About Us


Who We Are
Executive Board
Governing Document

Executive Board


Sharon Roney, President

Sharon Roney, President

Librarian
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
30 West Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Sharon Roney is a librarian with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene. The BWC library is a State of Ohio agency library specializing in occupational safety and health, workers compensation, rehabilitation, insurance, training, management, and professional development materials. Sharon has 10 years of previous government service with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Coal Development Office and the Clean Ohio Fund as well as 15 years of environmental consulting experience in private industry. She holds a BS in Biology from Ohio State University and a MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science) from Kent State University.


Contact Info:
Phone: 614-466-0580
sharon.roney@bwc.state.oh.us

Erin Waltz, President-Elect

Erin Waltz, President-Elect

Library Public Services Manager
Supreme Court Law Library
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3431


Erin Waltz is the Library Public Service Manager for the Supreme Court of Ohio. With a collection of over 400,000 equivalent volumes, the Law Library is one of the largest state Supreme Court law libraries in the nation. In addition to providing library services to the Justices and Court staff, the Law Library also serves the need for legal information and materials for the state legislature, state administrative agencies, attorneys and the general public. Previously, Erin worked for twelve years as the Research Librarian at Bricker & Eckler LLP and the Ohio Attorney General's office. She received her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Capital University. Erin is a strong believer in promoting library services and loves National Library Week. She has been a member of SLA since 2005.


Contact Info:
Phone: 614-387-9668
erin.waltz@sc.ohio.gov

Kemberly A. M. Lang, Treasurer

Kemberly A. M. Lang, Treasurer

Kemberly (Kem) Lang is a professional librarian with almost 25 years of special library experience. Although currently looking for her next business/work opportunity, Kem accrued her post-MLS library experience while employed for Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. Her role as Library Manager for Battelle’s Technical Library included managing a library team made up of 6.5 staff which included 4 librarians, 2 library assistants and a library clerk. She began her career at Battelle in 1986 as a Library Clerk and rose up through the library organization to become the Library Manager in 1991. Kemberly managed all aspects of the Battelle Library including budgeting, personnel, collections management, project management and all day-to-day operations. Kemberly obtained her MLS from Kent State University in 1988 specializing in Special Libraries and Library Automation. She is currently enrolled in the Knowledge Management Online Certificate Program in the IAKM School at Kent State University.


Contact Info:
rklang@sbcglobal.net

Kathryn Sabol, Secretary

Kathryn Sabol, Secretary

Reference Services Librarian
State Library of Ohio
274 East 1st Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201


Katie Sabol is currently a Reference Librarian with the State Library of Ohio. She began this position in April of 2010 and previously worked as a reference librarian for the United States Air Force, Air Combat Command at Langely Air Force Base in Virginia. The State Library of Ohio provides research and information services for Ohio’s state employees and is a regional federal depository library for federal documents. She received her BA in political science from the Ohio State University and her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a member of SLA since 2010.


Contact Info:
ksabol@library.ohio.gov

Larry Olszewski, Director

Larry Olszewski, Director

Director, OCLC Library
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH 43017


Larry has been at OCLC for over 24 years, all of it spent in the OCLC Library. He has been the Director of the OCLC Library since 1993. Larry has a doctorate from The Ohio State University and a master's in library science from Kent State University. Larry is fluent in Spanish and French and can read about 10 other languages. Among his other major accomplishments are a library school educator, a contributor to professional library publications, leader in special librarianship, and an international speaker on library-related issues.


Contact Info:
Phone: 614-764-6293
olszewsl@oclc.org

Melanie Blau, Dayton Liaison

Melanie Blau, Dayton Liaison

Research Analyst
Wright Brothers Institute
500 Springfield St. Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45431


Melanie Blau is Lead Research Analyst in the IDEA Lab of Wright Brothers Institute (WBI). In that capacity she supports R & D efforts by literature landscaping and visual analysis of a wide variety of scientific and technical domains from materials science and psychology through aeronautical engineering. She manages the Research Pod which includes interns (undergraduate through graduate level) producing information products based on solid research skills and state-of-the-art tools. Melanie received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a member of SLA since being a student there in 2006. She is the inaugural Spread the Word columnist for the Government Documents Roundtable publication, Documents to the People (DTTP) where she writes on using government databases to support outreach programming. Prior to working at WBI she was a Reference and Outreach librarian in the Technical Library for the Air Force Research Laboratory and before that worked Reference and Circulation (staff supervisor) at various University of Cincinnati libraries. Before working in libraries, Melanie had a business career as a turnaround/start-up manager in a service industry. Her undergraduate degree is a double Economics/French Literature B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.


Contact Info:
melanie.blau@wbi-icc.com

Melissa Hill, Membership

Melissa Hill, Membership

Electronic Services Librarian
Ohio Dominican University
Spangler Learning Center
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219


Melissa Hill has been a member of SLA Central Ohio Chapter since 2007, the same year in which she earned her MLIS from Kent State University. Through employment and volunteer positions, she has had the opportunity to work at Columbus Metropolitan Library, The Ohio State University, and Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She is currently the Electronic Services Librarian at Ohio Dominican University Library.


Contact Info:
Phone: 614-251-4637
Fax: 614-252-2650
hillm2@ohiodominican.edu
hill_mk@hotmail.com