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OLC Selects New Director of Professional Development

Laurie Miller is a talented, seasoned industry leader

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) has selected Laurie Miller as its new director of professional development.

Currently, Miller serves as the senior events manager for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), where she has been on staff since 2005. Her broad experience includes working with subject matter experts to develop and execute educational workshops, webinars and virtual events of varying sizes. She typically manages 80-100 events per year, including an annual conference that draws nearly 10,000 attendees.

Miller holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from Ball State University and is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA). She is a member of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE) and has served as a board member for the Ohio Chapter of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

As OLC's director of professional development, Miller will be responsible for planning and managing all of the organization's continuing education for public library employees in Ohio. She will join the OLC staff on April 19.

"Laurie brings a wealth of experience to the OLC team and has a proven track record of providing high-quality educational events both in-person and online," said OLC Executive Director Michelle Francis. "She shares our vision to grow and expand OLC's professional development offerings and will be a tremendous asset to OLC and the public library community."

The OLC is the statewide professional association that represents the interests of Ohio's 251 public library systems, their trustees, friends and staffs. Ohio has the highest library use per capita in the nation.

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