Calendar

Dec
13
Tue
2022
BroadbandOhio Update on New FCC Maps @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

FREE* for OLC members only.

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries.

Register now.

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

Webinar Overview:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released new maps that show all of the addresses in Ohio and whether they have high-speed internet access. These maps are extremely important and will determine the amount of funding Ohio receives to bring high-speed internet to everyone in the state.

New FCC Maps

BroadbandOhio is working hard to make sure that the maps are as accurate as possible and right now, it appears as though certain portions of the state are underrepresented.

During this webinar, you will learn more about these maps and how the FCC challenge process works.

Ohio’s public libraries can play an important role in helping Ohioans get connected and be represented in the process. We want to make sure we have accurate maps to ensure that all Ohioans have high-speed internet access.

NOTE: If you are unable to attend this live presentation, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the OLC website.

Jan
13
Fri
2023
Outreach Coffee Chat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jan 13 @ 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.

Jan
31
Tue
2023
SMART Recovery Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

sponsored by the Adult Services Division

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 1/24/23

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

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries

Overview: Ohio has been hit hard by the opioid crisis. Ohio’s public libraries are playing an important role in educating and supporting their communities, especially families.

SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery and many public libraries are hosting these specialized meetings for those struggling with addiction as well as Family & Friends. Participants meet weekly to help each other overcome the life challenges caused by any addiction (to drugs, alcohol and behaviors such as gambling).

SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change. Far too many people feel powerless over their lives and carry a sense of futility, a dread of staying trapped within an addiction pattern and locked into their circumstances. SMART helps them learn the skills they need to overcome their addictions and transform their lives.

Presenter: Shannon Pritchard, ALIS Associate at Twinsburg Public Library, has been hosting SMART Recovery meetings at the library for those struggling with addiction and for friends and family of those struggling with addiction. She will share her experiences and explain how to provide this service to your community.

Objectives:

  • Learn more about the SMART Recovery program and the application of the SMART tools.
  • Gain a better understanding of how to host or co-host a meeting at your library.
  • Learn meeting management skills to proceed comfortably and capably as a meeting host or co-host.

Intended Audience: All library staff

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.

Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Patron Awareness


Background
In 2018, the OLC Board of Directors unanimously approved the OLC’s participation as a partner in the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance. The Alliance is composed of Ohio businesses, universities, non-profit organizations, and trade and professional associations that are committed to supporting the effort to educate Ohioans about the dangers of opioid addiction and the impact it’s having on communities throughout the state.

 

 

Mar
30
Thu
2023
Youth Services Conference @ Salt Fork Park Lodge and Conference Center
Mar 30 all-day

Sponsored by the Ohio Library Council

Call for Programs
Program Submission Form
Deadline: Jan. 11, 2023

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking one hour programs that tie to the core competencies of public library work and focus on library services for children and teens, including ways to:

  • address learning loss caused by the pandemic
  • bring more families into the library
  • build relationships with kids, parents/caregivers, teachers and other community partners

Conference Overview: This conference is an opportunity to have focused conversations on library services for children and teens, including ways to address learning loss caused by the pandemic, how to bring more families into the library, and ways to build relationships with kids, parents/caregivers, teachers and other community partners.

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.

 

Apr
11
Tue
2023
CPIM – Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

Sponsored by the Library Accounting Division

Registration opens February 2023

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

What is Included: Morning refreshments and lunch. All handouts, provided by presenters, will be available online. 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 online for 30 days following the program. Attendees will also receive a free digital copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook.

CPIM Credit:
This conference may qualify for continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM). You must report your own hours for EACH day to MyCPIM.

CPE CREDIT:
This conference may qualify for continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. A certificate will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as 12 contact hours.

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the Ohio Library Council when reserving your room.

 

 

Apr
14
Fri
2023
Outreach Coffee Chat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Apr 14 @ 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.

Apr
26
Wed
2023
Library Legislative Day @ Ohio Statehouse Atrium
Apr 26 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.

Learn more

 

Aug
4
Fri
2023
Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ TBA
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

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

 

Sep
27
Wed
2023
2023 Convention and Expo @ Duke Energy Convention Center
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Mark your 2023 calendar:
The Ohio Library Council’s Convention and Expo will return to Cincinnati in 2023. The event will be held September 27-29 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.

Headquarter hotel:
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Group Rate: $179/night (plus fees and taxes)
Hotel reservation cutoff date: 9/6/23

Learn More

 

Nov
10
Fri
2023
Outreach Coffee Chat @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Nov 10 @ 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 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.

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.