New Directors Workshop 2: Legal and Human Resources

August 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ohio Library Council
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. You can attend the entire series or choose the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Note: When registering, please indicate if you will be attending in person or virtually.

Registration open soon! | Registration Deadline: 8/10/23

Registration Fees:

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $400* | Non-member: $800

Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $125* | Non-member: $250

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

The transition to a new management role can be challenging even for experienced and highly-skilled employees. The OLC’s New Directors Workshop Series is created specifically for new and aspiring library directors who want to develop their management skills, confidence and effectiveness. This comprehensive leadership training will cover proven techniques and powerful strategies for success in your new role. The program will be delivered through four workshops; each focusing on a specific area of education. You can attend the entire series or choose the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Who Should Attend: Library directors with less than three years of experience as a director, interim or acting directors, or library staff with management and/or administrative experience who aspire to become a library director.

What’s Included:

  • Electronic handouts provided by the instructors.
  • Access to workshop recordings for up to 30 days following event.
  • Free digital copy of the OLC publication, Ohio Public Library Administrator’s Handbook.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop series counts as 20 hours (5 hours per workshop).

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Laws; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Personnel Management; Ethics

Hotel Accommodations: The OLC has secured a discounted room rate at the nearby TownePlace Suites Columbus Dublin, 5155 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Reserve your room online to receive 15% off the best available Studio Suites.

Workshop 2 Agenda: Legal and Human Resources

9:30 a.m. | Registration / Join the Zoom

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Legal Issues Affecting Your Library

Presenter: Jason Elvers, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and OLC Legal Counsel

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | The Importance of Diversity in Public Libraries

Presenter: Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library and Chair of OLC’s Diversity Committee

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Staying Legal: Human Resource Matters

Presenter: Benjamin A. Shepler, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?

Presenter: Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn