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The Ohio Library Council is the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio's public libraries as well as their trustees, Friends and staffs.

The OLC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of three library employees with an MLS or MLIS degree, three library trustees currently serving on library boards, and seven at-large members. Also involved in the governance of the OLC are the members who volunteer to participate in the activities of the association's committees, divisions and chapters.

The membership of the OLC is composed of public library systems, other library institutions, library-related vendors and organizations, library trustees, Friends of the Library groups, and individual members of library staffs.

Mission Statement

To serve as an advocate for public libraries and to provide opportunities for education and growth for library trustees, library Friends, and library staff.


The Ohio Library Council focuses on the strong base of diverse public libraries in Ohio and its continuing capacity to provide equitable access and serve diverse needs.

The OLC affirms its leadership role as the voice of Ohio's public libraries and the provider of choice for continuing professional development.

The OLC uses its member-focused approach to provide relevant services and leading-edge information on issues important to the future of Ohio's libraries.

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OLC Strategic Focus: 2013-14

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