Calendar

Apr
18
Thu
2024
CPIM – Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

Sponsored by the Library Accounting Division

Register at my OLC  |  Registration deadline: 4/11/24

Full Conference Registration Fee:  Member: $215* | Non-member: $430

One-Day Only Fee: Member: $160* | Non-member: $320

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Who Should Attend: Fiscal officers and other staff members responsible for managing library finances.

CPIM Credit: This conference has been approved for 9 hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM).

CPE CREDIT: This conference will be submitted for continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. Check back for credit hours.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference qualifies for 10 credit hours.

What is Included: Morning refreshments and lunch. 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. The handouts will be available in the OLC app for 30 days following the program. Attendees will also receive a free digital copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook.

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center. To reserve a room at the reduced rate of $134/night (plus fees and taxes), reserve your room online or call 614-880-4300 and provide Group Code: #347276 and Group Name: Ohio Library Council. Email tax exempt forms prior to arrival to info@nationwidehcc.com. Hotel reservation deadline: 3/27/24


Day One Agenda: 

9 – 9:30 a.m. | Registration and Networking

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

  • Amie Lynn, Coordinator, Library Accounting Division
  • Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. | Auditor of State Update

  • Honorable Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State
  • Bob Hinkle, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

10:45 – 11 a.m. | Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Ohio’s Sunshine Laws – Public Records and Open Meetings

  • Michael Walton, Ohio Attorney General’s Office

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch in the Dining Room (Ohio Building)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Human Resources — Hot Topics

  • Andrew Esposito, Clemons Nelson & Associates, Inc.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Library Code Reporting and Audits – What Will Be Required?

  • Dave Thompson, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
  • Joey Jones, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

4:15 p.m. | Adjourn


Day Two Agenda:

8:30 – 9 a.m. | Registration and Networking

9 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome

  • Amie Lynn, Coordinator, Library Accounting Division
  • Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Statehouse Update

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

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Investment Strategies

  • Ryan Nelson, RedTree Investment Group
  • Joe Violand, RedTree Investment Group

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch in the Dining Room (Ohio Building)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. | Amazon Business Prime and Public Libraries

  • Tessa Sullivan, Amazon Business for Government

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Fraud Case Study

  • Marissa Gibson, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
  • Erin Kelly, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law – Can I Do That?

  • Susan Willeke, Ohio Ethics Commission

3:30 p.m. | Adjourn

 

 

 

Apr
23
Tue
2024
Teen Services Talk @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The OLC will host an online discussion forum for youth services staff to ask questions, exchange ideas and share best practices for handling programs and services for the teens in your community. Join members of the Teen Services Division for an informal discussion.

Send questions and discussion topic suggestions in advance to ajacobsen@olc.org.

FREE – for OLC members only.

Register now!

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

Sponsored by the OLC’s Teen Services Division.

Apr
24
Wed
2024
Library Legislative Day 2024 @ Sheraton on Capitol Square
Apr 24 all-day

Legislative Day is your day at the Statehouse.
It’s an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries. The 2024 event will include morning briefings at the Sheraton on Capitol Square, across the street from the Statehouse.

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 4/17/24

Agenda and advocacy tools available at olc.org/legislative-day

Apr
25
Thu
2024
Southwest Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Walnut Grove Country Club
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 4/18/24

Registration Fees:  Member*: $50   | Non-Member: $100

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

This event is an opportunity for library trustees and administrators to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

Agenda:

6 p.m. | Registration

6:30 p.m. | Dinner

7 p.m. | Ohio Library Council Overview and Legislative Update

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

Topics include:

  • The Joint Committee on Property Tax Review and Reform
  • Public Library Fund (PLF) distributions and forecasts
  • Current Intellectual Freedom issues and recent book banning tactics
  • Latest news from the Statehouse

8 p.m. | Adjourn

Apr
26
Fri
2024
Outreach Coffee Chat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Apr 26 @ 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.

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

FREE for OLC members only.

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.

May
2
Thu
2024
Northeast Ohio Trustee Dinner @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 4/25/24

Registration Fees:  Member*: $50   | Non-Member: $100

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

This event is an opportunity for library trustees and administrators to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

Agenda:

6 p.m. | Registration

6:30 p.m. | Dinner

7 p.m. | Ohio Library Council Overview and Legislative Update

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

Topics include:

  • The Joint Committee on Property Tax Review and Reform
  • Public Library Fund (PLF) distributions and forecasts
  • Current Intellectual Freedom issues and recent book banning tactics
  • Latest news from the Statehouse

8 p.m. | Adjourn

May
9
Thu
2024
Science of Reading Office Hours for Public Libraries Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council and Ohio Department of Education & Workforce

FREE* for OLC members only.

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries.

When registering, click “Finalize This Transaction” instead of “Pay Now” as there is no cost to participate.

Register at my OLC | Registration deadline: 5/7/24

Webinar Overview:
OLC is happy to announce that we are partnering with the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce on the Science of Reading. We are hosting a series of webinars over the next three months to provide OLC members with specifically tailored training on the Science of Reading.

As a reminder, the changes in state law are requirements for school districts and not for public libraries. However, several of our members have contacted OLC and are looking for ways to incorporate the Science of Reading into library programs and materials. This webinar series is designed to help you stay abreast of the changes in classroom reading instruction.

We strongly encourage participation in the live webinars. However, if you are unable to attend this live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

During this third webinar, staff from the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce will be available to answer your questions.

Presenters:

  • Ohio Department of Education & Workforce Staff
  • Michelle Francis, Executive Director, OLC

Intended Audience: All library staff, especially those who work with children.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar, and/or access to the recording and resources provided by the presenters.

NOTE: Webinar access information will be sent via e-mail the day prior to the webinar. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

May
14
Tue
2024
New Directors Workshop Series @ Ohio Library Council
May 14 – Aug 28 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. 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.

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 

Note: When registering, please indicate if you will be attending in person or virtually.

Registration Fees:
Entire Workshop Series: Member: $400* | Non-member: $800
One Workshop: Member: $125* | Non-member: $250
*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries. 

Workshop Dates:

    1. Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge (Part One)
      May 14, 2024
    2. Workshop 2: Legal and Human Resources
      June 4, 2024
    3. Workshop 3: Essential Administration
      July 17, 2024
    4. Workshop 4: Essential Knowledge (Part Two)
      Aug. 28, 2024

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).

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.

New Directors Workshop 1: Essential Knowledge (Part One) @ Ohio Library Council
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 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: 5/7/24

Note: When registering, please indicate if you will be attending in person or virtually.

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

Workshop 1 ONLY: Member: $125* | Non-member: $250

*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: 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; Organizational Awareness; Advocacy

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.


Workshop 1 Agenda: Essential Knowledge

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

9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Welcome to Ohio’s Public Library Community

  • 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. | Lunch & Networking

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Under the Rotunda: Public Library Advocacy & How Ohio’s Public Libraries are Funded

  • Jay Smith, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | You have Decided to be a Director!

  • Jennifer Buch, Director, Huron Public Library

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Ohio Public Library Core Competencies & OLC’s Certification Programs

  • Molly McGirr Norris, Adult Services Manager, Euclid Public Library and Chair of OLC’s Professional Development Committee

3 p.m. | Adjourn

 

Jun
4
Tue
2024
New Directors Workshop 2: Legal and Human Resources @ Ohio Library Council
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 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.

Note: When registering, please indicate if you will be attending in person or virtually.

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 5/28/24

Registration Fees:

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

Workshop 2 ONLY: Member: $125* | Non-member: $250

*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: 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; Laws; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Personnel Management; Ethics

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.


Workshop 2 Agenda: Legal and Human Resources

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

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Legal Issues Affecting Your Library

  • Jason Elvers, Partner, 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

  • Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch & Networking

1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Staying Legal: Human Resource Matters

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

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law: Can I Do That?

  • Susan Willeke, Education and Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn