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2016 ALAO Annual Conference
Thursday Oct. 27th: Preconference and Evening Social
Friday Oct. 28th: Conference
Conference Program


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7:30-9:00AM: Registration & Breakfast (Ballroom A), Business Meeting at 8:45 AM


9:00-9:50AM:  Keynote Presentation. Better Libraries By Design: Courtney Greene McDonald

 


Concurrent Sessions 1

10:00 - 10:45 AM

 

On the Spot:  A Panel of Faculty Answers the Questions You’re Too Timid to Typically Ask
How do we get teaching faculty to promote our services and resources to their students? Why don’t they all request bibliographic instruction sessions? What do they see as our role on (and off) campus? Faculty from four institution types—community college, regional campus, public four-year+, and private—will offer their perspectives on library-faculty relationships.

Session will be moderated by Kathleen Pickens (Cincinati State)


Panelists are:
Dr. Alejandra Gimenez-Berger (Wittenberg University)
Dr. Mark Nevin (Ohio University-Lancaster)
Dr. Martin Schmerr (Central Ohio Technical College)
Dr. Valerie Ubbes (Miami University)


You Can Do It! Assessing (and Re-assessing) Your Web Presence for Student Satisfaction

Tricia Clark, Kristi Coe, Linda Divan, and Joe Fox (Cedarville University)

Research and Publications Committee Sponsored Session

Website design is a key component of how effectively students utilize library resources in an academic setting. Learn how multiple assessments over a three-year period yielded practical information that enhanced usability. The presenters will discuss the website redesign, assessment methods, and the resulting modifications.

 

Promoting Neutrality or Privilege? Academic Libraries and Critical Librarianship

Miriam Matteson (Kent State University SLIS)

James Castrillo (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater)

Paul Campbell (Ohio University)

Diversity Committee Sponsored Session

Academic libraries create positive user experiences with ideas of neutrality, equality, and freedom, or do they? Critical librarianship explores library practice through critical theories that consider power and equality in society. This session explores how library practice may not be as neutral as we think and discusses ways to reconcile that tension.

 

Transforming Online Liaison Services through Collaboration: Creating a “Virtually Embedded Librarian”

Elizabeth Lyman (Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library)

To transform liaison services in the college's growing Distance Education programs, the library initiated conversations with online faculty and students, and the gathered ideas from the collaboration has resulted in a more visible and continuously accessible online librarian support, aka, a "virtually embedded librarian."

 

Reframing Liaisonship: Moving Toward Quality User Engagement

Eric Resnis (Miami University)
Jennifer Natale (Appalachian State University)

As librarianship continues to evolve, the roles of the liaison librarian have also changed considerably. So, what are the priorities for an effective liaison?  This program will detail our institution's reframing of liaison work focusing on user engagement and how we better foster quality liaisonship as a result.

 

Measuring the User Experience in Libraries: What It Is, why it is important, and how we can do it

Joshua Ethan Sanchez (Michigan State University)

Assessment Interest Group Sponsored Session

This session is a basic introduction to assessing the user experience within libraries both big and small. We will explore what the user experience in libraries is, why measuring the user experience is important to our work, provide examples of assessment techniques, and demonstrate the impact that UX work can have on our users.

 

Partners in Crime: Technical Services and the Digital Humanities

Libby Hertenstein and Julie Rabine (Bowling Green State University)

Special Collections and Archives Interest Group Sponsored Session

This presentation will detail the successes and challenges of the library's projects, including: the manuscript selection process, digitization, transcription, creation and improvement of a XML TEI template, choice of TEI tags used, working with library IT to create a web site, and staffing issues, including the use of student assistants and permanent staff.



 

Concurrent Sessions 2

11:45 AM - 12:30 pm

 

Designing Individualized Academic Support Services for Students with Learning Differences

Lisa Presley and Mark Nelson (Bowling Green State University)

The FLY program is an individualized academic support program designed for students with learning and attention differences. In this presentation, the program's Director and Personal Librarian will discuss how the program came under the library's auspices, support services offered, individualized instruction, as well as some tips and resources for attendees.  

 

Community Engagement: Renovating Space with Participatory Design

Kathleen Baril and Kelly Kobiela (Ohio Northern University)

This presentation will describe the participatory design process and how our library utilized some elements of this process in renovation.  Participatory design is a design approach that involves all stakeholders to ensure users have ownership in the end product and that the product or space meets their workplace needs. 

 

What Can the Library Do for You?: Redesigning our New Student Orientation to Match Goals and Patrons

Joshua Michael (Cedarville University)

Support Staff Interest Group Sponsored Session

We decided we could improve our new student orientation.  We didn’t know how complicated and involved it would be.  Travel with us through the whole process - from questioning our existing orientation, through determining what we wanted to achieve, to planning, executing, and evaluating our new orientation.

 

User-Focused Redesign: Using Survey and Usability Data to Redesign a Library Website

Leigh Duncan, Mary Lou Baker Jones, and Jane Wildermuth (Wright State University)

Are library websites meeting our users’ needs?  Usability testing is one way to answer this question.  Panelists will share the planning process and usability testing method employed for the redesign of an academic library website.  Observations, video clips from the tests, and practical application of the findings will be shared.

 

Opening Up Open Access: Exceeding Users’ Needs

Marsha Miles and Ben Richards (Cleveland State University)

Collection Management Interest Group Sponsored Session

Libraries can exceed faculty and student needs by supporting campus Open Access (OA) initiatives. Learn how a university library is providing innovative resources and services to educate the campus community on various aspects of OA resources, their creation, and use.

 

Leveraging Change to Transform Our Teaching Practice

Pam Bach and Olga Hart (University of Cincinnati)

We will present a case study of a year-long process redesigning our research guides to enhance content based on the threshold concepts from the Framework for Information Literacy, incorporate responsive and accessible design, and reflect our pedagogical practices. We will showcase how our collaboration with campus stakeholders informed our process.



 

Concurrent Sessions 3

1:45 - 2:30 PM

 

Academic Libraries and College Credit Plus: Designing the Best Experience for Our Users

Rob Snyder (Bowling Green State University)

In this presentation, an FYE librarian will explore the effects of Ohio’s College Credit Plus program on academic libraries, and discuss the variety of outreach efforts he has undertaken to assist both students and instructors, and create the best educational experience for our growing population of pre-first year students.

 

Read In Redux: Revitalizing Library Programming

Erin Vonnahme (Miami University)

A collaboration between the Libraries and the campus Women’s Center, our annual Women’s History Month celebration took a new format in 2016. Instead of a “read in” (a venue for participatory engagement with women’s literature), we designed a makerspace. The revision produced demonstrative positive engagement from planners and participants alike.

 

Lost in Translation: How to add the WOW factor in the International Student’s Library Experience

Araba Dawson-Andoh (Ohio University)

Learn about innovative solutions and how you or your library can create an inclusive and welcoming environment for international students. Using a combination of experiences and ideas the presenter will share strategies, solutions and best practices that can be utilized in academic libraries.

 

Which Path Will You Take?: Building a “Choose Your Own” style interactive research tutorial

Jessica Long (Miami University – Middletown)

Distance Learning Interest Group Sponsored Session

From story development to video production, presenters will cover the process of creating our "Choose Your Own Research Adventure" interactive tutorial that breaks down multiple steps of the research process and shows students where each path, right or wrong, can lead them.

 

Safeguarding the Collection: Procedures for Pest Prevention and Response

Katy Mathuews, Janet Hulm, Chasity Gragg, and Patrick Koga (Ohio University)

Ensuring well-maintained print library collections is important for a positive user experience. Library staff developed a pest inspection and response procedure to ensure the integrity of the physical collection. The presentation will share an overview of the procedure and best practices for detecting and responding to pest issues.

 

Designing a Mentoring Relationship That Works

Heidi Gauder (University of Dayton) and Julia Gustafson (The College of Wooster)

This panel includes front line mentors and mentees who participated in the ALAO Mentoring Pilot Program from 2014 to 2016. They will discuss how they structured their experiences, time commitments, methods of communication, and the benefits of the program to both mentors and mentees. Those who helped coordinate the program will discuss some of the background/pairing processes used thus far and share some of the feedback from participants. Audience questions will be welcomed and encouraged.



 

Concurrent Sessions 4

3:35 - 4:20 PM

 

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly about Quick and Dirty Assessment Efforts

Colleen Boff, Linda Rich, Katie Mihaly, and Amy Fry (Bowling Green State University)

Want to get feedback from users but can’t quite find the time? Attend this session and learn some fast ways to get patron input on collections, spaces, resources, services and more. Presenters will share their experience of which questions and methodologies worked and which ones didn’t.


Using Design Fiction to Explore Near-Future User Experiences in Libraries

John Jung and Kathy Zadrozny (University of Chicago)

Design fiction is a method that, similar to science fiction, uses storytelling to explore the social, cultural and ethical aspects of technological change. In this workshop we will investigate how design fiction might help libraries respond to change by creating believable near-future scenarios.

 

Have it Your Way: Designing a Library Makerspace to Support Creativity and Innovation

Jennifer Hicks and John Burke (Miami University – Middletown)

Have you considered creating a makerspace in your campus library?  Makerspace creators will share their progress over two years, moving from a 3D printer on the circulation desk to a fully equipped makerspace room.  They will discuss budgets, programming, and ways to sustain makerspace activities in a small campus setting.

 

The Summer Intern: How a CIMC Tech Fellow Program will change User Experience

Abby Moore and Judy Walker (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)

Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group Sponsored Session

Even though our Curriculum & Instruction Materials Center is one of the most popular collections in the library, there are improvements to be made. Our tech fellow will work with the Education Librarians to revitalize our CIMC by enhancing the print collection with several education technology additions including (but not limited to): an education app database, matching Open Education Resources to print resources, creating promotional material, and researching the implementation of education technology in the Maker Movement in academic libraries.

 

Improving Learner Experience through Creative Library Instructional Design

Mandi Goodsett (Cleveland State University)

Instruction Interest Group Sponsored Session

As a teaching librarian, do you often feel that you’re teaching the same session over and over again? Or that your expertise makes discovering new approaches challenging? Learn how creative instructional design can improve your teaching, engage your students, and allow you to better serve student needs.

 

How Our Village Raised its Genre/Form Index: Why It Took Three Years and Why We Stuck with It

Kathleen Medicus, Amey Park, George Leggiero, and Laurence Skirvin (Kent State University)

Technical, Electronic and Digital Services Interest Group Sponsored Session

After a somewhat lengthy implementation process, our catalog now provides searching by genre and form terms. This new capability has been well received by our reference staff and is getting increasing use. We can share the knowledge we gained from this project to help streamline the process for other libraries.

 

 


Posters and Roundtables

 

 

 

 

Posters

 Ballroom A - 2:40 - 3:25 PM


A 3-Pronged Approach to UX: Examining the Space, Website Usability, and User Perspectives

Hillary Fox and Kellie Sparks (University of West Florida)

The idea of user experience in university libraries is not a novel concept. However, a formal UX project had yet to be orchestrated in our mid-sized university’s library.  A literature review conducted through popular library science databases revealed that many UX studies focused on only 1 or 2 of 3 major aspects related to user experience: interaction with physical space (journey mapping), website usability, and user interviews.  Our library’s study is unique in that we created three subcommittees from a larger task force to conduct the research for the three aforementioned categories. Using a mixed-methods approach, our study utilized gopro cameras, surveys, observations, and face-to-face interviews to analyze how students completed a variety of tasks. This poster will not only highlight the methods, tasks completed, and results for each of the three areas, but gopro footage of the journey mapping tasks will also be available.

 

Archives in the News! An Examination of Mainstream Media Coverage of Archives

Erin Fleak and Lori Lindberg (Kent State University)

This research examines public perceptions of archives, what is deemed “newsworthy” about them, and what archives can learn from this examination by analyzing contemporary news sources. Over 400 graduate students at two universities collected links from online news sources for over five years. The results culminated in over 20,000 individual news stories tagged and recorded in Delicious.com, a social bookmarking website. Our research attempts to answer the following questions: How are archives represented in mainstream media? What is considered newsworthy about archives? What source types cover archives most frequently? How can this data be used and what potential products or initiatives could result? A better understanding of how archives and archives materials are depicted and described in these articles, is necessary to develop more targeted and effective outreach methods and initiatives. Our analysis approaches include term frequency and term association, resource content and data visualization.

 

Bringing the Library into the Lab: Implementing a Library Tutorial at the Point of Need

Margaret Barkley (University of Dayton)

There is no single point when students learn all the research methods they will need; instead, different techniques are learned throughout their academic career.  To assist in this learning process, an online library tutorial was created and implemented in an introductory Biology lab course.  The tutorial focused on teaching students to use subject specific databases to locate and access articles needed for lab reports, as well as using proper citation methods. This tutorial was developed in collaboration with the Biology lab manager to ensure it met course outcomes.  Starting in Fall 2016, the tutorial will be embedded in the class’s course management system and paired with an in-class Scientific Writing lab.  Tutorial assessment includes questions within the tutorial and a quiz at the end to review information from both the tutorial and the in-class lab.  This poster will showcase the collaboration, design, and implementation of the library tutorial.

 

Citation Tetris: A Library Skills Training Game

Ken Irwin (Wittenberg University)

Citation Tetris is a simple computer/tablet-based game to develop quick recognition of different types of cited works (e.g. books, chapters, articles). Being able to look at a citation and quickly know what kind of item it refers to is a critical skill for researchers and library workers. This simple game asks users to sort citations by material type. It uses Tetris-style game mechanics to incentivize faster recognition. Suitable for repeated play for library workers and researchers needing to improve their skills. The game, developed in our library, is freely available for use online. It is an open-source game that can be customized to train users in other quick-recognition skills as well.

 

Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Institutional Repository Initiative in a Tight Budget Time

Jane Wu (Otterbein University)

This presentation describes the successes and challenges a small academic institution experienced to create a sustainable institutional repository (IR) in the era of shrinking budgets. Primary strategies on how to advance IR work with institutional organization, coordination, and investment to achieve broad and voluntary participation from the communities are provided.

 

Hands On, Hands Off: Managing An Undergraduate Exhibition

Carly Sentieri (Miami University)

In spring 2016, I partnered with a faculty member to create an exhibit design final project for one of her courses. This poster will describe the specifics of that collaboration and explain the challenges and opportunities of working with so many students to build a cohesive, coherent exhibit. It will not only discuss the decisions the students made, but will also address the choices I faced as a guiding force for the exhibit. How can I encourage a cohesive vision without stifling students’ creativity? What effect will library hours, material condition, and the realities of intra-library collaboration have on the students’ efforts? It will also explore how collaborative design can create potentially-conflicting layers of user experience. Can we work together to produce something that is both a good experience for the students and an engaging exhibit for visitors? Should one of these experiences be privileged over the other?

 

How Many is "Good"?: Two Years of Digital Collections Analytics in Ohio

Marcus Ladd (Miami University)

While it may be common practice to gather statistics about our digital collections' usage, these numbers tell us little on their own. Based on conversations at the Ohio Digitization Interest Group meetings, it became clear that no one has a comfortable idea of what "good" numbers are - how many users is impressive? How long is it normal for them to spend on the site? Do the size of the institution or its digitization program have any effect on the usage of its digital collections? For the past two years, an annual survey has been used to gather statistics from libraries & archives across Ohio, in order to establish benchmarks to better understand the usage of our digital collections. This poster will present the initial findings of the first few years, as well as discuss future plans.

 

Is Your Community College Library Family Friendly?

Mary Lou Moegling (Washington State Community College)

Adding coloring pages, making the children's literature section more accessible, and being family friendly has helped our community college library support our students who need to use library facilities, attend study group meetings, or run in to print off a research paper.This poster session will review the questions: Is your facility family friendly?  Should it be?  What changes could you make?            

 

“It all starts with a smile”:  Training student employees in a learning commons environment

Heidi Gauder and Patricia Meinking (University of Dayton)

As libraries merge service points and collaborate with outside units to provide new opportunities, employees must learn about new services, new cultures, and possibly new tasks. Additionally, many libraries are hiring students for jobs with increasing responsibilities. Given this busy environment and more complex tasks, effective student employee training becomes paramount, if we are to offer effective service to our users.   How are students being trained, how is this training delivered and how long does it take to initially train a student employee?  How satisfied are supervisors with initial training and what areas need additional training?   These survey results are intended to help clarify student employee training needs in a busy library service environment, particularly in a learning commons space.  The results can help supervisors anticipate training hours and identify the most effective training content and training techniques.  The results include practical advice from other supervisors in learning commons settings.

 

“It’s Got to Be Here Somewhere…”: Redesigning Your Website with Your Users in Mind

Carrie Girton (Miami University – Hamilton)

Website redesigns can be overwhelming. Knowing how users interact with your website can make that project much easier. Discover how user behavior analytics (from Crazy Egg) guided one library’s website redesign project. You will also learn about the steps taken to complete the redesign and migration to a new website platform.

 

Let’s Chat:  assessing virtual reference service for optimal user experience

Heidi Gauder and Margaret Barkley (University of Dayton)

With librarians and student employees staffing our virtual reference service, making sure that our clients receive consistent and quality service in this medium is an important value.  The Library H3lp chat software provides the transcript, plus queue  and IP information, for each conversation.  In Fall 2014 we sampled and evaluated transcripts against a number of criteria on a 3-point scale.  Assessment components included communication, reference interview and search strategy, plus sources and session outcome.  Areas needing improvement were identified and the librarians brainstormed opportunities for staff development and training.  A Fall 2015 follow-up analysis reviewed these  service improvement efforts, again using sampled transcripts and the 3-point scale.  This poster will highlight how this library improved user experience in the virtual reference service environment by analyzing chat transcripts with a simple scale and a set of criteria--and following up the initial evaluation with a second round of analysis.

 

Leveraging YouTube for Storage, Management, and Accessibility

Andrew Harris, Jane Wildermuth, and Elisabeth Shook (Wright State University)

In an effort to improve the UX when accessing our IR, we decided to add closed captioning to all videos. We chose YouTube because of its auto closed captioning/transcription, method of merging previously transcribed text with videos in YouTube, and an easy method to correct closed captions on the fly.

 

Pedagogical versus pathfinder. Which is the better LibGuide design for student learning?

Yoo Young Lee and Sara Lowe (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)

Presenters will discuss the results of usability testing on different types of LibGuides, which was done to determine what content (pedagogical guide v. traditional pathfinder guide) and format (2-column v. 3-column) led to student success when using the guide(s) for a simulated research project.

 

Redesigning Public Spaces:  A Data Driven Approach

Amanda Levine, Roshá Hester, and Joseph Payne (The Ohio State University)

The planning, design and management of well-designed spaces requires input from all users.  Recent successful public space updates have benefited from a collaborative approach with emphasis on observational and customer survey data as compared to past decisions made without this kind of data.                                                                                                                                                                                   We will share examples of projects including furniture, study room, computer lab, and collaborative space updates that were successful due to several data collection methods and collaboration between library staff and customers.  Examples of successful data collection activities include an observational study tracking user behavior in the library, a paper survey collecting furniture preferences, iPad surveys, statistics, site visits and conferences.  We also collaborated with vendors, our library space planning committee, and colleagues at other institutions.
The successful results of these space changes will be contrasted with less successful projects undertaken without incorporating customer feedback including a public services desk redesign and replacement of study furniture.

 
Shared Satisfaction:  Improving the user experience for both staff and patrons

Jennine Vlach (Case Western Reserve University)

The Access Services team has been reinvigorated to surpass user expectations through the proactive and ongoing assessment of services and recommendations for improvements.  Some of these services included taking on a refined and collaborative role in the reference experience, expanding user self-services, creating a room reservation system, and improving communication channels between all library staff persons.  Increased services means increased policy and staff training.   The Access Services team has initiated the use of resourceful tools to not only streamline the patron experience but to also simplify the staff experience, which has a positive impact on customer service. 

 

Signage in the Stacks: Wayfinding by Design

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney (State Library of Ohio)

Clear, concise, consistent and well placed signage is vital for successful library branding, marketing, communications, and wayfinding. Signage communicates more than direction, policy, and news—it is a visual guide to meaningful user experiences. A signage program or set of procedures should include branding adherence, hierarchy of purpose, flexibility for changes and updates, and enable self-sufficient wayfinding. Signage in the stacks empowers users with varying learning styles and spatial perceptions to browse collections and locate items. This project enhanced discoverability in federal and state government documents and LC collections with signage on shelving end caps and within rows. Large print and highly visible signs, with text and colored coded borders, were placed on each end cap to identify the collections. Each shelving range was identified on end cap cards with traditional call numbers and words were used to specify LC subjects in the range or names to identify governmental agencies.

 

The Write Time to Collaborate: Strengthening the Ties between the Library and Writing Center

Holly Jackson (Wright State University)

Traditionally, the research process has been split between libraries and writing centers when it comes to assisting students. Librarians often help in the middle of the process, once a topic has been decided but before a draft is complete, and writing tutors often assist with the beginning and end of the process. At [University], the [university library] and Writing Center have come together to provide a one-stop location for students, designing their partnership to make students’ experiences with the research process easier. From embedding librarians in the Writing Center to collaboratively developing and leading workshops to joint class presentations, the past year has been a whirlwind of design, implementation, and revision for the two groups. This poster will provide a look into the collaboration, how they developed and promoted the various parts of the partnership, and what assessment data and national comparisons have shown regarding the combined use of services.

 

Wrecked & Redesigned: Transforming a Branch to Meet User Needs

Rachael Deavers (The Ohio State University)

This poster will detail how library staff at a branch of a large, academic library have enhanced user experience through intensive collections work and repurposing of library space. Over the past 2 years we collected data and conducted in-depth analysis using LibQual and other tools to discover how patrons were using our space. We found that patrons wanted more quiet study space and better access to our collection. We identified underutilized spaces and transformed them into technology-rich study spaces that promote collaborative work. We unlocked large parts of our collection, handling up to 90% of the 55,000 items as we evaluated these materials. By moving these items into circulating status, we reduced our need for extended hours and strategically reorganized staffing during budget freezes.                                                         This poster will use statistical data about the collection, before-and-after pictures of the repurposed spaces, and feedback from users to demonstrate how we transformed our space.

 

 

 

 

 

Roundtables
 Ballroom A -10:55 - 11:40 AM


Roundtable Map

 

Discovering Trends in Community Colleges: How Do We Excel in an Environment of Continuous Change

Sara Klink (Stark State College)

Kari Jones (Southern State Community College)

Glenna Herald (Gateway Technical and Community College)

While academic libraries across the country share similar goals and missions, the current state of community and technical colleges includes strained budgets, declining enrollment, underrepresented student populations, and the consolidation of library services.  These challenges are pushing librarians to create and implement new and unique pathways to student success.

 

Faculty incentives: it’s not the money… is it?

Sherri Saines, Chad Boeninger, Sarah Harrington, and John Canter (Ohio University)

We often recruit faculty for grant-funded projects, such as redesigning a syllabus, and pay them a stipend. But what if you want to repeat the project once the grant money is gone? What other incentives can we offer faculty? We want to communicate appreciation, respect, value, and collegiality; we want their work to matter to themselves, the institution, and their research networks.  We also want the project to sustain itself via word of mouth.  Can non-monetary incentives do any or all of that?

 

Innovative Methods and Tools for Sustainable UX

Hillary Fox and Kellie Sparks (University of West Florida)

Our library utilized gopros, surveys, screen capturing tools, and interviews to assess how students interact with the library on a typical day. This discussion will focus on innovative methods other libraries have used to diagnose user needs as well as what librarians can do to sustain UX practices.

 

Providing access to new content types: Let’s talk about streaming video

Cara Calabrese (Miami University)

Streaming video is an increasingly popular format among faculty and students. Let’s take a look at streaming video platforms focusing on the different acquisition models currently used, platform usability, and the usage data offered for librarians to analyze with a discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of each.

 

Search expertise in student library workers: Making complex information systems more useable.

Catherine L. Smith and Mirriam Matteson (Kent State University SLIS)

Student library workers are called upon to provide guidance to student patrons who find it difficult to search using discovery systems and complex search interfaces. Instructing student workers in excellent search skills prepares them to model key information literacy skills that make complex search systems more useable for student patrons.

 

Student staffed service points: What effect does this have on user experience?

Amanda Koziura (Case Western Reserve University)

Academic libraries are putting student employees on the front line of library service.  Some libraries even have service points that are entirely student staffed.  As libraries pull FTEs away from what may be a patron’s first point of interaction with the library, what effect is this having on user experience?

 

Learn More About ALAO!

Let's talk ALAO! Join Current Vice President Katy Kelly and Past President Brian Gray in a relaxed and fun conversation about how to get the most out of your ALAO membership. Attendees can share opportunities for engagement and discuss the benefits of ALAO. Open to all, but geared towards new members or people considering joining ALAO.

 

Interest Group Informational Roundtables

Learn more about ALAO interest groups!  These sessions will be an opportunity to meet IG leaders, hear what plans are in store in the coming year, and to provide feedback on programming you would like to see. The following interest groups will be holding information sessions:

 

Assessment Interest Group (AIG)

Curriculum Materials Centers (CMCIG)

Distance Learning (DLIG)

Special Collections and Archives (SCAIG)

Support Staff (SSIG)

 



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