Regional Advocacy Training for Public Library Directors

Reaching out to legislators can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Through tools, training, and education, the OLC is committed to providing you with information and resources to help you become an effective advocate for public libraries. The OLC will offer free advocacy training sessions for all Institutional Member Library Directors at six different locations around the state. The sessions will focus on everything library directors need to know about advocating on behalf of their library and working with members of Ohio’s General Assembly.

Michelle Francis, OLC’s Director of Government and Legal Services, will provide techniques for engaging with legislators about policy and funding needs and highlight the tools and resources that are available for you to use. You will leave this session with a better understanding of how legislative action works, how to add to the conversations, and the confidence to speak up for Ohio’s public libraries. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers and learn how to effectively communicate with legislators!


Advocacy Training Dates:
  • Central Ohio
    CLOSED | March 15, 2018 | Delaware County District Library
  • South
    CLOSED | March 22, 2018 | Chillicothe and Ross Public Library Annex
  • Southwest
    CLOSED |April 5, 2018 | Greene County Public Library
  • Southeast
    CLOSED |April 19, 2018 | Guernsey County Public Library, Crossroads Branch
  • North
    CLOSED | April 26, 2018 | Galaxy Banquet Center, Wadsworth
  • Northwest
    CLOSED | May 3, 2018 | Wood County District Public Library

Register @ my OLC  | The registration deadline is one week prior to the training date.

Registration Fee: Free for OLC Institutional Member Library Directors (Registration Required)