Membership Committee

Committee Members | Purpose and Objectives

The Membership Committee develops the OLC’s membership recruitment and retention strategies, advises staff on implementation, and promotes OLC membership in a variety of venues and in conjunction with other Committees and Divisions.

 

Committee Members

Lexy Kmiecik, Chair (2020)
Cleveland Public Library
Work: (216) 623-6998
E-Mail: alexandra.kmiecik@cpl.org

Sam Snodgrass, Assistant Chair (2020)
Wadsworth Public Library
Work: (330) 334-5761
E-Mail: sam.snodgrass@wadsworthlibrary.com

Kristin Baker, Secretary (2020)
Portsmouth Public Library
Work: (740) 354-5413
E-Mail: kbaker@yourppl.org

Brenna Hubschman, Student Representative (2020)
E-Mail: bhubschm@kent.edu

Sheila Campbell (2020)
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Work: (614) 724-3610
E-Mail: Sheila.campbell@columbuszoo.org

Roger Donaldson (2022)
Jackson City Library
Work: (740) 395-0688
E-Mail: rdonaldson@jacksoncitylibrary.org

Erin Hallahan (2020)
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Work: (216) 475-5000
E-Mail: ehallahan@cuyahogalibrary.org

James Miley  (2020)
SEO Library Center
Work: (877) 552-4262
E-Mail: jmiley@library.ohio.gov

Sarah Schellenger (2020)
PL Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Work: (513) 665-2809
E-Mail: sarah.schellenger@cincinnatilibrary.org

Board Liaison: Laura Lee Wilson

 

Purpose and Objectives

The Membership Committee is composed of a chair, assistant chair and several at-large members. The committee works in conjunction with other unit coordinators and chairs to publicize OLC and its activities.

Goal 1: To effectively retain established members of OLC.

Objective 1.1: Communicate the benefits of OLC membership with current members.

Action Steps

  • Develop a schedule to promote membership and membership benefits through monthly ACCESS articles.
  • Continue to work with OLC Director of Communications to place Membership Committee information on OLC social media channels. Information may include: reminders to renew OLC membership, benefits of OLC membership, and testimonials regarding OLC member benefits.

Goal 2: To recruit new members to OLC with an emphasis on students.

Objective 2.1: Increase individual membership at libraries in 2020.

Action Steps

  • Drawing for $50 referral for new members
  • Look for partnership opportunities with other committees to promote membership
  • Supply new hire material/letter

Objective 2.2: Promote value of student membership in OLC in 2020.

Action Steps

  • Promote ALA/OLC Joint membership through various means.
  • Continue presence of Student Member Representative on Membership Committee with a term of 1 year to act as a liaison to the library school students at KSU.
  • Student member liaison will investigate possibility of pinning a post promoting OLC/ALA joint membership to blackboard Core Courses and listserv.
  • Raffle one free membership for students in Spring 2020.

GOAL 3: To inspire member engagement and inclusion.

Objective 3.1: Communicate opportunities for member participation in the OLC.

Action Steps

  • Promote current Get Involved form.
  • Post job descriptions of volunteer positions.
  • Use ACCESS articles to advertise for action council and committee openings.

Objective 3.2 Encourage experienced members to strengthen connections with members

Action Steps

  • Obtain testimonials from successful OLC leaders.
  • Create a “Want to be Involved?” webcast or video.
  • Continue marketing on social media.

 

Annual Report (PDF)