Daily Schedules





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

3:14 – 4:15 p.m.

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

5:30 – 5:45 p.m.
New Member Meet and Greet
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 Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening Party
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.
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).



7:30 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

4:30 – 6: 00 p.m.
Certified Public Librarian and Certified Public Library Staff Ice Cream Social
(pre-registration required/additional fee: $25)
Join Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS) from around the state for a special event that celebrates certification holders and their commitment to the profession. This is an exclusive event for CPL and CPLS designation holders and is sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kent State University Friends and Alumni SLIS Reception
Join KSU faculty, former classmates and current students for this special reception and celebrate your Golden Flash pride.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Sandusky State Theater Event (107 Columbus Ave., downtown Sandusky)
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. Sandusky jazz favorite, Michael Shirtz and his trio will be performing classic and unique jazz arrangements of standards from his American Songbook series 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 5:30-8:30 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 Hootennany!
An annual tradition, the OLC’s Hootenanny features live music and a chance for you to jump into the jam session.


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 #VendorSnapshot.

exhibit hall photo

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

11:30 a.m. – 1230 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions

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


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