Individual membership in the Ohio Library Council is open to: any staff member of a library or library organization; former or retired library staff members who are not currently employed by a library-related organization or commercial vendor; self-employed providing services to libraries; former members of library boards of trustees; professors, administrators or instructors of library science; and students in a school of librarianship, library technology or a library trainee program. Join Now!
Persons employed by commercial vendors or other organizations that provide services to libraries are not eligible for Individual membership in the Ohio Library Council. Such persons are eligible to join as representatives of organizations through the Associate Membership program.
Ohio public libraries, as well as library-related organizations and agencies (e.g., academic libraries, special libraries, regional library systems, State Library) are encouraged to become institutional members of the Ohio Library Council. Join Now!
Any public library trustee whose library is an institutional member of Ohio Library Council is automatically enrolled as a personal member of the OLC. As such, they are entitled access to all member benefits. More information...
Membership in the Ohio Library Council is open to any Ohio library Friends group. All members of that group are eligible for member benefits, including registration for OLC conferences at member rates. The OLC will send membership information to one main contact specified for each Friends group. Each Friends group is entitled to one vote in the annual OLC elections.
Associate membership in the Ohio Library Council is open to any commercial entity that provides products and services to public libraries. The OLC's enhanced Associate Member program is designed for companies and individuals who want to maintain a connection with public librarians, market their services, and have access to information about the issues and challenges libraries face everyday. This is a non-voting membership category. Join Now!