Leadership Retreat and Annual Conference Update
The annual leadership retreat took place July 11th and 12th at Deer Creek State Park. The retreat provides an opportunity for people joining the board to:
- Meet with people leaving those positions and hear about projects in progress;
- Receive training on the ALAO procedures manual, Google drive, and database software system;
- Select new chairs for permanent committees and set goals for the coming year;
At this year’s retreat, we tried something new and had a World Café style conversation centered on how ALAO can become a more effective organization.
Early bird registration for the 42nd Annual ALAO conference is open till September 30th. The conference will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio on Friday, October 28. This year’s theme is user Experience: Exceeding Expectations by Design. Our keynote speaker is LJ “Mover and Shaker” Aaron Schmidt. Aaron will also lead one of two preconference workshops on Thursday, October 27th. Aaron’s presentations will cover various aspects of user experience in academic libraries. The second preconference on Thursday will be presented by L. Scott Lissner from Ohio State and Jerry Hensley from Wright State and will focus on accessibility of libraries’ physical spaces and digital presence.
Register for the conference at: http://www.alaoweb.org/event-2097098
Register for one of the preconference workshops at: http://www.alaoweb.org/event-2267556