Convention and Expo

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Call for Programs: Now Open

Convention and Expo
October 28-30, 2020

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

Hotel Accommodations

Developing Greatness – it’s what public libraries do.

Each of us seek to grow professionally through life-long learning and professional development. Managers and administrators develop their staff by providing opportunities to learn new skills and strengthen core competencies. Co-workers collaborate and support one another. We cultivate relationships with colleagues across the state. This networking exposes us to new ideas, rejuvenates us, and inspires us to implement those new ideas in our own libraries. Most importantly, we develop greatness in the people we serve – our patrons and our communities. We provide services, programs, and resources that help people improve their lives, advance their careers, and expand their knowledge. We enrich lives by exposing people to information, ideas, and opportunities. Libraries bring people together as we foster partnerships and connect people and organizations. The 2020 Convention and Expo will focus on the ways in which public libraries develop greatness in ourselves and our communities.


Program proposals are being accepted now through Feb. 3, 2020.

Ohio Library Presenters:

Non-Ohio Library Presenters:

Proposal Deadline: Feb. 3, 2020


2020 Convention and Expo Chair

Trinity Lescallett photo

Trinity Lescallett, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

Program Committee Chair

Kim DeNero-Ackroyd photo

Kim DeNero-Ackroyd, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

Local Arrangements Committee Chair

Erica Cherup photo

Erica Cherup, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Expo Committee Chair

Rebecca Wilden photo

Rebecca Wilden, Bucyrus Public Library





Hotel Accommodations:

The OLC has reserved a block of hotel rooms with a group rate of $179/night (plus applicable taxes) at the Hilton in downtown Columbus — just steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Reservations can be made online.

Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
PH: 614-384-8600
Online Reservations

Group code: OLC20