|INFOhio Spence White Service
Dianna Ashburn, Manager of Library Automation Services, SPARCC
Jan Misch, Lake Middle School Library Media Specialist, has seen first hand the results of Dianna's efforts for more than a decade. "Through all the training, technology issues and hundreds (more likely thousands) of phone calls, Dianna has always been professional, kind and helpful," Misch states. "She has worked many additional hours in the evening or on weekends to make our transition to INFOhio happen smoothly. [Dianna] has been the one constant in all the software and personnel changes we have experienced in our automation journey. She always gets us answers and always gives us reliable information. I cannot imagine a better person to have as a resource."
Pennie Gamber, Library Media Specialist at Tuslaw High School, concurs with Misch's comments. Dianna "has spent many hours scheduling and conducting training sessions to make sure all her users are proficient" in the library automation software. Gamber adds that Dianna "has followed through with in-service trainings, with telephone and e-mail support, and by encouraging networking among users. She has always made herself available to visit the district, if needed. She continues to make herself available to answer questions or troubleshoot any problems."
Janet Kell, Library Media Specialist at Jackson Middle School, concludes her nomination letter with high praise. "I cannot imagine the INFOhio program in the SPARCC service area being the total success that is has been without the vision, service and support of Dianna Ashburn."
A native of Alliance and a graduate of Alliance High School, Dianna has attended Kent State University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing, crafts and traveling.
The 2007 INFOhio Spence White Service Award will be presented on June 11, 2008, at a joint session of the INFOhio Providers Technical Roundtable and the INFOhio Users Council meeting in Mansfield. Dianna will receive a $500 stipend from the INFOhio Governing Advisory Board to attend a professional development activity approved by INFOhio.
|Last Updated on June 18, 2008||