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Call for Nominations for Appointment to State Library Board

October 15, 2020

The State Library of Ohio is seeking nominations for appointment to a five-year term on the State Library Board. Judge Michael Merz of Columbus will complete his […]

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Vocational Awe–Examining the Cost of Your Service Webinar Recording Available to View

The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET hosted Vocational Awe: Examining the Cost of Your Service on October 7.  The virtual event garnered a huge […]

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State Library of Ohio Invites All Types of Libraries to Submit Proposals for Ohio LSTA Competitive Grants

August 6, 2020

Libraries have responded to unparalleled challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative and creative solutions and an unwavering commitment to the values and principles of […]

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Upcoming Webinar – Making Sense of the Moment: The Library’s Role in Helping Us Understand Race and Racism

July 28, 2020

The last few months have been wrought with pain, protest, anger, and a call for change. These are not new issues, new pain, or new […]

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State Library CARES ACT Mini-Grant Application Now Available For All Types of Libraries

July 8, 2020

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce its new CARES Act Mini-Grant Program to help all types of libraries in Ohio respond to […]

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Bill Morris Retires from State Library of Ohio

July 6, 2020

The State Library of Ohio is at once delighted and disheartened to announce that after 35 years of dedicated public service, including 25 years with […]

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Announcing Participants Selected For Library Leadership Ohio 2020

May 26, 2020

The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET are pleased to announce the cohort of developing leaders selected to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2020. Participants were carefully […]

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Wendy Knapp Appointed State Librarian of Ohio

May 15, 2020

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that Wendy Knapp will be the next State Librarian of Ohio beginning June 8, 2020. Knapp […]

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20 Books Selected for the 2021 & 2022 Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) Booklist.

April 14, 2020

The State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association, with the Ohio Center for the Book and the Choose to Read Ohio Advisory Council, […]

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State Library – Here to Help Video

April 7, 2020

The State Library recently released a short video of staff expressing the library’s commitment to help Ohio’s state government, libraries and residents during Public Health […]