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Apr
26
Thu
2018
Advocacy Training for Public Library Directors (Northern Ohio) @ Galaxy Banquet Center
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Galaxy Banquet Center, Wadsworth

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 4/19/18

FREE for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors (Registration Required)

Reaching out to legislators can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Through tools, training, and education, the OLC is committed to providing you with information and resources to help you become an effective advocate for public libraries. This session will focus on everything library directors need to know about advocating on behalf of their library and working with members of Ohio’s General Assembly.

The training will include tips for engaging with legislators about policy and funding needs as well as tools and resources that are available. You will leave this session with a better understanding of how legislative action works, how to add to the conversations, and the confidence to speak up for Ohio’s public libraries. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers and learn how to effectively communicate with legislators!

Intended Audience: Library Directors

 

Northern Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Galaxy Banquet Center
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 4/19/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

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
3
Thu
2018
Advocacy Training for Public Library Directors (Northwest Ohio) @ Wood County District Public Library
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Wood County District Public Library (Main)

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 4/26/18

FREE for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors (Registration Required)

Reaching out to legislators can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Through tools, training, and education, the OLC is committed to providing you with information and resources to help you become an effective advocate for public libraries. This session will focus on everything library directors need to know about advocating on behalf of their library and working with members of Ohio’s General Assembly.

The training will include tips for engaging with legislators about policy and funding needs as well as tools and resources that are available. You will leave this session with a better understanding of how legislative action works, how to add to the conversations, and the confidence to speak up for Ohio’s public libraries. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers and learn how to effectively communicate with legislators!

Intended Audience: Library Directors

Northwestern Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Bowling Green State University | Student Union
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member*: $40  | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Print Registration Form (PDF)

Please register by 4/26/18

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 pm  |  Dinner: 6:30 pm  |  Program: 7:15 pm

The program will focus on the issues impacting public libraries and include an update on legislative issues as well as additional information that public library trustees need to be successful in their roles.

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
10
Thu
2018
Adapted Storytime for Beginners Webinar
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 5/3/18.

Member:  $20* | Non-member:  $40

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Presenter: Rebecca Shook, Special Needs Resources Librarian, Westlake Porter Public Library

Program Overview: Ohio’s public libraries are known for having outstanding storytime programs for children of all ages, but these traditional storytimes aren’t always a good fit for children with special needs. Adapted storytimes are programs that are modified to accommodate kids with developmental disabilities or sensory integration issues. Would you like to start an adapted storytime at your library? Don’t know where to start? Rebecca Shook, Special Needs Resources Librarian, Westlake Porter Public Library, will outline specific steps to take in setting up an adapted storytime at your library.

Learning Objectives:
You’ll learn how to:

  1. plan successful storytimes for children with special needs
  2. structure an adapted storytime program
  3. recruit parents, caregivers and children
  4. choose the right books
  5. captivate your special needs audience

Intended Audience: Children’s librarians and library staff who with no background in special needs programming.

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. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your 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 Competencies Addressed: Programming

May
16
Wed
2018
New Directors Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge @ Ohio Library Council
May 16 @ 9:15 am – 4:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: 5/9/18

Registration Fees
Workshop 1 ONLY: Member: $100* | Non-member: $200

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $375* | Non-member: $750

*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 1: Essential Knowledge

9:15 – 9:45 am | Registration/Networking Breakfast
Enjoy a continental breakfast while you meet presenters, OLC staff, workshop participants, and special guests. Since many attendees will attend all four workshops, this is a great way to begin building relationships that will carry on throughout the series and your career.

9:45 – 10:45 am | Welcome / Ohio’s Public Library Community
Doug Evans, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council, will welcome Ohio’s newest library directors and aspiring directors to the workshop with an overview the OLC’s services and an introduction to the benefits of OLC membership.

Beverly Cain, State Librarian, and Don Yarman, Director, Ohio Public Library Information Network, will each give a brief overview of how their respective organizations interact with Ohio’s public libraries as well as explain how they collaborate with the OLC on projects and services for public libraries.

11:00 am – Noon | So You’ve Decided to be a Director!
How do you make the transition from library staff member to director? Chris Taylor, Director, Upper Arlington Public Library, will share details about her transition to the role of library director. She will cover a library director’s major areas of responsibility including board, staff, and community relations as well as handling the library’s finances, services and operations.

Presenter: Chris Taylor, Director, Upper Arlington Public Library
Chris has been working in public libraries for more than 30 years starting with her first job as a page. Beginning in 1988, she was employed by the Columbus Metropolitan Library where she worked her way up through various positions including Public Services Director and Chief Operating Officer before moving to Upper Arlington Public Library as its fourth director. Chris has been active in the OLC since first joining the profession. She has served on the New Members Round Table, Management and Administration Division, 2011 Convention Program Committee, and two terms on the OLC Board of trustees. Chris served as the President of the OLC Board in 2013.  She also served on the OHIONET Board of Trustees, the ALA Public Awareness Committee, and currently serves on the PLA Public Library Data Service Advisory Committee.

Noon – 12:45 pm | Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 pm | Success with Your Board of Trustees
This session will provide management tools and insight to help you develop successful relationships with your board and make your board meetings more productive.

Presenter: Cristie Hammond, President, Pickerington Public Library Board of Trustees, and Tony Howard, MLIS, CPL, Director, Pickerington Public Library

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Legal Issues Affecting Your Library
Gain a better understanding of the legal questions, government regulations, and legal requirements that affect both day-to-day and long-term operations of your library.

Presenter: Jason Elvers, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, and OLC Legal Counsel

3:00 – 3:45 pm | Under the Rotunda: The History of Public Library Advocacy at the Statehouse, Current Legislative Issues, and Why it Matters
This session will look back at the history of library funding, Internet access, and local funding as well as current issues in the Ohio General Assembly. We will also discuss why politics is not a spectator sport and how and why to get involved.

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

4:00 – 4:45 pm | Being a New (or Slightly Used) Director: A Perspective on Being a Newer Director
Learn from a “slightly used” director, as she shares some unique experiences and viewpoints from her first year in the position.

Presenter: Ben Heckman, Director, Bexley Public Library

 

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: Leadership; Organizational Awareness

 

May
23
Wed
2018
Level Up: Moving to Mastery in Adult Services Conference @ Bowling Green State University (Student Union)
May 23 all-day

Conference Overview: Often during the course of the workday, adult services and reference staff must wear many hats and are frequently jacks of all trades: librarians, tech support, social workers, genealogists, local historians, book-sellers, and friends to our patrons. This event is designed to enhance the skills of library staff members who primarily work with adults. The educational programming for the conference will include more than 20 breakout sessions that will focus on mastering adult and reference skills. You’ll leave this conference with practical solutions and ideas that you can immediately implement at your library.

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 5/16/18

Registration Fees:
Member Fee: $90| Non-Member Fee: $180 | Speaker: $45

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

Intended Audience: Library staff who work in Adult Services or Reference and Information Services.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, light refreshments, and lunch will be provided. A parking pass will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference.

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, 2150 E. Wooster, Bowling Green, Ohio  43402 (PH: 419-353-5500). Please indicate that you are with the OLC when reserving your room.  The room rate is $104/night (plus state and local taxes). Reservations must be made by May 1, 2018.

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 Agenda:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  |  Registration and Coffee

9:00  – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and Announcements

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Breakout Sessions:

  • Please Advise: Low Commitment High Impact Strategies for Fiction Readers’ Advisory
  • Reference Interviewing for Beginners Unprogram
  • Meeting Customers Where They Are: Programming for Adults With Disabilities
  • Diversity in Customer Service
  • Connecting with Services for Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers
  • Fake News, Real Consequences

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. |  Breakout Sessions:

  • Reaching Out to Seniors and the Disabled: Crafting Inclusive, Fun, & Stimulating Programming for a Diverse Community
  • Helping Adults Learn: Learning to Teach
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Self-Censorship and Librarianship
  • Sharpening Technology Troubleshooting in the Library
  • Financial Literacy

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch and Networking Activities (and Prizes!)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

  • Digitization Basics: Bit by Byte
  • ASPIRE Grant: Increasing Adult Education Opportunities at Your Library
  • Creating and Implementing an Adult Services/Peer Training Reference Orientation at Your Library
  • The Truth is Out There: Web Tricks and Tools for Spotting Misinformation
  • Ohio Web Library Update and Ohio Web Resources for Patrons
  • Parent Engagement — From the Start

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break with Afternoon Refreshments

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

  • Responding to the Inappropriate
  • Subject Need Not Apply: Non-Fiction Readers’ Advisory
  • Today’s Genealogist: Changing Your Approach at the Library
  • Collaborating With Community Partners for Programming Unprogram
  • Library Resources for Small Business Customers
  • The Future of Library Programming: Are You Ready for It?

4:00 p.m. | Adjourn

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Conference Chair: Aimee Adams, Medina County District Library
Planning Committee Roster (PDF)

Adams photo

Aimee Adams, Conference Chair

 

 

 

 

 

May
24
Thu
2018
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Workshop is full. Wait list only. | REGISTER @ my OLC

Registration Fees:
Member: $65*  |  Non-Member: $130

*Individual Members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Enrollment is limited to 30 registrants. Please register early.

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
  • Tom Adkins, Director, Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County
  • 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.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
New Directors Workshop 2: Essential Human Resources Management @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 6 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: 5/30/2018

Registration Fees:
Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $100* | Non-member: $200

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $375* | Non-member: $750

*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 2: Essential Human Resource Management 

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | Registration and 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, member of the OLC’ Board of Directors, and Board liaison to OLC’s Diversity Awareness and Resources Committee

 

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: 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.

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

 

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 11 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 currently serves as Past Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors. 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.

 

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

 

 

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Leading Libraries: Strategies for All Levels of Management @ DoubleTree Hotel
Jun 13 all-day
Rebecca Miller photo

Keynote: Rebecca Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal and School Library Journal

Overview: As a library manager or supervisor, you never know what new challenges each day will bring. This event is designed to cover a wide variety of management issues and examples of successful management methods used in public libraries around the state. Whether you’re an aspiring manager or a seasoned supervisor, this conference will provide you with new ideas and practical solutions that you can implement at your library.

The educational programming for the conference will include a keynote presentation, Trends in Libraries, Library Design and Communities, and 16 different breakout sessions in four tracks.

Conference Tracks:

  1. New Managers
  2. Training and Development
  3. Administration
  4. Management Skills

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 6/6/18

Registration Fees:
Member Fee: $90| Non-Member Fee: $180

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

Intended Audience: Public library managers, supervisors, and administrators as well as those who would like to move into these roles.

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

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus – Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43235, PH: 614-885-3334. Please indicate that you are with the OLC when reserving your room.  The room rate is $106/night (plus state and local taxes). Reservations must be made by May 22, 2018.

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 Agenda (PDF)

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions

Conference Chair:  Kim DeNero-Ackroyd, Deputy Director, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
Committee Roster (PDF)

Kim DeNero-Ackroyd photo

Kim DeNero-Ackroyd