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Every Citizen Online All-Star Facility Award Presented to Tuscarawas County Public Library
Connect Ohio has named Tuscarawas County Public Library an Every Citizen Online (ECO) All-Star Facility. The ECO All-Star Facility award was presented to the library’s director, Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, and ECO liaison for the library, Rachel Rothacher, by Connect Ohio’s Executive Director Stu Johnson during Connect Ohio’s quarterly Technology Association Meeting session held in Columbus October 26, 2012.
Connect Ohio ECO staff, including state operations managers and executive director, choose the ECO All-Star Facility awardee based on meeting various program “hallmarks of excellence.” These include, but are not limited to, the number of adults taking ECO training at the facility’s locations, ECO program survey rate, creative promotional and community partnerships assisting in awareness and local success of the program, and the level of engagement of facility coordinators in the ECO program.
Tuscarawas County Public Library has been a partner in the ECO program since its inception, having trained more than 400 participants through the program. Over that time the Tuscarawas County Public Library has gone above and beyond, by expanding the training to 5 locations and creating unique partnerships in how the training is marketed and the groups taking the training. In a collaborative effort with Connect Ohio, the Tuscarawas County Public Library, and Frontier Communication created a special marketing promotion by giving away two netbook computers to ECO participants by random drawing (read more on our blog). The library also partnered with Advocacy, Choices, and Empowerment, a wellness and recover center, to offer ECO training to its members (read more and watch the video on our blog).
Congratulations Tuscarawas County Public Library, keep up the great work!