COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2017) – OhioLINK is pleased to welcome a new member to its team. Nichole Collier joined OhioLINK on May 1, 2017 as the OhioLINK systems librarian.
In this role, Collier will work closely with OhioLINK’s coordinator of catalogs, with personnel from OH-TECH, and with OhioLINK member institutions to assist in planning, implementing, and managing central library catalog functions. She will provide support for OhioLINK’s library catalogs and the integration of local systems; the print lending system; and the OhioLINK link resolver and associated services.
“We’re very excited to have Nichole join us,” OhioLINK Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski said. “Nichole provides stability for key catalog functions and improves OhioLINK service to users by providing backup catalog support. Her knowledge and experience in data analysis will be important as OhioLINK continues to investigate and represent use of our print resources and the OhioLINK Central Catalog.”
Collier comes to OhioLINK from The Ohio State University Libraries as a library collections analyst, where she managed projects related to data analysis of library electronic and print resources. Her library experience is paired with a strong research background as the research director for Columbus Business First newspaper and as a fellowship services specialist for Ohio State University’s Graduate School. Collier earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University, and her Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University.
Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium and serves more than 600,000 end users. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK provides a competitive advantage for Ohio’s higher education community by cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to and preserving an expanding array of print and digital resources, and by centrally hosting digital content. Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide users access to nearly 50 million books and other library materials, more than 100 electronic research databases, more than 81,000 e-books, thousands of images and videos, and millions of electronic journal articles.