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Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative

Ohio library staff have exclusive access to an original, self-paced, collection analysis initiative for considering collections that empower children and young adult readers by respecting and appreciating what makes them different and the same.

The initiative provides the tools, time, and support to consider print collections for children and young adults.

Notable highlights from this impactful initiative:

  • Free for staff working in all types of Ohio libraries! It is available at no cost to you.
  • There are no time constraints for completing this program. Set your own goals and progress at your own pace.
  • Personalized support. You have access to a dedicated, full-time specialist for assistance at any time.*
  • Unlimited access to a Collection Analysis Toolkit. This toolkit complements the collection development work you already have in place.
  • Unlimited access to a vetted collection of materials about children’s & young adult books and authors.
  • Identifiable action steps. You will receive a custom Implementation Plan that outlines your collection development decisions and next steps.

Register here for access to the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative! 

The Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative is a collaborative project of the State Library of Ohio and TeachingBooks.net. The project is funded in whole or in part with Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds, granted to the State Library of Ohio. The opinions and content expressed do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either should be inferred. This initiative is available for exclusive use by any Ohio library staff member. Distributing the Handbook and/or links to any of its components outside of Ohio is prohibited. This material may be shared with colleagues within Ohio.

Contacts:

Erin Kelsey, Library Consultant – Library Development, State Library of Ohio
Jake Stone, Project Coordinator, TeachingBooks and Book Connections
Evan Struble, Associate State Librarian for Library Development, State Library of Ohio

* Personalized support provided through October 31, 2022. 


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Webinars

Getting Started with the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative (Part Two)

May 10, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET

A walk through the State Library’s brand new Collection Analysis Initiative. In this second webinar installment, we focused on analyzing specific portions of attendees’ children’s and/or young adult collections. Attendees learned to use the tools to purposefully reflect, augment, compare, and determine which titles best fit your community’s needs. At the conclusion of this final 75-minute session, attendees received a plan that both guides them to implement their collection decisions, and equips them to continue using these tools into the future.

Presenters: Founder & Head TeachingBooks and Book Connections Nick Glass, TeachingBooks Project Coordinator Jake Stone, State Library Consultant Erin Kelsey, and Associate State Librarian for Library Development Evan Struble.

View the recording.

Getting Started with the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative (Part One)

April 28, 2022

An introduction to the State Library’s new Collection Analysis Initiative. The webinar included instructions for how to get started and an overview of tools and resources to consider children’s and young adult books in a library’s collections, programs, and displays.

Presenters: Founder & Head TeachingBooks and Book Connections Nick Glass, TeachingBooks Project Coordinator Jake Stone, State Library Consultant Erin Kelsey, and Associate State Librarian for Library Development Evan Struble.

View the recording.

 


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Working through the Ohio Collection Analysis Initiative? Curious how other librarians might be approaching this process? Join us at our open office hours to discuss anything about collection analysis. No question is too small—mark your calendars and come say hello!

Office Hours:

June 28, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

July 12, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)

July 26, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

August 9, 2022
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)

August 23, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Click here to attend the open office hours: TeachingBooks.net/OhioZoom
Drop in anytime during these 60-minute sessions to ask questions, share feedback, and connect with peers using the tool. TeachingBooks Project Coordinator Jake Stone, State Library Consultant Erin Kelsey, and Associate State Librarian for Library Development Evan Struble will be available during office hours.


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