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 speakers stepped into their roles with less than four weeks to prepare for their sessions when our previously scheduled speaker abruptly cancelled. They, along with Jerry Hensley and L. Scott Lissner, who led our preconference workshop on accessibility in academic libraries, anchored an excellent slate of programs on user experience.
Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the following ALAO awards presented at the 2016 conference:
|Support Staff Presenter Grant||Rosha Hester|
|Continuing Ed grant||Richard Wisneski
|Research grant||Katy Mathuews
|Diversity Scholarship||Dierric Rogers|
|DLIG Visionary||Sara Klink|
|TEDdy||C. Rockelle Strader|
|Kathryn Venditti||Kathryn Venditti|
|Jay Ladd||Julie Deardorff|
Let’s also congratulate Ken Irwin, recipient of the 2016 People’s Choice Poster Award, for his poster, “Citation Tetris: A Library Skills Training Game.”
As has been recent past practice, we are gathering session materials and making them available to the ALAO membership via the members only area of the ALAO website. After logging in, you should see links to the presentation materials from the 2016 conference and several past conferences as well. Materials continue to be added as we receive them from presenters. If you presented and still need to submit your content, please email ALAO webmaster Joe Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krista McDonald, President, Miami University Hamilton