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  • 13 Jan 2015 3:05 PM | Anonymous member

    UPDATE:  Jan. 16, 2015.  Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for more mentors.  We had more responses than we will be able to place, but this will give us more flexibility in our pairing.


    The ALAO Professional Development Committee has completed our first pass with pairing mentees and mentors in the new ALAO Mentoring Program Pilot. We have discovered that we have about a dozen more mentees than mentors. Potential MENTORS, please help us out. We need volunteers for every area, including mentoring library school students, help with publishing, peer mentoring, etc.

    This is an official Call for MORE Mentors. Please consider seriously giving back to the profession by filling out this form. (google doc)
    Many thanks for giving the serious consideration to helping other librarians throughout the state.

    Truly Yours,

    Julia Gustafson
    Chair, ALAO Professional Development Committee
    Research & Outreach Librarian
    The College of Wooster Libraries

  • 07 Jan 2015 10:39 AM | Anonymous member
    Congratulations to John Burke and Beth Tumbleson of Miami University Middletown, who were jointly nominated for their vast contributions to distance librarianship. They frequently co-present at national, state and regional conferences on topics that include marketing embedded librarian services, working within your institution’s LMS, and other hot topics in e-learning.

    Additionally, John and Beth have co-authored several well-cited journal articles and, in 2013, they published Embedding Librarianship in Learning Management Systems: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (ISBN 1555708625). Whether you are just getting started in distance librarianship or you are looking for ways to streamline your services, you’ll find inspiration and guidance inside.

    We look forward to their presentation at our DLIG Spring Workshop on Friday, May 15th at the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati). If you have ideas for presentations or would like to submit a proposal to present at the workshop, please contact one of the DLIG CoChairs at the emails below or at ohiodlig@gmail.com by January 31st. Topic ideas include virtual instruction, implementing new technology tools in distance librarianship, instructional design, assessment, and whatever is working (or didn’t work) for you! Workshop registration will open at the beginning of March, so stay tuned!

    Your DLIG Co-Chairs,

    Carrie Girton (girtonc@miamioh.edu) & Kathleen Pickens (kathleen.pickens@cincinnatistate.edu )

  • 17 Dec 2014 8:11 AM | Anonymous member

    The Academic Library Association of Ohio is pleased to announce that the 2015 Spring Support Staff Interest Group Workshop will take place on May 20, 2015 on the Lancaster campus of Ohio University.

    The planning committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that will meet the varied professional development needs of academic library support staff.

    Proposals are welcome on all topics. Examples might be: managing student workers, participating in ALA's Support Staff Certification program, developing library outreach programs, building professional networks, surviving stress in the workplace, and working successfully with supervisors.

    Presentations will last 50 minutes. Proposals should be 200-300 words in length. A brief bio of the presenter(s) should also be included.  The SSIG Planning Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, January 24, 2015.

    Please submit your proposals HERE<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Kj6nB7yYesa27LFk1ICZ-yeMxtx791XIVu4oW5SNfjI/viewform>

    For questions, please contact Myra Justus at 513-569-4690<tel:513-569-4690> or myra.justus@cincinnatistate.edu<mailto:myra.justus@cincinnatistate.edu>

  • 16 Dec 2014 10:49 AM | Anonymous member

    Do you need research funds for an upcoming project?  The Research & Publications Committee of ALAO invites you to apply for the 2015 ALAO Research Grant.


    As an ALAO member you have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding in support of your research.  Our 2015 research grant program is under way, so apply today!


    What's needed


    Include the following in your application

    1. Completed ALAO Research Grant Application form

    2. A written proposal of no more than two pages, single-spaced.

    3. A current vita from the named applicant(s).

    4. A budget sheet.

    Please combine all four application components into one MS Word document. You can copy & paste the grant application form into your Word document.  


    For more information about the ALAO Research Grant Application form, award eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, see the 2015 grant page:  http://alaoweb.org/committees/researchpub/2015-research-grant.


    Send completed applications to Heidi Gauder, Chair of the Research & Publications Committee, at alaorpcgrants@gmail.com as an email attachment. The deadline to apply has been extended to Feb. 1, 2015.


    You must be a current member of ALAO in order to apply for the research grant.


    Questions? Please contact Heidi directly at hgauder1@udayton.edu.


    updated: 1/14/15 A.Ricker

  • 09 Dec 2014 2:43 PM | Anonymous member

    ALAO Collection Management Interest Group Invites Contributions for the Spring 2015 CMIG Workshop:  "What's Working? What's Been Tried?  What Have We Learned?

    Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    State Library of Ohio, Conference Room D, Columbus Ohio

     The Workshop Planning Committee invites presentation proposals from the following topic areas:

    1.    Management, selection and weeding in an electronic environment.  
    Presentations in this topic area might focus on single title selection practice, weeding of electronic collections, evaluation of use statistics, citation analysis and deselection criteria for ebooks or journals.

    2.    Marketing the library’s collections.
    Presentations in this topic area could cover innovative ways to market the library’s collections both print and electronic to your campus community (faculty, staff and students), marketing to particular user groups (i.e. international students) and using vendor-supplied material.

    3.    Nontraditional “acquisitions” purchasing.  
    Presentations in this topic area might include funding for digitization, purchasing datasets, library as publisher and covering author fees.  

    Proposals may address emerging trends, report on recent research, or demonstrate new services, projects, and tools.   Each session will last 45 minutes.  Please include time for questions following your presentation.

    Proposals will be selected by blind review. 
    Submit the following to cleary.110@osu.edu  by January 30, 2015.

    1.    Title of presentation
    2.    Abstract (approximately 250 words)
    3.    Names, affiliations and contact information for all presenters
    4.    Primary contact for presenters

    Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by January 26, 2015.  For further information, please contact Calvin Cleary, Committee Member, CMIG (cleary.110@osu.edu).

    updated: 1/14/15 A.Ricker

  • 08 Dec 2014 2:00 PM | Anonymous member

    ALA released a report today that explores the growing area of library programming and proposes an ambitious, eight-year research plan to explore how programs reach library users and impact communities.

    For the past year, the American Library Association's Public Programs Office has been working with a team of advisors on a first-of-its-kind research initiative: the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA).

    Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), NILPPA seeks to understand the characteristics, audiences, outcomes, and impacts of library programming. With our first year of NILPPA funding, ALA and our research partners analyzed data and interviewed dozens of librarians. The result is a white paper summarizing the status, concerns, and opportunities in library programming. ALA requests your feedback on this work. You can view the report and share your feedback at http://NILPPA.org.

    Sarah Ostman
    ALA Public Programs Office

  • 25 Nov 2014 1:27 PM | Anonymous member

    ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force seeks feedback on the third draft of the association's proposed Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Read the document and welcome message highlighting major changes since the June second draft, then provide feedback via an online form by 5pm Central on Friday, December 12, 2014. 

    Read the third draft.

  • 11 Nov 2014 10:15 PM | Anonymous member

    Apply now: 2015 Research Grant

    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 & Publications Committee invites you to apply for a research grant.

    As an ALAO member you have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding in support of your research.  Our 2015 research grant program is under way, so apply today!

    For more information about award eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, check out the Research and Publications Committee web page on the ALAO main site at http://www.alaoweb.org/.  Our RPC page is in the "Committees" section of ALAO website.  

    See also the 2015 research grant program page: http://alaoweb.org/committees/researchpub/2015-research-grant

    Make sure to submit your application for this year’s research grant program to alaorpcgrants@gmail.com by December 19, 2104.  We look forward to learning about your research project!

    Questions? Contact me directly at hgauder1@udayton.edu.

    Best Wishes,

    Heidi Gauder
    Chair, ALAO RPC
  • 28 Oct 2014 10:33 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you know a “Distance Learning Visionary”?

    We recognize the need to encourage and spotlight pioneering individuals, particularly those who offer their colleagues new and innovative practices that can be adapted and implemented in their home institutions.  As such, ALAO’s Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 “Distance Learning Visionary”.  Benefits of winning include:

    • Honor of being named the 2015 Distance Learning Visionary.
    • Recognition at the 2015 ALAO Annual Conference Luncheon, as well as on the ALAO Website, ALAO Newsletter, & the DLIG Blog.
    • Reward of $150.00 presentation grant for sharing distance learning strategies, applications, or research with attendees of the 2015 DLIG Spring Workshop.  Please note that the funds are contingent upon the grantee presenting in person, remotely, or via pre-recorded session.

    Nomination applications should include a 250-500 word essay that demonstrates the nominee’s contributions to e-learning, as well as a short presentation proposal that suggests what the nominee might share with colleagues striving to succeed in the technology-driven environment of online learning.  Links to relevant supporting materials are encouraged; self and group nominations are permitted.

    More information: the DLIG blog at http://distancelibrarians.wordpress.com/dlig-visionary/ or email the DLIG Co-Chairs at ohiodlig@gmail.com.
    Applications are due by December 19th, 2014.

  • 08 Oct 2014 12:49 PM | Anonymous member

    The TEDDY award recognizes Distinguished Service by an ALAO member in the fields of Technical, Electronic, and Digital Services.  Nomination Deadline:  October 15, 2014.

    The TEDDY recognizes an individual's significant contributions to the technical, electronic or digital services fields. Contributions may include service, innovative practices, presentations, publications, and leadership in the profession. The TEDDY is awarded annually at the ALAO Conference. The award includes two waivers to a future TEDSIG event and TEDS, the TEDSIG mascot.

    Nominees must be current ALAO members, who have worked in or are currently working in an Ohio academic library in the area of technical, electronic, or digital services.

    Please use the online nomination form: http://bit.ly/1ryIwJC 

    Deadline for nominations is Oct 15, 2014.

TEDDY Award Past Recipients
    2013 Jeanne Langendorfer -- Bowling Green State University
    2011 Anne Gilliland -- The Ohio State University
    2010 Eve Davis -- EBSCO Information Services
    2009 Deberah England -- Wright State University
    2008 Margaret Maurer -- Kent State University

    more information about TEDSIG

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