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Sarah Schaff (Denison University Library)
CEUs: 2

Fundamentals of Cataloging: Meet MARC (Session 2)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Sarah Schaff (Denison University Library)
CEUs: 2

Fundamentals of Cataloging: RDA vs AACR2 (Session 3)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter: Sarah Schaff (Denison University Library)
CEUs: 2

We are pleased to share that repairs to the ceiling of the parking area under our building are complete. We hope you are as happy with the results as we are.  We look forward to hosting you soon for a workshop or a meeting!



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 $26.49 per pack of 150. 

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

Please place your orders directly with Pam Rossman 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, ext. 10.

Avery 6464 Label - $17.97 per pack + shipping*  
Orders must be received by Friday, January 31, 2020.   
* Free shipping for all orders of 3 packs or more.

Conversations around race and identity can be difficult to navigate. This webinar will introduce attendees to key terms and concepts to help frame constructive interactions and explore different approaches to address these complex issues. Presenters Ione Damasco (University of Dayton) and Dracine Hodges (Duke University) will share their research and experience, as well as lead an interactive discussion of case study examples.  Click the title link below for more information and to register.

Fostering Dialogue: Communication Strategies for Challenging Topics
Wednesday, February 19 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Speakers: Ione Damasco (University of Dayton) Dracine Hodges (Duke University)

Last year, a group of state-wide, library-focused organizations worked together to create a day of discussion and networking for library staff from all types of institutions. The result was Re-IMAGEing Ohio’s Libraries—held at The Conference at OCLC on June 14th.  The goal of this event was to create connections and foster conversations across different types of libraries that would raise awareness of common issues and encourage collaboration in their local communities.  Attendees to that event had the opportunity to learn what other types of libraries are doing and explore mutual benefits across different types of libraries.

However, one day of great discussions is just the start.  We are excited to continue these important cross-type interactions in communities around the state with a series of free, informal meetings to be scheduled over the next few months called Continue the Conversations.  Each meeting is being organized by area volunteers and will include a facilitated discussion focused on generating ideas and building inter-library networks. Watch for more information about these events, coming soon to a listserv near you!

Only a few days are left to submit your application for Library Leadership Ohio 2020.  This year’s institute will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio from the evening of July 14 through mid-day on July 17 with the theme of Living Our Values: The Library’s Role in Social Change.  Featuring speakers with statewide and national reach, from inside and outside the library profession, LLO 2020 will be facilitated by OhioNET and the State Library of Ohio and is open to support and professional library employees working in public, school, special, and academic libraries.    32 individuals will be selected to participate, and more information about the selection process and access to the online application can be found at www.libraryleadershipohio.org.

Completed applications must be received by 11:59 PM on January 17, 2020.  If you have any questions, please contact Evan T. Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development at the State Library of Ohio, at estruble@library.ohio.gov or 614-752-9178.

Computers in Libraries 2020 will be hosted in Arlington, VA from March 31 through April 2 with the theme of Generation Next: Preparing for New Technologies.  From the K12-focused Internet@Schools track to the Library Leaders Summit, this conference offers a variety of training topics and learning options for library staff in many different positions and working in many types of communities.  OhioNET is once again working with Information Today to provide discounted registration for employees of any OhioNET member institution.  Register by February 28th to receive the Early Bird rate!

  • Full 3-Day Conference Pass (3/31 through 4/2)--$359 ($369 after 2/28)
  • Internet@Schools Track (3/31 through 4/1)--$149 ($169 after 2/28)
  • Library Leaders Summit (3/31 through 4/2, includes access to the full conference)--$599 ($619 after 2/28)

Please contact us at ohionet@ohionet.org for more information.