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Monday, February 4, 2019  
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4C for Children: Who we are, what we do

Research shows that the first five years are integral to a child’s development. 4C for Children aims to ensure all children get the best start in life. They do this by supporting educators and families in various ways, including: providing referrals to quality child care. coaching, and professional development for programs, nd by partnering with other agencies to create educational experiences for children, families and educators. 4C for Children serves several counties in Northern Kentucky and is the state Child Care Resource and Referral agency for southwest Ohio. As the local CCR&R, 4C leads the way in innovative use of resources to best meet the needs of families and educators. In a SWON webinar on February 14th, Christine Fields from 4C for Children will be sharing more about the mission of 4C as well as how 4C and your library can successfully partner to better meet patron's needs and serve as a valuable resource to library administration and staff.

Christine Fields started her career at 4C for Children in 2007 as an Infant and Toddler Specialist. The primary purpose of this role was to coach educators working in ODJFS programs (family child care as well as center-based) to increase the quality of their care for young children. She became a Training Coordinator in 2017 and is responsible for scheduling professional development in the five counties served by 4C for Children’s Cincinnati location. She also surveys coaches and community partners to inquire about needs of clients and creates new PD to meet those needs. Prior to working at 4C for Children, Christine was a classroom teacher, administrator, nanny, and education coordinator. 

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2019 OPAL Annual Conference - Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit proposals for the 2019 OPAL Annual Conference! OPAL is looking for presentations that balance theory and practice and are presented in an engaging manner. To those who have not presented before, this is the perfect opportunity to spread your wings and experience presenting in a comfortable, almost familial, setting. For more details and to submit your proposal, please visit Registration for the conference opens in May.


Computers in Libraries - SWON discount code available!

Computers in Libraries provides a unique, annual opportunity for library and information professionals from all over the world to gather together and discuss the myriad of ways technology continues to impact libraries and the people who use them. Join more than 1,000 of your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.

At Computers in Libraries you’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading libraries are deploying in all types of settings. We’ll delve deep into library successes and strategies with User Engagement in the Digital Age. We’ll examine models, transformational technologies, creative processes, innovative practices and customer-delighting programs that are having strong and long-lasting impacts on our communities, the world, and the people in them. No matter what your job role, or what type of library or organization, you’ll find that all of the bases are covered at Computers in Libraries.

You can expect to leave Computers in Libraries with new friends and professional allies and actionable advice and tactics for moving your organization forward. Join us in March in Arlington, VA for this career- and organization-changing opportunity.

SWON has a coupon code for our members! E-mail to receive the code.

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Computers in Libraries 2019
March 26 - 28, 2019
 - Arlington, Virginia

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Texas State Library Webinar - Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens
FREE (a Texas State Library event)
2/12/2019 - Online

WebJunction Webinar - Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library
FREE (a WebJunction event)
2/13/2019 - Online

SWON Executive Board Meeting
FREE (a SWON Event)
2/14/2019 - Blue Ash, OH

Children's Literature Evaluation and Review Interest 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!
2/14/2019 - Covington, KY

Children's Literature Evaluation and Review Interest Group (CLEAR) - Cincinnati
$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!
2/15/2019 - Blue Ash, OH


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


The Library Collective Conference 2019 - Stand & Deliver
3/6/2019 to 3/8/2019 - Knoxville, TN

Computers in Libraries 2019
3/26/2019 to 3/28/2019 - Arlington, VA

ACRL 2019
4/10/2019 to 4/13/2019 - Cleveland, OH

SOCHE - Mental Health Training
4/12/2019 - Lebanon, OH

OLSSI 2019 - Ohio Library Support Staff Institute Conference
7/28/2019 to 7/30/2019 - Tiffin, OH

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