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Due to the nationwide health crisis (COVID-19), OLC has cancelled or postponed events. View Event Changes.

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Cancelled: 2020 Convention and Expo @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day
Road Ahead Tour 2020: Ohio Senate Districts 18, 21, 23, 24 and 25 @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Due to COVID-19, this event will be held online. 

Registration:  FREE* for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors

Register Now

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the discussion group.

Presenter: Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

Road Ahead Tour Overview:
Even though Gov. DeWine will not officially present his Fiscal Year 2022-2023 state budget proposal to the Ohio General Assembly until February 2021, the behind-the-scenes process of formulating his budget proposal has already begun. Jay Smith, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services, will host a series of virtual meetings with library directors across the state on his “Road Ahead Tour” for the next state budget. During this “stop,” Jay will share information about OLC’s advocacy efforts and tools for library directors to utilize as we continue to fight for funding at the state level.

Oct
30
Fri
2020
Road Ahead Tour 2020: Ohio Senate Districts 4-10 @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Due to COVID-19, this event will be held online. 

Registration:  FREE* for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors

Register Now

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the discussion group.

Presenter: Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

Road Ahead Tour Overview:
Even though Gov. DeWine will not officially present his Fiscal Year 2022-2023 state budget proposal to the Ohio General Assembly until February 2021, the behind-the-scenes process of formulating his budget proposal has already begun. Jay Smith, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services, will host a series of virtual meetings with library directors across the state on his “Road Ahead Tour” for the next state budget. During this “stop,” Jay will share information about OLC’s advocacy efforts and tools for library directors to utilize as we continue to fight for funding at the state level.

Outreach and Special Services Division Discussion Group @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The OLC will host an open discussion for library staff  to ask questions, exchange ideas and share best practices for outreach and special services in the current environment. Send outreach questions and agenda items in advance to kbautz@gcpl.lib.oh.us.

FREE for OLC members only.

Register now.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion group.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
NYLA 2020 Virtual Conference @ New York Library Association
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day

OLC members are invited to participate in the New York Library Association (NYLA) 2020 virtual conference at the NYLA member rate. This is a great opportunity to hear from New York speakers and connect with library professionals from across the country.

Registration Fees: Early Bird (9/30/20) Advanced (10/31/20)
NYLA and OLC Members $149* $189*
Non-Members $199 $239

*In order to receive the member rate, use the promotional code “BUCKEYE” when registering for this event. 

Registration includes:

  • Conference Login — entry to all conference programs (both broadcast and on-demand, plus Trade Show)
  • Keynote Address
  • Lunch & Learn Programs on Thursday and Friday
  • NYLA Annual Membership Meeting
  • NYLA President’s Forum
  • Access to program archive for six months post-event

For a list of all sessions and speakers, please visit the NYLA website.

OLC members must register through the NYLA website and use promo code: “BUCKEYE”

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Nov
6
Fri
2020
Legislative Lame Duck Preview, Election Wrap Up, and COVID-19 Legal Update @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Registration:  FREE* for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors and Fiscal Officers

Register now!

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the discussion group.

Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

This discussion will cover everything you need to know about what lies ahead during the Lame Duck, the final stage of the 133rd General Assembly. You will learn more about the policy impact that the General Election will have moving forward as well as strategies for early engagement with elected leaders.

This session will also include important legal updates pertaining to COVID-19.

 

 

Nov
9
Mon
2020
OLC Leadership Conference (Invitation Only) @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day

This event is by invitation only.
Invitations have been sent to all current and incoming Committees and Division Action Council members.

Registration is required; but there is no charge to attend.

About the Leadership Conference
Volunteer leaders are essential to OLC’s success. The work accomplished at the 2020 Leadership Conference will help guide the organization through 2021 and prepare us to address the challenges ahead. This is an opportunity to meet together, determine goals for OLC Committees and Divisions and plan for 2021.

This year, the event will be held virtually on Nov. 9-10. Over the two-day period there will be a morning General Session and then breakout meeting rooms for Committees and Division Action Councils.

OLC leaders are asked to participate on one of the two days (not both).

Agenda (PDF)

NOTE: While outgoing Committee and Division Action Councils members will be finishing their terms, we hope that you will attend this conference to share your experience and practical insight with those about to take office.

 

 

 

 

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 18 @ 9:45 am – 1:15 pm

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held online.

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 11/11/20

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:

  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.

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

Agenda: 

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

 

 

Nov
19
Thu
2020
Addressing Race in Public Libraries Workshop @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Program Overview:
This workshop continues the conversation on race in Ohio’s public libraries with training on implicit bias, microaggressions in the workplace and being an active bystander. The OLC is working to promote equity, diversity and inclusion within the library profession to create public libraries that are reflective and inclusive of the communities in which they serve. The OLC is offering this special event as professional development for all public library employees. Take advantage of the reduced registration fee for OLC Individual Members and discounted group rates for OLC Institutional Member Libraries.

Register at my OLC | Deadline to register: 11/12/2020

Registration Fees:

Individual Rates: Fee:
Member Fee* $15
Non-Member $30

*OLC Individual Members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries.

Group Rates**: # of participants: Fee:
Group Rate 1 Up to 10 participants $100
Group Rate 2 Up to 25 participants $200
Group Rate 3 Up to 50 participants $300
Group Rate 4 Up to 100 participants $400

**Group registration is for OLC Institutional Member Libraries ONLY

OLC defines a group as staff from a single library system logging in individually from multiple locations (or gathered at one access point) to participate in the live webinar broadcast. It will be the responsibility of the registrant to share the webinar login information with members of their staff who wish to participate.

What’s Included: Participation in an on-demand webinar prior to the live workshop, the live workshop itself, an on-demand webinar following the live workshop, and resources (if applicable) provided by the presenters. The webinar will be recorded and available to registrants for 30 days following the live webinar.

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.

If registering a group, it is the responsibility of the registrant to share the webinar login information with members of their staff who wish to participate.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as 3 hours of continuing education contact hours of credit.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

AGENDA
This event features three components:

  1. On-Demand Webinar —  watch before Live Webinar
  2. Live Webinar on Nov. 19, 2020 (10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  3. On-Demand Webinar — watch after Live Webinar

(1) On-Demand Webinar 
Please watch prior to the Live Webinar on Nov. 19 (Link will be provided.)

OSU Kirwan Institute LogoFoundational Implicit Bias (Kirwan Institute Session)
An interactive introductory session on the subject of implicit bias. The session includes information on how our minds operate, the real-world implications of implicit bias, and ways to guard against bias. Recognizing that implicit bias can be a challenging topic, we begin by establishing an understanding with our audience that we are there to have a conversation about how our minds work, not about who is a “good” or “bad” person. This session is non-threatening for those new to conversations pertaining to race and identity. This approach to implicit bias is inherent in all components of Kirwan Institute trainings.

Run time: 1 hour and 42 minutes


(2) Live Webinar
Thursday, November 19

10:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

Presenter: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

10:10 a.m. | Implicit Bias in the Workplace & Microaggressions

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Preshuslee Thompson

Presenter: Preshuslee Thompson, Training and Research Specialist, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University

Preshuslee Thompson earned her degree from Ohio State and joined Kirwan in 2018. She manages the Implicit Bias Curriculum and training calendar and develops content focused on diversity and inclusion, cultural humility, trauma informed care, and implicit bias. Prior to her time at Kirwan, Preshus worked in the non-profit sector advocating for many marginalized communities, including incarcerated youth and adults, those with mental illness, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as transient youth and foster youth. These experiences have shaped her perspective on structuralized racism and oppression and the impact they have on the services and resources provided to these communities.

11:30 a.m. | Break

11:45 a.m. |  Public Library Director Panel – Our Stories and Systemic Racism

Presenters: Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library and Tracy Strobel, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Two Ohio library directors will share their backgrounds, how they became librarians, their path to library leadership and their experiences within the Ohio library community. They will also discuss what they have done in their libraries, especially in recent months to address race.

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Kacie Armstrong

As Director of the Euclid Public Library, Kacie Armstrong is responsible for overseeing the operation of the library, which includes staffing, facility management, administering a $5.6 million dollar budget, and providing a high quality collection of materials and services to meet the needs of the community. She has served in this role for more than seven years. Kacie is also the Past Chair of the Ohio Library Council’s Board of Directors and a frequent speaker on the importance of diversity in public libraries.

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Tracy Strobel

After more than two decades working in libraries, Tracy Strobel became the Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) in 2019. Tracy grew up in Summit County and has spent 15 years with the library system, most recently as deputy director overseeing its 27 branches. Her major accomplishments at CCPL include leading the library’s largest capital improvement program in its history, replacing ten branches and renovating fourteen over seven years. Her career in public libraries began with a focus on technology at the Medina County District Library (1996-1999) and then the Cleveland Public Library (1999-2005). Tracy has long admired librarians. As a kid, she would pretend to be one. Tracy has seen the role of libraries evolve over the course of her career and she will share her insights.

12:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m. | Adjourn


(3) On-Demand Webinar
Please watch following Live Webinar on Nov. 19 (Link will be provided)

“Did They Really Just Say That?!” Being an Active Bystander (Kirwan Institute Session)

Have you ever been in a conversation when someone said something biased that made you uncomfortable, but you weren’t sure how to respond? Most of us struggle to address these all too common situations. Even though we want to do what’s right and speak up for equality, we don’t always know how to take action in that awkward moment—especially if we are not sure whether the person making the comment actually meant to cause harm. This session will illustrate the importance of committing to being an active bystander in moments when bias emerges through microaggressions, as well as provide participants with actionable skills to do so.

Run time: 2 hours and 27 minutes


SPECIAL NOTE:
We know racial justice is not achieved by a workshop, webinar, or good intentions, but with ongoing commitments and actions. The OLC’s Diversity Awareness & Resources Committee continues to compile resources on anti-racism and social equity work and recently added more tools to the OLC website at olc.org/racial-equity.

Dec
9
Wed
2020
Protecting Seniors in Our Communities: Care Options, Residents’ Rights and Legal Documents @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Register at my OLC | Deadline to register: 12/04/20

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:

Miriam Sheline is the Managing Attorney at Pro Seniors, Inc. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1984. Her practice is in Elder Law with an emphasis in Housing, Medicaid, Consumer, and Affirmative Litigation. Sheline has been an attorney with Pro Seniors since 2003. Before joining Pro Seniors, she was a partner with Hirsch & Sheline where she had a general civil practice with an emphasis in Domestic Relations, Probate, Real Estate and Bankruptcy. Ms. Sheline has presented seminars on Estate Planning, Medicaid, Grandparent Rights, Guardianships, Advance Directives, Nursing Home Resident Rights; and Consumer/Debtor Rights.

Robert Vines is the managing ombudsman with Pro Seniors, Inc. He started to work in the long-term care industry in 1988 and became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1994. Vines has been a long-term care ombudsman at Pro Seniors in Cincinnati since March 2000, and the Program Director there since September 2014. He lives in Dayton and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Webinar Overview:
Finding reliable information for seniors and their caregivers can be difficult, even under normal circumstances. But with the ongoing pandemic, helping patrons find long-term care options is even more difficult. During this webinar, you will learn more about the resources available to ensure the safety, security, protection, and quality of life of the seniors in your community. 

Robert Vines will talk about the protections and rights of a long-term care resident as well as assistance available to make the best choices for long-term care. Plus, he will cover how to advocate for a resident who is in a long-term care facility.

Miriam Sheline will explain the legal documents required for a patron caring for a loved one, including Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills.  She will also discuss the alternatives when legal documents are not available as well as the legal responsibilities facing a caregiver.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of long-term care settings in Ohio.
  • Understand the long-term care aging network.
  • Review online resources available to assist patrons who are researching long-term care options.
  • Learn more about payment options for care.
  • Locate basic resources for resolving long-term care problems.
  • Understand the legal documents a patron would need for choosing care options, managing income and resources, arranging for payment options for care, and for advocating for a long-term care resident.
  • Be aware of the legal liability and responsibility an individual faces when acting as a sponsor for a resident.

Intended Audience: All library staff who may encounter long-term care questions from patrons.

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. 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 (1.5) continuing education contact hours of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Reference