Portrait of Cheryl StojakSubmitted by Randall McKenzie:

Cheryl Stojak will be retiring from her position of Electronic Resources Coordinator (Library Associate 2) after more than 33 years of service to The Ohio State University. Her last day will be December 31, 2020.

Before joining the University Libraries team in 1993, Cheryl served in numerous roles at Ohio State including accounts payable, the Ohio State power plant, the alumni development office, The Ohio State Research Foundation and the travel office. Her first position with University Libraries was in the Acquisitions Department, where she served as the head of the Financial Accounting Division. In that role, Cheryl assisted the department head with managing the Libraries materials budget and was responsible for creating and maintaining all fiscal and financial reports and files among other duties.

In 2000, Cheryl transitioned to a position as the Daytime Lead Circulation Supervisor at the Science and Engineering Library (now the 18th Avenue Library). In this role, Cheryl supervised student employees, managed OhioLink returns and hold requests, and worked with Columbus City Schools to provide summer internships for at-risk youth.

Since 2009, Cheryl has served in her current role as Electronic Resources Coordinator. She has been responsible for establishing orders and solving complex problems concerning subscriptions for all continuation materials including print journals, online journals, databases, electronic books and streaming video. She has also served as a primary resource for correspondence with vendors and publishers and has maintained vendor information in the integrated library system.

Cheryl’s supervisor, Anita Foster, says, “When I started at Ohio State, Cheryl was a great resource for helping me learn about our processes. She has been a key member of the team, willing to share her experience as it grew over the last few years. The entire ERMT and I value her deep knowledge of our work and her wizardly ability to create perfect Booleans to pull data from Sierra. We will miss her daily presence on the team, but wish her well on her next adventures.”

We are grateful to Cheryl for her many years of dedication to serving University Libraries users. Please join us in congratulating her on her upcoming retirement!