Annual Conference Report

O15513 Kristy McDonald

Krista McDonald President

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

Donald Pearson

Research grant Katy Mathuews

Tammy Stitz

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

Krista McDonald, President, Miami University Hamilton

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