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:
People's Choice Poster Award Winners
This year, we are happy to announce a first-place tie for the People's Choice award for the poster session. This year's winners are:
Congratulations to all of our winners!
2023 Service Project - Unite Against Book Bans
This year ALAO has selected to support Unite Against Book Bans as its annual service project.
“Unite Against Book Bans is a national campaign to protect the rights of everyone to access information. Leveraging the reach of a national coalition, we connect, support, and mobilize people to fight book bans in their communities and states.”
Unite Against Book Bans is an initiative of the American Library Association with support of many state and national organizations.
To participate in the movement you can visit the website and take the pledge to support the Freedom to Read statement. Or you can make a monetary donation which helps support libraries and librarians in censorship battles.
During our annual conference we also ask that you participate in sharing awareness of book bans by sharing your favorite banned book on social media and tagging your post with #2023alao and #UniteAgainstBookBans
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: