Convention and Expo

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Convention and Expo
October 13-15, 2021

Hyatt Regency
Columbus, OH

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 devasting 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.

Call for Programs:

Ohio Library Presenters:

Non-Ohio Library Presenters:

Deadline for program proposals: Feb. 1, 2021

2021 Convention Leadership

2021 C&E Leadership

Convention Co-Chair
Trinity Lescallett
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library


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


Program Chair
Shaun Wright
Dayton Metro Library


Assistant Program Chair
Aimee Adams
Medina County District Library


Expo Chair
Rebecca Wilden
Mechanicsburg Public Library


Local Arrangements Chair
Erica Cherup
Columbus Metropolitan Library