Beyond Books & Programs: Changing Youth Services Conference

August 10, 2018 all-day
Ohio University - Baker University Center
1 Park Pl
Athens, OH 45701
Dr. Koestler photo

Dr. Courtney Koestler, Keynote

Overview: Services for youth (of all ages) are in a constant state of change from forces both within our libraries and outside the profession. While books and programming will always be a cornerstone of what we do, the all-new Youth Services Conference will focus on the other aspects of library services for children and teens. You’ll take a closer look at how to best serve patrons from birth through high school and explore innovative ideas that you can implement at your library.

Conference Tracks:

  1. Unique Populations
  2. Technology
  3. Intellectual Freedom and Collections
  4. Get Creative
  5. Marketing/Outreach

REGISTER @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 8/3/18

Registration Fees:
Member Fee: $90| Non-Member Fee: $180

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

Intended Audience: Library staff who serve children and teens.

What’s Included: All conference handouts as provided by the presenters. Morning coffee, light refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Free parking is available outside the Baker University Center for conference attendees. Please follow the directional signs when you arrive on campus.

Hotel Accommodations: Reservations can be made at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center at 866-593-6661. Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s Youth Conference. The OLC room rate is $119/night (plus state and local taxes).

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.

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions

Conference Chair: Sarah Amazing, Teen Services Supervisor, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library
Committee Roster (PDF)

Sarah Amazing photo

Sarah Amazing, Conference Chair