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August 19, 2014 - Sustainable Preservation Practices:  A free one-day workshop with Jeremy Linden, IPI

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Sustainable Preservation Practices:
A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff

An optimal preservation environment is one that achieves the best possible preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy, and is sustainable over time.”
“Optimal practices can yield a 10% to 30% reduction in energy costs using existing equipment without risk to long-term collection preservation.”

The Connecting to Collections partners are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff.   

Description:  The goal of the workshop is to bring together facilities and collections care staff from cultural heritage organizations as a team, to assist them in understanding how they can work together to assure preservation quality and energy savings.   Topics to be covered include the role of environment in deterioration, the factors that shape the storage environment, best practices for monitoring and data analysis, and energy saving opportunities. The program will also include time to talk with colleagues about their individual successes and solutions. 

Primary speaker for the day is Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence InstituteJeremy Linden joined IPI in January 2010 and is an internationally-recognized speaker on environmental control issues. He is primarily involved in the environmental management activities of IPI and works on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-saving and sustainability.  Miriam Nelson, Head of Preservation, Ohio University Libraries and Robin Krivesti, Facilities and Stacks Manager, Ohio University Libraries will provide an example of actual collaborative efforts between collections care and facilities staff.  Talk tables at lunch will allow participants to discuss topics of particular interest or concerns.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

State Library of Ohio

Registration for the conference is free and lunch is covered by the Connecting to Collections grant.  Because the goal of the workshop is to bring together facilities and collections care staff, each organization should have two registrations – one for a facilities representative and one for a collections care representative.  Register here

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development,


August 13, 2014 - The Ohio Library Council (OLC) selects Bill Morris as Citizen of the Year

photo of Bill MorrisThe State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Bill Morris has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Ohio Library Council’s Citizen of the Year Award. “I’m extremely honored to be named the OLC Citizen of the Year,” said Morris.  “Libraries make such a positive impact on so many people and the communities they live in. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve Ohio’s public libraries.”  As Governmental Affairs Coordinator for the State Library of Ohio, Bill Morris has been instrumental in the statewide review of public library boundaries required by the passage of Senate Bill 321 of the 129th General Assembly. The legislation was enacted to ensure no areas of overlap exist for library service taxation. 

“The State Library Board, staff, and administration are delighted that Bill is being honored as the OLC Citizen of the Year,” expressed State Librarian Beverly Cain.  “Bill’s work on public library boundary issues, which resulted in the elimination of double taxation for library service in several areas, has had a significant long-lasting impact on Ohio’s libraries and residents.”

Bill Morris has served in his current position since 2006 and prior to that served as Executive Assistant to the State Librarian since 1994. He has been responsible for legislative affairs for the State Library at both the State and Federal levels throughout his career. Prior to working for the State Library, Bill served as a Legislative Aide in the Ohio House of Representatives for eight years, including serving as committee aide to the House Colleges and Universities Subcommittee.

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) is continuing its tradition of honoring some of the best and brightest individuals and organizations in the Ohio public library community through its Awards and Honors program. The 2014 honorees have demonstrated outstanding leadership and remarkable dedication to providing the best possible library service. They will receive their awards at the Awards and Honors Luncheon on Oct. 8 at the OLC Convention and Expo in Columbus. To view the full list of recipients being honored go to:


August 12, 2014 - Katy Klettlinger joins staff of State Library of Ohio

Photo of KatyKlettinger in the State Library of Ohio's Rare Book RoomThe State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Katy Klettlinger has joined its staff as Library Consultant within the Library Programs and Development Department.  She will help libraries with space planning, digitization, and strategic planning. Katy has over ten years of experience in the library profession. She comes to us most recently from Licking County Government where she was the Records Manager & Archivist for almost six years. Prior to that, she worked at the Ohio History Connection (Ohio Historical Society at that time) as a Local Government Records Archivist and at the Peninsula Library and Historical Society as an Assistant Curator.

Katy earned her Master of Library and Information Science and Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies degrees from Kent State University.