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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

[UPDATE: Parking is FREE at the library’s parking garage. Please note that the garage will not open until 8:00 a.m. on Thurs., July 18 due to area construction projects.] 

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

Register @ my OLC  | 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, 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 
Outreach is different from other library services in that staff leave the building and even go into people’s homes to deliver materials. This poses unique safety concerns that need to be considered. Panelists from outside the library world will discuss their own best practices and advice on safety when going into people’s homes and out into the community.

Panelists: John Jeffries, Westerville Police Officer; Jennine Harris, Comfort Keepers; and Emily Wampler, social worker.

Moderator: Andrea Legg, Tuscarawas County Public Library

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Show and Tell 
A series of quick, show and tell sessions to explore cool ideas and best practices from Retreat attendees.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Optional Farber Specialty Vehicle Facility Tour (max. capacity: 45)

Enjoy a private tour of the Farber plant facility. Learn more about Farber and its specialty fleet of vehicles and get a behind the scenes look at how they are created. Transportation will be provided by Farber to and from the Quest Conference Center. Advanced registration is required and space is limited to the first 45 registrants.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Breakout sessions
Choose one of three separate breakout sessions. These moderated breakout sessions are designed to provide time to brainstorm, problem solve, and share ideas with your fellow Ohio Outreach staff. You can stay at one session or hop around between sessions.

  1. Team Building
    Moderator:  Andrea Legg, Tuscarawas County Public Library
  2. Homebound
    Moderator: Mary Breymaier, Ida Rupp Public Library
  3. Youth Services
    Mederator: Gabrielle Rathge, Worthington Libraries

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 J. Andrew Fraser, Assistant Attorney General, 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 Struble, Fiscal Officer, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

2:30 – 3:30 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

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register: 8/16/19

Registration Fees:
Member Fee*: $85  |  Non-Member Fee: $170

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Please note: Enrollment is limited to 100 attendees.

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 refreshments and 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

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Registration and Networking

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. | OPERS Reporting and Library Policies

Presenter: Ruth Morrison, Employer Compliance Specialist, OPERS

Gain a better understanding of the Fiscal Officer’s responsibilities with respect to
OPERS reporting and applicable library policy. You will learn what comprises
earnable salary, how to properly handle a retire/rehire, how to navigate the Employer Contribution System, and how to meet the requirements for the PEDACKN Independent Contractor Forms. This session will use real-life scenarios and examples to assist you along the way.

11:15 a.m | Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Library Fiscal Officer Calendar

Presenters: Meldon Brindley, Fiscal Officer, Greene County Public Library; and Hannah King, Fiscal Officer, Athens County Public Libraries

Fiscal Officers have many different deadlines to a variety of external local, state and federal agencies, not to mention their own internal deadlines. This session will provide a framework for managing your massive “To Do List” by reviewing the most common projects and their respective due dates. You will come away from this session feeling prepared and in control of your schedule and on top of your responsibilities.

12:30 -1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Funds and Beyond

Presenter: Tiffany L. Ridenbaugh, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

This training session is designed to provide information on

  1. Fund Accounting – Understanding the basis for this method of accounting.
  2. GASS 54 – Fund balance classification and financial statement presentation.
  3. Audit types – Different audit options for different entities.
  4. Budgetary statements – Understanding how your working budget and
    budgetary statements should be prepared.
  5. Ohio Compliance Supplement matrix – Learn what compliance issues your library will be tested for.

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Legislative Update / Library Funding / OLC as a Resource

Presenter: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council (effective 6/29/19)

This session will provide an update on legislation that may affect public libraries
including the impact of the state’s new biennial budget. Gain a better understanding of how the Public Library Fund (PLF) has historically been funded and distributed to counties and how current state revenues have affected recent distributions. You will also learn more about the various resources that the OLC can provide to fiscal officers and directors.

3:30 p.m. | Adjourn

 

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
The deadline for program proposals is July 17, 2019.
Submit Form (PDF)

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.

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

 

Oct
30
Wed
2019
OLC Leadership Conference (Invitation Only) @ Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Oct 30 all-day

BY INVITATION ONLY


Registration opens at the end of August. When registering, be sure to select either the  “Yes, I am attending!” OR “No, I cannot attend” ticket, as well as ticket(s) for the division(s) or committee(s) you will be representing at the Conference.

Deadline to register: 10/23/19

Agenda and Leadership Resources (to come)

Hotel Accommodations
Although the time frame for the Leadership Conference is designed to accommodate travel to and from Columbus in one day, some attendees may wish to make reservations for overnight accommodations before or after the conference. Reservations can be made by calling the Crown Plaza Hotel at 614-885-1885. Please indicate that you are attending the OLC Leadership Conference.

 

 

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Right Click 2019: The Library IT Idea Exchange Conference @ Quest Conference Center
Nov 22 all-day

Sponsored by the OLC’s Information Technology Division

Call for Programs:
Join your library IT colleagues to share best practices and develop innovative solutions to common issues. Submit your program proposals by Aug. 19, 2019.
Program Offering Form (PDF)

Workshop Overview:
Today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape challenges those responsible for library information technology to innovate solutions and develop best practices to meet the needs of our communities. Right Click 2019 is an opportunity for library IT staff, technology coordinators, and decision makers to meet with colleagues from Ohio libraries to discuss current information technology challenges and solutions.

Submit a Question:
A question and answer discussion forum will take place during the event. Submit your question now for the afternoon forum. Example questions include: What are some backup solutions for VMs? What are people using for digital signage? What are some solutions for network security and monitoring? Have a question you would like answered at the conference? Submit one now.

Intended Audience: Ohio library information technology staff, technology coordinators, and decision makers

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

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.

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