Calendar

Jun
17
Thu
2021
OLC and OWT Digital Resource Finder Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Webinar Overview
The OLC has been working with the Governor’s Office on Workforce Transformation (OWT) and BroadbandOhio on a new statewide digital resource finder that will highlight services available through Ohio’s public libraries. The state is in the process of creating a new digital platform where Ohioans can find local resources available to them, based on their location. Some of the resources that will be highlighted will be services available at individual public library locations (Wi-Fi hotspots, remote printing, etc.). The OLC will host a free webinar on Thurs., June 17 at 10 a.m. to explain the new digital resource finder and how your library can highlight your services.

Registration:  FREE* for OLC members.
*Individual members, trustees or administrators of OLC Institutional member libraries.

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

Register Now!

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.

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

Jun
21
Mon
2021
State Budget Update Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn more about all of the changes incorporated in the Senate version of the state budget, Sub. House Bill (HB) 110 which impact Ohio’s public libraries. This webinar will also discuss what to expect as the budget Conference Committee begins their work in reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the HB 110.

Registration: FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members, trustees or administrators of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Register Now!

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

Presenters: Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

If you are unable to participate in the live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

Jul
21
Wed
2021
Innovations Conference @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jul 21 all-day

Registration opens this summer!

Registration Fees: Member $65* | Non-member $130
*In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

Conference Overview: 2020 was a year that forced innovation, but library staff have been innovators for years. This virtual conference will explore pre- and post-pandemic resiliency in library services, programs and more.

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.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters.


 

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Jeff Yahraus, Chair

Conference Planning Committee:

Jeff Yahraus, Chair
Williams County Public Library

Kellen Freeman
Delaware County District Library

Katy Hite
Delaware County District Library

Liz Muether
Mercer County District Library

Gill Nance
Southwest Public Libraries

Brenna Riethmiller
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library

Leann Schneider
Bexley Public Library

Jennifer Stencel
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Holly Walter
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Jeannine Wilbarger
Rossford Public Library

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.

Jul
29
Thu
2021
New Directors Workshop Series @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jul 29 – Aug 31 all-day

Virtual 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. The program will be delivered through five virtual 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: $190* | Non-member: $380
One Workshop: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries. 

Workshop Dates:

  1. Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge
    July 29, 2021
  2. Workshop 2: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)
    Aug. 3, 2021
  3. Workshop 3: Essential Human Resources Management
    Aug. 16, 2021
  4. Workshop 4: Essential Visibility
    Aug. 24, 2021
  5. Workshop 5: Essential Administration
    Aug. 31, 2021

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 25 hours (5 hours per workshop).

 

New Directors Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jul 29 @ 8:45 am – 2:15 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 7/22/21

Registration Fees:

Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

Workshop 1 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

*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 five virtual 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 25 hours (5 hours per workshop).

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Organizational Awareness; Laws


Workshop 1 Agenda: Essential Knowledge

8:45 a.m.| Join the Zoom Classroom (The link will be emailed to you 2 days prior to each workshop.) We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome to Ohio’s Public Library Community
Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council, will welcome Ohio’s newest library directors and aspiring directors to the workshop with an overview the OLC’s services and an introduction to the benefits of OLC membership.

Wendy Knapp, State Librarian of Ohio, State Library of Ohio, and Don Yarman, Director, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), will each give a brief overview of how their respective organizations interact with Ohio’s public libraries as well as explain how they collaborate with the OLC on projects and services for public libraries.

10:15 a.m. | Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. | So You’ve Decided to be a Director!
How do you make the transition from library staff member to director? Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library and Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors, will share details about her transition to the role of library director. She will cover a library director’s major areas of responsibility including board, staff, and community relations as well as handling the library’s finances, services and operations.

11:15 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.Success with Your Board of Trustees
This session will provide management tools and insight to help you develop successful relationships with your board and make your board meetings more productive.

Presenters: Cristie Hammond, President, Pickerington Public Library Board of Trustees, and Tony Howard, MLIS, CPL, Director, Pickerington Public Library

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch Break and Optional Networking

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. | Legal Issues Affecting Your Library
Gain a better understanding of the legal questions, government regulations, and legal requirements that affect both day-to-day and long-term operations of your library.

Presenter: Jason Elvers, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, and OLC Legal Counsel

2:15 p.m. | Adjourn

Aug
3
Tue
2021
New Directors Workshop 2: Essential Knowledge (Part Two) @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 3 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 7/27/21

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

*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 five virtual 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 25 hours (5 hours per workshop).

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Organizational Awareness; Laws; Advocacy; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Workshop 2 Agenda: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)

8:45 a.m. – Join the Zoom Classroom (The link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.) We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:00 a.m.  | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Under the Rotunda: Public Library Advocacy, Why It Matters & How Ohio’s Public Libraries Are Funded

Presenters: Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services; and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

10:15 a.m. | Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | The Importance of Diversity in Public Libraries

Presenter: Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library and Past Chair of the OLC’s Board of Directors

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Lunch Break & Optional Networking

12:00 – 12:45 a.m. | Perspective on Being a New Director

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

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.   | Ohio Public Library Core Competencies and OLC’s Certification Programs – an Update from OLC’s Professional Development Committee

Presenter: Gillian Nance, Adult and Informational and Inter Library Loan Services Librarian, Southwest Public Libraries (Grove City, OH) and Chair of OLC’s Professional Development Committee

1:15 p.m.  | Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?

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

2:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 6 all-day

Due to the pandemic, this event will be held online.

Agenda (to come)

Aug
16
Mon
2021
New Directors Workshop 3: Essential Human Resources Management @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 16 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 8/9/21

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

Workshop 3 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

*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 five virtual 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 25 hours (5 hours per workshop).

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Laws; Personnel Management


Workshop 3 Agenda: Essential Human Resources Management

8:45 a.m. |  Join the Zoom Classroom (The link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.) We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 11:15 a.m. | Staying Legal: Human Resource Matters

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

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Lunch Break & Optional Networking

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Library Leadership: Personnel Management Tools & Ideas

Presenter: Karen E. Miller, MLS, Managing Consultant, Bradbury Miller Associates

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Practical HR: Making It Work in Your Library
Andrew Mangels, Director, Westlake Porter Public Library

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Q&A – Karen Miller and Andrew Mangels

2:30 p.m. | Adjourn

 

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Youth Services Conference: Thriving in Changing Times – Adapting and Improving @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 19 all-day

Call for Programs
The OLC is accepting program proposals for this virtual conference through Mon., June 14. The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals that tie to the core competencies of public library service and examine how to best serve patrons from birth through high school. Special consideration will be given to proposals that cover how to address student learning loss due to the pandemic; how to get kids and families back to the library; how to prepare children for Kindergarten; how to keep and maintain diverse materials; how to partner with schools and teachers; and how to host programs in the new normal (virtual, in-person, hybrid).

Program Form (PDF) | Deadline for proposals: June 14, 2021
Send completed program form to sdiosy@olc.org

Conference Overview: Serving youth is a constantly changing field and has only become heightened in the past year. Youth staff have been experiencing, adapting, and improving services in the face of the biggest change any of us have seen in our careers. We’ll share the unique ways to best serve patrons from birth through high school and explore innovative and inclusive ideas that will inspire us and improve our communities all while working through the first pandemic we’ve all lived through. Together, we’re stronger.

Registration Fees: Member $65* | Non-member $130
*In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

Intended Audience:  Library staff who work with children and teens.

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.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters.


Conference Planning Committee:

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Christiana Congelio, Chair

Christiana Congelio, Chair
Marysville Public Library

Katherin Assink
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Tara Bahnsen
Kaubisch memorial Public Library

Susan Deatrick
Paulding County Carnegie Library

Bridgid Gallagher-Sauter
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

Ruby Smart
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library

Raychelle Steele
Kent State University iSchool

Angela Young
Reed Memorial Library

Morgan Hidy
Worthington Libraries

Ally Doliboa
MidPointe Library System

 

 

Aug
24
Tue
2021
New Directors Workshop 4: Essential Visibility @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 24 @ 8:45 am – 2:15 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 8/17/21

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $190* | Non-member: $380

Workshop 4 ONLY: Member: $50* | Non-member: $100

*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 five virtual 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 25 hours (5 hours per workshop).

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Leadership; Marketing; Organizational Partnerships; Strategic Planning


Workshop 4 Agenda: Essential Visibility

8:45 a.m. | Join the Zoom Classroom (The link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.) We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:00 a.m. | Welcome and  Introductions

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Establishing Relationships: Libraries at the Core of the Community

Presenter: Karl Colón, Director, Greene County Public Library

10:15 a.m. | Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | 5 Steps to Creating a Strong Online Library Presence

Presenter: Georgia Mergler, Community Relations Manager, Washington-Centerville Public Library

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Lunch Break & Optional Networking

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Telling Your Story

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

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Strategic Planning for Libraries

Presenter: Brian C. Hare, Consultant, Bradbury Miller Associates

2:15 p.m. | Adjourn