Graphic with Ohio Map showing locations of Public Libraries, and logos for DataOhio, Innovate Ohio, and State Library of Ohio
December 6, 2022

The State Library of Ohio  recently joined the DataOhio Portal with our Ohio Public Libraries and Ohio Public Libraries: Director List dashboards, which help identify information about public libraries in Ohio.

“Providing Ohioans access to libraries and their resources is a commitment of the State Library of Ohio,” says Wendy Knapp, State Librarian of Ohio. “In support of this commitment, we are excited to share the Ohio Public Libraries interactive map and Ohio Public Libraries: Director List report on the DataOhio Portal. It’s a great example of how libraries and data can complement each other to deliver useful tools for our patrons.”

Both dashboards are now available with options to easily filter results based on search options. The Ohio Public Libraries dashboard is an interactive map with the ability to filter by distance/zip code, or state and federal district boundaries. The Ohio Public Libraries: Director List has the director for each of Ohio’s public libraries including name, address, phone number, email, and URL for the library’s main website.

In addition to these two new State Library dashboards, the DataOhio Portal offers over 300 other datasets from 14 State of Ohio agencies (including health, education, workforce and natural resources data) that can be leveraged as a helpful research resource. View a brief demonstration that highlights some of the DataOhio Portal’s key features.

The vision of the DataOhio Portal is to be the centralized location for State of Ohio data for state agencies and their partners – which delivers transparency across the state, while helping to inform programs and policy, for a better Ohio. Visit the DataOhio Portal to discover what’s available today: data.ohio.gov.

Media Contact:

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