Derek C. Zoladz

Derek C. Zoladz

Software Developer



Strong advocate for the use of open source technologies in day-to-day library operations. Heavily involved with software development, network management, data (and metadata) wrangling, server administration, process automation and a host of other technical odds-and-ends at the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), an independent agency within the State Library of Ohio.

Over 15 years of experience providing technology solutions to libraries and consortia, including most recently as the Library Systems Analyst at OhioNet; proudly serving members of CLEVNET, OhioLINK, Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), Ohio Private Academic Libraries (OPAL), Serving Every Ohioan (SEO), Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), Central Library Consortium (CLC), and the Cleveland Clinic.

  • Information Retrieval
  • Libraries & Archives
  • Systems Integration
  • DevOps Librarians
  • Process Automation
  • Open Source Projects
  • MLIS in Information Science, 2010

    Kent State University

  • BA in Cultural Studies, 2008

    The Ohio State University

  • AA in Humanities, 2006

    Columbus State Community College


Speculative Library Futures
A yearlong exploration of speculative design and libraries by TEDSIG
Speculative Design & Libraries
Where traditional design attempts to solve problems, speculative design attempts to open our minds to new ways of thinking and being.
Augmented Reality at Columbus State Library [Photo Essay]
Augmented Reality Exhibit at Columbus State Community College Library
Mobile Application Developed for ILEADUSA-OHIO 2013

Recent Publications

(2017). Beam Me Up, Scotty: Migrating into an Evergreen Consortium. Ohio Library Council - Information Technology Division.

Code Slides

(2015). Know the Lingo: How ILEAD Ohio Influenced Library Collaboration and Discovery for Patrons. In Library Hi Tech News.

Code PDF