Thursday Program Descriptions

SEPT. 26, 2019

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Professional Development Sessions

Does Amnesty Work? Using Data to Develop Policy, Drive Decisions, and Plan Ahead!
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 231
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenters: Kacie Armstrong, Euclid Public Library and Jim Benson, CLEVNET

Libraries aim to promote usage, especially among school-age children, education, access, and goodwill. Fine amnesty offers our library patrons a chance to restore their privileges to access materials from the library, and to give them a clean slate. Though doubters will say amnesty programs encourage patrons to misuse library resources, a study completed by Lakeland College and members of the CLEVNET (Cuyahoga County) Library Consortium assessed the performance of its two-year amnesty and library card sign-up drive. In this study, patrons or their guardians who received amnesty agreed to have their library usage tracked in the following months. In those subsequent months, CLEVNET used API tools to take periodic snapshots of patron usage data. During this session, you will learn more about the study and how to use data to develop policy, drive decisions and plan ahead.

Core Competency: Strategic Planning
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Planting Your Own Life Story Seeds
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 236
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenter: Tamara Bundy

Join 2018 Ohioana Award winner, Tamara Bundy, as she shares her experiences on how she turns life moments into seeds of inspiration for her books. From writing inspirational non-fiction books to her recent middle grade novels, she will explain how simple ideas become seeds that were cultivated into her books and how you can dig for your own ideas. Come, be inspired and discover which of your life story seeds are waiting to be planted.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

So You Want to Be a Manager
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Room 250
Track: Developing Yourself
Presenters: Denise Scretchen, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County; Sarah Kennedy, Delaware County District Library; Sarah Clevidence, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library; Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Lorain Public Library; Jeff Regensburger, Worthington Libraries

Are you interested in making the leap to management, but unsure of what to expect? Do you feel like you’re ready to lead, but might still have some questions? If you think a supervisory role may be in your future, or if you just want to learn a little more about the opportunities and challenges managers face, then this session is for you. “So You Want to be a Manager” brings together a group of seasoned supervisors for an informative session covering what to expect when you make the transition to manager.

Core Competency: Leadership
Sponsor: Management and Administration Division

 

Making Without a Makerspace: From Patrons and Programming to In-House Promotions
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 234
Track: Collections
Presenters: Kristina Richey, Dayton Metro Library; Christine Sholes, Milan-Berlin Library District

Whether dealing with a lack of space, a limited budget, or a combination or the two, it is still possible to successfully serve the needs of makers in your community. This session will discuss how to curate and implement maker kits, as well as how to turn smaller maker devices like the Circut into budget-friendly, multi-purpose workhorses. With just a little out-side-the box thinking, even the smallest of libraries can develop their own scalable maker program.

Core Competency: Programming
Sponsor: Digital and Media Services Division

 

Getting to Know Your American Muslim Neighbor
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 235
Track: Community Engagement
Presenter: Shabana Shakir-Ahmed, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

During this session, Shabana Shakir-Ahmed from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati will cover “Islam 101,” giving you a cultural and historical background about the Islamic faith as well as present-day demographics of the Muslim population. She will also provide resources and tools for educators and libraries that promote inclusive programming and collection development.

Core Competency: Community Awareness
Sponsor: Diversity Awareness and Resources Committee

 

Word of Mouth Marketing Your Library – Partner with Trusted Patrons in Promotions
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 237
Track: Public Relations
Presenter: Tina Sabol, Medina County District Library

The focus should always be on the people using the library – not on all the “stuff” we have to offer. Instead of telling potential patrons about all the great “stuff” they should be utilizing, make it relatable by showing their friends, neighbors, and leaders in the community using the resources. Create a personal reference to your library and services by showing trusted patrons using or providing personal messages about how the library has benefited them. In this age of social media and sharing, maximize on the human need to belong by showing all they are missing out on and all the life-changing benefits their fellow residents are enjoying for free!

Core Competency: Organizational Awareness
Sponsor: Management and Administration Division

 

Intentionally Intersectional: Feminist Programming in the Public Library
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 251
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenter:   Rebecca Stanwick, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

How can librarians be ‘intentionally intersectional’ in the way we program? Intentional intersectionality encourages a purposeful way of looking at systems to make more visible, and give voice to, the stories and voices of our most at-risk and marginalized community members, especially women. In library programming, intentionally intersectional programs are purposefully designed to transform culture so that people are treated equally and with the respect owed to all humanity. During this session, we will critically self-reflect on the biases we bring to creating programs and work to dismantle these biases in order to form a meaningful and intentionally intersectional way of thinking about library programming.

Core Competency: Programming
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Personalized Picks: Book Subscription Service for Libraries
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 238
Track: Readers’ Advisory
Presenter: Leann Schneider Webb, Bexley Public Library

Personalized online subscription boxes like Hello Fresh, Winc, Bark Box, Birch Box, Stitch Fix, and Book Box Club, are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. The services are fast and fun, and most importantly, personalized to the user’s tastes, style and budget based on an online survey. Personalized Picks is Bexley Public Library’s patron-oriented response to the community’s growing interest in these hassle-free online subscriptions. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of how Bexley Public Library adapted the online subscription model to fit a small public library and how it could work in your community. After filling out an online survey, patrons can pick up a bundle of books curated to their reading preferences within a week. This session will cover the process and share feedback about the result – including pitfalls and lessons learned. Personalized Picks has been a unique, fun, challenging experience that has connected librarians at Bexley, in a personal way, to their community.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Adult Services Division

 

Get Schooled! Partnering Your Library with Local Schools
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Room 252
Track: Youth Services
Presenters: Kelly Halleen and Suzie Muniak, Medina County District Library

How many of us have tried to “get in” with our local school district only to hit a wall? Teachers and administrators are busy, libraries are busy, and trying to break into the district to show our value and promote services can be challenging. So where do you start? With time, patience and lots of creativity the Medina County District Library made some awesome partnerships with their local school district. Learn about how the library doubled their summer reading participation for grades 1-5 in one summer by partnering with the schools. In this session, you will also learn about the library’s database training and book talks that they do regularly with ninth grade English classes. Plus, you will learn how the library partners with the high school to address teen behavior issues in the branch. See examples, get tips, learn from our mistakes and take home tangible ideas you can easily try. “Get schooled” in reaching YOUR school and promote your library, too!

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Teen Services Division

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | LIBChat Descriptions
Rooms 232-233

  1. Understanding Addiction: It’s Not Just the Immoral and Irresponsible
  2. Stepping Back and Looking Forward
  3. What Does It Mean to Not Settle for the Status Quo?

10:30 – 11:30 p.m. | General Session with Keynote Jarrett Krosoczka
Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes
Rooms 232-233
As a boy being raised by his grandparents in Worcester, Mass., Krosoczka dreamed of someday writing and illustrating books for a living. He is now happily living out his childhood dream after years of perseverance, hard work and diligence. Krosoczka was lucky enough to have several mentors guide him throughout his youth. And even though the deck was stacked against him, he went on to become a successful and award-winning author/illustrator. In this keynote presentation, Krosoczka will share stories of caretakers, teachers and other caring adults who gave him encouragement and helped make his childhood dream a reality.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Exclusive Exhibit Viewing Time and Author Book Signing
Exhibit Hall

 

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | Ohio Public Library Certification Luncheon
(pre-registration required; additional $40 fee)
Room 262
Sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee, this is an exclusive lunch for Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS). This event includes a featured speaker and an opportunity to connect with your colleagues from around the state. Must be a CPL or CPLS to attend. Information on how to earn this designation is available on the OLC website.

Stories We Wear
Charis Weible is a Dayton-based costume designer and teacher. She is the head of wardrobe for live entertainment at King’s Island in Cincinnati. Her theatrical credits include work with The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton Ballet, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. During the luncheon, Weible will share how research and community fuel her creative process, and how clothes can be a visual storytelling medium — both on stage and off. Plus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a dynamic entertainment experience.

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Professional Development Sessions

Making Staff Morale Positively Pervasive
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Room 236
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenters: Tara Kressler, Sierra McKenzie, Jen Rusche, Katheryn Toren-Jones, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Is there stress and burnout at your workplace? Learn how a small team of staff took on the challenge of boosting staff morale by designating morale ambassadors, empowering the ambassadors to cultivate morale in their workspaces, encouraging a collaborative atmosphere, and providing resources to spread positive energy. Through quarterly sessions, staff are able to come together to share ideas and gain new insights to take back to their workspaces and share with their co-workers. Learn how you can empower staff to lead the charge in improving morale and take away tips to bring back to your library, no matter the size of your library system.

Core Competency: Human Capital Management
Sponsor: HR and Trainer Development Division

 

Not Just Kid Stuff
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 250
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenters: Jarrett Krosoczka, Mindy McGinnis, and Natalie D. Richards

Young people are often forced to navigate very grown-up problems like broken homes, issues with addiction, and even homelessness. Join authors Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Mindy McGinnis, and Natalie D. Richards for a conversation on writing books that address these tough topics with sensitivity and authenticity.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Assistive Technology Considerations for Library Patrons
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 251
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenter: Samantha Brown, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

Libraries are a valuable resource for sharing and connecting people and communities with free information and resources. During this session, you will learn more about different options to consider when working with a library patron that may need assistive technologies. Assistive technology, or AT, is anything that helps a person with a disability do what they want to do. The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence’s Lending Library will show examples from their own specialized library on devices and adapted tools that can be used to help patrons access information that they need.

Core Competency: Customer Service
Sponsor: Diversity Awareness & Resources Committee

 

Beginning Reading Instruction: Bridging the Gap Between Early Literacy and Readers’ Advisory
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 252
Track: Youth Services
Presenter: Dani Gustavich, Dayton Metro Library

How many times have you been asked how to teach a child to read? We know all about early literacy skills and readers’ advisory, but Library School skipped the piece in-between! This revised version of the 2018 presentation will tackle the basics of teaching kids to read and will include demonstrations on ways to assist children in areas such as phonemic awareness, onset and rime, and phonological awareness.

Core Competency: Patron Instruction
Sponsor: Children’s Services Division

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. | Professional Development Sessions

Staffing for Capacity Building and Organizational Development
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 251
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenters: Valerie Kocin, Cuyahoga Falls Library

Personnel costs comprise the largest portion of most public libraries’ annual budgets. Library usage patterns are changing along with expectations about the library’s role in communities. Evolving technology has resulted in new and different spaces, services, programs and collections. Today customer and community expectations include homework help, business services, makerspaces, workforce training, entrepreneurial and economic development.  Well planned strategies are necessary on how public libraries will remain relevant in a dynamic and digital world.  If you suspect your organization needs to reallocate resources, redefine priorities, retrain or reassign staff, learn how to create buy-in and navigate the process, this session is for you. You will learn how to develop a futuristic mindset and ability to assess various strategic paths to enable your library to achieve sustainability, enhanced capacity, and organizational resilience.

Core Competency: Human Capital Management
Sponsor: Professional Development Committee and Management and Administration Division

Series Books for Girls: A Social History
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 234
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenter: Gabrielle Moss

Series books for girls have been part of the literary landscape for well over 100 years — since the publication of 1883’s THREE VASSAR GIRLS ABROAD. In that time, these series have helped countless young readers develop a passionate love of books. But while they’re often dismissed as inconsequential fluff, girls’ series books actually have a complex history, especially when it comes to social issues. In this session, we’ll explore the history of American girls series books, from the late 19th century through the present, with an emphasis on the social issues they reflected or ignored. We’ll examine how books about girls going to school were popular long before most girls went to school; how ’80s series often reflected Reaganite ideas about middle-class abundance while ignoring the era’s major social concerns; and how series books largely failed to be inclusive in the same way more “prestigious” YA and middle-grade books were in the ’80s and ’90s.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

OPLIN Update
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 262
Track: Developing Yourself
Presenter: Don Yarman, Ohio Public Library Information Network

Get the latest information from the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) during this annual update to the public library community. Everyone is invited to attend.

Sponsor: Program Committee

Digitization Options in Ohio
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 235
Track: Collections
Presenters: Susan Allen, Worthington Libraries; John Dewees, Toledo Lucas County Public Library; Katrina Marshall, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County; Jenni Salamon, Ohio History Connection

Digitization projects are intimidating, and it can be difficult to know what options are available and what current trends exist in digitization and the preservation of our cultural heritage. During this panel discussion, you will gain a better understanding of how to work with your regional digihub as a digitization vendor for your project and learn more about the service portfolio offered by the Ohio History Connection, including digitization services and consulting on project planning and professional development. This session will also cover best practices from organizations and staff with a long history of working through digitization projects and workflows. The panel will answer your questions and address issues of concern with your library’s project.

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Digital and Media Services Division

Neighborhood Architectural Walking Tours – Engaging the Community to Develop Unique Local Content
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 250
Track: Community Engagement
Presenter: Julia Gardiner and Lisa Hamrick, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Developing interesting programs for library customers is tricky. What works in one community doesn’t anywhere else. What creates community pride in one neighborhood is viewed as too intrusive in another. As we leveraged local content featuring the unique architecture and history of the area to develop a series of highly successful programs, Neighborhood Architectural Walking Tours helped achieve multiple library goals and supported our mission, vision and values. Do you want to build stronger positive connections with your community at a very low cost? This session will explain how the program was developed and researched, the benefits for the library, and lessons learn along the way. Come see if a Neighborhood Architectural Walking Tour is right for your library.

Core Competency: Community Awareness
Sponsor: Program Committee

Podcast Like a Pro
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 236
Track: Public Relations
Presenter: Jeff Laser, Bexley Public Library

As librarians in the 21st century, we are always looking for new ways to reach patrons beyond our physical library space. Creating a podcast for your library can be an excellent way to do so. It is a perfect platform for promoting library services, discussing important topics, and it provides a creative outlet for library staff members. Jeff Laser launched The BPL Podcast at Bexley Public Library in 2017. In that time, he has had many wonderful conversations and learned a great deal about podcasting. While launching a podcast may seem intimidating for a number of reasons– the monetary cost, the need for dedicated hardware and software, etc.– it is actually inexpensive and accessible. During this session, Jeff will share everything you need to know to start a podcast at your library. You will gain a better understanding of what equipment to buy, where to host your podcast, how to market it, and more!

Core Competency: Programming
Sponsor: Adult Services Division

 

Dementia Friends Ohio
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 231
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenter: Marty Williman, BSN, RN, Ohio Council for Cognitive Health

Experience Dementia Friends and learn how this new program, being presented in libraries across the state is changing the way Ohioans view and act upon Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the United States. The goal of Dementia Friends is to help everyone in the community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affects individuals, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease. At the end of this session, you will receive a list of practical steps you can take to help someone in your community who is impacted by dementia. In addition, you will learn tips for communicating and engaging with library patrons who are living with memory changes, including creating dementia-friendly physical spaces, taking library services to senior care communities, hosting education programs and support groups, Memory Cafes, and much more.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Outreach and Special Services Division

 

30 Books in 30 Minutes
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 237
Track: Readers’ Advisory
Presenters: Kristen Allen-Vogel, Steve Moser, and Melissa Sokol, Dayton Metro Library

Book talking as a speed challenge! Three representatives of Dayton Metro Library will share ten recent highlights from adult, teen and children’s books in a broad range of genres in exactly 30 minutes. Discover some new go-to suggestions, see how a book’s appeal can be conveyed in a constrained format, and get some general advice and resources for book talking and readers’ advisory.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Adult Services Division

 

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Youth
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Room 252
Track: Youth Services
Presenter: Amanda Erickson, Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Libraries continue to be popular places for young people to spend time after school and between activities, and it’s important for library staff to be aware of many different aspects of youth identity to create affirming spaces for all. The rapidly changing landscape of gender identity and sexuality is one area that can seem hard to grasp. What do we mean when we ask for pronouns? How is gender identity different from sexual orientation? What does “pansexual” mean? In this session, you will discuss language and terminology related to gender identity and sexuality, learn how to make our libraries more inclusive for LGBTQ+ youth, discuss the added risk that comes with being an LGBTQ+ identified young person, and learn how to best support those patrons.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. | Exhibit Hall Exclusive Viewing Time and Staffed Poster Sessions 

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Professional Development Sessions

Preparing Peerless Pages: How to Supervise the Shelvers in Your Library
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 231
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenters: Ty Emerson, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library; Lynne Miller, Shaker Heights Public Library; Brandon Thomas, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Pages are integral to the organization of materials in your library but finding—and keeping—Pages can present challenges for supervisors. Page candidates may have many years of work experience, or none at all. They may have flexible schedules, or very specific hours of availability. Join us as our panelists share their experiences and tips for hiring, training and retaining a great Page staff.

Core Competency: Human Capital Management
Sponsor: Management and Administration Division

How Books Saved a Boy from the Caribbean and Turned Him into an Author
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 234
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenter: Tobias S. Buckell

Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times bestselling author. His novels and 70+ stories have been translated into nineteen different languages. He has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Ohio, but that wasn’t always the case. As a child growing up aboard a leaky boat in the southern Caribbean, he grew up food insecure and poor by American standards. But books kept him dreaming big. Tobias talks about how he became an author, and how his background influenced his work.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

They Said What? Responding to Inappropriate Comments at Work (Un-program)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 251
Track: Developing Yourself
Presenter: Dani Hollar, Lima Public Library

It has happened to us all, a customer or co-worker says or does something that makes you uncomfortable whether it is sexual, political, or just plain weird. But how do you respond? Finding the perfect words in the moment can be difficult, especially if you’re feeling flustered. Here is your chance to practice! In this un-program, we’ll share some great responses for when things get inappropriate, and then take the opportunity to rehearse given an inappropriate situation. Be prepared to share crazy stories and role-play.

Core Competency: Communication
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

You Don’t Have to be a Millionaire: Art in Your Home with the Akron Art Library
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 235
Track: Collections
Presenters: Patty Marsh and Bob Ethington, Akron-Summit County Public Library

When the Akron Art Museum developed the idea of putting original art in the homes of county residents, they found the Akron-Summit County Public Library to be the perfect partner. Planning, fundraising, artist selection and the commissioning of works, creating circulation policies and processes, original cataloging, and some really cool packaging, and launching this new service with a great open house were all part of the process. The Akron Art Library was not only met with an enormously positive response from the public, but also constant circulation (and very long holds lists) for over 25 art pieces. During this session, you will learn more about the steps of how all this happened–and what is next for the Art Library. (We’ll give you a hint–more art in more library locations!) In Summit County, you don’t have to be a jet-setting millionaire to live with original works of art in your own home. All you need is a library card!

Core Competency: Programming
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Coming to Our Census: What Libraries Can Do to Get Out the Count
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 236
Track: Community Engagement
Presenters: Cynthia Boyden, Erin Kelsey, Kristin Krumsee, State Library of Ohio; and Tracy Strobel, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Did you know the amount of federal money Ohio receives for libraries and many other resources is directly tied to the U.S. Census? In 2020, the Census will be conducted primarily online for the first time. Fewer federal resources are being devoted to the Census, and yet it is just as important as ever to get a complete count. Libraries have major stakes in their communities being fully-represented in the 2020 Census and are simultaneously uniquely-suited to help their patrons be counted. In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of the U.S. Census, the American Library Association’s role via its 2020 Census Outreach & Education Task Force, opportunities to conduct census-related outreach in your community, and leave you with a list of action items to help get the most accurate count of people across Ohio.

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Homegrown Fundraising Campaigns
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 250
Track: Public Relations
Presenter: Jim Gill, Dover Public Library

Learn how a small library raised over $500,000 to renovate its library the old fashioned way using grassroots grit and community engagement. During this session, you will get the inside scoop on both a successful capital campaign and the trials, tribulations, and triumphs (including all the boneheaded mistakes) that went into renovating a small public library.

Core Competency: Fundraising
Sponsor: Small Libraries Division

 

Toeing the Thin Line Between Helping Patrons and Respecting Their Privacy: Maneuvering Today’s Difficult Social Issues
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 238
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenters: Meme Marlowe, Worch Memorial Public Library; Chauncey Montgomery, Community Library of Sunbury; Nick Tepe, Athens County Public Libraries

We have all found ourselves in challenging social situations with our patrons. Where do we, as library staff, draw the line in trying to assist them while maintaining their confidentiality? We are not social workers, but it often seems like we are in that role. What do you do when a child is at your library all day, every day, with no food or supervision? What if you suspect a patron is a victim of domestic abuse? What about the teen who left a suicide note in their returned book? Join our panel discussion on this important topic. Come with your questions, and we will help shed some light on where that line is.

Core Competency: Ethics
Sponsor: Customer Service and Support Staff Division

 

Beyond Capes and Spandex: Graphic Novels in the Library
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 237
Track: Readers’ Advisory
Presenter: Shaun Wright, Dayton Metro Library

With the constant movies, shows, and merchandise tie-ins, superheroes are becoming synonymous with comics and graphic novels. So much so that many librarians (and parents alike) still think comics aren’t “real books” but graphic novel (GN) collections see some of the highest collection turnover in public libraries today. This format offers an incredible complexity and variety that goes far beyond tight outfits and colorful onomatopoeia. Do you like horror or romance, biography or sci-fi, cooking or literary fiction? Like any good utility belt, this format has a title just for what’s needed. But how do you find titles to add to your collection? How do you get them into patron hands? How do you promote the collection?! Come join Shaun Wright, Information Services Manager at Dayton Metro Library, for an overview of graphic novel readers’ advisory. This will include some genre title suggestions, tips to build and maintain your collection, how to become quickly familiar with titles and learn about new ones. We will also discuss how to leverage popularity of the superhero comics towards engaging programming that spans generations and to making your graphic novel collection fly off the shelves.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Adult Services Division

 

Positive Interactions with Teens: A Staff Training Opportunity
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 252
Track: Youth Services
Presenter: Steve Moser, Dayton Metro Library

Teens are amongst the biggest library users in America, but many don’t like libraries because of the attitudes that greet them at the door. Learning how to interact with teens in a way that is respectful and welcoming so that teens have the same great experience as everyone else can change that. Most teen staff have mastered having positive interactions with teens, but they’re not the only staff the teens are encountering at your library. Everyone who works with the public can benefit from some simple training on turning interactions with teens into positive experiences. What is going on with a teenager’s brain, their body, and their attitude, and how does that affect their behavior? How do you handle inappropriate behavior in a way that addresses the issue in a positive way? Teens are patrons and they deserve the same high standard of customer service provided to adults and children. During this session, you’ll explore ways to welcome and engage the teens in your community.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Youth Services Division

6:30-8:30 p.m. | Evening Reception at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
(Registration fee includes this event; Convention and Expo badge is required)

OLC would like to thank The Library Foundation and the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for sponsoring this event.

Join us for an all-conference reception at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Main Library. Enjoy the local flavors of complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, music, and time to relax and connect with colleagues. Tours of the library will also be available and PLCH staff experts will be on hand to share information about some of the exciting services and programs offered by the library. The Friends shop will be open for business and offer a special discount for Conference attendees! Please bring the coupon located in your registration packet.

Transportation will be provided to and from this event. Shuttles will run on a continuous rotation (from 6:00-9:00 p.m.) between the Duke Energy Convention Center (Elm Street entrance) and the Main Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Vine Street entrance).

Please note: The library will close to the general public at 6:00 p.m. and will re-open for Convention attendees only. Convention and Expo badges will be required for admittance.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m. | The Ultimate Library Live Trivia Contest
West Meeting Room Pre-Function Lobby
Compete against librarians across the state for prizes and bragging rights as the smartest librarian in Ohio! Organize your team of up to eight competitors or join a team on the spot for a night of live trivia. Spectators are welcomed. Participants need not stay for the entire game, but we think you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away! Great prizes will be awarded. There will be a cash bar.

9:00 – 11: 00 p.m. | Live Music Hootenanny!
Room 262
An annual tradition, the OLC’s Hootenanny features live music and a chance for you to jump into the jam session. Bring your instrument!

9:00 – 11: 00 p.m.Board Game Gallery
Room 260-261
Enjoy a laid-back evening with friends, board games, and fun.