Monthly Archives: December 2014

Susan Scott Retires: Congratulations and “Fare Thee Well”

Katie Blocksidge, The Ohio State University The Ohio State University Newark Campus Director of Library Services Susan Scott retired November 30, 2014.  Susan’s career took her to Kent State University, Denison University, and The Ohio State University at Newark/Central Ohio … Continue reading

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Kathryn Venditti is 2014 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award winner

Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College; President Our heartfelt congratulations go to Kathryn Venditti, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Ashland University. She received the 2014 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award, which is ALAO’s highest honor. Past President Betsy Blankenship presented the award to … Continue reading

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President’s Report

Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College As someone posted on Facebook recently, “Can’t go wrong with the 3 C’s of ALAO 2014 -Char Booth, ALA Prez Courtney Young and cake!” Thank you, everyone, for a successful 40th anniversary conference and celebration in … Continue reading

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Vice President’s Report

Brian C. Gray, Case Western Reserve University The ALAO 2015 Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce the location, date, and theme for next’s year annual conference. On Friday, November 20, 2015, we will be meeting at the NorthPointe Hotel and … Continue reading

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Mentoring Program Launched

Julia Chance Gustafson, The College of Wooster; Professional Development Committee Chair After the July 2014 ALAO Board approval of a 2-year pilot ALAO Mentoring Program (www.alaoweb.org/Mentor), the ALAO Professional Development Committee debuted the program with a poster at the ALAO … Continue reading

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​#ALAO2014: Session Follow-Up #TweetALAO

Diane Schrecker, Ashland University Kaylin Tristano, Brown Mackie College Want more ALAO conversation during the 12 long months between annual conferences? Session tweets revealed the only thing more popular than our #tweetalao buttons was discussion regarding a monthly Twitter chat. … Continue reading

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Stephanie Dawson Everett named as ALAO Diversity Scholar

Eileen Theodore-Shusta, Ohio University; Diversity Committee Chair The Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that Stephanie Dawson Everett was awarded the ALAO Diversity Scholarship for 2014/15 at last month’s annual conference. Ms Dawson Everett is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at … Continue reading

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