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September

Contact: Marsha McDevitt-Stredney
Public Information Officer
Director, Marketing & Communications
State Library of Ohio
Tel: 614-644-6875
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September 19, 2014 - Early Bird Registration Giveaway for Connecting to Collections Regional Workshops

Connecting to Collections logoThe Early Bird Registration Giveaway for the Ohio Connecting to Collections Regional Workshops “A Question of Balance: Collection Environment Basics:  How to Maintain Your Collection and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong”  closes September 22, 2014.  Institutions registering by this date will be entered into a drawing for a PEM2 datalogger which they will receive by October 3.  To be eligible for a datalogger, the institution must install the datalogger, collect institutional data and allow C2C presenters to use their data as part of the workshop presentation. Following the workshop, the institution will keep the datalogger. Five PEM2 dataloggers, one for each regional workshop, will be given away. 

Description:  

The morning session, will focus on environmental controls and monitoring.  Primary speakers are Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS and Jeff Carr, Registrar/Preparator, Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.  Each location will also feature an area speaker discussing a disaster which occurred at their institution and how they managed to recover. 

The afternoon session is a hands-on program focusing on immediate response to minor water disasters, wet book and artifact recovery with minimal intervention, and resources for the next level of recovery.  It will be conducted by Wes Boomgaarden, Preservation Consultant, Chair, Ohio Preservation Council, Ohio State University Libraries, Emeritus.

Registration and parking for the meetings is free, lunch is on your own.  Registrants may choose to register for either the morning lecture or afternoon hands-on session or both. 

November   5 - Newark         John & Christine Warner Library, OSU-Newark 

November   7 - Dayton          South Patterson Building, University of Dayton

November 13  - Perrysburg   BGSU at Levis Commons

November 18  - Akron            Public Library of Akron & Summit Cty.

November 21  - Athens          Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University                

 Click here to register for the desired session(s).  

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, mlodge@library.ohio.gov

The Regional Workshops are an extension of the one-day program Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff, with Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence Institution, to be held on October 21, 2014 at the State Library of OhioRegister Here

 

September 16, 2014 - Josh Jones promoted to Librarian

Photo of Josh Jones at table in the State Library of OhioThe State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Josh Jones has been promoted to Librarian in our Research & Catalog Services Department. Josh will provide reference and research services to state employees and other patrons of the State Library. He will also work as part of the State Library team that ensures access to useful electronic and print resources.

Josh has been a Library Assistant in Circulation & Special Services, assisting in providing resources to state employees and Ohio residents since May 2013. He participated in the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute in July, 2014 at Wilmington College.

Prior to joining the State Library, Josh worked at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Josh graduated from Ohio University with a major in Communication. After working several years for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, he returned to school and earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.

 

September 15, 2014 - Jen Johnson promoted to Electronic Resources Librarian

Photo of Jen JohnsonThe State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Jen Johnson was recently promoted to Electronic Resources Librarian in our Research & Catalog Services Department. Jen will focus on effectively managing electronic resources while also providing reference and research services to state employees and other patrons of the State Library.

Jen has been a Librarian in Research & Catalog Services since July 2013. She participated in Library Leadership Ohio 2014, held in July 2014 and will work with a team focusing on digitization. She was also selected to participate and completed ILEAD USA Ohio 2013, an immersive one-year continuing education program that develops library leaders through projects based on community needs using technology.

She is an active member of the Ohio Library Council (OLC) Subject and Special Collections Division and the Convention and Expo Local Arrangements Committee, busily helping prepare for the OLC Convention in October 2014.

Prior to joining the State Library, Jen worked at the Ohioana Library and Worthington Libraries. Jen has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Ohio State University.

 

September 8, 2014 - Learn about the important resources and role of the new Ohio Means Jobs website on September 29th at the State Library of OhioScreen shot from ohiomeansjobs.com website

The State Library will be hosting an Ohio Means Jobs training session for public libraries on September 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room D.

Why is it so important?

ohiomeansjobs.com is the state's official online employment, education, and career services center. Ohio Means Jobs is the one-stop shop for your patrons to find LearningExpress Library and many more employment and student resources. It has job and scholarship searching, GED preparation assistance, and required unemployment activities. 

The September 29th training session will be tailored to public librarians.  Learn to help your community members navigate and use the many employment and career resources available at ohiomeanjobs.com. The session will include information on where to find the LearningExpress Library resources that have been used most often in public libraries.                                                                                      

Click here to register for the September 29 session at the State Library.

Click here for directions to the State Library.

 

 

September 4, 2014 - Connecting to Collections regional workshop registration open

Logo for Connecting to Collections

A Question of Balance:  Collection Environment Basics

How to Maintain Your Collection and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong

The Connecting to Collections partners are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Regional Workshops, “A Question of Balance: Collection Environment Basics:  How to Maintain Your Collection and What to Do if Something Goes Wrong.”  

Description:  The morning session, will focus on environmental controls and monitoring.  Primary speakers are Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS and Jeff Carr, Registrar/Preparator, Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.  Each location will also feature an area speaker discussing a disaster which occurred at their institution and how they managed to recover. 

The afternoon session is a hands-on program focusing on immediate response to minor water disasters, wet book and artifact recovery with minimal intervention, and resources for the next level of recovery.  It will be conducted by Wes Boomgaarden, Preservation Consultant, Chair, Ohio Preservation Council, Ohio State University Libraries, Emeritus.

Early Bird Registration Giveaway:  In order to provide a data-driven and meaningful session on environmental controls, institutions from each location who register by September 22 will be entered into a drawing for a PEM2 datalogger which they will receive by October 3.  To be eligible for a datalogger, the institution must install the datalogger, collect institutional data and allow C2C presenters to use their data as part of the workshop presentation. Following the workshop, the institution will keep the datalogger. Five PEM2 dataloggers, one for each regional workshop, will be given away. 

Registration and parking for the meetings is free, lunch is on your own.  Registrants may choose to register for either the morning lecture or afternoon hands-on session or both. 

November   5Newark           John & Christine Warner Library, OSU-Newark 

November   7Dayton            South Patterson Building, University of Dayton

November 13Perrysburg       BGSU at Levis Commons

November 18Akron              Public Library of Akron & Summit Cty.

November 21Athens             Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University

                       

Go to the State Library event calendar for November, http://library.ohio.gov/event/2014/11/03/month/all/all/1 or Click here to register for the desired session(s).   

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Missy Lodge, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, mlodge@library.ohio.gov

The Regional Workshops are an extension of the one-day program Sustainable Preservation Practices: A Partnership of Facilities and Collections Care Staff, with Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environmental Specialist, Image Permanence Institution, to be held on October 21, 2014 at the State Library of OhioRegister Here for October 21.

This project is funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Connecting to Collections grant awarded to the State Library of Ohio.

 

September 2, 2014 - Upcoming LSTA Grantwriting Webinar for Literacy Planning Grants

IMLS logoThe State Library of Ohio will be offering a webinar for those applicants interested in applying for an LSTA Literacy Planning Grant.  The webinar is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4.  To access the webinar, go to: https://statelibraryofohio.webex.com/statelibraryofohio/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=803106355.  You may log in up to 10 min. before the webinar begins. 

This webinar will include an overview of the RFP and application materials for the Planning Grant.  A webinar for those interested in the Project Grant is scheduled for September 11.  Two general sessions are also scheduled (September 15 and September 19).  LSTA grants must be submitted online to lsta@ohio.library.gov by 11:59 p.m. on September 29 in order to be considered for funding.

The State Library administers the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) program, funded through the independent federal agency IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services).

Questions may be addressed to Missy Lodge, mlodge@library.ohio.gov or to lsta@ohio.library.gov