Welcome to the Consortium of Ohio County Law Libraries!
Established on January 1, 2011 by ORC § 3375.481, the consortium is governed by a board of five trustees. The consortium has five specific charges:
The ORALL SIG and the Consortium of Ohio County Law Libraries will hold a joint two-day meeting on April 26 and 27, 2018. The meeting will take place at the Mohican State Park Lodge. The consortium meeting will begin at 2:00 pm.
Items included on the consortium agenda will be the approval of 2018 optional grants, a proposal by EBSCO, and the 2017 year-end report. A final agenda will be linked here soon.
The Statewide Consortium of Ohio County Law Libraries is pleased to offer refund grants again on statutory income earned in 2017 and due to be paid by February 15, 2018.
Each county law library will received a grant equal to 25% of their total 2017 statutory income to be deducted from tehir total due to the consortium. Libraries will be responsible for figuring their own refund grant amount. The attached packet contains a 3-page Request for Proposals as well as a blank invoice to be used when making the payment. The last page of the RFP must be filled out , signed, and returned by January 31, 2018. The RFP can be signed by the librarian.
Statewide Consortium of Ohio County Law Libraries
c/o Jennifer D. Jones
Franklin County Law Library
369 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Request for 2018 Optional Grant Proposals are now being accepted. Once again, law libraries can apply for a grant in one of four catagories: Staff Training and Career Development, Programming for Patrons, Technology, and Multi-Agency Collaboration. Each law library is limited to $5000 in grant money.
Information on 2018 Optional Grants can be found here. Submissions of proposals are due by February 28, 2018.
Statewide Consortium of Ohio Law Libraries
c/o Jennifer D. Jones
Franklin County Law Library Resource Board
369 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax (614) 525-4978
Anyone interested in serving on the Statewide Consortium of County Law Libraries Advisory Council is asked to apply. Please send Judith Maxwell a letter of interest. Your letter should include a brief description of your Law Library background, and your areas of interest in the work of the COCLL. You may email the letter to Judith.Maxwell@sc.ohio.gov, fax it to 740-833-2545, or mail it to the Delaware Co. Law Library, 20 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Letters must be postmarked or electronically dated on or before May 26, 2017 and should be received on or before May 30, 2017. Please contact me if you have any questions. Information on the role of the Advisory Council can be found here.
Proposals are now being accepted for the positions of Executive Director and Assistant Director (webmaster) for the Statewide Consortium of County Law Libraries. Terms for both will begin on July 1, 2017 and end on June 30, 3019. If your library is interested in applying for the grant for either position, please review the attached RFP and following instructions for applying. Submissions are due by May 30, 2017. Submit proposals to Judith Maxwell at Judith Maxwell Delaware County Law Library 20 W. Central Ave. Delaware, OH 43015 firstname.lastname@example.org 740-833-2548 (fax)
The consortium board approved the 2017 optional grant proposals today. Due to the lateness of the getting this out, the deadline for submission has been extended to March 31, 2017. The board will meet to approve grant requests during the SIG/Consortium meeting in Ashtabula in April. Also, the deadline for purchasing and reporting back to the consortium has been extended until May 31, 2018 in order to give recipients time to complete their grant initiatives. 2017 Grants proposals announcement.pdf
The Consortium Board again voted to purchase a selection of Matthew Bender Handbooks. If agencies in your county are interested in taking advantage of the discount please return the attached order form to Judith Maxwell by November 28, 2016.
There will be a speaker from the State Auditor's Office, from 10 a.m. to noon,discussing any changes from the 2009 bulletin and statutory fine flow chart. They will also talk about what we would like the State Auditor to ask when they come to our counties for the biennial audit. For instance, I would like them to ask, "Does the County have a designated LLRB fund, as per ORC 307.515?" and "Did the County LLRB forward 2% of the fines and penalties collected in the prior year to the COCLL?"
A County Auditor will be available from 1:15 until 2:15 to discuss tracking funds and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles). From 2:15 to 3 p.m. there will be an open forum to discuss questions, issues, and etc. that are coming up in our counties.
The day's program will take place at the Frank B. Willis County Building, 2079 US Rte 23, Delaware, OH 43015 (NOT the school building on William Street).
There will be a break at noon for lunch on your own (Wendy's and McD's in the parking lot, other options just south on Rte.23).
A one day joint ORALL SIG/COCLL meeting was held on Friday, April 22, 2016 in Columbus. In addition to a COCLL and SIG meeting, an afternoon session of Cool Tools was presented. Attached is the complete handout given at the meeting.
Any Ohio County Law Library interested in accessing the Casemaker product from the Ohio Bar free of charge needs to send your contact information (i.e., Library name, Librarian name, address, phone, email) to Judy Quint at email@example.com
At the consortium board meeting on May 13, 2014 the board approved an agreement with Lexis for their Digital Library. The board has agreed to fund the cost of the Overdrive Platform and each library will be responsible for any eBooks they purchase. While this offer is ongoing for the year, deadlines have been set in order to process requests. If you are interested in taking advantage of this proposal, please let Judith Maxwell know by July 8, 2014. She will forward your information to Lexis and they will contact you regarding the titles you are interested in buying. If you miss this deadline, there will be others throughout the year. If you are interested and would like a demonstration, more information, or eBook pricing you can contact Jennifer McKenna directly at 937-247-8195 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At the consortium board meeting on May 13, 2014 the board voted to purchase one copy of the book Defending Veterans for each law library in the state. These books are published by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. These books are scheduled to be shipped to the libraries the first week of June. If you have not received your book by the end of June please contact Judith Maxwell.
The consortium board agreed to purchase a supplement to Rules Governing Courts of Ohio that was not included in the original handbook order form from Matthew Bender last October. If you have other county agencies that previously ordered this title and would like to receive the supplement at the discounted rate please contact Judith Maxwell. This offer is not for new purchases, only previously placed orders.
The consortium board accepted a proposal from Wolters Kluwer for online content. This is an optional proposal available to any county law library. The consortium will not be providing any funds for this proposal. There are several options libraries can take advantage of. Any library interested should contact Wolters Kluwer directly. Anyone interested in the proposal should contact Judith Maxwell or Angela Baldree.