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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 April 1, 2017) 

  • Jill Liebisch, Northern Kentucky University/KSU-SLIS
  • Lorena Popelka, Columbus State Community College
  • Andrew Stuart, Ohio University
  • Rachel Dilley, Columbus State Community College
  • Tiffany Lipstreu, Otterbein University
  • Hanna Primeau, OSU-Newark/Central Ohio Technical College
  • Susan Falgner, Mount St. Joseph University

Board Members Elected for 2016-17

Katy Kelly

Angel Mootispaw

Board Member-at-Large (3 positions)
Meghan Frazer
Shelly Miller
Gerald Natal

Membership Chair

Katy Mathuews

Thank you to everyone that ran for elections and voted in the election. As always, we had a strong showing from the membership.

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.

Upcoming Events

19 May 2017 10:00 AM • Miami University, Voice of America Learning Center: 7847 W VOA Park Dr. West Chester OH 45069
09 Jun 2017 9:15 AM • University of Dayton, Roesch Library Building: Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center in Studio 042
09 Jun 2017 9:30 AM • Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, 7847 W VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
16 Jun 2017 9:30 AM • State Library of Ohio, East 1st Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

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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