Exciting to see that the Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named the musical Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for operations and e-licensing. She has served in an interim capacity since February. In addition to her new role as executive director, she will continue to lead negotiations with publishers and information vendors to acquire shared electronic resources for OhioLINK’s 117 member libraries and more than 800,00 students across the state. Pawlowski has nearly 20 years of experience in special, public and academic libraries and library-related private industry, with expertise in technology and the e-books/e-journals publishing ecosystem. Prior to joining OhioLINK, Pawlowski worked with the Cleveland Public Library, CLEVNET and Overdrive, Inc. She also served as archivist for the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. Pawlowski holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in music from the University of Hartford. Pawlowski currently serves on advisory boards for EBSCO Books, Springer Nature, and the Cambridge University Press (North America).You will remember that Gwen Evans, who is now Vice President, Global Library Relations, Elsevier, is the former executive Director of OhioLink.
I was saddened to learn that Sean Connery, who many of us consider the real James Bond, passed away a few days ago. Reading about his extensive acting achievements, I picked up this quote which was attributed to him by Aljean Harmetz in the New York Times: “But it’s the books, the reading, that can change one’s life. I’m the living evidence.”
Have a great day exploring the exhibits!