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2012 OLC Expo
September 7, 2012 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ohio Expo Center's Lausche Building
Columbus, Ohio

The Region's Largest Marketplace of Products and Services for Libraries!

Join us and Explore the Expo!
The Expo Committee has planned a productive and fun day. You will return to your library with new ideas, updated resources, and a fresh perspective.

Online registration for the Expo has closed. Don't worry - you can still register at the door. It will be fast, easy, and free!

MonacleClick on the features below and explore the treasures you can look forward to at the 2012 OLC Expo!

Dozens of Vendors

VendorsSee who is exhibiting!

View the current floor plan and list of vendors who will be at this years Expo.

Free Registration and Parking


Online registration for the Expo has closed. Don't worry - you can still register at the door. It will be fast, easy, and free!

Enjoy FREE Parking at the Ohio Expo Center's Lausche Building.

Value-Added Speaker Presentations

Johnny Heller10:30-11:15 a.m
The Johnny Heller Audiobook Experience

Johnny Heller, Narrator
Sponsored by Recorded Books, LLCRecorded Books

Join us for a humorous performance/lecture on the making of an audio book. Johnny Heller has narrated hundreds of books including Al Capone Does My Shirts, Horrible Harry Goes to Sea, Bringing down the House, and Marley & Me. He is a multi-Audie Award winner and named one of the Top 50 narrators of the Twentieth century by AudioFile magazine. Most recently, Johnny was named the best voice of 2011 by AudioFile magazine. A veteran stage, television, and commercial actor, Heller is also a stand-up comic, author, and playwright.

Susan Levine11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Get Your Children’s Book Published!

Susan Sachs Levine, Author of Packard Takes Flight: A Bird’s–Eye View of Columbus, Ohio
BWISponsored by BWI

As a librarian who works with books every day, many of you have unrealized dreams of one day writing a book of your own. Join Susan Sachs Levine, a first-time children’s picture book author, as she relates how she took her idea from concept to a finished book published by History Press. She will tell how she overcame numerous obstacles, give you tips for success, and inspire you to pick up your pencil and start writing!

Martha Moody12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
I loved it so much I had to kill it.

Martha Moody, Author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues
Ohio University PressSponsored by Ohio University Press

Driving home from a Dayton grocery store in 1998, Martha Moody had a vision of tanks rolling down the street. This shocking image inspired her to start writing Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, a dystopian novel set in 2047. Moody, the author of three best-selling novels, will talk about the book and how destroying Ohio in fiction made her love her native state even more.


Networking with your colleagues is as valuable as networking with the Expo vendors. Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet with other library staffers from around the state and learn about their new ideas and success stories.

Vendor Demos

Don't miss this opportunity to spend quality time with three vendors who have prepared special presentations. Get a more detailed overview of products and services, get answers to your questions, or see a media presentation -- things that are not always possible with traffic at an exhibit booth.

collectionHQOLC 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Baker & Taylor/collectionHQ
The presentation will be split into 2 sections of 25 minutes each with 10 minutes at the end for questions.

Section 1: Presented by Nigel Wheeldon - collectionHQ
The presentation will provide an overview of the powerful collectionHQ toolset and discuss how the product can help you drive circulation and customer satisfaction as a result of evidence-based collection development and management. This session will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the evidence-based tools within the solution and the key benefits that they deliver including:

• Making more effective use of collection dollars;
• Improving circulation;
• Eliminating $1,000’s of wasted spend;
• Making replacement ordering easier and more focused; 
• Identifying usage trends to improve buying.

Section 2: Presented by Robin Nesbitt – Columbus Metropolitan Library
Robin will be giving the audience an insight into how Columbus Metropolitan Library has utilized collectionHQ to improve efficiencies and collection performance across their Library system.

OverDriveOLC 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Next Generation Digital Library
Discover how OverDrive has redefined digital library lending of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and videos! Featuring browser-based reading, in-library accession existing workstations, and rich integration with library discovery tools via OverDrive APIs!

Innovative InterfacesOLC 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Innovative Interfaces
Sierra, Innovative’s new services platform, built from the ground up on Web services architectures, will unlock opportunities for libraries poised to make the most of their technology future.

Innovative’s commitment to Web services and API application development reflects a belief that these practices will benefit library users. Innovative is developing Sierra with the confidence that libraries can have the best of both worlds – in a system that provides both complete library-workflow functionality and the freedom for library staff to imagine exactly what they want their library to be.

Gadget Gallery

CompassLearn about and get to know the latest e-book readers, tablets, and more through hands-on experience. Members of the OLC Audio-Visual and Information Technology Division's Action Councils will be on hand to instruct the attendees on the equipments' uses and applications.
The equipment being demonstrated in the "Gadget Gallery" was purchased through a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Complimentary Refreshments

Help yourself to complimentary coffee, tea, lemonade, and popcorn. If you'd like something more substantial, visit the concession stand. A variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack foods will be available for purchase all day.

Door Prizes

TreasureA list of these exciting prizes coming soon.



OLC Annual Business Meeting

OLCThe meeting will be held immediately following the OPLIN Stakeholders Meeting. OLC members are invited to attend this brief meeting where organizational issues may be discussed.
OPLIN Stakeholders Meeting

OPLIN9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
OPLIN Director Stephen Hedges will talk about the past year's developments and where the OPLIN network and content services are heading in the coming year. OPLIN staff will be available for questions. This session will also be broadcast as a live webcast (audio and video). No separate registration is required for onsite attendance, but registration through OPLIN is required to access the webcast (limit: 98 registrants). Register by sending an email to OPLIN including your full name, library and email address. Library directors and technical staff are especially encouraged to attend.

OLC Connects!

The OLC's divisions and committees will share the best of their work and ideas with Expo attendees.

Don't forget it's BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag! In an effort to "Go Green," the OLC is not distributing tote bags at the Expo this year.


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