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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
12
Thu
2017
No Budget? No Problem! Webinar: Free Online Reference Resources for Library Staff
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by:  OLC’s Reference and Information Services Division

Register @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: 10/9/17

Member:  $20* | Non-member:  $40

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Overview:

Pricey commercial databases can be out of reach for many libraries, especially as our budgets shrink. How can we provide our patrons with quality information if we can’t afford these costs? This webinar will highlight a number of free online resources that anyone can access, and that can replace some or all of the functionality of familiar commercial databases.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn more about free online resources that are applicable to a variety of queries received while working the library desk.
  • Topics covered include Readers’ Advisory, Literary Criticism, History and Geography, Science, Careers and Self Education, Reading and Writing, Health, Genealogy, and Consumer Resources.
  • You will gain a better understanding of the resources available that can help with starting a search when you are unfamiliar with a particular topic.

About the Presenters:

Megan Sheeran is a reference librarian at the Upper Arlington Public Library. She currently serves as the Assistant Coordinator of OLC’s Reference and Information Services Division. She enjoys tricky research questions, presenting on patron privacy, and helping patrons learn how to use the latest technology.

Jen Downing is the outreach librarian at the Upper Arlington Public Library. She has been actively involved with OLC’s Reference and Information Division since 2010 and has presented a variety of programs and webinars during that time. Her professional interests include readers’ advisory, adult programming, service to seniors and information literacy.

Intended Audience:  Library staff members who are involved with reference work.

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.

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 Competencies Addressed: Reference

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

Sponsored by: OLC’s Government Relations Committee

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.

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Teaching Adults (Andragogy) in the Library @ Westerville Public Library
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Sponsored by: OLC’s Reference and Information Services Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 10/25/17

Member*:  $60 | Non-Member: $120

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Enrollment is limited to 80 attendees.

Intended Audience:  Library staff who teach adults (including adult reference desk staff) as well as Children’s and Teen Services staff who work with teachers in an instructional setting.

Description and Overview: Accessing databases, downloading ebooks, finding lexicon levels: libraries teach adults how to do things every single day. This workshop will teach library staff the basics of how adults learn and specific ways to help different types of learners.

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.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competency addressed: TBD

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

AGENDA:

9:00–9:45 a.m. | Registration and Networking
Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know other Ohio public library staff professionals from libraries around the state.

9:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | Introduction to Adult Learning Theory 101
Presenter: Jessica Curtis, Adult Services Librarian, Westerville Public Library and Adjunct Instructor, Kent State University Library iSchool

10:45 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Practice What You’ve Learned: Guides and Handout
Group activity to use what you’ve learned!

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch (includes box lunch)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Mapping It Out: Lesson Plans and Learning Outcomes
Presenter: Kaya Burgin, Adult Services Librarian, Westerville Public Library with a B.A. in Education.

1:30 p.m. | Break

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Overcoming Barriers to Learning
Presenter: Otterbein’s Center for Teaching and Learning

3:00 p.m. | Wrap-up and Q&A

3:15 p.m. | Workshop adjourns

Nov
9
Thu
2017
OLC Leadership Conference (Invitation Only) @ Crowne Plaza Columbus North
Nov 9 all-day

BY INVITATION ONLY

Registration opens fall 2017 | REGISTER @ my OLC

LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

While registering, please select either the  “Yes, I am attending!” OR “No, I cannot attend” ticket, as well as ticket(s) for the division(s) or committee(s) you will be representing at the Conference.

Deadline to register 11/01/17.

AGENDA TO COME

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

 

 

Nov
15
Wed
2017
RightClick 2017: The Library IT Idea Exchange Conference @ State Library of Ohio
Nov 15 all-day

Best practices and cool ideas for library technology 

Sponsored by the OLC’s Information Technology Division

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: Nov. 8

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Dec
7
Thu
2017
Managing Space, Managing Expectations Webinar: Patrons, The Children’s Area, and You
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: Children’s Services Division

More information to come | Registration opens Fall 2017.

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 11/30/17.

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 by Dec. 1. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

 

 

Mar
28
Wed
2018
CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, March 28-29, 2018

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

 

The OLC’s Library Accounting Division is hosting its annual Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, March 28-29, 2018 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center (North Columbus).  This two-day conference is designed to provide a total of seven (7) hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM). Participants can choose to attend either day (4 credits are possible Day 1 and 3 credits are possible Day 2). Registration will open in Jan. 2018.

CPIM Credit: Approved for 7 hours of credit | MyCPIM Worksheet (PDF)

Conference sessions may qualify for continuing education credits from other organizations. Attendees must self-submit to organizations of their choice to have credit considered.

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When reserving your room, please indicate that you are with the OLC’s CPIM Conference.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s CPIM Conference.

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.

Agenda to come.

The 2018 OLC Technical Services Retreat @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
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Technical Services Retreat, March 28-29, 2018

 

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

Sponsored by: OLC’s Technical Services Division

Join your colleagues for the 2018 Technical Services Retreat! 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.

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

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

Agenda and more details to come.

Oct
3
Wed
2018
2018 Convention and Expo @ Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

2018 Convention and Expo Chair
Sarah Clevidence
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Program Committee Chair
Patty Marsh
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Local Arrangements Committee Chair
Benjamin Reid
Huron Public Library

Expo Committee Chair
Elizabeth Donaldson
Ritter Public Library