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Jun
4
Thu
2020
New Directors Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge @ Ohio Library Council on Zoom
Jun 4 @ 9:15 am – 4:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually.
The OLC is adapting its in-person programming to an online format to meet our members’ needs. The New Director’s Workshop series will be offered completely online. This approach will allow us to bring this important information directly to new and aspiring library directors.

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 5/28/20

Virtual Workshop Registration Fees:
Workshop 1 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

*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. For over twenty years now, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has been designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program is delivered through four VIRTUAL workshops—each focusing on a specific area of education.

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 the multiple facets of your new 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. It is designed to connect you with other library professionals who aspire to gain the skills and education to be a leader in Ohio’s libraries. Many of the connections made will become lasting friendships throughout your career.

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 who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • Electronic handouts provided by the instructors.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to workshop attendees following the first workshop.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop series counts as 24 contact hours (six contact hours per workshop).

Accommodations: For a list of local hotels please e-mail olc@olc.org or call (614) 410-8092.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Organizational Awareness; Laws; Advocacy


Morning Agenda: Essential Knowledge

9:15 a.m.| Join the Zoom Classroom (The link will be emailed to you 2 days prior to each workshop.) We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Welcome / Ohio’s Public Library Community
Michelle Francis, 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.

Evan Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, 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.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break
Please rejoin the class prior to the start of the 11:00 a.m. session.

11:00 a.m. – Noon | So You’ve Decided to be a Director!
How do you make the transition from library staff member to director? Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library, will share details about his transition to the role of library director. He 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: Tony Howard, MLIS, CPL, Director, Pickerington Public Library

Tony has been working in public libraries for more than 15 years, starting as a clerk at the Upper Arlington Public Library. As Director of the Pickerington Public Library, Tony leads the organization’s vision and purpose, fosters effective leadership through innovation management, and develops a team focused on being organizationally agile. Tony’s previous executive leadership experience comes from his role as Public Services Director at Columbus Metropolitan Library.  He has leadership experience in managing Boards and serving on Boards. Additionally, Tony’s professional experience includes public speaking, developing programming for conferences and workshops, and community planning. Tony has been active in the OLC since first joining the profession. He has served on the Management and Administration Division, Development Committee, Library Education Committee (Chair in 2012), 2013 Convention Program Committee, 2014 Program Committee Chair, 2015 Convention Chair and is a member of the OLC Legislative Network.  Tony also serves as a member of the SERLS Board and is an active member of an ALA veteran’s work group creating education for libraries serving veteran communities.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch Break

Please rejoin the class prior to the start of the Afternoon Sessions at 12:30 p.m.


Afternoon Agenda: Essential Knowledge

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | 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

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Break
Please rejoin the class prior to the start of the 1:45 p.m. session.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | 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

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Break
Please rejoin the class prior to the start of the 3:00 p.m. session.

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. | 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.

Presenters: Jay Smith, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services, and Michelle Francis, OLC’s Executive Director

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Break
Please rejoin the class prior to the start of the 4:00 p.m. session.

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. | If you give a New Director an old Library…A Perspective on Being a New Director
A new library director’s reflections on her first year of ruthless weeding, renovations, and “roughing it” in a small library. Amee was a participant in the 2019 New Director Workshop Series. We look forward to hearing about her first year after taking the course!

Presenter: Amee Sword, MLIS, Director, Wornstaff Memorial Public Library

4:45 p.m. | Wrap-up Remarks and Adjournment

Jun
5
Fri
2020
Library Director Discussion Groups @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jun 5 all-day

The OLC will hold four, one-hour virtual meetings with library directors from different regions of the state. This will be an open discussion on reopening, racism and increased violence across the nation.

Register for one of the following Zoom sessions:

Library Directors Session Time Registration 
North and Northeast Ohio 8:30-9:30 a.m. Register now
Southeast Ohio 12:30-1:30 p.m. Register now
Northwest Ohio 2:00-3:00 p.m. Register now
Central and Southwest Ohio 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register now

Registration is free for directors of OLC Institutional Member Libraries. If you are unable to attend your region’s time slot, you may register for a different session.

 

Jun
10
Wed
2020
New Directors Workshop 2: Essential Human Resources Management @ Ohio Library Council on Zoom
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually.
The OLC is adapting its in-person programming to an online format to meet our members’ needs. The New Director’s Workshop series will be offered completely online. This approach will allow us to bring this important information directly to new and aspiring library directors.

Register @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: June 3

Virtual Workshop Registration Fees:
Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

Overview:
The transition to a new management role can be challenging even for experienced and highly-skilled employees. For over twenty years now, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has been designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program is delivered through four VIRTUAL workshops; each focusing on a specific area of education.

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 the multiple facets of your new 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. It is designed to align you with other library professionals who aspire to gain the skills and education to be a leader in Ohio’s libraries. Many of the connections made will become lasting friendships throughout your career.

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 who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • Electronic handouts provided by the instructors.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to workshop attendees following the first workshop.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop series counts as 24 contact hours (six contact hours per workshop).

Accommodations: For a list of local hotels please e-mail olc@olc.org or call (614) 410-8092.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Laws; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Personnel Management

AGENDA: Essential Human Resources Management

9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Staying Legal: Good Advice on Human Resource 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 – 1:30 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 Past Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.   | Ohio Public Library Core Competencies and OLC’s Certification Programs – an Update from OLC’s Professional Development Committee

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 – and the careers of your staff. You will also hear about OLC’s two certification programs that the PDC oversees.

Presenter: Gillian Nance, Adult and Informational and Inter Library Loan Services Librarian,  Southwest Public Libraries (Grove City, Ohio)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | 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, MLS, 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.

3:15 -4:15 p.m. | 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 13 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 served on the OLC’s Board of Directors. He chaired the Board in 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in libraries and has learned one thing—just when you think you have seen it all…

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. | Q&A – Karen Miller and Andrew Mangels
The workshop will close with an opportunity for you to ask questions.

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council on Zoom
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually.

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: June 11

Registration Fees:  Member $40* | Non-member $80
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

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:

  • Jay Smith, 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: Electronic handouts as provided by the instructors and 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

 

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Cancelled: 2020 Technical Services Retreat
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

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).

Sponsored by the OLC’s Technical Services Division

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as 12 contact hours.

Hotel Accommodations: If you made a room reservation at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, it will be cancelled.

What’s Included: 
Wednesday — morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, dinner, and evening event.
Thursday — morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
All handouts and materials provided by instructors.

Retreat Schedule | Session Descriptions

DAY ONE 
9: 30 – 10:30 a.m. | Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Welcome and Announcements

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. | Opening Keynote — Open Doors and Free Puppies with John Chapman, Senior Project Manager Metadata Strategy and Operations, OCLC

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  | Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break and Refreshments

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (un-programs)

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Board Games!
After dinner, enjoy a night of board games and fellowship hosted by the Retreat Committee. We will have a variety of board games and a cash bar. Please indicate if you will be attending the dinner when registering for the Retreat.

DAY TWO
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Light Morning Refreshments

9: 00 – 10:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | Break, Refreshments, and Networking (Great time to check out of your hotel room)

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

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch, Networking and Photo Booth!

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Closing Keynote – Moving Forward with 2020 Vision with Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library

2:30 p.m. – ?  | Experience Columbus after the Retreat
It’s time to unwind and relax before heading home. Take a minute to explore what the city of Columbus has to offer! The Retreat Planning Committee will have a list of restaurants, parks and some fun activities for you to enjoy.

PROGRAM GRID

DAY ONE
June 30, 2020
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome
11:00 a.m. Keynote — Open Doors and Free Puppies
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
1:15 p.m. MarcEdit for Absolute Beginners Centralize It! Collection Development and Management, All in One Place Playing Well with Others: How Cooperative Cataloging Prepares Us for Linked Data
2:15 p.m. Break and refreshments
2:30 p.m.
Un-programs
Global Village or Dumpster Fire?: The Technical Services Community Online Down and Dirty Collection Management The Cataloger’s Tool Box
5:00—9:00 p.m. Dinner and Board Games
DAY TWO
July 1, 2020
8:30 a.m. Light Morning Refreshments
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
9:00 a.m. e-Books: The State of Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Getting to Know Your Team! Open Source Cataloging Rules: Leveling the Field
10:00 a.m. Break, Refreshments, and Networking (hotel check out)
10:45 a.m. Less Money … More Circ: How to Maximize e-Book and e-Audiobook Circ on the Cheap Collaboratively Changing Our Classification System Building Responsive Collections by Improving Communication with Public Services Staff
11:45 a.m. Lunch, Networking and Photo Booth
1:00 p.m. Keynote — Moving Forward with 2020 Vision
2:30 p.m. Retreat Adjourns

 

Cancelled: CPIM – Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division

 

Hotel Accommodations: If you made room reservation at  Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, it will be cancelled.

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.

CPIM Credit
This two-day conference is designed to provide 10.25 hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM). Participants can choose to attend either day (Day One = 5;  Day Two = 5.25 credits). You must report your own hours for EACH day to MyCPIM by 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2020.

CPE CREDIT:
This conference qualifies for 13.5 continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. Each one hour session is worth 1.2 credits and the one hour and 15 minute session is worth 1.5 credits for a possible 13.5 credits for the full conference (Day One = 7.2 credits, Day Two = 6.3 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.

DAY ONE AGENDA
Tues., June 30, 2020

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome, Introductions, Announcements and Updates

  • Michelle Francis, OLC Executive Director – Welcome
  • Amie Lynn, Massillon Public Library and Past Coordinator, OLC’s Library Accounting Division

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Statehouse Update

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters:  Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council; and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

This presentation will provide an update on legislation that affects public libraries including the impact of the state’s current 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.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Sunshine Laws and Open Meetings: Transparency in Public Finances

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Mark W. Altier, Chief, Opinions Section, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost; and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

In Ohio, the “sunshine laws” refer to Ohio’s Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act. These laws are based on the idea that there should be transparency in government, with public access to records, meetings, and activities of government, including public libraries. 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. How these laws affect your library’s finances, including your investment policies, will also be discussed. Plus, you’ll also learn more about the Open Meetings Act and what library fiscal officers should know about the law.

Core Competency: Laws

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Luncheon Speaker – Fraud Case Study

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State; and Elizabeth Akers, Senior Forensic Audit Manager for the Special Investigative Unit, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Hear about the importance of internal controls and segregation of duties to prevent fraud and abuse within the organization by learning from weaknesses found in a case study that will be shared. Learn to identify the methods and programs used to audit for fraud.

Core Competency: Ethics

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Investment Strategies

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Ryan Nelson, Principal and Portfolio Manager, RedTree Investment Group

The session will provide an update on the current economic environment and how it is influencing interest rates. Current hot topics in the investment market will be discussed giving attendees up-to-date guidance on how to prudently invest funds.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discussion on key economic indicators and how they will influence the Federal Reserve’s decision on the direction of interest rates.
  2. Understanding of how to prepare the library’s investments for potential rate increases in 2020.
  3. Discussion on how to best utilize allowable investment options to maximize interest earnings while mitigating investment risks.
  4. Increase knowledge and awareness of economic indicators as well as how decisions made by the Federal Reserve influences interest rates.
  5. Gain a better understanding of how to prepare the library’s investments if there is a continued increase in interest rates and what investment options are available to maximize earnings while minimizing risk.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Banking: Relationships and Services

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters from First Commonwealth Bank:  Kate Nelson, AVP, Treasury Management Officer for the Central Ohio Market, Mary Patton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking, Krystle Kite, Senior Treasury Management Office, Ohio Market

Discussion of fostering and maintaining a positive relationship with your banker as well as an update on services available and fraud trends.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Internal Revenue Service: Fringe Benefits and Independent Contractors Misclassifications

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Learn about the rules on taxable fringe benefits such as gifts, bonus incentives, uniforms, donations, conference “prizes”, etc. Learn where to report them, and how to tax them. In addition, the session will cover the law on control factors and how they relate to your independent contractors. You will learn what to do if you have workers that you feel are misclassified as well as the taxes and penalties that your library will be liable for if the workers are found to be misclassified.

Core Competency:  Laws

5:00 p.m. | Day One Adjourns

DAY TWO AGENDA
Wed., July 1, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Cyber Crime

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Mark Bell, Adjutant General’s Department, Ohio National Guard
Don Yarman, Executive Director, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)

Cyber attacks often target government networks to gain access to sensitive personal information of citizens and employees, as well as proprietary software and other information. The challenge for every public library is to identify threats and vulnerabilities, invest in risk mitigation and continually assess and improve cybersecurity efforts. This session will discuss data breaches and how to prevent them. You’ll also learn more about the Ohio Public Library Information Network’s (OPLIN) security awareness training and email phishing simulations for your library staff at no cost to the library.

Core Competency: Safety and Security

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding by the Book and Prevailing Wage

(1.25 CPIM Credit; 1.5 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Laura Bowman, Partner, Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law; Sean Seibert, Investigator Supervisor, Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration

Learn more about risk factors to consider when selecting a construction delivery model as well as what you need to know to make sure your library is following Ohio law when hiring a Design Professional, Contractor, Construction Manager at Risk, or Design-Builder – it’s not just bidding anymore! In addtion, you’ll learn the who, what, when, where, and why of prevailing wage requirements.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Updates from the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Jesse Carroll, Quality Assurance and Technical Specialist in the Center for Audit Excellence, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Learn the latest updates from the Auditor of State’s office including GASB and credit card compliance. Gain a better understanding of the Auditor of State’s Ohio Compliance Supplement.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Segregation of Duties (SoD) Matrix

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Jesse Carroll, Quality Assurance and Technical Specialist in the Center for Audit Excellence, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Segregation of Duties is defined as the process where management divides or segregates key duties and responsibilities among different people to reduce the risk of error, misuse, or fraud.  The goal is to ensure that no one individual controls all key aspects of a transaction or event. In this session you will get an in depth look at testing procedures from the Auditor of State’s office regarding segregation of duties.  Learn more about the procedures that libraries with small business offices can institute to oversee all phases of fund management and maintain internal controls. You will gain a better understanding of the key internal control procedures capable of mitigating risks of fraud and error.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law – Can I Do That?

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

This session will expand your knowledge of the relationship between your public library and the Ethics Commission. You will gain a better understanding of the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon public officials and employees and how to respond appropriately and legally when faced with such a conflict. This session will also outline statutory limitations regarding gifts offered to those in public service from vendors, potential vendors, regulated communities, and interested parties. In addition, this session will cover public contracts under the Ohio Ethics Law, including information regarding illegal authorization of public contracts, selling goods and services to public agencies, and nepotism prohibitions.

Core Competency: Ethics

3:30 p.m.| Conference Adjourns

 

 

 

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Cancelled: Multiple Literacies Conference
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Overview: How does your library help patrons acquire, construct, and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living? Explore traditional and non-traditional literacies to broaden lives by focusing on media, digital, and reading literacies as well as life skills and community awareness. Delve into these multiple literacies to take away practical information to inspire and enrich your community.

Objective: Gain a better understanding of the multiple literacies offered both inside and outside the library.

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as six (6) contact hours.

Conference Committee:

Chris May, Chair
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Pam Brockway
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Jessica Divis
Geauga County Public Library

Ally Doliboa
MidPointe Library System

Beth Donaldson
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Jacki Fulwood
Dayton Metro Library

Renee Hopper
Defiance Public Library

Sarah Osinsky
Geauga County Public Library

Brenna Riethmiller
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library

Laura Solomon
OPLIN

Rikki Unterbrink
Shelby County Libraries

PDC Liaisons:
Sarah Hintz
Pickaway Public Library

Tara Kressler
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Jul
22
Wed
2020
New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Visibility @ Ohio Library Council on Zoom
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually.
The OLC is adapting its in-person programming to an online format to meet our members’ needs. The New Director’s Workshop series will be offered completely online. This approach will allow us to bring this important information directly to new and aspiring library directors.

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: July 15

Virtual Workshop Registration Fees:
Workshop 3 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

*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. For over twenty years now, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has been designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program will be delivered through four VIRTUAL workshops; each focusing on a specific area of education.

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 the multiple facets of your new 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. It is designed to align you with other library professionals who aspire to gain the skills and education to be a leader in Ohio’s libraries. Many of the connections made will become lasting friendships throughout your career.

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 who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • Electronic handouts provided by the instructors.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to workshop attendees following the first workshop.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop series counts as 24 contact hours (six contact hours per workshop).

Accommodations: For a list of local hotels please e-mail olc@olc.org or call (614) 410-8092.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Community Engagement; Communication; Strategic Planning

 

AGENDA: Essential Visibility

9:30 – 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. – 12:00 p.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.”

12:00 – 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 7 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

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Community Engagement; Communication; Strategic Planning

 

Aug
5
Wed
2020
New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Administration @ Ohio Library Council on Zoom
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

Sponsor: Ohio Library Council

Due to COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually.
The OLC is adapting its in-person programming to an online format to meet our members’ needs. The New Director’s Workshop series will be offered completely online. This approach will allow us to bring this important information directly to new and aspiring library directors.

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: July 29

Virtual Workshop Registration Fees:
Workshop 4 ONLY: Member: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

*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. For over twenty years now, the OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series has been designed specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This program is delivered through four VIRTUAL workshops; each focusing on a specific area of education.

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 the multiple facets of your new 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. It is designed to align you with other library professionals who aspire to gain the skills and education to be a leader in Ohio’s libraries. Many of the connections made will become lasting friendships throughout your career.

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 who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • Electronic handouts provided by the instructors.
  • A copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook, will be emailed to workshop attendees following the first workshop.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop series counts as 24 contact hours (six contact hours per workshop).

Accommodations: For a list of local hotels please e-mail olc@olc.org or call (614) 410-8092.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Laws; Fiscal Operations; Building Management; Ethics

 

AGENDA: Essential Administration

9:30 – 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: Mark W. Altier, Chief, Opinions Section, Office of the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 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 the 2017 New Director Workshop, John 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.  | 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.

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 – NOT CONFIRMED

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

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Laws; Fiscal Operations; Building Management; Ethics

Aug
7
Fri
2020
Cancelled: 2020 Outreach and Special Services Retreat
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

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’s outreach programs and services!