The ALAO elections ran from March 19, 2017, through April 19, 2017. An amazing 49% of membership voted. The new elected officers will take office at the ALAO Board Retreat on July 10-11, 2017.
Eric Resnis (Organizational Effectiveness Coordinator, Miami University)
Public Relations Coordinator
Michelle Brasseur (Marketing Communication Specialist, Wright State University)
Don Appleby (Library Specialist, University of Akron)
Board Member At Large
Paul Campbell (Subject Librarian for the Social Sciences, Ohio University)
Heather Crozier (Electronic Resources Librarian, Ohio Northern University)
Beate Gersch (Coordinator of Instruction Services, Institution: University of Akron)
Thank you to the nomination committee members:
Eileen Theodore-Shusta (Ohio University)
Mandi Goodsett (Cleveland State University)
Katy Mathuews, Membership Chair ALAO (Ohio University)
ALAO/SWON Webinars: Innovation Conversations
The inaugural webinar in partnership with SWON occurred on March 8, 2017. The webinar, called Innovation Conversations – Supporting Digital Scholarship: OSUL’s Research Commons, offered by members of The Ohio State University Libraries Research Services Team, discussed the vision and mission guiding its new Research Commons; their current efforts to support data management, GIS, and Digital Humanities; and their plans to expand support for digital research. Meris Mandernach (Head of Research Services), Amanda Rinehart (Data Management Services Librarian), Josh Sadvari (Research Commons Program Manager & GIS Specialist), and Leigh Bonds (Digital Humanities Librarian) each presented and took questions about their services and specialties. ALAO Past President, Brian Gray, moderated the session, in which 23 ALAO members participated (plus 3 libraries registered through SWON).
The second webinar, Telling your story: Using acting techniques to engage your audience, occurred on May 10, 2017. Amanda Koziura (Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University) leveraged her previous experience as a former actor and stage manager to share approaches, tricks, and guidance in presenting and/or working with library users. The second webinar saw 11 SWON member libraries and 32 ALAO members join in.
ALAO members can participate for free in this webinar series as a benefit of membership. An archive of the recordings, presentation slides, and other content are maintained at: https://www.alaoweb.org/innovation. Members will need to sign in to gain access.
Please send webinar suggestions to any ALAO Board member for consideration. We are looking for topics that are new developments or not being covered through other venues. We hope to spark conversations and networking opportunities through these webinars.