Rob Withers, Miami University
It’s hard to believe that October is already here, and that our 35th Annual Conference is coming up on October 30 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. I’m fortunate to have worked with a wonderful Conference Planning Committee, and am excited about the programs we’ve put together for the conference.
This year, we’re experimenting with Spotlight Sessions, which will present two related programs during an hour long programming block, allowing us to maximize the amount of presentations we can provide. You can choose to view both programs or to view one and use the remaining time to visit our vendors and poster sessions.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rush Miller, is an ideal speaker for this year’s conference theme: “At the Crossroads: Re-charging, Re-aligning, and Re-defining our Libraries.”
For more detailed information about the program, please visit the conference website.
ALAO has experienced a crossroads over the summer, as our long-time fiscal agent, the Ohio College Association, reorganized and dissolved its staff. We’re grateful to the OCA staff who have worked with us over the years (Kathy Williams Wright and Joyce Wright Harris)—and also fortunate to have identified the Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries (SWON Libraries) as our new fiscal agent this September.
The Conference Planning Committee and I are grateful to SWON Executive Director (Anne Abate, PhD) for quickly taking stepping in to cut and deposit checks associated with our conference – our experience has been fantastic. You can learn more about Anne here.
We hope to see you at the conference on October 30!