Rocki Strader, Ohio State University
The weather may not be Spring-like yet, but it’s definitely looking like Spring at ALAO. You may have seen announcements for the Spring workshops for the Distance Learning Interest Group and the Support Staff Interest Group. Be looking for announcements from the Instruction Interest Group and the Technical, Electronic and Digital Services Interest Group. Also be looking forward to the call for Annual Conference proposals.
To follow up on a couple of points from my report from the Annual Conference (see December ALAO Newsletter):
The ALAO website is up and running, with some tweaking here and there. Some members may have had some confusion about their membership renewals. We hope that we resolved that glitch, but if there are any concerns about that, please contact Membership Chair Pat Wood.
All Spring workshop registrations will be handled online. Please see details in each Interest Group’s workshop announcement as they appear.
We are pursuing incorporation as a non-profit organization. Currently, we are going through the paperwork (articles of incorporation, bylaws) that are necessary for this process. This does not affect our fiscal agent relationship with SWON Libraries, which is continuing. More details will be announced as we progress.
On a final note, ALAO is partnering with OhioLINK to host an ACRL Scholarly Communications Roadshow. The date and location have yet to be determined, but will be broadcast to the ALAO membership when it is set. As the Ohio chapter of ACRL, ALAO is honored to be a co-sponsor for this event.