Past Events | 2011

Energize Your Sci / Tech Research! :Learn the Latest from an Expert at the Department of Energy

Sponsored by SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries Consortia

Tuesday, September 20 at 9am ET
SWON Libraries Conference Room
10945 Reed Hartman Hwy
Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Tim Byrne has been with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information in Oak Ridge, Tennessee since November 2007. Prior to that time, he developed a great deal of expertise with OSTI databases and DOE technical reports during 23 years at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was the Head of the Government Publications Library and Regional Depository Librarian. The CU Government Publications Library contains one of the largest technical report collections in the country.

As Senior Outreach Librarian with OSTI, Tim is responsible for increasing communications between OSTI and libraries. This involves increasing librarians' awareness of OSTI products and services while also making OSTI aware of the needs and concerns of librarians. One of Tim's accomplishments at OSTI has been the creation of 280,000 MARC records for the full-text reports in the DOE Information Bridge.

Tim has a long history of activity within the ALA Government DocumentsRoundtable and was the 2011 recipient of GODORT's James Bennett Childs Award. During 2008/09, he served as Chair of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer. He is currently Co-Chair of the ACRL Science and Technology Section Government Information Committee.


The workshop's learning objective is to familiarize participants with OSTI'sresources for discovering scientific and technical information. Theseresources include databases of Department of Energy supported research in avariety of formats such as Information Bridge, Energy Citations Database,ScienceCinema, and DOE Data Explorer, plus federated search products forsearching multiple scientific databases and portals at one time, includingScienceAccelerator,gov,, and

CO-SLA August Social Hour

Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30pm ET
Old Bag of Nails Pub
18 North Nelson Road
Bexley, OH 43219

Central Ohio SLA May Event!

Ergonomics for Librarians

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:00pm ET
Columbus Metropolitan Library Whetstone Branch
3909 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214

Banish backaches and eliminate eyestrain! Learn how to lift properly. This presentation addressed improving the design of tools, equipment, jobs, and work techniques in order to reduce muscle strains and cumulative trauma.

Mike Lampl - Ergonomist for the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) was our presenter.

Mike is a certified professional ergonomist. He is an acting ergonomics technical advisor for Ohio BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene. He has 18 years of safety and health experience in private industry and at BWC. Mike also is a member of the planning committee for the Applied Ergonomics Conference sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

CO-SLA March Social Hour

Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm ET
Northstar Cafe
4241 North High St
Columbus, OH 43214

Library Careers Night

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 5:00pm
State Library of Ohio
274 East 1st Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-3692

The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) held its annual Library Careers Night at the State Library of Ohio on March 15, 2011.

The agenda was:

5:00-6:00 pm - Two speakers discussed job hunting experiences:

Sharon Holderman
The Ohio State University ATI Library
"Job Hunting in the Digital Age"

Julie Albert
The Columbus Dispatch Library
"Observations of a Veteran Job Hunter: Notes from Both Sides of the Desk"

6:00-7:30 pm - Library Exhibits

Kent State's Library Careers Night presents a great opportunity to meet new and potential members and offer advice on their careers. It is also an opportunity to network with other library professionals in attendance.

Please note: This is not a job fair but rather, an informational event intended to introduce students and new librarians to the many opportunities available to those with a MLIS degree.

CO-SLA January Social Hour

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 5:30pm
Yellow Brick Pizza
892 Oak Street
Columbus, OH 43205 | Map It!

Special Libraries Association Central Ohio Chapter met for a social gathering at Yellow Brick Pizza in Olde Town East! President Sharon Roney and President-elect Erin Waltz shared their experiences and thoughts about the recent SLA Leadership Conference.

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