OhioNET News

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!

Curious about what happens at Library Leadership Ohio? 

You can follow this year's program on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LibraryLeadershipOhio or via Twitter using the hashtag #llo18.  Facebook posts have already started, with details about event speakers being posted prior to the event. 

You'll definitely want to check things out between Tuesday, July 17, when attendees arrive in Columbus and Friday, July 20, when LLO 2018 wraps up.

See you all on social media soon!

As you may recall from our earlier announcement Michael P. Butler will be retiring from OhioNET at the end of 2018.  We are seeking his replacement, and the initial consideration will be closing on July 16.

Working with Summit Search Solutions, the Board Search Committee has developed a full profile for the position; the job posting remains on the OhioNET website at https://www.ohionet.org/jobs/executive-directorceo.

We hope that you will share this opportunity with interested and qualified friends and colleagues.  For further information about the position and the search process, we encourage you to contact Stephanie Fowler, Senior Consultant at Summit Search Solutions, via telephone at 530-677-9945 or email at sfowler@summitsearchsolutions.com.

When someone asks you a copyright question, does it feel like emergency room triage? Join us for more copyright practice in action! As information professionals, library staff members are on the frontlines of copyright and intellectual property discussions.  In this session, we will review examples of real-life copyright quandaries.  Attendees will have the opportunity to walk through a variety of scenarios, as well as share their own, specific copyright questions. Whether you answer copyright questions for students, faculty or the general public, you'll leave this session with the tools and confidence to respond. Click the title link for more information and to register.

Coping with Copyright Questions in Your Library
October 18th, 2018 from 3:00PM-4:00PM EST

If you'd like to send us your copyright questions in advance: ohionet@ohionet.org

Libraries play a central role in the health and well-being of the communities they serve.  But, as we consider how to respond to the challenges we see, remember that we don’t have to go it alone.  During the “Resources in Your Backyard” session, attendees at any of the upcoming Opioids in Communities, Libraries in Response events will have the chance to hear from local representatives of Project DAWN—a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program.  Staff from Project DAWN will share information about local and regional resources as well as how to spot the signs of an opioid overdose.

For additional information, and to register, click here: https://www.ohionet.org/librariesinresponse.  Follow the events on Facebook and Twitter via #LibrariesRespond.

These programs are made possible thanks to an LSTA grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

We're continuing our Copyright in Action conversations with Carla Myers around how copyright affects instruction. Click on the session title link below for more information.

Copyright in Action: Considerations for Instruction

Thursday, August 16th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The federal copyright statutes provide guidance for both in-person and online instruction situations. This session will describe our rights and responsibilities as information professionals under Section 110 of the copyright legislation.

Change often makes people nervous. But, don’t let potential problems stop you from exploring how to re-arrange and re-imagine your spaces and service points.  This webinar will guide you, step-by-step, through a data-driven process for engaging your community (from patrons to staff to funders to partners) and evaluating their needs in space planning projects. This process overview will be illustrated with real-life examples from an on-going project.  Learn about options and gather ideas for how you could get a project started at your library with Data-Driven Approaches to Space Planning for Your Community’s Needs.




Perry Public Library Space Analysis

Are you looking to build on the basic book repair workshop? Do you have local or unique items in your archives, manuscripts, special collections or local history collection in need of a little TLC?  Join us to learn about a variety of preservation strategies.

Participants will participate in decision-making and product evaluation for rare, brittle, and fragile books, apply stabilizing preservation decisions, and evaluate rehousing and boxing options. Techniques will include pamphlet binding, multiple signature binding, paper repair with wheat starch paste and Japanese paper, appropriate use of heat set tissue, and encapsulation techniques.

Save money and preserve local and unique items—click the link below today!  Registration for this event closes July 31st and space is limited.

Advanced Book Repair and Structure Workshop
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM at OhioNET
Presenter: Dr. Miriam Kahn
PLEASE NOTE: The kit fee for this session ($70) is reflected in the session pricing.