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Published 9/27/2005

Owens Community College Names New Leader for Findlay-area Campus Library Services

Gail McCain FINDLAY - Owens Community College has named Gail McCain as the new library manager on the Findlay-area Campus. In her new position, McCain will be responsible for the daily management of the Findlay-area Campus' first-ever Library.

In addition, McCain will also be responsible for providing library services and learning resources to students, faculty and staff, as well as maintaining an effective materials section and providing reference, informational and instructional services in support of the academic programs of the College. She will also supervise all Findlay library employees.

"We are thrilled to welcome Gail McCain to our new home in Findlay," said Judy Ennis, Owens executive dean of the Findlay-area Campus. "Her experience and expertise in library administration will provide tremendous guidance to our students, faculty and staff here on the Findlay-area Campus."

Since 1996, McCain has served as the librarian for Fuller and Henry Ltd. While at Fuller and Henry, she was responsible for administering library operations, providing sophisticated legal and non-legal research to firm attorneys and clients, supporting firm marketing goals, and analyzing user needs. In addition, she was instrumental in developing methods for bringing library resources and services to the attention of users, and training attorneys and staff in use of online services and library collection, as well as supervising part-time staff in maintaining the library collection.

Prior to Fuller and Henry Ltd., McCain spent nine years as library manager at Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly in Minneapolis. There, she administered library operations, resource programs and other services for more than 130 attorneys.

"I am pleased to join the Owens Community College team and serve as library manager in such a beautiful, new environment," McCain said. "I am committed to providing unparalleled services and look forward to working with all members of the Owens family."

McCain's professional involvement includes membership in the Toledo Area Library Association, the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries. She also serves as a co-chairman for Local Arrangements with the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries.

A resident of Perrysburg, McCain earned a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in industrial relations from Purdue University and a bachelor's degree in visual arts and history from Albion College.

The 5,767 square-foot Library, which is a branch of the College's Toledo-area Campus Library, is designed to support the Findlay-area Campus' curricular needs and will maintain a collection of about 6,000 titles and more than 60 print journal subscriptions. In addition to books and journals, the Library will also have a large collection of audiovisual resources and provide the appropriate equipment for viewing these items.

The Library is a member of OhioLINK, which is a consortium of colleges and universities in Ohio that are connected via a common computer network. The network facilitates direct user borrowing of library resources among the member institutions. The network maintains a computerized catalog of the member's library holdings and provides online access to periodical indexes.

Additionally, audiovisual services will be available to faculty and students and include the production of transparencies, digital multimedia and videotapes. Audiotape and videotape duplication service will also be offered.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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