126 S State St
Westerville, OH 43081
Sponsored by the OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division
Member*: $25 | Non-Member: $50
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.
REGISTER @ my OLC | Deadline to register: 8/4/2017
Enrollment is limited to 75 attendees.
Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Community Awareness, Patron Awareness, and Programming
Intended Audience: All library staff members interested in outreach services.
Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as six (6) contact hours.
What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the presenters, morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Accommodations: For a list of hotels in the area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-410-8092.
Forging new partnerships, developing and justifying new ideas and innovation, and staying abreast of best practices for serving special populations are some of the many challenges of Outreach Services. Join the OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division for an Outreach Retreat about successful partnerships between libraries and schools and how the State Library supports Ohio Libraries in serving patrons with disabilities. Gather successful collaborative ideas from colleagues and share your library’s successful outreach initiatives with others. Come prepared to refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize your library’s outreach programs and services!
9 – 9:45 a.m.| Registration and Networking
Enjoy refreshments while you meet presenters, OLC staff, workshop participants, and special guests. Be ready to identify yourself as being associated with youth outreach, older adults, bookmobiles or small libraries (or any combination of the four!) This is a great way to network with fellow outreach-minded colleagues and begin building relationships that will carry on throughout your career.
9:45 – 10 a.m.| Welcome and introduction
10 – 11 a.m.| School Partnerships: How Libraries & Schools Work Together
Hear about three very different approaches to working with schools straight from the librarians, teachers and media specialists who do it every day. In this session, participants will learn how libraries use various methods like collaborative programs, deliveries, and bookmobile service to work with elementary, middle and high school students. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask their own questions at the end.
Meredith Fletcher, Westerville Public Library
Jean Trimble, Walnut Springs Middle School
Brock Hutchison, Licking County Public Library
Denise Cameron, Licking Heights North Elementary
Lindsey Smith, Worthington Public Library
Erik Burgeson, Worthington Kilbourne Middle School
11 – 12 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
There will be four different breakout sessions happening simultaneously with a moderator in each to help facilitate conversation. Feel free to move between them, or spend all your time in just one. Topics include bookmobiles, seniors, youth and small libraries.
12 – 1 p.m.| Lunch
Outreach Delivery Methods Display
We know you’re always on the lookout for better ways to transport your stuff. Whether it’s a bag, basket, box or cart – please bring your outreach delivery method of choice to the retreat for a display. Explore what other libraries are using during the lunch break. There is no size maximum, but if it can’t fit in the trunk of an average size car, it’s probably too big for us to display. Your outreach colleagues would love to see it!
1 – 2 p.m. | Resources from the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled and Special Services from the State Library of Ohio
Ohio Talking Book Program –
Gain a better understanding the award-winning Ohio Talking Book Program which administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to approximately 14,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled residents in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail. A summary of the Ohio Braille and Audio Recordings Download (OHIO-BARD) service will also be discussed. This service allows patrons to download electronic braille and talking books and magazines directly to a personal device.
The Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD) is part of the Cleveland Public Library. In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, OLBPD serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress. OLBPD and the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program received the 2010 National Library Service Network Library of the Year Award.
Will Reed, Manager, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, Cleveland Public Library
Tracy Grimm, Head, Circulation & Special Services, The State Library of Ohio
2 – 3 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
There will be four different breakout sessions happening simultaneously with a moderator in each to help facilitate conversation. Feel free to move between them, or spend all your time in just one. Topics include safety, managing an Outreach Department, low-cost programming, and serving patrons with developmental disabilities.
3 – 3:05 p.m. | Wrap Up & Adjourn