New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Knowledge (Part 2)

July 26, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm
Ohio Library Council
495 Metro Pl S
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.

Register at my OLC   | Registration Deadline: 7/19/22

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $385* | Non-member: $770

Workshop 3 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

*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; Organizational Awareness; Laws; Building Management; Community Engagement; Marketing

Workshop 3 Agenda: Essential Knowledge (Part 2)

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

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Ohio’s Public Records Law & Open Meetings

Presenter: Bridget Coontz, Section Chief – Constitutional Offices Section, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Establishing Relationships with the Community

Presenter: Karl Colón, Director, Greene County Public Library

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Managing Your Library Building

Presenter: Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library and Past Chair of OLC’s Board of Directors

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Telling Your Story

Presenter: Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library

3:15 p.m. | Adjourn