New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)

August 28, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 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: 8/21/24

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

Workshop 4 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; Project Management; Fiscal Operations; Building Management; Community Engagement; Marketing

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 or ask for the Ohio Library Council (OLC) corporate rate at the front desk if not reserving in advance. Availability not guaranteed.

Workshop 4 Agenda: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)

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

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Telling Your Story

  • Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library

11  a.m. – 12 p.m. | Managing Your Library Building

  • Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library and member of the OLC Board of Directors

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch & Networking

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Keeping Your Library Budget on Track

  • Paula Brehm-Heeger, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
  • Molly Defosse, Chief Finance and Facilities Officer, Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Establishing Relationships with the Community

  • Karl Colón, Director, Greene County Public Library

3:15 p.m. | Adjourn