People & Library News

Ashland University News
Anita Slack has been appointed as the new editor of the Reference Sources Column for Reference & User Services Quarterly.  Any librarian interested in reviewing reference materials, please contact Anita at for more details.
Anita Slack, Communications Editor, Ashland University

Miami University News
Laura Birkenhauer began an appointment in October as an Academic Resident Librarian with Miami University Libraries.
Laura Bikenhauer, Miami University

OhioNet News
Jill Boggs Brust to Retire from OhioNET

Though all good things come to an end, we are sad to announce the upcoming retirement of our long-time colleague and friend, Jill Boggs Brust.

Jill started her career with OhioNET on January 30, 1986.  After a very full 31 years of service, Jill will be retiring on January 31, 2017.

During the course of those 31 years, Jill has served OhioNET and our members in a variety of positions: starting as a clerical assistant, Jill worked her way through nine different job titles, culminating with her current position as Member Order Specialist.

Jill has seen many transitions in libraries, in our membership, and in OhioNET.  The one constant has been Jill’s outstanding dedication to customer service.  Jill has never rested while a member issue remained unresolved, and her tenacity has been a tremendous example to us all.

Likewise, her quick laugh, warm smile and sunny disposition have given a lift to many a member and colleague over the years.  No one has ever been better at greeting people at conferences or communicating warmth over the phone than Jill.

We will miss her greatly.

We want to recognize her service, congratulate her on a career well-spent, and wish her the best in her new chapter with her husband Larry, her dog Buster, and her cat Callie.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to do the same.  Jill would love to hear from each of you.  You can send a note or give a call through the end of January: or 800-686-8975, ext. 20.
Christine Morris, OhioNET

Ohio University News
Ohio University Libraries have been awarded a Data Management & Analytics grant in the amount of $46,208 to identify and relocate unique and uncommonly held print monographs housed in the Southeast Ohio Regional Depository as a pilot project toward exploring workflows and workloads required to implement a new storage model for important print collections amongst OhioLINK institutions.
Alison Ricker, Procedures Manual Coordinator, Oberlin College

State Library of Ohio News
Cheryl Lubow retired at the end of November after 13 years with the State Library of Ohio as a reference and collection development librarian. Previously, she held a couple of positions at the Grandview Heights Public Library.
Cheryl Lubow, State Library of Ohio
(Editor’s Note:  Cheryl has indicated that in her new-found free time, she’ll be looking to tour libraries, so perhaps some of us will be lucky enough to see her!)

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