Sponsored by the Children’s Services Division
Register at my OLC | Deadline to register: Feb. 8
Member: $20* | Non-member: $40
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries
Feeling burnt out with virtual programming? Maybe you aren’t seeing large audiences at virtual events, or you are just out of fresh ideas? Refresh your planning with more than 30 no-contact programs designed for children or teens. Discover new virtual event ideas, pick-up kit topics, and larger services your library could start that may continue after in-person programming resumes (such as story trails and dial-a-story phone lines). You’ll learn first-hand from library staff who have already implemented these programs. Plus, you’ll come away from this webinar with a list of resources and tools to help you discover even more program ideas on your own.
- Annamarie Carlson, Youth Services Librarian, Westerville Public Library
- Sarah Cramer, Children’s Services Librarian, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
- Kate Knotts, Early Childhood/Intermediate Librarian, Akron-Summit County Public Library (Children’s Library).
- Learn about 30, no-contact program ideas designed for children and teens (and adaptable for all ages).
- Understand library-specific considerations such as budget, time, technology, and physical space for materials like kits for pick-up.
- Discover resources to continue to learn about new, no-contact program ideas.
Intended Audience: Youth Services staff as well as Outreach and Special 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. 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 (1.0) continuing education contact hour of credit.
About the Presenters:
The OLC will host an open discussion for library marketers to ask questions, exchange ideas and share best practices for handling library promotions in the current environment. Send questions and agenda items in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE for OLC members.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion group.
Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council
Registration Deadline: Feb. 28
Registration Fees: Member $40* | Non-member $80
*Individual members or staff/trustees of OLC institutional member libraries.
This workshop will focus on what every library trustee needs to know, including boardmanship, legal issues, library funding, working with your director, the importance of diversity and inclusion in public libraries and library finances. You will also learn about services that the OLC offers to its member libraries and their trustees. Although designed for relatively new library trustees, those with years of experience will find this workshop to be a good refresher.
- Learn how to be an effective Board member and how to work with your library’s director and staff.
- Make sense of your library’s finances and understand how libraries are funded in Ohio.
- Get updates on the latest legislative issues at the Statehouse including the Public Library Fund (PLF).
- Gain a better understanding of the legal questions library trustees often ask.
- Learn more about the services that OLC provides to trustees.
- Understand why equity, diversity and inclusion are vital to the libraries success.
Intended Audience: Any member of a public library Board of Trustees. The OLC encourages new trustees as well as current trustees to attend this educational event.
What’s Included: Attendees will receive a copy of the Ohio Public Library Trustees’ Handbook as well as all workshop handouts as provided by the presenters.
Online Workshop Instructions: The Ohio Library Council will present this workshop via Zoom. The links – one for the morning session and one for the afternoon session – will be emailed to all registrants 2 days prior to the workshop.
8:45 a.m. | Join the Zoom Classroom
Use link for the morning session (this will be emailed to you 2 days prior to the workshop). We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Ohio Library Council Overview
Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Boardmanship
Chad Seeberg, Trustee, Marysville Public Library and member of the OLC Board of Directors
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Thriving in the New Normal: Demystifying Library Finances
William Shkurti, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library
11:45 a.m. | Lunch Break
Use link for the afternoon session (this will be emailed to you 2 days prior to the workshop).
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Funding and Other Legislative Issues for Ohio’s Public Libraries
Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council
Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council
1:25 – 2:25 p.m. | The Importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Libraries
Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Trustees’ Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Jason Elvers, OLC Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
3:40 – 4:30 p.m. | “Don’t Ask What Your Director Can Do For You…”
Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library
4:30 p.m. | Adjourn
Registration opens in February.
Sponsored by the Library Accounting Division
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. All attendees will receive a free electronic copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook after the conference.
This two-day conference is designed to provide continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM).
This conference qualifies for continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour.
AGENDA (to come)
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 2021 calendar now – we want to make sure Ohio’s public libraries are well represented on April 21.
*NOTE: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Legislative Day may be presented in a different format from previous years. More information to come.
We are hopeful and looking forward to meeting in person in 2021. The OLC is currently accepting program submissions for the 2021 Convention and Expo which is scheduled for Oct. 13-15 in downtown Columbus. We want to assure you that we have secured a venue for the 2021 Convention and Expo that will follow all of the local, state and national protocols in place at that time to ensure the health and safety of all participants.