Meris Mandernach is the Head of Research Services at The Ohio State University Libraries. She is responsible for developing, refining, assessing and sustaining an evolving program of research services for faculty, researchers and students throughout the university. She led a team that developed the services and space for the new Research Commons at OSU’s library. Meris is also a member of the STEAM Factory, an Ohio State network that facilitates collaboration, innovation and dissemination.
She regularly presents at a national level and her research focuses on interactive library exhibits, planning and implementing interdisciplinary research services and spaces, and understanding user needs to improve library services.
She has over 10 years of experience in various academic libraries in both public services and technical services and has previously worked at James Madison University and Loyola University Chicago.