Multiple Literacies Conference: Navigating Literacies for a Changing World

July 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Great Wolf Lodge
2501 Great Wolf Dr
OH 45040

Overview: How does your library help patrons acquire, construct, and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living? Explore traditional and non-traditional literacies to broaden lives by focusing on media, digital, and reading literacies as well as life skills and community awareness. Delve into these multiple literacies to take away practical information to inspire and enrich your community.

Objective: Gain a better understanding of the multiple literacies offered both inside and outside the library.

CALL FOR PROGRAMS – Deadline Extended to April 1, 2020.
The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on the following literacies:

  • Traditional (early, adult, etc.)
  • Digital/Tech (how to succeed in a digital world)
  • Media (analyzing and evaluating information)
  • Financial (how to make smart decisions with money)
  • Health/Wellness (how to make appropriate health decisions)
  • Life Skills (cooking, creativity, problem-solving, etc.)
  • Community (navigating governmental/non-profit agencies, civics, etc.)

 Types of programs to submit:

  • Keynote
  • 1 Hour
  • Panel
  • Poster
  • Un-program (a moderator-facilitated discussion among a group of participants)
  • Quick Lit (5-7 minute presentation)

The deadline for program proposals has been extended to April 1, 2020.

Submit Program (PDF)

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

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Great Wolf Lodge. To reserve your room, call 866-954-9653 (code: 2007OLIT). Or, book online.
Hotel cutoff: June 9, 2020.

Conference Committee:

Chris May, Chair
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Pam Brockway
Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Jessica Divis
Geauga County Public Library

Ally Doliboa
MidPointe Library System

Beth Donaldson
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Jacki Fulwood
Dayton Metro Library

Renee Hopper
Defiance Public Library

Sarah Osinsky
Geauga County Public Library

Brenna Riethmiller
Winters-Bellbrook Community Library

Laura Solomon

Rikki Unterbrink
Shelby County Libraries

PDC Liaisons:
Sarah Hintz
Pickaway Public Library

Tara Kressler
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County