Issues and Trends

Not Just for Kids: Book Displays for Adults (webinar)

Competency: Marketing and Public Relations

Sub-Category: Understands
and applies marketing theory and practices

Book displays are a great way to fill unused shelves or
empty table spaces. But what happens if you have great books and they never get
checked out? 

How could you increase library program sign-ups, support your
library's mission statement, and provide readers' advisory services on a
shoestring budget? 

How can you make the physical library a place of discovery
and entertainment?

Book displays for adults engage customers, promote the
flow of information, and highlight the library's role as a space that is
in-touch with its community.

At the conclusion of
webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Create
    a list of book display resources
  • Incorporate
    passive programming into book displays
  • Identify
    topics for book displays of interest to their library customers

  • Utilize
    techniques to promote circulation, participation, and readers' advisory

  • Promote
    the library's mission, goals, and programming

SERLS Enhanced Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00


Join us online for this 30 minute, hands-on review of EXPLORA (formerly known as Student Research Center), one of the OPLIN databases public service staff should know how to use.  This one made especially for students.

Perfect for new staff unfamiliar with OPLIN resources...or veteran staff who have gotten a bit rusty and would like a review.

It's an online course so watch for an email invitation to the class the day before and please join 15 minutes prior to start time to be sure everything is working.

To listen, you'll need computer speakers or you can use a speaker phone.

$0.00.  Nothing.  Nada.  No charge for anyone.  Free.  

Monday, July 10, 2017 -
13:00 to 13:30

Surviving The NEW ADA & FMLA (webinar)

SWON Webinar - Surviving The NEW ADA & FMLA

FREE for members ($20/$25) - In this webinar, Scott Warrick (JD, MLHR, CEQC, SCP) will discuss what the ADAAA regulations say and how they have changed the ADA, how the ADA and FMLA INTERACT with one another, and practices you may have that violate ADA or FMLA compliance. This is a must see webinar for librarians, staff, and directors who act as HR for their libraries!

 Export to Your Calendar 5/31/2017
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Online
United States

Online registration is available until: 5/30/2017 

Surviving The NEW ADA & FMLA



Join one of Ohio's most popular speakers and learn how to apply each of these laws to real situations.  Scott will review the critical differences between these laws . and well as the CRITICAL CHANGES that have occurred in the last few years.  Scott will show you how to how to use this information IMMEDIATELY with his own "rubber hits the road" approach as a 30 year human resource professional and employment attorney.

We will cover questions you may have, such as:

  • Why was the FMLA the most pro-employee Employment Law in 2011 . and why is the ADA the most pro-employee law now? 
  • What policies, documents, and forms do you need to comply with these laws? 
  • Why are your "NO LIGHT DUTY RULE" and "100% RETURN TO WORK" policies illegal under the ADA?
  • What are the primary differences and similarities between the ADA and FMLA?
  • Who now qualifies as a "PARENT" and a "CHILD" under the new FMLA?
  • What did the courts say about "ATTENDANCE," "PUNCTUALITY" and ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS under the ADA?
  • How can you effectively keep these laws straight in any situation?
  • And many more.

Competencies covered:

  • Law, Policies, and Procedures
  • Personnel Management Competencies

About the speaker:

Scott Warrick is an EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY and HR PROFESSIONAL who combines the areas of law and human resources to assist organizations in "Solving Employee Problems BEFORE They Happen." Scott uses his unique background of LAW and HUMAN RESOURCES to help organizations get where they want to go, which includes coaching and training managers and employees in his own unique, practical, entertaining and humorous style. Scott graduated from Capital University College of Law (Class Valedictorian (1st out of 233)) and holds aMaster of Labor & Human Resources and B.A. in Organizational Communication from Ohio State University. He holds the Linda Kerns Award for Outstanding Creativity in the Field of Human Resource Management from Human Resource Association of Central Ohio and the Ohio State Human Resource Council's David Prize for Creativity in Human Resource Management.



FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions 
$20 for members in our Ohio service area 
$25 for everyone else

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00