Christine Morris
Christine Morris
October 27, 2021

The Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) recently announced that Christine Morris is the new Digital Resources Manager at OPLIN. The Digital Resources Manager will oversee OPLIN’s non-web and non-network services to public libraries, including subscription reference databases and E-Rate program assistance. Notably, the Digital Resources Manager will be responsible for the statewide launch of the Northstar Digital Literacy program (https://www.oplin.ohio.gov/services/northstar).

Ms. Morris most recently served as Deputy Director at OhioNet, and her background also includes experience at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Portage County District Library, and Washington-Centerville Public Library. She holds a BA in Economics and International Studies from Bowling Green State University, an MLIS from Kent State University, and an MA in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University.

“I am delighted to have Christine bring her experience and talent to OPLIN,” said Don Yarman, OPLIN’s Executive Director. “She comes to us with a broad and detailed understanding of library services in general and the Ohio library landscape in particular. She will be instrumental in helping each library system make the best use of OPLIN’s services in their communities.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to return to my first library love–public library service,” Morris said. “The team at OPLIN is tremendous, and I am looking forward to contributing to the success of Ohio’s public libraries in this new capacity. I hope that all of the public libraries are as excited as I am about the Northstar initiative.”
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OPLIN is an independent agency within the State Library of Ohio supporting public access to online information since 1995. The agency is defined by Ohio Revised Code section 3375.64, and was created “…for the purpose of ensuring equity of access to electronic information for all residents of this state.” OPLIN accomplishes this mission primarily by maintaining high-speed connections to the internet in Ohio public libraries, and by facilitating the finding, retrieving, and sharing of digital information, such as the information available to all Ohioans in the Ohio Web Library (ohioweblibrary.org).

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov