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Apr
23
Fri
2021
Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library and Summer Reading/Fall Events @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Webinar Overview
This webinar will provide the latest information on the statewide program – the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) – and how public libraries (of all sizes) are incorporating the program into their Summer Reading and fall programming events. You’ll learn easy tips and ideas on how to integrate OGIL titles into what you already have planned and how they can complement your current schedule. If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

Registration:  FREE* for OLC members.
*Individual members, trustees or administrators of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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

Register Now!

Presenters:

  • Fran DeWine, First Lady of Ohio
  • Timberly Pierce, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library
  • Karl Colon, Executive Director, Greene County Public Library
  • Mary Ellen Icaza, Executive Director, Stark County District Library
  • Suzanne Cline, Executive Director, Shelby County Libraries
  • Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio

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.

 Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1.0) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Programming

Apr
26
Mon
2021
State Budget and Health Orders Update @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio House of Representatives will soon be completing their initial work on the state budget, House Bill (HB) 110.

Join OLC for an update on all of the changes incorporated in the House version of HB 110 that impact Ohio’s public libraries. We’ll also discuss our advocacy efforts and what lies ahead as the process continues in the Ohio Senate.

This update will also cover the administration’s revised health orders and what they mean for summer and fall programming at your library.

Registration:  FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members, trustees or administrators of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Register Now!

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

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

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

May
21
Fri
2021
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
May 21 @ 9:45 am – 1:15 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 5/14/21

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 virtual 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. | Join Zoom Classroom
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, Ohio Library Council

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

 

 

Jun
9
Wed
2021
Service for All Conference: Empowering and Rethinking Service for All @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jun 9 all-day

Conference Overview: This virtual conference will examine customer service models that focus on providing a friendly, accessible environment and encourage customer engagement. You’ll gain a better understanding of how to make your library (regardless of its size) a welcoming “third” place by actively and continuously engaging patrons of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities. If you interact with the public or train staff that works with the public, this is the conference for your team.

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.

Drew Wichterman photo

Drew Wichterman, Chair, Conference Planning Committee

Conference Planning Committee:
Drew Wichterman, CPL, Chair
Tipp City Public Library

Alyssa Bender
Stark County District Library

David Bush
Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Annamarie Carlson
Westerville Public Library

Grady Brecheisen
Birchard Public Library

Tara Hutson
Fairfield County District Library

Brenda Miller
New Madison Public Library

Kristina Richey
Dayton Metro Library

Desiree Thomas
Worthington Libraries

Debbie Wittkop
Worthington Libraries

PDC Liaisons:
Joan Kendall-Sperry
Molly McGirr Norris

 

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 6 all-day

Due to the pandemic, this event will be held online.

Agenda (to come)

Oct
13
Wed
2021
2021 Convention and Expo @ Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

We are hopeful and looking forward to meeting in person in 2021. The OLC is currently accepting program submissions for the 2021 Convention and Expo which is scheduled for Oct. 13-15 in downtown Columbus. We want to assure you that we have secured a venue for the 2021 Convention and Expo that will follow all of the local, state and national protocols in place at that time to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

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