Day 1: Meetin'
August 12, 2016 (Friday), 3PM-5PM
Hours completed: 2.00
Accumulated on-site hours completed: 2.00
Today I met with Nicole Merriman at the State Library of Ohio. Nicole is the Head of Research and Catalog Services, so she oversees the State Library's team of catalogers and reference librarians. The purpose of the meeting was to solidify our expectations of the practicum work and come up with a tentative work schedule.
Nicole and the State Library are interested in having a template that they can use to sustain this practicum project after my obligation has ended. I plan for this project to provide a product that the Ohio Office of Budget and Management will be able to use for its current and future staff, and a also a product that the State Library can support going forward. Nicole encouraged me to make a product that works for OBM first, and then come up with a way to tailor it for the State Library's use.
Along with coming up with a tentative on-site schedule, we talked a little about the logistics involved with being a practicum student who also works full time for another state agency. Nicole will find out where I'll be sitting and whether I'll need a practicum email address created.
We talked about some of the challenges I may face with this project. Some of them included:
Vision: A Smarter Ohio
Goal 1: Support digitization efforts to widen access to the State Library of Ohio’s collection and increase resource sharing throughout the state
Goal 2: Position the State Library of Ohio to state government as the preferred channel for information
Goal 4: Expand access to resources in cost efficient ways through electronic channels
Goal 5: Lead innovation and development efforts for libraries to ensure ongoing relevance to communities across Ohio
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To map available State Library of Ohio resources to the 27 job competencies impacting the 66 job classifications and 253 employees at the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
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