November 3rd, 2011
The Academic Library Association of Ohio is excited to offer a pre-conference this year, with a lineup that promises to be professionally valuable and engaging. The pre-conference kicks off with an opening keynote delivered by Lauren Pressley entitled, “Change and Opportunities for Today’s Academic Libraries.” Ms. Pressley is an Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University, and is the author of So You Want to Be a Librarian and Wikis for Libraries.
Additionally, the pre-conference agenda includes a panel discussion on ACRL’s The Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report with a panel of the following Ohio academic library leaders:
John Burke, Director, Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami University Middletown (panel moderator)
Sara Bushong, Dean of Libraries, Bowling Green State University (panelist)
Susan Scott, Director of the Library, Ohio State University – Newark Campus (panelist)
Kathleen Webb, Dean of University Libraries, University of Dayton (panelist)
Al Zavar, Director, West Campus Library, Cuyahoga Community College (panelist)
Also included in the pre-conference — lunch and time for networking with colleagues.
The ALAO 2011 Conference (Friday, November 4th) will kick-off with an opening keynote from Steven J. Bell Steven J. Bell, Associate University Librarian at Temple University and ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. Entitled, “Change + Design = Innovation: Taking a Design Approach to Achieve Innovation From Change,” his presentation will explore how academic librarians can apply a design approach, a process that designers use to identify problems and develop thoughtful solutions, in their libraries to stimulate ideation, innovation and implementation in times of constant change.
Additionally, the exciting ALAO 2011 Conference lineup includes:
Presentations, posters, and spotlight sessions, all centered on change in today’s academic libraries
Lunch with colleagues
Plenty of time for networking
Much, much more!
Conference Program: http://alaoweb.org/conferences/conf2011
For questions regarding registration contact:
Wright State University