OhioNET News

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

As information professionals, we are on the front lines of answering questions and providing services that have copyright implications.  Most of us have probably heard someone say, “it’s only one chapter/part of a song/movie clip,” right? Further our discussion of copyright by sharing your stories and questions about fair use and reuse of works. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the four factors of fair use, discuss ways they can (and can’t) be applied, and learn about best practices when serving patrons. Click on the title link below for more information and to register. 

Copyright in Action: Fact or Fiction?-Myths about Copyright and Fair Use
Wednesday, June 12, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

Tell us about your real-life copyright and fair use questions or conundrums.  Use our Copyright Q&A form.  Submissions can be made anonymously and we'll answer them during our session.

In today’s media-saturated culture, copyright considerations are all around us. From how to access materials for the classroom to helping students understand the concept of intellectual property, there is a lot you need to know. Plan to attend this day-long, in-person workshop to give you the foundation to feel more confident in this complex information landscape we live in. Attendees will learn about their rights (and responsibilities) as educators, including specific exceptions allowed for classroom use of copyrighted materials, and discuss the concept of fair use and how to apply it to an educational environment.

Click the title link below for more information and to register.  We invite all K12 staff members, librarians and administrators working in Ohio to select “INFOhio” from the drop-down menu and register at the member rate for this event. Please enter your school district information under Billing Address on the registration form. Have a question?  Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Exploring Your CopyRIGHTS in K-12 Environments—a Hands-on Workshop*
Thursday, August 8, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Registration closes July 31.)
*In-person only—no recording will be available.
Presenter: Carla Myers (Miami University Libraries)

As a multi-type membership organization, we know that there are many things that unite libraries across the diverse and different communities they may serve.  Part of our mission at OhioNET is to facilitate cross-type connections and collaborations, and we are pleased to be part of the conference planning team for ReIMAGEing Ohio’s Libraries: a Joint Conference of Library Associations.

This day-long event will take place on Friday, June 14th at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH. Conference participants will have opportunities to network with other library staffs, learn what other types of libraries are doing, and explore mutual benefits of collaborating across different types of libraries.

Registration Fee: $45 | Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM on June 10, 2019
Please note: the registration fee is only $45 per person thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

For more information, head to the conference website.

Ready to register? Click here for the Eventbrite page - credit card and PayPal transactions only

Is it time to replace the receipt printer?  Are you looking for the latest in thermal receipt printers?  OhioNET is offering specialing pricing on the Star Micronics TSP100 futurePRNT USB Thermal Receipt Printer through Friday, June 28, 2019. 

This thermal receipt printer comes with many updated features including:

  • Fully Loaded
  • Internal University Power Supply
  • Drop In and Print
  • Auto Cutter
  • Auto Install Drivers
  • Digitally Signed by Microsoft(R)
  • Free Complete Software Solutions Included in the Box

The Star TSP100 USB Thermal Receipt Printer is available to OhioNET Members for $229.95

Shipping is Free

Includes 3-year factory warranty

Available in Dark Gray Only


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, got to: http://www.ohionet.org/products


Directors of the COOL Libraries have recently been recognized for their leadership with the Evergreen ILS.

On April 22, Chris Owens of the Blanchester Public Library was named a new Evergreen Board Member, and on April 26, Chauncey Montgomery was honored as the Evergreen Contributor of the Month.

Congratulations to Chris and to Chauncey on these honors!  We deeply appreciate their dedication to the COOL Consortium and the Evergreen ILS community.

OhioNET coordinates many July 1 eResource subscription groups on behalf of our members. This year, we are coordinating those groups via software called ConsortiaManager, which has replaced our home-grown website portal.

If your library participates in our eResource groups and if you haven't already done so, please log on to your Consortia Manager account and indicate your intent with regard to renewal by Friday, May 31st for most groups. We greatly appreciate your sharing a PO number; please do so in the "Reference" field so that we can record it on your invoice. You can also use the shopping cart to enter any purchase order numbers (or attach them) and let us know of your billing preferences. For Summer 2019, we’ll be providing drop down options of bill “immediately” or you can ask for invoices to be held until "July 1."

With our McGraw-Hill subscription groups, we must submit renewals to the vendor two weeks earlier than the other groups. All McGraw-Hill renewals should be entered in ConsortiaManager by Monday, May 20th.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to help you through this process. You can contact us at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

The J.R. Clarke Public Library recently celebrated over 100 years of service to the Covington Area Community with a program on April 13.  The event included special speakers, an open house, and a guided tour of the library and its many services.  Among the tour highlights were the SCANPro 3 available in the J.R. Clarke Alcove and the SMARTBoard in the Community Room.

Congratulations to the library for their many years in the Covington community, and we wish them many more!