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Mar
24
Fri
2017
Central Chapter Conference @ Holiday Inn Worthington
Mar 24 all-day

Special thanks to the members of the Central Chapter Action Council for planning this event.

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 3/16/17
(Please review registration guidelines below BEFORE registering)

Registration Fees
Member $90* | Non-Member $145 | Student $50
*Individual members of OLC.

Central Chapter Grid (PDF)
Directors' Choicedenotes Directors’ Choice program

Program Descriptions

Chapter Conference Information for 2017

Important: Registration Guidelines 

  • All speakers receive complimentary registration; however, speakers still must register for the conference(s).
  • Member Rate: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of OLC. The library’s Institutional membership does not permit employees of that library to attend OLC Chapter Conferences at the member rate.
  • Student Rate: This reduced registration rate is intended for full-time library school students who are not working. The OLC may request proof of eligibility for this rate. Note: Registrants who do not meet the above criteria must pay/will be billed at the non-member rate.
  • No confirmation of registration will be sent. View the Event Roster on OLC’s website to confirm your registration. Rosters are updated weekly.
  • Individual members of an OLC-member Friends of the Library group may register at the OLC member rate.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee and cannot be broken out from the registration fee.
Mar
25
Sat
2017
Library Trustee Workshop @ Quest Conference Center (North Columbus)
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sponsored by The Ohio Library Council

Location: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place (North Columbus)

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register: 3/17/17

Registration Fees:

Member*:  $80 | Non-Member: $160

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Overview:
This workshop will focus on the basics that every library trustee needs to know, including boardmanship, legal issues, library funding, working with your director, 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 an update 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.

Intended Audience: Any member of a public library Board of Trustees. The OLC encourages new trustees as well as exiting trustees to attend this educational event.

What’s Included: All workshop handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee and light refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.

Accommodations: For a list of hotels near the Quest Conference Center, please contact olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

Continuing Education Credits: None

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. | Registration

9:30 – 10 a.m. | Welcome and OLC Overview
Doug Evans, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

10:00 – 11 a.m.| Boardmanship
Alan Radnor, Trustee, Bexley Public Library, and Immediate Past Chair, OLC Board of Directors

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Thriving in the New Normal: Demystifying Library Finances
William Shkurti, Former Trustee, and John Yesso, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Trustees’ Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Jason Elvers, OLC Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. | Funding and Other Legislative Issues for Ohio’s Public Libraries
Michelle Francis, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | “Don’t Ask What Your Director Can Do for You…”
Mary Jane Santos, Director (Retired), Delaware County District Library

3:30 p.m. | Adjourn

 

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Legislative Day @ Ohio Statehouse
Mar 29 all-day

Legislative Day | Ohio Libraries Transform

Registration is closed because we have reached seating capacity for lunch in the Statehouse Atrium (as required by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board). 

Please note: You can be placed on the Wait List when you REGISTER @ my OLC and will be notified if any cancellations are received.

Fee: $40 (includes luncheon)

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Mar
30
Thu
2017
Northeast Chapter Conference @ Kent State University
Mar 30 all-day

Special thanks to the members of the Northeast Chapter Action Council for planning this event.

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 3/22/17
(Please review the registration guidelines below BEFORE registering)

Registration Fees
Member $90* | Non-Member $145 | Student $50
*Individual members of OLC.

Program Grid (PDF)
Directors' Choicedenotes Directors’ Choice program

Program Descriptions

Complete Chapter Conference Information for 2017

Important: Registration Guidelines 

  • All speakers receive complimentary registration; however, speakers still must register for the conference(s).
  • Member Rate: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of OLC. The library’s Institutional membership does not permit employees of that library to attend OLC Chapter Conferences at the member rate.
  • Student Rate: This reduced registration rate is intended for full-time library school students who are not working. The OLC may request proof of eligibility for this rate. Note: Registrants who do not meet the above criteria must pay/will be billed at the non-member rate.
  • No confirmation of registration will be sent. View the Event Roster on OLC’s website to confirm your registration. Rosters are updated weekly.
  • Individual members of an OLC-member Friends of the Library group may register at the OLC member rate.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee and cannot be broken out from the registration fee.
Apr
4
Tue
2017
Southwest Chapter Trustee Dinner @ Great Wolf Lodge
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration @ 6:00 p.m. | Program 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $40

Register @ my OLC

New this year—the Southwest Chapter Trustee event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and small plate entrees. The program will include interactive, roundtable discussions to address the challenges facing library trustees and administrators. A recap of the discussions and an update on the latest issues impacting libraries will follow. This new format is designed to provide essential information and help public library trustees be successful in their roles.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Southwest Chapter Conference @ Great Wolf Lodge
Apr 5 all-day

Special thanks to the members of the Southwest Chapter Action Council for planning this event.

Register @ my OLC  | Deadline to register: 3/29/17
(Please review the registration guidelines below BEFORE registering)

NEW LOCATION: Great Wolf Lodge

Registration Fees
Member $90* | Non-Member $145 | Student $50
*Individual members of OLC.

Program Grid (PDF)
Directors' Choicedenotes Directors’ Choice program

Program Descriptions

Complete Chapter Conference Information for 2017

Important: Registration Guidelines 

  • All speakers receive complimentary registration; however, speakers still must register for the conference(s).
  • Member Rate: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of OLC. The library’s Institutional membership does not permit employees of that library to attend OLC Chapter Conferences at the member rate.
  • Student Rate: This reduced registration rate is intended for full-time library school students who are not working. The OLC may request proof of eligibility for this rate. Note: Registrants who do not meet the above criteria must pay/will be billed at the non-member rate.
  • No confirmation of registration will be sent. View the Event Roster on OLC’s website to confirm your registration. Rosters are updated weekly.
  • Individual members of an OLC-member Friends of the Library group may register at the OLC member rate.
  • Lunch is included in the registration fee and cannot be broken out from the registration fee.
Apr
12
Wed
2017
Teen Readers’ Advisory Webinar Series: A Booktalking Masterclass
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Teen Services Division

Five topics, five webinars. We know both your budget and time are limited, so we’ll discuss all the books you need to know about during the OLC’s Teen Readers’ Advisory Webinar Series:

  1. A Booktalking Masterclass | April 12
  2. Just the Facts, Ma’am: All the Best in Non-Fiction for Teens | April 19
  3. From Right to Left: Demystifying Manga for Your Teens | April 26
  4. You Can Lead a Teen to Books and You CAN Make Them Read | May 3
  5. Jazz Hands with a Wrist Cast On: Diverse Books, Sometimes Painful, but Also Fun | May 10

Select one or more webinars in which to participate or select the entire series. Registration limited to 98 attendees. Please register early.

SINGLE Webinar Fee:  Member: $20* | Non-member $40

ENTIRE SERIES (all 5 webinars):  Member: $50* | Non-member $100
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

A Booktalking Masterclass (Webinar 1)

Date: April 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Christina Getrost, Teen Services Librarian, Stow Munroe Fall Public Library

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register: 04/5/17

Whether you’re new to booktalking or are a veteran looking for new ideas and inspiration to spice up your booktalks, this webinar is for you! Christina Getrost, Teen Services Librarian with Stow Munroe Fall Public Library will share basic do’s and don’ts of booktalking for a teen audience and provide several sample booktalks from her repertoire.

Learning Objectives:  You’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the right books
  • Create booktalks that even the most reluctant teen can’t ignore
  • Avoid common pitfalls
  • Use booktalk tips and tricks that you can implement right away in your library

Intended Audience:  Librarians and library staff who work in the Children and/or Teen area of the library.

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: Reading Advisory skills

 

Apr
19
Wed
2017
Teen Readers’ Advisory Webinar Series: All the Best in Non-Fiction for Teens
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Five topics, five webinars. We know both your budget and time are limited, so we’ll discuss all the books you need to know about during the OLC’s Teen Readers’ Advisory Webinar Series:

  1. A Booktalking Masterclass | April 12
  2. Just the Facts, Ma’am: All the Best in Non-Fiction for Teens | April 19
  3. From Right to Left: Demystifying Manga for Your Teens | April 26
  4. You Can Lead a Teen to Books and You CAN Make Them Read | May 3
  5. Jazz Hands with a Wrist Cast On: Diverse Books, Sometimes Painful, but Also Fun | May 10

Select one or more webinars in which to participate or select the entire series. Registration limited to 98 attendees. Please register early.

SINGLE Webinar Fee:  Member: $20* | Non-member $40

ENTIRE SERIES (all 5 webinars):  Member: $50* | Non-member $100
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: All the Best in Non-Fiction for Teens (Webinar 2)

Date: April 19, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Presenters:  Gina Kromhout,  Young Adult Services Librarian, Avon Lake Public Library

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register: 04/12/17

Building and maintain a non-fiction collection for teens can pose a few questions. Do you interfile with adult, or keep it separate? Should you focus on just a few good titles, or try to have a well-rounded standalone range? What about research help? Gina Kromhout, Young Adult Services Librarian at the Avon Lake Public Library, will address these questions and more. She’ll also highlight the best of her Young Adult non-fiction collection.

Learning Objectives:  You’ll learn how to:

  • Build and maintain a non-fiction collection for teens
  • Help teens with research
  • Create a non-fiction collection teens will love.

Intended Audience:  Librarians and library staff who work in the Children and/or Teen area of the library.

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: Reading Advisory skills

Apr
20
Thu
2017
CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 20-21, 2017

Nationwide exterior photo

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

Register @ my OLC  |  Deadline to register: 04/13/17

Full Conference Fee:
Member: $185* | Non-member: $265

One Day Only Fee:
Member: $110* | Non-member: $165

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

The OLC’s Library Accounting Division is hosting its annual Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 20-21, 2017 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).

CPIM Credit: Approved for 7 hours of credit | MyCPIM Worksheet (PDF)
Please note hours must be reported by 5 p.m. on 4/26/17.

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 Group #101447.

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 (Group #101447). Room rate: $95.00/night (subject to state and local taxes). Rooms must be reserved by March 28, 2017 in order to receive the group rate.

Who Should Attend:  Library Fiscal Officers and other staff members responsible for managing library finances.

What Is Included: Full day(s) conference, all handouts and materials provided by instructors, morning refreshments, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments each day.

Thursday, April 20 Agenda:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome / Introductions / Announcements and Updates
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. |  Basic Investment Strategies
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  | Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  | Human Resources Roundtable
11:45 a.m. –12:15 p.m. | Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  | Luncheon Speaker – Fraud Case Study
1:15  – 1:30 p.m.  | Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Sunshine Law
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Budget Basics
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Understanding Ohio Compliance Supplement
4:45 p.m. | End of Day 1. Evening on your own         

Friday, April 21 Agenda:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  | Grants Administration
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break
9:45 – 11:30 a.m.  | Fringe Benefits and Independent Contractors Misclassifications
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Internal Controls and Proper Segregation of Duties
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?
3:00 p.m. | Conference Adjourns

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Thursday, April 20 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | Registration, Networking and Morning Refreshments

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome / Introductions / Announcements and Updates
Doug Evans, OLC Executive DirectorWelcome
Michelle Francis, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services – Statehouse Update
Sandra Lodge, Past Coordinator, OLC’s Library Accounting Division

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Basic Investment Strategies (1 CPIM Credit)
Ryan Nelson, Managing Principal & Portfolio Manager, Redtree Investment Group

Increase your knowledge and awareness of economic indicators as well as how decisions made by the Federal Reserve influence interest rates. You will gain a better understanding of how to prepare your library’s investments if there is an increase in interest rates and what investment options are available to maximize earnings.
Ohio Public Library Core Competency:  Fiscal Operations

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Human Resources Roundtable
Learn more about important human resource topics that have an impact on the duties and responsibilities of a library’s fiscal officer during this roundtable discussion with the following panel members:

  • Katrina Plourde, Human Resources Manager, Westerville Public Library
  • Julie Whitt, Human Resources Manager, Upper Arlington Public Library
  • Natalie McLaughlin, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Ohio Public Library Core Competency:  Policies and Procedures

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Luncheon Speaker
Fraud Case Study
(1 CPIM Credit)
Elizabeth McGinnis, Senior Audit Manager, Public Integrity Assurance Team, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

This training will enhance your working knowledge of internal control weaknesses and ethical standards by illustrating a case performed by the Ohio Auditor of State’s Special Audit Section. The use of proper internal controls and clear separation of duties helps to prevent theft. Case studies will help you ascertain where weakness maybe within your library.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Ethics

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Sunshine Law
Melissa Gossman, Assistant Legal Counsel, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

Gain a better understanding of the structure of the Ohio Attorney General’s Sunshine Laws and how they affect your work in the library. This session will cover all aspects including how to remain compliant regarding Public Meeting & Documents.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Laws

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Budget Basics (1 CPIM Credit)
James M. Nicholson, Director of Finance, City of Pataskala

Learn more about the underlying legal requirements of the budget as well as gain a better understanding of planning strategies. Revenue projections and cash flow forecasting techniques and strategies will be covered, including multi-year fund balance projections. You will also learn how to communicate the proposed budget to management, residents/customers and other key constituencies, as well as getting ‘buy-in’, and ultimately approval, from the elected officials or governing body. The session will also address the creation of a formal budget document, and the opportunity to submit it to the GFOA for recognition by their Budget Review Committee.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Understanding Ohio Compliance Supplement (1 CPIM Credit)
Judy Storey, Audit Manager, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

Gain a better understanding of the structure of the Auditor of State Ohio Compliance Supplement and the latest changes to the guidance and testing your auditor will be reviewing during your library’s audit.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Policies and Procedures

4:45 p.m. | End of Day 1. Evening is on your own.

 

Friday, April 21 

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

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Grants Administration (1 CPIM Credit)
Sandy Kessler, Maumee Valley Planning Organization

Gain a new or better understanding about grants and location funding for your library’s operations. During this session, you will 1) discuss current funding sources; 2) brainstorm new and innovative potential grant funding allows; 3) learn the overall process from start to finish; and 4) leave this session with tools you need to administer grants.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Fundraising

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Fringe Benefits and Independent Contractors Misclassifications
John L. Darr, Revenue Agent/Acting Froup Manager 7254 , Internal Revenue Service

Learn more about the rules on taxable fringe benefits, 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.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Laws

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Internal Controls and Proper Segregation of Duties (1 CPIM Credit)
Stacey Russell, Fiscal Officer at Muskingum County Library System; Dan Griscom, Fiscal Officer at Westerville Public Library; Robert Dolan, Assistant Finance Director at Cuyahoga county Public Library

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.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Policies and Procedures

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. | Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That? (1 CPIM Credit)
Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Manager, Ohio Ethics Commission

This session will provide timely information regarding the Ohio Ethics Commission and cover restrictions in the Ohio Ethics Law and related statutes that pertain to all public sector employees and private sector parties who are regulated or do business with public offices. You will learn how to:

  1. identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest;
  2. apply the definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public contracts;
  3. identify potential post-employment requirements;
  4. use the general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ethics Law and related statutes.

Ohio Public Library Core Competency: Ethics

3:00 p.m. | Conference Adjourns

Small Libraries Talk Tech @ Guernsey County Public Library, Crossroads Branch
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Southeast Chapter Action Council and the Information Technology Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register 04/13/17.

Member $20* | Non-member $40
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Registration: 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Agenda:

12:30 p.m. | Helping the Tech-Resistant Patron

1:30 p.m. | Guiding Ohio Online Overview

2:30 p.m. | Refreshments and peruse the Southeast Ohio Regional Library System (SERLS) Tech Device Petting Zoo

3:00 p.m. | WiFi Hotspot Lending

4:00 p.m. | LSTA Open Grants for Tech Solutions

5:00 p.m. | Adjourn

What’s Included: All handouts provided by the presenters. Afternoon break with light refreshments.

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 addressedPatron Instruction, Problem-Solving, Adaptability