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Innovation (and a training opportunity) next door

Thursday, April 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cassondra Vick
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Don't want to sweat it out in Orlando in June? Come to SWON's Spring Training Symposium in May!

Can’t attend ALA this summer? Not going to make it to PLA this weekend? Don’t really like to travel anyway? That’s OK, because SWON has a great and diverse lineup of innovators that live right next door to you. No need to travel to Denver when Dayton will do!

For this year's Staff Training Symposium, we’ve got a number of library leaders lined up to talk about what new ideas they’ve developed in their libraries, and the whys and hows of these changes. They’ll even open it up for questions so you can ask what you’ve always been wondering about the changes you see in your library and those around you.

Speakers on this panel will include: Melida Busch, director of Cincinnati Children’s Pratt Research Library, Ken Gibson, director of Xavier University’s library, Cherie Roeth, director of Bradford Public, Dave Schroeder, director of the Kenton County Public Library system, Kim Senft-Paras, director of the Washington-Centerville Public Library and member of the Ohio Library Council Board of Directors and the Government Relations Legislative Network Committee and Jennifer Spillman, who manages both the Temporary Main Library and the Adult Services Division and system-wide adult programs for the Dayton Metro Library.

As you can see, this is a diverse group of leaders from a wide variety of libraries, so no matter what type of library, size of organization or the environment you work in, this panel is for you! But that’s not all! After the panel, there will be breakout sessions for a variety of interests, from a session on how to land that academic library job, an introduction to election resources for your patrons, Reader’s Advisory advice, and a class on how to develop your career path.

Lunch, a tour of the new Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Public Library and a free gift included, but hurry! Early bird registration ends next week!

Register here for the Spring Staff Training Symposium, May 11th in Dayton, Ohio. Register by April 15th for $10 off.

~Cassondra Vick, Technology Educator, SWON Libraries

"Innovators Next Door" Agenda

Join us at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Public Library for a day full of innovation. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost!

9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:30am Panel
12:00pm to 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm to 3:00pm Breakout Sessions

  1. First Set of Breakout Sessions 12:45-1:45pm
    1. Election Resources withJay Burton,SERLS Executive Director
    2. How to Apply to Academic Libraries withKen Gibson, Xavier University
  2. Second Set of Breakout Sessions 2:00-3:00pm
    1. Readers AdvisorywithEmily Wichman
    2. Developing Your Career with Northern Kentucky University Staff

3:00pm to 3:30pm Wrap up: Feedback forms and parting gifts

Deadline Extended!--Call for Proposals ALAO 2016

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our call for breakout session proposals for the 2016 ALAO conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 28th at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. The theme this year is "User Experience: Exceeding User Expectation By Design". More information and submission guidelines are available on the attached PDF or the conference website.

The deadline for submitting breakout session proposals is April 15th. The call for poster sessions and roundtables will be coming out soon.


      To submit a proposal, use the online submission form.
If you have questions, please contact Carrie Girton at

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