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SWON News - TeSIGG, Career Exploration, and ID Theft

Monday, June 18, 2018  
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SWON Special Interest Group Feature - TeSSIG

Coming up on July 24th, SWON's Technical Services Special Interest Group (TeSSIG) will meet at the Miami Township Branch of Clermont County Public Library. The Technical Services Special Interest Group (or as we at SWON like to call it, Tech SIG) is a group for technical services employees of all types - acquisitions, cataloging, processing and more - to network and share in an informal setting.

In the past two years, TeSSIG has visited the Xavier University Library Makerspace, Boone County Public Library - Main, Lane Libraries - West Chester, The Preservation Lab, Lloyd Library, and Dayton Metro Operations Center. Tech Sig welcome librarians and support staff from all library types that work in technical services. Currently, they are still looking to schedule their autumn meeting. If you would like to participate and have any suggestions for a location, please contact Tina Beis at

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


A Design Thinking Approach to Encore Career Exploration: 
Help Your 50+ Patrons (or Yourself) Discover the Next Act

An Encore Career has been described as “a movement of millions of people who are using our passions, skills and decades of experience to make a difference in our communities and the world" (Marc Freedman CEO As library staff, it can be very rewarding to help your patrons or yourself on the challenging path of (re)imagining their “next act.” 

In this interactive and informative program, we will explore how career trajectories have changed over the years; how to use “design thinking” and other strategies to navigate the career exploration processes; how to (re)discover one’s passions, while taking into consideration interests, priorities, and the marketable skills one possesses or might acquire; and how to harness new opportunities presented by the “sharing economy” and internship programs. We will also recognize what advantages baby boomers have over their younger counterparts in the exploration process.

While our focus will be on the older adults’ pursuit of choosing (new) career options, the ideas presented can be applied to career explorers of all ages.

At the end of this program, participants will:

• Discover at least two career exploration approaches or strategies that you would suggest to your patrons or that might work for you.
• Learn how to secure and conduct an informational interview (aka “prototype conversation”).
• Recognize at least two myths about older workers, and two ways in which older workers have an advantage over their younger counterparts in the career exploration process.
• Identify print, online and community-based resources that your patrons can use to explore encore career options.


Hope Levy has twenty-plus years of experience in education and training, gerontology and career development. For the past 8 years Hope has been teaching classes at the San Francisco Public Library through a partnership with City College San Francisco’s Encore Learning Program. The common thread throughout her career is a passion for lifelong learning. Through her consulting practice, There’s Always Hope Consulting, Hope creates learning programs for older adults and the professionals who serve them. Hope holds an MA in Gerontology and an MA in Special Education, both from San Francisco State University.


Encore Career Exploration
$FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
6/26/2018 - Online

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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


Carol Kando-Pineda is Counsel in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create free print materials, websites, and videos to help people avoid scams, manage their money and make wise buys. Carol began her FTC career as a staff attorney bringing false advertising cases; she then became the agency’s Legislative Counsel, serving for several years as a liaison between the FTC and Congress. 


Helping Your Patrons with ID Theft
$FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
7/13/2018  - Online

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

      PCI Webinar - A Design Thinking Approach to Encore Career Exploration: Help Your 50+ Patrons
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
6/26/2018 - Online

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Central KY
$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join ROYAL
$100 per year for everyone else to Join ROYAL
Free books included with cost!
6/26/2018 - Lexington, KY

edWEB Webinar - Effective Strategies for Paraprofessionals Working with Students with Autism
FREE (an edWEB event)
6/27/2018 - Online

HRDQ-U - Effective Training Techniques That Work
FREE (an HRDQ-U event)
6/27/2018 - Online

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Troy
$50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join ROYAL
$100 per year for everyone else to Join ROYAL
Free books included with cost!
6/26/2018 - Troy, 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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