2021 OLC Elections: Meet the Candidates

Your opportunity to vote in the OLC’s 2021 elections will run from June 30 through July 30. OLC members will elect five members to the OLC Board of Directors, including one MLIS position, one library trustee position, and three at-large positions, as well as Ohio’s Councilor to the American Library Association (ALA).

A link to your ballot will be sent to your preferred e-mail address on June 30. Please check your myOLC account now to verify your e-mail address. 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. You will receive a separate ballot for each Division in which you are a member.

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.

OLC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 2022).

Board Candidates:


MLIS Director [one to be elected]:

William Rutger, Avon Lake Public Library
Laura Lee Wilson, Huron County Community Library, Incumbent

photo of Rutger and Wilson


Library Trustee Director [one to be elected]:
Jed Grisez, Trustee, Archbold Community Library
Richard Rubin, Trustee, Cuyahoga Falls Public Library, Incumbent

photo of Grisez and Rubin

 


At-Large Director [one to be elected]:
Aimee Fifarek, Public Library of Youngstown-Mahoning County, Incumbent
Beth Steiner, Auglaize County Public District Library System

photo of Fifarek and Steiner


At-Large Director [one to be elected]:
Stephanie Buchanan, Bucyrus Public Library
Cheryl Kuonen, Mentor Public Library, Incumbent

photo of Buchanan and Kuonen

 


At-Large Director [one to be elected]:
Roger Donaldson, Jackson City Library
Jennifer Slone, Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library, Incumbent

photo of Donaldson and Slone


Ohio’s Councilor to the American Library Association (ALA):

ALA Councilor [one to be elected]:
Andrew Mangels, Westlake Porter Public Library
Nick Tepe, Athens County Public Libraries

photo of Mangels and Tepe