Rebuild. Renew. Reshape Adult Library Services
Call for Programs:
Program Submission Form
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021
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.
Registration opens in January 2022
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 Planning Committee:
Angela Young, Chair
Reed Memorial Library
Licking County Library
Kent Free Library
Cuyahoga Falls Library
Geauga County Public Library, Bainbridge Branch
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Geauga County Public Library
Muskingum County Library System
Toledo Lucas County Public Library
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
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.
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.