Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held online.
Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee
Register @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: June 11
Registration Fees: Member $40* | Non-member $80
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.
Workshop: 9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Is your library considering going on the local ballot with a new levy, renewing an existing levy, or possibly modifying a levy that’s been in place for some time? This workshop will provide the information you need as you prepare for your ballot initiative, including:
- determining the need and public support for your library levy;
- legal process for placing the issue on the ballot;
- developing the campaign message;
- running the mechanics of a library campaign;
- connecting with the media and developing message strategies; and
- coordinating a lawful campaign
The format of this workshop will address each of these six points and allow time to answer questions.
Intended Audience: Directors, trustees, public relations staff, and other staff who will be involved in the library’s levy education effort.
What’s Included: Electronic handouts as provided by the instructors and a copy of the OLC publication, Ballot Issues Handbook – Campaigns 101: The Nuts and Bolts.
Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as four (4) contact hours of credit.
Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed in this workshop: Fundraising and Strategic Planning
9:45 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Open
After registering, OLC will send you the link to join the workshop.
10:00 a.m. | Levies – The Basics
Presenter: Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, OLC
11:00 a.m. | How We Did It!
Presenter: Cheryl Kuonen, Executive Director, Mentor Public Library
12:00 p.m. | Communication & Levy Prep 101
Presenter: Carole Dorn-Bell, Partner, Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC
1:15 p.m. | Adjourn