Daily Schedules





Session Descriptions | Wednesday Grid (to come)

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

9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Convention Store Open
The OLC is pleased to partner with Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The Convention store will feature a variety of items to purchase for yourself or to give as gifts.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Hena Khan

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon
(pre-registration required/additional fee)
Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries great! Meet the 2010 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.
Buckeye Battledecks!
Sponsored by Midwest Tape
Come enjoy the thrill of victory and the hilarity of defeat! Back by popular demand and an annual OLC tradition, Battledecks is a test of nerves and the ultimate challenge for a public speaker (or someone who just likes to talk).

Board Game Gallery
Enjoy a laid-back evening with friends, board games, some snacks and a whole lot of laughs.



Session Descriptions | Thursday Grid (to come)

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration Desk Open

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

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Convention Store Open

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Professional Development Sessions

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 – 11: 30 a.m.
General Session with Keynote Speaker Jarrett Krosozcka

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Book Signing in the Exhibit Hall

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Ohio Public Library Certification Luncheon
(pre-registration required/additional fee)
Sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee, this is an exclusive lunch for Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS). Learn more about how to earn this designation.

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

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Viewing and Poster Sessions
(talk with presenters)

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

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Evening Reception at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
(Registration fee includes this event; Convention and Expo badge is required)
OLC would like to thank the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Library Foundation for sponsoring this event. Shuttles will run on a continuous rotation (from 6:00-9:00 p.m.) between the Duke Energy Convention Center Elm Street entrance and the Main Library of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Join us for an all-conference reception at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Main Library. Relax and enjoy the local flavors of Cincinnati and connect with colleagues. Library tours will be available and staff will be on-hand to discuss programs and services. The Friends shop will be open for business and will offer discounts for Convention attendees (Registration packet will include a Friends shop coupon). There will be a cash bar during this event.

Please note: The library will close to the general public at 6:00 p.m. and will re-open for Convention attendees only. Convention and Expo badges will be required for admittance.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Ultimate Library Live Trivia Contest
Compete against librarians across the state for prizes and bragging rights as the smartest librarian in Ohio! Organize your team of up to eight competitors or join a team on the spot for a night of live trivia. Spectators are welcomed. Participants need not stay for the entire game, but we think you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away! Great prizes will be awarded. 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 instrument! There will be a cash bar.


Session Descriptions | Friday Grid (to come)

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

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Convention Store Open

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

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

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Exclusive Viewing Time and Prizes!
Enjoy coffee, light refreshments and one last look at the exhibit hall. You can follow the action on social media using the hashtag #OLC19.

exhibit hall photo

Enjoy coffee and light refreshment Friday morning in the Exhibit Hall. Tweet your pictures using #OLC19.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Closing Session with Keynote Speaker Moses Mbeseha and Karlos Marshall of The Conscious Connect