Make plans now to attend the Ohio Library Council's Children's and Teen Services Conference on Aug. 23 at the Crowne Plaza in Columbus. [Hotel Information]
REGISTER | Individual Member: $120* | Non-Member: $170
*In order to qualify for the individual rate, registrant must be an individual member of OLC. The library's institutional membership does not permit employees of that library to attend at the individual rate. Non-member registrants must pay the non-member rate. If you register at the member rate in error you will be billed for balance due. Awesome Authors Awards Luncheon is included in the registration rate. OLC Cancellation Policy applies.
The Children's and Teen Services Committee has worked together to offer programs focusing on technology, teens, children and tweens, community, and early literacy, this conference has something for everyone interested in Children’s and Teen Services.
Programs At a Glance (click grid below) | Agenda
Look forward to the following features and special events at the Children's and Teen Services Conference:
Jack Gantos, Featured Speaker
Mr. Gantos wrote Dead End in Norvelt (Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2011) the 2012 John Newbery Medal winner. The Newbery Medal recognizes the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
JackGantos.com | Like Jack
Right now, libraries are doing more with less. They are focused on serving the young people in their communities from early literacy programming to special teen events. Public libraries continue to look for ways to improve their service to children and teens while remaining an important hub in their communities. With these truths in mind, the Children's and Teen Services Conference Committee has created an innovative educational opportunity focusing on the bright future of children's and teen services in public libraries.
The Conference Committee has worked together to build an inspiring agenda based on unique early literacy programming, services to non-traditional library patrons, pioneering use of new technology and social media to provide services to children and teens, and new programming ideas to bring teens into the library. Conference participants will engage in dynamic sessions that will help them tell the story of how libraries remain relevant in their patrons' lives and discover ideas for future services by looking outside of the library.