State Library Monthly Report March 31, 2012
State Library of Ohio Monthly Report
March 31, 2012
Choose to Read Ohio
· The 2011 and 2012 booklist, with book jacket images and links to reader’s toolkits, is available at http://www.webjunction.org/partners/ohio/oh-programs/ctroguides.html. The toolkits include discussion guides, author information, ideas for activities, and other resources, for program and curriculum planning and to enhance the reading experience. All are available to download in PDF format.
· Representatives of the library and educational communities have reviewed titles and submitted their selections for the 2013 and 2014 booklist, which will be announced at the Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
· Questions and requests for a certificate of participation should be addressed to Janet Ingraham Dwyer.
Library Leadership Ohio
· The State Library is working with OHIONET and the Ohio Library Council on Library Leadership Ohio.
· The Ivy Group has been selected to facilitate the 3 day event which will be held in July 25-27, 2012 at Deer Creek State Park.
· The selection process has been completed and 50 individuals were notified that they had been accepted. The list of participants is at http://libraryleadershipohio.org/about/about-llo/selected-particpants/
· Additional information on Library Leadership Ohio is at www.libraryleadershipohio.org.
· Questions regarding Library Leadership Ohio should be addressed to Katie Campbell.
List of New Acquisitions
· Seventeen LSTA minigrants were awarded at the March 22, 2012 State Library Board meeting. Summaries of awarded proposals are at http://library.ohio.gov/lpd/minigrant-funded-projects.
· The special LSTA grant program to allow public libraries to purchase AWE Digital Learning Solutions closed in mid-March. Applicants will be notified regarding funding recommendations in mid-April.
· The LSTA full grant round is currently open, with proposals due by 4:00 p.m. April 25, 2012. Information on full grants is at http://library.ohio.gov/lpd/lsta-full-grants.
· A special, ongoing LSTA program was developed for public libraries on a stand-alone ILS wishing to migrate and join an existing library consortium using a shared ILS. Eligible public libraries received information through the mail.
· The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires each State Library to conduct a Five Year Evaluation. A preliminary report was delivered to the State Library Board in January. The Executive Summary and recommendations are available at http://library.ohio.gov/lpd/lsta-five-year-evaluation-summary
· Questions on LSTA should be addressed to Missy Lodge.
Ohio Connecting to Collections Planning Grant
· The Ohio Connecting to Collections Survey Results and other documents related to the project are at http://oh.webjunction.org/ohconnectcollect/-/resources/bparticles.
· Registration for “Outta Space: Best Practices in Storage and Space Planning” is now open. One session will be held at the Cincinnati Museum Center, April 17 and the second at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on May 15. The workshops will be at no charge, although participants will need to cover parking and lunch. To register go to http://www.ohiomuseums.org/workshops.html.
· Questions should be addressed to Missy Lodge.
Ohio eBook Project
· Current library membership for the Ohio eBook Project is at 84 libraries, with six new libraries enrolled.
· The Harry Potter series is now available as eBooks and Audiobooks!
· Circulation for the Ohio eBook Project was more than 60,000 checkouts in the month of March.
· A new and improved Ohio eBook Project website will be debuting soon – keep an eye out!
· Questions should be addressed to Missy Lodge.
Ohio Ready to Read
· The newest resource from Ohio Ready to Read is the Ohio Early Literacy Crosswalk (http://ohelcrosswalk.wikispaces.com/), intended to help librarians and early-childhood professionals understand how four early literacy frameworks – Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) 1st Edition, ECRR 2nd Edition, Ohio Department of Education Pre-K Content Standards, and Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework Outcomes – relate to one another.
· The redesigned Ohio Ready to Read website (http://www.ohreadytoread.org/) offers a wealth of early literacy resources including tools to help you advocate, establish community partnerships, reach out to families and caregivers, and learn about early childhood development. Ohio librarians may also use the website to request Ready to Read training at their libraries and to reserve a traveling Ohio Ready to Read kit (full of useful materials for their programs or workshops).
· The Ohio Ready to Read wiki (http://ohrtrwiki.westervillelibrary.org/) offers storytime outlines, downloadable early literacy materials, booklists, and other resources. Ohio children's services library workers are encouraged to create an account and add their own resources and ideas.
· The second edition of PLA/ALSC’s early literacy outreach toolkit, Every Child Ready to Read ® @ your library ®, is available for purchase from the ALA Store.
· Questions on the Ohio Ready to Read program should be addressed to Janet Ingraham Dwyer.
Press releases can be found at http://www.library.ohio.gov/Marketing/PR/2012/march
· Statewide Delivery - Update and Correction
· Participants Selected for Library Leadership Ohio 2012
· State Library of Ohio Board recently awards $227,216 in IMLS LSTA Minigrants
· State Library of Ohio Board Proclaims 2012 National Library Week, and National Library Workers and National Bookmobile Days in Ohio
· Statewide Delivery Update
· New Vendor Chosen for Statewide Delivery
· The State Library is working with Snapshot Day partners (State Library of Ohio, Ohio Library Council, OPLIN, Academic Library Association of Ohio, OhioLINK, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and INFOhio) on advocacy and promotional materials.
· Statewide results from Snapshot Day 2011 are posted at http://www.library.ohio.gov/snapshotday/2011Results
· Snapshot Day 2012 is planned for the week of October 7 – 13, 2012. More information will be shared soon.
· Patrick Fitzer was selected for promotion to Information Technology Supervisor 2 effective March 11, 2012. He will report to the Associate State Librarian for Library Services, and will supervise the State Library IT staff of four positions. Patrick has been with the State Library since July 2008.
· On 3/8/12, Matthew Dyer, Head, Employee Services, spoke at Kent State University’s Library and Information Professions Careers Night in Columbus. Other speakers included Rachel Rubin (Bexley Public Library director) and Stevo Roksandic (Mt. Carmel Health Sciences Library). Matthew, Rachel, and Stevo also provided resume reviews for the students. Matthew is very grateful to the Kent State staff for allowing him this great opportunity. Approximately 85 students attended the event.
· On 3/26/12, Matthew Dyer, Head, Employee Services, spoke to a class at the Columbus Downtown High School. He presented an updated version of Using PowerPoint Effectively (http://www.slideboom.com/presentations/75749/Effective-PowerPoint-Presenting) to a business class learning the Microsoft Office suite, and provided packets of State Library information (Learning Express Library, Mango) to each of the 25 students in attendance.
· Matthew Dyer, Head, Employee Services, was accepted into Pride Leadership. Pride Leadership, an initiative of the United Way of Central Ohio, is an 8-month training program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) professionals. The program enhances and expands leadership skills. The program is in its 5th cycle, and Matthew is honored to have been selected as a participant.
Summer Reading Program
· 2012 collaborative themes are: Children, “Dream Big – Read”; Teen, “Own the Night”; Adult, “Between the Covers”. General and Ohio-specific resources to help libraries plan for their summer reading programs are posted at http://www.webjunction.org/partners/ohio/oh-programs/sumread.html. Bookmark this page and check back periodically.
· Questions and information on Summer Reading can be addressed to Janet Ingraham Dwyer.
· Library Programs and Development staff will be offering a webinar the first Monday of the month on a topic of interest to librarians. The April 4th webinar is Creating Quality Trainings and the May 2nd event is The Importance of Information Literacy. To register go to http://library.ohio.gov/event.
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