Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

Session Descriptions

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

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Convention Store Open

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Opening Keynote – Kelly Yang

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Opening General Session featuring Keynote Speaker Kelly Yang

12 – 1 p.m.
Book Signing with Kelly Yang

12 – 1:30 p.m.
OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon*
Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries the best in the country. Meet these innovative leaders and learn more about their outstanding achievements.
*Pre-registration required. Additional fee: $40/person.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 

1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Reimagining School Readiness Workshop
Do you wonder what research really says about how to support school readiness? This afternoon session will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit.

3-4 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
OPLIN Update
Get the latest information from the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) during this annual update to the public library community. Everyone is invited to attend.

5-5:30 p.m.
New Member Meet and Greet

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Author Book Signing in the Convention Store
Karina Bartow

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Explore the region’s largest marketplace of products and services for libraries. Reconnect with your colleagues and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and entertainment.

8-10 p.m.
Enchanted Mystic Arts House of Intuitions Shop — A Night To Be Enchanted*
Located in the Historic Secor Building on the same city block as the Glass City Center, the Enchanted Mystic Arts House of Intuitions Shop will give attendees an opportunity to participate in group meditation, Crystals 101, a building tour, art gallery show, shopping, readings, reiki, massage and more! You’ll come away from this event refreshed and enlightened with new knowledge and skills that will help you on your journey of self discovery.

*Pre-registration required. Additional fee: $30/person.

8-11 p.m.
Board Game Gallery
Enjoy a laid-back evening with friends. An assortment of board games will be available.

9-11 p.m.
Buckeye Battledecks!
Come enjoy the thrill of victory and the hilarity of defeat! Back by popular demand, Buckeye Battledecks is a test of nerves and the ultimate challenge for a public speaker (or someone who just likes to talk). Have fun with your colleagues from around the state and see who will be crowned the Battledecks Champion.