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We are glad to welcome Wellsville Carnegie Public Library

The Wellsville Carnegie Public Library is located in Columbiana County. The library began when a small group of townspeople established a reading room and lending library in a store front on Main Street. Expenses were met by selling shares, as well as holding rummage sales, suppers and concerts. Some funds were received from donations. The first records for the new library were kept in 1908. By 1910 the library had a collection of 1,535 books.

Property on the corner of Main and Ninth Streets, originally belonging to Gen. James Reilly, was given to the city by the State of Ohio to be used for a public library. In 1916 the mayor appointed a board of trustees to manage the library and to apply to the Carnegie Trust Corporation for funds to build a library. The Carnegie Trust Corporation approved the application and awarded a total of $9,427 for the construction of the building. It was dedicated and opened to the public on November 20, 1917.

While the services offered by the library continued to grow, the building itself remained unchanged. By the early 1980s, the board began planning for the renovation and expansion of the library. It was not until 1998 that the plans became a reality. The library received a bequest of $711,000 from the estate of Helen McSweeney Miskall. Construction on the project began in July 1998. The new facility was dedicated May 23, 1999. 

Please join us in welcoming Wellsville Carnegie Public Library to our OHIONET family.  Also, visit their website, http://wellsville.webkits.oplin.org and like their Facebook page.

We are glad to welcome Western Reserve Hospital

The Medical Library on the Western Reserve Hospital campus is open Monday through Friday. A master's prepared librarian is available full-time within business hours to assist interns and residents with reference questions, literature searches, interlibrary loans, and any other library needs. Residents have access to the library 24 hours a day.

The library provides five networked computers, offering the latest technological tools to assist in research and presentation needs. Four printers (1 color) and a new photocopier, scanner, and basic office supplies are also available free of charge. There is an additional computer linked to the Summa Health System network, which offers links to online journals as well as the Physician's Portal, PACS, Star Navigator, etc.

The library houses current editions of major reference textbooks, as well as recent editions of other monographs, which focus on the major specialty programs of the hospital as well as general medical subjects providing a well-rounded collection. Timely interlibrary loan services are also available due to the hospital's membership in local, regional, and library national consortia.

Please join us in welcoming Western Reserve Hospital to our OHIONET family and visit their website, http://www.westernreservehospital.org/meded/medlib.html and like their Facebook page.



 

Since the announcement of the retirement of our long-time Electronic Resource Coordinator, Mary Conroy, OHIONET has been working to make the transition for our members as smooth as possible.

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with a new staffing configuration for Electronic Resource support, and we think that it will help to leverage the size and multi-type nature of our consortium to improve pricing and opportunities for our members.

Starting in January, Carrie Waibel will be assuming a new role of Electronic Resource Specialist for our members.  That means that Carrie will take the lead with vendor negotiations and communications about OHIONET eResource opportunities.

Jill Boggs Brust will be our new Member Order Specialist.  She will be using her expertise in our membership and her many years of experience with library equipment and supplies to take care of the order fulfillment of new and renewing electronic resources.

Together, Carrie and Jill will be working as a team to help you meet your needs for electronic content in the most economical and efficient ways possible.  You can contact them at e-resources@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975.

OHIONET is once again offering a bulk purchase of Avery 6464 blank removable labels. We are able to offer the best possible price by purchasing the labels in bulk.

Avery 6464 Label - $16.05 per pack + shipping

Let us know how many packs you would like to purchase, and we will ship them to the location you indicate on the order form. If there are shipping charges, they will be indicated on the confirmation email.

Avery Order Form

Due to the enormous popularity of this product, OHIONET is extending this special to our members for another month.  From now until January 30, 2015, you will be able to purchase more earbuds at the same low price.    

PRODUCT FEATURES:

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")

 Economy Ear Bud Headphones -- One Set (2 Earbuds, available in black only)

100 to 199  1.02 ea.*
200 to 599   .98 ea.*
600 to 999   .94 ea.*

*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Prices include shipping
OHIONET Prices Good Through Friday, January 30, 2015

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

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Mary Mlynar Conroy on December 31, 2014.

Mary has been with OHIONET for more than 28 years of service, and her dedication to the profession and OHIONET members is a true inspiration for all of us.

Her contributions were integral to the early successes of OHIONET. Mary began her work with OHIONET as the coordinator of Ohio Public Information Online System (Ohio Pi/PINS), which included a directory of organizations, a legislative database, and a statistics database. As the landscape of library information services changed, Mary launched into the role of Member Services Coordinator, assisting OHIONET libraries with OCLC services and the first reference databases for libraries--in both CD-ROM and online formats--and was among the first consortia-based negotiators for these services on behalf of libraries.

Mary held other positions during her career at OHIONET, including Library Services and Technologies Coordinator and Electronic Resources Coordinator. She facilitated member interaction with various User Groups and Advisory Councils. Mary was likewise active with the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), serving on the planning committee for their annual conference, and she has been a life-long member of the Special Library Association (SLA), and served as President and Treasurer of the Central Ohio chapter of the SLA, as well as maintaining membership in the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA), and ALAO.

Mary has been devoted in her career to the information needs of academic and special libraries, but she has also been a champion of cross-type library cooperation. She was among the leaders of the Ohio Council for Library and Information Services (OCLIS), a forerunner of many other cross-type collaborative groups within Ohio. We owe her a debt of gratitude for those efforts, in particular.

Mary will be keeping in touch via Twitter and Facebook, and she welcomes your continued conversation via e-mail at librarian.mary@gmail.com.

Please join us in celebrating Mary's accomplishments and honoring the occasion of her retirement from OHIONET.

Last summer, OHIONET relaunched our long-running training series, Fundamentals of Cataloging, with a new format, a new instructor, and new content.  In our ongoing effort to best meet the needs of our diverse member community, we’ve taken another new step.  Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 13th, we will be offering an online version of these sessions.  We’ve taken our day-long format and converted the content into two-hour blocks, complete with dedicated practice and searching time, brief quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities.  Now you can brush up on your cataloging know-how from your desk!

Introduction and Basic Description:  Jan. 13th, Jan. 20th, & Jan. 27th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Serials: Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th, & Feb. 17th, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Common AV Formats: Feb. 24th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 10th (DVDs & digital video), & Mar. 17th (CDs & digital audio), 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on each date.

Each session will be presented live using our webinar software, Citrix GoToWebinar.  Sessions will be recorded and all attendees will receive a link to the archived file within 1-2 business days following the scheduled date/time.  Please note--the sessions in each series build upon each other.  We STRONGLY encourage folks to sign-up for all sessions in each series that interests them.  CLICK HERE to head to the OHIONET Training Calendar to register today!

If you find yourself with questions about this or any of our other Continuing Education opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact our CE Coordinator, Shelly Miller.

It's time to update you on our contracts with A. Rifkin Company, Alibris for Libraries, Brodart, Demco, Gaylord Archival, Kapco, Staples, The Library Store and Vernon.

The vendors participating in this program are listed in alphabetical order and can be found at http://www.ohionet.org/products along with our many other offerings.

A separate email will be sent to our Members which will contain the contract codes needed to receive your discounts.

If you have questions regarding any of the discount programs that OHIONET has negotiated for your library, please contact Pam Rossman, at 1-800-686-8975 x 10 or pamr@ohionet.org.

We are glad to welcome our newest member, Lake Health Resource Center.

Lake Health evolved from a grass roots effort born of community need. Today, technology has changed the way they deliver health care, but community need remains the focus of their existence.

Lake Health provides high-quality health care to residents in and around Lake County through a comprehensive network that includes more than 500 physicians, over 2,600 team members, and 16 facilities. What’s more, over 800 volunteers provide their time and talent on a daily basis.

From its beginning in a leased mansion to the 16-facility health care provider of today, Lake Health dedicates all of its efforts to meeting the health care needs of Lake County and surrounding communities.

Please join us in welcoming Lake Health Resource Center to our OHIONET family.  Also, visit their website, http://www.lakehealth.org and like their Facebook page.

 

In case you missed this year's OLC Conference presentation on public and school collaboration from OHIONET's own Carrie Waibel and Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Youth Services Consultant at the State Library of Ohio, we wanted to share the presentation slides.

We hope that this helps further the conversation on public and school libraries helping one another.

Questions? Contact Carrie at carriew@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 25.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES:

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")

  Economy Ear Bud Headphones -- One Set (2 Earbuds, available in black only)

100 to 199  1.02 ea.*
200 to 599  .98 ea.*
600 to 999  .94 ea.*

*Minimum Order of 100 Sets
Prices include shipping
OHIONET Prices Good Through Wednesday, December 31, 2014

 

               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