2022 Adult Services and Reference Virtual Conference

March 10, 2022 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm
Ohio Library Council via Zoom

Moving Forward: Rebuild. Renew. Reshape Adult Library Services

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Registration opens soon!  | Registration Deadline: 3/3/22

Registration Fees:
Member: $65* | Non-member: $130

*In order to qualify for the member rate, the registrant must be an Individual member of the Ohio Library Council.

NOTE: When registering, you will be asked to choose one breakout session per time period.

Conference Overview:
Often during the course of the workday, adult services and reference staff must wear many hats: librarians, tech support, social workers, genealogists, local historians, book-sellers, and friends to our patrons. This event is designed to enhance the skills of library staff members who primarily work with adults. The conference will explore changing community expectations and patron behavior as well as opportunities to reshape programming and renew staff support.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as six (6) contact hours of credit.

Online Conference Instructions: The Ohio Library Council will present this conference via Zoom. The link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters.

Conference Agenda:

8:45 a.m. | Join the Zoom Classroom (the link will be emailed to registrants prior to the conference). We will test audio and video connections to ensure all attendees can see and hear the presenters.

9:00 a.m. | Welcome

9:15 a.m. | General Session

10 a.m. | Break

10:15 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (Choose one when registering)

  1. Discovering Your Past: How to Promote Comprehensive and Engaging Genealogy Research at the Library
  2. Connecting Our Seniors with Technology – Beyond the Basic Computer Class
  3. Community Engagement and Sustainability

11:15 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. | Breakout Sessions (Choose one when registering)

  1. Being a Friend to Patrons Living with Dementia
  2. Collecting and Maintaining Media Collections
  3. How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Statistics

12:30 p.m. | Lunch and Networking

1:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions (Choose one when registering)

  1. A Brief History of Adult Services
  2. Health Services for Healthy Outcomes: Health Literacy and Wellness in Your Community
  3. You Can’t Do That Here: Library Policies and Teens

2:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

2:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Session Descriptions (to come)
This virtual conference allows you to select breakout sessions that meet your needs and interests. When registering, you will be asked to choose one breakout session per time period.

Angela Young, Chair

Conference Planning Committee:
Angela Young, Chair
Reed Memorial Library

Jessica Divis
Geauga County Public Library
Elizabeth Gibbons-Camp
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library

Suzanne Helms
Muskingum County Library System

Christina Labib
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Ada Myers
Licking County Library

Sarah Osinsky
Geauga County Public Library

Amber Salmon
Kent Free Library

Elizabeth Sucharzewski
Cuyahoga Falls Library

PDC Liaison:
Shelly Guerrero
Toledo Lucas County Public Library