Ohio Web Library SpecialistOhio Web Library Specialist
Are you interested in sharing your research expertise with the library community? Or an opportunity to boost your professional development by doing some training? Become an Ohio Web Library Specialist! OPLIN's Ohio Web Library Specialists help libraries by providing professional in-person training in effective use of Ohio Web Library resources.
What is an Ohio Web Library Specialist?
Ohio Web Library Specialists train library staff and patrons to use Ohio Web Library resources effectively. Ohio Web Library Specialists serve as an expert in their region on these tools.
The Ohio Web Library Specialist will endeavor to work with local libraries to provide the type of trainings that staff need. This training can include stand-alone sessions, webinars, part of a staff in-service day or regularly scheduled staff meeting. These training sessions will deepen understanding of Ohio Web Library resources in a practical, hands-on way.
How can I become an Ohio Web Library Specialist?
OPLIN is currently training the inaugural class of Ohio Web Library Specialists. Our next round of applications will be in Spring 2019.
What’s expected of an Ohio Web Library Specialist?
Each Ohio Web Library Specialist is expected to attend a one hour training and idea sharing on the subject(s) of his/her selected database. In addition, Ohio Web Library Specialists are expected to provide one training to library staff annually. This can be a stand-alone session, a webinar, or part of a staff in-service day. Ohio Web Library Specialists should report training dates and numbers of participants to OPLIN. In addition, the specialist must provide their own copies of handouts.
Trainers are solely responsible to determine the day, time and provision of a facility for their trainings. OPLIN will reimburse mileage for trainers, but will not pay for a trainer stipend, computer lab, or other expense or liability, which may be incurred through offering this instruction.
How does becoming an Ohio Web Library Specialist benefit me and my library?
Benefits to the Ohio Web Library Specialist:
- Certified as an authorized Ohio Web Library Specialist, a role that can be used to demonstrate professional learning growth.
- Learn about Ohio Web Library tools and resources updates first.
- Be connected to the online learning community of trainers to share ideas and training resources.
Benefits to the Library:
- Local trainer for professional development training on the Ohio Web Library.
- Ease of scheduling with a local trainer for professional development.
- Knowledge growth through sharing in the online learning community for Ohio Web Library Specialists.
Who can apply?
Anyone currently employed at an Ohio public library can apply to be an Ohio Web Library Specialist. Here are some of the qualities we’re looking for:
- Ability to encourage the use of Ohio Web Library resources by staff and patrons in a thoughtful manner.
- Willingness to learn and try new technologies.
- Interest in helping other library staff members learn new technologies.
- Experience or interest in presenting classroom-style training.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Permission of direct supervisor.
What kind of training do Ohio Web Library Specialists receive?
Selected applicants will participate in an online webinar. The webinar will cover best practices and resources for training. Ohio Web Library Specialists will be re-certified each year through a training webinar.
Find an Ohio Web Library Specialist Near YouFind an Ohio Web Library Specialist Near You
|Cindy Linday||Bexley Public Library||clindsay AT bexleylibrary.org||Ancestry Library Edition and other Genealogy Resources|
|Susan Shipe-Giles||Bexley Public Library||sshipe-giles AT bexleylibrary.org||Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost, Hobbies & Crafts, Small Business Reference Center, Very Short Introductions, and Oxford Research Encyclopedia|
|Megan Sheeran||Upper Arlington Public Library||msheeran AT ualibrary.org||Business Source Premier & Small Business Reference Center, Transparent Language Online, Very Short Introductions|
|Jeff Garringer||Pickaway County District Public Library||Jgarringer AT pickawaylib.org||Genealogy Resources, EBSCOhost|
|Elizabeth Tait||Westerville Public Library||etait AT westervillelibrary.org||Genealogy Resources|
|Megyn Graham||mgraham3 AT kent.edu||EBSCOhost|
|Sherry Seiler||Bucyrus Public Library||sseiler AT bucyruslibrary.org||Genealogy Resources, Transparent Language Online|
|Christine Mills||Huron County Community Library||cmills AT huroncolib.org||Genealogy Resources, Chilton Library, EBSCOhost|
|Janet Hutchinson||Lima Public Library||hutchinsonj AT limalibrary.com||Genealogy Resources, EBSCOhost, Kids InfoBits|
|Rachel Myers||Tiffin-Seneca Public Library||myersra AT tiffinsenecalibrary.org||Consumer Health Complete|
|Holly Higgins||Upper Sandusky Community Library||Hhiggins AT seolibraries.org||Genealogy Resources|
|Sarah Schmitkons||Amherst Public Library||sschmitkons AT amherstpubliclibrary.org||Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center|
|Jessica Dovel||Amherst Public Library||jdovel AT amherstpubliclibrary.org||Lynda.com|
|Marisha Sullivan||Stark County Library||msullivan AT starklibrary.org||Transparent Language Online, EBSCOhost and Lynda.com|
|Laura Ploenzke||Avon Lake Public Library||lploenzke AT
|Nadge Herceg||Avon Lake Public Library||nherceg AT
|Transparent Language Online|
|Jen Gardner||Dover Public Library||jenjogardner AT me.com||Genealogy Resources|
|Christina Thurairatnam||Holmes County District Public Library||cthurairatnam AT holmeslib.org||Genealogy Resources, Transparent Language Online|
|Jodie DeLamatre||Hudson Library & Historical Society||jodie.delamatre AT
|Business Source Premier, EBSCOhost|
|Cheri Campbell||Lorain Public Library System||ccampbell AT
|EBSCOhost, Genealogy Resources, Consumer Health|
|Sara Churchill||Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County||schurchill AT libraryvisit.org||Biography Reference Bank, Chilton Library, Consumer Health Complete, World Book Online, Explora, Hobbies & Crafts Center, Kids InfoBits, Literary Reference Center, Lynda.com, Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Points of View Reference Center, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Science Reference Center, Transparent Languages Online, Very Short Introductions.|
|Nate Moran||North Canton Public Library||nmoran AT northcantonlibrary.org||
|Shelia Mawdsley||North Canton Public Library||smawdsley AT northcantonlibrary.org||Transparent Language Online|
|Mary Anne DiAlesandro||Mansfield/Richland County Public Library||mdialesandro AT mrcpl.org||Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOhost, Very Short Introductions, Points of View Reference Center and Science Reference Center|
|Rachel Myers||Mansfield/Richland County Public Library||rmyers AT mrcpl.org||Kids InfoBits, EBSCOhost|
|Annelise Hoftmaurer||Shaker Heights Public Library||annelise.hoftmaurer AT shakerlibrary.org||Consumer Health Complete, Transparent Language Online, Very Short Introductions|
|Jennifer Coventry||Wadsworth Public Library||jennifer.coventry AT wadsworthlibrary.com||Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOhost, Literary Reference Center, Very Short Introductions|
|Darci Stitt||Warren-Trumbull County Public Library||stittd AT wtcpl.org||Chilton Library, Consumer Health Complete|
|Leah Schmidt||Warren-Trumbull Public Library||schmidtl AT wtcpl.org||Transparent Language Online, Very Short Introductions|
|Kim Bishop||Dayton Metro Library||kbishop AT daytonmetorlibrary.org||Chilton Library, EBSCOhost,Biography Resource Center, Consumer Health Complete, Hobbies & Crafts, Home Improvement, Lynda.com, Points of View, Science Ref Center.|
|Gillian Izor||Germantown Public Library||gillian AT gtownlibrary.net||Genealogy Resources, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOhost|
|Steve Heglin||Lebanon Public Library||steveheglin AT lebanonlibrary.org||Genealogy Resources, Transparent Language Online, Lynda.com|
|Dylan Posa||Lebanon Public Library||dylanposa AT lebanonlibrary.org||EBSCOhost|
|John Piatt||Piqua Public Library||jpiatt AT piquapubliclibrary.org||Genealogy Resources, EBSCOhost|
|Morgan Paul||St. Marys Community Public Library||mpaul AT seolibraries.org||Genealogy Resources, EBSCOhost|
|Pam Ade||Wilmington Public Library||pam AT wilmington.lib.oh.us||Chilton Library|
|Elizabeth James||Belmont County District Library||ejames AT bcdlibrary.org||Genealogy Resources, EBSCOhost, Transparent Language Online and Lynda.com|
|Karen Carter||Portsmouth Public Library||kcarter AT yourppl.org||Business Source Premier & Small Business Reference Center, Chilton Library, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOhost, Literary Reference Center, Transparent Language Online|
|Misty Wyscarver||SEO Library Center||mwyscarver AT library.ohio.gov||EBSCOhost, Genealogy Resources, Chilton Library, Transparent Language Online, Lynda.com, Kids InfoBits, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, and Home Improvement Reference Center|