Keynote Speakers

Lorcan Dempsey

May 22, 2017 @ 1:20 p.m.
Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons

Lorcan coordinates strategic planning and oversees Research, Membership and Community Relations at OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK and the US. His influence on national policy and library directions is widely recognized.

In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' (NFAIS) highest award, The Miles Conrad Award. He is an honorary Doctor of the Open University in the UK and has twice received an ALCTS Presidential Citation for his work with OCLC colleagues. Lorcan began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. Before moving to OCLC, he managed the UK higher education national investment in information services for Jisc. He is a member of the Cambridge University Library Visiting Committee. Lorcan has a BA and MLIS from University College Dublin.

Lorcan can be followed on the Web at Lorcan Dempsey's weblog and on Twitter. He publishes and presents widely.

Terry Reese

May 23, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.
Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons

Terry Reese works at The Ohio State University Libraries as the Head of Digital Initiatives. His primary research interest tend to focus around the development of services and infrastructure to support large scale data projects and preservation. Terry has been an active researcher and participant in the library development community since 1999, working on a wide range of development and research projects. His unwavering interest in issues surrounding the continuing evolution of library metadata remains a common thread throughout his research, and informs his work as the author and creator of MarcEdit — a tool developed primarily for the library cataloging community to lower technical barriers and empower metadata librarians to take more control over their organization’s metadata.

Browse the Presentation Descriptions

Schedule of Presentations

Listing of Concurrent Presentations (alphabetical title list)

Programs Schedule At-A-Glance

Program Guide

2017 Annual Conference has gone mobile!

In an effort to help with Xavier’s commitment to sustainable actions, OVGTSL17’s program guide will only be a mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! You will have access to the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.

For Android and iOS users: Get our guide HERE.

For Laptop users: Get our guide HERE.

**Passphrases were emailed to registered attendees prior to the conference.

Get our guide instructions HERE.

Please only choose one option for your guide access.

This conference guide is limited to number of attendees.

Continuing Education

OVGTSL is an approved LEU provider under the “Blanket” Approval.

Kentucky State Board for the Certification of Librarians administers the Certification Program for Kentucky Public Libraries. If you have other questions regarding the Kentucky public librarian certification program, contact continuing education staff by email at or by phone at (502) 564-1727.

Ohio Library Council issues certifications for both Ohio Public Librarian Certification and Ohio Public Library Staff Certification. Further information about the CEU certification requirements are here.