Legislative Day @ Ohio Statehouse Atrium
Apr 9 all-day

Legislative Day is your day at the Statehouse! It’s an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries! The 2019 event will be held in the Statehouse Atrium. More details to come.


CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

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CPIM: Public Library Fiscal Officer Conference, April 17-18, 2019

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

Sponsored by the OLC’s Library Accounting Division


CPIM Credit:
This two-day conference is designed to provide continuing education credit for the Ohio Treasurer’s Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM)


CPE Credit:
This conference is designed to provide continuing professional education (CPE) credits with the Ohio Accountancy Board. For every 50 Minutes, an individual earns one credit hour. 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. A certificate for hours earned will be available at the conclusion of the conference.


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When reserving your room, please indicate that you are with the OLC’s CPIM Conference.

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 CPIM Conference. The OLC room rate is $99/night (plus state and local taxes).

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.

AGENDA (to come)


Community Engagement @ Your Library: Creating Vibrant, Diverse and Inclusive Communities @ OCLC Conference Center
May 15 all-day

Call for Programs

Program proposals are now being accepted for the Ohio Library Council’s all-new Community Engagement Conference, set for May 15, 2019  at the OCLC Conference Center in northwest Columbus.

The conference planning committee is seeking presentations that will enhance the skills of library staff and that are tied to the Core Competencies of public library service. The educational programming for the conference will include breakout sessions that will focus on a variety of community engagement topics including how to assess community needs,build partnerships, manage expectations, and empower staff. The event will also include a panel discussion featuring Ohio library staff who have done notable work as well as poster sessions on successful collaborations in Ohio.

Please note: there are two different forms for submitting program proposals — one for Breakout Sessions, LIBchats and Poster Sessions; and one for the Panel Discussion only.

The conference will include:

  • One-Hour Sessions (60-minute educational presentations on community engagement topics)
  • LIBchats (high-energy, 10-15 minute sessions on thought-provoking topics meant to introduce ideas to attendees)
  • Poster Sessions (visual representations of community engagement topics that are displayed during the event)

Program Submission Form | Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Panel Discussion:
A panel representative of libraries of all sizes will talk about their approach to community engagement. Panelists will relate their library initiative to the following topics:

  • What made your community engagement initiative innovative?
  • What benefits to the library were realized? What were the benefits to the community?
  • What outcomes were anticipated and how were they measured?

Program Submission Form for Panel Discussion | Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019


Conference Chair: Amber L. Bertram, Teen Services Librarian II, Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Sylvania Branch Library)
Committee Roster (PDF to come)

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Amber Bertram

2019 Convention and Expo @ Duke Energy Convention Center and Hyatt Downtown Cincinnati
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day