OhioLINK promotes three staff members with reorganization

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After an eventful year during which the organization changed leadership and assisted its member libraries as they dealt with unprecedented COVID-19 changes, OhioLINK announces a reorganization that promotes three long-time staff to leadership. Judy Cobb, Joanna Voss, and Theda Schwing will move into newly created Associate Director roles.

“Judy, Joanna, and Theda stepped up to guide OhioLINK and its member libraries through pandemic-created challenges with their technical expertise, strategic thinking, and empathy,” said OhioLINK Executive Director Amy Pawlowski, who assumed directorship in February after serving as Deputy Director since 2013. “I’m confident in their capacity...

Chancellor Gardner appoints Pawlowski as OhioLINK executive director

Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for operations and e-licensing. She has served in an interim capacity since February.

Amy Pawlowski
Amy Pawlowski

“Amy has proven her leadership through this challenging pandemic environment,” said Chancellor Gardner. “Her valuable expertise in libraries and technology will ensure that OhioLINK continues to find innovative ways to make higher education more accessible and more affordable for Ohio’s students.”

In addition to her new role as executive director, she will continue to lead negotiations with publishers and information vendors to acquire shared electronic resources for OhioLINK’s...

Meet the Staff: Nichole Frederick

Nichole Frederick, Systems Librarian, is the most recent addition to the OhioLINK team. Nichole received her degree from Ohio State, and her Masters of Library Information Sciences from Kent State. Before joining OhioLINK, Nichole worked for the Ohio State University libraries.

OhioLINK recently spoke with Nichole about her professional responsibilities as well as her favorite books, her many hobbies and how she enjoys spending her free time.

Nichole Collier

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Kettering but moved to Columbus when I was 8 years old. I grew up in Dublin.

In what subjects did you receive your degrees?

I have a BA in English with a focus on English Literature and...

Frederick joins OhioLINK as systems librarian

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2017) – OhioLINK is pleased to welcome a new member to its team. Nichole Frederick joined OhioLINK on May 1, 2017 as the OhioLINK systems librarian.


In this role, Frederick 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...

Meet the Staff Profile: Judith Cobb

Judith Cobb, OhioLINK’s digital curation coordinator, is the newest member to join the team. A librarian at heart, Cobb has spent many years working in library services. Prior to joining OhioLINK, Cobb spent over a decade at OCLC (Online Computer Library Center Inc.), most recently as a product manager for digital collection services.
In her new position, she will be building OhioLINK’s Digital Preservation Program from the ground up, by managing the implementation of Ex Libris Rosetta, a digital preservation platform. Cobb earned her master of library science from the University of Buffalo and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College.
Judith recently talked with OhioLINK about how library services have changed over the years, her accomplishment of teaching...

Meet the Interns: Libby Davis

Libby Davis, one of OhioLINK’s student interns, helps implement marketing strategies through social media as well as assists with various office tasks. The Columbus native has been working with OhioLINK since high school.

As a third-year student majoring in marketing at Ohio State, she has found her passion while working at OhioLINK and plans to continue on the marketing path after graduation.

Libby recently discussed with OhioLINK her plans for after graduation, her involvement in clubs at Ohio State and the reason you will never hear her sing in front of a crowd.

Libby Davis


What are your responsibilities as a student intern at OhioLINK?

I help with a lot of tasks that...

Meet the Interns: Brooklyn Ludlow

Brooklyn Ludlow is one of two student interns currently working at OhioLINK. As a third-year student at The Ohio State University, she has two rare and vastly different passions: Brooklyn is earning a major in jazz composition and a minor in computer information sciences.

Before coming to OSU, Brooklyn and a friend had their own business doing live sound setup for bands and events. They used their own equipment and worked as sound and lighting engineers and DJs.

Brooklyn recently talked with OhioLINK about her student position, her goals for after graduation and her experience playing the keyboard in her band.

Brooklyn Ludlow - Student Intern

What are your responsibilities as a student intern...

Meet the Staff Profile: Anita Cook

Anita Cook, a long-term employee of OhioLINK, is currently serving a half-time position somewhere very different from Ohio – in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.

Anita comes from a very extensive background in libraries after having 37 years of experience, 22 of which were at OhioLINK as the full time Coordinator of OhioLINK Catalogs. She has a Master of Arts in Librarianship from the University of Denver and a Master of Arts in Information Systems from the University of Nebraska.

Anita recently talked to OhioLINK about her time spent working in Alaska, her early years working at OhioLINK and moving to Las Vegas.

Anita Cook Profile Photo

How long have you been with OhioLINK? 


Meet the Staff Profile: Gwen Evans

Gwen Evans, OhioLINK’s executive director, certainly has an impressive (and extensive) background of knowledge, which ranges from ancient and medieval history to cultural anthropology.

Evans previously served as the director of special projects at the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH). She came to OH-TECH from her position as associate professor and coordinator of Library Information and Emerging Technology at Bowling Green State University. 

Gwen recently sat down with OhioLINK to discuss her time spent in Indonesia, the changes she has seen in library services and her experience riding in the 2015 Pelotonia.

Gwen Evans Profile Photo
Gwen Evans, OhioLINK Executive Director

Can you give a short description of your scholarly education?

It won’t be short!...

Meet the Staff Profile: Amy Pawlowski

Amy Pawlowski is OhioLINK’s deputy director and eResources licensing coordinator, though she claims she likes to think of herself as OhioLINK’s .exe file. Amy holds two degrees in music performance, which are a unique contrast to her master’s degree in library information science from Kent State University.

Pawlowski Profile Headshot

Amy came to OhioLINK from the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), where she was the web applications manager and oversaw projects and eResources for CPL and the CLEVNET consortium.

Amy recently talked with OhioLINK about her background in music performance, her love for sewing and her surprising interest in regency romance novels.

How long have you been with OhioLINK?

I just celebrated my two-year anniversary...