Krista McDonald, Miami University Hamilton, Vice President
Mark your calendars for the 2016 ALAO Annual Conference! The conference will be held at The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio with a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, October 27th and conference sessions on Friday, October 28th. The planning committee has selected User Experience: Exceeding Expectations by Design as the theme. Our keynote speaker and pre-conference workshop leader will be Aaron Schmidt. Schmidt, a principal library design consultant with Influx Library User Experience Consulting, was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” in 2005. His publications include LJ’s column, “The User Experience,” and the books Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to your Library and User Experience (UX) Design for Libraries, both coauthored with his consulting partner Amanda Etches. You can learn more about Schmidt and his work by visiting his blog Walking Paper here: http://www.walkingpaper.org/.