Virtual Forum & Mini-Conference Event
DATE: Friday, October 27, 2023
Morning - Local Library ILS Migration Planning: Forum & Discussion (9:30am-12pm)
From Consortial to Local: Achieving ILS Migration Objectives at your Local Library - Free to attend!
By October, Ohio academic libraries will be in the beginning stages of the ILS migration planning process at the consortial and local library levels. Although a good portion of the workflows will be guided by OhioLINK and the to-be-selected vendor, Ex Libris, each of our campus library systems will need to execute a local implementation plan that best serves the library and its stakeholders.
This Virtual Morning Forum & Discussion will be an excellent opportunity to compare notes on our planning efforts, and how we’re helping our colleagues across all library departments navigate the process. Our Forum panelists will include representatives from OhioLINK, Ohio academic library associations, and librarians experienced in ILS migrations. Insights and takeaways from the discussion will include tips on how to effectively:
Our local ILS transition activities will impact all library teams and departments. Library staff, regardless of specialty, are encouraged to attend this free Forum.
Access to the Morning Forum is provided free of charge to all Ohio academic librarians, regardless of whether they register for the 2023 ALAO Annual Conference. To sign up just for the Forum, please Register Here.
If you wish also to attend the afternoon Virtual Mini-Conference on Oct. 27th, you must register for one of the 2023 ALAO Annual Conference packages. Access to the Morning Forum is included in both of the registration package options at no additional charge.
Our panelists would love to hear more about how local ILS migration plans are going! Please consider taking this quick and anonymous survey about the kinds of planning considerations and challenges in play at your libraries, or other issues you would like to know more about. We’ll use this feedback to customize the Forum according to your top questions and concerns.
In the coming weeks OhioLINK institutionally affiliated attendees can log into their OhioLINK Ostaff accounts and review Deb Mashek’s recent 2023 OhioLINK Summit Keynote Address on project planning best practices, and begin reviewing the local library ILS migration planning checklist. We would love to hear about how things are going at your library!
Afternoon Virtual Mini-Conference (1-4pm)
Included with all conference registrations!
That same afternoon ALAO will host a Mini-Conference with virtual lightning talks and thematic, audience-driven discussion sessions presented by Support, Access and Technical Services professionals. Topics will include both ILS-related and other issues impacting these professional communities. A great opportunity to continue discussions from the morning Forum!
Diversity in Focus: New Lenses, New Frames, New Approach
Presented by Shannon Simpson and Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros.
Finding Balance: Hybrid Spaces, New Opportunities & Transformed Missions.
Conference events and offerings will include:
Join us for #2023alao!
Online ILS Forum & Mini-Conference: Friday, Oct 27, 2023 via Zoom
In-Person Conference: November 2-3, 2023, Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio
Early bird rates (through Sept. 18, 2023)
Online Only Conference Rates
The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) is a chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). ALAO exists to develop, promote, and improve library and information services in Ohio’s higher education community, to advance the interests of academic librarianship and the personnel of academic libraries, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the educational and policy concerns of the academic library community in Ohio.
The conference planners seek to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about critical issues. Upon registration, attendees will be asked to review and accept a list of community agreements. Conference planners will actively strive to create spaces in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates. We welcome any and all suggestions that will make this a safe and productive space for all. Please contact Mark Eddy, the program chair, at email@example.com.
Members of the 2023 conference planning committee are: