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2020 OPAL-PALNI Conference

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ACTING WITH AGENCY: Coordinating, Preparing, Doing


Thursday, Aug 6 - Opening Reception & Pre-Conference Workshop
Friday, Aug 7 - Conference

It is with great excitement we announce a joint conference this year between OPAL and PALNI! With this year's conference at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio being close to other Indiana colleges and universities, the idea to invite our neighboring consortia to the west was pursued and PALNI eagerly accepted the invitation to co-plan/co-sponsor the 2020 conference. This momentous opportunity allows for both consortia to collaborate, network, and learn from each other as they face many of the same issues in higher education. 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. This year members from both PALNI and OPAL will enjoy occasions for face-to-face conversations in a supportive, collegial atmosphere with a variety of formal sessions and informal social events. Non-members are also welcome to attend the conference and submit presentation proposals.

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Conference Location


701 N. Clinton St. Defiance, Ohio

2020 OPAL-PALNI Conference Planning Task Force

Marisa Albrecht

University of Indianapolis

Joel Atkinson

Butler University

Noah Brubaker


Lisa Crumit-Hancock (chair)

Defiance College

Collette Knight

Defiance College

Kevin Mulhall

Antioch College

Suzy Schroeder-Green (OPAL 2021 host)

Ursuline College

Barb Sedlock

Defiance College
Connie Song (OPAL 2019 host)

Athenaeum of Ohio

Cheryl Teresi

Ursuline College