Ohio’s New FINDER Tool: Libraries Can Now Upload Their Information

The State of Ohio is about to unveil a new digital platform where Ohioans can easily find local resources available to them, based on their location. Some of the resources that will be highlighted will be services available at individual public library locations – such as Wi-Fi hotspots, remote printing, etc. This is a great opportunity to get patrons back into our libraries and re-introduce them to library services.

The OLC hosted a webinar with Hank Harned from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT), Lt. Governor Jon Husted’s Office and Innovate Ohio, which explained the new FINDER tool and how Ohio’s public libraries can highlight their services and upload information into the FINDER portal.

View an archived version of this webinar.
[Run time: 38 minutes]


FINDER Portal Now Open
The Lt. Governor’s Office contacted OLC on July 9 and indicated that the portal is now officially open and ready to accept information from Ohio’s public libraries! They also provided new guides to answer your questions. See below.


Additional Resources:
  1. OH|ID Account Creation Guide (PDF)
  2. FINDER Resource Submission Guide (PDF)