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Spring Membership Meeting 2016

Join us for a short and sweet day of networking, a speaker, and SWON Libraries' updates. Enjoy a tour of this new Miami Township branch!

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Where: Dayton Metro Library - Miami Township Branch
2718 Lyons Rd
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Contact: Kaitlyn
(513) 751-4422 x 10

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Spring Membership Meeting

The event will be held at Dayton Metro Library’s Miami Township Branch 2718 Lyons Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342.


10:00am-12:00pm Academic and School Librarians Special Interest Group Meetings

  • Jack O'Gorman will be speaking at our Academic Special Interest Group meeting on data management. What is data management and what does it mean for your library? The National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health are requiring researchers to submit data management plans along with their proposals. Scholars are using shared data to create amazing results in health sciences, technology, and in the social sciences & humanities. Just as libraries have risen to the challenge presented by institutional repositories, they can now help researchers meet the challenges and opportunities presented by big data.

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

  • During our lunch hour there will be a tour of this beautiful new branch.

1:00pm-2:30pm Presentation by Barry Morris: Navigating Your Political Landscape

2:45pm-3:45pm Membership Meeting

  • At this meeting we will vote on:

o   Meeting minutes

o   Proposed bylaw changes

o   Incoming board members

o   2017 fiscal year budget

*After the Membership Meeting, from 3:45pm - 5:00pm the Executive Board meeting will take place. If you are a member of the board, please stay. All are welcome to attend. Please register for this separately to confirm your attendance. 

Cost: $25

Special Interest Group Meetings: 

The Special Interest Groups that are meeting are the Academic Special Interest Group and the Schools Special Interest Group. If you aren't a member of one of those Special Interest Groups you don't have to show up until 12:00 PM for lunch and the presentation, or, at 2:45 PM if you are only coming to the Membership Meeting.

The Academic Librarians Interest Group is an informal discussion group that meets four times a year at various places in the service area to discuss the challenges, ideas, and strategies of academic libraries. This includes but is not limited to instruction, information literacy, marketing, technology, trends, and more. This group is open to all interested parties, and our meetings are free. Join us and share your tips for a successful university life!

The School Librarians Special Interest Group is comprised of High School Librarians who are Supporting members of SWON Libraries. They meet periodically to discuss a wide range of issues such as library trends, emerging technologies, group purchasing, group discounts, staffing, best practices, school library patrons, YA literature and collaboration with other types of libraries.

Lunch & Learn:

After our lunch and our tour of the beautiful new Miami Township library, Barry Morris will be presenting Navigating Your Political Landscape. This presentation will serve to educate those in leadership roles about how to manage professional politics on the job.

Jack O’Gorman

Jack O’Gorman is a Reference and Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Dayton.  Jack is the subject liaison for Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Geology. He is the editor of the 7th and 8th editions ofReference Sources for Small and Medium Sized Libraries, published by ALA. He got interested in data management about 1 year ago, and has worked with researchers and the University of Dayton’s Office of Research on data management plans.

Barry Morris:  

Barry Morris is an Organization Development and Human Resource Executive with significant public company experience in international environments and external consulting experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He has a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior and Development and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Barry has combined his organization development, human resource, and social work capabilities with his executive experience and created a consulting practice focused on the development of businesses, organizations and communities. Since 2012 he has worked as AVP Education and Organization Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Membership Meeting:

Membership Meetings take place twice a year and they are meetings to vote on things relevant to SWON Memberships. Each supporting member library has one vote for the meeting. Some things that will be voted on at this meeting are: the meeting minutes, proposed bylaw changes, incoming board members, and the fiscal year budget.


When you register you will have options for special dietary requests.

If you are only attending the Membership Meeting portion of the event, then the event is free. Please select that option when you register.



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