2018 OHRAB Achievement Award Recipients

OHRAB is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2018 OHRAB Achievement Award are the Licking County Records Center and Archives and the Warren County Records Center and Archives.

The Licking County Records Center and Archives is recognized for its commitment to expanding access to Ohio’s public records.  In particular the Licking County Records Center and Archives was cited for its cataloging project and its outreach initiatives, such as hosting a community scanning day and improving the reference area at its new facility.

The Warren County Records Center and Archives is recognized for its work furthering the digital accessibility and the archival preservation of Ohio’s public records.  By processing, indexing and digitizing records such as wills, estates, and commissioner journal indexes, the Warren County Records Center and Archives increased access to its records while preserving the original documents.

OHRAB congratulates both these two institutions for their work as leaders in improving the preservation and access of public records in Ohio!

Nominations open for 2018 OHRAB Achievement Award

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records, in any format, by an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:

  • build significant collections
  • implement successful preservation strategies
  • enhance access to archives
  • develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.

Deadline October 1, 2018

More information can be found on our Achievement Awards page…

OHRAB Achievement Award Presented to Franklin County Children Services

Congratulations to Franklin County Children Services for receiving the 2017 OHRAB Achievement Award!  Franklin County Children Services was recognized for its project inventorying and cataloging a large volume of historical records documenting the history of the agency.  This included board meeting minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures and other documents.  Following this project these records are now preserved and more accessible.

From left, board member Fred Previts with Franklin County Children Services Records Manager Roger Hansen and Director of Data Management Kathleen Dalton.

Nominations open for 2017 OHRAB Achievement Award

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records, in any format, by an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:

  • build significant collections
  • implement successful preservation strategies
  • enhance access to archives
  • develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.

Deadline October 12, 2017

More information can be found on our Achievement Awards page…

OHRAB 2016 Achievement Award presented to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives

OHRAB 2016 Achievement Award presented to Greene County Records Center and Archives

Representatives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives receive one of two 2016 Achievement Awards from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB). Pictured are Director of Archives Jennie Thomas; Senior Director of Library and Archives Andy Leach; and OHRAB Board Member Meghan Hays (Shaker Heights Public Library).

OHRAB 2016 Achievement Award presented to Greene County Records Center and Archives

Presentation of 2016 OHRAB Achievement Award to Greene County Records Center adn Archives

Representatives of Greene County receive one of the two 2016 Achievement Awards from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB). Pictured are Commissioner Bob Glaser, Public Outreach Coordinator Elise Kelly, Archival Assistant Joan Donovan, OHRAB Board Member Galen Wilson (National Archives), Records Manager & Archivist Robin Heise (holding plaque), Commissioner Tom Koogler, OHRAB Board Member Dawne Dewey (Wright State University, Special Collections & Archives), Graduate Intern Erix Infante (Wright State University – Public History), Commissioner Alan Anderson.

Celebrate Archives Month by Honoring the Accomplishments of an Ohio Archival Institution

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:

  •  build significant collections
  •  implement successful preservation strategies
  •  enhance access to archives
  • develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.

Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages, 12-pt, single spaced, describing the institution’s program/project along with its goals, accomplishments, and significance. Each must include the nominee’s institutional name along with a contact person’s name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.

Read the OHRAB Achievement Award flyer for more information.

Send nominations via email or U.S. mail by October 7, 2016 to:

Pari Swift

Senior Records Manager

Ohio Attorney General’s Office, 23rd Floor

30 East Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Pari.Swift@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

OHRAB 2015 Achievement Award presented to Delaware County Records Center

Delaware County Records Center Coordinator Christine Shaw (holding plaque) and her staff received the 2015 Achievement Award from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board during the county commission meeting on November 16, 2015. Pictured from left to right, County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien, Commissioner Gary Merrell, Records Technician Alison Miller, Records Technician Megan Henry, Commissioner Jeff Benton, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board member Pari Swift, Commissioner Barb Lewis, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board member Stephen Badenhop, Records Technician Sharrie Doubikin and County Auditor George Kaitsa.

Delaware County Records Center Coordinator Christine Shaw (holding plaque) and her staff received the 2015 Achievement Award from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board during the county commission meeting on November 16, 2015. Pictured from left to right, County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien, Commissioner Gary Merrell, Records Technician Alison Miller, Records Technician Megan Henry, Commissioner Jeff Benton, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board member Pari Swift, Commissioner Barb Lewis, Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board member Stephen Badenhop, Records Technician Sharrie Doubikin and County Auditor George Kaitsa.

OHRAB Achievement Award 2016

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board proudly recognizes two institutions this year:

The Delaware County Records Center:, for its devotion to the care, preservation, and accessibility of county records through continual modernization of processes and dedication to providing convenient public access to the records in its care.

The Kelleys Island Historical Association: for its efforts in implementing archival accession, processing, and cataloging procedures; increasing the accessibility of its collections through the creation and publishing of its inventory; and fostering research through new initiatives.

More information…

2015 OHRAB Achievement Award Nominations

Celebrate Archives Month by Honoring the Accomplishments of an Ohio Archival Institution

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records, in any format, by an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible. Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:

  • build significant collections
  • implement successful preservation strategies
  • enhance access to archives
  • develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.

Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages, 12-pt, single spaced, describing the institution’s program/project along with its goals, accomplishments, and significance. Each must include the nominee’s institutional name along with a contact person’s name, mailing and email addresses, and phone number.

Read the OHRAB Achievement Award flyer for more information