Professional Development Committee

Committee MembersEducation and Events | Mission, Vision, Strategies

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) supports the Ohio Library Council’s educational programs through research into areas such as core competencies and trends in the delivery of education, and recommends the development of programs focused on emerging topics of interest and concern to the library community.

Committee and Division PDC Liaisons (PDF) | Goals and Objectives

Committee Members

Gillian Nance, Chair (2021)
Southwest Public Libraries
Work: 614-875-6716 503

Luke Bentley, Asst. Chair (2021)
Briggs Lawrence Public Library

Joel Mantey, Past Chair (2021)
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Work: 419-434-1474

Jennifer Buch (2023)
Sandusky Library
Work: 419-625-3834

Stephanie Freas (2023)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: 740-453-0391

Bobbi Galvin (2023)
Licking County Library
Work: 740-344-2155 602

Shelly Guerrero (2023)
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Work: 419-259-5370

Rachel Gut (2023)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: 937-496-8858

Sarah Hintz (2023)
Pickaway County District Library
Work: 740-477-1644 227

Katy Hite (2022)
Delaware County District Library
Work: 740-363-7277

Erin Kelsey (2022)
State Library of Ohio
Work: 614=644-6889

Joan Kendall-Sperry (2021)
Pickerington Public Library
Work: 614-837-4383 123

Maggie Killman (2022)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-369-6944

Pam Kranenburg (2022)
Defiance Public Library
Work: 419-782-1456

Stefani Leming (2023)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: (513) 369-6900

Molly McGirr Norris (2022)
Lakewood Public Library
Work: 216-226-2875 174

Barbara Scott (2023)
Bucyrus Public Library
Work: 419-562-7327 104

Brandon Thomas (2022)
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Work: 614-645-2275

Sarah Wyatt (2022)
Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-369-4467

Board Liaison: Sarah Clevidence

Goal and Objectives

(1) Call for and oversee three stand alone conferences and Convention & Expo for 2021. Our goal is for these events to be held in person, however, we want them to take place virtually if need be.

  • Service for All
  • Innovation
  • Youth
  • Convention & Expo

(2) Actively facilitate at least four virtual events sometime in 2021.

(3) Actively promote and advertise certification this year.