Trustee Dinners

Each spring, the Ohio Library Council hosts dinner meetings around the state for public library trustees and administrators. These events discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for Ohio’s public libraries and provide a venue for library trustees and administrators to share information and exchange ideas with their counterparts throughout the region.

2024 Trustee Dinner Schedule:

March 28 | Guernsey County Public Library (Crossroads Branch), Cambridge
[registration closed]

April 11 |  Stone Ridge Golf Club, Bowling Green
[registration closed]

April 25 | Walnut Grove Country Club, Dayton
[registration closed]

May 2 | Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside, Independence
[registration closed]

Registration Fees:  Member*: $50 |  Non-Member: $100

*Trustees and staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

Please note: the deadline to register is 7 days prior to each event.


6 p.m. | Registration

6:30 p.m. | Dinner

7 p.m. | Ohio Library Council Overview and Legislative Update

Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, and Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council

Topics include:

  • The Joint Committee on Property Tax Review and Reform
  • Public Library Fund (PLF) distributions and forecasts
  • Current Intellectual Freedom issues and recent book banning tactics
  • Latest news from the Statehouse

8 p.m. | Adjourn