Technical Services Retreat: Change. Adapt. Excel.

April 13, 2022 – April 14, 2022 all-day
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr S
Lewis Center, OH 43035
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Learn, share, and network with other technical services specialists in a relaxed campus environment at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio (North Columbus). The 2022 Technical Services Retreat will be held April 13-14.

Sponsored by the OLC’s Technical Services Division

Call for Programs | Deadline: December 8, 2021

The Technical Services Division Action Council is currently seeking proposals for the 2022 Technical Services Retreat. This event draws a mix of public, academic, and special librarians, management and support staff, and library colleagues from Ohio and neighboring states. Breakout sessions are one hour in length, including some time for Q&A.

OLC welcomes all topics of interest to specific areas of technical services (such as cataloging, acquisitions, and processing) as well as topics focused on management and professional development. The sessions can take the form of a single or team presentation, hands-on workshop, panel discussion, or other formats suitable for effective content delivery in a 60-minute time slot. Some suggested topics include:

  • Changes and trends in technical services (What have you stopped doing? What are you doing differently?)
  • Hands-on workshops to gain or sharpen skills
  • Programming on personal and professional growth and self-care
  • How Technical Services can make library services and access to information more inclusive
  • Triage for damaged materials

Submit Program Proposal

Continuing Education Credits:
For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this conference counts as 12 contact hours.

What’s Included:
Wednesday — morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, dinner, and evening event.
Thursday — morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
All handouts and materials provided by instructors.

Hotel Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (PH: 614-880-4300). Please indicate that you are with the OLC’s Technical Services Retreat when reserving your room.