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SWON News - Coaching Conversations, Make it Easy, and Membership Meeting

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How to Say it: Coaching Conversations

Being a coach - helping others develop - is a huge part of leadership. Coaching isn’t just something that specialized professionals do. In fact, some of the most powerful coaching experiences are informal exchanges in the hallways, break rooms, offices, and other places in the course of everyday work. These "coaching conversations"are an important way to turn lived experiences into learning, and anyone can conduct them. Through coaching, you help others become more self-aware. You reinforce strengths and explore challenges. You also help people take responsibility for their own actions and development.

On October 30th, join other coaches from various fields at this free HRDQ-U webinar and examine a 4-step strategy for leading impactful coaching conversations.  This 4-step strategy is designed to be effective in many contexts, including performance improvement, career development, specific skill development, and overall team performance.  If you want to conduct impactful coaching conversations that motivate, encourage and inspire others to act, then this HRDQ webinar is for you!

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


Make It Easy!

Do you have a makerspace or maker equipment and aren't quite sure what to do with it? Or perhaps you are looking for DIY programs for your library? Join us for this free workshop as we learn how to best utilize our makerspaces and technology! Experienced staff and beginners are all welcome to attend and learn tips and tricks from professional experts in our region. We will also have a tech petting zoo!

Attendees will obtain practical and applicable advice, tips, and programs for use in their makerspaces and beyond! Don't have a makerspace? That isn't a problem! These programs are geared toward helping anyone even if they don't have dedicated spaces for your DIY patrons. Best of all - the ticket to attend is free! Lunch is included as a separate $15 ticket if you would like a boxed lunch to be provided. 


Make it Easy
11/27/2018  - Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger Branch
401 Kenton Lands Road
Emily Bronte Room, adjacent to the STREAM Center
Erlanger, Kentucky  41018

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SWON Fall 2018 Membership Meeting

Leaders of potential members 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! We will have a tour of the Wright Memorial Public Library, which recently underwent renovations to their space. Learn how they preserved their historical space while updating it at the same time! 


11:30 - 11:50 AM  IAP Government Services Group Construction Presentation

Noon - 12:30 PM Lunch and networking, sponsored by IAP

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Tour of Wright Memorial Public Library

1:00 - 2:30 PM   Dr. Phyllis Gorman and Barbara Allen of Columbus State University -- Title TBD (Equity in Hiring)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Membership Meeting (All are welcome)

More details to follow in next week's newsletter!


2018 Fall Membership Meeting
11/15/2018 - Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Avenue
Downstairs Meeting Room
Oakwood, Ohio  45419

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

      Webinar - Refreshing Your Reference Interview and Information Searching Skills
Free to $24 for NEO members and SWON supporting member libraries
$40 for everyone else

10/31/2018 - Online

Webinar - Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization
Free for ALA members, $25 for non-members
11/14/2018 - Online

Indiana State Library Webinar - Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library
11/16/2018 - Online


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

      Brick & Click, an academic library conference
11/2/2018 - Maryville, Missouri

LJ/SLJ Virtual Conference - LibraryCon Live!
11/07/2018 - Online

Kentucky Storytelling Conference 2018
11/16/2018 to 11/17/2018 - Owensboro, KY

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