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Press Releases 2009


December 16, 2009 - State Library of Ohio Board Awards $13,598 in LSTA Grants to Five Libraries to Purchase VictorReader Stream Players


November 24, 2009 - Matthew Dyer has joined the staff of the State Library of Ohio as Head, Employee Services

November 23, 2009 - Ohio eBook Project now open for enrollment

November 20, 2009 - Thirty-three Ohio Libraries nationally recognized as Star Libraries



October 27, 2009 - Janet Ingraham Dwyer has joined State Library of Ohio staff as the new Youth Services Library Consultant

October 13, 2009 - State Library of Ohio hosted Find Help in Tough Times webinar for library staff

October 7, 2009 - Stark County District Library to receive 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service


September 30, 2009
State Library of Ohio Board Awards $678,796 in IMLS LSTA Grants to 8 Libraries

September 28, 2009
State Library of Ohio's rare book room featured in Columbus Dispatch


August 28, 2009
State Library of Ohio updates website with Public Library Boundaries information

August 13, 2009
LSTA Funds Available:  Special grant program for Choose To Read Ohio programs

August 12, 2009
Special LSTA grant opportunity for libraries to purchase the VictorStream Reader at a discounted pric

August 11, 2009
State Library of Ohio LSTA Minigrant Funds Available


July 16, 2009
61 Ohio Public Library Systems Receive Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

July 14, 2009
Ohio Public Libraries Ranked Number One in the Country


June 29, 2009
State Library of Ohio recipient of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections Bookshelf

Lynn Grimshaw to serve as President and Ward Murrey as Vice President of the State Library Board

June 26, 2009
State Library of Ohio Board passes resolutions in support of Library Media Specialists/School Librarians and Public Libraries

June 9, 2009 - State Library launches Find Help in Tough Times

June 2, 2009 - State Library of Ohio 2008 Annual Report

June 1, 2009 - State Library of Ohio Board Awards a $554,366 Grant to Continue KnowItNow


May 20, 2009 - Ohio eBook Project is now open for enrollment

May 18, 2009 - Ohio Delegates Attend National Library Legislative Day 2009

May 12, 2009 - Dr. Andrea Tiktin-Fanti joins the State Library Board

May 7, 2009 - Update: New sites added for the Job and Career Resources Workshops

May 5 - State Library Board Testimony before the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee

May 1, 2009 - Enhanced LearningExpress Computer Skills Tutorials



April 16, 2009 - Opening History:  U.S. History Resources from Libraries, Museums, and Archives

April 10, 2009 - Choose to Read Ohio to Launch During National Library Week – April 12-18, 2009

April 8, 2009 - CAMIO—Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is now available for State Library of Ohio card holders

April 8, 2009 -Over 50 New and Updated Interactive Practice Tests Now Available on LearningExpress Library

April 6, 2009 - The State Library of Ohio Board awarded fifteen federally funded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants totaling $220,447.




January 29, 2009 -State Library of Ohio launches redesigned website

January 7, 2009 - State Library of Ohio Announces Availability of LSTA funds for Full Grants

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Marsha McDevitt-Stredney
Director, Marketing & Communications