Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) – Troy [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:Troy-Miami County Public Library419 W Main StTroy, Ohio  45373United States
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.

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review Interest Group (CLEAR)-Cincinnati [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:SWON Libraries Consortium10250 Alliance Rd.Suite 112Blue Ash, Ohio  45242United States
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.

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review Interest Group (CLEAR) – Kentucky [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:Kenton County Public LibraryCovington Branch502 Scott BlvdCovington, Kentucky  41011United States
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.

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.
 

OLC’s RightClick 2017: The Library IT Idea Exchange Conference

Best practices and cool ideas for library technology 

Date:  NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Location:  State Library of Ohio, 274 E 1st Ave #100, Columbus, OH 43201

Sponsored by the OLC’s Information Technology Division

REGISTER @ my OLC | Registration Deadline: Nov. 8

Enrollment is limited to the first 75 attendees.

Member Fee: $75* | Non-Member Fee: $150

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Intended Audience: Ohio library techies, decision-makers, gadget gurus and movers/shakers
Workshop Overview:
This one-day workshop is a unique opportunity for IT professionals, administrators and support staff to share their unique solutions and best practices as well as discuss burning issues. Connect with your IT colleagues around the state and come away with creative solutions that you can apply at your library.

Fundamentals of Cataloging ONLINE: Subject Analysis Suggested Workflows (Session 3)

Fundamentals of Cataloging–our popular, long-running series of in-person training sessions–is now online!  The fourth set of sessions in the series will focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and assess existing subject headings in MARC format.  Please note that this series is aimed at folks primarily practicing copy cataloging.  Each session includes dedicated practice time, brief quizzes, and other learning engagement opportunities.

This last session in the Subject Analysis for Copy Catalogers series focuses on the steps needed to confirm the validity and appropriateness of assigned subject headings.  We will also explore how and when to make changes that make sense for your collection and users.  Through this session, attendees will have the opportunity to…

check the validity of assigned subject headings when copy cataloging

discuss cataloger’s judgment and etiquette in shared catalogs

explore types of changes and corrections that are more commonly required

Register for this webinar

SWON Webinar – Tell Me What You Want: The Art of the Reference Interview [SWON]

FREE for members ($20/$25) – In this webinar, we will learn and polish our reference interview through communication skills and understanding how to understand what our patrons are asking for.
Register here.

Tell Me What You Want: The Art of the Reference Interview 

Description:

Whether face to face, over the phone or online, good communication skills are the heart and soul of a reference transaction.  In this webinar we will discuss strategies for making patrons feel comfortable in the library, clarifying patron requests and matching reference materials to patrons’ reading levels. 

Competencies Covered:

Personal/Interpersonal CompentenciesAdult and Older Adult ServicesChildren’s ServicesYoung Adult Services

About the speaker:

Mike Fair is the Digital Inclusion Librarian at the Campbell County Public Library.  He has worked in reference services for almost 20 years.  Mike earned his MLS from the University of Kentucky in 2014. 

Cost

FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions 
$20 for members in our Ohio service area*
$25 for everyone else

*If you are outside of our service area, you are eligible for a free or reduced rate via your 
Regional Library System. Please register via NEONORWELD, or SERLS for this discount.

Register here.

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.

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.