Monthly Archives: December 2016

Annual Conference Report

I hope everyone enjoyed the 2016 Annual Conference and Preconference. I would like to extend special thanks to our keynote speaker, Courtney Greene McDonald, and UX workshop leader Ben Woods for joining our conference under difficult circumstances. Both of these … Continue reading

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2017 ALAO Nomination for Elected Office

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity? Would you like to get involved in professional service for an ACRL chapter? If so, please consider nominating yourself for the ALAO Board. Elections will take place in March/April, and successful candidates will take … Continue reading

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Kathryn L. Venditti Mentoring Award

On December 22, 2015, ALAO lost a long-term friend, mentor, and leader. Kathryn Venditti was an Instruction and Reference Librarian at Ashland University, and had been a member of ALAO for over 15 years. She served various formal leadership roles … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Julie Deardorff, 2016 Jay Ladd Award Recipient

The Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has been an ALAO member for at least 5 years, and who has promoted academic libraries and librarianship not only on his or her own campus, but also within the … Continue reading

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2017 Conference Theme Announcement

As 2017 program chair, I’m pleased to announce the theme for ALAO’s annual conference: “Libraries Act. Respond. Transform: The ART of Empowerment.” Designed by the conference planning committee, the theme will guide our preparations to host a thought-provoking event. Our … Continue reading

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Apply Now: 2017 Research Grant

The Research & Publications Committee will be accepting proposals for research grants beginning December 12, 2017.  If you have a research project or are thinking about a research project that could use some funding, we can help!  ALAO members can … Continue reading

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ALAO Diversity Scholarship Applications will be Accepted Beginning January 2017

ALAO values diversity in its membership, in the profession, and in future library professionals. For that reason, we offer a $1,500 scholarship to a promising student enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS program who exemplifies the qualities needed to ensure a … Continue reading

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