December 13, 2013
Theda Schwing joins OhioLINK as Continuing Resources & Database Management Librarian
Theda Schwing will serve as the Continuing Resources and Database Management Librarian for OhioLINK. Theda's first day with OhioLINK will be Monday, December 16.
The Continuing Resources and Database Management position is new for OhioLINK. Theda will work closely with personnel from OhioLINK member institutions in planning, implementing, and managing continuing resources and metadata for OhioLINK content. She will also serve as OhioLINK’s coordinator for all metadata loaded and maintained centrally. Additionally, her portfolio will include responsibility for management of the OhioLINK EDS implementation.
Theda earned her bachelors in integrated mathematics education from Miami University and her masters in library science from Kent State University. Most recently she was the Technical Services Librarian at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. In addition to other responsibilities, Theda worked closely on her library's migration to Sierra and their implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).
December 11, 2013
OhioLINK Website Redesign
We are redesigning the OhioLINK home page and website to better serve you. It's been awhile since we've done a refresh and we want to reflect our integration as a partner in OH-TECH. We're also reorganizing our resources so that it will be easier for you to find the information that is relevant for you as a student, faculty or staff member of an OhioLINK member institution.Feedback Request
We are asking for feedback on the proposed new design. This is a work in progress and we welcome your feedback. To see the new design, please go to https://beta.ohiolink.edu/ There is a feedback link in the bottom right hand corner of each page - just click on the plus sign to open up the form and the minus sign to close the form. We welcome comments on problems with that page, with navigating through the website, or with the website in general. Spend 5 minutes or 30 minutes, return multiple times - your input is valued and will help us in creating a website that meets your needs.
November 26, 2013
OhioLINK welcomes its 91st member - Lake Erie College
OhioLINK welcomes the addition of another new member: Lake Erie College. This new addition brings the total number of OhioLINK member institutions to 91, including 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 51 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio.
One of the oldest institutions for higher learning in the Western Reserve, Lake Erie College (LEC) was founded in 1856. The James F. Lincoln Library features an innovative, award-winning design by Victor Christ-Janer. This facility houses the library's book and media collections, the Educational Media Center, the Law Collection and the College Archives. They plan to implement their Innovative system in the first quarter of 2014. LEC’s library director is Christopher Bennett.
October 15, 2013
Amy Pawlowski joins OhioLINK as Deputy Director and E-Resources Licensing Coordinator
Amy Pawlowski will serve as deputy director and e-resources licensing coordinator for OhioLINK. Gwen Evans, executive director of OhioLINK, made the appointment today, announcing that Pawlowski will join the staff beginning Nov. 4.
“The deputy director and e-resources licensing coordinator post fills a vital function at OhioLINK,” said Evans, who has led the consortium now for a year. “Today, we don’t just deliver books across the state. Although OhioLINK still serves a key resource-sharing function, the vast majority of our collective budget is used to provide access to high-quality electronic resources. Amy Pawlowski has a wealth of experience working with e-resources, and I look forward to her joining our team.”
Presently from Cleveland, Pawlowski was the first partner services manager at Overdrive, a worldwide distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Now the web applications manager at the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), Pawlowski manages projects and e-resources for CPL and the CLEVNET consortium. She has taught information literacy, served on and chaired a number of library-related task forces, worked as an archivist for the Cleveland Orchestra and worked at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. Pawlowski wrote the chapter on E-books in the Public Library in Sue Polanka’s “No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries,” and has presented widely at library conferences including ILEAD and ALA.
“Being named deputy director of OhioLINK is an enormous honor,” said Pawlowski. “I am excited about facilitating improved access to virtual resources for students and staff of member organizations, and I am looking forward to helping shape the organization as it moves into a new phase of cooperative resource sharing.”
Pawlowski holds a master’s degree in library information science from Kent State University, a master of music degree in performance from the University of Hartford and a bachelor of music degree in performance from Kent State.The complete press release is available here: http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/pr/pr20131015.pdf