Again this year, the Ohio Library Council’s Small Libraries Division will host five discussion forums around the state for directors of small libraries. OLC Executive Director Doug Evans will attend all of the forums and provide an update on several items of interest, including the recently-passed state budget and what to expect for public library funding, other legislative issues impacting libraries, the changes ahead for the OLC’s educational programming, the OLC’s strategic direction for 2018-20, and more, as well as answer any questions you may have about OLC activities.
The forums also will allow plenty of time for discussions with your peers about issues of common interest and to share ideas on how to deal with challenges unique to small libraries.
The locations, dates, and times of this year’s forums include:
- Thurs., Aug. 3 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Athens County Public Libraries – Athens Branch (map)
- Wed., Aug. 9 | 9 a.m. – Noon
Orrville Public Library (map)
- Thurs., Aug. 17 | 1-4 p.m.
Paulding County Carnegie Library (map)
- Wed., Aug. 23 | 9 a.m. – Noon
St. Paris Public Library (map)
- Tues., Aug. 29 | 1-4 p.m.
Sunbury Community Library (map)
Register to attend — and see who else will be attending — by going to this link (no fee to attend). Fill in your name and click the box below the forum that you plan to attend. A confirmation e-mail and more information will be provided a few days in advance of the forum you plan to attend.