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.

Boys, Books and Libraries: Making the Connection [NEORLS]

Presented by Michael Sullivan Boys and books, boys and reading, boys and libraries, these are sometimes complicated relationships. How do we welcome boys into our libraries, engage them in reading, and connect them with the books that can make them avid, lifelong readers? Hear why this is sometimes so hard and what we can do about it from the librarian who has been at the front of the Boys’ Reading Movement for twenty years. Michael Sullivan is the author of Raising Boy Readers, Connecting Boys with Books, Connecting Boys with Books 2: Closing the Reading Gap, Fundamentals of Children’s Services, the Escapade Johnson series of children’s books, and The Sapphire Knight.  Along with being an author, Michael also hosts a popular and informative website “Boys & Books”.  He is a former president of the New Hampshire Library Association and was the 1998 New Hampshire Librarian of the Year. He has been awarded the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award and the Mom’s Choice Award for juvenile fiction. He is currently the Director of the Weare Public Library in New Hampshire. School Library Journal writes that, “Sullivan. offers practical and reassuring advice on a range of topics, including how fathers influence what their sons read, what kind of physical environment fosters reading, and why reading large numbers of titles-even below grade level-is essential to making boys lifelong readers.” Event Date: 12-13-17Event Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EasternLocation: OnlineVia Adobe Connect

Beyond the Stamp: Your Role, Responsibilities, and Risks as an Ohio Notary Public [NEORLS}

n advanced training class presented by the Ohio Society of NotariesTopics include:A little history – A Tradition of Trust for over 2,000 yearsTools of the trade – seals,  journals, insurance, pensAcknowledgement vs Jurat, and that all-important oathIt’s YOUR commission – types of documents and situations:      copy certifications, foreign language, out-of-state, non-English speakers, Ohio auto titlesStaying out of trouble – IDs, competence & free will, advanced health directives, powers of attorney, foreign-language documents, Apostilles, AKA/NKA/FKA, Last Wills, physical limitations, employer situations, loose certificates, Medallion notaries, notary protests, travel fees, loan signings, relatives, electronic notarization, and much more!The Essential Steps for any notarization, and more tips for everyday situations.The Hall of Shame, featuring improper documentsHow to serve your community as a mobile notaryFree Ohio notary help from our hotlines, 7 days a week.Presenter:  Roger Rill, President, Ohio Society of Notaries Event Date: 12-12-17Event Time: 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM EasternLocation: Dover Public Library525 N Walnut St.Dover, OH 44622

OPERS Workshop & Fiscal Officers Networking Event [NEORLS]

We will start the morning with an OPERS presenter that will be speaking on OPERS at Your Library: New Hire Guidelines, Online tools and Assisting Employees Ready for Retirement.If you have any questions or content that you would like the speaker to cover, please email your comments to Debbie by November 17. The speaker will be followed by lunch. The afternoon will consist of roundtable discussion. An agenda will be developed and distributed one week prior to the event. Please email any agenda items you are interested in discussing to Debbie.
 Event Date: 12-08-17Event Time: 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM EasternLocation: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library3512 Darrow RdStow, OH 44224

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.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten [NEORLS]

Presenter: Rena Wright, Assistant Manager of Youth Services, Orrville Public Library Rena will discuss the details of this program, the challenges and successes she’s had at her library and ways you can implement it at your library.  1,000 Books before Kindergarten is an initiative to promote early literacy and reading to parents and caretakers of infants and very young children. The goal is to encourage parents to read one thousand books with their children before sending them to kindergarten. Reading together builds the necessary early literacy skills every child needs in order to learn to read.  Listening to books and reading together with parents and caretakers nurtures childhood brain development and builds the necessary early literacy skills every child needs in order to learn to read and be prepared for school. Event Date: 12-06-17Event Time: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM EasternLocation: OnlineVia Adobe Connect

eRate Workshop (In-person) [OPLIN] [SLO]

In this workshop Lorrie Germann, State eRate Coordinator, will cover changes to eRate and a line by line review of the Form 470. From 9am-12pm, she will provide an overview of the eRate process and upcoming changes for this funding year. From 12pm-1pm there will be a lunch break. From 1pm-3pm there will be a line-by-line review of Form 470, the first step in the application process.

The workshop will be in Conference Rm D at the State Library of Ohio.

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eRate training (webinar) [OPLIN] [SLO]

In this workshop Lorrie Germann, State eRate Coordinator, will cover changes to eRate and a line by line review of the Form 470. From 9am-12pm, she will provide an overview of the eRate process and upcoming changes for this funding year. From 12pm-1pm there will be a lunch break. From 1pm-3pm there will be a line-by-line review of Form 470, the first step in the application process.