The Ohio Library Council offers a wide range of educational opportunities for its members. The OLC issues a “Call for Programs” when planning most of these events and accepts submissions from vendors as long as the programs are educational rather than promotional. Vendors interested in submitting program ideas for OLC educational events should contact Lori Hensley, OLC Director of Education and Events, at (614) 410-8092, ext.107, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of OLC Educational Events
Convention and Expo
The OLC Convention and Expo is a three-day event held each fall. The educational programming includes nationally recognized keynote speakers, a series of learning tracks that focus on different areas of library service, author book signings, and special events, as well as time for attendees to visit vendor booths at the exhibit hall. Presenters at the Convention include a mix of paid speakers and volunteers from the library community. More than 500 library staff members involved in virtually every aspect of library service attend this event.
Workshops and Webinars
Each year the OLC presents a wide array of workshops and webinars featuring topics of interest to public library staff. These programs are presented online, in the OLC’s on-site training room, or in commercial venues in Columbus as well as around the state.