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

July 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main)
96 S. Grant Avenue Columbus
OH 43215

[UPDATE: Parking is free for attendees in the library’s parking garage. Please note that the garage will not open until 8:00 a.m. on Thurs., July 25 due to area construction projects.] 

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 is designed for ‘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!

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Registration Fees:
Member Fee*: $125  |  Non-Member Fee: $250

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.

Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions

Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the OLC for a list of hotels in the area.

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.

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

Travis Bautz photo

Travis Bautz

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