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Apr
21
Tue
2020
Legislative Day – CANCELLED @ Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square
Apr 21 all-day

This event has been cancelled.

Due to the nationwide health crisis (COVID-19), Legislative Day has been cancelled. At this time, we do not anticipate rescheduling this event but will look for other advocacy opportunities for our library leaders to participate in later this year.


Legislative Day is an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries. It’s the perfect time to share the essential work your library is doing and put a local face on the impact public libraries have on Ohioans. Mark your 2020 calendar now – we want to make sure Ohio’s public libraries are well represented on April 21.

 

 

 

Jun
18
Thu
2020
Ballot Issues Workshop @ Ohio Library Council (Dublin)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by OLC’s Government Relations Committee

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: June 11

Registration Fees:  Member $75* | Non-member $150
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Registration: 9:30 a.m. | Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Is your library considering going on the local ballot with a new levy, renewing an existing levy, or possibly modifying a levy that’s been in place for some time? This workshop will provide the information you need as you prepare for your ballot initiative, including:

  1. determining the need and public support for your library levy;
  2. legal process for placing the issue on the ballot;
  3. developing the campaign message;
  4. running the mechanics of a library campaign;
  5. connecting with the media and developing message strategies; and
  6. coordinating a lawful campaign

The format of this workshop will address each of these six points and allow time to answer questions.

Intended Audience: Directors, trustees, public relations staff, and other staff who will be involved in the library’s levy education effort.

Presenters:

  • Jay Smith, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services
  • Cheryl Kuonen, Director, Mentor Public Library
  • Jennifer Economus, Outreach Specialist, Allerton-Hill Consulting LLC.

What’s Included: All handouts as provided by the instructors; morning coffee, light refreshments and lunch. Each attendee will also receive a copy of the OLC publication, Ballot Issues Handbook Vol I – Campaigns 101: The Nuts and Bolts.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this workshop counts as four (4) contact hours of credit.

Ohio Public Library Core Competencies addressed in this workshop: Fundraising and Strategic Planning

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

Jun
30
Tue
2020
2020 Technical Services Retreat: Moving Forward with 2020 Vision @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Libraries focus on offering open and affordable access to resources despite changing budgets, expectations, and environments. Programming at the 2020 Technical Services Retreat will highlight innovative approaches, clear visions, and fresh perspectives for the future. 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.

Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed campus environment at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus). The 2020 Technical Services Retreat will be held April 15-16. #OLCTS2020

Sponsored by the OLC’s Technical Services Division

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: June 23, 2020

Member Fee: $235* | Non-Member Fee: $470

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

When registering, please indicate if you will be attending the dinner on Wednesday evening.

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as 12 contact hours.

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

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.

Retreat Schedule | Session Descriptions

DAY ONE 
9: 30 – 10:30 a.m. | Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Welcome and Announcements

John Chapman photo

John Chapman, Keynote

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. | Opening Keynote — Open Doors and Free Puppies with John Chapman, Senior Project Manager Metadata Strategy and Operations, OCLC

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch and Networking

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  | Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break and Refreshments

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (un-programs)

5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Board Games!
After dinner, enjoy a night of board games and fellowship hosted by the Retreat Committee. We will have a variety of board games and a cash bar. Please indicate if you will be attending the dinner when registering for the Retreat.

DAY TWO
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Light Morning Refreshments

9: 00 – 10:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | Break, Refreshments, and Networking (Great time to check out of your hotel room)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch, Networking and Photo Booth!

Wendy Bartlett photo

Wendy Bartlett, Keynote

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Closing Keynote – Moving Forward with 2020 Vision with Wendy Bartlett, Cuyahoga County Public Library

2:30 p.m. – ?  | Experience Columbus after the Retreat
It’s time to unwind and relax before heading home. Take a minute to explore what the city of Columbus has to offer! The Retreat Planning Committee will have a list of restaurants, parks and some fun activities for you to enjoy.

Session Descriptions

PROGRAM GRID

DAY ONE
April 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome
11:00 a.m. Keynote — Open Doors and Free Puppies
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
1:15 p.m. MarcEdit for Absolute Beginners Centralize It! Collection Development and Management, All in One Place Playing Well with Others: How Cooperative Cataloging Prepares Us for Linked Data
2:15 p.m. Break and refreshments
2:30 p.m.
Un-programs
Global Village or Dumpster Fire?: The Technical Services Community Online Down and Dirty Collection Management The Cataloger’s Tool Box
5:00—9:00 p.m. Dinner and Board Games
DAY TWO
April 16, 2020
8:30 a.m. Light Morning Refreshments
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
9:00 a.m. e-Books: The State of Relations Between Libraries and Publishers Getting to Know Your Team! Open Source Cataloging Rules: Leveling the Field
10:00 a.m. Break, Refreshments, and Networking (hotel check out)
10:45 a.m. Less Money … More Circ: How to Maximize e-Book and e-Audiobook Circ on the Cheap Collaboratively Changing Our Classification System Building Responsive Collections by Improving Communication with Public Services Staff
11:45 a.m. Lunch, Networking and Photo Booth
1:00 p.m. Keynote — Moving Forward with 2020 Vision
2:30 p.m. Retreat Adjourns

 

CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center (North Columbus)
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Nationwide meeting facility photo

CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 15-16, 2020

Nationwide exterior photo

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus)

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division

Register @ my OLC Registration Deadline: June 23, 2020

Registration Fees  
Full Conference: Member $200* | Non-member $400

One day only: Member $125* | Non-member $250
*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Reserve your room online.

Who Should Attend:
Library Fiscal Officers and other staff members responsible for managing library finances.

What is Included:
All handouts and materials provided by instructors, morning refreshments, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments each day. All attendees will receive a free electronic copy of the Ohio Public Library Accounting Handbook after the Conference.

CPIM Credit
This two-day conference is designed to provide 10.25 hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM). Participants can choose to attend either day (Day One = 5;  Day Two = 5.25 credits). You must report your own hours for EACH day to MyCPIM by 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2020.

CPE CREDIT:
This conference qualifies for 13.5 continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. Each one hour session is worth 1.2 credits and the one hour and 15 minute session is worth 1.5 credits for a possible 13.5 credits for the full conference (Day One = 7.2 credits, Day Two = 6.3 credits). To be eligible, you must sign in at the beginning of the day and sign out when you leave at the end of the day.

DAY ONE AGENDA
Wed., April 15, 2020

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome, Introductions, Announcements and Updates

  • Michelle Francis, OLC Executive Director – Welcome
  • Amie Lynn, Massillon Public Library and Past Coordinator, OLC’s Library Accounting Division

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Statehouse Update

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters:  Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council; and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

This presentation will provide an update on legislation that affects public libraries including the impact of the state’s current biennial budget. Gain a better understanding of how the Public Library Fund (PLF) has historically been funded and distributed to counties and how current state revenues have affected recent distributions. You will also learn more about the various resources that the OLC can provide to fiscal officers and directors.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Sunshine Laws and Open Meetings: Transparency in Public Finances

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Mark W. Altier, Chief, Opinions Section, Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost; and Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council

In Ohio, the “sunshine laws” refer to Ohio’s Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act. These laws are based on the idea that there should be transparency in government, with public access to records, meetings, and activities of government, including public libraries. This session will provide an overview of best practices for public records management and disposal for public libraries in Ohio. It will cover exemptions to the Public Records Act and how they specifically apply to libraries. How these laws affect your library’s finances, including your investment policies, will also be discussed. Plus, you’ll also learn more about the Open Meetings Act and what library fiscal officers should know about the law.

Core Competency: Laws

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Luncheon Speaker – Fraud Case Study

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Keith Faber, Ohio Auditor of State; and Elizabeth Akers, Senior Forensic Audit Manager for the Special Investigative Unit, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Hear about the importance of internal controls and segregation of duties to prevent fraud and abuse within the organization by learning from weaknesses found in a case study that will be shared. Learn to identify the methods and programs used to audit for fraud.

Core Competency: Ethics

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. | Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Investment Strategies

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Ryan Nelson, Principal and Portfolio Manager, RedTree Investment Group

The session will provide an update on the current economic environment and how it is influencing interest rates. Current hot topics in the investment market will be discussed giving attendees up-to-date guidance on how to prudently invest funds.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discussion on key economic indicators and how they will influence the Federal Reserve’s decision on the direction of interest rates.
  2. Understanding of how to prepare the library’s investments for potential rate increases in 2020.
  3. Discussion on how to best utilize allowable investment options to maximize interest earnings while mitigating investment risks.
  4. Increase knowledge and awareness of economic indicators as well as how decisions made by the Federal Reserve influences interest rates.
  5. Gain a better understanding of how to prepare the library’s investments if there is a continued increase in interest rates and what investment options are available to maximize earnings while minimizing risk.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Banking: Relationships and Services

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters from First Commonwealth Bank:  Kate Nelson, AVP, Treasury Management Officer for the Central Ohio Market, Mary Patton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking, Krystle Kite, Senior Treasury Management Office, Ohio Market

Discussion of fostering and maintaining a positive relationship with your banker as well as an update on services available and fraud trends.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Internal Revenue Service: Fringe Benefits and Independent Contractors Misclassifications

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Learn about the rules on taxable fringe benefits such as gifts, bonus incentives, uniforms, donations, conference “prizes”, etc. Learn where to report them, and how to tax them. In addition, the session will cover the law on control factors and how they relate to your independent contractors. You will learn what to do if you have workers that you feel are misclassified as well as the taxes and penalties that your library will be liable for if the workers are found to be misclassified.

Core Competency:  Laws

5:00 p.m. | Day One Adjourns

DAY TWO AGENDA
Thurs., April 16, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration, Networking, and Morning Refreshments

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Cyber Crime

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Mark Bell, Adjutant General’s Department, Ohio National Guard
Don Yarman, Executive Director, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)

Cyber attacks often target government networks to gain access to sensitive personal information of citizens and employees, as well as proprietary software and other information. The challenge for every public library is to identify threats and vulnerabilities, invest in risk mitigation and continually assess and improve cybersecurity efforts. This session will discuss data breaches and how to prevent them. You’ll also learn more about the Ohio Public Library Information Network’s (OPLIN) security awareness training and email phishing simulations for your library staff at no cost to the library.

Core Competency: Safety and Security

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Selecting Project Delivery Models and Bidding by the Book and Prevailing Wage

(1.25 CPIM Credit; 1.5 CPE Credits)

Presenters: Laura Bowman, Partner, Bricker & Eckler Attorneys at Law; Sean Seibert, Investigator Supervisor, Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Wage & Hour Administration

Learn more about risk factors to consider when selecting a construction delivery model as well as what you need to know to make sure your library is following Ohio law when hiring a Design Professional, Contractor, Construction Manager at Risk, or Design-Builder – it’s not just bidding anymore! In addtion, you’ll learn the who, what, when, where, and why of prevailing wage requirements.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. | Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Updates from the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Jesse Carroll, Quality Assurance and Technical Specialist in the Center for Audit Excellence, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Learn the latest updates from the Auditor of State’s office including GASB and credit card compliance. Gain a better understanding of the Auditor of State’s Ohio Compliance Supplement.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Segregation of Duties (SoD) Matrix

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Jesse Carroll, Quality Assurance and Technical Specialist in the Center for Audit Excellence, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office

Segregation of Duties is defined as the process where management divides or segregates key duties and responsibilities among different people to reduce the risk of error, misuse, or fraud.  The goal is to ensure that no one individual controls all key aspects of a transaction or event. In this session you will get an in depth look at testing procedures from the Auditor of State’s office regarding segregation of duties.  Learn more about the procedures that libraries with small business offices can institute to oversee all phases of fund management and maintain internal controls. You will gain a better understanding of the key internal control procedures capable of mitigating risks of fraud and error.

Core Competency: Fiscal Operations

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Ohio Ethics Law – Can I Do That?

(1 CPIM Credit; 1.2 CPE Credits)

Presenter: Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

This session will expand your knowledge of the relationship between your public library and the Ethics Commission. You will gain a better understanding of the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon public officials and employees and how to respond appropriately and legally when faced with such a conflict. This session will also outline statutory limitations regarding gifts offered to those in public service from vendors, potential vendors, regulated communities, and interested parties. In addition, this session will cover public contracts under the Ohio Ethics Law, including information regarding illegal authorization of public contracts, selling goods and services to public agencies, and nepotism prohibitions.

Core Competency: Ethics

3:30 p.m.| Conference Adjourns

 

 

 

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Multiple Literacies Conference: Navigating Literacies for a Changing World @ Great Wolf Lodge
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 22, 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
OPLIN

Rikki Unterbrink
Shelby County Libraries

PDC Liaisons:
Sarah Hintz
Pickaway Public Library

Tara Kressler
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Aug
7
Fri
2020
2020 Outreach and Special Services Retreat @ Quest Conference Center
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

Registration opens in June!

Member: $50*  |  Non-member $100
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

Deadline to register: 7/31/20

Core Competencies:  TBD

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, 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’s outreach programs and services!

Agenda (to come)

 

Aug
14
Fri
2020
Library Fiscal Officer 102 @ State Library of Ohio
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Sponsored by the Library Accounting Division

Registration opens in June! | Deadline to register: 8/7/20

Registration Fees:
Member Fee*: $90  |  Non-Member Fee: $180

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries

Intended Audience: New public library fiscal officers, deputy fiscal officers, and directors, or anyone who would like an overview of the functions performed by public library fiscal officers.

What’s included: All handouts as provided by the presenters, morning refreshments and lunch.

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.

Core Competencies:  Organizational Awareness and Fiscal Operations

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

Workshop Overview:
This one-day workshop is primarily designed for new public library fiscal officers, deputy fiscal officers, and directors, but it can also serve as a valuable refresher. You will gain a better understanding of the main duties of a public library fiscal officer and get the latest information on fund accounting, budgeting, reporting, OPERS, library funding and key legislative issues impacting public libraries. This is an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with other public library fiscal officers from around the state.

Agenda (to come)

 

Aug
19
Wed
2020
Innovation Conference: Take a Risk, Be Inspired, Tell Your Story @ Bowling Green State University (Bowen-Thompson Student Union)
Aug 19 all-day

Overview: How does your library innovate, take risks, provide new services or help your staff? How do you think outside of the box?  How do you show resilience after your failures?

Objective: During this conference, you will:

  1. Discuss emerging technologies
  2. Explore innovative services
  3. Discover process improvements
  4. Collaborate with other librarians or library staff.
  5. Develop resilience after failure

Call for Programs:
The Conference Planning Committee is seeking one hour programs that tie to the Core Competencies of public library service. This is an opportunity to share how your library is using emerging technologies, providing new and innovative services, discovering practical solutions, and developing best practices that can be implemented in any size library.

The deadline for program proposals is May 15, 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.

Conference Planning Committee:
Jeff Yahraus, Chair
Williams County Public Library

Kellen Freeman
Delaware County District Library

Katy Hite
Delaware County District Library

Dani Hollar
Lima Public Library

Liz Muether
Mercer County District Library

Gill Nance
Southwest Public Libraries

Leann Schneider
Bexley Public Library

Jennifer Stencel
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Gerry Vogel
Avon Lake Public Library

Holly Walter
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

Jeannine Wilbarger
Rossford Public Library

 

 

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Aladdin Shrine Center (South Columbus)
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:  Member*: $40   | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Aug. 27

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.

 

Sep
10
Thu
2020
Trustee Dinner @ Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Fees:  Member*: $40   | Non-Member: $80

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: Sept. 3

Program Schedule:
Registration: 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner: 6:30 p.m.  |  Program: 7:15 p.m.

The program will focus on how library trustees and administrators can be effective advocates. The OLC staff will provide up-to-the-minute information from the Statehouse and how library leaders can be effectively engaged in the discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to share information and ideas with your counterparts throughout the region and learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries.