Amy Pawlowski joins OhioLINK as Deputy Director and E-Resources Licensing Coordinator

Amy Pawlowski will serve as deputy director and e-resources licensing coordinator for OhioLINK. Gwen Evans, executive director of OhioLINK, made the appointment today, announcing that Pawlowski will join the staff beginning Nov. 4.

“The deputy director and e-resources licensing coordinator post fills a vital function at OhioLINK,” said Evans, who has led the consortium now for a year. “Today, we don’t just deliver books across the state. Although OhioLINK still serves a key resource-sharing function, the vast majority of our collective budget is used to provide access to high-quality electronic resources. Amy Pawlowski has a wealth of experience working with e-resources, and I look forward to her joining our team.”

Presently from Cleveland, Pawlowski was the first partner services manager at Overdrive, a worldwide distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video. Now the web applications manager at the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), Pawlowski manages projects and e-resources for CPL and the CLEVNET consortium. She has taught information literacy, served on and chaired a number of library-related task forces, worked as an archivist for the Cleveland Orchestra and worked at Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. Pawlowski wrote the chapter on E-books in the Public Library in Sue Polanka’s “No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries,” and has presented widely at library conferences including ILEAD and ALA.

“Being named deputy director of OhioLINK is an enormous honor,” said Pawlowski. “I am excited about facilitating improved access to virtual resources for students and staff of member organizations, and I am looking forward to helping shape the organization as it moves into a new phase of cooperative resource sharing.”

Pawlowski holds a master’s degree in library information science from Kent State University, a master of music degree in performance from the University of Hartford and a bachelor of music degree in performance from Kent State.