Continuing Education to Print and Share
Review our Continuing Education by Competency or Track. Don't miss an opportunity to share our one-page CE @ a Glance with your staff and colleagues.
One Month Away-Critical Conversations: Building Empathy to Build Community
Critical Conversations: Building Empathy to Build Community is just a month a way on Thursday, April 2nd. Register Today!
2020 OVGTSL Conference
Registration is now open for the 2020 OVGTSL Conference! Technical Services Today! The conference is hosted by The University of Akron University Libraries, in Akron, Ohio.
The first keynote speaker, Andrea Kappler from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, will describe a public library’s experience partnering with Zepheira to convert their MARC records to BIBFRAME/Linked Data. Our second keynote, Janetta Waterhouse, from the University of Albany, SUNY will close the conference with a discussion on change that will provide appropriate techniques for increasing the impact of change for the individual, the department and the organization. 24 unique and interesting breakout sessions will offer you the opportunity to grow professionally.
Registration is also open for the one-day Map Cataloging Pre-Conference with Paige Andrew from Penn State University Libraries on May 17th at the University of Akron. Registration to this valuable hands-on training opportunity is limited, so don’t delay!
May 17-19 2020
Deadline for registration:
April 29th, 2020.
For more information click HERE.
Ohio History Day
This year Ohio History Day is in need of judges to review student projects at the Region 1, 4, 5, 8, and 10 competitions, as well as the State Contest, scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at Ohio Wesleyan University. Judging is a fantastic way to connect with students, support your community and learn about all types of history from students! As a judges you help students continue their research journey, regardless of where they place in the competition. To find out more click HERE. Here are two dates in our region.
Region 4: Sat., April 4, 2020 at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Region 5: Sat., March 14, 2020 at The McKinley Museum & Presidential Library, Canton, OH
Drag Queen Story Time
Sarah Barriage at the University of Kentucky School of Information Science is studying drag queen storytimes in Kentucky and surrounding states. Her team would like to attend 1-2 drag queen storytimes, take notes on the activities, and then talk to the attendees (caregivers and children), with their permission. They are able to compensate participating libraries, caregivers, and children for their participation.
They would like to identify library locations that are planning to host a drag queen storytime this summer (June - August) who may be interested in being a part of this project. They are able to travel to any area in Ohio.
Please contact Sarah Barriage at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning a drag queen storytime and are interested in participating, or if you have any questions about this project. Sarah is happy to share more details about the project or answer any questions or concerns that folks might have.
A Note from the Education and Events Coordinator
Last week I had the opportunity to attend my first PLA Conference. I came away with some great topics and speakers. Here is a sampling of programs I reviewed and vendors I visited. I started the conference by learning more about E-Sports and evidence that supports how E-Sports helps kids be connected when they may not have had this opportunity. I heard about how a small library partnered with a college and utilized their social work interns to create partnerships with local agencies to assist patrons. The Intentional Inclusion program on disrupting the Middle Class Bias in Library Programming was quite interesting. One item in particular that stood out for me was “Library Restorative Practices for Youth.” I had the pleasure of listening to Toledo Lucas County Public Library share how they "Work through Transitions and Institutional Change." I saw many ideas for environmental literacy not to mention a library that gave money for ride shares to get teens to the library. Hillsboro Public Library talked about "Patron Centered Services. " "Programming for All Abilities" gave attendees many things to think about. I ended Thursday with Spark Talks and came away with many more possibilities. Friday started off strong with Denver Public Library talking about "Welcoming Transgender Customers" followed by "LGBTQ+ Readers Advisory." I heard a library talk about how they used weekly podcasts to share communications with staff about staff members, new initiatives and so much more. I heard a Spark Talk on the Dyslexia Friendly Library. I made many connections with exhibitors like the USDA National Agricultural Library, Federal Trade Commission and Operation Warm. Lastly, do you know about the Google Ad Grants for $10,000 of in-kind Google Ads advertising? I plan to host a webinar to learn more? I am excited to begin contacting these speakers and many others to put together webinars for our members to learn from. Watch the website for new fall webinars coming soon.
Many Programs in April and May You Don't Want to Miss
You May Not Be Aware
Did you Get Your Archive or Additional Materials? You may not be aware that when you receive the evaluation for webinars there are links to the archived webinar included. In addition, when you receive the survey for a workshop in that email, it may also include additional materials. Also, if you do not receive your archive, check your Spam and Junk email as well.
Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
Wednesday afternoon, May 6th at Twinsburg Public Library
This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.
Presenter: Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
- Challenges of providing consumer health information
- Planning a consumer health service
- Consumer health on the internet
- The reference interview
- Project development / marketing