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ALAO is the Ohio Chapter of ACRL (ALA ACRL).

We strive to advance academic library services in Ohio by identifying, studying and promoting the interests of academic librarianship and the personnel of academic libraries, and to provide opportunities for education and growth for library personnel.  



Call for Nominations: 2015 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award

The ALAO Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2015 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award.

This award recognizes an individual who has:

(1) been an Academic Library Association of Ohio member for at least 5 years

(2) promoted academic libraries and librarianship on his or her own campus and within the state

(3) provided sustained leadership in the promotion of Academic Library Association of Ohio, e.g., committee service, interest group chair, position on the Executive Board

Please submit your nomination through the online nomination form.

NOTE:​You may nominate more than one person! Your reasons for nominating your candidate(s) for the Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award will be especially valuable to the Awards Committee.

Please submit your nominations by MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015​.

Questions? Please contact Eboni A. Johnson (

Congratulations to Newly Elected Board Members!

Vice President/President Elect – Krista McDonald (Miami University Hamilton)

Treasurer – Don Appleby (University of Akron)

Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator – Amanda Koziura (Case Western Reserve University)

Board Members at Large
Judy Carey Nevin (Ohio University – Lancaster)
Miriam Matteson (Kent State University)
Elisabeth Shook (Wright State University)

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who was willing to stand for election, and to Past President Betsy Blankenship and the rest of the Nominating Committee.   The new board takes office on July 14, at the Leadership Retreat.

SAVE THE DATE! 41st Annual Conference!

November 20th, 2015



Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Past Conference:  40th Annual Conference & Pre-Conference took place November 13-14, 2014 

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
More Info
Official Twitter hashtag: #ALAO2014

Growing for the Future:
$40 for 40 Campaign

ALAO members and friends are invited to celebrate ALAO's 40th anniversary with a donation to the $40 for 40 campaign, to support new and continuing initiatives. We suggest donations of $40 (any amount is welcome!) and you choose which initiative(s) to support: the Diversity Scholarship, continuing education grants, research grants, presenter grants, and/or Legislative Advocate Travel Awards. Please click here or click the Donate link at the top of the page for more information and to make your tax-deductible donation.

Welcome to our newest members

(joined since August 1, 2015) 
  • David Reyes, Jr., Wright State University
  • Erin Vonnahme, Miami University
  • Mark Gooch, The College of Wooster
  • Margaret Knapke, University of Dayton
  • Andrew Kosmowski, University of Dayton
  • Vanessa Kraps, Ohio State University ATI
  • Austin Becton, Cedarville University
  • Allison Jenson, Cedarville University
  • Rebekkah Reisner, Cedarville University



ALAO Recent News

Upcoming Events

19 Nov 2015 11:00 AM • Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center, Ohio
20 Nov 2015 8:00 AM • Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive S., Lewis Center, OH 43035
20 Nov 2015 8:00 AM (EST) • Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Please consult the Calendar.  Event pages are linked from here when registration is open for that event.

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