Programs

7.18.2018 - Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Training for Management
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7.25.2018 - Patron Privacy 101
How do you protect patron privacy in the digital age?  Online activities like job searching and social media have presented challenges in keeping our personal information from being shared.  Join us as we discuss the importance of patron . . .
8.1.2018 - If It's Broke, Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively
If It’s Broke Fix It: Handling Leftover Challenges Effectively . . .
8.7.2018 - Canva Creative
This webinar will introduce library staff to Canva and share how Cuyahoga Falls Library is using their account to create easy and attractive signage, assist with social media marketing and increase circulation.  . . .
8.9.2018 - Opioids in Communities--Libraries in Response
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8.15.2018 - A Firm Grasp: The Nonverbals of Influential Leaders
Use body language to persuade others, manage conflict, project authority and work towards generating positive and welcoming professional connections. . . .
8.21.2018 - Best Practices in Performance Documentation
Proper employee performance documentation can protect a library from future litigation and benefits its employees by providing concrete and specific feedback on areas in need of improvement. . . .
9.6.2018 - Communication Is a Two-way Street When It Comes to Change
When you think about change, are you excited about embarking on a new adventure or are you dreading the unknown?  For most people, acceptance of change is often dependent upon what the proposed change is, whether or not they had input to the . . .
9.6.2018 - Weeding 101
Weeding, the withdrawal of materials from a library’s collection, is a necessary process of collection development. Some library professionals, however, may find the task of weeding daunting. Why should we weed? How often should we weed? What . . .
9.11.2018 - How to Develop and Execute a Marketing and Communications Plan for Your Library
You've heard all about it and know it's important, but just how do you create and leverage it to the best of your library's advantage? During this hands-on workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of the importance of developing and executing . . .
9.12.2018 - Library Website Design: Is Your Site an Obstacle Course?
Library websites can be prone to a number of issues that frustrate their users. Many sites use outdated conventions, anecdotal "data" or fail to use standard practices, resulting in poor experiences for patrons, and a loss of credibility . . .
9.14.2018 - Branch Managers Network Meeting
Here is an opportunity to share your challenges and successes with other branch managers within the region.  Please send agenda items to Emily Crilley. . . .
9.25.2018 - The Art of Managing Student Workers
The management of student workers brings its own unique set of challenges and rewards.  Whether you are managing work study students in a university library or regular student employees in a public or special library, there are many aspects to . . .
9.26.2018 - Disaster Planning: Are You Prepared?
You never know when disaster will strike.  It is important to be prepared and to plan for the unforeseen. . . .
9.27.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy - 3rd Face to Face Session
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Twinsburg Public Library  9:30 -3:30 . . .
9.28.2018 - New Supervisors Network Meeting
Being a new supervisor can be a daunting experience.  The ability to share successes and find answers to your challenges can go a long way toward making the transition a positive one.  Please join us for this self-directed group open to all . . .
10.17.2018 - Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking
Soft Skills for Strong Management: Cultivating Good Critical Thinking . . .
10.18.2018 - Construction and Facilities Network Meeting
Join your colleagues for a round table discussion about the latest issues affecting construction and facilities in libraries. Please send agenda items to Shawna Keringer
10.23.2018 - Brainstorming and Innovation
Brainstorming is an incredibly powerful innovation tool. From solving problems to generating creative, groundbreaking ideas, the act of brainstorming can spark fresh and extraordinary concepts, vision and actions.  Is there a systematic way to . . .
10.30.2018 - Make Your Library Deaf-Friendly
Join Ben Gulyas, Deaf Services Coordinator at the Coventry Village Branch of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, who will talk about the various aspects of making your library Deaf-friendly.  He will give tips for . . .
11.2.2018 - Managing Staff Remotely
Managing staff remotely is not always easy.  Receive ideas and tips on how to effectively manage remote staff from Enda Bracken and Caroline Vicchiarelli,  two experienced Branch Services Directors at the Cuyahoga County Public . . .
11.8.2018 - New Supervisors' Academy - Final Face to Face Session
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library  9:30 -3:30 . . .
11.13.2018 - College Readiness: A collaboration between local schools and colleges
As the number of students enrolled in College Credit Plus courses continues to rise across the state, many colleges and universities find themselves challenged to adequately serve and provide support to this unique group of students.  Columbus . . .
11.29.2018 - Data-driven Collection Development
Are you struggling to make the best collection choices for your community?  Why not make data-driven decisions for your collection?  Learn how Deb Lambert, Director of Collection Management, Indianapolis Public Library, uses evidence-based . . .
12.7.2018 - Ohio's Open Meeting Act & Records Retention Basics
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