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Working Groups

Getting Things Done

Working Groups Overview

Working Groups

  • The expectation is that every OPAL library director will be part of a working group, task force, and/or hold an elected office. Membership of working groups (minimum 4 members) will include library directors and library staff as needed for their expertise and insight, with OhioNet staff participating by invitation. Working groups will do work in between meetings to ensure progress is made. Working groups will submit written updates to the Executive Committee to be included as part of the Directors Council consent agenda. Working groups may meet and/or collaborate with other working groups on Directors Council meeting dates as necessary. 
  • An annual review of the Working Group roster takes place at the initial fall meeting of the Directors Council each year. Participants in the Working Groups who are not present at the Directors Council (i.e. library staff members) are contacted by the designated leader of each Working Group between the time of the Annual Conference and the initial fall meeting of the Directors Council to confirm continued participation.  New directors  identify a working group of their own choosing for participation during the onboarding process. 
  • Additions or removals from groups are communicated by the leader of the Working Group to the Chair of the EC, the Secretary of the EC, and

Working Group meeting minutes have been moved to the OPAL Repository under the DC section.

Working Groups - Assessment


Objective: Evaluate OPAL programs, projects, and activities.

Leader: Vacant
Scribe: Vacant

Members: Tiffany Lipstreu (Otterbein), Michelle Millet (John Carroll), Matt Polcyn (OhioNet) 

Working Groups - Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications

Objective: Maintain website content and create digital/print collateral and promotional items to tell our story.

Leader: Nainsi Houston
Scribe: Laurie Repp

Members: Nainsi Houston (Muskingum), Laurie Repp (Heidelberg), Stevo Roksandic (Mount Carmel), Carla Sarratt (Mount Union), Beverly Lane (PCJ)

Outreach & Relationships

Outreach & Relationships

Objective: Cultivate relationships with all Ohio private academic libraries, maintain existing relationships, and identify other library organizations to partner with to achieve common goals.

Leader: LuAnn Boris (Walsh)

Members: LuAnn Boris (Walsh), Becki Daniels (Mercy College of Ohio), Suzy Schroeder-Green (Ursuline), Sr. Sandra Rutkowski (Lourdes), Chuck Vesei (Baldwin Wallace)

Shared Expertise

Shared Expertise

Objective: Encourage sharing of library staff time and/or expertise.

Leader: Lucinda Chandler (Wilmington)
Scribe: Rebecca Fort (Malone)

Members: Lucinda Chandler (Wilmington), Carrie Phillips (Bluffton), Rebecca Fort (Malone), Lisa Crumit-Hancock (Defiance), Amy Leoni (Franciscan), Connie Song (Mount St Mary), Matt Polcyn (OhioNet)

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