Case Western Reserve, Smith Library, elevator trompe l'oeilARL executive director Elliott Shore has embarked on a "listening tour" of ARL member libraries. This is the seventh in a series of informal reports from his visits.
In late June, I visited University of Delaware and then four of the five ARL member libraries in Ohio—University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University. At each library I met with the director—Susan Brynteson, Xuemao Wang, Scott Seaman, Carol Diedrichs, and Arnold Hirshon—and their staffs. There was not enough time to visit all five Ohio ARL libraries but Jim Bracken of Kent State University graciously volunteered to meet with us at Ohio State.