Daily Schedules





Session Descriptions | Wednesday Grid (PDF)

8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Maureen Corrigan

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon
(pre-registration required/additional fee: $40)
Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries great! Meet the 2018 OLC Awards and Honors recipients and be inspired by their outstanding achievements.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.
New Member Meet and Greet
The OLC Membership Committee invites all new OLC members and first-time attendees to a special gathering outside the Exhibit Hall.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening Reception
Enjoy exclusive exhibit viewing time as the Exhibit Hall officially opens at 5:30 p.m. Explore the region’s largest marketplace of products and services for libraries. Enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Midwest Tape
Come enjoy the thrill of victory and the hilarity of defeat! Back by popular demand, Battledecks is a test of nerves and the ultimate challenge for a public speaker (or someone who just likes to talk).



Session Descriptions | Thursday Grid (PDF)

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Professional Development Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

10:15 – 11: 15 a.m.
General Session with Keynote Speaker Lance Werner

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Library Showcase Networking Luncheon
(pre-registration required to order boxed lunch: $20)
Check out the Library Showcase, a new opportunity to meet colleagues, learn more about public libraries around Ohio, and enjoy a pre-ordered boxed lunch. Library representatives will be on hand to talk about their work environments and what makes their library unique. Get to know your colleagues, gather ideas, and learn more about Ohio’s diverse public library community. All Convention and Expo attendees are invited to attend this event; however, you must pre-register to order a boxed lunch. Please select your choice of boxed lunch when registering. You can bring your own lunch to this event.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Viewing and Poster Sessions (talk with presenters)

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

4:30 – 5: 30 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions and OPLIN Annual Update

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kent State University Friends and Alumni Reception
(pre-registration required/additional fee: $18)
Join KSU faculty, former classmates and current students for drinks and snacks during this special reception that celebrates your Golden Flash pride.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Sandusky Event at the State Theater (107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky)
Shuttle transportation sponsored by Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Enjoy unique eats from area food trucks during this evening event at the State Theater in downtown Sandusky. You’ll have an opportunity to take a look inside this historic landmark as well as tour bookmobiles from around the state in the theater’s parking lot. The jazz and world-music ensemble Cellocentric will perform during the event. There will be a cash bar. Most food trucks will be cash only (some may accept credit cards). Free shuttle service will be available from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Pick up the shuttle outside the Kalahari Convention Center.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sip and Spell
Marrakesh Market, Kalahari
Join us for a night of spelling, laughter and fun. Gather your team (3-5 people) to test your spelling skills. Prizes will be awarded for best team name, best costumes, and of course, best spellers! There will be a cash bar.

9:00 – 11: 00 p.m.
Live Music Hootenanny!
An annual tradition, the OLC’s Hootenanny features live music and a chance for you to jump into the jam session. Bring your intrument! There will be a cash bard.


Session Descriptions | Friday Grid (PDF)

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Vendor Snapshots
Enjoy coffee, light refreshments and one last look at the exhibit hall. Vendor Snapshots will be shown on the big screen in the Expo Hall. You can also follow the action on social media using the hashtag #OLC18.

exhibit hall photo

Enjoy coffee and light refreshment Friday morning in the Exhibit Hall. Tweet your pictures using #OLC18.

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Professional Development Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Closing Session with Keynote Speaker Jamie Ford