UC Librarians and Staff Member Selected to Participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2018

Congratulations to UC’s Hong Cheng, Craig Person and Michelle McKinney on their selection to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2018!


The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET are pleased to announce the cohort of developing leaders selected to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2018. Participants were carefully chosen based on their outstanding leadership potential; excellent communication skills; successful library employment experience; initiative, commitment and reasonable risk taking; forward-thinking approach to problem solving; and commitment to the profession.

“Library Leadership Ohio has long been recognized as Ohio’s premier institute for helping future leaders identify and develop their skills.  It is gratifying to look around the state and see LLO graduates in key leadership positions throughout Ohio’s library community,” expressed State Librarian Beverly Cain. “I look forward to meeting the 2018 Library Leadership Ohio class and working with them to lead Ohio’s libraries to even greater levels of achievement.”

“OhioNET is pleased to partner again with the State Library of Ohio to facilitate development of the next generation of library leaders in Ohio.  We have been working since last fall to make sure that LLO 2018 gives the greatest opportunities for invited attendees to learn from—and with—each other, and to further develop strong ties across library types,” said OhioNET Executive Director/CEO Michael P. Butler.  “Library Leadership Ohio is a tremendous example of what collaboration can do for the benefit of the entire Ohio library community, and I am grateful to all who have helped to make LLO 2018 a reality.”

Congratulations to the following individuals selected to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2018:

  • Claire Ballinger  – Athenaeum of Ohio
  • Elaine Betting  – Lorain Public Library System
  • Nimisha Bhat  – Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Angela Bronson – Toledo Lucas County Public Library
  • Kaya Burgin – Westerville Public Library
  • Robyn Case  – Wright Memorial Public Library
  • Hong Cheng – University of Cincinnati
  • Natalie Dielman – Way Public Library
  • Matthew Dyer – Ohio Office of Budget & Management
  • Michael Dziabiak – Shafer Library, University of Findlay
  • Kathryn Fisher  – Ralph M. Besse Library, Ursuline College
  • Meagan Fowler – Saint Joseph Academy
  • Jaclyn Fulwood  – Dayton Metro Library
  • Morgan Hidy – Worthington Libraries
  • Anne Jubera – Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Mary Looby – Cleveland Heights – University Heights Public Library
  • Kristin McCormick – Worthington Libraries
  • Jessica McIntosh  –  Otterbein University
  • Michelle McKinney – University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College
  • Terrence Metter  – Cleveland Public Library
  • Katherine Midgley  – Toledo Lucas County Public Library
  • Macie Penrod  – Ohio University-Alden Library
  • Maryann Penzvalto – Cuyahoga County Public Library – Bay Village Branch
  • Craig Person – University of Cincinnati
  • Sara Phillips – Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
  • Rebecca Ransberger – Toledo Lucas County Public Library – King Road Branch
  • Kari Siders – Southern State Community College
  • Jamie Stilla – Medina County District Library
  • Desiree Thomas – Worthington Libraries
  • Shannon Titas – Shaker Heights Public Library
  • Amy Wainwright –  John Carroll University – Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Center
  • Adam Wanter  – MidPointe Library System

Library Leadership Ohio 2018 will be facilitated by Ivy Library from Charlottesville, Virginia and will take place July 17 – 20, 2018 at the Quest Conference Center and Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Library Leadership Ohio is co-sponsored by the State Library of Ohio and OhioNET, with support from the Ohio Educational Media Library Association (OELMA) and the Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL).  The program is funded in part through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.  For more information, visit the Library Leadership Ohio website.

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