Keeping Up with the Upkeep: Building a Better Library (Library Facilities Conference)

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main)
96 S. Grant Avenue Columbus
OH 43215

The OLC’s all-new library facilities conference will provide informative sessions on topics of interest to all public libraries, regardless of budget, size, population served, or location. The conference will target ‘decision makers’ with responsibilities for overseeing all facilities systems, from buildings to landscaping, roofing to plumbing, renovations to new construction, space planning to furniture, and of course funding, this conference is intended to help public libraries “Build a Better Library” for all of our patrons!

The conference will include:

  • One-Hour Sessions and Panel Discussions related to construction/renovation, space planning, disaster/emergency planning, building systems, energy efficiency, funding/budgeting, and preventative maintenance projects.
  • Poster Sessions related to successful and innovative building projects (posters will be displayed the morning of the conference and during lunch time).


Conference Chair: Travis Bautz, Director, MidPointe Library System
Committee Roster (PDF)

Travis Bautz photo

Travis Bautz

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