Welcome to the Northern Ohio Chapter of The American
Society for Information Science and Technology



Hold the Date: Winter NORASIS Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Kent State University
School of Library and Information Science
1125 Risman Dr., Kent, OH 44243
3rd Floor Main University Library
or online via WebEx (WebEx connection at the bottom of this message)


Following our successful meeting and presentation from Dr. Emad Khazraee, we are planning 3 to 4 short talks at our winter meeting. A short talk is no longer than 15 minutes. We are planning a variety of topics. Look for details in an upcoming message.

Please join us for refreshments and a lively discussion. Instructions for connecting via WebEx can be found at the bottom of this message.

Business Items for Discussion

Update on consideration of merger with the Central Ohio ASIST chapter (COASIST): As we mentioned in our fall message, most local ASIST chapters have merged to form larger groups within each state. We have proposed that the NORASIS chapter merge with the Central Ohio local chapter (COASIST). This would allow us to combine resources and offer a range of shared events with access via the Web while continuing local events. As it turns out, Ohio is the only remaining state with multiple chapters. Ginnie has continued discussions on this with leaders of COASIST. We will wait until fall of 2016 for a vote on this change. In the meantime, we will work in concert with COASIST in sharing events and activities.

In our last message, we also mentioned the need to update the NORASIST bylaws. Given the delay in voting on the merger, we will not move forward on changes this winter.


Winter NORASIS Meeting Online Connection via WebEx

You may connect starting at 6:45, the meeting will begin at 7:00

Use this link to join the meeting: Join WebEx meeting

Meeting number:
703 901 279

Join by phone:
Local: 1-330-672-4000
Toll Free: 1-866-330-9367

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 713 901 279
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profile number for meeting host: 08069708





Serving our Users: An Ohio Dominican Perspective

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM

ODU Library Spangler Learning Center
1216 Sunbury Road Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 251-4752
bstettner@columbuslibrary.org
Download Flyer (PDF)


Join the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (COASIS&T) and presenters Michelle Sarff and Christina Bonner for a program about Ohio Dominican University's patron-driven Library.

Ohio Dominican University is a small, private, Catholic university. ODU Library's mission is to promote information literacy and inspire lifelong learning by providing personalized service and access to resources while addressing the research needs of the university community. Attendees will gain an understanding of ODU Library's unique users and the Library's response to serve its constituents, including user services, online presence, building space planning, curriculum engagement, involvement in university accreditation, and collaboration with other departments.

Michelle Sarff is the Head Librarian at ODU Library and the liaison to the Arts & Letters Division. She has a Master of Library and Information Science and a Bachelor's degree in English. As director of the library, Michelle's responsibilities include services management, budget management, outreach, grant writing, as well as reference, instruction, and collection development.

Christina Bonner is the Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator at ODU Library and also serves as liaison to the Division of Business and the Mathematics and Computer & Natural Sciences Division. She has a Master of Library and Information Science and a PhD in German. Her responsibilities include reference and instruction, online learning, related web page management, and collection development

WHEN Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00-6:30 Social/networking in the library's Reading Room on the top floor
6:30-8:00 Brief tour, presentation & Q&A
WHERE ODU Library Spangler Learning Center
1216 Sunbury Road Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 251-4752
COST Free, including on-campus parking (parking info provided upon RSVP)
RSVP bstettner@columbuslibrary.org by February 17, 2016

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Webmaster: Sean Petiya (spetiya1 AT kent DOT edu)
Last updated January 23, 2016