Librarian Nicole Arnold receives OPAL service award
librarian Nicole Arnold has received a service award from the Ohio
Private Academic Libraries (OPAL), a consortium of 24 private college
and university libraries in Ohio.
In presenting the award, OPAL cited Arnold’s work
in the development of LibGuides, a system of creating research guides
and sharing information, and her management of an OPAL digitization
pilot project. Currently, she is on the group’s Information Literacy
Task Force and is chair of the OPAL Users Services Committee.
Arnold joined the staff of the Muskingum Library
in 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University
and both her master’s degree and her master of library science degree
from Indiana University.
The OPAL consortium offers more than one million
titles and three million individual items to the patrons of 24 Ohio
academic libraries. All are also members of OhioLINK, a statewide
initiative offering a shared union of database and the reciprocal
borrowing of over 46 million items amongst 87 libraries in the state.