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Treasuring Your Talent: Rewarding and Retaining Your Top Performers


Just like any other type of organization, libraries need to identify ways to retain their star employees. In these tough economic times, it becomes even more crucial to look for ways to show gratitude while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. In this session, we will discuss employee recognition strategies that truly make an impact to keep your top performers happy, challenged, and appreciated.


Intended Audience: Administrative Staff


Sponsor: Human Resources and Trainer Development Division C/SE: Julie Whitt, Upper Arlington Public Library


Videogames: NOT Just for Kids and Teens


The Atari generation has grown up, and they continue to play videogames. Are you ready for them in your library?


Intended Audience: Adult Services and Outreach Staff; General Interest


Sponsor: Northeast Chapter


NE: Shawn D. Walsh, Northeast Ohio Regional Library System


Web-Based Programming for Library Users


Have you heard the buzz about libraries providing online programming for their patrons? The question many library professionals are asking is: “How will this service help us to meet the needs of our users and raise the bar in adult programming for our library?” Jay Burton, from SERLS, and Andrew Sanderbeck from PCI Webinars will give you the latest information you need to know about this emerging opportunity to have Web-based training delivered in and through your library to your users’ desktop. This program will


include demonstrations and discussions


on how easy the technology is for public and academic libraries to use, and on how live and On-Demand programs will help you meet the programming needs of your users and expand your potential audience while reducing the cost of serving your users.


Intended Audience: Administrative, Adult Services, Genealogy and Local History, Marketing and PR, Outreach, and Support and Circulation Staff


Sponsor: Hosting Chapter


C/SE, N, NW, SW: Jay Burton, SERLS; Andrew Sanderbeck, PCI Webinars


Weeding Collections


Does weeding your library collections feel like weeding your garden? It’s a never-ending process which involves a lot more than the physical condition of the item. Join this session to learn tips towards becoming a pro in evaluating and weeding your library materials.


Intended Audience: Adult, Children’s Services, Support and Circulation, and YA/Teen Services Staff


Sponsor: Central/Southeast Chapters C/SE: Arvind Kochar, Lane Libraries


What You See is What You Get? Effective Signage


First impressions, hidden materials, and patron misdirection – it’s amazing what good library signage vs. poor signage can do for your library. Guidelines and tips will be presented in a lively, discussion-format presentation.


Intended Audience: Administrative, Marketing and PR Staff; General Interest


Sponsor: Northwest Chapter NW: Abby Noland, Preble County District Library


Win-Win-Win with INFOhio: Your Partner in Working with PreK-6 Students, School Librarians, Teachers, and Parents


A seamless learning experience creates a win- win-win for public libraries, school libraries, and elementary students. Learn how to bridge research in the public library with what your children and families need to know about INFOhio-developed and INFOhio-specific digital resources used in Ohio schools. You will gain an understanding of the INFOhio website, how the resources are organized and what students in 2,500 Ohio schools see when they use INFOhio. Also included will be INFOhio CAT/CATJr., the Discovery Portal, Digital Video Collection, Research Project Calculator, and eBook Collection. See how INFOhio’s offerings can help your library be more successful in your work with PreK-6 students, their schools, and their families.


Intended Audience: Children’s Services Staff Sponsor: Children’s Services Division


N: Paula Deal, INFOhio NW: Judy Swerline, Northwest Ohio Computer Association


SW: Gayle Geitgey, INFOhio REMEMBER


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.


YA Authors: Beyond the Book


Young adult authors John Green, Cassandra Clare, and Lauren Myracle all have something in common – they like reaching out to their teen audience beyond their books. Learn how these authors (and others) have connected to their audience through social media. Young adult authors who use media to connect to their teen audience have created the ultimate connection – the kind that keeps the teens coming back for more even after the book has been closed. Learn how you can use what authors offer ‘beyond their books’ for library programs, displays, and more.


Intended Audience: YA/Teen Services Staff Sponsor: Young Adult Services Division NE: Lisa Marie Barcich, Stark County District Library


You Can Do Programming with Sign Language – Yes, You Can!


Think you can’t do stories in ASL for your story- time? Yes, you can! Come learn some basics “out of the box” stories and other signs to incorporate into your storytimes from Abby Noland, a “hearie” from the deaf community who has taught ASL classes for more than 15 years. Still popular and still proven to help caregivers and babies communicate, Baby Signs is a valuable addition to your library’s programming. They are also lots of fun to learn!


Intended Audience: Children’s Services Staff Sponsor: Northwest Chapter NW: Abby Noland, Preble County District Library


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