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Management Committee September 20 Recording and Notes Available

Submitted by Elaine Pritchard:

The recording and notes from the September 20 Management Committee are now available for viewing in Sharepoint.

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Questions? Contact Elaine Pritchard.90.

Updates and Reminders About Events in Thompson Library

Submitted by Quanetta Batts:

The fall semester is in full swing, and we are busy hosting in-person, virtual and hybrid events with rental customers, student groups and our Libraries colleagues.  

Here are a few things that you should keep in mind if you are hosting an event:

  • Rooms should be used as-is until further notice. If you need to rearrange the furniture, please be sure you reset the room before you leave.  
  • If you are hosting a hybrid event, we recommend using room 150, 165 or 305D for the best experience. Please work with IT to determine how to manage virtual access for your event. 
  • The O&E team will continue to support event logistics, set up Zoom webinars and add event information to our website.  
  • If you are hosting a public event, please complete the Public Program Planning Form at least two weeks prior to your event. Completing the form will also trigger support from Marketing & Communications. 

Please note: The ADs are working with IT to test the technology in meeting rooms in Thompson Library. IT will send a separate communication regarding our ability to support hybrid meetings in the future. 

New Name for SAC Mentorship Program

Submitted by Sarah Collier:

Over the summer, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) began discussions about rebranding the SAC Mentorship Program to be more in line with the intended purpose of the program, which is to welcome newly hired staff to Libraries and be a friendly face as they learn to navigate working here. Moving forward, the Mentorship Program will now be known as the University Libraries Welcome Program.

We are asking current staff to volunteer to be partnered with new staff hires. The time commitment is 6 months to 1 year. As a Welcome Partner, you will:

  • Explain the organizational structure.
  • Introduce new staff to other staff/faculty.
  • Arrange for visits to other library locations outside the building you work in.
  • Explain the Staff Advisory Council’s structure and what role it plays.
  • Talk about employee recognition programs.
  • Describe communication resources like NewsNotes and listservs.
  • Be a general resource for questions.

Theresa and Sarah also have plans to hold an exciting group event every month that all paired Welcome Partners will be invited to.

If you would like to volunteer for the new Libraries Welcome Program, please reach out to Sarah Collier (collier.330) or Theresa Cavin (cavin.41).


Information Session: Open Access Publishing Agreements

Submitted by Maureen Walsh:

Ohio State corresponding authors can publish Open Access articles at no cost to them under the agreements University Libraries and the Health Sciences Library have with several major publishers.

To learn more about our current Open Access publishing agreements with Wiley, Cambridge University Press, PLOS, Taylor & Francis and the Royal Society, please join us for a virtual session we are offering for Libraries faculty and staff (University Libraries, Health Sciences Library, Law Library and regional campus libraries). We will provide an overview of each publisher agreement and the benefits of each. We will answer questions you may have about our agreements and Open Access publishing.

Open Access Agreements Information Session for Library Faculty and Staff
Thursday, October 6 
2-2:50 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 942 6484 4329
Password: 524219

Please contact us at with any questions about our Open Access publishing agreements.

Information about our Transforming the Scholarly Publishing Economy Initiative is available on the Transforming Scholarly Publishing @ Ohio State home page.

Gene Springs, Collections Strategist, The Ohio State University Libraries
Maureen Walsh, Scholarly Sharing Strategist, The Ohio State University Libraries
Co-Leads, Transforming the Scholarly Publishing Economy Initiative

Framework 3.0 Campus Masterplan: Opportunity for Input

Submitted by Leigh Bonds:

University Administration & Planning is working with the architectural firm Ayers Saint Gross to develop the campus masterplan: Framework 3.0. The 15-18 month project began this summer with an analysis phase including assessment/listening and engagement with stakeholders. This PDF contains an overview of ongoing and recent planning coordination, the key themes guiding key scope elements, proposed planning districts, and process timeline.

Administration & Planning’s website contains the latest information on Framework 3.0 and will be updated continuously through the next 12-18 months.

Anyone affiliated with Ohio State is invited to provide input.

University Libraries Buckeyes for Charity: Caring for Our Communities 

Submitted by Laura Tonniges:

Now is the time to give to organizations that matter to you and make a difference in the lives of Ohioans. The Ohio State Buckeyes for Charity campaign makes it easy for you to help – you can choose from more than 850 Ohio nonprofit organizations and donate conveniently one time or through payroll deduction. Together, we can unite to care for each other and our communities.

Make a pledge or learn more at Please reach out to your ambassadors, Theresa Cavin ( and Laura Tonniges (, with any questions.

Reminder: Autumn 2022 Credit-Bearing Course Teaching Survey

Submitted by Amanda Folk:

If you are teaching a credit-bearing course where you are listed as the instructor of record this autumn semester, please fill out this short survey for the Teaching & Learning Department. We ask that you fill out the survey for each semester you are teaching a for-credit course. If you teach multiple classes, please submit a set of responses for each course. We plan to use this information to assist with reporting out to ARL for instruction statistics, as well as for understanding the frequency and scope of teaching activities for credit-bearing courses at University Libraries.

If you are teaching in other capacities where you are not the instructor of record, please continue to use the LibInsight Instruction Statistics form to record those instances.

We ask that you complete this survey by Friday, September 30. Please reach out to with questions.

Join the new STEM Community of Practice

The Ohio State Office of Outreach and Engagement invites individuals to come together as a community of practice to share resources, ideas, impact and expertise related to STEM-based outreach and engagement programs focused on youth, adult and community participants. The overall goal of the community of practice is to provide opportunities for individuals to build collaborations and learn from each other. The first meeting will take place October 7 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

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Management Committee Notes and Recordings Available

Submitted by Elaine Pritchard:

The recordings and notes from previous Management Committee meetings are available for viewing in Sharepoint.

September 6
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August 25
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HathiTrust 2022 Membership Meeting Registration Open

Submitted by Karla Strieb:

As a HathiTrust member library, any Libraries employee can attend the October 27 virtual 2022 Member Meeting, “Constructing Shared Culture: Building Vision, Values, and Strategies for the Future.” This year’s meeting seeks to center members in the conversation about HathiTrust’s organization and future strategic direction. HathiTrust wants to hear from you as experts at your own library and as leaders within their organization and in the field at large. What you share on this day will be part of the foundation for HathiTrust’s strategic conversations in the coming year.

Please register for both the main meeting and one breakout session. Breakout sessions focus on aspects of the 2019-2023 Strategic Directions and are hosted by members of the member meeting planning group and Program Steering Committee.

Register for the meeting and breakout session here by October 15.

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