The Annual Conference of the Academic Library Association of Ohio brings together over 350 librarians from across Ohio and surrounding states to explore current issues facing academic libraries and librarians. Vendors will have opportunities to meet with librarians one-on-one.

Upcoming events

    • 15 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Miami University's Voice of America (VOA) Learning Center, 7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
    • 3

    Distance Learning Interest Group Spring Workshop 2015

    INOV8!: Elevating Engagement for Students Online

    Your favorite workshop will feature four fantastic presentations, networking opportunities, and food–lots of food. Whether you are an instruction librarian creating electronic resources, a reference librarian new to serving online students, or a distance education veteran, you won’t want to miss this event. Visit for more details.


     9:00-9:45: Registration & Continental Breakfast

     9:45-10:00: Welcome & Introductions

     10:00-11:00: DLIG Visionaries: "Embedded Librarianship: Communicating Our Crucial Value"

     11:00-Noon: "Reaching Visual Learners: Incorporating GIF Graphics into Online Instruction"

     Noon-1:00: Lunch

     1:00-2:00: "No Software? No Problem. Creating Interactive Lessons Using Open-Access Free Resources"

     2:00-3:00: "Using LibGuides 2.0 & Video Creation Tools to Provide Distance Learning"

     3:00-3:30: Additional Q & A, Evaluations, & Wrap Up

    • 18 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • State Library of Ohio. East 1st Avenue. Columbus, OH.
    • 27

    Join your collection compatriots for the ALAO CMIG 2015 Spring Workshop, Analyze & Advocate: Tools for Collection Management and Strategies for Marketing.  Our morning session focuses on tools you can use to make informed collection decisions on single titles in print and electronic environments.  Ohio colleagues will talk about the tools and methods they have successfully used to manage their collections.   In the afternoon learn about innovative strategies for demonstrating the value of library collections, resources and services on campus from market-focused staff members at two differently sized institutions.  We hope you will join us May 18th at the State Library of Ohio, Columbus.


    Please register before May 12.



    9:30a to 10:00a Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Weeding Helper

         Ken Irwin, Reference Librarian, Wittenberg University

         Kristin Cole, Reference-Instruction Librarian, Muskingum University

         David Green, Technology Specialist, Ohionet


    Using Rubrics for Electronic Resource Evaluation  

         Wade Lee, Electronic Information Services and Science Reference Librarian, University of Toledo

         Julia Martin, Business Librarian, University of Toledo

         Elaine Reeves, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Toledo

         Sheryl Stevens - Cataloging, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Toledo


    Notes from OhioLINK CIRM

         Dan Gottlieb, CIRM Chair and Associate Dean, Collections & Technical Services, University of Cincinnati


    Marketing Ideas - Demonstrating Value : a Panel Discussion

         Hannah Levy, Marketing and Communications Officer.  Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

         Jessica Hagman, Social Media Coordinator and Subject Librarian for Scripps College,  Ohio University

    Round Table Discussion


    Questions?  Please contact   .


    Make checks payable to ALAO.
    Mail checks to:

    ATTN: Phil Flynn
    University Libraries
    Wright State University
    3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
    Dayton, OH  45435-001
    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kent State University Library 1125 Risman Dr Kent, OH 44242
    • 43

    Special but not Specialized: Special Collections & Archives Do It All 


    SCAIG has a plan to offer its annual workshops at different locations each year—to be hosted by special collections and archives around Ohio. This upcoming workshop will meet at the Kent State University Library for an event focused on providing an opportunity for academic special collections librarians and archivists to get to know their colleagues across the state and discuss the most pressing issues affecting their work.

    The day will include:
    Three informal presentations:

    1. Cara Gilgenbach, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Kent State University Libraries
    2. Jennifer S. Morrow, Hiram College Archivist
    3. Stefanie Hunker, Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University

    Time to view the exhibit, “The Kent State Shootings and Their Aftermath: Through the Media’s Lens” with the exhibit’s curator and Kent State University Archivist, Lae’l Hughes-Watkins
    Tour of Kent State’s Special Collections and Archives spaces
    World Café style conversation session
    “Freebie exchange” of publications and handouts
    • Option to visit the National Register of Historic Places site of the Kent State Shootings and The May 4 Visitor Center and Walking Tour 

    For more information, please contact:


    Kate Medicus

    Stefanie Hunker 

    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Columbus State Community College
    • 36

    Serving Our Veterans: A Call to Action

    June 5, 2015
    Columbus State  Community College Conference Center

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

    Keynote at 10 am

    Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet included


    Program & Schedule 

    10:00 am

    Keynote Address

    Keynote Speaker -- Danny Eakins, Military and Veteran Policy Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services

    10:30am - 11:00am
    Presentation by Major Jay Favuzzi, James Gilchrist-Elliott and Terry Worst of the Military & Veteran’s Services Department of Columbus State

    11:00am - 11:45am
    Outreach to Our Student Veteran Population, Krista McDonald, Miami University, Hamilton and Mike Farmer, Miami University, Hamilton

    11:45am - 12:30pm
    Best For Vets? Walking the Talk, Eileen K. Bosch and Elizabeth Wood, both of Bowling Green State University

    12:30pm - 1:30pm

    1:30pm - 2:15pm
    The Rules of Engagement: Creating an Online Information Literacy Course for those Returning to Learn and Actively Serving, Thomas Atwood, University of Toledo

    2:15pm - 2:45pm
    What Are You Doing at Your Institution? Facilitated small-group Discussion.

    Photos/Video Policy:

    Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used for ALAO purposes.

    • 20 Nov 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035

    41st Annual ALAO Conference

    Additional Information:

    ALAO 2015 Conference Website
    Vendor Information


    Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

    100 Green Meadows Drive South

    Lewis Center, OH 43035

    Please contact us for assistance:


    Photos/Video Policy: Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used for ALAO purposes.

Past events

20 Apr 2015 CMCIG Spring Workshop (2015)
16 Apr 2015 AIG Spring Workshop (2015)
15 Jan 2015 Continuing Education Grant Application 2015
14 Nov 2014 40th Annual ALAO Conference: Vendor Registration (2014)
14 Nov 2014 2014 ALAO Annual Conference
13 Nov 2014 2014 ALAO 40th Anniversary Pre-conference
13 Sep 2014 2014 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Support Staff)
13 Sep 2014 2014 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Student)
14 Jul 2014 2014 ALAO Board Retreat
13 Jun 2014 ACRL Webinars: Making the Leap to Library Leadership & Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment
11 Jun 2014 SCAIG/TEDSIG Spring Workshop: What Is That and How Do I Catalog It!?! RDA and Special Formats Cataloging
09 Jun 2014 CMIG Spring Workshop: I Can’t Believe You do That!
30 May 2014 IIG Spring Workshop 2014 - Back to Basics: Moving Library Instruction Forward!
21 May 2014 SSIG Spring Workshop (2014)
16 May 2014 DLIG Spring Workshop 2014
25 Apr 2014 2014 Diversity Spring Workshop
24 Apr 2014 AIG Spring Workshop (2014)
04 Apr 2014 CMCIG 2014 Spring Workshop -– Keeping Pace: Changes & Trends in Curriculum Materials Centers (CMC’s)
17 Mar 2014 ALAO Officer Elections
09 Dec 2013 Continuing Education Grant Application 2014
25 Oct 2013 39th Annual ALAO Conference: Vendor Registration (2013)
25 Oct 2013 2013 ALAO Annual Conference: The Changing Faces of Academic Libraries: Transforming, Reorganizing and Re-imagining
24 Oct 2013 2013 ALAO Annual Conference - Preconference: Social Media Spark: Tips and Tech Tools to Ignite our Library Communities.
15 Jul 2013 2013 ALAO Board Retreat
14 Jun 2013 2013 Diversity Spring Workshop
03 Jun 2013 Distance Learning Interest Group and Instruction Interest Group Spring Workshop – Making Noise in the Library: Advocating for our Students and our Libraries (2013)
31 May 2013 ACRL Webcasts: "Crisis in Academic Libraries" and "Fair Use after Georgia State"
21 May 2013 TEDSIG Spring Workshop 2013 - Change in Libraries: Physical, Organizational, Consortial
10 May 2013 Special Collections & Archives Spring Workshop 2013 – Outreach in Special Collections & Archives
22 Mar 2013 E-Books in Ohio: What's a Librarian to Do? (CMIG Workshop)
26 Oct 2012 38th Annual ALAO Conference: Vendor Registration (2012)
26 Oct 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Conference - Impact Factor: The Value of Academic Libraries
25 Oct 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Conference - Preconference: Researcher Revolt: What Faculty want from Publishers, Libraries and the Open Access Movement
25 Oct 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Conference - Preconference: Participatory Librarianship: Shaping Conversations to Advocate the Impact of Our Academic Libraries
05 Aug 2012 2012 ALAO Board Retreat - Lodging
04 Jun 2012 Energizing Library Instruction: Pedagogical Voodoo to Animate Classroom Zombies (IIG Spring Workshop)
18 May 2012 CMCIG Spring Workshop 2012: The Future of Ohio Libraries
11 May 2012 2012 TEDSIG Spring Workshop
11 May 2012 INOV8! Strategies & Models for Distance Library Services (2012 DLIG Spring Workshop)
01 Apr 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Student)
01 Apr 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Support Staff)
01 Apr 2012 2012 ALAO Annual Conference: Proposal Submission
19 Dec 2011 Continuing Education Grant Application 2012
04 Nov 2011 37th Annual ALAO Conference: Vendor Registration (2011)
04 Nov 2011 2011 ALAO Annual Conference
19 Jul 2011 2011 ALAO Board Retreat
11 Jul 2011 2011 ALAO Board Retreat
27 May 2011 Linked Data: Connecting Distributed Data across the Web (2011 TEDSIG Spring Workshop)
20 May 2011 Local Resources and Collaborations (2011 CMCIG Spring Workshop)
13 May 2011 SSIG Spring Seminar (2011)
13 May 2011 INOV8: Revitalizing Distance Learning (2011 DLIG Spring Workshop)
06 May 2011 2011 Diversity Spring Workshop
21 Apr 2011 Thinking outside the Library: Creative Collaboration for Library Instruction (IIG 2011 Spring Workshop)
05 Mar 2011 2011 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Student)
05 Mar 2011 2011 ALAO Annual Presenter Grant (Support Staff)
05 Mar 2011 2011 ALAO Annual Conference: Proposal Submission
15 Jan 2011 Continuing Education Grant Application
29 Oct 2010 ALAO 36th Annual Conference (2010)
29 Oct 2010 36th Annual Conference: Vendor Registration
12 Jul 2010 2010 ALAO Board Retreat
30 Oct 2009 35th ALAO Annual Conference (2009)
© Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO), A Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association

Contact a Board Member
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software