New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Administration

July 17, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 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.

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 7/10/24

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

Workshop 3 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: Morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch will be provided for those who attend at the OLC office. All handouts, provided by presenters, will be available online through the OLC app. Print them prior to the conference, view them from your personal device during the event or view/download them after the event. Workshop recordings and handouts will be available online for 30 days following the program. Attendees will receive a 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; Organizational Awareness; Laws; Personnel Management

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 3 Agenda: Essential Administration

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

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Practical HR: Making It Work in Your Library

  • Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Leadership: Personnel Management Tools & Ideas

  • Karen Miller, President, Bradbury Miller Associates

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Leadership & Practical HR Q&A

  • Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library
  • Karen Miller, President, Bradbury Miller Associates

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Lunch & Networking

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Ohio’s Public Records Law & Open Meetings

  • Heather Buchanan, Director of Open Government, Constitutional Offices Section, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Success with Your Board of Trustees

  • Cristie Hammond, President, Pickerington Public Library Board of Trustees and
  • Tony Howard, Director, Pickerington Public Library

3:45 p.m. | Adjourn