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SWON News - PLAPPN, Youth Info Literacy, and Harassment in the Library

Monday, April 29, 2019  
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Public Library Adult Program Planners Network Special Interest Group Meeting (PLAPPN)




Are you an adult program planner looking for a place to share, brainstorm, and learn from others in your position? The Public Library Adult Program Planners Network (PLAPPN) is an interest group dedicated to encouraging and promoting adult programming in area libraries. Whether you're new to programming or, simply need some new ideas, members share information at each meeting about their most interesting and successful programs. 

Meetings focus on:

Discussion of current programs taking place in area libraries
Planning and coordinating joint efforts to bring presenters/programs to the area
Developing and presenting programs for the continuing education of librarians and others responsible for adult programming
Creating and maintaining databases that might benefit those who are responsible for adult programming

Interested in attending? Please register below to secure your spot at this free special interest group meeting! PLAPPN meets quarterly. 

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




FREE for everyone 
6/5/2019 - Clermont County Public Library, Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Rd
Milford, Ohio  45150





SWON Webinar: Promoting information literacy skills for youth through reference services




The development of information literacy skills for youth is more relevant than ever. Librarians have unique opportunities to integrate information literacy while providing reference services to youth.

New innovations have increased opportunities for librarians to use a wide variety of digital and social tools to engage youth online. Youth have direct access to a wide range of informational resources that may or may not be authoritative, credible, current or accurate. Thus, facilitating development of information literacy skills and providing research assistance and outreach are especially important for those librarians serving youth.

In this discussion, we would like to share strategies for creating an information literacy instructional plan, facilitating collaborative partnerships with community partners, educators and parents, strategies for integrating information literacy instruction through reference services and evaluating and assessing information literacy needs.




  FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/21/2019 - Online





Preventing Harassment in the Library




Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” As a training issue, it’s the same with sexual and racial harassment and bullying prevention; everybody thinks they know about it, what to do or not to do in the workplace, and yet, it’s still near the top of the complaints filed with or by the federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions.

Sexual and racial harassment and bullying prevention in any library organization is about having an updated and accurate policy, training all employees to follow that policy, and then enforcing the policy, using consequences for the perpetrators (who could be staff members or patrons), and support for the victims. Staff have a right to work in a harassment-free workplace. Part of the responsibility is for directors, managers, and supervisors to create that kind of culture, pay attention to staff conflict based on this issue, and be ready to intervene if the harasser is a patron, to protect staff members. The other part of the responsibility is for staff to tell their bosses (or HR, or their city/county/agency attorney, among others )if they are being harassed by other employees or patrons.  

This 60-minute webinar-based training program is suitable for all library directors, managers, supervisors, and (full and part-time) employees.

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! 




  FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/15/2019 - Online



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Coming up on the calendar...

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

Children's Literature Evaluation Group (CLEAR) - North Miami Valley
Cost: $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!
5/09/2019 - Bradford, Ohio

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Trenton
Cost: $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!
5/13/2019 - Trenton, Ohio

edWEB Webinar - Strategic Technology Planning and Investment
Cost: Free
5/13/2019 - Online

Technical Services Special Interest Group (TeSSIG)
Cost: Free
5/22/2019 - Miami University, King Library
151 South Campus Avenue
Oxford, Ohio  45056

ALSC Webinar - New Media and Preschool Services - Practical Applications
Cost: Free for ALA members, $25 for non-members
5/29/2019 - Online





Save the Date!

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

IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference
5/10/2019 - Indianapolis, Indiana

SWON Executive Board Meeting 
6/13/2019 - Blue Ash, Ohio 

2019 OPAL Annual Conference 
8/1/2019 to 8/2/2019 - Cincinnati, OH

SWON 23rd Annual Picture Book Read-In
8/8/2019 - Milford, Ohio





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