Small Libraries Division

Action Council | Goals and Objectives

The Small Libraries Division represents the interests of small libraries in Ohio, and provides a forum for administrators, staff members, and trustees to discuss issues of particular concern to small libraries.

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Action Council

Betsy Eggers, Coordinator (2017)
Napoleon Public Library
Work: (419) 592-2531
E-Mail: beggers@seolibraries.org

Joseph Knueven, Assistant Coordinator (2017)
Germantown Public Library
Work: (937) 855-4001
E-Mail: joe@gtownlibrary.net

Jennifer Ziegler, Secretary (2017)
Defiance Public Library
Work: (419) 782-1456
E-Mail: jziegler@defiancelibrary.org

Amanda Bennett, Past Coordinator (2017)
Ada Public School District Library
Work: (419) 634-9747
E-Mail: adalibrarydirector@gmail.com

Thomas Dillie (2017)
Minerva Public Library
Work: (330) 868-4101
E-Mail: minervadirector@gmail.com

Jim Gill (2017)
Dover Public Library
Work: (330) 343-6123
E-Mail: director@doverlibrary.org

Nicole Rush (2018)
St. Paris Public Library
Work: (937) 663-4349
E-Mail: director@stparislibrary.org

Kathleen Webb (2018)
Marvin Memorial Library
Work: (419) 347-5576
E-Mail: kwebb31579@gmail.com

Board Liaison: Sandi Thompson

 

Goals and Objectives

(1) Explore more effective ways to inform and support small libraries throughout the state.

  • Introduce Small Libraries Division at New Directors Workshop.
  • Survey small libraries to find out their preferred method of delivery of continuing education programs.
  • Promote the Administrator Forums to attract more attendees.
    • Continue to work with the OLC Human Resources and Trainer Development Division to have a representative discuss HR topics.
    • Choose five good locations around the state to make it as convenient as possible for administrators to attend.
  • Continue to update the Small Libraries Division blog at least once a month with relevant articles.
    • Explore possibility of featuring a small library in the state each month on the blog.
    • Increase the focus on marketing the blog to make sure it is reaching a wide audience.
  • Develop more content for the OLC Small Libraries division web page.

(2) Offer programs on topics of interest to small libraries at the 2017 Convention and Expo.

  • Host a small libraries’ Director roundtable.
  • Increase collaboration with other OLC Divisions and Committees to gear program topics toward small libraries.
  • Investigate the possibility of holding programs aimed at small libraries on Thursday to make it more convenient for Directors who can only attend one day.

(3) Develop a half day or full day conference for small libraries in 2018.