Meet the Staff Profile: Erin Kilkenny

Erin Kilkenny, OhioLINK’s cataloging assistant, earned her undergraduate degree in art history & visual culture from Denison University and is currently working on a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Erin came to OhioLINK from Southwest Public Libraries, where she was an adult reference assistant.

Erin recently talked with OhioLINK about her goals for after graduation, her passion for dairy and her unexpected bookmark collection.


How long have you been with OhioLINK?

I’ve been with OhioLINK for three months – I was just hired in July!

What are your responsibilities as OhioLINK’s cataloging assistant?

I assist my manager, Emily Flynn, in copy cataloging resources that OhioLINK purchases. I also...

Meet the Staff Profile: Meghan Frazer

Meghan Frazer, OhioLINK’s manager of Member and User Services, earned her Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and her undergraduate degree in computer and information science from The Ohio State University. Meghan came to OhioLINK from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where she managed the digital library and archives.

Meghan recently sat down with OhioLINK to talk about her talent for breaking things, her goals for the upcoming year and her time as a stand-up comedian.

Meghan Frazer

What are your responsibilities as OhioLINK’s manager of Member and User Services?

The role of the Member and User Services team is to support end users and...

Meet the Staff Profile: Stefanie Cunningham

Stefanie Wolf Cunningham, OhioLINK’s executive assistant, earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University where she majored in English. In addition to her time at Capital, she spent two years studying abroad at the Center for International Education in Moscow.

Cunningham, who worked as a library shelver throughout college, also has worked in University Press publishing. Before joining OhioLINK, she was a library specialist at Columbus State Community College and a collections and exhibitions intern at the Columbus Museum of Art.Stefanie Wolf

Stefanie recently sat down to talk about what led her to a job with OhioLINK, her study abroad experience in Russia, and her passion...

Meet the Staff Profile: Jennie Thomas

Jennie Thomas, OhioLINK’s Electronic Serials Clerk, earned her bachelor’s degree from Otterbein University where she double majored in history and government, and education – and her master’s in library science from Kent State University.

Jennie, who came out of retirement to join OhioLINK, previously worked as a public services librarian at The Athenaeum of Ohio, a Catholic seminary in Cincinnati. She also held two positions at the Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati as its serials librarian and interlibrary loan librarian.

Jennie Thomas, OhioLINK's Electronic Serials Clerk

Jennie recently talked to OhioLINK about the changes she’s witnessed in librarianship, her current library position, and her joys of being a grandmother.

How long have you been...

Meet the Staff Profile: Theda Schwing

Theda Schwing, OhioLINK’s Catalog Coordinator, earned her bachelor’s degree in integrated mathematics education from Miami University and her master’s in library science from Kent State University.Theda Schwing

Most recently she was the Technical Services Librarian at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she worked closely on her library’s migration to Sierra and their implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service. Theda, who comes from a family of librarians, is following in their footsteps. 

OhioLINK recently talked to Theda about her passion for the job, her marathon accomplishments, and her surprising talent for juggling. 

What are your responsibilities as OhioLINK’s catalog coordinator?

My main responsibility is to maintain...

Meet the Staff Profile: Emily Flynn

Emily Flynn, OhioLINK’s Metadata and ETD Coordinator, earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and her Master of Science in Information with a specialization in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan.

Emily FlynnEmily, who has experience as a catalog librarian at ProQuest and a cataloging assistant at the University of Michigan Law Library, began her library career as a student worker.

OhioLINK recently talked to Emily about her profession, love of Japanese culture, and her blog writing.

As metadata and ETD coordinator, what are your job responsibilities?

I catalog eBooks and e-journals for OhioLINK. I also fix the metadata and eBook issues if links aren’t...

Meet the Staff Profile: Tasha Bryant-Willis

OhioLINK’s Tasha Bryant-Willis strives for exceptional customer service

Coming from an extensive background in customer support, Tasha Bryant-Willis uses her skills as OhioLINK’s Coordinator, Member Support.

Tasha received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Retail Advertising from Columbus College of Art and Design. Before joining OhioLINK’s staff she worked at the Office of the University Bursar at The Ohio State University.

OhioLINK recently talked to Tasha about her profession, her love of books, and surviving art school boot camp.

As a coordinator, member support, what are your job responsibilities?

Tasha Bryant-Willis

I serve as the primary contact for the OhioLINK members who need technical support for our services. I also...

Meet the Staff Profile: Joanna Voss

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a regular series profiling OhioLINK staff.

OhioLINK’s newest member, collections analyst Joanna Voss, uses her skills from a STEM background.

Joanna took a roundabout way of being involved with library services. She received her bachelor of arts degree in physics from Denison University, and her masters degree in aerospace engineering from The Ohio State University. Afterwards, she worked at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and received her masters in library science from Kent State University in 2011.  Before joining the OhioLINK staff on September 2, 2014, she worked for Ohio State University as the electronic resources access coordinator.

Joanna recently sat down with OhioLINK to discuss her career and the importance of STEM in...