Membership Committee

Committee Members | Purpose and Objectives

The Membership Committee develops the OLC’s membership recruitment and retention strategies, advises staff on implementation, and promotes OLC membership in a variety of venues and in conjunction with other Committees and Divisions.

Committee Members

Lia Silver, Chair (2024)
Athens County Public Libraries
Work: 740-753-2118
lsilver@myacpl.org

Bradley Kuykendall, Asst. Chair (2025)
Dayton Metro Library
Work: 937-272-2778
bkuykendall@daytonmetrolibrary.org

Kathleen Mockensturm, Secretary (2024)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Work: 330-643-9186
kmockensturm@akronlibrary.org

Maddy Dolezal, Student Representative (2025)
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Work: 330-643-9000
mdolezal@akron.org

Sheila Ward (2026)
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
Work: 513-369-4490
sheila.ward@chpl.org

Board Liaison: Laura Lee Wilson
Staff Liaison: Jeanine D’Andrea

Purpose and Objectives

The Membership Committee is composed of a chair, assistant chair and several at-large members. The committee works in conjunction with other unit coordinators and chairs to publicize OLC and its activities.

Goal 1: To effectively retain established members of OLC.

  • Communicate the benefits of OLC membership with current members.

Goal 2: To recruit new members to OLC.

  • Increase individual membership at libraries in 2024.
  • Promote value of student membership in OLC in 2024.
  • Promote value of membership in OLC to Metro Libraries.

GOAL 3: To inspire member engagement and inclusion.

  • Communicate opportunities for member participation in the OLC.