Interest Group News

Assessment and Instruction Interest Groups to Co-Host Spring Workshop
The Assessment Interest Group and the Instruction Interest Group will be cohosting a spring workshop, “The Evolution of Information Literacy: Framework and Assessment”, on Wednesday, April 20 at the State Library. The keynote speaker will be Craig Gibson from The Ohio State University, co-chair of the ACRL committee that created the Framework. Additional sessions will include practical methods and considerations for assessing information literacy. Look for registration information on the ALAO website soon!
Eric Resnis, Miami University, Assessment IG Co-Chair
Mandy Shannon, Wright State University, Assessment IG Co-Chair
Melissa Bauer, Kent State University, Stark, Instruction IG Co-Chair
Dana Knott, Columbus State Community College Delaware Campus, Instruction IG Co-Chair

Collection Management Interest Group
CMIG had a great response to its Fall 2015 survey asking members what they most wanted to see addressed at the CMIG spring workshop – thanks to all who responded! The workshop is being developed in direct response to what we heard from our members, and it promises to be both thought-provoking and instructive for all ALAO members.
The Workshop will include a panel presentation on issues relating to “the big picture” for ebooks in our libraries, a discussion and brainstorming session about technical services issues peculiar to ebooks, and a round of lightning talks on topics across a range of collection management issues, including promotion of resources.
The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 – 3:00, at the State Library in Columbus [note that this date differs from what was announced at the ALAO conference – 4/27 is the correct date]. Please mark your calendars, and stay tuned for registration information.
Jessica Grim, Oberlin College, Collection Management IG Co-Chair
Ken Irwin, Wittenberg University, Collection Management IG Co-Chair

Curriculum Materials Centers Interest Group
‘Save the Date’ for the Upcoming Summer Meeting!

Welcome to a new year of exciting events and new members including our co-chair, Desiree Fuerst to the CMCIG!

Last year, I had the pleasure of working with past co-chair, Sharon Kerestes, Cedarville University to put together a wonderful line up of presenters for the “Novel-Ties: Classics and Comics in the Classroom” workshop. This year, Desiree and I are planning for the summer meeting to welcome you back from the very busy 2015 academic year to find out what folks are up to. Where did the time go…?

We hope everyone enjoyed the 2015 workshop and ALAO Annual Conference as much as we did. We were also thrilled with the positive feedback we received from workshop attendees. Although we had a robust agenda, there was less time for follow-up discussions to address future items/ideas to bring the group together. With this in mind, please save the June meeting date for open collaboration focusing on the current state of the profession, and to revisit current issues concerning CMCs. We will also offer a call-in option this year for those unable to travel to OHIONET. This will be a great time to think about the 2016 ALAO Conference call for proposals and topics focusing on tracks you’d like to see included in the programming.

As we put together a solid agenda for June, please feel free to contact us for additional topics and your feedback is welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Deidra Herring ( or Desiree Fuerst (

What: The CMCIG Summer Meeting
When: Friday, June 10, 2016 starting at 9:00 AM
Where: OHIONET, 1500 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221, United States
Parking: Free but limited
Registration: TBD
Deidra N. Herring, Ohio State University, Columbus Campus
Desiree Fuerst, Ohio State University, Newark Campus; CMCIG Co-Chairs

Distance Education Interest Group Announce Visionary Award Winner and Spring Workshop

The 2016 DLIG Visionary Award winner is Sara Klink!! Sara is currently the Assistant Directory of Library Services at Stark State College where she works in a non-traditional academic library. She has worked as a librarian for 10 years in both public and academic libraries. Sara developed and implemented an innovative instruction program on her campus that incorporates in-person and online components to provide outstanding embedded library services. Congratulations Sara!!
Save the Date! INOV8! (the DLIG Spring Workshop) will be held on Friday, April 29th at the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, OH (just north of Cincinnati). More details and registration will be available soon. Sara Klink will be our keynote speaker that day. It is an event you won’t want to miss!
Carrie Girton, Miami University Hamilton, DLIG Co-Chair
Jennifer Natale, Miami University, DLIG Co-Chair

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