The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to encourage development and participation in ALAO activities. ALAO also recognizes 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.
The Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) supports and encourages librarians and others involved in Distance Learning initiatives to share their solutions for succeeding in the technology-driven environment of online learning. To that end, DLIG will recognize successful, innovative research and/or projects in Distance Learning by annually providing a research/project and presentation grant to an innovator in the field--a Distance Learning Visionary.
The DLIG will annually provide a Distance Learning Visionary with a research/project and presentation grant for current or proposed research/project, to be received upon completion of a presentation on that research/project at the DLIG Workshop. The ALAO Executive Board may award up to $150 in grant monies annually to a Distance Learning Visionary.
Visionary(s) will be chosen based on: