38th Annual ALAO Conference, October 2012
Conference date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Location: Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio.
Pre-conference: two pre-conference events were offered.
Presentation, Poster, and Round Table Discussion abstracts are available.
Vendor information for the conference.
Former ALAO President-Elect Erica Lilly passed away on May 22, 2012. Erica was most recently Head of the Chemistry/Physics Library at Kent State University and had worked previously in positions at Kent State and Miami. Erica had published in Electronic Library, Reference and User Services Quarterly, and Reference Librarian.
She is survived by her husband, North and daughter Rowan.
Erica's full obituary.
Elections results, for terms beginning July 2012.Congratulations to ALAO's newly elected officers and Board members:
Vice-President/President Elect -- Betsy Blankenship
Secretary -- Diane Kolosionek
Membership Chair -- Alison Ricker
Mark A. Eddy
Thanks to all the ALAO members who took the time to vote in this election.
Kenneth Burhanna is Distance Learning VisionaryCongratulations to Ken Burhanna, Head of Instructional Services for Kent State University Libraries, on being named as the first ALAO Distance Learning Visionary. [more]
2011 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award Given to Diane Schrecker
Congratulations to Diane Schrecker, Curriculum Librarian, Ashland University, who received the Jay Ladd Distinguised Service Award during the 2011 Annual Conference. Past President Rocki Strader presented the award [see photo by Peggy Rector], citing Diane's long service to ALAO as Secretary, Curriculum Materials Center IG Chair, Program Planning Committee member (for many conferences), member of the Research and Publications Committee, and as a frequent presenter at annual conference, workshops, and in poster sessions.
Diane was described in the nomination letter as a "top-notch professional" who never fails to promote ALAO activities, especially on the Library Cloud blog. As an author, committee and board member, conference presenter and workshop host, she "serves to help other library professionals grow and learn."
Other Awards Announced at the 2011 Annual Conference
Continuing Education Grants, presented by Krista McDonald, ALAO Board Member to the following members –
Christine Rigda University of Toledo
Allen Reichert Otterbein University
Barbara Strauss Cleveland State University
Kathy Fisher Ursuline College
Diversity Scholarship presented by Diane Kolosionek, Diversity Committee Chair, to Bridgette Billingslea, Kent State Univ. See the Scholarship Guidelines for details on the program, applications for which will be sought again in Spring 2012.
Research Award Grants, presented by Mark Eddy, Research and Publications Committee Chair to –
TEDSIG TEDDY Award, to Anne Gilliland, Ohio State University, by TEDSIG co-Chair Elias Tzoc Caniz.
- Fang Fang, Instructional Technologist, Kenyon College
- Joshua Finnell, Humanities Librarian, Denison University
- Heidi Gauder, Instruction Program Coordinator, University of Dayton
- Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Cleveland State University
Anne Gilliland, formerly with OhioLINK, serves as Head, Copyright Management Office at Ohio State University. Her contributions to ALAO include serving as Technical Services Interest Group Co-Chair, as a member of the ALAO Executive Board, and as a very effective presenter at several TSIG workshops and ALAO annual conferences.
Special Election Results in New Bylaws
112 members voted in the Special Election held online June 1-15, 2011, voting unanimously to adopt new Bylaws in place of the old Constitution. Most significantly, the Bylaws allow ALAO to incorporate as an independent non-profit organization. The process of incorporation will be concluded in the near future; ALAO will retain its affiliation as the Ohio chapter of ACRL [more info in the June President's Report].
2011/2012 Election Results
- Vice President
- Sue Polanka, Wright State Univ.
- Don Appleby, Univ. of Akron
- PR Coordinator
- Peggy Rector, Denison Univ.
- Board Member At-Large
- Karen Plummer, Univ. of Akron
- Alisa Mizikar, Wittenberg Univ.
- Alice Crosetto, Univ. of Toledo
Congratulations to our newly elected officers!
Thanks to all who voted (34% participation), and especially to those who volunteered to run for elected office.