The OLC will host several luncheons during the Convention and Expo. Pre-registration is required to attend ($40 fee/luncheon). There will be no tickets available for purchase on site. Be sure to indicate any special dietary requirements when registering for these events.

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Check out the real Superheroes of the Ohio public library community during a special luncheon on Wed., Oct. 4.

OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon
Wed., Oct. 4 | Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom A-B
12:15-1:45 p.m.

Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries great! Meet these innovative leaders and learn more about their outstanding achievements. The 2017 Award winners will be announced on the OLC website in early August.

NOTE: You may attend the luncheon without being registered for the Convention & Expo. Please pre-register and pay separate luncheon fee. No badge will be provided.


Certified Public Librarian and Certified Public Library Staff Luncheon
Thurs., Oct. 5 | Room 106
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What Being a Couch Potato Taught Me About Leadership 

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Tom Balzer

Television and movies are great entertainment, but can they also shape you as a leader? Was your mom wrong when she said too much TV would rot your brain? Join Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS) from around the state for a special luncheon on Thurs., Oct. 5 featuring guest speaker Tom Balzer, President and CEO of the Ohio Trucking Association. Balzer thinks there are some important leadership lessons to be learned from movies, sitcoms, reality TV, YouTube and other entertainment. He will share some memorable clips and explain how they can impact you as a leader. You’ll learn some new and surprising sources of leadership inspiration. Sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee, this is an exclusive event for CPL and CPLS designation holders. Pre-registration is required.


Horror Panel Author Luncheon
Thurs., Oct. 5 | Room 306
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WYSO Community Voices
Thurs., Oct. 5 | Room 305
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.