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  • 11 Oct 2019 11:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to welcome you to the 45th Annual ALAO Conference Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate. We hope to see you at this year’s exciting program of events.

    Thursday events include:

    • An afternoon workshop on intergroup dialogue in academic libraries with facilitators Ione Damasco, Mérida Allen, and Chanel P. Wright from the University of Dayton.
    • A FREE evening active allyship training with facilitators Petey Peterson and Dr. Nicole Carter from Wright State University.

    Friday events include:

    • A keynote address by Char Booth with a theme of justice-based advocacy in leadership.
    • 28 breakout sessions from your colleagues in Ohio and surrounding states (program available soon).
    • Nearly 40 posters and roundtable discussions.

    Registration is required for all events.

    Rates:

    Pre-conference:  

    $85 ALAO/MiALA Members    

    $115 Non ALAO Members

    Ally Training
    FREE (Registration required)

    Conference 

    $165 ALAO/MiALA Members

    $195 Non ALAO Members

    $100 ALAO Student Members/Retirees

    For registration and more information, please visit:

    https://www.alaoweb.org/conferences/2019/about

  • 01 Nov 2017 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us December 5th for an evening of learning and socializing with fellow academic librarians. You will have an opportunity to order and pay for your dinner starting at 6 pm. At 7 pm we will have a presentation on Body Language by Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS. The presentation is free. Food and drink are on your own.


    Location: Visible Voice Books, 2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113


    When: December 5, 2017, 6pm-8pm


    Register at: http://mms.neo-rls.org/Calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=45744


    Lead and Learn: A Free Social Hour & Workshop on Body Language 

    Can a simple change in your posture make you more confident? Can just smiling change your mood? Can understanding body language truly help empower you? The answer is YES.
     
    A large majority of our human communication comes from nonverbals like facial expressions, gestures, and posture.  Such communication is universal and we all perform it every day and throughout every interaction. Learn how to decipher what the body is saying and utilize nonverbal tells for approachability, managing conflict and demonstrating authority. Discover not only how to project confidence to others, but how to change how you feel, all through body language.
     
    Presenter: Holly Klingler is the Research and Innovation Coordinator for The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS).  In addition to helping libraries learn to use and love technology, she is also certified in nonverbal analysis and has been presenting on body language for over seven years. She trains people in a variety of career fields on how to utilize body language effectively and successfully in their profession.  She recently presented at the Akron Women’s Bar Association and at the Hudson Job Corp., illustrating valuable techniques to read and communicate nonverbally and ways to put your best foot forward while being evaluated. From customer service to conflict management to confidence exercises, she teaches nonverbal skills you can use in both your professional and personal life to communicate effectively with others and even within yourself. 

  • 25 Apr 2017 3:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ALAO Conference Planning Committee is accepting poster and roundtable proposals for the 2017 ALAO conference until May 15th.


    To submit a proposal, use the online submission form.


  • 30 Jan 2017 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are now being accepted for the ALAO Diversity Scholarship at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DVDWBKB

     

    The application period runs until Sunday, February 12, 2017.

     

    The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For this reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce.

     

    The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s bursar account for tuition at his or her academic institution. As the scholarship recipient, the student also will receive a complimentary registration for ALAO’s Annual Conference and a year of mentoring by a selected ALAO Member.

     

    ***Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017***

     

    For additional information or questions, please contact the ALAO Diversity Committee Chair:

     

    Eileen Theodore-Shusta, MLS, MAS

    Director of Planning Assessment & Organizational Effectiveness

    Ohio University Libraries

    theodore@ohio.edu

    740.593.2989


  • 24 Aug 2016 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    Registration for the 2016 Diversity Workshop, Outreach: Building Collaborations that Support Campus Diversity, is now open!


    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 through outreach efforts

    -Take from the workshop ideas promoting diversity and inclusion through community collaboration


    More details and registration at: http://alaoweb.org/event-2197839


  • 23 May 2016 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    The ALAO Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our call for Poster and/or Roundtable proposals for the 2016 ALAO conference. The conference will be held on Friday, October 28th at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. The theme this year is User Experience: Exceeding Expectations By Design. More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website.

     

    The deadline for submitting poster and/or roundtable proposals is June 24th. 

     

    To submit a proposal, use the online submission form.

     

    If you have questions, please contact Carrie Girton at program@alaoweb.org.


  • 23 Mar 2016 9:26 PM | Anonymous

    Applications are now being accepted for the ALAO Diversity Scholarship at https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ctDnbiaShSwodPn 

     

    The application period is extended until Sunday, April 17, 2016.

     

    The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For this reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce.

     

    The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s bursar account for tuition at his or her academic institution. As the scholarship recipient, the student also will receive a complimentary registration for ALAO’s Annual Conference and a year of mentoring by a selected ALAO Member.

     

    ***Deadline: Sunday, April 17, 2016***

     

    For additional information or questions, please contact the ALAO Diversity Committee Chair:

     

    Eileen Theodore-Shusta, MLS, MAS

    Director of Planning Assessment & Organizational Effectiveness

    Ohio University Libraries

    theodore@ohio.edu

    740.593.2989

  • 07 Mar 2016 4:47 PM | Anonymous


    ​Call for Proposals:  The ALAO/CMIG (Collection Management Interest Group) Spring Workshop will include a lightning talk round, and we would like to hear from you!


    What are the collection management “hot buttons” at your institution this spring? We are open to any topic involving collection management/development including: promotion of specific library resources, managing and utilizing usage statistics, open access issues, and collaborative collection development projects. What works, what doesn’t, what are you dreaming up next? Come share your ideas & experience with colleagues in a 5-7 minute “lightning talk”.


    Please send a brief description, 200 word max, of your lightning talk idea to Ken Irwin kirwin@wittenberg.edu and Jessica Grim Jessica.grim@oberlin.edu by April 15, 2016. 8-10 talks will be selected.​


    ​The CMIG Spring Workshop ​will take place on April 27, 2017, 10:00-3:00, at the State Library in Columbus.


  • 22 Feb 2016 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    Are you looking for a leadership opportunity?  Would you like to get involved in professional service for an ACRL chapter?  If so, please consider nominating yourself for the ALAO Board.  Elections will take place in April, and successful candidates will take office at the ALAO Board Retreat this summer.  Come join a fantastic group of Ohio librarians!

     

    What does the ALAO Board do?

    As the Ohio chapter of ACRL, we have a mission of advancing academic library services in our state, and providing opportunities for education and growth for library personnel at all levels and at every career stage.  We sponsor an annual conference and spring workshops that focus on innovative topics and showcase Ohio academic librarians; we provide scholarships and awards; and we maintain several active, diverse interest groups and committees. In addition, we are piloting a mentoring program that pairs up Ohio academic librarians for peer-to-peer, inter-generational, leadership, or student mentoring relationships.

     

    What is my role as a Board member?

    • Perform the duties described for your elected position – see the Procedures Manual for the specific duties and responsibilities of each position
    • Attend the annual two-day retreat (usually in June/July of each year; 2016 dates and location to be determined)
    • Attend 4 Board meetings per year (usually on Fridays, at OhioNET)


    This year, we will be electing the following officers:

    • Vice President/President Elect
    • Secretary
    • Membership chair
    • Board Member-at-Large (3 positions)

     

    Remember that you must be an ALAO member in order to run for office, so this is a perfect time to join or renew.

     

    Submit the online nomination form by Monday, February 29, 2016 to be considered as a candidate!  If you have questions, please contact Eboni A. Johnson or another member of the Nominating Committee.


    Thank you!


    Eboni A. Johnson, ALAO Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, Oberlin College

    Mark Eddy, Case Western Reserve University

    Katy Mathuews, Ohio University

    Eileen Theodore-Shusta, Ohio University


  • 11 Feb 2016 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    The Academic Library Association of Ohio's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that the Spring Diversity Workshop will be held at Ohio State University, Thompson Library, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The workshop will focus on outreach to the community, building collaboration and promoting diversity and inclusion on our campuses and within our libraries.


    We are accepting proposals for presentations that will showcase efforts at outreach on your campus for promoting diversity and/or building collaboration. We anticipate presentations which last around 45 minutes.


    Initial proposals should be 150 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced. Visit here to submit your proposal: http://goo.gl/forms/eRTp0SEFKu


    The Diversity Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2016.  For more details, please email: diversity@alaoweb.org


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