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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.  



Welcome to our Newest Members

(joined since September 1, 2017) 

  • Ginny Boehme, Miami University
  • Zach Walton, Ohio State University-Lima
  • Sarah Schaff, Denison University
  • Karmen Beecroft, Ohio University
  • Julie McDaniel, Sinclair Community College
  • Nainsi Houston, Muskingum University
  • Mackenna Swing, Ohio State University/Kent State iSchool

Board Members Elected for 2017-18

Eric Resnis


Don Appleby

Public Relations Coordinator
Michelle Brasseur

Board Member-at-Large (3 positions)

Paul Campbell

Heather Crozier

Beate Gersch

Thank you to everyone who ran for office and everyone who voted in the election. ALAO is a stronger organization when we have high participation levels, and the membership came through again this year.

Congratulations to Julie Deardorff, Cedarville University, winner of the 2016 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award

Past-President Brian Gray presented the award to Julie Deardorff during the awards luncheon at the 2016 Annual Conference. Among other accomplishments, Deardorff has been particularly involved in developing an undergraduate library internship. 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.  

Congratulations, Julie!

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.

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Upcoming Events

26 Oct 2017 11:30 AM • Nationwide Conference, 100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035
27 Oct 2017 8:00 AM • Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Event pages are linked from here when registration is open for that event.  All events are listed on the ALAO Google Calendar - please consult it for other activities.

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