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Jennie Thomas, OhioLINK’s Electronic Serials Clerk, earned her bachelor’s degree from Otterbein University where she double majored in history and government, and education – and her master’s in library science from Kent State University.
Jennie, who came out of retirement to join OhioLINK, previously worked as a public services librarian at The Athenaeum of Ohio, a Catholic seminary in Cincinnati. She also held two positions at the Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati as its... Read more
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently received the 2015 Technology Champion award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for his leadership in IT policy, initiatives, and practices.Ohio Governor John Kasich
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OhioLINK is excited to welcome Elizabeth Coulter to our team as the Coordinator for Marketing and Public Relations. This position will work closely with the Executive Director overseeing communications and marketing strategy.
Elizabeth joins OhioLINK from the Ohio Board of Regents where she was serving in their communications department as project manager; she also recently completed Six Sigma Black Belt training through LeanOhio. Elizabeth has spent over 5 years working in State... Read more
Theda Schwing, OhioLINK’s Catalog Coordinator, earned her bachelor’s degree in integrated mathematics education from Miami University and her master’s in library science from Kent State University.
Most recently she was the Technical Services Librarian at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she worked closely on her library’s migration to Sierra and their implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service. Theda, who comes from a family of librarians, is following in their... Read more
OhioLINK is currently hiring for a Cataloging Assistant to support the Metadata and ETD Coordinator. To find out more information about this position and to apply, please visit: jobsatosu.com.
Emily Flynn, OhioLINK’s Metadata and ETD Coordinator, earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and her Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan.
Emily, who has experience as a catalog librarian at ProQuest and a cataloging assistant at the University of Michigan Law Library, began her library career as a student worker.
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Launch marks the first statewide adoption of ORCID
Columbus, Ohio – March 11, 2015 – Starting today, OhioLINK is offering researchers the ability to add a unique researcher identifier when submitting their works to the Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) Center.
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID, called an ORCID identifier, provides researchers with a way to manage their intellectual records while also distinguishing their works from others with a... Read more
OhioLINK’s Tasha Bryant-Willis strives for exceptional customer service
Coming from an extensive background in customer service, Tasha Bryant-Willis uses her skills as OhioLINK’s Coordinator, Member and User Services.
Tasha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising from Columbus College of Art and Design. Before joining OhioLINK’s staff she worked at the Office of the University Bursar at The Ohio State University.
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Ohio’s new College Credit Plus program allows Ohio public school students in grades 7-12 who qualify for college admission to earn secondary and college credit at the same time by taking college courses. At the 2015 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, OhioLINK sponsored the presentation "Library Resources for College Credit Plus" by INFOhio's Erica Clay. In it she describes tools and strategies for students embarking on research for College Credit Plus courses.
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New Philadelphia, Ohio – Students and entrepreneurs in Tuscarawas County soon will be able to test, develop and implement their business ideas through a new “Makerspace” being created by the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Academic Learning Commons.
The OhioLINK member and eastern Ohio regional campus facility is part of a growing trend for libraries to offer these creative spaces where people can gather to create, invent and learn, often using equipment that would be... Read more