|INFOhio Spence White Service
LNOCA Library Systems Support Team
In her letter of support for the nomination, Kathy Frederick, Directory of Library & Technology Services for the Shaker Heights City Schools, affirmed the LNOCA team's "expertise, dedication and professionalism" as "exemplary. There actions speak for their commitment to the goals of INFOhio and for their service to area schools," Frederick wrote.
Cherie Pandora, retired Rocky River High School library media specialist and long-time member of the LLIS group (Liaisons to LNOCA for INFOhio Services), adds her accolades for the LNOCA Support Team. They "have made the lives of librarians in Northeast Ohio much easier ─ they provide top-notch instruction, online and phone support and are more than willing to come out to the districts to provide hands-on support and group workshops."
The LNOCA Support Team has had a larger significance, explains Joanna McNally, Charles F. Brush High School Librarian (South Euclid-Lyndhurst City Schools). "Many of the services [the team] provides are not only available to LNOCA's customer base, but they are available statewide. Ohio is fortunate to have such a dynamic ITC that shares their expertise and enthusiasm to benefit INFOhio as a whole," McNally stated in letter of recommendation.
Team members have accumulated a deep understanding of school libraries and library automation service during their professional training and careers. Noreen Lehmann earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Akron; she has more than 11 years of experience at LNOCA. Greg Perciak holds a B.A. in French and political science from Franciscan University, a master's degree in political science from Duquesne University, and a master's in library science from Indiana University; he has over 12 years library experience. Lori Slingerland, who received a B.A. in humanities from Hiram College, has more than 17 years in the library profession. Curt Vigg, who has more than 13 years of experience at LNOCA, earned a bachelor of science degree in physics from Kent State University.
The 2010 INFOhio Spence White Service Award will be presented during OELMA's award luncheon at this years conference in Columbus.
|Last Updated on October 20, 2010||