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Archived News and Announcements 

Updated July 15, 2013

ACRL Webcasts Rebroadcast

The Support Staff Interest Group and Professional Development Committee of ALAO have arranged to rebroadcast two webinars from ACRL.  All are invited to attend the rebroadcasts on location at OSU Newark.  Register to attend one or both sessions.

Friday, May 31, 2013
10-11:30am: The Crisis in Academic Libraries (and Why This is the Best Thing Ever)      Workshop description on ACRL site
1-2:30pm: Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State  
 Workshop description on ACRL site

Spring Workshops Scheduled

Registration is open for these spring workshops of Committees and Interest Groups. 
CMIG Workshop
Friday, Mar 22, 2013 (past)
State Library of Ohio in Columbus 
Collection Management Interest Group: 
E-Books in Ohio: What's a Librarian to Do?
Presentations from the workshop are now available.

Special Collections & Archives Interest Group Workshop
May 10, 2013
Location: OHIONET, Columbus, OH

CMCIG Workshop Friday, May 17, 2013 University of Cincinnati Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group

TEDSIG Workshop
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
OHIONET, Columbus
Organizational Change in Libraries: Three Perspectives

Professional Development Committee and the Support Staff Interest Group
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Ohio State University at Newark
ACRL Webcasts: "Crisis in Academic Libraries" and "Fair Use after Georgia State"

DLIG/IIG Workshop Monday, Jun 3, 2013 Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center, West Chester Combined workshop: Distance Learning Interest Group and Instruction Interest Group
Friday, June 14, 2013
OHIONET in Columbus
Diversity Forum

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Congratulations to John J. Burke, winner of the 2012 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award 

John Burke, Miami University Middletown, received the Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award during the 2012 Annual Conference.  Read about John and other award winners in the December newsletter.

2013 Research Grant Program

Working toward tenure, or perhaps interested in putting together your first research project? Will you need money to fund that new or current research project on libraries, librarianship, or information science and technology? The ALAO Research and Publications Committee would love to help! Learn more.

List of all ALAO Presidents now available

As ALAO makes steady progress toward its 40th anniversary, a list of all ALAO presidents, past and present, has been compiled for the record.

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.

Registration Information

Sad News

Erica LillyFormer 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
 Kathleen Pickens-French
 Mark A. Eddy
 Katy Kelly 

Thanks to all the ALAO members who took the time to vote in this election.

Kenneth Burhanna is Distance Learning Visionary

Congratulations 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 –
  • 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
TEDSIG TEDDY Award, to Anne Gilliland, Ohio State University, by TEDSIG co-Chair Elias Tzoc Caniz.
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.

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