Ashton Vagnone is OhioLINK's technology implementation specialist. He provides assistance to member libraries through user authentication and content management systems updates, website design improvements and by providing technical support on OhioLINK resources.
Ashton earned a B.A degree in history and completed a minor program of study in anthropology from the University of California, Davis. He is currently finalizing a culminating project for a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. While taking graduate courses at Sacramento State University, Ashton had the opportunity to write for the Archival Research in Sacramento (ARIS) project for the Society of American Archivists (SAA) group on campus and authored an online article on archival resources available at Sacramento Public Library.
Ashton was born in Sidney, Ohio and lived there for about 13 years before moving to Piqua, Ohio for a couple years. He has family in the Columbus area and spent some time living in Grove City and Hilliard as well.
Libraries are constantly evolving, adapting to better provide information to the communities they serve. I feel the collaborative work we do here at OhioLINK is part of the future of library service for the academic community here in Ohio. I’m excited to be a part of that mission.
His favorite books are Tolkien’s Hobbit and Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, and The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. He also enjoys tabletop games, computer games, and building/painting tabletop miniatures as well as weightlifting and hiking.