Community Engagement @ Your Library: Creating Vibrant, Diverse and Inclusive Communities

May 15, 2019 all-day
OCLC Conference Center (North Columbus)
6600 Kilgour Place
OH 43017

Overview: This all-new conference will feature breakout sessions that will focus on a variety of community engagement topics, including how to assess community needs, build partnerships, manage expectations, and empower staff. The event will also include a panel discussion featuring Ohio library staff who have done notable work as well as poster sessions on successful collaborations in Ohio.

Nick Tepe

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: Nick Tepe, Director, Athens County Public Libraries

Conference Tracks:

  1. Diversity
  2. Starting Community Engagement
  3. Youth Services
  4. Story Building
  5. Programming
  6. Workforce Engagement

Register @ my OLC  | Registration Deadline: 5/8/19

Registration Fees:
Member Fee: $125  |  Non-Member Fee: $250

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

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

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions

Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the OLC for a list of hotels in the area.

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 Chair: Amber L. Bertram, Teen Services Librarian II, Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Sylvania Branch Library)
Committee Roster (PDF)

Bertram photo

Amber Bertram, Conference Chair