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2019 OPAL Annual Conference

Thursday, Aug 1 - Opening Reception
Friday, Aug 2 - Conference

Registration is closed.

The annual OPAL Conference is hosted by a member institution each August. Many initiatives and long-term professional relationships have been forged over the years as we meet to connect, share research, best practices and problem solve among not-for-profit, private academic libraries. Members also enjoy opportunities for face-to-face conversations and a supportive, collegial atmosphere in a variety of formal sessions and informal social events. Non-members are welcome to attend the conference and submit presentation proposals.

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2019 Conference Photos













Conference planning committee with Keynote Speaker, Richard Kong.

2019 Conference Photos can be found in the OPAL Repository

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Conference Location

The Athenaeum of Ohio - Mount St. Mary's Seminary

6616 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati OH 45230

OPAL 2019 Conference Program

The conference program contains the following information:

  • A welcome note from Andrew Whitis, Chair of OPAL's Executive Committee
  • Information about the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary
  • Thursday and Friday schedule at a glance
  • Descriptions of each breakout session and poster

The conference schedule and links to presentations are available on the Conference Presentations page.

2019 OPAL Conference Planning Task Force

Claire Ballinger Athenaeum of Ohio
LuAnn Boris Walsh University
Lucinda Chandler Wilmington College
Michael Dziabiak University of Findlay
Kathy Fisher Ursuline College
Collette Knight Defiance College
Dana Knott Antioch University
Tiffany Lipstreu Otterbein University
Gina Maida University of Mount Union
Kevin Mulhall Antioch College
Connie Song, chair The Athenaeum of Ohio
Margie Wallace The Athenaeum of Ohio