Wearing Different Hats: the 2018 Technical Services Retreat

March 28, 2018 – March 29, 2018 all-day
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr S
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed and productive campus environment. The 2018 Technical Services Retreat will be held March 28-29 in North Columbus. Follow the conversation now on Twitter #OLCTS.

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The two-day event will be held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in  Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus).

Technical Services is not a singular job. There are many different roles and tasks to perform including issues surrounding intellectual freedom, diversity, adaptability and resourcefulness. Join your colleagues for the biennial 2018 Technical Services Retreat, an educational event that strikes the perfect balance between the big picture and focused, practical topics. The Retreat’s theme this year is “Wearing Many Hats,” and we are excited to take a closer look at the many roles technical services staff perform behind-the-scenes. This two-day event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment.

Registration opens soon

Sponsored by: OLC’s Technical Services Division

What’s Included: 
Wednesday — morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, dinner, and evening event
Thursday — morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
All handouts and materials provided by instructors.

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as 6 contact hours each day (12 for the entire retreat).

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s Technical Services Retreat.

Program Schedule:

9: 00 – 10:30 a.m. | Registration
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Welcome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Opening Keynote
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.  | Breakout sessions
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Break
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. | Breakout sessions
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Kahoot!
After dinner, enjoy a night of trivia and fellowship, testing your knowledge and reflexes with a series of “Kahoot!” quizzes hosted by the Program Committee. Play against the other attendees on your smart phone, laptop, tablet, or other device. There will be a cash bar.

9: 00 – 10:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Closing Keynote
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | OCLC Headquarters Tour (6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH)
OCLC Tour Details (PDF)

Program Grid (to come)
Session Descriptions (to come)