Program proposals are now being accepted for the Ohio Library Council’s all-new Community Engagement Conference, set for May 15, 2019 at the OCLC Conference Center in northwest Columbus.
The conference planning committee is seeking presentations that will enhance the skills of library staff and that are tied to the Core Competencies of public library service. The educational programming for the conference will include breakout sessions that will focus on a variety of community engagement topics including how to assess community needs, build partnerships, manage expectations, and empower staff. The event will also include a panel discussion featuring Ohio library staff who have done notable work as well as poster sessions on successful collaborations in Ohio.
The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2019. For more information visit the conference website at: http://olc.org/blog/event/community-engagement-your-library-creating-vibrant-diverse-and-inclusive-communities/
Program proposals are also being accepted for the 2019 Convention and Expo, Sept. 25-27, at the Duke Energy Convention Center and Hyatt in downtown Cincinnati. The theme for 2019 is Sharing Our Stories. There are two forms for submitting program proposals: one for Ohio library presenters and one for library presenters outside of Ohio.
The forms and links to contact information for any of OLC’s divisions and committees can be found at: http://olc.org/convention-expo/
The deadline for proposals for the Convention and Expo is also February 1, 2019.