2020 OLC Elections: Meet the Candidates

Your opportunity to vote in the OLC’s 2020 elections will run from June 30 through July 30. All members will elect four members to the OLC Board of Directors, including one MLIS position, one library trustee position, and two at-large positions. Biographical information and candidate position statements will be included with your online ballot.

If you are a member of an OLC Division, you will have the opportunity to vote for your respective action council members. Please note that you will receive a separate ballot for each Division in which you are a member.

A link to your ballot(s) will be e-mailed to you on or before June 30, 2020 to your preferred e-mail address. In order to cast your vote, you must enter the username and password provided in the 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 2021):

MLIS Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Tom Dillie, Director, Minerva Public Library [incumbent] 
  • Rachelle Via (formerly Miller), Director, Troy-Miami County Public Library

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Tom Dillie

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Rachelle Via









Library Trustee Director Position (one to be elected):

  • Jed Grisez, Trustee, Archbold Community Library
  • Carol Herrick, Trustee, Washington-Centerville Public Library [incumbent]

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Jed Grisez

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Carol Herrick









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

  • Mary Ellen Icaza, Director, Stark County District Library
  • Richard Rubin, Trustee, Cuyahoga Falls Public Library and Retired Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University [incumbent]

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Mary Ellen Icaza

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Richard Rubin


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

  • Melissa Marolt, Director, Perry County District Library
  • Debbie Saunders, Director, Bossard Memorial Library of Gallia County

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Melissa Marolt

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Debbie Saunders