Monthly Archives: August 2012

President’s Report

Have you ever played Trivial Pursuit with 15 librarians? I had the pleasure of playing the classic edition with the ALAO Executive Board members during our annual retreat at the Deer Creek State Park. This second annual friendly competition takes … Continue reading

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Vice President’s Report

Betsy Blankenship, Ohio State University, Marion I attended the ALAO Leadership retreat at Deer Creek Lodge, July 16-17 and met many of the board members with whom I will be serving. Since then, I have been working with the President … Continue reading

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Interest Groups & Committees

Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group Stephanie Bange, Wright State University It’s set up, ready to go! CMCIG has found a new home for our listserv; it is being hosted on Google Groups (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/alao-cmcig). This is another way for members to … Continue reading

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Betsy’s Bits

Betsy Blankenship, Ohio State University, Marion As the new Vice President, I have been busy learning (and relearning!) much of how ALAO operates and interacts within the board, with its members, and with those who help us run the organization. … Continue reading

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ALAO Receives Tax Exempt Status

Sue Polanka, Wright State University Congratulations to ALAO – we are now an official tax exempt organization! On June 30, 2012 we received a letter from the IRS informing us of our new status. It took over two years to … Continue reading

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ALAO Wants YOU! Government Relations Liaison Volunteer Needed

Would you like to make an impact on library funding and legislation? Want to mingle with legislators and ALA Execs? How does an all expenses trip to Washington, D.C. in May 2013 sound? ALAO is looking to fill a vacant … Continue reading

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Grassroots Advocacy: Tips and Ideas

Betsy Blankenship, OSU Marion with contributions from Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College I attended the ALA webinar “Introducing Grassroots Library Advocacy” on August 2 and thought I would share some of what I learned in the session. The panelists were Lauren … Continue reading

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