Are you ready for Snapshot Day 2013: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries? Remember this year libraries are free to pick their own Snapshot Day during the month of November.  The toolkit is ready and features a bigger selection of comment cards that you can customize. If you have a 2” button maker you can download and print a PDF to make your own Snapshot Day buttons. The toolkit also includes instructions, helpful tips and information, templates, logos, and more http://library.ohio.gov/snapshotday/toolkit
Snapshot Day 2013: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries is a wonderful opportunity to take photos and video, collect testimonials from your patrons, invite local leaders, communicate the value of your library, and celebrate the impact of libraries in Ohio.
After your Snapshot Day we ask that you share your results in our Flickr group (http://www.flickr.com/groups/ohiolibs-snapshotday2013/) and complete a brief survey. Then we encourage you to use the photos, usage data, and testimonials to empower advocates and promote your library in reports, promotional materials, press releases, and any other opportunity you have to communicate with decision makers.
It was great to meet so many of you during the OLC, OELMA, and ALAO conferences this month and hear about plans for Snapshot Day in all types of libraries. We can’t wait to see your photos!

Please share your Ohio Libraries Snapshot Day 2013 activities on Twitter using #ohsd13, too!

Come join OHIONET at the 2013 ALAO Conference on October 25th, 2013. The Conference is being held at The University Center Kent State University at Stark, North Canton, Ohio.

Check out the conference website at, http://osu.campusguides.com/alao2013

See you in North Canton on October 25th!


Teaching Books has recently partnered with OHIONET to offer a new educational resource to K-12 schools and libraries.


TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website of multimedia materials about fiction and informational books for children and young adults. About 30,000 schools, libraries, and teacher education institutions currently subscribe.

On Teaching Books you'll find…

• A digital library with tens of thousands of resources supporting every book being read in the K–12 curriculum
• Exclusive movies and audio productions with authors introducing their books and revealing their craft, enabling anyone to learn directly from the author when reading a book
• Audio book readings, author websites and blogs, video book trailers, and other engaging resources to infuse multimedia into reading activities
• Ready-to-use, professionally vetted lesson plans and book guides that prompt discussion and enhance the teaching of books
• Resources aligned with Buckeye book award lists, state reading lists, national standards lists—or your own custom lists
• BYOD and 1:1 support with QR Codes that let readers instantly have multimedia materials about the books and authors they are reading
• Attractive Flyers and Shelf Cards, for use in library displays and classroom book sets, as a way to easily link your texts to our content
• Qualitative text complexity rubrics from the CCSS for all books, and reports for each teacher about the text complexity (quantitative and qualitative) for the books they are assigning or using in their classes
• Robust support for Common Core instructional shifts through all grade levels and curricular areas
• An equity tool that connects all readers with authors anywhere, anytime

Join us for a live demo on Wednesday, October 30 from 3-4 PM.  No pre-registration is required, simply go to http://teachingbooks.net/webinarpresentation and enter as a "Guest" with your first name.

Teaching Books has set up a free preview, accessible through November 14, here: http://teachingbooks.net/ohionet.

Additionally, subscribers will receive 15% off new orders placed prior to January 1, 2014.  

Any questions or quote requests can be directed to Carrie Waibel (800-484-1064, ext. 25 or carriew@ohionet.org). 


Come join OHIONET at the 2013 OELMA Conference on October 16-18, 2013. The Conference is being held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Check out the conference website at, http://www.oelma.org/events/conference.

See you in Sandusky on October 16th!

Come join OHIONET at the 2013 OLC Convention and Expo on October 9-11, 2013. The Convention and Expo is being held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Check out the conference website at,


See you in Sandusky on October 9th!

The QuickScan™ QD2400 2D imager reads typical printed linear bar codes as well as complex 2D bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile device or loyalty cards.

The QD2400 imager provides a fast, reliable scan from an elegant and robust 2D imager. OHIONET Prices Good Through Thursday, October 31, 2013.

For product availability, a detailed spec sheet, questions, or to find out how to place an order go here.

There are new features now available in OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan which includes printing and workflow options completely new to WorldShare ILL. Several of the new features are listed below, and additional details about these enhancements are available in the September 2013 WorldShare ILL Release Notes.

Printing enhancements include:
• Print a request directly from within the request, eliminating the need to print from the request queue.
• Redesigned 1-per-page and 2-per-page printouts.

A summary of WorldShare ILL printing enhancements is available at on the OCLC website at http://oc.lc/illprint.

Workflow enhancements include:
• New display results of request searches.  Search results are now divided into separate borrower and lender result sets.
• One-step transfer of bibliographic data and holdings into new requests from a “View Holdings” display.
• Lenders can now edit request details after responding yes to the request.

In response to requests from many members of the OCLC resource sharing community, OCLC has extended access to WorldCat Resource Sharing through May 19, 2014.  The new transition schedule provides additional time for ILL staffs to fully learn the new WorldShare ILL service while retaining access to WorldCat Resource Sharing.

New WorldShare ILL transition dates are:

  • End of placing new requests in WorldCat Resource Sharing:  April 14, 2014
  • End of access to WorldCat Resource Sharing: May 19, 2014

You have provided leadership for others whose transitions are in process.  We invite you to share your WorldShare ILL experiences with others through an upcoming webinar or a written summary that can be shared on the OCLC website.  Please let OCLC know of your interest in helping your ILL colleagues by sending an email to ILLstory@oclc.org.

OCLC will continue to add new features to the service, beginning with the next scheduled release in November 2013. There are no planned releases of new functionality between November 2013 and February 2014, to give you an opportunity to become more familiar with WorldShare ILL during a three-month period when the service remains essentially unchanged.

WorldShare ILL training
Comprehensive WorldShare ILL training and documentation resources are available from OCLC Support and Training website.

Training resources include:
Self-paced materials that let you learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.
Live virtual training classes that let you ask questions of knowledgeable trainers
Recordings of instructor-lead classes  that include all the information in a live class – available for you to review at your own pace.

As always, please contact OCLC Customer Support at support@oclc.org or OCLC Support in your region for assistance.

From the EBSCO team who created NoveList comes an easy-to-use, web-based tool that solves libraries' everyday online and print promotional needs. LibraryAware helps you create, deliver, and measure your promotional messages. With LibraryAware, your community will discover all the programs, products and services you have to offer.

For a limited time, EBSCO is offering OHIONET libraries a special small library offer: 

Up to 10,000 pop served – 40% off OHIONET price
10,0001-20,000 – 30% off OHIONET price
20,001-30,000 – 20% off OHIONET price

This offer will end on Friday, December 20, 2013.  An intent to order must be received by that time to receive discounted pricing.

Nancy Dowd, Project Lead for LibraryAware at NoveList EBSCO, will be offering two free webinars entitled "Messaging, Marketing, Promotion--Oh My!  Helping Small Libraries Build Library Aware Communities."  You can register for either of those webinars here:

Tuesday, October 1, 10:30-11:30 AM: https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=165

Monday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM: https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=166

For more information, please contact Carrie Waibel (carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25).

Several OHIONET member libraries and staff have been recognized by The Ohio Library Council (OLC) through its Awards and Honors program.

The 2012-13 honorees demonstrated outstanding leadership and remarkable dedication to providing the best library service to their communities.

They will receive their awards at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 9 at the OLC Convention and Expo.

The recipients of the 2012-2013 Awards and Honors include:

Library Innovation Award: Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) - Community Library, Sunbury; Blanchester Public Library; Cardington-Lincoln Public Library; Germantown Public Library; Mt. Gilead Public Library; Selover Public Library, Chesterville; Worch Memorial Public Library, Versailles; Wornstaff Memorial Library, Ashley; and Arcanum Public Library

Hall of Fame Librarian: Celia Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library (retired)

Supportive Staff Member of the Year: Margaret Simon, Shaker Heights Public Library

John Philip Outreach Award: Elizabeth Hatton Zuelke, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Trustee/Board of Trustees Award of Achievement: William Shkurti, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library

Ohio Friends of the Library Recognition Award: Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Please join us in congratulating OHIONET member libraries and staff on their awards!

The 2013 COOL Directors



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