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2016 Diversity Workshop

Outreach: Building Collaborations that Support Campus Diversity

Spend a day with colleagues exchanging ideas and discovering best practices for building collaborations and community outreach to promote diversity.  You’ll not only get to hear from your colleagues but discuss the programs and ideas brought forth while you network with librarians from across Ohio and the region.  From programming ideas to writing successful grants there’s something for everyone looking to promote inclusion and diversity in their library. 

Attendees will:

  • Hear about examples of best practices for outreach within the regions' academic libraries
  • Take from the workshop ideas promoting diversity and inclusion throughoutreach efforts
  • Take from the workshop ideas promoting diversity and inclusion throughcommunity collaboration

The program runs from 9:45 - 4:00

Registration starts at 9:00

October 06, 2016

State Library of Ohio

274 E. 1st Avenue 

Columbus, Ohio 43201

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

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Committee Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to address various aspects of human diversity, including ethnic and racial; gender and disability issues; international or cross-cultural issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; and age. This Committee serves as an advisory group to ALAO to assist the organization in providing leadership for diversity by acting as a bridge to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines and to help foster and sustain diversity throughout the organization.


Past President, Public Relations Coordinator, and up to 5 ALAO members recruited by the Committee Chair and formally appointed by the President. See the ALAO Procedures Manual [] for more information.

Committee Membership


  • Eileen Theodore-Shusta, Ohio University
  • Brianne Miller, Columbus State Community College


  • Paul Campbell, Ohio University (2015-2017)
  • Brian Gray, Case Western University (ALAO Past President)
  • Yuimi Hlasten, Ohio State University (2016-2018)
  • Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College (2016-2018) 
  • Amanda Koziura, Case Western University (2015-2017)
  • Edith Scarletto, Wright State University (2016- 2018)
  • Carly Sentieri, Miami Univesrity (2016-2018)

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