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Jun
19
Wed
2019
New Directors Workshop 2: Essential Human Resources Management @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 19 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC | Deadline: 6/12/2019

Registration Fees:
Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $385* | Non-member: $770

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Overview:

The transition to a new management role can be challenging even for experienced and highly- skilled employees. The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series is designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. Now in its 20th year, this program is delivered through four, one-day workshops held each month over the summer (May-August).

The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series will cover the core principles, techniques and approaches that you can apply to any situation that you’ll face as a new library director. You’ll learn how to handle management challenges with ease, including how to establish credibility and authority fast, how to motivate employees, work with your Board of Trustees, keep your library budget on track, handle legal issues, and much more. This comprehensive leadership training will cover proven management techniques and powerful strategies for success in your new role.

Who Should Attend: Library directors with less than three years of experience as a director, interim or acting directors, or library staff with management and/or administrative experience those who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • All handouts provided by the instructors.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Please indicate any dietary requirements in the “Categories” section of “my OLC” when registering.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to attendees following the workshop.

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

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

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Human Capital Management; Facilitation; Staff Training

Workshop 2: Essential Human Resource Management Agenda

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | Registration / Refreshments

Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff and workshop attendees.

9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Staying Legal: Good Advice on HR Matters

When it comes to administering human resources, library directors have a dual role. They have to be aware of the legalities of HR management but they also have to bring a “human” side to human resources as well. This session will cover basic HR issues and provide practical information about potential danger zones in the area of HR management. This session will focus on the practical aspect of HR management including legal compliance.

Presenter: Benjamin A. Shepler, Partner, Labor and Employment Group, Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease. Ben defends clients in federal and state court litigation arising from employment discrimination laws and counsels clients on issues pertaining to employee handbooks, reductions-in-force, terminations, employment agreements, severance agreements, and all other aspects of the employer-employee relationship.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. | The Importance of Diversity in Public Libraries

The OLC Diversity Awareness and Resources Committee is charged with recommending ways OLC can address diversity as it relates to the library profession in general and to the Ohio library community. Aspects of diversity include but are not limited to age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity. It is vital that the culture of the library be inclusive and sensitive to all diversity issues. It all begins with you!

Presenter: Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library and current Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors

 

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.   | Ohio Public Library Core Competencies

The OLC Professional Development Committee is charged with reviewing and updating the Ohio Public Library Core Competencies. Learn why these competencies are so important to libraries that strive for excellence and how you can incorporate them into your library and your career.

Presenter: Evan T. Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, State Library of Ohio.

Prior to assuming his current role, Evan worked as a Library Consultant with the State Library for more than six years. Additionally, he continues to work part-time for the Upper Arlington Public Library. Evan has previously worked for the library membership organization OhioNET, Westerville Public Library, Otterbein University’s Courtright Memorial Library, and the Meigs County District Public Library. In addition to serving on various councils and committees within the OLC, Evan received the OLC’s Diana Vescelius Emerging Leader Award in 2015.

 

1:30 – 2:30 pm | The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: Personnel Management Tools and Ideas

Learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of human resources and personnel management. This session will give real-world advice and provide templates to help you hire, manage, promote, and discipline staff.

Presenter: Karen E. Miller, M.L.S., Managing Consultant, Bradbury Miller Associates

Prior to her glamorous life as a consultant, Karen was a career librarian in Ohio and has managed people more than she has done anything else, ever. Karen is a member of OLC’s Professional Development Committee.

2:45 – 3:45 pm | Practical HR: Making it Work in Your Library

This presentation will focus on the practical aspects of HR management, including legal compliance, from the perspective of an administrative leader who motivates, coaches, and encourages staff to perform at optimal levels.

Presenter: Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library, for more than 12 years. He spent three years overseeing Human Resources operations at his library due to a hiring freeze. Andrew has been very active in OLC, serving as Chair of the Professional Development Committee, making presentations at conferences and workshops, and served on the OLC’s Board of Directors. He Chaired the Board in 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in libraries and has learned one thing: just when you think you have seen it all…

3:45 – 4:00 pm | Q&A – Karen Miller and Andrew Mangels

The workshop will close with an opportunity for you to ask questions.

 

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Visibility @ Ohio Library Council
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC  | Registration deadline 7/3/19

Registration Fees:
Workshop 3 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $385* | Non-member: $770

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Overview:
The transition to a new management role can be challenging even for experienced and highly- skilled employees. The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series is designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program is delivered through four, one-day workshops held each month over the summer (May-August).

The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series will cover the core principles, techniques and approaches that you can apply to any situation that you’ll face as a new library director. You’ll learn how to handle management challenges with ease, including how to establish credibility and authority fast, how to motivate employees, work with your Board of Trustees, keep your library budget on track, handle legal issues, and much more. This comprehensive leadership training will cover proven management techniques and powerful strategies for success in your new role.

AGENDA for Workshop 3: Essential Visibility

9:15 – 9:45 am | Registration / Refreshments

Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff and workshop attendees.

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Telling Your Story
On-brand messaging can have tremendous impact. With the explosive growth of social media and content marketing, the opportunities to tell your story are vast. Learn how to engage and connect emotionally with your customers through a variety of marketing channels including: social media, website, and earned-media. A good marketing strategy can drive real results such as increased visits and community engagement.

Presenter: Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library. Whether you are speaking to reporters or fans in social media, Gregg can share how important it is to have a consistent message throughout all communication channels.

 

11:00 a.m. – Noon | 5 Steps to Creating a Strong Online Library Presence

As a library director, you play a key role in your library’s online presence. Learn five important ways you can support the creation and maintenance of a strong website and social media presence.

Presenter: Georgia Mergler, Community Relations Manager, Washington-Centerville Public Library. Georgia leads a full-time staff of four employees and oversees all the library’s external communications efforts. When people ask her what she does, she says, “I tell people about all the cool things available via the library, and more importantly, why they should care.”

Noon – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. | Strategic Planning for Libraries

A great strategic plan is one that taps into the aspirational desires of your community, enthusiasm of your Board of Trustees, strengths of your staff and the Director’s vision for the organization. This session will provide a strategic planning framework and discuss why a plan is so critical for every library.

Presenter: Brian C. Hare is the Director of Reed Memorial Library, Promotions Chair of Main Street Ravenna, and a member of the OLC Professional Development Committee.  Brian believes that a Strategic Plan can and should serve as the guiding document for a library and hopes to share the insights he has gained leading his library through the process.”

 

2:30– 3:30 p.m.
Community Connections: Libraries at the Core of the Community
Libraries only succeed when they are an integral part of their communities.  Library directors serve their communities best when they have personal relationships with community movers and shakers, and are key parts of the success of key community partnerships. Learn how to make your library more integral in your community, and how these partnerships are critical to local funding?

Presenter: Karl Colón is the Director of the Greene County Public Library, OLC Government Relations Committee Member, former Chairman of OPLIN, Xenia Rotary incoming Board President, Founder of the Friends of WYSO, and member of seven Chambers of Commerce. Karl has built successful partnerships across Greene County, Ohio, and the nation and leveraged those partnerships into success with local funding.

3:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Who Should Attend: Library directors with less than three years of experience as a director, interim or acting directors, or library staff with management and/or administrative experience those who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • All handouts provided by the instructors.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Please indicate any dietary requirements in the “Categories” section of “my OLC” when registering.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to attendees following the workshop.

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

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

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressedCollaboration; Marketing

 

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Keeping Up with the Upkeep: Building a Better Library (Library Facilities Conference) @ Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main)
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

The OLC’s all-new library facilities conference will provide informative sessions on topics of interest to all public libraries, regardless of budget, size, population served, or location. The conference is designed for ‘decision makers’ with responsibilities for overseeing all facilities systems, from buildings to landscaping, roofing to plumbing, renovations to new construction, space planning to furniture, and of course funding. This conference is intended to help public libraries “Build a Better Library” for all of our patrons!

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Registration Fees:
Member Fee*: $125  |  Non-Member Fee: $250

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

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

Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions

Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the OLC for a list of hotels in the area.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as six (6) contact hours of credit.

Conference Chair: Travis Bautz, Director, MidPointe Library System
Committee Roster (PDF)

Travis Bautz photo

Travis Bautz

facilities conference graphic

 

Aug
9
Fri
2019
2019 Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ Quest Conference Center
Aug 9 all-day

Sponsored by: OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division

Registration opens soon!  | Deadline to register: 8/2/19

Member: $45* | Non-member $90
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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 olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

Overview: 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 outreach programs and services!

Agenda:

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Registration 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Safety (Panel Discussion)
This panel discussion will focus on safety issues and concerns when library staff make off-site and home visits.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  | LIBChats
A series of quick, high-energy talks about outreach topics

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Show and Tell 
Explore cool ideas and best practices in library outreach

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Optional Farber Specialty Vehicle Facility Tour (max. capacity: 50)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Breakout sessions: Team Building, Homebound, and Youth Services

2:00 -3:00 p.m. | General Session – Embedded Librarianship

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn

 

 

 

Aug
14
Wed
2019
New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Administration @ Ohio Library Council
Aug 14 @ 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC  | Registration deadline: 8/7/19

Registration Fees:
Workshop 4 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $385* | Non-member: $770

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Overview:
The transition to a new management role can be challenging even for experienced and highly- skilled employees. The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series is designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program is delivered through four, one-day workshops held each month over the summer (May-August).

The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series will cover the core principles, techniques and approaches that you can apply to any situation that you’ll face as a new library director. You’ll learn how to handle management challenges with ease, including how to establish credibility and authority fast, how to motivate employees, work with your Board of Trustees, keep your library budget on track, handle legal issues, and much more. This comprehensive leadership training will cover proven management techniques and powerful strategies for success in your new role.

 

AGENDA for Workshop 4: Essential Administration

9:15 – 9:45 am | Registration / Refreshments

Enjoy coffee and light refreshments while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff and workshop attendees.

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.| Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Act
This session will provide an overview of best practices for public records management and disposal for public libraries in Ohio. It will cover exemptions to the Public Records Act and how they specifically apply to libraries. You will also learn more about the Open Meetings Act and what library directors must know about the law. This session will close with a question and answer session.

Presenters: Michelle Francis, Director, Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council and Sarah Pierce, from the Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | The Board of Trustees and Library Finances
Learn how to keep your Board involved in your library’s financial issues. This session will show you how to demystify the process for your board members.

Presenter: John Yesso, Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Upper Arlington Public Library. A speaker at the 2017 Library Trustee Workshop and the 2017 New Directors Workshop, John will lead a discussion on public library finances, including how libraries are funded in Ohio.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Noon | Keeping Your Library Budget on Track

This session will take you through each step of the budget process throughout the year. You will receive practical information about forecasting expenditures and revenues, creating a “working” budget, and tracking the budget monthly. You will also get tips on how to work effectively with your fiscal officer, as fostering this unique relationship is vital to the budget process.

Presenters: Jeff Winkle, Director and Ron Stuble, Fiscal Officer, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Managing Your Library Building
Every library director is eventually faced with some unexpected building challenges. Regardless of your library’s size, major facility issues often end up on the director’s desk. This session will cover best practices and valuable tips on a variety of topics including maintenance, repairs, service contracts, housekeeping, emergency preparedness, and planning. You will learn how to keep your building open, safe, and welcoming.

Presenter: Ryan McDonnell, Director, Grandview Heights Public Library

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
This session will provide timely information regarding the Ohio Ethics Commission, restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law, and related statutes that pertain to all public sector employees and private sectors parties who are regulated or do business with public offices.

Session objectives include:

  • Understand how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest.
  • Understand definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts.
  • Identify potential post-employment requirements.
  • Learn about general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes.

Presenter: Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission.

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

 

Who Should Attend: Library directors with less than three years of experience as a director, interim or acting directors, or library staff with management and/or administrative experience those who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • All handouts provided by the instructors.
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Please indicate any dietary requirements in the “Categories” section of “my OLC” when registering.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to workshop attendees following the workshop.

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

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

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Policies and Procedures; Ethics; Facilities; Fiscal Operations

 

 

Who Should Attend: Library directors with less than three years of experience as a director, interim or acting directors, or library staff with management and/or administrative experience those who aspire to become a library director.

 

 

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Library Fiscal Officer 102 @ Quest Conference Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsored by:  OLC’s Library Accounting Division

Registration opens soon! | Deadline to register: 8/16/19

Intended Audience: New Public Library Fiscal Officers, Deputy Fiscal Officers, and Directors, or anyone who would like an overview of the functions performed by Public Library Fiscal Officers.

What’s included: All handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, light morning and afternoon refreshments, and box lunch.

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.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Organizational Awareness and Fiscal Operations

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

Workshop Overview:
This one-day workshop is primarily designed for new Public Library Fiscal Officers, Deputy Fiscal Officers, and Directors, but it can also serve as a valuable refresher. You will gain a better understanding of the main duties of a Public Library Fiscal Officer and get the latest information on fund accounting, budgeting, reporting, OPERS, library funding and key legislative issues impacting public libraries. This is an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with other Public Library Fiscal Officers from around the state.

Agenda (to come)

 

 

 

Sep
25
Wed
2019
2019 Convention and Expo @ Duke Energy Convention Center and Hyatt Downtown Cincinnati
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day
Oct
9
Wed
2019
Library Safety and Security Conference @ Holiday Inn Cleveland South
Oct 9 all-day

Call for programs opens soon!

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.

Registration Fees:
Member Fee*: $125  |  Non-Member Fee: $250

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

Registration opens August 2019.

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

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as six (6) contact hours of credit.

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