495 Metro Pl S
Ste. 350, Dublin, OH 43017
This is a hybrid event. Participants can attend in person at the OLC office in Dublin (Northwest Columbus) or online with the same access to workshop content.
Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 3/4/22
NOTE: When registering for this workshop, please indicate whether you will be attending in person or online.
Registration Fees: Member $85* | Non-member $170
*Individual members or staff/trustees of OLC institutional member libraries. Fee includes access to in-person or virtual option.
Overview: This workshop will focus on what 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.
- 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.
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 and all workshop handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch will be provided for those who attend at the OLC office.
8:45 a.m. | Join the Zoom Classroom/Onsite Registration & Refreshments
9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Ohio Library Council Overview
Presenter: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council
9:30 a.m. |Boardmanship
Presenter: Chad Seeberg, Trustee, Marysville Public Library and member of OLC’s Board of Directors
10:30 a.m. | Break
10:45 a.m. | Thriving in the New Normal: Demystifying Library Finances
Presenter: William Shkurti, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library
11:45 a.m. | Funding and Other Legislative Issues for Ohio’s Public Libraries
Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council
12:30 p.m. | Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. | Legal Issues – What Trustees Need to Know
Presenter: Jason Elvers, OLC Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
2:15 p.m. | Break
2:30 p.m. | The Importance of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Public Libraries
Presenter: Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library and member of OLC’s Board of Directors
3:30 p.m. | Don’t Ask What Your Director Can Do for You
Presenter: Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library
4:15 p.m. | Adjourn