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Nov
19
Tue
2019
Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Webinar
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is at capacity; however, it will be recorded and posted on the OLC website to view at your convenience. 

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

FREE* for OLC members only.

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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

Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council; Kristy Amy, Director of Community Outreach, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library; Karl Colon, Director, Greene County Public Library

Early childhood literacy is a priority for First Lady Fran DeWine. The FY 20-21 State Budget Bill appropriated $5 million to create the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL). The OGIL is an expansion of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Ohio, which sends new books to children from birth to age 5. Currently, there are over 700,000 children under the age of five in the state of Ohio, but less than 100,000 of those children are currently participating in the program.

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library provides the opportunity to change that and expand participation across the state by partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and working with new and existing affiliates. This webinar will provide detailed information on the new program and how to become an affiliate or local partner.

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 presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Nov. 18. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Ballot Issues Workshop @ OLC Headquarters
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Nov. 14

Registration Fees:  Member $70* | Non-member $140
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Registration: 9:30 a.m. | Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Is your library considering going on the local ballot with a new levy, renewing an existing levy, or possibly modifying a levy that’s been in place for some time? This workshop will provide the information you need as you prepare for your ballot initiative, including:

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

The format of this workshop will address each of these six points and allow time to answer questions.

Intended Audience: Directors, trustees, public relations staff, and other staff who will be involved in the library’s levy education effort.

Presenters:

  • Michelle Francis, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services
  • Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library
  • Jennifer Economus, Outreach Specialist, Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC.

What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the instructors; morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the OLC publication, Ballot Issues Handbook – 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.

This workshop is held twice a year in the spring and fall.

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 and Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)

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Register @ my OLC |  Registration Deadline: Nov. 15

Member Fee: $85*  |  Non-Member Fee: $170
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Special Event: Free Ice Breaker event – Thurs., Nov. 21 (details below)

When registering, please select your registration type (member or non-member ) AND then select the Ice Breaker ticket IF you plan to attend.

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

What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the presenters. Ice Breaker event (the evening prior), 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.

Right Click 2019 Ice Breaker:
Thursday, November 21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Polaris Grill [Map]
1835 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
(Polaris Grill is less than a 5 minute walk from Quest Conference Center)

There is no additional cost to attend the Ice Breaker; however, pre-registration is required.

Come and mingle during this casual evening event. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar as you network and socializing with your colleagues before Friday’s conference. There will be a short OPLIN briefing where you will have a chance to offer suggestions and ask questions.

Right Click 2019 Overview:
Right Click 2019 features presentations from professionals, government entities and library IT professionals from around Ohio. This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity for library IT professionals, administrators and support staff to share their knowledge and discuss current technology challenges. Connect with your IT Colleagues from around the state, and come away with solutions to current issues that you can apply at your library.

Submit a Forum Discussion 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.

Schedule:

DATE: Thurs., Nov. 21, 2019
Right Click 2019 Ice Breaker
(Free event; pre-registration required)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:
Polaris Grill
1835 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
[Map]
(Polaris Grill is less than a 5 minute walk from Quest Conference Center)

 

DATE: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Right Click 2019 

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. | Registration / Networking / Refreshments

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  |  Welcome and Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Session

The Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3)—Helping Ohio Achieve World Class Cyber Security

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Mark Bell, Cyber Security Outreach Coordinator,  Adjutant General’s Department (Ohio National Guard)

Mark Bell is the Cyber Security Outreach Coordinator for the Ohio Adjutant General’s Office. During his keynote presentation, Bell will discuss the OC3’s cyber security programs and how their efforts in: Education and Workforce Development; Building the Ohio Cyber Range; Creating Cyber Response Teams, and Policy and Public Awareness of cyber security, can partner with and support library programs and efforts around Ohio. The OC3’s efforts support educational programming at the library level as well as help to keep library networks and data safe from cyber criminals.

About the Keynote:
Mark Bell primarily works with a wide range of partners throughout Ohio, organized into the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3) to improve the cyber security posture of the state through education and workforce development, the creation of a Cyber Range in Ohio, the development of cyber response teams for Ohio, and the sharing of best cyber practices and policies throughout the state. Prior to working for the Ohio National Guard, Mark worked as District Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Patrick Tiberi. In addition to his work at the Ohio National Guard, Mark continues to serve in the US Army Reserve as the Command Sergeant Major of a Military Police Battalion located in Columbus.

9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Cyber Policy Guidelines

Presenter: Dr. Loren Wagner, Senior Executive: Risk & Business Development, CentrComm

Cyber security and related events have become part of the daily news digest. Regulatory mandates and guidelines are quickly following. As a result, we are facing more demands on managing cyber security risk. A significant part of this is the implementation of institutional policies reflecting management philosophies for the security and privacy of digital assets and related human interaction. This presentation will discuss some of the most likely policies you need to be familiar with and why. Policy constructs will be discussed. Examples will be provided with references to assist in further policy development and understanding.

Key takeaways:

  • Distinction between policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Why I should care about cyber policies
  • Key types of policies
  • Policy construction and examples
  • References to assist in policy development

10:35 – 11:05 a.m. | Gaming and eSports at Cleveland Public Library

Presenter: Tristan Wheeler, Audiovisual & Event Planning Specialist, Cleveland Public Library

During this session, Wheeler will explain the history and development of the gaming and eSports events at the Cleveland Public Library, along with information on how to develop game-related programs and events at your library.

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Geauga County Public Library Mobile Memory Lab

Presenter: Michael Pope, IT Manager, Geauga County Public Library (GCPL)

During this session, Pope will explore the process for creating GCPL’s Mobile Memory Lab, including:

  • What is a Memory Lab and how can it benefit your library patrons;
  • Equipment and software for GCPL’s Memory Lab;
  • Developing training for library staff and library patrons;
  • Other discoveries made along the way!

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. | Developing the New Dayton Metro Library Mobile App

Presenter: Matthew Jones, Web Developer, Dayton Metro Library

In this program, Jones will explore the app development journey at Dayton Metro Library. You will learn how he utilized Google’s Flutter framework to develop for both iOS and Android using a single code base. Plus, you’ll learn how he leveraged the Polaris API. Since the initial release in July 2019, the response from both patrons and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. The app allows users to:

  • Search the Catalog
  • Place and View Requests
  • View Checked Out Items
  • Access Their Library Card
  • Find Library Locations
  • View Library Hours
  • Contact the Library

12:25 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. | CIS and the MS-ISAC

Presenters: Kelly Morris, Member Success Program Manager and Paul Jones, Account Management Specialist, Center for Internet Security and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Morris and Jones will join the session remotely to discuss the cyber security resources available from the Center for Internet Security (CIS). CIS offers government organizations free Secure Suite Membership, which combines and automates the CIS Benchmarks, CIS Controls, and CIS-CAT Pro into one powerful, time-saving cyber security resource. Libraries are also eligible for free membership in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), whose mission is to improve the overall cyber security posture of government organizations through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery. Join them in a discussion of these free resources.

1:50 – 3:30 p.m. | Q&A Open Forum –  Submit Questions and Topics

Please submit questions and topics that you would like to discuss during this moderated 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!

 

Dec
4
Wed
2019
When Leveling Helps, When It Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the Best of It Webinar
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: OLC’s Children’s Services Division

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Nov. 29

Member: $35* | Non-member: $70

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Webinar Overview:
At best, leveling books is another tool to help children choose “just right” books. At worst, it is an expensive product that labels kids, kills the joy of reading, and makes false promises to educators. This brief overview of how leveling works can help us understand both what we can use in each leveling system and how to talk with educators and parents about avoiding the pitfalls.

Presenters:
Lu Benke
Children’s librarian Lu Benke has been running Children’s Services departments for more than 30 years. She recently received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado where she focused on how children’s librarians help children learn to read.

Jim Erekson
Jim Erekson, Ph.D. has been teaching in the field of languages and literacy for more than 20 years. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and Coordinator of the Literacy Master’s Program, which educates teachers on how to create life-long readers and support family literacy. He is a national expert and author of professional books on literacy and assessment.

Learning Objectives:
You’ll gain a better understanding of leveling systems in order to communicate effectively with stakeholders and avoid pitfalls in helping customers wanting leveled reading materials.

Intended Audience:  Children’s Services Staff

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 on Dec. 1. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in you 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 Competency Addressed: TBD

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)

 

 

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.

Oct
6
Wed
2021
2021 Convention and Expo @ Toledo SeaGate Convention Centre
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day

Details to come.