Small Libraries Division

Action Council | Goals and Objectives

The Small Libraries Division represents the interests of small libraries in Ohio, and provides a forum for administrators, staff members, and trustees to discuss issues of particular concern to small libraries.

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Action Council

Jim Gill, Coordinator (2019)
Dover Public Library
Work: (330) 343-6123

Nicole Rush, Asst. Coordinator (2019)
St. Paris Public Library
Work: (937) 663-4349

Shane Hoffman, Secretary (2019)
Plain City Public Library
Work: (614) 873-4912 x124

Joseph Knueven, Past Coordinator (2019)
Wilmington Public Library
Work: (937) 382-2417

Lisa Santucci (2020)
Tipp City Public Library
Work: (937) 667-3826 x201

Daphne Silchuk-Ashcraft (2019)
Orrville Public Library
Work: (330) 683-1065

Doug Walsh (2020)
St. Clairsville Public Library
Work: (740) 695-2062 x612

Kathleen Webb (2019)
Marvin Memorial Library
Work: (419)347-5576 x303

Board Liaison: Tom Dillie
PDC Liaisons: Luke Bentley, Valerie Kocin


Goals and Objectives

(1) Explore more effective ways to inform and support small libraries throughout the state.

  • Introduce Small Libraries Division at New Directors Workshop.
  • Survey small libraries to find out their preferred method of delivery of continuing education programs.
  • Promote the Administrator Forums to attract more attendees.
    • Continue to work with the OLC Human Resources and Trainer Development Division to have a representative discuss HR topics.
    • Choose five good locations around the state to make it as convenient as possible for administrators to attend.
  • Continue to update the Small Libraries Division blog at least once a month with relevant articles.
    • Explore possibility of featuring a small library in the state each month on the blog.
    • Increase the focus on marketing the blog to make sure it is reaching a wide audience.
  • Develop more content for the OLC Small Libraries division web page.

(2) Offer programs on topics of interest to small libraries at the 2019 Convention and Expo.

  • Host a small libraries’ Director roundtable.
  • Increase collaboration with other OLC Divisions and Committees to gear program topics toward small libraries.
  • Investigate the possibility of holding programs aimed at small libraries on Thursday to make it more convenient for Directors who can only attend one day.