Daily Schedules


Convention and Expo attendee photo

Exhibit viewing time and networking events have been built into the Convention and Expo schedule allowing plenty of time to catch up with your friends and colleagues from around the state.


Wednesday Program Grid (PDF) | Session Descriptions

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
Exhibit Hall 102

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Siobhan Reardon
Theater 312

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon
(pre-registration required*)
Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom A-B
Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries great!

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

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Professional Development Session

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Theater 312

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

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
New Member Meet and Greet
Exhibit Hall 102
The OLC Membership Committee invites all new OLC members and first-time attendees to a special gathering in the Exhibit Hall. Come join us at the Membership Committee booth at OLC Connects!

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
Exhibit Hall 102
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.
Room 306
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).



Thursday Program Grid (PDF) | Session Descriptions

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

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Career Fair
Room 103

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

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

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Choose from three different OLC Luncheons (pre-registration required/$40 fee*):

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
General Session with Keynote Speaker Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine
“Your Library’s Role in Addressing Ohio’s Opioid Crisis”
Theater 312

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

3:15 – 4: 15 p.m.
Theater 312

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

Woodland Cemetery photo

Woodland Cemetery’s 200 acres make up one of the nation’s oldest “garden” cemeteries. Tour begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

4:30 – 6: 00 p.m.
Woodland Cemetery Tour (pre-registration/$5 fee*)
Visit the final resting place of the Wright Brothers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Daniel Cooper, Erma Bombeck, and more! Put on your walking shoes and explore the beautiful hills of this urban cemetery.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kent State University Friends and Alumni SLIS Reception
(pre-registration/$15 fee*)
Room 306
Join KSU faculty, former classmates and current students for this special reception and celebrate your Golden Flash pride.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dayton Metro Main Library Reception
215 E 3rd Street
Enjoy light refreshments and libations as you check out Dayton’s all-new Main Library.

9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Trivia Night: Battle of the Brains
Room 306
Gather your friends and join us for a night of laughter and fun with a live DJ host.

9:00 – 11: 00 p.m.
Live Music Hootennany!
Room 305
An annual tradition, the OLC’s Hootenanny features live music and a chance for you to jump into the jam session.


Friday Program Grid (PDF)| Session Descriptions

8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

exhibit hall photo

Enjoy coffee and light refreshment Friday morning in the Exhibit Hall.

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

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Snackchat with Vendors
Kick off your Friday morning with coffee and a fun, interactive chat with exhibitors.

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

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Closing Session with Keynote Speaker John Scalzi
Theater 312
(Book signing to follow presentation)


*You must pre-register for this event. An additional fee is required. There will be NO TICKETS to purchase on site.