A Day for Circulation Staff: Change is All Around Us–Avon Lake

Other dates and locations for A Day for Circ Staff
Thursday, June 1, 2017 –Wayne County Public Library
Thursday, August  17, 2017 – Canfield Library
Thursday, September 7, 2017 — Geauga West Branch

Change is inevitable, especially in libraries.  We have seen many changes in the last 20 years.  This year’s “Day for Circulation Staff” will focus on change; the change in customers and their expectations, the change in technology and the changing role of circulation.

We will start the morning with Andrea Egan, youth services assistant from the Geauga  County Public Library talking about the welcoming library and how we must treat all of our customers the same and ways in which we are able to surprise and delight them.

Joe Taylor, Head of Circulation for Grafton-Midview, will discuss the many changes in technology and how, as circulation staff, you must be adaptable and able to cope with all of the changes.

Leslie Davenport, Circulation Services Manager for Wayne County Public Library, will share the new and exciting roles that she and her circulation staff have taken on and look at other opportunities for circulation staff.

Lastly, we will have a conversation about taking care of yourself in times of change.  As always we will have time for some roundtable discussion.  Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers.
 

Ballot Issues Workshop

Is your library considering going on the local ballot with a new levy, renewing an existing levy, or possibly modifying a levy that’s been in place for some time? This workshop will provide the information you need as you prepare for your ballot initiative, including:

determining the need and public support for your library levy;legal process for placing the issue on the ballot;developing the campaign message;running the mechanics of a library campaign;connecting with the media and developing message strategies; andcoordinating a lawful campaign.

The format of this workshop will address each of these six points as well as allow time to answer questions.

Learn more at http://olc.org/blog/event/ballot-issues-workshop-2/

Microsoft Excel 2016 [NEORLS]

Learn Microsoft Excel with hands-on training.  This Microsoft Excel course will teach you how to do calculations in Excel, understand the 4 most commonly used formulas, data types,  sort data, format the sheet for printing, and much more.  The 4 hour class allows time for hands on activities that develop the confidence for people to hit the ground running.  More advanced features such as conditional formatting, charts, delimiters and more.

Presenter:  Matt Motes, Information Technologist, SEO Library Center

Help Me Out Here: Vendor Participation in Library Marketing Efforts [NEORLS]

Did I spot you flinching? Is that because you just cut a giant check for a database license only to turn around and devote time, energy, and more money to marketing and promoting the resource to your users? The time has come for librarians to rethink the origin of their marketing materials. This session will encourage and support librarians and library staffers as they plan to work with vendors to market their products, not to a library, but to the patrons!  Attendees will leave the session with a list of questions to ask vendors and with tried-and-true approaches for vendor/library collaborative marketing. The session will also include tips for gathering giveaways, suggestions for offering useful vendor-sponsored sessions, and more. This high-energy session will include heaps of audience participation and practical skills development. 

Presenter:
Corie Dugas is the Head of Outreach and Access Services at Saint Louis University’s Immel Law Library and the Executive Director of the Mid-America Law Library Consortium. Dugas spends a lot of time and energy connecting people to resources and services, promoting the awesomeness of law libraries, and trying to find ways to get her
cat on social media (#FatCatFriday). She is an active local, regional, national, and international speaker and has presented on strategic thinking, project management, and numerous marketing and public relations strategies.
 

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review Interest Group (CLEAR) – North Miami Valley [SWON]

Yearly dues $50 -100 (includes books): CLEAR is a group of school and public library staff serving children who meet regularly to review and share information about new children’s books, which are provided by publishers via SWON.
Event located at:Bradford Public Library138 E Main StBradford, Ohio  45308
Register for this event here.

School and Public Library Staff who serve children are welcome to join any of our CLEAR groups. Can’t attend any of our existing groupsContact us for more information on forming your own CLEAR group.

Competencies Covered By this Meeting Are:

Collections for ChildrenBuilds a collection designed to meet the needs and interests of childrenEstablishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant resources to meet children’s evolving needsFacilitates children’s requests for information and provides accurate and appropriate answersConnects children and their families with resources that encourage reading

How it works:

These books are aimed at the target audience of children birth through age 11. At each meeting reviews of the last meeting’s books are shared orally. Members then get to choose books to read and review for the next meeting.

The number of books provided to you is based on the number of reviewers registered for the meeting on our website and the number of books received from the publishers. Reviews are shared with the publishers and are a requirement of participation.

Members get to keep the books that they review. Many of the reviewers add the books to their library’s collection, adding close to $1,000 worth of books to their shelves on a yearly basis. However, members are also welcome to keep the books for themselves, or distribute them in any way they choose.

Cost

$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions*
$100 per year for everyone else** * FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue** $50 per year for members in our Ohio service area with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue

You may join at any time and your dues will cover one full year. To pay your dues click here.

If you are a publisher and would like to be included in our review process, please contact the SWON Libraries office at (513) 751-4422 or email us.

Register for this event here.

Microsoft OneNote [NEORLS]

Learn Microsoft OneNote with hands-on training. Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook application for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. You will learn how to embed videos, take notes from the web, capture images, and more. You will also discover OneNotes’s cloud integration that you can take your notes and information wherever you go on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.

Presenter:  Matt Motes, Information Technologist, SEO Library Center

Microsoft Outlook 2016 [NEORLS]

Learn more about Outlook.  This course will briefly introduce you to setting up an account, differences between POP3 and IMAP services.  We will then focus on using Outlook features that go beyond simply sending email.  We will focus on setting up a calendar, creating meetings, scheduling important tasks, categorizing tasks, setting up folder rules, and much more. Outlook is now available for use on nearly all mobile devices, tablets, or browser.

Presenter:  Matt Motes, Information Technologist, SEO Library Center

Microsoft Word 2016 [NEORLS]

Learn Microsoft Word with hands-on training. This Microsoft Word course reviews, Ribbons, the ruler, table of contents creation, inserting pictures and clipart and much more.

Presenter:  Matt Motes, Information Technologist, SEO Library Center

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature Interest Group (ROYAL) – Blue Ash [SWON]

Yearly dues $50 -100 (includes books): ROYAL is a group of school and public library staff serving teens who meet regularly to review and share information about new YA books, which are provided by publishers via SWON.

Event located at:SWON Library Consortium Meeting Room10250 Alliance RdNext to Suite 135Blue Ash, Ohio  45242
Register for this event here.

School and Public Library Staff who serve teens are welcome to join any of our ROYAL groups. Can’t attend any of our existing groupsContact us for more information on forming your own ROYAL group.

Competencies Covered By this Meeting Are:

Collections for Young AdultEstablishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant resources to meet young adult’s evolving needsFacilitates young adults’ requests for information and provides accurate and appropriate answersConnects young adults and their families with resources that encourage reading

How it works:

Publishers send copies of their new titles to SWON, which are the distributed to our ROYAL groups.  These books are aimed at the target audience of YA readers, grades 7-12. At each meeting reviews of the last meeting’s books are shared orally. Members then get to choose books to read and review for the next meeting.

The number of books provided to you is based on the number of reviewers registered for the meeting on our website and the number of books received from the publishers. Reviews are shared with the publishers and are a requirement of participation.

Members get to keep the books that they review. Many of the reviewers add the books to their library’s collection, adding close to $1,000 worth of books to their shelves on a yearly basis. However, members are also welcome to keep the books for themselves, or distribute them in any way they choose.

 

Cost

$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions*
$100 per year for everyone else** * FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue** $50 per year for members in our Ohio service area with $400,000 or below in total operating revenue

If you are a publisher and would like to be included in our review process, please contact the SWON Libraries office at (513) 751-4422 or email us.

Register for this event here.