Calendar

Aug
19
Fri
2022
Library Fiscal Officer 102 @ Ohio Library Council
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Library Accounting Division

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.

Please note: When registering on your my OLC account, be sure to indicate your registration type — select in person OR virtually. If you have a change to your registration, please notify the OLC office at least one week prior to the program.

Register at my OLC | Registration Deadline: 8/14/22

Registration Fees:
Member: $65* | Non-member: $130

*OLC Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional Member Libraries

Program Overview:
This workshop is primarily designed for new public library fiscal officers, deputy fiscal officers, and directors, but it can also serve as a valuable refresher. You will gain a better understanding of the main duties of a public library fiscal officer and get the latest information on fund accounting, budgeting, reporting, OPERS, library funding and key legislative issues impacting public libraries. This is an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with other public library fiscal officers from around the state.

Intended Audience: New public library fiscal officers, deputy fiscal officers, directors, or anyone who would like an overview of the functions performed by public library fiscal officers.

What’s Included: Participation in the live, online workshop and/or access to the archived version, resources provided by the presenters.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as 4.25 continuing education contact hours of credit.

CPIM Credit: This workshop is approved by the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) for 4.5 hours continuing education credit. You must report your hours to MyCPIM.

Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Fiscal Operations and Organizational Awareness


AGENDA

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

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | History of the Public Library Fund & Legislative Update

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

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | OPERS Board of Trustees Update

Presenter: Stewart A. Smith, Director of Finance, Columbus Metropolitan Library

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Library Fiscal Officer Calendar

Presenters: Robert Dolan, Fiscal Officer, Cuyahoga County Public Library; Lisa Havlin, Fiscal Officer, Geauga County Public Library; Amie Lynn, Fiscal Officer, Massillon Public Library

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | AOS Detailed Reporting

Presenter: Joey Jones, Chief Auditor, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Break

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. | OPERS Reporting and Library Reporting

Presenter: Ruth Morrison, Employer Compliance Specialist, OPERS

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn

 

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

sponsored by the 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

Aug
25
Thu
2022
Small Libraries Forum @ Kate Love Simpson Morgan County Library
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Registration:
Registration is free for OLC Institutional Members Libraries. Please be sure to indicate which forum you will attend when registering using the link below. Program does not include lunch.

Register Now

Sponsor: Small Libraries Division

Who Should Attend: All directors of libraries that have a budget of $1 million or less and a service area of 25,000 or fewer.

Overview:
OLC’s Executive Director Michelle Francis will provide an update on several items of interest, including state funding and what to expect for the Public Library Fund as well as answer any questions you may have about OLC activities. The forum also will allow time for discussions with your peers about issues and challenges unique to small libraries.

Aug
30
Tue
2022
Voter Registration Responsibilities for Public Libraries Webinar @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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:
Ohio Revised Code Section 3503.10 designates Ohio’s public libraries as voter registration locations. With this designation comes additional responsibilities. Join OLC staff and Laura Hooks from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office for a one-hour webinar about the requirements for public libraries as we prepare for the 2022 election in November. Utilize this free webinar as an opportunity to educate library staff on the do’s and don’ts before the busy general election cycle this fall.

Presenters:

  • Laura Hooks, Elections Administration Specialist, Office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
  • Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

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

 

Sep
1
Thu
2022
Small Libraries Forum @ Orrville Public Library
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration:
Registration is free for OLC Institutional Members Libraries. Please be sure to indicate which forum you will attend when registering using the link below. Program does not include lunch.

Register Now

Sponsor: Small Libraries Division

Who Should Attend: All directors of libraries that have a budget of $1 million or less and a service area of 25,000 or fewer.

Overview:
OLC’s Executive Director Michelle Francis will provide an update on several items of interest, including state funding and what to expect for the Public Library Fund as well as answer any questions you may have about OLC activities. The forum also will allow time for discussions with your peers about issues and challenges unique to small libraries.

Sep
15
Thu
2022
Small Libraries Forum @ Seneca East Public Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration:
Registration is free for OLC Institutional Members Libraries. Please be sure to indicate which forum you will attend when registering using the link below. Program does not include lunch.

Register Now

Sponsor: Small Libraries Division

Who Should Attend: All directors of libraries that have a budget of $1 million or less and a service area of 25,000 or fewer.

Overview:
OLC’s Executive Director Michelle Francis will provide an update on several items of interest, including state funding and what to expect for the Public Library Fund as well as answer any questions you may have about OLC activities. The forum also will allow time for discussions with your peers about issues and challenges unique to small libraries.

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

Join us for the 2022 Convention and Expo at the new Glass City Center in downtown Toledo.

More information

Keynotes

Registration Fees

Hotel Accommodations

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Call for Programs:
Program Submission Form

Deadline: June 29, 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.

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

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Registration opens 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.

Hotel Accommodations: To reserve an overnight room, please call the Holiday Inn Cleveland South directly at (216) 524-8050, mention that you are attending the OLC conference, and receive a group rate of $109/night (plus fees and taxes). Reservation Deadline: Aug. 19, 2022.

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

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.

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