Advocacy and the New 133rd General Assembly Webinar

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Presenter: Michelle Francis, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services


When registering, click “Finalize This Transaction” instead of “Pay Now” as there is no cost to participate.

Registration is limited to the first 98 registrants | Registration Deadline:  Jan. 28

 FREE* for OLC members only.
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.


Members of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly were officially sworn in on Mon., Jan. 7 and it is essential that public libraries learn about the new legislators and administration. There are 33 Freshman members in the House and 11 in the Senate. We have many new faces at the Statehouse, veteran legislators returning to Capitol Square and many members switching chambers.

In addition, newly-elected Gov. Mike DeWine will be introducing his first two-year biennial state budget proposal in mid-March. This will be an extremely important time as the OLC and its member libraries continue their advocacy efforts to restore state funding for public libraries through the Public Library Fund (PLF).

To prepare library directors, fiscal officers and trustees to work with the members of the new General Assembly, the OLC will be hosting a free webinar on Thurs., Jan. 31 at 1:00 p.m. Michelle Francis, OLC Director of Government and Legal Services, will cover in detail effective advocacy tools and techniques for developing relationships with legislators as well as the latest information from the Statehouse. She will cover everything you need to know to be “In the Know.”

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Jan. 29. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.