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Mar
7
Sat
2020
Library Trustee Workshop @ Quest Conference Center (North Columbus)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Register @ my OLC  |  Registration Deadline: March 2

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 updates 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 and Refreshments

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

10:00 a.m. | Boardmanship
Chad Seeberg, 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. | Funding and Other Legislative Issues for Ohio’s Public Libraries
Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, OLC
Michelle Francis, Executive Director, OLC

2:15 p.m. | Trustees’ Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Jason Elvers, OLC Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

3:15 p.m. | “Don’t Ask What Your Director Can Do For You…”
Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library

4:15 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

 

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Aladdin Shrine Center (South Columbus)
Apr 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: March 26

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. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. 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
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Holiday Inn Cleveland South (Independence)
Apr 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: April 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. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. 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
15
Wed
2020
2020 Technical Services Retreat: Moving Forward with 2020 Vision @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day

Libraries focus on offering open and affordable access to resources despite changing budgets, expectations, and environments. Programming at the 2020 Technical Services Retreat will highlight innovative approaches, clear visions, and fresh perspectives for the future. This two-day event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment.

Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed campus environment at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus). The 2020 Technical Services Retreat will be held April 15-16.

Registration opens February 2020!

Agenda and speaker information to come.

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2020

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as 6 contact hours each day (12 for the entire retreat).

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

 

CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center (North Columbus)
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 15-16, 2020

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

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division

Registration opens February 2020 

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2020

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 also qualifies for continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. Each session is worth 1.2 credits for a possible 12 credits for the full conference (Day One = 7.2 credits, Day Two = 4.8 credits). 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.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

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. All attendees will receive a free electronic copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook after the Conference.

Agenda (to come)

 

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Legislative Day @ Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square
Apr 21 all-day

Legislative Day is an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries. It’s the perfect time to share the essential work your library is doing and put a local face on the impact public libraries have on Ohioans. Mark your 2020 calendar now – we want to make sure Ohio’s public libraries are well represented on April 21.

Agenda and resources (to come)

 

 

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
Apr 30 @ 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 23

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. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. 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
7
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Guernsey County Public Library - Crossroads Branch (Cambridge)
May 7 @ 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 30

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. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. 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
14
Thu
2020
Service for All Conference: Empowering and Rethinking Service for All @ OCLC Conference Center
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Objective: Empower library staff to be more aware and inclusive of all members of the community, both inside and outside of the library.

Overview: This all-new conference will examine customer service models that focus on providing a friendly, accessible environment that encourages 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.

CALL FOR PROGRAMS:
The deadline for program proposals is Feb. 3, 2020.

Submit Program (PDF)

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

Amanda Marquart
Greene County Public 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

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.

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

 

Oct
28
Wed
2020
2020 Convention and Expo @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

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Registration opens in July 2020. More information is available on the OLC website.