Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fall 2016 Diversity Workshop

The Diversity Committee held their day-long workshop, “Outreach: Building Collaborations that Support Campus Diversity,” on Thursday, October 6 at the State Library of Ohio. Thirty librarians from across Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, representing a variety of libraries and exchanged ideas … Continue reading

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ALAO Celebrates New Members at Annual Conference

ALAO welcomed 67 new members at its annual conference on October 28, 2016. The new members, who joined ALAO since the 2015 annual conference, join a thriving community of 332 members, including 4 retiree and 19 student members. As we … Continue reading

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Alison Ricker Serves as ALA Liaison to AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting will be held February 16-20, 2017 in Boston.  You may know AAAS primarily as the publisher of Science, that venerable and highly regarded journal that ranks among high-impact journals; … Continue reading

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Book Review Featuring a Chapter by ALAO’S Own Eboni Johnson

In Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership, Steven J. Bell (editor) offers a fresh perspective in the popular leadership literature.  In this collection of personal reflections, contributors reflect on the small, transformative moments that spurred them along the leadership path.  Coming … Continue reading

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Interest Group Reports

CMCIG Interest Group News A small group of CMCIG members gathered for a roundtable discussion at the ALAO conference. We had the opportunity to reconnect with each other and greet new members. Our topics of discussion included education technology; use … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches: Anecdotes and Best Practices from the Library World

Not a best practice, an okay practice: bend the rules  Records management is a field all about the rules. Retention schedules dictate exactly how long a record should be retained, in what format, and its disposition after it has reached the … Continue reading

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People & Library News

Ashland University News Anita Slack has been appointed as the new editor of the Reference Sources Column for Reference & User Services Quarterly.  Any librarian interested in reviewing reference materials, please contact Anita at aslack3@ashland.edu for more details. Anita Slack, Communications … Continue reading

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