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Oct
30
Wed
2019
OLC Leadership Conference (Invitation Only) @ Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

BY INVITATION ONLY


When registering, be sure to select either the  “Yes, I am attending!” OR “No, I cannot attend” ticket, as well as ticket(s) for the Division(s) or Committee(s) you will be representing at the Conference.

Member Fee: $45

Deadline to register: 10/23

Preliminary Agenda (PDF)

Hotel Accommodations
Although the time frame for the Leadership Conference is designed to accommodate travel to and from Columbus in one day, some attendees may wish to make reservations for overnight accommodations before or after the conference. Reservations can be made by calling Sandy Muncy at the Crown Plaza Hotel at 614-885-1885. Please indicate that you are attending the OLC Leadership Conference.

About the Leadership Conference
The work accomplished at the 2019 OLC Leadership Conference will help guide the organization through 2020 and prepare us to address the challenges in the years to come. This conference is by invitation only. Please plan to attend the full day, as other units may need to communicate with you and ask for input.

At the Leadership Conference, members of the OLC’s Committees and Division Action Councils will:

  • Hear about the strategic direction for the OLC’s 2020 educational programming as set by the Professional Development Committee;
  • Plan their activities for the coming year;
  • Develop programming proposals for the 2020 Convention and Expo and other professional development events.

Current and incoming members of OLC Committees and Division Action Council members are urged to attend all sessions. While outgoing Committee and Division Action Councils will soon be finishing their terms, we hope that you will attend to share your experience and practical insight with those about to take office.

 

 

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Library Safety and Security Conference @ DoubleTree Cleveland South Independence
Nov 6 all-day

Register @ my OLC |  Registration Deadline: Oct. 30, 2019

Member Fee: $135*  |  Non-Member Fee: $270
*You must be an individual member OLC to be eligible for the member rate.

Conference Overview:
Libraries strive to strike a balance between offering a broad, open door policy for community members and ensuring a safe, secure environment for staff and patrons. This all-new conference will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make your library a better, safer place to work. The conference features a keynote speaker and four learning tracks:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Protecting People
  • Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces)
  • Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care

Intended Audience: Ohio library staff interested in learning about library security issues including people, the building, contents and cyber security.

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

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.

Hotel Accommodations: To receive the special OLC rate, please book your room by Oct. 25 through the DoubleTree website.

Conference Chair: Jeff Sabo, Public Safety Manager, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

AGENDA: 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration and Networking

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | What Every Library Staff Member Should Know about Homelessness

Ryan Dowd photo

Ryan Dowd

Keynote Speaker: Ryan Dowd, Owner, Homeless Training Institute, LLC

As the Executive Director of a homeless shelter outside of Chicago, Ryan Dowd has been at the forefront of the struggle to assist the homeless for more than 20 years. He has become an authority on how to provide library service to homeless populations. He’s also become a highly-sought speaker following the publication of his book, “Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness” and his website, homelesslibrary.com, which provides training to library staff. Homeless, addicted, mentally ill and traumatized patrons present a special challenge for library staff. During this session, Dowd will explain what you need to know in order to understand troubled patrons so that you can empathize and ultimately resolve problematic behavior.

Book Signing
Dowd will be available to sign copies of his book during the conference. His book will not be sold on-site, but you can purchase the book through the ALA or Amazon prior to the conference.

Sponsored by: Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed:  Customer Service

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

Cybersecurity Protecting People Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces) Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Always Have a Plan: Building an Information Security Response Practice Using NIST CSF Practical Skills for Effectively (and Compassionately) Managing Problematic Behavior Active Shooter Instruction Trauma- Informed Care

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Cybersecurity Protecting People Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces) Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Building the Human Firewall: The Most Effective Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats Self-Care for Public Service Staff Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Media Best Practices

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Cybersecurity Protecting People Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces) Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
CHIPP (Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Programs) Safe Place: How Partner with a Licensed Agent to Create a Safe Place for Teens at Your Library Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Report Writing and Proper Documentation of Security Incidents

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Cybersecurity Protecting People Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces) Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Is Your Hair on Fire: Crisis Management and Incident Response Conversation Strategies for Challenging Co-Workers Mental Health Incident Reporting for Mid to Small Library Districts

3:30 p.m. | Closing Panel Session – Questions for the Experts
This session will wrap-up the day’s events and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions of the experts.

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

[ps2id id=’plan’ target=”/]Always Have a Plan: Building an Information Security Response Practice Using NIST CSF
Track: Cybersecurity
Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Shawn Sines, Principal/Chief Operations Officer, The Rubicon Advisory Group, LLC

Do you know how you will respond when your library experiences a Cybersecurity event? Preparing for crisis and incident response around information security is best done before the crisis arises. Moving from a loose approach to a formal plan can be difficult without guidance and support. This presentation will discuss the challenges of planning and make direct recommendations on how to leverage the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to design and implement an Incident Response (IR) practice that will guide your organization through the critical stages of an information security event.

Sponsored by: Information Technology Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed:  Technology Infrastructure Support

 

[ps2id id=’practical’ target=”/]Practical Skills for Effectively (and Compassionately) Managing Problematic Behavior
Track: Protecting People
Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Ryan Dowd, Owner, Homeless Training Institute, LLC

Come learn how to de-escalate crisis and resolve problem behavior from troubled patrons of all types. Ryan Dowd is the author of the Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness and homelesslibrary.com which provides training to library staff.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed:  Customer Service

 

[ps2id id=’active’ target=”/]Active Shooter Instruction
Track: Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces)
Time: 10-15-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Kevin Echols, Safety and Security Services Manager, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Kevin Echols will use his 34 years of experience in safety and security to instruct attendees on how best to respond in an active shooter situation. Echols holds a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He has been in public libraries for almost 10 years following a career as a firefighter.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed:  Emergency Preparedness

 

[ps2id id=’trauma’ target=”/]Trauma-Informed Care
Track: Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Time: 10-15-11:15 a.m.

Presenter: Sue Marasco, PhD, Director of Education and Trauma, May Dugan Center, Cleveland

Learn more about trauma-informed care and how public libraries can respond. This session will take a closer look at how public library staff are affected by the trauma and stress carried by the people they serve.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed: Customer Service

 

[ps2id id=’building’ target=”/]Building the Human Firewall: The Most Effective Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats
Track: Cybersecurity
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Matthew Augustine, Technology Manager, Euclid Public Library

Technology has made reaching our life and work goals easier, but with that ease comes significant cybersecurity issues. Understanding those issues and raising ones intuitive awareness is the starting point to defending against cybersecurity threats. We will look at the ways security can be compromised, as well as some tools and strategies that can be used to tighten security for yourself and your library.

Sponsored by: Information Technology Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Technology Infrastructure Support

 

[ps2id id=’self’ target=”/]Self-Care for Public Service Staff
Track: Protecting People
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Emily Bowen, Human Resources Manager, Southwest Public Libraries (Grove City)

Staff who are overworked, exhausted, or unprepared for public service can find it difficult to be a contributing part of a successful customer service team. Empower your teams with self-care tools and practices that they can use to remain present in service situations. Self-care is exactly what it sounds like, but it’s a foreign concept to many people. It’s the whole host of things you do for yourself to maintain your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. There is no specific prescription for self-care.  It should be unique to each person and starts with an assessment of each person’s triggers and what brings zen/joy.

Sponsored by: Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Personal Organization

 

[ps2id id=’disaster’ target=”/]Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
Track: Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces)
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Benjamin Bellucci, Disaster Program Manager, American Red Cross

This program will be an all-hazard look into planning for, responding to, and recovering from a disaster that can affect staff, customers, and the library itself. This session will explore a range of topics from natural and man-made to cybersecurity disasters that could affect the community as a whole.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Emergency Preparedness

[ps2id id=’media’ target=”/]Media Best Practices
Track: Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Presenter: Benjamin Tucker, Security Supervisor, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

While working to improve the positive impact that a library has on the community it serves, we need to consider not only the impact of internal catalysts on our success, but remember that there are external influences that can affect our growth — one of those influences is the media. As an institution we must realize that the media can have a positive or negative impact on our public image. During this session, we will examine various methods for building and maintaining a positive relationship with the media.

Sponsored by: Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed: Marketing and Public Relations

 

[ps2id id=’chipp’ target=”/]CHIPP (Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Programs)
Track: Cybersecurity
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Presenter: Ryan Lippe, Consumer Educator, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Section

As consumers of all ages rely more and more on technology, it is vital they understand how to protect their electronic devices and keep personal information private. During this session, you’ll learn more about the importance of both security and privacy, including the special challenges presented by the use of smartphones and other mobile devises. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Section will provide practical tips that you can put to use and will provide copies of its CHIPP booklet to all attendees.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Technology Infrastructure Support

[ps2id id=’safe’ target=”/]Safe Place: How Partner with a Licensed Agent to Create a Safe Place for Teens at Your Library
Track: Protecting People
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Presenters: Tara Shiman, Youth Services Librarian and Stephanie Brand, Adult and Youth Services Lead Librarian, Worthington Libraries

Safe Place is a national outreach program that collaborates with local businesses and organizations to serve as Safe Place sites that provide access to social services agencies. Our library is a Safe Place site that helps connect these teens to our licenses agency, Huckleberry House in central Ohio. One in seven children will run away before the age of 18 because they don’t know how to deal with family dynamics at home, or because they are experiencing an unsafe situation and feel there is no other escape. Once they are on their own, many don’t have anywhere to go, or they don’t know where to get help. Teens are often an unintentionally neglected population in libraries and this service offers them a safe place to go and seek help. They help with issues such as abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, they offer proven programs and committed people who know how to help young people and families take control of their lives. We will explain how our library became a Safe Place, what it means to be one, and how your library can become one as well.

Sponsored by: Teen Services Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Organizational Partnerships

 

[ps2id id=’crime’ target=”/]Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
Track: Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces)
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Presenter: Benjamin Tucker, Public Safety Coordinator, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

The correct placement of either the contents or objects on the interior or exterior of an existing structure, may hinder or improve the ability to secure that structure against unwanted intrusion or the removal of items of value without the owner’s permission. When these concepts are taken into consideration during construction or renovation, they have an even greater impact on physical security. When CPTED’s concepts are taken into consideration to improve physical security, they involve everything from the view of the interior of a building from the exterior of the building, the proper placement of landscaping and even the interior placement of items that obscure the view of staff members from one another, and/or security personnel. CPTED concepts were initially intended to help create a barrier to crime. However, in today’s climate they can help to minimize injuries or loss of life during both natural disasters and incidents of workplace violence.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed:  Strategic Planning

 

[ps2id id=’report’ target=”/]Report Writing and Proper Documentation of Security Incidents
Track: Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Presenter: Scott Davis, Team Leader, Safety and Security Services, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

Proper documentation of security incidents is essential in today’s litigious society. The purpose of this session is to guide staff members into writing accurate, factual, and non-judgmental incident reports that would be court appropriate and stand up to the scrutiny of public records requests.

Sponsored by: Management and Administration Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Policies and Procedures

 

[ps2id id=’hair’ target=”/]Is Your Hair on Fire: Crisis Management and Incident Response
Track: Cybersecurity
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Shawn Sines, Principal/Chief Operations Officer, The Rubicon Advisory Group

Information Security professionals and incident response toll vendors talk a lot about the detection and monitoring response capabilities of products, but seldom talk about what makes the best mix of people to ensure your response team works. Understanding people and the psychology of how human beings react in a crisis informs our ability to build effective response capabilities within our organizations. This presentation covers the softer skills of hiring the right team, why the best team might not always be the right team and how understanding instinctual human reactions to crisis can better help you prepare for that eventual day when everything goes wrong and your’re team is left holding the baton to investigate and fend off the invaders. When the crisis happens, do you have the right components in place to manage the communication and response? We will walk through ten key concepts that organizations should consider regardless of their information security framework.

Sponsored by: Information Technology Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Emergency Preparedness

[ps2id id=’conversation’ target=”/]Conversation Strategies for Challenging Co-Workers
Track: Protecting People
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Kim Bishop, Staff Development Manager, Dayton Metro Library

You possess the skills and training to effectively communicate with the public about the library and its policies, but what about the skills necessary to communicate with difficult co-workers? Come away with tips to help you meet work place objectives and rise to the occasion with diplomacy and tact.

Sponsored by: Human Resources and Trainer Development Division

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency Addressed: Teamwork

 

[ps2id id=’mental’ target=”/]Mental Health
Track: Building & Grounds (Physical Spaces)
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Sue Marasco, PhD, Director of Education and Trauma, May Dugan Center, Cleveland

Gain a better understanding of mental illness and effective ways to communicate with mentally ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library. This session will explain how to handle challenging situations and where to turn for help.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

 

[ps2id id=’incident’ target=”/]Incident Reporting for Mid to Small Library Districts
Track: Harassment, Reporting and Self-Care
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Derek Gordon, Director of Special Projects and Security, Stark County District Library

Incident reporting can be daunting and time consuming for any library district. In addition, the online reporting systems utilized by larger districts can be cost prohibitive for mid- to small-sized districts. This program will share some of the tools that Stark County District Library has implemented that simplified and improved their reporting process and made them more responsive to security incidents.

Sponsored by:  Program Planning Committee

Primary Ohio Public Library Competency Addressed: Policies and Procedures

 

Nov
12
Tue
2019
U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule Webinar
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: Nov. 7

FREE for staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries ONLY.

When registering, click “Finalize This Transaction” instead of “Pay Now” as there is no cost to participate.

Presenters: Jonathan R. Vaughn, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

On Sept. 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published their final rule updating and significantly expanding the overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule raises the minimum salary an employee must receive before being considered overtime “exempt” to $684 per week – $35,568 per year and it will be effective January 1, 2020. This webinar will help you prepare for the changes and legal counsel will answer your questions.

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 presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Nov. 11. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Enrollment is limited to the first 98 registrants. If multiple staff from the same library system would like to participate, OLC is encouraging them to participate together and only register once so that we can accommodate as many Institutional Members as possible.  

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC’s website.

Nov
14
Thu
2019
Ohio Notary Law Changes Webinar
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Nov. 11

FREE* for OLC members only.

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

When registering, click “Finalize This Transaction” instead of “Pay Now” as there is no cost to participate.

Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council and Allison DeSantis, Director of Business Services and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Office of the Ohio Secretary of State

For years, each of Ohio’s 88 counties had its own procedure for commissioning notaries. However, as of Sept. 20, Ohio residents applying for a new notary commission or seeking to renew their commission will do so through the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Under Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act, there are also new requirements for education, testing and a criminal records check. This webinar will cover all of the new law changes and their impact on public library staff serving as notaries.

Participants will learn more about the key provisions of the new notary law, including:

  • Updates to the way notary commissions are obtained and renewed, including the transfer of the commission process from the county courts of common pleas to the Secretary of State.
  • Requirements for education, testing and a criminal records check.
  • Rules for completing notarial certificates.
  • Rules for becoming an “online Notary Public.”

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 presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Nov. 13. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC’s website.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Ballot Issues Workshop @ OLC Headquarters
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Nov. 14

Registration Fees:  Member $70* | Non-member $140
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Registration: 9:30 a.m. | Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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:

  1. determining the need and public support for your library levy;
  2. legal process for placing the issue on the ballot;
  3. developing the campaign message;
  4. running the mechanics of a library campaign;
  5. connecting with the media and developing message strategies; and
  6. 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.

Presenters:

  • Michelle Francis, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services
  • Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library
  • Jennifer Economus, Outreach Specialist, Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC.

What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the instructors; morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch. Each attendee will also receive 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

Accommodations: For a list of hotels in the area please email olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

This workshop is held twice a year in the spring and fall.

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Right Click 2019: The Library IT Idea Exchange Conference @ Quest Conference Center
Nov 22 all-day

Sponsored by the OLC’s Information Technology Division and Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)

OPLIN logo

Register @ my OLC |  Registration Deadline: Nov. 15

Member Fee: $85*  |  Non-Member Fee: $170
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Special Event: Free Ice Breaker event – Thurs., Nov. 21 (details below)

When registering, please select your registration type (member or non-member ) AND then select the Ice Breaker ticket IF you plan to attend.

Intended Audience: Ohio library information technology staff, technology coordinators, and decision makers

What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the presenters. Ice Breaker event (the evening prior), morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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.

Accommodations: For a list of hotels in the area, please email olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

Right Click 2019 Ice Breaker:
Thursday, November 21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Polaris Grill [Map]
1835 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
(Polaris Grill is less than a 5 minute walk from Quest Conference Center)

There is no additional cost to attend the Ice Breaker; however, pre-registration is required.

Come and mingle during this casual evening event. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar as you network and socializing with your colleagues before Friday’s conference. There will be a short OPLIN briefing where you will have a chance to offer suggestions and ask questions.

Right Click 2019 Overview:
Right Click 2019 features presentations from professionals, government entities and library IT professionals from around Ohio. This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity for library IT professionals, administrators and support staff to share their knowledge and discuss current technology challenges. Connect with your IT Colleagues from around the state, and come away with solutions to current issues that you can apply at your library.

Submit a Forum Discussion Question:
A question and answer discussion forum will take place during the event. Submit your question now for the afternoon forum. Example questions include: What are some backup solutions for VMs? What are people using for digital signage? What are some solutions for network security and monitoring? Have a question you would like answered at the conference? Submit one now.

Schedule:

DATE: Thurs., Nov. 21, 2019
Right Click 2019 Ice Breaker
(Free event; pre-registration required)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:
Polaris Grill
1835 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
[Map]
(Polaris Grill is less than a 5 minute walk from Quest Conference Center)

 

DATE: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Right Click 2019 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration / Networking / Refreshments

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  |  Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Session

The Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3)—Helping Ohio Achieve World Class Cyber Security

Bell photo

Mark Bell, Cyber Security Outreach Coordinator,  Adjutant General’s Department (Ohio National Guard)

Mark Bell is the Cyber Security Outreach Coordinator for the Ohio Adjutant General’s Office. During his keynote presentation, Bell will discuss the OC3’s cyber security programs and how their efforts in: Education and Workforce Development; Building the Ohio Cyber Range; Creating Cyber Response Teams, and Policy and Public Awareness of cyber security, can partner with and support library programs and efforts around Ohio. The OC3’s efforts support educational programming at the library level as well as help to keep library networks and data safe from cyber criminals.

About the Keynote:
Mark Bell primarily works with a wide range of partners throughout Ohio, organized into the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3) to improve the cyber security posture of the state through education and workforce development, the creation of a Cyber Range in Ohio, the development of cyber response teams for Ohio, and the sharing of best cyber practices and policies throughout the state. Prior to working for the Ohio National Guard, Mark worked as District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Patrick Tiberi. In addition to his work at the Ohio National Guard, Mark continues to serve in the US Army Reserve as the Command Sergeant Major of a Military Police Battalion located in Columbus.

9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Cyber Policy Guidelines

Presenter: Dr. Loren Wagner, Senior Executive: Risk & Business Development, CentrComm

Cyber security and related events have become part of the daily news digest. Regulatory mandates and guidelines are quickly following. As a result, we are facing more demands on managing cyber security risk. A significant part of this is the implementation of institutional policies reflecting management philosophies for the security and privacy of digital assets and related human interaction. This presentation will discuss some of the most likely policies you need to be familiar with and why. Policy constructs will be discussed. Examples will be provided with references to assist in further policy development and understanding.

Key takeaways:

  • Distinction between policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Why I should care about cyber policies
  • Key types of policies
  • Policy construction and examples
  • References to assist in policy development

10:35 – 11:05 a.m. | Gaming and eSports at Cleveland Public Library

Presenter: Tristan Wheeler, Audiovisual & Event Planning Specialist, Cleveland Public Library

During this session, Wheeler will explain the history and development of the gaming and eSports events at the Cleveland Public Library, along with information on how to develop game-related programs and events at your library.

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Geauga County Public Library Mobile Memory Lab

Presenter: Michael Pope, IT Manager, Geauga County Public Library (GCPL)

During this session, Pope will explore the process for creating GCPL’s Mobile Memory Lab, including:

  • What is a Memory Lab and how can it benefit your library patrons;
  • Equipment and software for GCPL’s Memory Lab;
  • Developing training for library staff and library patrons;
  • Other discoveries made along the way!

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. | Developing the New Dayton Metro Library Mobile App

Presenter: Matthew Jones, Web Developer, Dayton Metro Library

In this program, Jones will explore the app development journey at Dayton Metro Library. You will learn how he utilized Google’s Flutter framework to develop for both iOS and Android using a single code base. Plus, you’ll learn how he leveraged the Polaris API. Since the initial release in July 2019, the response from both patrons and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. The app allows users to:

  • Search the Catalog
  • Place and View Requests
  • View Checked Out Items
  • Access Their Library Card
  • Find Library Locations
  • View Library Hours
  • Contact the Library

12:25 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. | CIS and the MS-ISAC

Presenters: Kelly Morris, Member Success Program Manager and Paul Jones, Account Management Specialist, Center for Internet Security and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Morris and Jones will join the session remotely to discuss the cyber security resources available from the Center for Internet Security (CIS). CIS offers government organizations free Secure Suite Membership, which combines and automates the CIS Benchmarks, CIS Controls, and CIS-CAT Pro into one powerful, time-saving cyber security resource. Libraries are also eligible for free membership in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), whose mission is to improve the overall cyber security posture of government organizations through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery. Join them in a discussion of these free resources.

1:50 – 3:30 p.m. | Q&A Open Forum –  Submit Questions and Topics

Please submit questions and topics that you would like to discuss during this moderated forum.

Example questions include:

  • What are some backup solutions for VMs?
  • What are people using for digital signage?
  • What are some solutions for network security and monitoring?

Have a question you would like answered at the conference? Submit one now!

 

Dec
4
Wed
2019
When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the Best of It Webinar
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: OLC’s Children’s Services Division

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Nov. 29

Member: $35* | Non-member: $70

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Webinar Overview:
At best, leveling books is another tool to help children choose “just right” books. At worst, it is an expensive product that labels kids, kills the joy of reading, and makes false promises to educators. This brief overview of how leveling works can help us understand both what we can use in each leveling system and how to talk with educators and parents about avoiding the pitfalls.

Presenters:
Lu Benke
Children’s librarian Lu Benke has been running Children’s Services departments for more than 30 years. She recently received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado where she focused on how children’s librarians help children learn to read.

Jim Erekson
Jim Erekson, Ph.D. has been teaching in the field of languages and literacy for more than 20 years. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and Coordinator of the Literacy Master’s Program, which educates teachers on how to create life-long readers and support family literacy. He is a national expert and author of professional books on literacy and assessment.

Learning Objectives:
You’ll gain a better understanding of leveling systems in order to communicate effectively with stakeholders and avoid pitfalls in helping customers wanting leveled reading materials.

Intended Audience:  Children’s Services Staff

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 on Dec. 1. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in you 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 Competency Addressed: TBD

Apr
15
Wed
2020
2020 Technical Services Retreat: Moving Forward with 2020 Vision @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day

Tech Services Retreat iconCall for Programs | Proposal Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

Libraries focus on offering open and affordable access to resources despite changing budgets, expectations, and environments. Programming at the 2020 Technical Services Retreat will highlight innovative approaches, clear visions, and fresh perspectives for the future. 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.

Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed campus environment at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus). The 2020 Technical Services Retreat will be held April 15-16.

Submit a program proposal (PDF)

Proposal Deadline: 10/21/19

Registration opens February 2020!

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2020

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

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

 

CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center (North Columbus)
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day

Nationwide meeting facility photo

CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 15-16, 2020

Nationwide exterior photo

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

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division

Registration opens February 2020 

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2020

CPIM Credit
This two-day conference is designed to provide continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM).

CPE CREDIT:
This conference is also qualifies for continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. Each session is worth 1.2 credits for a possible 12 credits for the full conference (Day One = 7.2 credits, Day Two = 4.8 credits). To be eligible, you must sign in at the beginning of the day and sign out when you leave at the end of the day.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

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. All attendees will receive a free electronic copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook after the Conference.

Agenda (to come)