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Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, January 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AASL GAME | Gaming As Meaningful Education Conference »
FYI: We had a great Innovation Conversation with Brian Mayer about Games in Libraries, and are offering Games to Lend...
Monday, January 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Our First Nonfiction Read-In! »
Why a Nonfiction Read-In? When I landed my first para-professional gig in a l...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Libraries and the User Experience (and #ALAO2016) »
Libraries and the User Experience User Experience or "UX" may be a term your IT team is more familiar wit...
Monday, January 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Teen Reading Challenge and More! »
  Teen Reading Challenge and More...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supervisor's Tool Kit »
Supervisor's Tool Kit - February 2016 Whether you've been a supervisor for years or you're new to the position, Melani...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Computers in Libraries Discount available »
SWON Libraries Supporting Members receive a substantial discount to Computers in Libraries but you need the information...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice of Cincinnati History Library Temporary Closure »
  Beginning February 1, 2016, the Cincinnati History Library & Archives will close to the public to facilitate...
Thursday, December 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovation Conversation: Teaching Through Games »
Most of us have games in our library. Whether it is for stress relief (as in the case of an academic library where I wor...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ask the Concrete Questions at SWON's Membership Meeting »
SWON's 3D printer is about to be loaned out for its 20th time this year. Considering it's out for two weeks at a time, we...
Monday, November 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preserving Digital Scholarly Output »
Learn about new efforts at the University of Cincinnati’s Libraries to meet campus needs for long-term preservation and...
Friday, November 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tech Skills Wanted? Mentors Needed. »
What's the secret to teaching web development to young people during a week-long DevCamp? For Nate Stone, Program Coordin...
Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make Early Childhood Literacy Accessible »
At Saroj's  Strengthening STEM in Everyday Storytime  yesterday, she impressed on us the importance of early c...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Raising the Reputation of Libraries: SWON's Fall Membership Meeting »
The reputation of libraries are strongly interwoven. The public library you went to as a child might be in a different cit...
Friday, October 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Innovation Conversation with Buffy Hamilton »
In the classroom, you want every student to be an active participant. That means more than getting everyone to speak up wh...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
2015 ALAO Conference Registration Open »
The Academic Library Association of Ohio invites you to attend their  2015 Annual Conference , "Cultivating Leadershi...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can You Guess What Library Patrons Said Next? »
The Pew Research Center released a new study about libraries two weeks ago. Their findings might surprise you. The...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OKI Children's Literature Conference »
Full STEAM Ahead: Using the Powerful Arts of Language, Literacy, and Literature It's time to put the Ohio Kentucky...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Libraries and Local Authors »
When Jennifer Spillman started getting 10 calls a day from local authors, she knew the library needed to take action....
Wednesday, September 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Add STEM to Everyday Storytimes »
Traditional storytimes are a great setting to introduce STEM to young learners. Saroj will teach you how to connect sc...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Have You Ever Felt Unwelcome? »
A library code of conduct for everyone Create positive interactions between staff and teens Have you ever walked i...
Friday, August 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
"I'd like to talk to the manager." »
One of the challenge new supervisors face is the change in the kind of work they have to do. There's work for them to do...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What if You Wrote the Questions? »
  For this one-hour webinar with a library innovator, you can At first, Jessica Liddell couldn't get...
Thursday, August 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Carrying 25 Pounds on Your Back »
  Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Summer Reading 2016 SWON's 20th Annual Picture Book Read-In...
Thursday, August 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Expert Generealist »
STEM knowledge starts with bare basics Incorporate STEM into storytime Get local schools to use more library resourc...
Friday, July 31, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keep Your Patience with Patrons »
Respecting your customers makes it easy to help them SWON's Customer Service Circus: a full day for $35 Improve you...
Friday, July 24, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kids Love Low-Tech »
This is the expression of a kid who's seeing a portable cassette player for the first time. Okay, actually thi...
Monday, July 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patrol Your Vocabulary with Patrons »
Have you ever been talking to a patron and seen a blank look cross their face, then realize that you'd said OPAC or used...
Thursday, July 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Counting to 10,000 Steps »
For a while, our toddler wanted to take a walk through the neighborhood every evening. At the same time, an acquaintance...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Make your Marketing Fail »
So you've made a marketing flyer or postcard or web page or newsletter or Facebook post or email or Pinterest board or Yo...
Friday, June 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your (Online) MD is Talking About You »
Is the cough you have right now a touch of allergies or a summer cold? It's easy to toss a question like this into a...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Experience + Learning »
Hands-on learning, these days often called experiential learning , is a big deal at SWON. We have a whole series of work...
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What if the Opposite is True? »
At Tuesday's Membership Meeting, Cindy Tripp had us practicing some of the moves of Design Thinking. An essential challen...
Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
STEM for Girls »
Amazon recently changed the way they organize their toy section. You can no longer filter toys by gender . But they sti...
Friday, May 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Build a Landmark »
This Saturday, Lane Library is dedicating a Literary Landmark in honor of two-time Caldecott Award-winner Robert McCloske...

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