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Mar
10
Sat
2018
Library Trustee Workshop @ Quest Conference Center (North Columbus)
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Location: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place (North Columbus)

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 3/5/18

Registration Fees:

Member*:  $80 | Non-Member: $160

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Overview:
This workshop will focus on what every library trustee needs to know, including boardmanship, legal issues, library funding, working with your director, and library finances. You will also learn about services that the OLC offers to its member libraries and their trustees. Although designed for relatively new library trustees, those with years of experience will find this workshop to be a good refresher.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to be an effective Board member and how to work with your library’s director and staff.
  • Make sense of your library’s finances and understand how libraries are funded in Ohio.
  • Get an update on the latest legislative issues at the Statehouse including the Public Library Fund (PLF).
  • Gain a better understanding of the legal questions library trustees often ask.
  • Learn more about the services that OLC provides to trustees.

Intended Audience: Any member of a public library Board of Trustees. The OLC encourages new trustees as well as current trustees to attend this educational event.

What’s Included: All workshop handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee and light refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.

Accommodations: For a list of hotels near the Quest Conference Center, please contact olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

Continuing Education Credits: None

 

 

 

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Preschool Storytime Basics Webinar
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Children’s Services Division

Registration opens soon

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 3/8/18.

Member:  $20* | Non-member:  $40

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Presenter: Kate McCartney, Head of Youth Services, Marysville Public Library

Program Overview: Storytimes are a valuable service to children, parents, and child care providers in the community on many different levels. This webinar will cover the basics of planning, preparing, and presenting engaging storytimes for preschoolers at your library. You will learn more about great book selections as well as songs and fingerplays to captivate a young audience. You’ll also learn a few tips to address storytime challenges like organizing materials, reading aloud to a group, and managing difficult situations.

Learning Objectives:
You’ll learn how to:

  1. plan successful storytimes for preschoolers
  2. select perfect books, songs and fingerplays for this age group
  3. organize materials
  4. address common challenges
  5. manage difficult situations
  6. captivate your audience

Intended Audience: Children’s librarians and library staff who work with children.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Programming

Central Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 3/8/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

Mar
22
Thu
2018
Southern Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Chillicothe Ross County Public Library Annex
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 3/15/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

Mar
28
Wed
2018
CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, March 28-29, 2018

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Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus)

 

The OLC’s Library Accounting Division is hosting its annual Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, March 28-29, 2018 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center (North Columbus).  This two-day conference is designed to provide a total of seven (7) hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM). Participants can choose to attend either day (4 credits are possible Day 1 and 3 credits are possible Day 2). Registration will open in Jan. 2018.

CPIM Credit: Approved for 7 hours of credit | MyCPIM Worksheet (PDF)

Conference sessions may qualify for continuing education credits from other organizations. Attendees must self-submit to organizations of their choice to have credit considered.

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When reserving your room, please indicate that you are with the OLC’s CPIM Conference.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s CPIM Conference.

Who Should Attend:  Library Fiscal Officers and other staff members responsible for managing library finances.

What Is Included: All handouts and materials provided by instructors, morning refreshments, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments each day.

Agenda to come.

Wearing Different Hats: the 2018 Technical Services Retreat @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

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Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed and productive campus environment. The 2018 Technical Services Retreat will be held March 28-29 in North Columbus. Follow the conversation now on Twitter using #OLCTS.

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The two-day event will be held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in  Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus).

Technical Services is not a singular job. There are many different roles and tasks to perform including issues surrounding intellectual freedom, diversity, adaptability and resourcefulness. Join your colleagues for the biennial 2018 Technical Services Retreat, an educational event that strikes the perfect balance between the big picture and focused, practical topics. The Retreat’s theme this year is “Wearing Many Hats,” and we are excited to take a closer look at the many roles technical services staff perform behind-the-scenes. This two-day event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment.

Registration opens soon

Sponsored by: OLC’s Technical Services Division

What’s Included: 
Wednesday — morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, dinner, and evening event.
Thursday — morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
All handouts and materials provided by instructors.

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as 6 contact hours each day (12 for the entire retreat).

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s Technical Services Retreat.

Program Schedule:

DAY ONE: 
9: 00 – 10:30 a.m. | Registration
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Welcome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Opening Keynote
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.  | Breakout sessions
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. | Breakout sessions
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Kahoot!
After dinner, enjoy a night of trivia and fellowship, testing your knowledge and reflexes with a series of “Kahoot!” quizzes hosted by the Program Committee. Play against the other attendees on your smart phone, laptop, tablet, or other device. There will be a cash bar.

DAY TWO: 
9: 00 – 10:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Closing Keynote
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | OCLC Headquarters Tour (6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH)
OCLC Tour Details (PDF)

Program Grid (to come)
Session Descriptions (to come)

Apr
3
Tue
2018
Opioid Symposium: Education, Strategies and Best Practices for Public Libraries @ Fawcett Event Center (Ohio State University)
Apr 3 all-day

Sponsored by:  Ohio Library Council

Registration opens February 2018

Intended Audience: Directors, Deputy Directors, Library Management and Administration, Safety and Security Personnel.

Symposium Overview:
Opioid and heroin abuse has become a public health crisis across the United States and Ohio’s public libraries are not immune from this crisis. This event is designed to help you understand the opioid epidemic and the challenges facing public libraries from a management perspective with an emphasis on keeping library staff and patrons safe. You’ll learn from the experts who are on the front lines of this fight including representatives from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, law enforcement, first responders, attorneys as well as environmental health and public health specialists.

Topics include:

  • The heroin and opioid abuse problem in Ohio and its impact on communities
  • Liability and policy considerations for employers
  • Proper procedures and protocols for cleaning-up unknown substances
  • Resources and tools available to public libraries
  • Community engagement strategies
  • Developing a local coalition
  • Practical solutions and best practices

Agenda to come.

 

Apr
5
Thu
2018
Southwestern Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Roberts Centre
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 3/29/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Legislative Day @ The Capital Club
Apr 11 all-day

Mark your calendar!

OLC’s Legislative Day
April 11, 2018
New Location — Capital Club
41 S. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Apr
19
Thu
2018
Eastern Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Guernsey County Public Library, Crossroads Branch
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 4/12/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.