All-New Adult Services Conference: Call for Programs

The OLC is now accepting program proposals for the all-new Adult Conference, “Level Up: Moving to Mastery in Adult Services,” set for May 23 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.


The Program Committee is looking for 60- and 90-minute presentations that tie to the Core Competencies of public library service and enhance the skills of library staff members who primarily work with adults and who often take on a variety of roles including tech support, genealogists, local historians, book-sellers, social workers and friends to our patrons.


The educational programming for the conference will include more than 20 breakout sessions that will focus on mastering adult and reference skills. Preference will be given to programs that can be adapted to libraries of any size and those that involve hands-on training or discussion-based programs, such as un-programs (moderator gets the discussion going, then participants lead the discussion and direction of the session).


If you are interested in presenting a program, please consider contacting one of the OLC’s Divisions or Committees to sponsor your submission. Whether you’re a novice at presenting or a veteran, we welcome your proposals.


Submit Program Form (PDF)

Submit completed program forms to by Feb. 14, 2018. 

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as six (6) contact hours of credit.