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Mar
9
Sat
2019
Library Trustee Workshop @ Quest Conference Center (North Columbus)
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: March 3

Registration Fees:  Member $85* | Non-member $170
*Individual members or staff/trustees 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: Attendees will receive a copy of the Ohio Public Library Trustees’ Handbook and all workshop handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee and light refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.

Agenda
9:00 a.m. | Registration

9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Ohio Library Council Overview
Doug Evans, Executive Director, OLC

10:00 a.m. | Boardmanship
Chad Seeburg, Trustee, Marysville Public Library and member of the OLC Board of Directors

11:15 a.m. | Thriving in the New Normal: Demystifying Library Finances
William Shkurti, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library

12:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 p.m. | Trustees’ Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Jason Elvers, OLC Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

2:15 p.m. | Funding and Other Legislative Issues for Ohio’s Public Libraries
Michelle Francis, Director of Government and Legal Services, OLC

3:00 p.m. | “Don’t Ask What Your Director Can Do For You…”
Chris Taylor, Director, Upper Arlington Public Library

3:45 p.m. | Adjourn

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
18
Mon
2019
Preparing for Legislative Day Webinar
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Presenter: Michelle Francis, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services

FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Registration opens soon!

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

Registration limited to the first 98 participants. Deadline to register: 3/14/19.

OLC’s Legislative Day will be held Tues., April 9 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in downtown Columbus. The OLC is hosting a free webinar to help you prepare for this important advocacy event, particularly as the Ohio General Assembly starts deliberating on the next state budget. Michelle Francis, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services will outline key steps to take before Legislative Day, including making appointments with legislators and using the advocacy tools on the OLC website.

This year, Legislative Day falls within National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries. It’s the perfect time to share the essential work your library is doing and how you are having an impact on your community.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be e-mailed the morning of Fri., March 15. 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.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Trustee Dinner @ Aladdin Shrine Center (South Columbus)
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: March 28

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates, particularly as the new state legislature focuses its attention on the next state budget. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information on the budget process and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. The presentation also will include the latest news from the OLC, including the search for the OLC’s next Executive Director.

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
9
Tue
2019
Legislative Day @ Ohio Statehouse Atrium (Columbus)
Apr 9 all-day

Legislative Day is your day at the Statehouse! It’s an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries! The 2019 event will be held in the Statehouse Atrium. More details to come.

 

Apr
17
Wed
2019
CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center (North Columbus)
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 17-18, 2019

Nationwide exterior photo

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

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division

Registration opens in February 2019.

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 designed to provide continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. 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. A certificate for hours earned will be available at the conclusion of the conference.

 

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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. The OLC room rate is $99/night (plus state and local taxes). The hotel cut-off date is March 22, 2019.

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)

 

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Trustee Dinner @ Holiday Inn Cleveland South (Independence)
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: April 18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates, particularly as the new state legislature focuses its attention on the next state budget. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information on the budget process and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. The presentation also will include the latest news from the OLC, including the search for the OLC’s next Executive Director.

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.

May
2
Thu
2019
Trustee Dinner @ Stone Ridge Golf Club (Bowling Green)
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: April 25

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates, particularly as the new state legislature focuses its attention on the next state budget. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information on the budget process and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. The presentation also will include the latest news from the OLC, including the search for the OLC’s next Executive Director.

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.

May
9
Thu
2019
Trustee Dinner @ Guernsey County Public Library - Crossroads Branch (Cambridge)
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: May 2

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates, particularly as the new state legislature focuses its attention on the next state budget. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information on the budget process and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. The presentation also will include the latest news from the OLC, including the search for the OLC’s next Executive Director.

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.

May
15
Wed
2019
Community Engagement @ Your Library: Creating Vibrant, Diverse and Inclusive Communities @ OCLC Conference Center (North Columbus)
May 15 all-day

This all-new conference will feature breakout sessions that will focus on a variety of community engagement topics including how to assess community needs, build partnerships, manage expectations, and empower staff. The event will also include a panel discussion featuring Ohio library staff who have done notable work as well as poster sessions on successful collaborations in Ohio.

Agenda (to come)

Registration will open in March 2019.

Conference Chair: Amber L. Bertram, Teen Services Librarian II, Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Sylvania Branch Library)
Committee Roster (PDF)

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Amber Bertram

May
23
Thu
2019
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council (Columbus)
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: May 16

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 Vol I – 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.