Friday Program Descriptions

SEPT. 27, 2019

Library Fan Day!
Show your love of libraries by wearing your favorite library or book-related clothing on Friday. This includes everything from shirts and sweaters with library logos to book-themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, scarves or socks! Friday will be an exception to the Convention’s traditional business casual attire. Jeans are permitted. Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your library style!

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Viewing Time
Last chance to enjoy the Exhibit Hall and visit with colleagues and vendors.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Professional Development Sessions

Message Dissemination During a Crisis: Columbus Metropolitan’s Main Library Shooting
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 252
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenter: Gregg Dodd, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Libraries are faced with unique challenges in a 24-hour news cycle world. Libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis impacting their reputation. Effective crisis management in the new media era is not only by the message, but by the speed with which it is delivered. A crisis rarely comes announced and will always leave an impact on a library’s reputation. It is essential that communications are handled effectively during and in the aftermath of a crisis. Hear from Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing for Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), who dealt with a shooting at CML’s Main Library. He’ll provide an overview of the shooting incident and how his library executed its crisis communications plan. He’ll share practical strategies that will help libraries implement a plan and how to navigate the complexities of message dissemination during a crisis.

Core Competency: Emergency Preparedness
Sponsor: Management and Administration Division

 

Patrick McDonnell: MUTTS, Me…Jane, and the Power of Combining Words and Pictures
9:00 –10:00 a.m.
Room 238
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenter: Patrick McDonnell

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the beloved comic strip MUTTS and the publication of his monograph, The Art of Nothing, cartoonist and Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell shares his story of a lifetime of telling stories and the power of combining words and pictures. In this entertaining session, McDonnell will show how MUTTS began and the journey created by his trying to see the world through the eyes of animals. This led to his award-winning picture books which are centered on themes of empathy, kindness, and care for our planet and all its creatures. He will discuss his first children’s book, the New York Times best-seller The Gift of Nothing, which answers the question “What do you get for someone who has everything?” McDonnell will also talk about Me…Jane, and the story behind his telling of Dr. Jane Goodall’s childhood and her dream come true. Both The Gift of Nothing and Me…Jane were adapted as musicals for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Non-Traditional Librarian Panel Discussion
9:00 –10:00 a.m.
Room 236
Track: Developing Yourself
Presenters: Kent Mulcahy and Linda Kocis, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County; Ann Riegle-Crichton, Dayton Metro Library; and Steve Sanders, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

There has been a trend in public libraries toward librarian positions becoming more generalist over the past decade. At the same time, some libraries are creating specialized positions to provide unique services to meet the needs of patrons in their communities. During this session, you will learn how some non-traditional librarians around the state are focusing their attention on specific areas, including patents and trademarks, grant services, and refugee services.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Management and Administration Division

 

Effects of Genre Labels: Helping or Hurting?
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 251
Track: Collections
Presenter: Misty Alvaro, Upper Arlington Public Library

Libraries go back and forth over the issue of spine labels: are they helpful? too expensive? aesthetically unpleasing? We often don’t consider the potential troubles and pitfalls of labeling materials by genre, ethnic group, or rating. Do labels facilitate or limit access? Are we making assumptions about our demographics? Are we discouraging users from discovering new resources? This session will discuss some important and frequently forgotten considerations and consequences when developing or revising labeling schemes.

Core Competency: Intellectual Freedom
Sponsor: Technical Services Division

 

Becoming a Friend of the Deaf Community
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 231
Track: Community Engagement
Presenter: Dawn Watts, Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures

Dawn Watts of Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures (OCDC) will share first-hand knowledge and strategies to help public library staff provide deaf-friendly services and accessible spaces and behaviors. Learn some basics of Deaf culture and what Deaf adults and children need in order to successfully use your library. You’ll gain ideas on how to improve access and services for the Deaf community. OCDC engages in grassroots activities through fundraising and networking in order to provide resources, laws, enrichment, statistics and historical data about Ohio’s Deaf Cultures to the general public, with the ultimate goal of bridging the gap between hearing cultures and deaf cultures.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Email Marketing: What Works and What Doesn’t Work for Libraries
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 237
Track: Public Relations
Presenter: Angela Hursh, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

If your library isn’t sending regular, targeted emails to you cardholders, you are missing out on a huge marketing opportunity. In this session, we’ll bust the myth that email marketing is dead. In fact, for libraries, email marketing can be the key to increasing circulation, usage, and program attendance. Angela Hursh will show you how to create a strategy and, what messages work and don’t work. She’ll also share easy and actionable tips for improving the click-thru and conversion rates for your cardholder emails. This session is intended for libraries that are considering email marketing or that are sending emails but are struggling to see results.

Core Competency: Marketing
Sponsor: Marketing and PR Division

 

NNLM: Your Library Partner for a Healthy Community
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 235
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenter: Darlene Kaskie, National Network of Medicine Greater Midwest Region, University of Iowa

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) started as the Regional Medical Library Program in 1965 and has since expanded to assist medical staff and the general public throughout the country. One of its goals is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions. Discover how NNLM’s information resources, programs, and educational opportunities can help your library meet the health and wellness information needs of the communities you serve.

Core Competency: Community Awareness
Sponsor: Reference and Information Services Division

 

Authentic Voices: LGBTQAI+ Literature for All Children and Teens
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 250
Track: Readers’ Advisory
Presenters: Christina Dorr, PhD, Hilliard City Schools/Kent State University and Lizabeth Deskins, Retired School Librarian

The world of LGBTQAI+ literature, both fiction and nonfiction, for children and teens is growing in number and quality at a rapid pace. What is your knowledge of the authentic voices they convey? How do they provide windows for some, and mirrors for others? Why is there a need for all children and teens to share these books? During this session, the group will discuss these questions, collectively share literature, and brainstorm ways to share with students.The goal is to develop a greater understanding about how all lives intersect, and that the LGBTQAI+ identity is one form of diversity deserving of respect and basic human rights, like all others.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Baby Time Boredom
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 234
Track: Youth Services
Presenters: Annamarie Carlson and Sarah Simpson, Westerville Public Library

Babies’ brains double in size during their first year of life. While babies learn faster than older children and adults, many libraries offer little programming for this age range. Take baby time beyond traditional storytimes by thinking outside of the box. Join Westerville Public Library to learn about special programming for ages 0-3 such as babywearing dance, STEM baby play, and sensory exploration, and discover tips on how to cultivate a cost-effective baby toy collection focusing on specific developmental stages. After the presentation, you will get some hands-on playtime with baby-friendly STEM and sensory toys.

Core Competency: Programming
Sponsor: Children’s Services Division

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Exclusive Viewing Time

11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m. | Professional Development Sessions

FAQ: Legal Issues
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 236
Track: Leading Libraries
Presenters: Jason Elvers, Legal Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease; and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

Numerous library-related legal questions come into OLC every day. This session will cover the frequently asked questions in 2019. You’ll gain a better understanding of the latest legal issues impacting libraries and the profession.

Core Competency: Laws
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Community Engagement Through CommunityREAD
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 250
Track: Author Spotlight
Presenters: Sarah Clevidence and Sarah Cramer, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

CommunityREAD can be so much more than a month of book discussions! Learn how to engage your community with an in-depth CommunityREAD program for all ages. At the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, committees of community members help to select an adult CommunityREAD title and accompanying YouthREAD titles. Library staff then work with organizations across the county to get these books out into our community and to explore their themes in discussions and programs for all age levels. With new themes to explore every year, the library has the opportunity to partner with a variety of different community organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Children’s Museum of Findlay and our local ADAMHS Board. We’ll show you how we plan CommunityREAD with our easy step-by-step model, as well as discuss a myriad of ways to adapt this model to fit your library’s budget.

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Adult Services, Children’s Services Divisions

 

Managing Stress in the Workplace Through Self-Care
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 251
Track: Developing Yourself
Presenter: Liz Spanel, Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children and Families

This interactive discussion will focus on how attendees can process stress in the workplace, discuss the importance of self-care, and give the opportunity for self-expression through art. Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati, is a non-profit organization that provides peer support groups for children and families in grief.

Core Competency: Human Capital Management
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

The State of Digital Collections in Ohio
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 231
Track: Collections
Presenters: Janet Carleton, Ohio University Libraries; Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio; Jenni Salamon, Ohio History Connection; Adam Wanter, MidPointe Library System

Ohio’s resources have never been more accessible as libraries across the state work to digitize their collections and make them freely available online. Come learn about how major efforts to make our digitized material accessible online are progressing, and what digital library options are available for your organization. You will learn more about Ohio’s DPLA hub, the Ohio Digital Network, and how resources can be contributed in order to share them with a nationwide audience. This session will also cover Ohio Memory, a partnership of the State Library of Ohio and the Ohio History Connection that provides a digital library open to all cultural heritage institutions in Ohio. In addition, you will learn more about the Ohio Digitization Interest Group (OhioDIG), a community of professionals working to share information and advance our community of practice in the state, including efforts to track and record statistics on digital collections in Ohio.

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Digital and Media Services Division

 

Community Engagement Through Digital Collections
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 238
Track: Community Engagement
Presenters: Aaron O’Donovan and Angela O’Neal, Columbus Metropolitan Library

If you build it, will they come? What is community engagement and how do you do it? Join the staff of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) to learn about community engagement efforts at the library. Attendees will learn about the five levels of engagement and how to plan programs with a community engagement framework. CML staff will share information about programs to engage the African American community and a new program to embed librarians in neighborhoods throughout the city. You will also have an opportunity to brainstorm some ideas of your own to take back to your library.

Core Competency: Patron Awareness
Sponsor: Special Collections Division

 

Making the Most of Your Community Impact
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 252
Track: Public Relations
Presenter: Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library

Whether it’s events and festivals, promotional posters or social media, library staff do a lot to step outside their walls and tell their story to the community. Have you ever had a library photo booth at a community festival? What about hosted a Readers’ Advisory Q&A on your library’s Facebook page? There are plenty of ways to reach your public, and they aren’t one-size-fits-all. Discover why it’s important to have a focused message for your community interactions and what that looks like on a practical level.

Core Competency: Marketing
Sponsor: Marketing and PR Division

 

Senior Voices: Collaborating to Capture Their Stories
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 234
Track: Programming and Information Services
Presenters: Rachel A. Gut, David Hicks, and Jennifer Hicks, Dayton Metro Library

Many of our senior patrons have lived incredible lives, from the Civil Rights movement to WWII. They have experienced lots of changes and we need to record and celebrate them. During this session, you will hear how Dayton Metro Library partnered with a local public radio station, WYSO, to capture their stories before they are lost. This session will cover all aspects of the project, including obtaining a grant for the project, training in interview skills, scheduling, conducting, editing and airing the interviews, preserving the interviews on the library’s website and thanking all of those involved.

Core Competency: Collaboration
Sponsor: Outreach and Special Services Division

 

Launch Isn’t Just for Rockets…or How and Why Books Get Noticed
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 235
Track: Readers’ Advisory
Presenters: Duffy Brown and Tonya Kappes, Authors

What do you mean launch? The book comes out on a specific day, booksellers put it up for sale, end of story. Done. Right, like anything is ever that easy. The truth is that authors often spend as much time promoting their book as writing it. With Amazon and all the self-published books available, if an author doesn’t get the word out on his/her book, it’s doomed. So how do authors promote? What works? What doesn’t? Tonya Kappes and Duffy Brown write cozy mysteries and have been writing for years. They will explain the impact of running a BookBub ad, who is the Fussy Librarian, how Facebook impacts sales, what role Goodreads plays and what are the latest promotional ventures that make readers pick up books and ask for them at the library. This session will provide practical ideas on how to engage readers for the long haul.

Core Competency: Readers’ Advisory
Sponsor: Program Committee

 

Connecting with Teens Through Video
11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
Room 237
Track: Youth Services
Presenter: Jeff Reid, Dayton Metro Library

Frustrated with the lack of access to the middle school classrooms in his district, Teen Services Librarian Jeff Reid spoke with the teacher in charge of the video morning announcements at the school. What started as a short video presentation about the Summer Challenge turned into a series of book talks and quick tips that are shown to the entire school once a week. Reid will discuss the pros and cons of this outreach opportunity, how he shoots his videos, how he edits them, and some of the best practices he’s picked up after two years of presenting them to the 7th and 8th graders in his district.

Core Competency: Communication
Sponsor: Teen Services Division

1:00-2:00 p.m. | Closing General Session 

Cultivating a Literary Renaissance: Ending Book Deserts for Education, Culture, Health and Peace

Keynotes: Moses B. Mbeseha and Karlos L. Marshall, Co-Founders of The Conscious Connect
Room 232-233

Karlos Marshall and Moses Mbeseha have come up with an ideal way to fix the nation’s urban book deserts. The Conscious Connect has placed more than 30,000 free books in little library boxes, barbershops, schools, churches and more throughout Ohio. Additionally, they own and operate four community reading parks. During this closing session, Marshall and Mbeseha will discuss innovative methods and best practices for creating an organic literary community and reaching low-income neighborhoods thirsty for reading material.

Mbeseha was raised in an African home as a descendant of Cameroon, but came of age in an American community. As someone who has read most things under the sun concerning the interconnectedness of economics, politics, and social life, Mbeseha is one who is well versed at transforming spaces and conversations around political economies, diversity, and culture.

Marshall is an educational architect, street organizer, and cultural innovator. Hailing from the deep traditions of Critical Race Theory, K-16 education, artistic activism and literacy advocacy, he works from a platform of nontraditional pedagogy and community innovation that is centered around urban renaissances and revitalization projects.

Mbeseha and Marshall were recently named Forbes’ 30 UNDER 30.

The Conscious Connect is one of nation’s leading organizations dedicated to school-age and neighborhood literacy—with the primary aim of ending urban book deserts. Located in Springfield, Ohio, the organization re-imagines and re-develops under-utilized spaces for the purposes of education, culture and peace.

2:00 p.m. | Adjourn