Ohio University Libraries’ Janet Carleton Elected Chair of OHRAB

Ohio University Libraries’ Janet Carleton, archivist and digital initiatives coordinator, has been elected as the chair of the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB), the central body for historical records planning in the state of Ohio.

According to the OHRAB website “Records make it possible for governments—and the citizens they serve—to remember the past, conduct business in the present and inform the future.”

OHRAB members represent Ohio’s public and private archives, records offices, and research institutions, such as Ohio University. Appointed by the governor, the board also acts as the state-level review body for grants submitted to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

“As chair, my duties will be to preside over OHRAB meetings and work collaboratively with the state coordinator in developing meeting agenda,” explains Carleton.

Carleton, who will serve as chair for the year, was appointed to the board in 2008. She also serves on the National Digital Newspaper Project in Ohio advisory board, as the Society of Ohio Archivists newsletter editor, and on OhioLINK committees (including the Digital Resources Management Committee).

On behalf of Ohio University Libraries, congratulations Janet!

Photo by Sarah Kaplan.