May 09, 2013
Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, Operations and eLicensing
OhioLINK invites applications for the position of Deputy Director, Operations and eLicensing. The Deputy Director is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the daily operations of OhioLINK under the general direction of the Executive Director. In addition, this position will be responsible for negotiating and acquiring academic licensed e-resources for the consortium. The Deputy Director will analyze trends, identify appropriate resources, and conduct negotiations in close consultation with consortium members.
The successful candidate will have the strong leadership skills necessary to work with consortia members to achieve consensus and common goals; a demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for data analysis and modeling and the sense of humor and tolerance for change and uncertainty in order to guide the consortium through the rapidly changing e-resource landscape.
For more information on OhioLINK and this position, see the full job flyer (pdf).Continue reading "Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, Operations and eLicensing"
April 24, 2013
Kasich appoints John Carey to serve as chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents
Today Gov. John R. Kasich appointed John Carey to serve as Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents. As Chancellor, Carey will lead the University System of Ohio – the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the nation – and will further the Administration’s efforts to better integrate higher education into the state’s job creation and workforce development efforts.
Carey’s appointment is effective April 29, and is subject to the advice and consent of the Ohio Senate. Carey replaces Jim Petro who retired effective February 1. Dr. Stephanie Davidson has been serving the Board as Interim Chancellor since Petro’s retirement.
Said Kasich, "John Carey can help to continue to transform Ohio's system of universities into a university system, and in doing so, higher education can become a stronger partner in Ohio's job creation efforts. As Chancellor, Carey will work with businesses to ensure that coursework and curricula give students the skills they need to meet the needs of employers. The reforms we've made to date have led to greater collaboration among the universities, an increased emphasis on research commercialization, and a funding plan that focuses on improving graduation rates. As a result, universities can better control their costs and help more Ohioans get their degrees so they are better prepared for the jobs that exist. John Carey is a thoughtful, devoted public servant who focused on job creation throughout his legislative career, and I am excited to see him inject this job creation mentality into the Ohio Board of Regents."
John Carey served 9 years in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he served as Chairman of the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, and 8 years in the Ohio Senate, where he served as Chairman of the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee. Most recently, Carey was Assistant to the President for Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for Shawnee State University in Portsmouth (Scioto Co.). Prior to his work as a legislator, Carey was mayor of the City of Wellston (Jackson Co.).
Carey is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in political science. He was born in Chillicothe (Ross Co.) and currently resides in Wellston with his wife and two sons.Link to official press release (.pdf)
March 12, 2013
Snapshot 2012 - OhioLINK's Annual Report Released
Find out how OhioLINK delivers cost-effective access to information resources, supports quality teaching and learning, and enables world-class research at Ohio colleges and universities in the newly released Snapshot 2012, OhioLINK's annual report.
Some highlights from this year's report include:
- Every $1 million spent in annual group licensing saves libraries $3 to $4 million over what it would cost to license the content individually;
- OhioLINK patrons downloaded nearly four million full-text articles in OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center collection, generated nearly 2,000,000 downloads from the Electronic Book Center, and borrowed more than 600,000 physical items;
- the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) grew to 40,000 theses and dissertations from students at Ohio’s academic institutions. Theses and dissertations from Ohio’s academic institutions were downloaded more than two million times from researchers around the globe; and
- the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded OhioLINK a $50,000 Digital Humanities grant to encourage creative scholarship within the state’s historical collections. OhioLINK also was named a recipient of an EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant for $750,000 to develop affordable digital textbooks.