Convention and Expo

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Convention and Expo
October 13-15, 2021

Hyatt Regency | Columbus, OH

Exhibitor Opportunities | Sponsorship Opportunities

Hotel Accommodations | Registration Fees  | Keynotes

Developing Greatness – it’s what public libraries do.

Public libraries have a history of developing greatness in their patrons, staff, and communities. Now, more than ever, our work is critical as we rebuild after the devastating losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our patrons and communities need our services, programs, resources and well-trained staff to guide them through the process of getting their lives and careers back on track.

Our staff and co-workers need ongoing professional development and training to prepare us to navigate through uncertain times. Most importantly, we need support from library leadership, administration, and each other. The relationships we have cultivated with colleagues across the state are invaluable. They give us inspiration and opportunities for collaboration.

The 2021 Convention and Expo will continue the Ohio Library Council’s tradition of educating and preparing public library staff to develop greatness in ourselves and our communities.

This will be the OLC’s only in-person event for 2021. We want to assure you that the Convention and Expo will follow all of the local, state and national protocols in place at that time in order to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

Registration Fees:

Please note: Online registration will be available August through Oct. 1, 2021.  After Oct. 1, registration will only be available on-site (additional $25 fee).

Full Convention Fee: Register by Oct. 1 Oct. 2 — On-site
Member Fee:* $195 $220
Non-Member: $295 $320
Student/Retired: $115 $140
Speaker Appreciation: $150 $175
Single Day Fee:
(Wed., Thurs., or Fri.)
Member Fee:* $165 $190
Non-Member Fee: $225 $250
Student/Retired Fee: $75 $100
Speaker Appreciation: $130 $155
Exhibits Only Fee:
(one-day pass)
$95 $120
Guest/Spouse (Non-Library) Fee: $45 $70

Registration Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

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

Speaker Appreciation: This discounted rate is for members of the Ohio library community who are speaking during the Convention and Expo.

Student/Retired Fee: This discounted rate is for full-time, non-working students and fully-retired individuals only.

Cancellation Policy

2021 Convention Leadership

2021 C&E Leadership

Convention Co-Chair
Trinity Lescallett
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library


Convention Co-Chair
Kim DeNero-Ackroyd
Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library


Program Chair
Shaun Wright
Dayton Metro Library
Committee Members


Assistant Program Chair
Aimee Adams
Medina County District Library
Committee Members


Expo Chair
Rebecca Wilden
Mechanicsburg Public Library
Committee Members


Local Arrangements Chair
Erica Cherup
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Committee Members