The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Janet Ingraham Dwyer has joined its staff as the new Youth Services Library Consultant. Janet will be in charge of ongoing youth services activities at the State Library, in particular the Summer Reading Program, Choose To Read Ohio, and Ready to Read. She will also be expanding the role of the Youth Services Consultant position to be more active in the areas of services to teens and outreach.
Before joining the State Library of Ohio, Janet worked at Worthington Libraries from 1991-1997 and 2001-2009. She worked as a Reference Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian, then in 2005 became Worthington’s first Outreach Services/Volunteer Coordinator. She reviews social science books for Library Journal and serves on Ohio Library Council’s (OLC) Outreach & Special Services Division and previously on OLC’s Diversity Committee and Reference and Information Services Division (RISD).
Janet earned her MLS at the University of Maryland in 1989 and her undergraduate degree in English Literature at George Washington University in 1987.