Registration is now open for the 2010 OLC Expo on Sept. 10 at the Ohio Expo Center’s Lausche Building in Columbus. The Expo is full of opportunities to meet with vendors showcasing money-saving products and services, hear top-notch speakers, network with your peers, and win fabulous prizes. Plus, attendees get all this for FREE – talk about “striking it rich”!
This year’s featured speakers include:
Check out the Expo section of the OLC website for more information on the OPLIN Stakeholder’s Meeting, the OLC Annual Business Meeting, vendor product demos, OLC Connects! and, of course, how to get free books. Attendance at the 2010 OLC Expo is free but registration is requested for entry in the door prize raffle. Register today and make plans to connect with your colleagues from across the state.
Making Connections with Museums
(this is the same workshop offered in April, we are offering one more section at this time, space is very limited)
Two hours of graduate credit FREE!
Available to Teams of Ohio K-12 Educators
Offered by the Kent State School of Library & Information Science
Dr. Carolyn S. Brodie and Dr. Greg Byerly are offering online workshops this spring through a $622,816 grant, Museums, Libraries, and K-12 School Libraries and Teachers – making connections, from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
The online workshop will focus on teacher-school librarian collaboration and is designed to help teachers and school librarians become aware of the resources and services offered by local museums and historical societies, as well as web-based resources available from museums around the world.
Participants will receive 2-hours graduate credit from the Kent State School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) after satisfactorily participating in the workshop and completing required exercises and assignments.
The workshop will begin Monday, May 24th, and conclude Monday, June 28th. The content of the workshop will be presented via asynchronous video by Dr.s Brodie and Byerly. In terms of time required, the video lectures will total approximately 6-8 hours over the four-week period. There will be exercises to be completed as part of these content video lectures. Each participant will also be expected to visit a museum or historical society and complete a related assignment. Participants will spend a substantial amount of time working together as a team. Each participant will complete a pathfinder as part of a unit in conjunction with their team.
There are no scheduled times of participation. The videos can be viewed at any time. While there will be due dates for exercises, they can be completed at any time prior to those dates. Workshop students will be assigned to discussion groups and expected to participate regularly, but there will be no synchronous sessions.
The workshop will provide an introduction to museums, including an overview of the various types of museums (history, natural history, art, science, and botanical gardens and zoos). It will also emphasize the educational role of museums and the resources that are available from local museums, historical societies, and archives in Ohio.
Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of Riches, Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America ($42 value), published by the American Association of Museums in 2006. Reviewers found this book to be “highly illustrated, exhaustively researched, and eminently readable,” as well as “coffee-table beautiful.” There will be required reading assignments from this text.
RULES & INSTRUCTIONS
(1) An application (see below) must be submitted by May 14th, 2010. Please note: The workshops may fill before the deadline date, if interested in attending please submit your application as soon as possible.
(2) Participants must be part of a team. A team must consist of one school librarian and either one or two teachers in the same building. A district can submit applications for no more than two teams, but there can be no overlap of people between teams.
(3) Participant teams will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of an acceptable application. Once an application is accepted each member will submit a registration form (explained below in #6).
(4) It is anticipated that 12-15 teams will be selected from around Ohio.
(5) Selected teams will be notified beginning May 17th. All teams will be notified by May 19th.
(6) Each team member will be responsible for completing their own official university workshop registration form. Please note: the registration and application (described in #3 above), are two different forms. Further information will be included in the notification of acceptance.
(7) These workshops complement and expand the workshops which were offered around Ohio in spring 2007 and 2009. Anyone who took one of those workshops can also apply for these workshops.
The school librarian, as the designated team leader, must submit the application for the team. The following information must be included:
1. Names and email addresses of all team members, with job titles
2. Phone number for the Team Leader (i.e., the librarian)
3. Name of school district and the building name
4. Mailing address of the school (to receive copies of the book)
5. Partnership Description
Briefly (200 words maximum) describe why your team came together and, more specifically, what you hope to accomplish by completing this workshop, both individually and as a team. Since the final project will be a unit of instruction using the two or three pathfinders developed, explain your tentative idea for a topic or theme that your team would plan and develop, if accepted into the workshop. Projects can be as broad as art history or as specific as Claude Monet. Indicate subject level and grade level.
Submit your team application to: email@example.com no later than Friday, May 14th. Reminder: The workshop may fill before this date, please register early.
Contact: Michelle Baldini firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Baldini, MLS
Grant Coordinator, SLIS/ILILEwww.ilile.org
BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
At the ARSL conference in Gatlinburg, I learned that a lot of ARSL members aren’t aware that BCR offers semi-regular free webinars on Fridays covering a wide range of library topics. Several people I talked to expressed interest, so I thought I’d give a quick mention of it on the list. You can always access a list of all scheduled Free Friday Forums (or FFFs or F3s as I like to call them) here:
I’ll be hosting a 3-part “drive by” series of these early next year that I think might be of particular interest to this group. It’s called Hot Tools for Tough Times and will focus on a selection of cool and cheap or free tech tools that can help you and your patrons weather the current economic storm just a little bit better. I developed it with small and rural libraries in mind. As an added bonus, Kieran Hixon, who presents regularly at ARSL, will be co-presenting with me on Part 2!
Again, these are totally free, but they do require registration and space is limited. Descriptions for the three I’ll be doing in January/February are below my signature. If anyone has any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Recommendations for other F3s are always welcome, too!
If you’re on Facebook, become a fan of BCR to be notified of further training opportunities.
If you’re not, you can always subscribe to our newsletter or RSS feeds:
Emerging Technology Trainer
14394 E Evans Ave
Aurora CO 80014
October 21-23, 2009 – Columbus Convention Center
Special Offer: OLC members may attend the conference at the OELMA member rate.
The conference will feature nationally known speakers, such as David Loertscher and Nancy J. Keane (who was listed as one of Library Journal’s 2009 Movers & Shakers) and other great authors including Betsy Lewin, Pete Hautman, Lauren Myracle, and Tony Abbott. We are also very excited to have Ingrid Law, author of Savvy, which was selected as a 2009 Newbery Honor book as well as Mike Sullivan an expert on boys and reading. In addition to sessions, Sullivan will be the featured speaker at the OELMA Author and Awards Luncheon taking place on Friday, Oct. 23. Go to: http://www.oelma.org/Conference/2009/authors%20flyer.pdf to learn about ALL of the featured authors/speakers who will be attending the OELMA Conference.
In addition to authors, the OELMA Conference will host over 65 different educational sessions including ten featured authors and speakers that are sure to inspire. Go to http://www.oelma.org/Conference.htm to access links to the Thursday and Friday sessions. Two preconference sessions will be held at the State Library of Ohio on Wednesday from 4-7pm (a box lunch will be provided): The Tech Savvy Booktalker with Nancy Keane and What’s New with New Literacies? with William Kist . The OELMA Conference is also a great time to visit with various library vendors.
On Thursday evening OELMA will host our fourth annual AuthorPalooza event from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Authors from around the state will be on hand to sign and read from their books, offer Q&A sessions and discuss their work. AuthorPalooza admission is INCLUDED in registration for the OELMA Conference, so register today. Guests can also attend AuthorPalooza by paying $10 at the door (check or cash only). AuthorPalooza is a great way to see local authors that can be booked economically for public library programs, too. Participating authors include: Betsy Lewin, David Loertscher, Tony Abbott, Pete Hautman, Ingrid Law, Lauren Myracle, and Shelley Pearsall, among others.
Register today at (https://www.tandmservices.com/oelma2009/ )
OLSSI will once again offer classes for library support staff. Outstanding classes, programs, and lectures, along with evening entertainment & activities!
The Ohio Library Support Staff Institute is here to teach, develop, and renew the opportunities and education of library assistants and support staff. You’ll meet public, school, special, and academic library employees at this annual event, where we’ll all learn new skills to enhance the work we do, and ways to better utilize the skills we have!
* The economy is difficult for everyone, particularly libraries. OLSSI has worked
hard to keep the same registration price for eight consecutive years, $225.00.
* To help further, we are offering 3 full scholarships this year to first-time attendees!
* And to go one step even further, from April 1 – May 15 we offering a discounted
Early Bird registration rate of just $200.00
* Regular registration will run May 15th – July 15th.
For more information visit us online at
NLM Gateway/ClinicalTrials.gov, PubMed®, and TOXNET®
State Library of Ohio April 27-29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
1:00pm to 4:30pm
The NLM Gateway allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing “one-stop searching” for many of NLM’s information resources or databases, including: PubMed®, MedlinePLUS, TOXNET®, Meeting Abstracts, and many more. It will be of particular interest to public and consumer health medical librarians, as well as consumers.
PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
8:30am to 5:00pm
This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers.
TOXNET® and Beyond (6 MLA CE Hours)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
9:00am to 4:00pm
This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching NLM’s TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Students learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature. Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus.
All classes will be HANDS ON and will be taught by the National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC) in conjunction with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) and the State Library of Ohio.
Health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases may attend.
To REGISTER for any or all of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link (http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html).
For further information about the site location, please contact:
The Wayne State Library and Information Science Program has a number of fully-online degree and certificate programs that might interest you, your employees, and your patrons. For these fully-online programs, the tuition and fees are the same regardless of geographic location. Online students pay the same rate as Michigan students!
We are the top-ranked ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program that caters solely to master’s students. Our program is well-known for training tech-savvy graduates prepared to work in diverse library and information science environments. In addition, our tuition costs are among the lowest nationwide.
Our fully-online programs include:
• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS): applications for the Spring/Summer 2009 semester are now being accepted. All application materials must be received by February 15, 2009 to be considered.
• Graduate Certificate in Information Management for Librarians: this 15-hour (5 course) certificate focuses on the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information.
• Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (RIM): this 15-hour (5 course) certificate provides professional education to individuals wishing to successfully manage records and information within public and private sector organizations.
Complete details about these programs are available on our website: www.lisp.wayne.edu. Any questions can be directed to our Academic Services Officer, Megen Rehahn, by email to email@example.com or toll-free phone to 877.263.2665.
Thank you for helping to get the word out about these new online programs!
The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) and the State Library of Ohio are pleased to announce plans for the ninth Library Leadership Ohio to be held in the summer of 2010. Building upon a decade of this nationally recognized program spearheaded by CAMLS and NEO-RLS, the State Library of Ohio is taking the lead role in Library Leadership Ohio.
Library Leadership Ohio is a biennial intensive, residential leadership education program. Graduates of the first eight classes have seen their visions manifested within their organizations. State Librarian Jo Budler served as a mentor for the past two Library Leadership Ohio programs. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this innovative program that has developed the talents of many leaders now serving Ohio’s libraries,” said Budler. “In the sprit of ongoing collaboration and appreciation for NEO-RLS’s successful 2008 program, we welcome their participation in the 2010.”
“The 2008 program that NEO-RLS led was extremely successful, however we recognize that leadership programs of this caliber in other states are normally coordinated by their state library,” noted NEO-RLS Executive Director Bill Martino. “We are confident that the State Library of Ohio will build upon this program’s success, and continue to broaden the diversification and participation of this nationally recognized program. “
The Regional Library Systems of Ohio are hosting a series of performer showcases throughout the state this fall. While many public librarians will be attending these showcases to plan for the 2009 summer reading program, this is also a great chance for school librarians to check out possible performers for their next school event! A brochure listing the details for these events available for downloading!
Cheilon Mitchell, CE Coordinator
Southeast Regional Library System (SERLS)
252 W. 13th Street
Wellston, OH 45692
740-384-2103 ext. 2
Each year the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) awards scholarships to persons currently working in a professional, para-professional, or support position in a technical services area in an Ohio library, or to persons currently taking technical services related course work/training who plan a career in Technical Services.
NOTSL is now accepting applications for scholarships to fund activities that take place in the calendar year, from January to December of 2009.
Send your scholarship requests now. The deadline for the 2009 award is December 8th and the recipients will receive the scholarship award notification in early January.
One of these scholarships will be designated as the Jane Myers Cataloging and Metadata Scholarship and will be awarded to an individual whose focus is primarily on Technical Services Librarianship as it relates to cataloging. Applicants need not indicate that they are applying specifically for this scholarship, but only applicants who meet the Myers Scholarship’s criteria will be considered for this special designation.”
Applications are available on the NOTSL website at:
For additional information, contact Christopher Thornton, NOTSL Scholarship Chair at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-6229.