Outreach and Special Services Retreat

August 9, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm
The Conference Center at OCLC
6600 Kilgour Place Dublin
OH 43017

Sponsored by the Outreach and Special Services Division

Call for Programs:  March 27 — May 3, 2024
The Outreach and Special Services Division Action Council is seeking proposals that tie to the core competencies of public library work and focus on innovative ways to provide programming in nursing homes, engage patrons who are in their 20s-30s as well as creative ideas for bookmobile and home delivery services, library partnerships, including programming/outreach at local breweries.

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Registration opens in May 2024 | Registration Deadline: 8/2/24

Registration Fees:  Member $85* | Non-member $170

*Individual members or staff of OLC institutional member libraries.

Program Overview: Gather successful collaborative ideas from colleagues and share your library’s successful outreach initiatives with others. Come prepared to refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize your library’s outreach programs and services!

Intended Audience:  All library staff members interested in outreach services.

Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference will count as four (4) contact hours of credit.

What’s Included: Morning refreshments and lunch. All handouts, provided by presenters, will be available online through the OLC app. Print them prior to the retreat, view them from your personal device during the event or view/download them after the event. The handouts will be available online for 30 days following the program.

Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Patron Awareness, Customer Service, Community Engagement

Hotel Accommodations: The OLC has secured a discounted room rate at the nearby TownePlace Suites Columbus Dublin, 5155 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Reserve your room online to receive 15% off the best available Studio Suites. Availability not guaranteed.