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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:

  • Negotiate contracts that each county law library resources board may use for purchasing or obtaining access to legal research and reference materials available in any medium,
  • Catalog existing resources held by county law library resources boards and facilitate the sharing of those resources by the county law library resources boards,
  • Develop and recommend guidelines for the collection of or access to legal resources that ought to be provided by a county law library resources board,
  • Provide consultation and assistance to county law library resources boards, and Issue an annual report of its activities to each county law library resources board,
  • Issue an annual report of its activities to each county law library resources board.
Consortium Initiatives
Wolters Kluwer Proposal - Friday, April 18, 2014

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. The contact information is listed on the first page of the proposal. 

 
Lexis Nexis Patron Access Proposal - Friday, April 18, 2014

The consortium board accepted a proposal from Lexis Nexis for a Patron Access Online plan. This is an optional proposal available to any county law library. The consortium will not be providing any funds for this proposal.  Any library interested should contact Lexis Nexis directly. The contact information is listed on the first page of the proposal. 

 
Westlaw Handbook Orders Now Being Taken - Friday, April 04, 2014

Your law library will be receiving one copy of each West title listed on the attached form. This first copy will be paid for by the COCLL. If you want copies in ADDITION to that first copy, please complete the attached form, one for each department that is to be billed, and return it to Judith Maxwell, by noon, on Friday, April 18, 2014. Judith.Maxwell@sc.ohio.gov or fax it to 740-833-2545.

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County Law Library Employee Status - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It has come to the attention of the board that some county commissioners and/or county prosecutors are claiming that law library employees are not county employees.  If this is happening in your county please contact Judith Maxwell and give her to specific information. In the meantime you can forward this information onto those doubting your status: County law librarians are county employees.  R.C. 307.51(C) provides "The board shall employ a county law librarian who shall be the chief administrator of the county law library resources board and may employ additional staff to perform any functions as determined by the board. The board shall fix the compensation of the county law librarian and any additional employees. All employees of the county law library resources board shall be in the unclassified civil service of the county."

 
Westlaw's Patron Access Proposal - Thursday, August 01, 2013
Westlaw currently has a consortium price for anyone interested in Patron Access. The prices are for Ohio Core, Ohio Federal, and Ohio Practice and is based on the number of terminals each library purchases. Prices are good through the end of 2013.  Anyone interested in more information on this proposal should view the attached document which includes contact information for the sales representative. read more ...