2018 OLC Elections: Meet the Candidates

Your opportunity to vote in the OLC’s 2018 elections will run from June 30 through July 30. All members will elect five members of the OLC Board of Directors, including one MLIS position, one library trustee position, and three at-large positions. You will also cast a vote for Ohio’s ALA Councilor. Biographical information and candidate position statements will be included with your online ballot.

If you are member of an OLC Division, you should have received a separate ballot for each Division of which you are a member to elect your respective action council members.

Please check your my OLC account to verify your e-mail address.

A link to your ballot(s) was e-mailed to you on June 30, 2018 to your preferred e-mail address. In order to cast your vote, you must enter the username and password provided in this e-mail for each ballot.

If you have questions about voting, contact the OLC office at 614-410-8092.


The OLC is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for election to three-year terms on the OLC’s Board of Directors (terms begin January 2019):

MLIS Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Elizabeth Muether, Director, Mercer County District Library
  • Laura Lee Wilson, Director, Huron County Community Library

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Elizabeth Muether

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Laura Lee Wilson

Library Trustee Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Thomas Westlake, Trustee, Ashtabula County District Library
  • Mark Whitaker, Trustee, Loudonville Public Library

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Thomas Westlake

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Mark Whitaker

At-Large Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Roger Donaldson, Director, Jackson City Library
  • Aimee Fifarek, Director, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
  • Joe Yagielo, Associate, Lorain Public Library

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Roger Donaldson

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Aimee Fifarek

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Joe Yagielo

At-Large Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Angela Cox, Fiscal Officer, Delaware County District Library
  • Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library
  • Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library
  • Daniel Slife, Director, Wadsworth Public Library

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Angela Cox

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Tony Howard

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Cheryl Kuonen

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Daniel Slife

At-Large Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Travis Bautz, Director, MidPointe Library System
  • Rachel Gut, Assistant Director, Dayton Metro Library
  • Jennifer Slone, Access Team Leader, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library

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Travis Bautz

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Rachel Gut

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Jennifer Slone



The OLC is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for election as Ohio’s ALA Councilor:

ALA Councilor Position (one to be elected):

  • Constance Ament, Trustee, Marvin Memorial Library
  • Julianne Bedel, Assistant Director, Medina County District Library (effective 7.23.18)
  • Meg Delaney, Main Library Manager, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Connie Ament

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Julianne Bedel

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Meg Delaney