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Jun
29
Thu
2017
New Directors Workshop 2: Essential Human Resources Management @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 29 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: 6/22/2017.

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. 

For more than 16 years, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has helped public library directors adjust to the main responsibilities of their new roles, and to help those who aspire to become a library director understand the multiple facets of the role. This workshop series includes intensive work with everyone from OLC staff and legal counsel to seasoned directors and subject experts in various library fields to other “first-timers” just like you.

Workshop 2: Essential Human Resource Management Agenda

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. | Registration / Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff and workshop attendees. This is a great way to create and build relationships that will carry on throughout the workshop series and your career.

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, 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 ten 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 Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors. He has nearly 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 comments section when registering.

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

Jul
19
Wed
2017
New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Visibility @ Ohio Library Council
Jul 19 @ 9:15 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration deadline: 7/12/2017.

Registration Fees
Workshop 3 ONLY: Member: $100* | Non-member: $200
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $375* | Non-member: $750
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

 

For more than 16 years, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has helped public library directors adjust to the main responsibilities of their new roles, and to help those who aspire to become a library director understand the multiple facets of the role. This workshop series includes intensive work with everyone from OLC staff and legal counsel to seasoned directors and subject experts in various library fields to other “first-timers” just like you.

Essential Visibility Agenda

9:15 – 9:45 am | Registration / Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a continental breakfast while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff, and workshop attendees. This is a great way to create and build relationships that will carry on throughout the workshop series and your career.

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | 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.”

11:00 a.m. – Noon | 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.

 

Noon – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

 

12:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Strategic / Long Range Planning: Understanding Your Role
Many libraries find strategic or long-range planning to be a vital part of their organizational practices. The first half of this program will address four vital areas of leadership focus that are part and parcel of planning: morale, institutional vision, tactical planning, and the detailed execution and management of work flows. In the second half, this session will look at the practical application of the four areas. Because these interdependent areas of focus must ultimately be directed, with or without a plan, this presentation will be useful to those already familiar with the ‘how’ of strategic planning.

Presenter: Daniel Slife, Director, Wadsworth Public Library

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Connecting: Partners in the Community
Library directors need to forge and sustain relationships with community movers and shakers to galvanize their position in and out of the library. What can you do to make your library more integral in your community? How do these partnerships help with local funding?

Presenter: Mary Jane Santos, Retired Director (Sept. 2015), Delaware County District Library, and former Delaware City Councilwoman, and OLC’s 2014 Librarian of the Year. Mary Jane has turned successful library partnerships into stronger communities.

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 comments section when registering.

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: Collaboration; Marketing

 

Aug
11
Fri
2017
2017 Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ Westerville Public Library
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division

Member*:  $25 | Non-Member: $50

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 8/4/2017

Enrollment is limited to 75 attendees.

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, light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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

Workshop Overview:
Forging new partnerships, developing and justifying new ideas and innovation, and staying abreast of best practices for serving special populations are some of the many challenges of Outreach Services. Join the OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division for an Outreach Retreat about successful partnerships between libraries and schools and how the State Library supports Ohio Libraries in serving patrons with disabilities. 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’s outreach programs and services!

Agenda:

9 – 9:45 a.m.| Registration and Networking

Enjoy refreshments while you meet presenters, OLC staff, workshop participants, and special guests. Be ready to identify yourself as being associated with youth outreach, older adults, bookmobiles or small libraries (or any combination of the four!) This is a great way to network with fellow outreach-minded colleagues and begin building relationships that will carry on throughout your career.

9:45 – 10 a.m.| Welcome and introduction

10 – 11 a.m.| School Partnerships: How Libraries & Schools Work Together

Hear about three very different approaches to working with schools straight from the librarians, teachers and media specialists who do it every day.  In this session, participants will learn how libraries use various methods like collaborative programs, deliveries, and bookmobile service to work with elementary, middle and high school students. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask their own questions at the end.

Presenters:
Meredith Fletcher, Westerville Public Library
Jean Trimble, Walnut Springs Middle School
Brock Hutchison, Licking County Public Library
Denise Cameron, Licking Heights North Elementary
Lindsey Smith, Worthington Public Library
Erik Burgeson, Worthington Kilbourne Middle School


11 – 12 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

There will be four different breakout sessions happening simultaneously with a moderator in each to help facilitate conversation. Feel free to move between them, or spend all your time in just one. Topics include bookmobiles, seniors, youth and small libraries.


12 – 1 p.m.| Lunch

Outreach Delivery Methods Display
We know you’re always on the lookout for better ways to transport your stuff. Whether it’s a bag, basket, box or cart – please bring your outreach delivery method of choice to the retreat for a display. Explore what other libraries are using during the lunch break. There is no size maximum, but if it can’t fit in the trunk of an average size car, it’s probably too big for us to display. Your outreach colleagues would love to see it!


1 – 2 p.m. |
Resources from the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled and Special Services from the State Library of Ohio

Ohio Talking Book Program

Gain a better understanding the award-winning Ohio Talking Book Program which administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to approximately 14,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled residents in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail. A summary of the Ohio Braille and Audio Recordings Download (OHIO-BARD) service will also be discussed. This service allows patrons to download electronic braille and talking books and magazines directly to a personal device.

The Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD) is part of the Cleveland Public Library. In partnership with the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program, OLBPD serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress. OLBPD and the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program received the 2010 National Library Service Network Library of the Year Award.

Presenters:
Will Reed, Manager, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, Cleveland Public Library
Tracy Grimm, Head, Circulation & Special Services, The State Library of Ohio

2 – 3 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

There will be four different breakout sessions happening simultaneously with a moderator in each to help facilitate conversation. Feel free to move between them, or spend all your time in just one. Topics include safety, managing an Outreach Department, low-cost programming, and serving patrons with developmental disabilities.


3 – 3:05 p.m. | Wrap Up & Adjourn

 

Aug
16
Wed
2017
Taking Care of Your Internal and External Customers: An Inclusive Approach to Customer Service @ Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Aug 16 all-day

Sponsored by the Customer Service and Support Staff Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 08/9/17.

Member*:  $75 | Non-Member: $150

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Enrollment is limited to 120 attendees.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Customer Service, Communication, Patron Awareness, Ethics, and Teamwork.

Intended Audience: All library staff members interested in customer service.

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 tea, and box lunches will be provided.

Accommodations: Please call the Crowne Plaza at 614-885-1885 to make your reservation. For a list of other hotels in the area, please contact olc@olc.org or 614-410-8092.

Workshop Overview:
Exceptional customer service experiences are important to all libraries. During this workshop, you’ll learn best practices and specific skills for providing outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers.

Agenda:

9:00–9:45 a.m. | Registration and Networking

Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know other customer service and support staff professionals from libraries around the state. 

9:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:00–11:00 a.m.  | “Customer First”…Not Last

Charlie Hansen

Presenter: Charlie Hansen, Public Services Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library     

In 2016, Columbus Metropolitan Library developed and implemented a “Customer First” approach to customer service. Staff across the system were trained on the new “Customer First” philosophy, focusing on gray area scenarios where the correct response to a customer’s request is not apparent.

Gain a better understanding of what goes into creating a consistent, customer-focused culture of service by utilizing the latest knowledge and expertise from the Customer Experience industry. You will learn how to easily incorporate “Customer First” values and behaviors at your library regardless of its size.

 

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Teamwork and Internal Customer Service

Presenter: Miriam Matteson, PhD, Associate Professor, Kent State University-SLIS

Teams are a common organizational structure in public services units in libraries. But just calling a group of employees a “team” doesn’t mean that they will always function as a high performing, service-oriented team. Learn more about what it means to be a public service team and brainstorm characteristics of the ideal team situation. You will come away from this session with strategies on how to work toward that ideal by developing relationships with team members, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and developing interpersonal skills to be able to repair situations when needed.

 

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts

While enjoying your box lunch, also enjoy the company of a diverse group of skilled customer service professionals. Each table will have a host to share their customer service knowledge. You’ll get a chance to discover success stories from around the state, while also sharing yours!

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Social Media Etiquette and Customer Service

Presenter: Mandy Knapp, Digital Resources Manager, OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network)

Navigating the world of social media can be tricky. Are there lines that shouldn’t be crossed? Should there be restrictions put on staff for what they can or can’t post? What if your co-worker is posting inflammatory comments? This session will discuss where the lines should be and ways to deal with various issues. In a hands-on exercise, participants will share resources and tips with one another.

Overdose Assistance and Your Patrons

Presenter: Nate Smith, Sergeant, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

This presentation will be a brief overview on the HOPE Task Force (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education) dedicated to linking survivors of overdose with treatment, healthcare, and recovery services. The HOPE Task Force also investigates dealers who are responsible for fatal and non-fatal overdose events and prosecutes the individuals responsible to the fullest extent of the law. You will learn more about the legalities associated with responding to an overdose, how to recognize an overdose victim, steps you can take to assist the victim while waiting for EMS to arrive, and measures that can be taken to help prevent drug use on the library’s property.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. | Understanding Unconscious Bias
Co-sponsored by OLC’s Diversity Awareness and Resources Committee

Presenter: Jeff Modzelewski, Engagement Manager, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

Often we are aware of the ways in which we can most effectively serve and work with diverse individuals, but we aren’t always aware of the ways in which our unconscious biases interfere. During this session, you will explore the phenomena of unconscious bias and how libraries can minimize its effects on patron and colleague relations.

3:15 p.m. | Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. | Workshop Adjourns

 

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Libraries on the Front Line: Serving Communities in Crisis (Emergency Preparedness Event) @ Scioto County Career and Technology Center
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter Action Council and the Management and Administration Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 08/17/17.

Member $60* | Non-member $120
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Agenda:
8: 30 a.m. | Registration and coffee

9:00 a.m. | Homelessness Q&A (Jackson County Homeless Committee)

10:00 a.m. | Drug Awareness Presentation (Chillicothe Police Department)

11:30 a.m. | Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Salvation Army Human Trafficking Program

2:00 p.m. | Pests in the Library (Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension Scioto County)

3:00 p.m. | Survival Against Forced Entry (SAFE) Self-Defense Training

5:00 p.m. | Adjourn

What’s Included: All handouts provided by the presenters. Lunch and snacks will be served. Please indicate any dietary requirements in the comments section when registering.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as eight 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 addressedEmergency Preparedness, Adaptability, Collaboration, Community Awareness, Patron Awareness, Ethics, Laws, Policies and Procedures

Aug
25
Fri
2017
Library Fiscal Officer 102 @ State Library of Ohio
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsored by:  OLC’s Library Accounting Division

REGISTER @ my OLC |  Deadline to register: 8/18/2017

Enrollment is limited to 75 attendees.

Member: $75* | Non-Member: $150

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Intended Audience: New Public Library Fiscal Officers, Deputy Fiscal Officers, and Directors or anyone who would like an overview of the work done by Public Library Fiscal Officers.

What’s included: All handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, light morning and afternoon refreshments, and box 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 – 9:45 a.m. | Registration and Networking

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  | Legislative Update/Library Funding/OLC as a Resource

Michelle Francis 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.

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

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Library Fiscal Officer Calendar

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.

Presenters:
Robert Dolan, Deputy Fiscal Officer, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Amie Lynn, Fiscal Officer, Massillon Public Library

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Funds and Budgeting

If you have limited or no prior experience with fund accounting, this session will explain the basics of various governmental fund types, major versus non-major funds, and financial presentation of funds.  It will also cover the basics of preparing and presenting an annual budget to your library’s Board of Trustees. Other topics include the process of encumbering amounts through a purchase order process utilizing different types of purchase orders and the recording of money received.

Presenters:
Meldon Brindley, Fiscal Officer, Greene County Public Library
Sandra Lodge, Fiscal Officer, Licking County Library
Dan Griscom, Fiscal Officer, Westerville Public Library

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | OPERS Reporting and Library Policies

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 properly complete the annual Non-Contributing List, how to navigate the online 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.

Presenter: Laura Norman, OPERS

3:45 p.m. | Adjourn

 

Aug
30
Wed
2017
New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Administration @ Ohio Library Council
Aug 30 @ 9:15 am – 4:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration deadline: 8/23/17

Registration Fees:
Workshop 4 ONLY: Member: $100* | Non-member: $200
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $375* | Non-member: $750
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries. 

For more than 16 years, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has helped public library directors adjust to the main responsibilities of their new roles, and to help those who aspire to become a library director understand the multiple facets of the role. This workshop series includes intensive work with everyone from OLC staff and legal counsel to seasoned directors and subject experts in various library fields to other “first-timers” just like you.

Essential Administration Agenda

9:15 – 9:45 am | Registration/Networking Breakfast
Enjoy a continental breakfast while you mingle with presenters, OLC staff, and workshop attendees. This is a great way to build upon the relationships you have created during the workshop series.

9:45 am – 10:45 am | 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, John lead a discussion on public library finances including how libraries are funded in Ohio.

11:00 am – 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 Stuble, Fiscal Officer, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Noon – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 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

2:00 – 3:30 p.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 a representative from the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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.

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 comments section when registering.

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

 

Sep
7
Thu
2017
Youth Services Low-Budget Program Exchange @ Athens County Community Center
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter Action Council and the Children’s Services Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 08/31/17.

Member $30* | Non-member $60
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. | Registration

12:30 p.m. | Serving “The Whole Child”
Janet Ingraham-Dwyer, State Library of Ohio

1:30 p.m. | Summer Food Service Panel Discussion

2:30 p.m. | Break with refreshments

2:45 p.m. | Hands-on STEM

3:45 p.m. | Roundtable Idea Exchange
Please bring one example of your biggest “hit” in the Children’s/Young Adult Department, plus one example of where you are struggling.

5:00 p.m. | Adjourn

What’s Included: All handouts provided by the presenters. Light refreshments will be served during afternoon break.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as four 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 addressedProgramming, Problem Solving, Patron Awareness, Community Awareness

Oct
4
Wed
2017
2017 Convention and Expo @ Dayton Convention Center
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

LIBRARIES IN BALANCE
October 4-6, 2017
Dayton Convention Center and Crowne Plaza Hotel
It is a thrilling time to be in libraries. We have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of our communities, yet how do we maintain balance in the frenzy to remain relevant and innovative? What is the balance between quiet space and collaborative space? Money spent on physical or digital materials? Space for shelving or computers? The 2017 Convention and Expo will focus on maintaining this balance between the traditional and the innovative and responding to the needs of the community. Learn more.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Ballot Issues Workshop @ OLC Headquarters
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by: OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Registration opens this summer | Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 10/19/17.

Member $65* | Non-member $130
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries. Enrollment is limited to 30 registrants.

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:

  • determining the need and public support for your library levy;
  • legal process for placing the issue on the ballot;
  • developing the campaign message;
  • running the mechanics of a library campaign;
  • connecting with the media and developing message strategies; and
  • coordinating a lawful campaign.

The format of this workshop will address each of these six points as well as 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: All handouts as provided by the instructors; morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch. Each attendee will also receive a copy of OLC’s publication, Ballot Issues Handbook Vol I – Campaigns 101: The Nuts and Bolts.

Ballot Issues Handbook Vol II – Campaigns 202: Detailed Information for Those Who Need to Turn It Up a Notch is available for purchase online.

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.