Professional Development Committee

Education and EventsMission, Vision, Strategies | Goals and Objectives

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) supports the Ohio Library Council’s educational programs through research into areas such as core competencies and trends in the delivery of education, and recommends the development of programs focused on emerging topics of interest and concern to the library community.

Committee Members

Molly McGirr Norris, Chair (2025)
Euclid Public Library
Work: 216-261-5300

Amy Young, Asst. Chair (2025)
Reed Memorial Library
Work: 330-296-2827 12/31/2025

Jennifer Buch, Past Chair (2024)
Huron Public Library
Work: 419-433-5009 x. 1135

Sarita Asawa (2026)
Public Library of Steubenville-Jefferson County
Work: 740-264-6166 12/31/2026

Bobbi Galvin (2024)
Licking County Library
740-344-2155 x. 602

Rachel Gut (2024)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: 937-496-8858

Stephanie Freas (2024)
Muskingum County Library System
Work: 740-453-0391

Kitty Hinkle (2026)
Medina County District Library
Work: 330-725-4415

Stefani Leming (2024)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-665-2850

Christine Pyles (2025)
Euclid Public Library
Work: 216-261-5300 x. 5140

Jessica Smith (2025)
Marysville Public Library
Work: 937-642-1876

Brandon Thomas (2025)
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Work: 614-645-2275

Board Liaison: Travis Bautz
Staff Liaison: Laurie Miller

Goal and Objectives

  • Call for and oversee two stand-alone conferences in 2024
  • Actively promote and advertise certification.
  • Provide support to each division with division liaisons.

Annual Report (PDF)