New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Administration

August 2, 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: 7/26/22

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

Workshop 4 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; Project Management; Fiscal Operations; Personnel Management

Workshop 4 Agenda: Essential Administration

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

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Leadership: Personnel Management Tools & Ideas

Presenter: Karen E. Miller, M.L.S., Managing Consultant, Bradbury Miller Associates

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Practical HR: Making It Work in Your Library

Presenter: Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Leadership & Practical HR Q&A

Presenters: Karen Miller and Andrew Mangels

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Success with Your Board of Trustees


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

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Keeping Your Library Budget on Track


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

3:15 p.m. | Adjourn