Thursday Schedule

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Thursday Schedule and Session Descriptions
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC) Exhibit Hall B

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Convention Store Open
DECC Exhibit Hall B

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
DECC Exhibit Hall B

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Gadget Gallery
DECC Exhibit Hall B

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Viewing
DECC Exhibit Hall B

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Book Signing with Jessica Strawser
DECC Exhibit Hall B

photo of Reynolds

Justin A. Reynolds

10:30 — 11:45 a.m.
General Session with Keynote Justin A. Reynolds
DECC Rooms 230-233

As a kid growing up in Northeast Ohio, Justin A. Reynolds always wanted to be a writer. His mother, a librarian and substitute teacher, instilled a love of reading in Reynolds and his sister. They would often spend time at their local library, borrowing dozens of books at a time. From a NASA intern to a night security guard to a maintenance worker in a steel mill, Reynolds has done it all. He was a registered nurse before his debut novel, Opposite of Always, was published in 2019.

Reynolds tackles tough topics with all of his novels, from death and dying to social justice issues, while also weaving in humor and joy. During this session, Reynolds will discuss how he found his niche writing for teens and pre-teens and the impact Ohio libraries continue to have on his career.

12 – 1 p.m.
Book Signing with Keynote
DECC Exhibit Hall B

12 – 1:15 p.m.
Ohio Public Library Certification Networking Luncheon*
DECC Rooms 263-264
Sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee, this event is open to all library staff. Enjoy lunch with Ohio’s Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS) and discuss how this credential can lead to better visibility and career opportunities.  This event is designed as a networking opportunity with table discussions by areas of public library service and job responsibilities.

*Pre-registration was required. Additional fee: $50

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Book Signing with Mindee Arnett
DECC Exhibit Hall B

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open and Poster Sessions
DECC Exhibit Hall B
Special viewing time in the Exhibit Hall where Poster Session presenters will be available to answer questions and exchange ideas.

4 – 5 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

5-6 p.m.
Book Signing with Emma Carlson
DECC Exhibit Hall B

6 – 8 p.m.
Evening Reception with the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
(Registration fee includes this event; Convention and Expo badge is required)

Join us at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati. This is the perfect time to reconnect with colleagues and enjoy the local flavors of the city. Transportation will be provided to and from the Evening Reception at the Main Library of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library in downtown Cincinnati. Shuttles will run on a continuous rotation from 6-10 p.m. between the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and the Main Library. The last shuttle will depart the Main Library at 10 p.m.

8  – 10 p.m.
Library Feud
Main Library

The Local Arrangements Committee has planned a new after-hours event called Library Feud. This event will also be held at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. Join us for a fun, new twist on this game show classic.