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Spring 2017 Membership Meeting: May 17th

Leaders of potential member institutions as well as long-time supporters are invited to come learn what SWON is all about and what we're planning for the future. Also, there will be a chance to meet with Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and hear Kim Fender, Director of the Cincinnati Library, give us an overview of Foresight Studies.

If you aren't meeting with a SIG at 10 am, then you are welcome to join us at noon for lunch and networking, and then beginning at 1pm, Kim Fender of PLCH will present "No Surprises!"

"No Surprises" is the motto of the University of Houston's Foresight Studies Program. This presentation will discuss how to anticipate and plan for changes to the advantage of our libraries and communities using the techniques taught in the Foresight Studies Program.  

The Membership Meeting, where you can find out what we've accomplished and what we're planning, will begin at 2:30 pm.

You are welcome to come at noon for lunch, at 1:00 to hear Kim Fender or at 2:30 to be present only for the Membership Meeting! Even if you will not be attending all day, please register and if you will not be joining us for lunch, email us at and we will provide you with a code so that you are not charged for a meal.

We hope to see you there!


-SWON Staff

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Level-Up Lab: Building a professional network with LinkedIn

Sometimes, who you know it just as important as what you know.  A well built network is an essential part of getting things done for yourself, your department, your organization and others. LinkedIn is the social media tool for developing a network beyond just the people you meet face to face. It is the go to tool to develop local, national and international relationships, share professional knowledge and be of service to people like and different than yourself.

This 2 hour presentation from Donald I. Crews will be of value to the novice or experienced user, from the basics to tips and tricks. The massive changes to the user interface that have been rolling out since the beginning of the year will also be addressed.

Level-Up labs are always free but space is limited. So register today to reserve your spot!


Building a professional network with LinkedIn 
FREE for everyone
5/12/2017 - Blue Ash, Ohio

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SWON & ALAO present: Telling your story - Using acting techniques to engage your audience

ALAO and SWON Libraries Consortium are partnering on a series of 3-4 "Innovation Conversations" webinars a year. These Webinars will allow attendees to hear about exciting new opportunities and participate in a dialogue with the presenters. Our next joint webinar, "Telling your story: Using acting techniques to engage your audience" is coming up soon!

Looking to improve your public speaking? This web event will introduce you to acting techniques that can help you better connect with your audience and improve engagement with your material. All aspects of creating and delivering a presentation will be touched upon, from word choice to visuals to presentation style.

Our ALAO/SWON "Innovation Conversations" are free for SWON Supporting Members and for ALAO Members. Join ALAO today for this and other great benefits!


Telling your story - Using acting techniques to engage your audience
FREE for employees of SWON Supporting Member Institutions
FREE for ALAO Members (register here)
$20 for members in SWON's Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
5/10/2017 - Online

ALAO Members: register here
Everyone Else: register here



PCI Webinar - Growing Your Brand with Social Media

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 up: "Growing Your Brand with Social Media." Social media is everywhere these days, and if your library isn’t “plugged in,” then it is missing out on a huge marketing opportunity.

In this webinar, we will discuss how a large portion of patrons experience their library’s culture and brand through their online presence, specifically through social media. We will identify ways in which you can better utilize your brand throughout the seemingly countless number of platforms out there with just a few key tricks.


PCI Webinar - Growing Your Brand with Social Media
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$20 for members in our Ohio service area
$25 for everyone else
5/18/2017 - Online

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

      We love providing you with a list of upcoming events both in our region and across the country. With our current reduced staff, we will not be providing detailed listings, but do encourage you to check out our calendar for all the upcoming events. Thank you for your understanding.


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Blue Ash, OH 45242

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