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State Library Departments

Employee Services
Employees Services administers personnel for the agency and consults with State Library managers to fairly recruit, retain, and engage employees.

Fiscal Services
Fiscal Services is responsible for budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, purchasing, and financial reporting for all departments of the State Library. Fiscal Services also serves as the agency liaison with other state agencies such as the Office of Budget & Management, Treasurer of State, Auditor of State and various departments within the Department of Administrative Services.

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)
The IS&T Department supports the technology needs of State Library employees, as well as providing assistance with many programs and services that the agency offers to state employees and the Ohio library communities.  Some of the services and resources that the department supports includes: the State Library catalog and facilitating access to OhioLINK shared resources.

Library Programs and Development
Library Programs and Development is charged with providing leadership and partnership in the development of library services throughout Ohio.  Major department programs include consultant services, special projects, public library statistics and the federal LSTA grant program.

Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications provides communications, marketing, and promotional media for all departments within the State Library.

Circulation & Special Services
Since 1895, the State Library of Ohio has provided public access to its specialized collections of research books, periodicals, and journals. The State Library assists local libraries with back-up reference services and by filling requests for materials through the interlibrary loan network.

Talking Book Program
The State Library coordinates and funds library service for Ohioans who are print handicapped. The Talking Book Program loans equipment to play the recorded books and magazines obtained from the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled in Cleveland.

Research & Catalog Services
The Research Services Department primarily assists state employees with their research and information needs by answering reference questions, assisting with research strategies and providing outreach and training. Ohio residents are also served, largely through the State Library of Ohio’s status as Ohio's federal Regional Depository Library. As the federal Regional Depository Library, all Ohio residents have permanent access to state and federal documents. The Catalog Services Department ensures that physical and digital content is ready and available for patrons to access.

SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Library Center
The SEO Library Center is a branch of the State Library of Ohio. SEO administers a library automation consortium for 90 library systems, provides interlibrary loan and back–up reference services, manages one mobile computer training lab, and provides eBooks, Audio Books, Music, and Playaways, and public performance rights DVDs.

State Librarian's Office
The State Librarian’s Office supports the State Librarian in many roles such as serving as the Secretary of the State Library Board, administering the State Library, executing the policies of the Board, being a liaison with the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio congressional delegation, monitoring legislation of interest to the State Library and Ohio libraries in general, advocating on behalf of all Ohio libraries, leading and partnering in the development of library services throughout Ohio, promoting and enabling resource sharing among libraries and library networks, providing access to information for state agencies and partnering with them to enhance services, and promoting virtual services to Ohio's residents.

Transport and Facility Services
The Transport & Facility Services Department is an internal support group for the State Library of Ohio providing Mail Center & courier operations, State Library facility coordination & management, fleet management operations and Statewide Delivery System (SDS) coordination & project management.

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