Spring Meeting Notice: May 29, 2015

March 16, 2015

The Spring Meeting of GODORT of Ohio will take place on Friday, May 29th at the State Library of Ohio. The agenda has been posted.

Denison University job opening for library associate for serials and government documents

November 26, 2014

Denison University is seeking a Library Associate III to work with serials and government documents. This position will work under the supervision of the Discovery Librarian and the Social Sciences Liaison Librarian to: ensure that serials and government documents are received and processed in a timely manner; perform authority work and create records for information resources in all formats; upgrade existing cataloging; link bibliographic records; make corrections; process gifts; monitor inventory, including de-acquisition; ensure the highest level of accuracy. Additionally, the successful candidate may help with the upkeep of our local discovery layer, Summon. Must be able to perform functions of Library Associate I and II; may be assigned to perform advanced technical duties in library functions including, but not limited to, cataloging, interlibrary loan/resource-sharing, acquisitions, collection development, reserves, serials or reference.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of college, or, equivalent combination of college and work experience are required.

A minimum of two years previous library experience as a staff employee using OCLC, OhioLINK and the Innovative Interfaces or comparable systems is required. Good organizational skills, experience handling funds and budgets, ability to follow through on problems and good oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to a variety of software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree, familiarity with at least one non-English language, and 3-5 years of work experience as a library staff member. Skill with spreadsheets, some basic knowledge of financial accounting concepts, proficiency with numbers and details.

To apply, and for full job description, see: https://employment.denison.edu/postings/781.


UELMA draft resolution

November 20, 2014

At our recent fall meeting, Mary Jenkins of the Hamilton County Law Library gave a presentation on the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), and at the business meeting we discussed the possibility of adopting a resolution in support of it. The Draft GODORT UELMA resolution was adapted from one approved by the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL), and we can take it up at our spring meeting. (For background information, see Mary Jenkins’ presentation.)

Fall 2014 Issue of Docs Prescriptions is now available!

November 1, 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Docs Prescriptions is now available. Issue 81 includes information about the Fall meeting at Denison University and some very interesting articles by several of our members.


Carol Singer, editor

NOTE: I somehow deleted Kirstin’s update about the State Library from the original issue 81, so I’ve added it back in to the revised issue. Also, I added a map of Denison University to the end of the Issue.


Fall Meeting Notice: November 7, 2014

October 9, 2014

The Fall Meeting of GODORT of Ohio will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Denison University in Granville. An agenda has been posted.

New Issue of Docs Prescriptions — Spring 2014

May 9, 2014

The Spring 2014 issue of Docs Prescriptions is now available. Enjoy!



Carol Singer, Editor

Spring Meeting Notice: May 16, 2014

April 14, 2014

The Spring Meeting of GODORT of Ohio will take place on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. This is a change from our usual venue, and Carol Ottolenghi, Director of Library Services and Ohio GODORT Secretary/Treasurer has arranged excursions and meetings within the Attorney General’s Office, the Statehouse, and the Supreme Court. 

An agenda has been posted. Because attendees will need to pay for parking near the Attorney General’s Office, GODORT of Ohio will provide lunches ordered from Zoup!. An order form will be distributed the week before the meeting. 

2014 State Plan

February 14, 2014

The 2014 State Plan is now available.

Display in a Bag PowerPoint

November 9, 2013

At yesterday’s meeting, several people requested that we post Audrey’s “Display in a Bag” PowerPoint on our website.

Here is a link to the file.



New issue of Docs Prescriptions now available

October 30, 2013

Issue 79, the Fall 2013 issue, of Docs Prescriptions is now available. Check the DocsRx page at: https://ohiogodort.org/organization-resources/docs-rx/

See you at the State Library on November 8th!


Carol Singer