2022 Adult Services and Reference Virtual Conference @ Ohio Library Council via Zoom
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Moving Forward:
Rebuild. Renew. Reshape Adult Library Services

Call for Programs:
Program Submission Form
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2021

Conference Overview:
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

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.

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.

Angela Young, Chair

Conference Planning Committee:
Angela Young, Chair
Reed Memorial Library

Ada Myers
Licking County Library

Amber Salmon
Kent Free Library

Elizabeth Sucharzewski
Cuyahoga Falls Library

Jessica Divis
Geauga County Public Library, Bainbridge Branch

Elizabeth Gibbons-Camp
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library

Sarah Osinsky
Geauga County Public Library

Suzanne Helms
Muskingum County Library System

PDC Liaison:
Shelly Guerrero
Toledo Lucas County Public Library


Library Legislative Day @ Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square
Apr 6 all-day

Legislative Day is your day at the Statehouse! It’s an opportunity for you to come to Columbus, meet with your legislators, and advocate on behalf of Ohio’s public libraries.

Learn more


Technical Services Retreat: Change. Adapt. Excel. @ Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day
Nationwide Conference Center photo

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.



2022 Convention and Expo @ SeaGate Convention Centre
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Mark your calendar:
The Ohio Library Council’s Convention and Expo will return to Toledo in 2022. The event will be held September 28-30 at the SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo. More information.