Monthly Archives: September 2019

Call for programs: OLC Technical Services Retreat 2020

Program proposals are currently being accepted for the 2020 Technical Services Retreat: Moving Forward with 2020 Vision, set for April 15-16, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in North Columbus. 

Libraries focus on offering open and affordable access to resources despite changing budgets, expectations, and environments. The educational programming for the 2020 Technical Services Retreat will highlight innovative approaches, clear visions, and fresh perspectives for the future.

This two-day event draws technical services specialists from libraries and related organizations to learn, share, and network in a relaxed and productive campus environment. The deadline for submitting proposals is Mon., Oct. 21, 2019.

Submit Program Form (PDF)

Deadline: 10/21/19

The Retreat is sponsored by the Technical Services Division.

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Happy Fall! Upcoming Events

The 2019 OLC Convention and Expo is fast approaching. Registration deadline is September 16th; after that, on-site registration only. There are lots of programs for all of us in Technical Services! There are some interesting self-development programs like Generational Thinking and Boundaries and Self-Care on Wednesday, So You Want to be a Manager and They Said What? on Thursday, and Managing Stress in the Workplace on Friday. These all have links to Technical Services staffing and workflow. Besides those topics there are great Technical Services specific programs to grow our knowledge in the field like Thinking Beyond Books, Evolution of E-Resources, Digitization Options in Ohio, Effects of Genre Labels, and State of Digital Collections in Ohio, among others to attend.

SAVE THE DATE!!! April 15th and 16th in 2020 for OLC Technical Services Retreat at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH. Our theme is “Moving Forward with 2020 Vision: Libraries focus on offering open and affordable access to resources despite changing budgets, expectations, and environments. Programming at this event intends to highlight innovative approaches, clear vision, and fresh perspectives for the future.” Call for proposals are coming soon September 16th. In the meantime, mark your calendars now to join us April 2020 at the OLC Technical Services Retreat!

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