Book cover - The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio
June 1, 2018

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio by Cynthia G. McLaughlin received recognition as a Notable Government Documents 2017 within the State/Local category by the American Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT). The book provides a look at the State Library of Ohio, its services, and the people who have helped develop and implement the Library’s programs and services over the past 200 years.

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the State Library of Ohio carefully selected photos with matching stories to regale readers as well as recall the varied transitions the state library made through two centuries of serving its citizens. Proceeds will go ­toward an LIS scholarship at Kent State University.

Anderson, M. (2018).  The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017. Library Journal, 143, 26-31

“We are extremely proud of the book, The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio, and are delighted that it is been recognized as a Notable Government Document for 2017,” expressed State Librarian Beverly Cain. “Its selection for this honor will hopefully bring the history of the State Library of Ohio and its importance to library services throughout the state to the attention of many other readers.  I would like to once again extend my thanks to author Cindy McLaughlin and the staff of the State Library for their tremendous work on this publication.”

The purpose of Notable Documents is to recognize excellence in government publications and identify documents of distinction. Notable Documents are divided into the three categories: international, federal, and state/local. Documents in both electronic and paper formats are nominated by libraries and agencies throughout the country.

About the author: Cindy McLaughlin retired in 2005 after thirty-three years at the State Library in jobs ranging from administrative assistant to Deputy State Librarian for Library Services.

Media Contact:

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