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Board Orientation Materials

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Handouts from the 2023 OLC Board of Trustees Workshop


  • Ohio Library Council (OLC):
    • OLC is our statewide professional organization. Various CRCPL staff are active within the organization. There are two membership levels:
      • Individually, it gives staff access to conferences, committees, and networking.
      • Institutionally, OLC lobbies at the State House on behalf of public libraries. They keep Directors, Fiscal Officer, and Trustees abreast of pending legislation and state funding (There is a useful History of Library Funding in Ohio pdf at the bottom of this page:
  • Southeast Regional Library System (SERLS): https://serls.orgSERLS (formerly OVAL) is our regional library organization. They provide affordable (usually free for members) continuing education opportunities and circulation activity kits for programming. The SERLS Board is a great opportunity for the Director (and sometimes other staff) to network with the other public libraries in the SE corner of the state.
  • Serving Every Ohioan (SEO):  https://servingeveryohioan.orgSEO is a consortium of 97 Ohio public libraries that CRCPL belongs too. As a member, we have access to cataloging resources, circulation software, interlibrary loan materials, and more.
  • Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN):  https://www.oplin.ohio.govOPLIN receives funding from the state’s Public Library Fund (PLF) and provides one direct high-speed internet connection to each of Ohio’s 251 public libraries. They also negotiate contracts and provide high-quality research databases to public libraries.
  • The State Library of Ohio: The State Library provides a myriad of services to public libraries, including coordinating state-wide delivery services, state-wide library program planning, LSTA grants, training, government information, and more.

Administrative staff

James Hill, Executive Director 
740-702-4162 desk
740-447-8200 mobile
740-702-4153 fax

Cassie Stout, Chief Fiscal Officer 
740-702-4159 desk

Erin Lyons, Enrichment Director 
740-702-4166 desk

Jenn Slone, Access Director 
740-702-4103 desk
740-222-4207 cell