2019 Outreach and Special Services Retreat

August 9, 2019 all-day
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Pl
OH 43240

Sponsored by: OLC’s Outreach and Special Services Division

Registration opens soon!  | Deadline to register: 8/2/19

Member: $45* | Non-member $90
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed: Community Awareness, Patron Awareness, and Programming

Intended Audience: All library staff members interested in outreach services.

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

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

Accommodations: For a list of hotels in the area, please email olc@olc.org or call 614-410-8092.

Overview: Gather successful collaborative ideas from colleagues and share your library’s successful outreach initiatives with others. Come prepared to refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize your library outreach programs and services!


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Registration 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Safety (Panel Discussion)
This panel discussion will focus on safety issues and concerns when library staff make off-site and home visits.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  | LIBChats
A series of quick, high-energy talks about outreach topics

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Show and Tell 
Explore cool ideas and best practices in library outreach

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

12:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Optional Farber Specialty Vehicle Facility Tour (max. capacity: 50)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Breakout sessions: Team Building, Homebound, and Youth Services

2:00 -3:00 p.m. | General Session – Embedded Librarianship

3:00 p.m. | Adjourn