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Jul
26
Mon
2021
State Budget Wrap-Up Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio General Assembly has finalized and Gov. DeWine has signed the FY22-23 state budget bill (House Bill 110). The budget maintains the Public Library Fund (PLF) at 1.7% of the General Revenue Fund (GRF) for the next two years and became effective on July 1, 2021. This webinar will cover the final provisions in the budget and their impact on Ohio’s public libraries.

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
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 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Virtual event sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 8/1/21

Registration Fees: Member $30* | Non-member $60
*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.

Online Event Instructions: The Ohio Library Council will present this program via Zoom. The link will be emailed to all registrants 2 days prior to the event.

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

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


AGENDA:

10:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:05 a.m. | Using Kits to Enhance Programming to Older Adults

Presenter: Sally Inglett, MeTernally

Many libraries have kits that they use in programming from early childhood to seniors. Sally Inglett from MeTernally will share with us information about using kits and other memory resources with older adults.

11:00 a.m. | Break

11:10 a.m. | Networking Breakout Sessions (Choose one when registering)

Session #1 Session #2 Session #3
Services to Youth Home Delivery/Services for Seniors Bookmobiles
Moderator: Alice Macey, Marysville Public Library Moderator: Gabrielle Rathge, Worthington Libraries Moderator: Kim Bautz, Greene County Public Library

12:15 p.m. | Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. | Library Services for the Incarcerated

Presenters: Ann Plazek, Medina County District Library and Rose Shaddy, Library Administrator, Ohio Department of Rehab and Corrections

From the Inside to the Outside is a partnership between the Medina County Sheriff’s Department and the Medina County District Public Library. The goal of this program is to educate incarcerated parents about the programs and services provided by the library that can help them prepare their children for success and then provide them with an opportunity to share a book with their child. Learn how you can reach out to your local prison to assist inmates with their reentry process.

1:45 p.m. | Break

1:55 p.m. | Self-Care for Outreach Professionals

Presenter: Helka Casey, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychiatric Counselor

Outreach patrons for the most part are caring individuals that we get attached to after bring materials to them over the years. Taking care of yourself is important, but in the world of Outreach it becomes essential so that you don’t suffer from compassion fatigue and burnout. This session will discuss tips on how to practice self-care.

2:55 p.m. | Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn

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 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 8/15/21

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.

photo of Sharon Draper

Sharon M. Draper, Conference Keynote

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.

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

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions
NOTE: When registering, you will be asked to choose one breakout session per time period.

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:

photo of Christiana Congelio

Christiana Congelio, Chair

Christiana Congelio, Chair
Marysville Public Library

Tara Bahnsen
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library

Caitlin Campbell
Lane 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

PDC Liaisons:
Barb Scott
Bucyrus Public Library

Gill Nance
Southwest Libraries

 

 

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

 

Aug
31
Tue
2021
New Directors Workshop 5: Essential Administration @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 31 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Register at my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 8/24/21

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

Workshop 5 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; Project Management; Fiscal Operations; Building Management; Personnel Management


Workshop 5 Agenda: Essential Administration

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 & Introductions

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Public Records Act and the Open Meetings Act

Presenters: Mark W. Altier, Director of Open Government, Office of the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost; and
Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

10:30 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | The Board of Trustees and Library Finances

Presenter: John Yesso, Trustee, Upper Arlington Public Library

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Lunch Break & Optional Networking

12:15 – 1:15 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; and Molly Defosse, Chief Finance and Facilities Officer, Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Managing Your Library Building

Presenter: Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library and Chair of OLC’s Board of Directors

2:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Sep
9
Thu
2021
Crisis Communications Webinar: Planning for the Unpredictable @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by: OLC’s Marketing and Public Relations Division

Register at my OLC  | Deadline to register: 9/2/21

Registration Fees:
Member: $20* | Non-member: $40

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries

Overview: You can’t predict when a crisis will occur, but you can plan for one. From a natural disaster, to a shooting at a branch, or anger in the community over a library program, a crisis can take many forms.  This webinar will explain how to respond immediately and effectively when there is a crisis situation at your library which is likely to attract attention on social media and/or traditional media. The emphasis of this webinar will be on pragmatic, practical tips and best practices that you can arm yourself with to survive the initial stages of the crisis — and emerge with your library’s reputation intact or even enhanced.

Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, you will learn how to:

• Define and create key messages.
• Avoid the deadly “no comment.”
• Evaluate social media threats and how that assessment helps determine your response.
• Leverage your social media outlets and other tools to reach key stakeholders – the people who care most about you and your library.

Presenter: Thomas J. Fladung, Hennes Communications

Thom Fladung is the managing partner of Hennes Communications which is based in Cleveland. He has more than 33 years of daily newspaper and digital media experience, having served as a top editor at some of the nation’s largest newspapers such as the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Detroit Free Press. Fladung is an expert at crafting effective, strategic messages on hard deadlines. He is also experienced at quickly evaluating, assembling and disseminating information – crisis management skills that are critically important for clients coping with reputation management issues and breaking crises.

Intended Audience: Library administrators and marketing and public relations staff, including those responsible for social media accounts.

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 presenters.

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: Emergency Preparedness