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SAC Survey: Virtual Director’s Award

The Director’s Award for Outstanding CCS/A&P Staff Performance is given annually by University Libraries to recognize staff for exceptional service to their department, to the Libraries and to The Ohio State University.  In addition to the cash award and a certificate of recognition, the individual’s names are also put on a Plaque of Honor that ... More

Volunteers Need for “Pause 4 Paws” during Finals Week

Would you like to help students through the stress of finals? Volunteer are needed to help with the “Pause 4 Paws” program at Thompson Library, on the ground  floor, and the 18th Avenue Library. Volunteers will welcome students to interact with the animals, use a clicker to count students who interact with animals, help maintain ... More

Important PHA Deadlines

Your Plan 4 Health (YP4H) would like to remind recent hires and new hires about the importance of taking the Personal Health & Well-Being Assessment (PHA) and the many benefits that come along with PHA completion. To learn more and to complete your PHA please visit, deadlines are below: Recent Hires – anyone hired between ... More

Walden new Head of Geology Library

From Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Carol Diedrichs:  I am pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Walden as the Head of the Geology Library. As you know, Graham has been serving in this position in an interim role since Mary Scott’s retirement last year. Graham will continue to lead Maps, Microforms and Government ... More

Special Assignments applications being taken

The Committee on Faculty Benefits, Responsibility and Research invites any interested regular faculty member to apply for Special Assignments (SA). SA releases a regular tenure track faculty member from some regular duties for a period of up to one full term so that he or she may concentrate on a unique research, service or other ... More



Digital Humanities Librarian presentation April 24

The search committee for the Digital Humanities Librarian position would like to announce an upcoming candidate presentation on April 24at 9 a.m. in Thompson Library, Room165. Jessica Aberle will present on the opportunities – short and long-term – for libraries in digital humanities, and how we can work most effectively with faculty in this area. There will ... More

Upcoming Open Presentations for Head of Preservation & Reformatting

The Search Committee for Head of Preservation & Reformatting is pleased to announce the following candidates and open presentation dates for this faculty position. Each candidate has been asked to address the question: “The opportunities – short and long-term – for preservation and reformatting in large research libraries, how conservation, preservation, and reformatting services can ... More

Procurement / eRequest Training April 28

Several members from the OAA Service Center will be on-site April 28th to provide training on the procurement/eRequest process.  It will include a PowerPoint presentation and live demonstration on how to create certain types of eRequest using the system.  This is a great opportunity to learn some new tips & tricks from our buyers along ... More

2014 ARL Meetings in Columbus; May 6 meeting at Thompson will impact faculty and staff schedules

The 2014 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board and Membership Meetings will take place May 5-8, 2014 in downtown Columbus. The 125 research library deans/directors across the country and other key research library constituents are expected to attend the meeting. University Libraries is pleased to host the ARL directors on Tuesday, May 6 for an ... More


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