ALICE Training: Active Shooter Response [NEO-RLS]

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

ALICE is the leading training solution that increases an organization’s and individual’s odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown.

Presenters:
Bob Thompson and Chris Moffitt are both career Law Enforcement officers and dedicated trainers. Chris started in police work as an Auxiliary Police Officer in 1990 with the Hubbard Ohio Police Department and has moved through the ranks and is currently a Patrol Sergeant. Besides his supervisor duties Chris is also the departments OPOTA certified Firearms Instructor and a certified Field Training Officer.Event Date:06-13-17
Event Time:09:30 AM – 01:00 PM EasternLocation:Euclid Public Library
631 East 222nd Street 
Euclid, OH 44123-2091

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review Interest Group (CLEAR)-Cincinnati

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 Consortium
10250 Alliance Rd.
Suite 112
Blue Ash, Ohio  45242
United States

You may register for the 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.

You may register for the 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 Library
502 Scott Blvd
Covington, Kentucky  41011
United States

You may 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.

You may 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 Room
10250 Alliance Rd
Next to suite 135
Blue Ash, Ohio  45242
United States

You may 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.

You may register for this event here.

ALICE Training: Active Shooter Response [NEO-RLS]

ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.

ALICE is the leading training solution that increases an organization’s and individual’s odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown.

Presenters:
Bob Thompson and Chris Moffitt are both career Law Enforcement officers and dedicated trainers. Chris started in police work as an Auxiliary Police Officer in 1990 with the Hubbard Ohio Police Department and has moved through the ranks and is currently a Patrol Sergeant. Besides his supervisor duties Chris is also the departments OPOTA certified Firearms Instructor and a certified Field Training Officer.

Meetings That Matter [NEO-RLS]

Meetings are important to organizations although many times we feel that nothing is accomplished and we have wasted our time.  This webinar will focus on how to run an effective meeting by covering the following topics:How to prepareWho to inviteCreating an AgendaThe Meeting SetupDealing with Problem Personalities in a MeetingThe Value of DisagreementThe Importance of Action Steps and MinutesPresenter:  Betsy Lantz, Executive Director, NEO-RLS

Take 5: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going – Empowering Youth Advocates [SLO]

Hold the date! The spring 2017 event, Take 5: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going – Empowering Youth Advocates takes place Friday, May 5 at the Northwest Branch, Dayton Metro Library, with optional events on Thursday evening, May 4. Take 5 is a low-cost gathering. Registration will open in February through SWON Libraries and will be available here.
Take 5 is an attendee-driven conference planned by youth services professionals from across Ohio. Take 5 promotes creative approaches, collaboration, and network-building, and demonstrates the power of peer groups to generate new and useful ideas. Take 5 features boundary-expanding speakers, and opportunities for attendees to exchange ideas and inspire each other through discussion, hands-on learning, and professional networking in a casual environment. Attendees share their dreams and successes through an open poster session and small group conversations throughout the day.
For more information visit http://library.ohio.gov/take5.

Stamp Camp: OLC’s Ohio Notary Workshop

Sponsored by:  OLC’s Reference and Information Services Division

Location: Westerville Public Library, 126 S State Street (Westerville, OH)

Registration: 12:00-12:30 p.m. | Workshop: 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Learn more at http://olc.org/blog/event/stamp-camp-ohio-notary-workshop/