OhioLINK awarded Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to bridge COVID-created gaps in higher education instructional materials and library resources

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has received $2.5 million from the Ohio Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The funds will be used to purchase digital resources for Ohio colleges, such as streaming video and e-books, to supplement online research, as well as provide instructional support for a wide range of curriculum, including physical and applied science courses that traditionally have not been taught online. GEER is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which authorized federal economic aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes several funding streams, such as GEER, to support the education...

OhioLINK Awards Research Grants to Wright State University, Bowling Green State University

After a competitive application and review process, OhioLINK is pleased to announce the grant recipients of OhioLINK’s first research awards. The two grant recipient groups are Wright State University’s Shu Schiller, Ph.D., and Bowling Green State University’s Andrea Boehme and Katie Mihaly.

The OhioLINK research awards support research projects by members to answer questions or investigate topics of direct interest to OhioLINK and its members. 

“I am extremely excited and thankful for the OhioLINK Research Award,” Schiller said. “The grant will enable us to develop a training plan to develop student workers and optimize resource allocations for virtual reference services. We are confident that our findings will also help the other 119 OhioLINK consortium members improve their reference services offered...

OhioLINK institutions in NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition

Congratulations to Kent State University School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University Tuscarawas Academic Learning Commons and The Ohio State University Libraries Journal Publishing for their mentions in the 2015 New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition. The features include information about increased access to research content, the future roles and skills of librarians and the implications of makerspace inclusion in the library. You can check out the report here: (mentions on pages 9, 29 & 36).large_NMC Horizon Report Cover.png

The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition focuses solely on emerging trends and technology in the library sciences. An international expert panel determined the topics...