State Library of Ohio tour

January 28, 2019 0

The State Library of Ohio is a state agency that serves state government, all types of libraries, and residents. The State Library also serves the community: 1) directly, by building and managing quality collections and providing hands-on service to state government, 2) cooperatively, through collaborative efforts and information sharing networks such as OhioLINK, the Ohio Digital Library, Serving Every Ohioan, and Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled and, 3) virtually, through online and on-the-go access to expert assistance, digitized resources, Read More

Otterbein University: Library Collaboration with the Theatre Department and Alumni Relations to build special collections in the Institutional Repository

October 19, 2018 0

The Archives of Otterbein University are housed in the Courtwright Memorial Library and include a rich collection of materials from the Theatre and Dance Department as well as numerous publications, yearbooks, journals, scrapbooks, and historical items that are of great interest to alumni. The University Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian have reviewed and determined which items would be of greatest interest and value to constituents. As a result, they have digitized roughly 50 years of Theatre programs, images, review and other paraphernalia as well as 100 years Read More

Serving Forgotten Patrons: Libraries in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Dementia – with Timothy Dickey

October 3, 2018 0

Alzheimer’s dementia already affects more than 5 million Americans and is the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States; all predictions are for even more rapid spread as the Baby Boomers age. Libraries in many cases have been slow to consider how specifically to serve this growing population among our users, and how to serve the even-larger group of those caring for people with dementia. But there are concrete services we can offer, and positive Read More

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