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  • 08 Sep 2014 11:22 AM | Anonymous member

    The ALAO Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2014 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award.
     
    This award recognizes an individual who (1) has been an Academic Library Association of Ohio member for at least 5 years, and (2) who has promoted academic libraries and librarianship not only on his or her own campus, but also within the state.
     
    The award also recognizes someone who has provided leadership in the promotion of ALAO through service such as committee membership, executive board office, or interest group office. The Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award honors the memory of Jay Ladd, a founding member of ALAO in the early 1970s.
     
    This is a wonderful way to recognize a colleague who has provided leadership in ALAO and in the profession. The recipient of this year's award will receive an honorary 5-year membership in ALAO and will be recognized at the ALAO 40th Annual Conference at Kalahari Convention Center on November 14.

    The Committee for the Jay Ladd Award is comprised of: Betsy Blankenship, Chair; Eboni Johnson, Brian Gray, and past winners John Burke and Lois Szudy. Both have graciously agreed to sit on the committee for a special three-month term.  See the list of past awardees.

    Please submit your nominations by Monday, October 6, 2014.  

     
    Thank you,
     
    Betsy L. Blankenship, Past-President
    Director/Head Librarian
    Library
    The Ohio State University at Marion
    Marion Technical College
    1469 Mt. Vernon Ave.
    Marion, Ohio 43302
    740-725-6231

  • 02 Sep 2014 10:12 AM | Anonymous member

    The preliminary program for the 2014 ALAO Annual Conference, Engagement, Advocacy & Outreach: Empowering our Communities,  is now available online.  Take a look at http://www.alaoweb.org/page-1817126!  The conference is November 14, 2014, at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio.


    There is still time to register at the Early Bird rate of $95 for ALAO members ($125 for nonmembers) .  Early Bird registration will close on September 19, 2014. 

  • 27 Aug 2014 9:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Please submit newsy, noteworthy stuff about you and your library - we want to hear from you!


    We are seeking:
     
    Staff News: personnel changes, significant awards and honors, publications, presentations, important campus committee assignments.
    Library News: programs and events, significant acquisitions and major gifts, new buildings and renovations, grants received.
    Other: meeting and conference announcements; conference and workshop reports; other statewide library events; current legislation relevant to academic libraries; research, publication and funding opportunities.
     
    Include this information with your submission:
    Sender's Name, 
Position Title,  Institution,  ALAO office (if any),  Date,  Phone,  E-mail
    If items are time sensitive, indicate a date after which the item should not be used.

    I love to read about things in the newsletter that go beyond basic reporting. If you have hosted something cool or your institution is doing something really cutting edge or innovative, please submit an article on it. 

    Did you travel somewhere related to your job – tell us about it! Are you doing really cool collaborations within your community – let us know!  


    Our Procedures manual gives us some guidelines for submissions:
    Material submitted for the Newsletter should follow good journalistic style. Please limit submissions to 400 words. Be concise and clear, and use simple sentences and active voice. A byline must accompany each article, stating the author's name, ALAO office or position (if any), and institution. Submissions should be sent electronically; attachments to e-mail (such as Microsoft Word documents) are preferred. Contributed news and other reports may be edited due to space limitations or editorial decisions. Authors are asked to provide informative headlines for their articles.
     
    The deadline to submit is SEPTEMBER 5, 2014.
    Please send all your cool and wonderful news to me; that’s blankenship.5@osu.edu
     
    If you have questions, let me know!
     
    Betsy L. Blankenship
    Director/Head Librarian
    Library
    The Ohio State University at Marion
    Marion Technical College
    1469 Mt. Vernon Ave.
    Marion, Ohio 43302
    740-725-6231
     
    Past-President, Academic Library Association of Ohio
    2014-2015

  • 16 Jul 2014 12:06 AM | Anonymous member

    ALAO now has 373 active, current members.  That is good news, as it  is the highest number we have seen for many years.  Thank you, to all - and especially to those of you who have invited and/or encouraged others to join or renew membership!  


    We often say that ALAO is "900 members strong" - but that includes all individuals who have been active in the association for a variety of reasons (such as workshop and conference participation), but whose membership status may have lapsed or never been activated.  


    Your member dues support initiatives that further academic libraries and librarianship in Ohio, including the diversity scholarship, research awards, continuing education grants, grants for support staff and student presenters at the annual conference, support for legislative advocacy, and for excellent programs at the annual conference and interest group workshops.  Please renew your membership promptly and invite a colleague to become a member!  Thank you.


    Alison Ricker, Oberlin College

    Past Membership Chair

  • 14 Jul 2014 6:16 PM | Anonymous member

    Registration is open for the 40th Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Pre-conference: Thursday November 1e3 2014

    The Kalahari Resorts • 7000 Kalahari Drive • Sandusky, Ohio 44870

    Conference Website: http://www.alaoweb.org/conference

    Register: http://www.alaoweb.org/event-830948

    Early Bird Registration ends September 19, 2014

    Registration Closes: October 22, 2014

    No Refunds after October 22, 2014

    Keynote address: Diversity, Professional Development & Participation: How Academic Libraries Empower Communities.  Courtney Young, ALA President and Head Librarian and Professor of Women's Studies at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

    Pre-conference: Who Gives? Advocacy & Outreach That Make Things Matter.  Char Booth, Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library, and is on the faculty of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Institute.

    Pre-conference Website: http://alaoweb.org/page-1820075
    Pre-conference Registration: http://alaoweb.org/page-1820074

    Questions about conference registration? Please contact Judy Cerqua, Registration Coordinator, at cerqua.1@osu.edu or 614-247-2725.

    For information on lodging, please visit the conference website: http://alaoweb.org/page-1820069.

    More questions?  Contact: Eboni Johnson at eboni.johnson@oberlin.edu.


  • 08 Jul 2014 1:44 PM | Anonymous member

    Proposals are now being accepted for poster sessions, tech tables and round-table discussions for the 40th Annual ALAO Conference.  


    Submit your proposal online. 

  • 08 Jul 2014 1:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Joe Straw, ALAO Government Relations Liaison, has posted several updates on highly relevant national legislative activity, including: 

    • Mark-up for Library Services and Technology Act in FY'15 Budget>
    • Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (passed by House and Senate)
    • New Version of the USA Freedom Act
    Check the Legislative Updates page often for timely news.
  • 28 May 2014 4:43 PM | Anonymous member


    The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committeeinvites you to submit proposals for the 40th Annual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.

     

    The submission deadline for full-length sessions has been extended to June 9, 2014.

    Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research results, panel discussions, etc. Submit your proposals to: http://bit.ly/1rxFVff 

    Applicants are encouraged to develop sessions that show thoughtful consideration of this year’s conference theme, “Engagement, advocacy and outreach: Empowering our communities,” which seeks to explore how academic libraries and librarians empower our communities in all the ways that we do. We would love to learn about your ideas, experiences, solutions, and best practices – even those that yielded results that were different than expected!



    Questions about the conference can be directed to:
    Eboni Johnson, ALAO Vice President
    ejohnson@oberlin.edu

  • 30 Apr 2014 1:38 PM | Anonymous member

    The ALAO Collection Management Interest Group is honored to invite you to our Summer 2014 Collection workshop, I can’t believe you do that! 

     

    How are you tracking what gets used?  How do you respond to changing expectations for diversifying crowds?  How should you allocate your resources for new initiatives?  What constitutes responsible collection development – and how are new innovations challenging those ideals?  On Monday, June 9th, we will explore those questions and more.

     

    Full registration information will be coming soon, but please make sure to mark your calendar!

     

    What: I can’t believe you do that! – a Collection Management Workshop

    When: Monday, June 9th, 2014

    Where: State Library of Ohio in Columbus

    --copied from an ALAO discussion list post from Calvin Cleary, The Ohio State University.
  • 29 Apr 2014 3:03 PM | Anonymous member

    The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 40th Annual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH. 

    The submission deadline for full-length sessions is May 30, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to develop sessions that show thoughtful consideration of this year’s conference theme, “Engagement, advocacy and outreach: Empowering our communities,” which seeks to explore how academic libraries and librarians empower our communities in all the ways that we do. We would love to learn about your ideas, experiences, solutions, and best practices – even those that yielded results that were different than expected!

    Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research results, panel discussions, etc. Submit your proposals to: http://bit.ly/1rxFVff 

    More information and proposal guidlines can be found in the attached call for proposals. 

    Questions about the conference can be directed to:
    Eboni Johnson, ALAO Vice President
    ejohnson@oberlin.edu

     

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