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30 Years of ODIN Stories

ODIN was formed to solve technical issues, but it has always been the people working behind the tech that have made things happen. As ODIN celebrates our 30th Anniversary, we will highlight a few of the many events and people that have shaped ODIN.
ODIN Advisory Councils and Executive Steering Committees The ODIN Advisory Council advises ODIN about library issues, ideas on the direction ODIN should take and how to pay for special implementations. The ODIN Executive Steering Committee was established in 2017. They make recommendations on initiatives, priorities, and policies/procedures to the ODIN Advisory Council with consideration of the alignment of resources with those recommendations.
FRANK SLATER – ODIN Founder / Guru / Mentor / Awesome Talent Frank Slater served as the first ODIN director and was instrumental in guiding the project in the early days.
SHELBY HARKEN – ODIN Automation Whisperer Thank You. Those two words emphasize what librarians across the state, and especially within ODIN, think about everything Shelby Harken has helped with, created, and put into motion – from the early days of ODIN and continuing through to present day. Her expertise in cataloging and discovery contributed to the success of each new system ODIN has launched.
ODIN reaches a major milestone – 30 years On February 2, 2019, ODIN turned 30 years young. A page has been setup ( ) to highlight key events in the history of ODIN as well as communicate upcoming events as they happen.