A Resolution: Honoring and Praising the State Library of Ohio on the Occasion of its 200th Anniversary

On August 4, 2017 at the State Library of Ohio’s 200th Anniversary Celebration, Katy Kelly, President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, on behalf of the Board and membership of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, presented a resolution and plaque to State Librarian Beverly Cain. Below is the full text of the resolution.

A Resolution

From the Academic Library Association of Ohio

honoring and praising the State Library of Ohio

on the occasion of its 200th anniversary

Whereas, the State Library of Ohio, originally named the Ohio State Library, was established in Columbus, Ohio, on January 28, 1817, as one of the earliest state agencies created;

Whereas, the State Library’s history and current services intersect with the people, cultural heritage, governing structures, education, and libraries of Ohio;

Whereas, the State Library serves the state government and all types of libraries and residents;

Whereas, the vision of the State Library is a Smarter Ohio where every Ohioan can access the necessary resources to be engaged citizens, excel at their jobs, participate in the workforce, and pursue their passions and interests;

Whereas, the State Library is committed to its mission and vision through outreach, programs, services, sharing networks, digitized resources, and collections;

Whereas, the State Library has supported libraries in the critical areas of funding and grants, resource sharing, consortia support, statewide delivery, statistics and reporting, continuing education, and use of facilities; and

Whereas, on August 4, 2017, the State Library of Ohio under the leadership of Beverly Cain celebrates its 200th anniversary,

I, Katy Kelly, President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, therefore resolve that the Board and membership of the Academic Library Association of Ohio:

  • celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the State Library of Ohio; and
  • honor and praise the State Library of Ohio for its abiding work to ensure every Ohioan can access the necessary resources to be engaged citizens, excel at their jobs, participate in the workforce, and pursue their passions and interests.

The residents of Ohio have benefited immeasurably through the efficacy of the State Library of Ohio.  We express our gratitude on behalf of all members of the Academic Library Association of Ohio.

-Katy Kelly, President, University of Dayton

*Presentation Photo by Christiana Congelio

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