Today I shadowed Jen Johnson, Electronic Resources Librarian, as she worked a shift on the Reference Desk. Jen is an ILEAD USA Ohio graduate. I appreciated her explanations and patience as I asked questions about reference, the State Library, and my project. Nicole joined us, and in between reference questions the three of us talked about the differences between the discovery layer, the local/classic catalog, the OhioLINK central catalog, and some of the electronic resources found within each/either/both/all/none of them. Nicole drew a helpful (and awesome) Venn diagram for me. My key takeaways/rules of thumb were:
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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