Photo of Jennifer Thompson McKell
March 17, 2017

During its March meeting the State Library Board appointed former Board President Jennifer Thompson McKell to a three-year term on the Ohio LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Advisory Council, and honored her for her years of service on the State Library Board.  State Librarian Beverly Cain read the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Jennifer Thompson McKell served diligently as a member of the State Library Board from January 2012 through December 2016 and President of the State Library Board from January 2016 through December 2016; and

WHEREAS, throughout her career, Jennifer Thompson McKell has provided an unparalleled level of professional service and commitment to the Ohio library community through her work with the State Library Board, the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library, the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Valley Area Libraries, and the LSTA Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Thompson McKell helped lead the State Library of Ohio through a period of ongoing change, including shifting legislative priorities, making major strides forward in the digitization and preservation of information related to Ohio’s cultural heritage, and redefining the boundaries of many public libraries in order to eliminate double taxation for library services; and

WHEREAS, Jennifer Thompson McKell has contributed in numerous ways to the success of the many programs and services offered by the State Library;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Board of the State Library of Ohio, meeting in regular session this 16th day of March 2017, in Columbus, Ohio, express their individual and collective gratitude and appreciation for Jennifer Thompson McKell.

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