Convention and Expo

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2021 Convention and Expo
October 13-15

Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio

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Developing Greatness – it’s what public libraries do.
Public libraries have a history of developing greatness in their patrons, staff, and communities. Now, more than ever, our work is critical as we rebuild after the devastating losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our patrons and communities need our services, programs, resources and well-trained staff to guide them through the process of getting their lives and careers back on track.

Our staff and co-workers need ongoing professional development and training to prepare us to navigate through uncertain times. Most importantly, we need support from library leadership, administration, and each other. The relationships we have cultivated with colleagues across the state are invaluable. They give us inspiration and opportunities for collaboration.

The 2021 Convention and Expo will continue the Ohio Library Council’s tradition of educating and preparing public library staff to develop greatness in ourselves and our communities.

This will be the OLC’s only in-person event for 2021. We want to assure you that the Convention and Expo will follow all of the local, state and national protocols in place at that time in order to ensure the health and safety of all participants. At this time, attendees, regardless of vaccination status, will need to wear masks for all indoor OLC events during the Convention and Expo. Learn more about our COVID protocols.

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2021 Convention Leadership

2021 C&E Leadership

Convention Co-Chairs
Kim DeNero-Ackroyd
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library


Trinity Lescallett
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities


Program Chair
Shaun Wright
Dayton Metro Library
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Assistant Program Chair
Aimee Adams
Medina County District Library
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Expo Chair
Rebecca Wilden
Mechanicsburg Public Library
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Local Arrangements Chair
Erica Cherup
Columbus Metropolitan Library
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