Vice-President’s Report

Eboni Johnson, Oberlin

​Happy June, everyone!

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for the 40th Annual Conference, which will take place on November 13-14, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH.
The submission deadline for full-length sessions has been extended to June 9, 2014.

Proposals for poster sessions, lightning rounds, and round-table discussions will be accepted from ​​​​June 23rd to July 18th​​.​
​For more information or to submit your proposal, go to http://www.alaoweb.org/conference. ​ ​
​Char Booth will present an exciting pre-conference workshop on November 13 called ​​​Who Gives? Advocacy and Outreach that Make Things Matter. ​ ​

Advocacy and outreach are essential and closely related tools for creating and sustaining successful libraries. Advocacy is a process of identifying and shaping messages that matter (and make sense) to your user communities, while outreach helps these messages effectively connect with stakeholders.

This workshop will engage participants in discussions and activities geared toward creating small and large-scale outreach and advocacy initiatives that are authentic, high impact, well designed, and empowering. Facilitator Char Booth will highlight how even small creative efforts can lead to significant gains in these areas, and you’ll come away with best practices and scalable project ideas to apply in your own context​.​

​The conference keynote address, Diversity, Professional Development & Participation: How Academic Libraries Empower Communities,​ will be presented by 2014-14 ALA President Courtney L. Young.

​Conference registration will open in August. We look forward to seeing you in November!

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