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Guide to INFOhio for School Counselors: College and Career Readiness at Every Level

Find career lessons for students and college and career readiness resources for educators.

Introduction to INFOhio

Are you a school counselor working to make sure that your students meet Ohio's career advising policies along with Ohio's Learning Standards? You need to know about INFOhio! This guide highlights some of our most important tools for career readiness.

You can access INFOhio resources using your school username and password. If you aren't sure what your school's INFOhio username and password is, contact your school librarian or complete the Find My Password form. 

Career Resources for Educators

Career Resources for Middle School Students

Students will gather and cite information from multiple texts and diverse media and draw on information from multiple print or digital sources to create and deliver a presentation that answers either of the following questions:

  • “Based on my current interests, my research, and my future goals, what career might be a good fit for me?”

  • “Based on my current interests, my research, and my future goals, what career would not be a good fit for me?” 

Download the educator guide and instructor demo and collaborate with your school librarian and ELA teacher. This assignment is aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards for students in grades 6-8. Students can find all of the research resources needed to complete the lesson on the INFOhio Resources for Grades 6-8 page.



INFOhio is Ohio's PreK-12 digital library. We provide library automation, instructional and curricular support, and electronic resources to Ohio's PreK-12 community. Our library automation services are available through the regional ITCs. The instructional and curricular support and the electronic resources are free of charge to all Ohio schools. Our electronic resources support early literacy, digital literacy, and college and career readiness. 


All PreK-12 school administrators, teachers, students, and their parents residing in the State of Ohio can use INFOhio.

INFOhio provides free instructional and curricular support and electronic resources that are aligned to Ohio's Learning Standards.

Ohio Department of Education and federal funds provide these online resources for all public and nonpublic PreK-12 schools, students, their parents, and educators across Ohio free of charge. The INFOhio Digital Library (the Core Collection) is funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio to Libraries Connect Ohio, a collaboration of Ohio’s three library networks—INFOhioOhioLINK, and OPLIN—that serve PreK-12, university, and public libraries.

INFOhio provides students, teachers, and parents residing in the State of Ohio with digital resources that are appropriate for students in PreK-12. We also have tools specifically for teachers to help them find assignments, assessments, and curriculum aligned to standards. 

For more information, download our Teach/Learn flyer.



Yes. INFOhio provides Ohio schools with free access to subscription resources using a local username and password. Use this form to find your school district's password. INFOhio asks that you not publish the username and password in any document that will be posted to the Internet. 

If you are a school counselor in an Ohio PreK-12 school without a district username or password, let us know. We’ll help you get one.

Career Resources for Elementary Students

These instructional bags will help students in grades K-3 begin thinking about different kinds of jobs. Use the lessons during class time or print and distribute to parents during open house. Use the INFOhio electronic resources to listen and read about careers. Print enough activity pages for each student.

INFOhio electronic resources used in these instructional bags for K-3 include:

For students in grades 4-5, check out the instructional bags below. Complete one of the fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities from Camp INFOhio and then point students to the coordinating "Wrap Up: Career Connection" segment. This will help students engage in activities from different career fields and begin thinking about the educational pathways to a career.

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