Poster Sessions

OLC Expo Exhibit

Exclusive viewing time has been built into the Convention & Expo schedule. Check out Poster Sessions like this one in the Exhibit Hall.

This is an informal, educational opportunity that gives you an opportunity to discuss and exchange innovative ideas. Take advantage of the exclusive viewing time on Thursday, October 5 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. and talk with the presenters. The following Poster Sessions will be on display in the Exhibit Hall:

Signage in the Stacks: Wayfinding by Design
Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, State Library of Ohio
Clear, concise, consistent and well placed signage is vital for successful library branding, marketing, communications, and wayfinding. Signage communicates more than direction, policy, and news—it is a visual guide to meaningful user experiences. Find out how to empower users with varying learning styles and perceptions to browse and locate materials.

The State Library at 200: A Celebration of Library Services to Ohio
Missy Lodge, State Library of Ohio
The State Library of Ohio is celebrating its bicentennial! See the range of activities that took place from visual artifacts to interactive digital experiences. Learn more about how these events and exhibits were planned as well as how the State Library partnered with other organizations to make them a reality.

Successful Programs at Small Libraries
Nicole Rush, St. Paris Public Library
Ohio’s small libraries are BIG on ideas! Take a closer look at all of the successful programs created by small libraries across the state.

Developing Media Mentors for Ohio’s Libraries
Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Megan Barrett, Pam Jankowski, State Library of Ohio
In the two years since ALSC published “Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth,” the concept has taken root nationwide that librarians can assist as knowledgeable media mentors: qualified to help families to make sound media decisions and empowered to develop digital media. See results from the Ohio Digital Media Training project, a LSTA-funded, train-the-trainer project developed for Ohio librarians by the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Discover the opportunities for Ohio’s librarians to enhance digital media literacy.

Anatomy of a Graphic Novel
Barbara Satow, Cleveland Public Library
Are you mystified by the construction of graphic novels?  Do you know the difference between an artist and a penciler? See how graphic novels are put together, the roles of various creators and contributors, and learn how incorporating certain elements into records can boost their usability for staff and patrons.

Spotlight Series: Discussing Current Topics of Interest at the Library
Faith Barrow-Waheed, Lima Public Library
Explore the Lima Public Library’s Spotlight Series, where local experts speak to the community about current topics of interests ranging from religious violence and extremism to the heroin epidemic. See how these though-provoking and informative talks allow members of the community to ask questions in a safe space while gaining information from experts.

3D Rollout: Staff Preparation and Training
Jessica Curtis, Westerville Public Library
New equipment. New policies. New skills. There’s a lot to learn when the library offers a new service. Find out how one library provided the needed information and training to make sure that all the staff felt comfortable and competent with their new high-tech public service.

Dayton Metro Library Opening Team
Rachel Gut, Dayton Metro Library
The Dayton Metro Library used an Opening Team to organize the work of opening multiple new or remodeled branches in succession, 10 within the last 2 years. They will share tips and tricks on how to divide the work and minimize the challenges.

Greene County Library Online Book Club
Susan Jeffery, Greene County Library
With an average of 164 unique page views each month for the past six months, the Greene County Public Library Online Book Club has been a great outreach program that has allowed the library to interact with patrons who either can’t or won’t come to the library for a traditional book club. Find out how the program works and see if it is right for your library.

Cracking the Code – Starting a Tween & Teen Coding Club
Katy Hite, Upper Arlington Public Library
See lessons learned in the creation of a coding club for ages 9-16 including the planning process and implementation as well as how to scale a similar program for varying amounts of time or the needs of your library. You’ll get recommendations for talking points with parents, room set-up options and online resources to get started.

Early Literacy 101: A Toolkit for Ohio Library Ninjas
Lori Faust, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Did you know over one-third of children enter kindergarten in the state of Ohio unprepared to learn? Libraries are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between children and the early literacy skills necessary for school success. Add to your arsenal of library ninja skills. Gain tips and tricks to infuse library programs and young patron interactions with principles from a nationally recognized curriculum.

STEM Kits for Your Library
Emily Duncan, Hudson Library and Historical Society
Providing STEM kits for circulation is a good way to spark kids’ interests in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but how do you know which ones will work for your library? See a variety of kits from snap circuits, to robots that teach children basic coding skills, to kits that teach geology or bird watching. Gain ideas for creating a collection of STEM kits that will work for any library’s budget.

Aggressively Passive Programs
Mary Anne Wood, London Public Library
Is your program attendance dwindling? Are you short on staff to run a program? Try passive programs that patrons can enjoy any time they drop into the library. Come away with an array of popular programs that require little staff time, but lots of enjoyment. From crafts to games to science to scavenger hunts, you will get ideas that you can adapt to your own needs that will have kids asking to visit the library again and again.

BeTWEEN the Pages
Sybil Wendling, Avon Lake Public Library
Children’s librarians are great at facilitating book discussions for young readers.  Teen librarians do a great job discussing books with teens. But, who’s talking to those in beTWEENS? Come see how a teen librarian and children’s librarian have partnered up to present a special tween-only book discussion for ages 10-12.

Welcome to the Library: Targeted Programming for Families With Special Needs
Kathryn Green, Tuscarawas County Public Library
Imagine you are the parent of a child with a developmental delay or physical disability, worried about their reaction to or ability to participate in a library program or visit. Find out how one library welcomes these families with after-hours programs and access to the Children’s Department. Learn how to provide programming for children with special needs and how to improve the accessibility of your current program line-up.

STEAM Station: 21st Century Skills Simplified
Jessica Conley, Tuscarawas County Public Library
Want to make a space in your library that cultivates learning, engages the public and gets families to use your library for an extended period of time, making YOUR LIBRARY a weekly destination without breaking the budget?  Try creating a STEAM Station.  Find out how one library created a STEAM Station in their Children’s Department with an initial $30.00 dollar investment.

Diversity, Beyond Skin Color
Jaime Declet, Cleveland Public Library
Do we understand the meaning of Diversity? Sometimes people do not realize that Diversity goes beyond skin color! Therefore, we fail to see the reality of how diverse our so called homogeneous communities can be. Diversity is what makes each one of us unique! Gain a better understanding of the complexities of diversity and how it applies to you and your community.

Activist Ohio: Using DPLA’s Collections to Explore Our History of Social Change
Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio
As a member of the Digital Public Library of America, Ohio will soon be sharing thousands of digitized items from across the state with the rest of the world, but there is a rich collection of resources already available that highlights the work and struggles of those who have pushed for civil and equal rights.  Discover how to use DPLA’s unique search functions to find the resources that will enhance your local collection, and how Ohio’s digital collections will, in turn, strengthen the offerings of DPLA.

Connecting Local Schools & Libraries
Meredith Fletcher, Westerville Public Library
Looking to improve the relationship between your library and local schools?  Then stop by and check out the  Library Link Program.  Schools and libraries are a natural fit.  A busy schedule or a lack of transportation doesn’t have to affect access to your library. Learn how the Westerville Public Library has bridged this gap and ensured equal access to resources for all students.

Third Story Literacy Project
Ryan Ireland, Third Story Literacy Project/Greene County Public Library
Third Story Literacy Project is a nonprofit with the mission of building, sticking and maintaining 100 Little Free Libraries across the Miami Valley by the end of 2018.  We do this through community partnerships.  This poster session will have a model library, literature about Third Story as well as print materials outlining some of the basic steps to getting started.  It will also cover how public libraries can work in conjunction with Little Free Libraries.