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Jun
9
Thu
2022
New Directors Workshop Series @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 9 – Aug 2 all-day

Workshop Series for New and Aspiring Directors
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.

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.  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.

Register at my OLC

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $385* | Non-member: $770
One Workshop: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries. 

Workshop Dates:

  1. Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge
    June 9, 2022
  2. Workshop 2: Legal and Human Resources
    June 30, 2022
  3. Workshop 3: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)
    July 26, 2022
  4. Workshop 4: Essential Administration
    August 2, 2022

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).

 

New Directors Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

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: 6/2/22

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

Workshop 1 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

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

Overview:
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; Advocacy; Ethics


Workshop 1 Agenda: Essential Knowledge

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

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Welcome to Ohio’s Public Library Community

Presenters:

  • Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council
  • Wendy Knapp, State Librarian of Ohio, State Library of Ohio
  • Don Yarman, Director, Ohio Public Library Information Network

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | You Have Decided to be a Director!

Presenter: Mary Ellen Icaza, Director, Stark County District Library and Member of OLC’s Board of Directors

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Under the Rotunda: Public Library Advocacy & How Ohio’s Public Libraries are Funded

Presenter: Jay Smith, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Ohio Public Library Core Competencies & OLC’s Certification Programs

Presenter: Luke Bentley, Director, Briggs Lawrence County Public Library and Chair of OLC’s Professional Development Committee

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?

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

3:15 p.m. | Adjourn

Jun
30
Thu
2022
New Directors Workshop 2: Legal and Human Resources @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

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: 6/23/22

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

Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $110* | Non-member: $220

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

Overview:
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


Workshop 2 Agenda: Legal and Human Resources

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

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 Member of OLC’s Board of Directors

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Staying Legal: Human Resource Matters

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

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn

Jul
26
Tue
2022
New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Knowledge (Part 2) @ Ohio Library Council
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

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.

Overview:
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

 

Aug
2
Tue
2022
New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Administration @ Ohio Library Council
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

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.

Overview:
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

Presenters:

  • 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

Presenters:

  • 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

Aug
5
Fri
2022
Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ State Library of Ohio
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 7/29/22

NOTE: When registering, you will be asked to choose one breakout session.

Registration Fees: Member $55* | Non-member $110
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries. 

Program Overview: Gather successful collaborative ideas from colleagues and share your library’s successful outreach initiatives with others. Come prepared to refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize your library’s outreach programs and services!

Intended Audience:  All library staff members interested in outreach services.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as five (5) contact hours of credit.

What’s Included: Morning refreshments and lunch. All handouts, provided by presenters, will be available online. Print them prior to the retreat, view them from your personal device during the event or view/download them after the event. The handouts will be available online for 30 days following the program.

Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Patron Awareness, Customer Service, Community Engagement


AGENDA:

9 a.m.  | Registration and morning refreshments

9:55 a.m. |  Welcome

10 a.m. | Inclusive Library Services
During the session, panel members will discuss the importance of providing inclusive library services and will give participants strategies they can take back to implement in their libraries.

Panel members: Sarah Myers, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library (Book Club); Molly Cairney, Art Possible Ohio; Rachel McCoy, Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities

11 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. | Social Worker Program
Libraries across the state are recognizing the need for social service expertise on location and are figuring out ways to make this happen. During this session, presenters will discuss ways to bring social workers on site to help library visitors find local community resources and apply for housing, food and other kinds of assistance.

Presenters: Nick Tepe and Liz Vandendries, Athens County Public Libraries; John Tetzloff, Columbus Metropolitan Library

12:15 p.m. | Lunch break — Show & Tell

Boxed lunches will be served by Freedom a la Cart. Freedom a la Cart empowers survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation to build lives of freedom and self-sufficiency. They believe that giving a woman practical job skills and developing strong work ethic is vital for creating a pathway to freedom. So, they have created a safe place of restoration where survivors can heal, learn and grow as they prepare for sustainable employment and reintegrate into our community.

1 p.m.  | Breakout Sessions 

Looking to breathe some fresh air into your day-to-day outreach work? These informal breakout sessions will offer support, practical ideas, and the chance to network with colleagues who are also interested in your chosen topic. The more conversation the better, so come prepared with questions and ideas!

NOTE: When registering, you will be asked to choose one breakout session.

Session #1 Session #2 Session #3
Seniors  Underserved Populations Community Events
Moderator: Linda Toohey, Dover Public Library Moderator: Camee Hart, Dayton Metro Library Moderator: Alice Mackey, Delaware County District Library

1:50 p.m. | Break

2 p.m. | Closing General Session – Strategies for Self-Care and Avoiding Burnout                               

Presenter: Helka Casey, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In this 60-minute interactive session, you will explore ways to view and approach ongoing change in the workplace, address burnout and what we can do about it. Casey will identify practical coping skills that can benefit you both professionally and personally. Audience participation is encouraged as we will borrow strength and real-life suggestions from each other. The session will conclude with a voluntary brief guided meditation.

3 p.m.  | Wrap-up and Adjourn

 

 

Aug
23
Tue
2022
Weeding Your Collection Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

sponsored by Children’s Services Division

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 8/16/22

Registration Fees:
Member: $35* | Non-member: $70

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries

Webinar Overview:
Weeding is an integral part of library collection management. Eliminating outdated and worn items from your shelves can enhance the appeal of your collection and increase circulation. But weeding can be difficult. It’s hard to part with beloved books—and find the time to go through the shelves, book-by-book, to decide what to keep and what to weed. During this webinar, you will discuss the challenges and benefits of weeding your library, different ways to approach weeding, and resources that can help as you set out to weed your library and make it the best it can be!

photo of Schreiber

Mary Schreiber

Presenter:
Mary Schreiber is a Collection Development Specialist at Cuyahoga County Public and her specialty is the selection of youth materials. Prior to this she was a Children’s Librarian. Schreiber is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children. She helped develop ALSC’s Championing Children’s Services Toolkit and is the author of Partnering with Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages. She served on the 2012 Geisel Award Committee, the 2016 Newbery Award Committee and the 2021 Caldecott Committee.

Intended Audience: Library staff, especially those serving children and teens, who are interested in collection management.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenter.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Collection Management

Sep
28
Wed
2022
2022 Convention and Expo @ Glass City Center
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Mark your calendar:
The Ohio Library Council’s Convention and Expo will return to Toledo in 2022. The event will be held September 28-30 at the Glass City Center in downtown Toledo. More information.

Oct
19
Wed
2022
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Conference @ Holiday Inn Cleveland South
Oct 19 all-day

The Road to Equity: The Journey, The Detours, and Staying the Course

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Call for Programs opens June 1, 2022

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals that tie to the core competencies of public library work and support the planning and delivery of activities in four key areas:

  • Leading Diversity — examples of how library leaders support and promote EDI, including policies and practices embedded in the workplace and best practices for implementation.
  • Employment Practices — examples of how libraries recruit and retain a diverse pool of employees, Boards of Trustees and Friends groups.
  • Inclusive Collections — examples of ways to ensure inclusive library collections, including specific resources and collection management policies.
  • Measuring Success — examples of how libraries evaluate their progress and effectiveness, including methods and best practices.

Registration for the conference will open in August 2022 | Deadline to register: 10/12/22

Registration Fees:
Member: $135* | Non-member: $270

*In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

Conference Overview: This conference is an opportunity to have focused conversations surrounding EDI, learn from one another, provide professional and personal growth, and share the important work libraries are doing to help create equitable and inclusive communities in Ohio. Learn how to plan, build, improve and grow in the areas of EDI and access. The event is designed to provide a roadmap for implementing and sustaining a culture of EDI at your library.

Intended Audience: All library staff

What’s Included: Morning refreshments and lunch. All handouts, provided by presenters, will be available online.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as six (6) contact hours of credit.

Conference Planning Committee:

Dr. Sadie Winlock, Chair
Cleveland Public Library

Amanda Toth
Lane Libraries

Barb White
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Dr. Anthony Wilson
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Jennifer Darling
Westlake Porter Library

Mary Beth Rogers
Dayton Metro Library

Rebecca Calfe
Dayton Metro Library

Steve Capuozzo
Cleveland Public Library

Tara Shiman
Worthington Libraries

Traci Haynes
Cuyahoga County Public Library

Twyla Turner
Cleveland Public Library

PDC Liaison: Maggie Killman
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Nov
4
Fri
2022
Outreach Coffee Chat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The OLC will host an online discussion forum for library staff to ask questions, exchange ideas and share best practices for handling outreach services in the current environment.

Grab your favorite hot beverage and join the OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division for an informal discussion about outreach in the time of Covid. Hear about the ways your colleagues have adapted, share what has worked for your library, and get some ideas for new things to try.

Send questions and agenda items in advance to olc@olc.org.

FREE for OLC members.

Register now.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the discussion group.

Sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division.