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SWON News - Early Bird Discounts, Identity Theft, and CE Credits

Monday, June 4, 2018  
Posted by: Emily Wages
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Early Bird Discounts for Children's Literature Events

Does your job involve reading to or otherwise selecting books for children? Coming up in the next few months, SWON is hosting its twenty-third annual Picture Book Read-In and will also participate in OKI (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Children's Literature Conference) in November. For each of these events, there are early bird specials!

Our Picture Book Read-In is a program for Collection Development staff, Children's Librarians, Teachers, Childcare Workers, and anyone else who selects and/or reads books for children. We provide thousands of recent titles (usually from the last two years) loaned to us for this event from six local public library systems. Each attendee receives a guide listing all of the books. The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading picture books, discussing possible story time options with your peers, and two presentations. If you register by July 13th, you will receive $5 off your ticket!

In November, OKI's Yearly Children's Literature Conference will focus on the theme "#ReadLocal - Discovering Treasures in Your Own Backyard" and will feature the authors & illustrators Adam Watkins of Ohio, Heather Henson of Kentucky, and April Pulley Sayre of Indiana. Please see for more information. Register before October 13th and get $10 off!

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


PCI Webinar - Helping Your Patrons with Identity Theft

Do you have patrons that need help with identity theft? A recent report from Equifax stated that someone’s identity is now stolen every 2 seconds!

In this informative program learn more about, the federal government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft. It’s now easier for victims of identity theft to report it and recover from it. The site allows patrons to get a personal recovery plan that walks them through each step; update their personal plan and track their progress; and print pre-filled letters & forms to send to credit bureaus, businesses, and debt collectors

Find out what to steps your patrons can take if they suspect identity theft (whether it’s related to credit accounts, tax returns, minor children, or medical records) and how to spot imposter scams, a prevalent and evolving fraud that can lead to identity theft.

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for PCI Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing. SWON provides PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price), so there's no reason not to register today! 


PCI Webinar - Helping Your Patrons with Identity Theft
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
7/19/2018 - Online


  Register Here  


Continuing Education Credits for Three States with SWON

Thanks to the Indiana State Library, SWON's webinars and live events all provide LEU (Indiana's version of a CEU) to any Indiana librarian or staff who attends. In Ohio, OLC also blanket approves all CE offered by SWON and KDLA in Kentucky accepts most of our CE credits as well. SWON provides reliable, quality continuing education credits to libraries of all types throughout the Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky tri-state area. Our event calendar includes free and valuable continuing education resources from outside institutions, making SWON's calendar a one-stop shop for your continuing education needs, whether they be in person or online. 

-SWON Staff

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

      Public Library Adult Program Planners Network Special Interest Group Meeting (PLAPPN)
SWON SIGs are always FREE
6/6/2018 - Springboro, OH

TrainingMag Webinar - Dealing with Difficult Participants
FREE (a TrainingMag event)
6/11/2018 - Online

WebJunction Webinar - Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library
FREE (a WebJunction event)
6/12/2018 - Online

Children's Literature Evaluation Group (CLEAR) - Kentucky
$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join CLEAR
$100 per year for everyone else to Join CLEAR
Free books included with cost!
6/14/2018 - City, ST

YALSA Webinar - Learning Experiences
FREE (a YALSA event)
6/14/2018 - Online

NEO-RLS Webinar - Personal Librarian Program: What worked, what didn't, and how to get one started
$40 (a NEO-RLS event)
6/14/2018 - Online

Speaking Up for Libraries
$15 (Not a SWON Event)
6/15/2018 - Columbus, OH


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

      Opioids in Communities: Libraries in Response
8/7/2018 - Dayton, OH

Picture Book Read-In
8/17/2018 - Milford, OH

Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference
9/13/2018 to 9/14/2018 - Portland, OR

2018 ALSC National Institute
9/27/2018 to 9/29/2018 - Cincinnati, OH

Internet Librarian 2018
10/16/2018 to 10/18/2018 - Monterey, CA

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