Publications

All publications are available in a free electronic format for OLC members. Click on the links below to request an e-document. Orders for printed or CD-ROM editions of these publications are subject to applicable charges (member or non-member rate) plus shipping and handling fees.

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Ballot Issues Handbook – Volume I
Campaigns 101: The Nuts and Bolts (2015) 

Note: Volume I is included with purchase of Volume II.
Designed to assist libraries with tax levy elections, the Ballot Issues Handbook Volume I defines the differences between an operating levy and a bond issue and gives instructions for calculating millage. Procedures and timelines are given for filing all appropriate documents. Suggested campaign strategies include separate sections for the library, the board, and library personnel and the citizen campaign committee. Available for purchase in bound handbook or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

Member: $25.00 + S&H, or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Members: $40.00 + S&H

 

Ballot Issues Handbook – Volume II
Campaigns 202: Detailed Information for Those Who Need to Turn It Up a Notch

Ballot Issues Handbook Volume II goes beyond the basics provided in Ballot Issues Handbook Volume I (included) by giving an in-depth overview of developing and executing a library levy campaign. The handbook provides sample campaign materials and is organized into three phases: 1) planning and preparation, 2) influencing opinion leaders and media, and 3) voter contact/visibility and offers sample campaign materials. Available for purchase in bound handbook or on CD-ROM, or free download for members. Note: Purchase of Volume II includes free copy of Ballot Issues Handbook Volume I.

Member: $25.00 + S&H, or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Members: $40.00 + S&H

 

Friends Across Ohio (2013)

An excellent resource for organizing and maintaining Friends groups. Written by and for Ohio library Friends. Friends Across Ohio details how to organize a group; the development of a constitution and by-laws (with samples); relationship between the Friends, the library director, and the library board; how to handle tax issues; and a variety of suggestions for raising funds. Includes a bibliography and suggested resources. Available for purchase in bound handbook or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

Member: $10.00 + S&H, or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Member: $25.00 + S&H

 

Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook – Fifth Edition (2014)

The fifth edition of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook was developed and revised by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division to assist library fiscal officers with their responsibilities, which include the latest regulations and policies that could potentially impact library finances. The latest edition includes important changes in library funding. Available for purchase in three-ring binder or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

Member: $25.00 + S&H, or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Member: $40.00 + S&H

 

Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook – Fifth Edition (2014)

The fifth edition of the Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook was developed and revised by the OLC’s Management and Administration Division to assist library administrators with virtually every aspect of library management-  organizational administration, personnel management, library funding, financial management, community relations and services, library law, and building management.  Includes valuable checklists and samples. Available for purchase in three-ring binder or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

Member: $45.00 + S&H, or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Member: $75.00 + S&H

 

Ohio Public Library Trustees’ Handbook – Fourth Edition (2014)

A must for new trustees and for library boards struggling with their role and responsibilities. The Ohio Public Library Trustees’ Handbook includes background on the role of the public library trustee and sections on board organization and operations, managing money, staffing, planning and evaluation, public relations, professional associations and continuing education, legalities, and building and renovation. A bibliography and extensive appendices provide forms and further depth to the handbook. Available for purchase in bound handbook or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

Member: $15.00 + S&H or Free Member e-Document (Submit Request)

Non-Member: $25.00 + S&H

 

Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio (2010) 

This edition of Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio is organized to reflect changes libraries have experienced since publication of the 2002 edition. The standards define a basic level of library service and give Ohio libraries of all sizes a tool to assess their strengths, identify areas for improvement, plan for and deliver service, and set goals and objectives for improving public library service. Minor changes have been made, but this edition continues to focus on service standards in five core areas: Governance, Resources, Dissemination of Resources, Cooperation, and Communications. Some standards have been revised to reflect increased demands for and capabilities of new information technologies, developments such as statewide resource sharing, and increased public expectations for both traditional and new library services. Additionally, a checklist has been added to help libraries evaluate their level of compliance with each standard as well as develop a plan for improving compliance. Available for purchase in bound handbook or on CD-ROM, or free download for members.

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Non-Member: $25.00 + S&H

 

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