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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.  



Updated September 2, 2014

Call for Newsletter Items

It’s time for our next newsletter issue (September) and we are seeking the following types of submissions:

Staff News: personnel changes, significant awards and honors, publications, presentations, campus committee assignments

Library News: programs and events, significant acquisitions and major gifts, new buildings and renovations, grants received

Other: meeting and conference announcements; conference and workshop reports; other statewide library events; current legislation relevant to academic libraries; research, publication and funding opportunities

Include this information with your submission:
Sender's Name, Position Title, Institution, ALAO office (if any), Date, Phone, E-mail

Material submitted should follow good journalistic style. Please limit submissions to 400 words. Be concise and clear, and use simple sentences and active voice. A byline must accompany each article, stating the author's name, ALAO office or position (if any), and institution. Submissions should be sent electronically; attachments to e-mail (such as Microsoft Word documents) are preferred. Contributed news and other reports may be edited due to space limitations or editorial decisions. Authors are asked to provide informative headlines for their articles.

The deadline to submit is SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 - submit all articles to 

ALAO is 40!

The $40 for 40 campaign is a way for ALAO members and friends to help support several initiatives in celebration of ALAO's 40th anniversary. We suggest donations of $40 (though 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.

40th Annual Conference & Pre-Conference: 
November 13-14, 2014
Registration is now open 

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

Welcome to our newest members (joined since July 25) 

  • Jennifer Obertacz, University of Toledo 
  • Jian Lee, The Ohio State University
  • Rich Wisneski, University of Akron
  • BethAnn Zambella, Denison University

Upcoming Events

13 Sep 2014 • Online - Grant Proposal Only
13 Sep 2014 • ONLINE - Grant Submission Only
13 Nov 2014 11:00 AM • Kalahari Resort, Sandusky Ohio
14 Nov 2014 8:00 AM • Kalahari Resort, Sandusky Ohio
14 Nov 2014 8:00 AM (EST) • The Kalahari Resorts • 7000 Kalahari Drive • Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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