Local Heroes: Using the Power of Sports to Build Community and Inspire Reading
Learn how to connect with those school-aged “reluctant readers” using the power of local sports. In this program, you will learn about the Dover Public Library’s literacy partnership with the Dover High School football program in a program called The Little Tornado Reading Club. This fun community program is a great way to promote reading and your library by targeting children and parents who may not be typical library users. Find out how you can create a version of this fun literacy program at your library.
Intended Audience: Children’s Services Staff Sponsor: Northeast Chapter NE: Jim Gill and Pat Rombach, Dover Public Library
Management Basics – How to Problem Solve Within Library Staff; Scheduling for Small/ Medium Buildings
What to do when your clerk and librarian call off, and oh, wait, your shelver can’t make it in either? Don’t panic! Come and listen and/or share in this open forum. We will discuss how to ‘get by’ on minimum staffing levels at smaller libraries.
Intended Audience: Support and Circulation Staff; General Interest
Sponsor: Supportive Staff Division
NW: Jacey Duffer and Andrea Vallejo, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Me…a Leader?! – Positioning Yourself for Career Success
Do you want to take on a leadership role in your organization, but are not sure where to start? If the answer is “yes,” come join this lively panel discussion of library professionals. The presenters will share their experiences and answer your questions about how to achieve career success.
Intended Audience: General Interest
Sponsor: Human Resources and Trainer Development Division
C/SE, N: Steve Haynie, Cuyahoga County Public Library; Laurie Marotta and Aurora Martinez, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library; Amy Switzer, Shaker Heights Public Library
Merit-Based Pay: How to Survive and Succeed if Your Library Moves to a Merit-Based Pay System
Throughout the state there is a lot of talk about public employees moving to a performance/ merit-based pay system. Do you know what a merit-based pay system is? Is your library considering moving to this type of compensation system? Has your library already moved to one and are you concerned about your future? If so, join Robin Wood, former Public Library Director and HR Manager, as she explains the basics of merit-based pay. She will explain what it is, how these types of systems generally work, and how you can survive and succeed if your library moves to this type of compensation system.
Intended Audience: General Interest
Sponsor: Human Resources and Trainer Development Division N, NW: Robin S. Wood, Robinwood Consulting, LLC
More for Your Money: Programming with Your Children’s Librarian
We will cover a variety of ways teen librarians and children’s librarians can collaborate to provide and promote relevant, educational, and fun programming for youth in a cost-efficient way that supports the 40 Developmental Assets. We will have three areas of focus. The first will be the importance of providing diverse presenters; finding free presenters; and utilizing the talents of your staff, patrons, and teens. The second will be focused on possible program ideas, including successful collaborations from our urban library. The third will be focused on creative and inexpensive ways to promote these programs in your community. Handouts will be provided.
Intended Audience: Children’s and YA/Teen Services Staff
Sponsor: Southwest Chapter
SW: Marni Blanken and Kate Toebbe, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Naturally Cool: High Interest Science Books for Kids
Discover awesome nonfiction titles that kids will love to explore and share. These books appeal to children’s curiosity, stimulate questioning, and encourage personal connections all while building factual knowledge and vocabulary. Selections are geared for ages 7-10 (grades 2-5) but many are applicable to middle school interests as well. Join us for an information investigation, from the wacky to the weird, it’s all 100 percent cool!
Intended Audience: Children’s Services Staff Sponsor: Children’s Services Division
C/SE: Susan Carr, Westerville Public Library NE: Ariel Sawyer, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Outrageous Teen Games to Keep ‘Em Coming Back
Have you ever dreamed of throwing cheese curls at someone’s head (covered with shaving cream) to see how many you can get to stick? How about a game where you get the opportunity to dump some confetti, feathers, or water over their head? Have you ever put a nylon stocking with a ball in the foot, on your head to bowl? If so, this program is for you! It will focus on unusual and fun games that teens love, at very little cost. We will encourage you to “think outside the box” for this program and get your creative juices flowing. Included in this session will be hands-on instructions for creating a flying mouse balloon and other very simple balloon sculptures you can learn and use with your teens. By adding these games to your repertoire, your teens will keep coming back for more!
Intended Audience: YA/Teen Services Staff Sponsor: Young Adult Services Division NW: Debbie Henricks, Evergreen Community Library
Bring this program booklet with you the day of the conference. DO NOT DISCARD this program after registering. Program booklets may not be available onsite.
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