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.
Session Proposals Sought for 2016 Annual Conference: April 15 Deadline
The ALAO Conference Planning Committee has extended the deadline for submitting breakout session proposals for the 2016 ALAO conference. Submit your proposal by April 15, using the online submission form.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 28th at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. The theme this year is User Experience: Exceeding User Expectation By Design.
More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Girton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Karen Plummer, University of Akron, winner of the 2015 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award
Past-President Eboni Johnson presented the award to Karen Plummer during the awards luncheon at the Annual Conference on November 20. Plummer, Associate Professor of Bibliography and AV/Special Materials Cataloger, was recognized for her pivotal work to establish the early web presence of ALAO, including the conversion of countless documents once housed on a University of Akron server. Plummer served many years, over multiple terms, on the ALAO Executive Board and Conference Program Planning Committee, co-edited the ALAO Newsletter, served as ALAO co-webmaster and helped to lead the Distance Learning Interest Group. She has also served as a legislative advocate and on the Research and Publications Committee, in addition to her extensive service to the University of Akron and librarianship more broadly as a teacher and consultant. Her contributions exemplify the high standards of the Jay Ladd Distinguished Service award, which are:
(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.
Board Members Elected for 2016-17
Board Member-at-Large (3 positions)
Thank you to everyone that ran for elections and voted in the election. As always, we had a strong showing from the membership.
Past conference: 41st Annual Conference
held November 20th, 2015
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Past Conference: 40th Annual Conference & Pre-Conference held November 13-14, 2014
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
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 April 14, 2016)
Brittany Brannon, KSU-SLIS
Kelly Francis, KSU-SLIS
Lindsey Gibson, KSU-SLIS
Donald Kulpa, KSU-SLIS
Jennifer Monnin, KSU-SLIS
Katlyn Stucke, KSU-SLIS
Pramanathan Uloganathan, Alagappy University
13 May 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Thompson Library, Ohio State University, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210
01 Jun 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, 1001 East Wooster St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
28 Oct 2016 8:00 AM (EDT) • Roberts Conference Centre
Please consult the Calendar. Event pages are linked from here when registration is open for that event.