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SWON Weekly: Take 5 for YA, Webinars for Leaders & a Conference for Technical Services

Wednesday, March 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Take 5: A Day of Youth Services Dialogue - Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going: Empowering Youth Advocates

Take 5 is a day of dialogue and discovery for teen services staff, school librarians and associates, and other youth advocates. The 6th annual Take 5 event continues our exploration of creative approaches, new ideas, collaboration, and network-building to inspire you and help you recharge.

Our featured speaker, Katrina Kittle, novelist and TedX speaker, will share tools to create positive change for ourselves and our young people. There will be panel of experts from various fields will address ways to support vulnerable and marginalized young people; interactive brainstorming and reflection sessions to encourage attendees to exchange ideas, share successes, and inspire each other; and even LEGO challenges to build teamwork and demonstrate how to easily incorporate STEAM into your programs.

We'll have hands-on activity stations -- from kitchen science to electronic textiles, ukuleles to unicycles -- that will provide you a wealth of ideas to bring back to your workplace and community. The Take 5 planning team also invites attendees to contribute to "Windows to our World", an informal visual display of successful activities, services and programs offered at attendees’ organizations, available for attendees to enjoy throughout the day, and a featured component of the afternoon session. 

More info can be found at

The cost of Take 5 is very affordable at $10 for the day, which includes food. However, Take 5 would like to hear the unique perspective of highly qualified museum or art educators, school employees, or other youth advocates outside the public library field and they are offering a scholarship for those who meet the above criteria, which includes $100 towards travel expenses. The deadline is very soon, but we did want to share! All applications must be submitted by March 10, 2017. Details are at

Space is limited for Take 5 and over half the spots have already been claimed, so if you'd like to join your collegues on May 5th in Dayton, OH, you'll need to register now! Registration is supported by SWON Libraries and you can sign up at

-SWON Libraries and the Take 5 Committee

Take 5 is supported by LSTA funds administered by the State Library of Ohio and by a generous contribution from SWON. This event is sponsored by SWON Libraries Consortium and Dayton Metro Library.


SWON Webinar - Getting  Teens in Your Library: Tips & Tricks on Class Visits & Mastering Outreach


Speaking of teens, SWON will be hosting a webinar just for YA Staff on 3/14 presented by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's own Teen Spot librarian, Jami Thompson. 

Have you been trying to bring more teens into your library? Are you not sure what sorts of activities or services you can do for teen outreach to the local schools? Not sure where to start with outreach? If you have these questions, then this webinar is for you!

Join us as we learn from Jami Thompson, from TeenSpot at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, as she discusses various tips and tricks for getting teens into your library by conducting outreach at your local schools. Learn how to plan class visits, promote your library to the teens, and master outreach.

Getting  Teens in Your Library 
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
03/14/1017 - Online

  Register Here  


PCI Webinar - Library Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence is Your Link to Success & Managing Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors


SWON is pleased to be able to provide PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price).

Next week: "Library Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence is Your Link to Successe" & "Managing Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors.

Managing Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors will cover how to have professional conversations that foster healthy attitude, to embrace different communication styles, but achieve the same positive outcomes, techniques to build an environment of trust, and plans to help shift work-place dynamics to a more positive collaboration.

Emotional Intelligence has been proven to be one of the most important factors in being an effective leader. Library Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence is Your Link to Success will show you what Emotional Intelligence is, and more importantly, how to use it to enhance your professional and personal life.

Library leaders of all types should register soon!

How Emotional Intelligence is Your Link to Success or 
Managing Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
03/14 & 3/16, 2017 - Online

  Register Here  


Tech Services: OVGSTL is almost here


Take 5 isn't the only big library event happening in May. May 21st to the  23rd the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Service Librarians will be hosting their conference at Cincinnati's own Xavier University.

This conference focuses on technical services by design as we seek to update, upgrade and uplift existing services to provide better service and selection to our users. All of this technology is for people and technical services continues to work to improve management and workflow skills and to provide outreach to new areas, materials, and services within the library and without while wresting with new security and privacy issues.

All 3 days are only $120 and there are 1 day passes as well. Take a look at

  Register Here  

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Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place


SWON Webinar - Getting teens in your library: Tips and tricks on class visits and mastering outreach
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
3/14/2017 - Online

Library Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence is Your Link to Success
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
3/14/2017 - Online

PCI Webinar - Managing Bad Attitudes and Negative Behaviors
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
3/16/2017 - Online

Academic Librarians Interest Group (ALIG) SIG
SWON SIGs are always FREE
3/15/2017 - Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Webinar - Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (including terminations)
FREE (a Volunteer Match event)
3/16/2017 - Online

Webinar - Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection
FREE (a Connecting to Collections event)
3/16/2017 - Online


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Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months

x/x/2017 - xxx

Emerging Tech Symposium: Makerspaces and Fablabs
4/4/2017 - Twinsburg, Ohio

Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children
4/6/2017 to 4/7/2017 - Kent, Ohio

KPLA Conference
4/19/2017 to 4/21/2017 - Lexington, Kentucky

Google Apps for Education - Bluegrass Summit
4/22/2017 to 4/23/2017 - Elizabethtown, Kentucky


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