Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College
It’s an exciting time of year, but not only due to the winter holidays. We are in the early stages of planning the 2014 Annual Conference! The planning committee will convene for the first time in just a couple of weeks to begin planning our annual meeting which is sure to be full of engaging speakers, plenty of networking opportunities, very likely a pre-conference workshop or two, and much more. I’m happy to introduce this year’s committee:
Don Appleby, University of Akron
Kaylin Boehme, Brown Mackie College North Canton
Judith Cerqua, The Ohio State University
Jessica DeCaro, Case Western Reserve University
Sheryl Gannon, Brown Mackie College Findlay
Beate Gersch, University of Akron
Deidra Herring, The Ohio State University
Eboni A. Johnson, Oberlin College
Elys Kettling Law, College of Wooster
Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University
Shelly Miller, OhioNet
Alisa Mizikar, Wittenberg University
Judy Carey Nevin, Ohio University Lancaster
Lois Rekowski, Eastern Gateway Community College
Diane Schrecker, Ashland University
Kathryn Venditti, Ashland University
Volunteering for the planning committee is a wonderful way to get involved with ALAO. The committee is full at this point, but please do let me know if you’d like to be added to the list of people who are willing to help out on an “as needed” basis as the date draws closer. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions for things that you’d like to see next year.
The theme for the 2014 conference is Engagement, Advocacy and Outreach: Empowering Our Communities and will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio on November 14, 2014. We are still several months away from soliciting presentation and poster proposals, but I hope that you will consider submitting a proposal. I know that our ALAO colleagues are doing great work in these areas all around the state. We look forward to learning from you.
Until next time … best wishes for a holiday season that is merry and bright!