Interest Group & Committees

Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group
Stephanie Bange, Wright State University

The CMCIG Spring Workshop is on! The date is the same, Friday, May 18th, but the venue has changed. It will be held at the State Library of Ohio, 274 East 1st Ave., Columbus. Easy to get to, it’s a stone’s throw from I-670 and the Columbus Convention Center — where you will find many hotels. The theme for the day is “The Future of Ohio’s Libraries”. The Spring Workshop Committee is assembling an agenda to include presentations on e-reader collections, e-readers for kids, e-textbooks for grade school and a tour of both the State Library and the Ohioanna Library. We will have lunch catered in. For more details:

Distance Learning Interest Group
Kathleen Pickens-French, Miami University Hamilton

Registration is open for the DLIG Spring Workshop, INOV8! Strategies & Models for Distance Library Services. Whether you’re an instruction librarian dabbling in online to supplement your face-to-face instruction or a seasoned distance librarian, you’ll benefit from this year’s program, which includes: an overview of Quality Matters, a feature session by our 2012 DLIG Visionary, & a panel discussion of librarians reaching online students via Blackboard, LibGuides, IM, video tutorials & more.
When: Friday, May 11th
Where: Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center (Room 127), located in West Chester, Ohio
Cost: $40.00 & Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Parking, & All Sessions
Student Discounted Price: $25.00 Must present valid student ID at registration
Registration Deadline: All registration payments must be received by Friday, April 27th
Details: Visit our blog at for detailed session descriptions, presenter bios, & travel information.

Diversity Committee
Diane Kolosionek, Cleveland State University

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For this reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a diverse library workforce.
The scholarship will be applied directly to the recipient’s bursar account for tuition at his or her academic institution. As the scholarship recipient, the student will receive a complimentary registration for ALAO’s Annual Conference, and at least one year of mentorship from a selected ALAO Member.

Application: Complete information and the scholarship application are available at:
Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2012

For additional information or questions, please contact the current ALAO Diversity Committee Chair:
Diane Kolosionek
Education, Political Science, & Urban Affairs Librarian
Michael Schwartz Library
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
RT 110D
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
(216) 802-3358

Technical and Digital Services Interest Group
Jennifer Bazeley & Elias Tzoc, Miami University

Mark your calendars for the TEDSIG Spring Workshop, “Cataloging Digital Materials”
When: Friday, May 11, time TBD
Where: Ohionet (Columbus)
More details will follow on the ALAO and TEDSIG listservs.

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