Interest Group Reports

Instruction Interest Group – Report

SAVE THE DATE – 2018 ALAO IIG/DLIG Co-Hosted Spring Workshop

Mark your calendars and please join us this coming May 4th, 2018 at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus for a co-hosted IIG and DLIG Spring Workshop!  This year’s program will again be dedicated to exploring practical applications of the ACRL Framework, specifically with regard to the“Authority is Constructed and Contextual” Frame.  We are planning a hands-on workshop where participants will explore and create guidelines for online and in-person tutorials using reflective instruction and critical thinking pedagogy.  More information coming soon about workshop registration and program details.

IIG at ALAO Conference 2017

Two of our IIG planning committee members presented at the annual ALAO Conference this past October, with sessions providing valuable insights on how librarians around the state are addressing this issue of Fake News in their user services programming.  IIG Co-Chair, Mandi Goodsett (Cleveland State University), presented a session entitled, Critical Thinking and the ACRL Framework: Combating Fake News and Fallacies, and Hanna Schmillen (Ohio University) served as a panelist for a session entitled, #Fake News: Ohio Libraries Take Action on Misinformation.  Both sessions were well attended and included lively audience participation and discussion.  The IIG also hosted an open roundtable and had several conversations with conference attendees about our interest group’s recent programs and activities.

Blog for us!

Have a great teaching experience or instruction strategy to share?  Post it on our IIG Blog!  Contact either of the IIG Co-chairs if you’ve got a story or reflection you’d like to share on our blog, or if you are just interested in finding out more about the IIG!

-Mark Eddy, Case Western Reserve University, IIG Co-Chair
-Mandi Goodsett, Cleveland State University, IIG Co-Chair

Support Staff Interest Group News

The Staff Support Interest Group has been working on the Spring 2018 Workshop for March 12, 2018 held at the Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio. The workshop will be from 10:00 am-3:00 pm with pre-registration beginning at 9:30 am.

The cost is $30 for ALAO members and $35 for non-members.

This is a great networking opportunity with other library support-staff colleagues.  There will be learning sessions including tips & tricks for using Innovative Interface’s Sierra library system and employing student workers. The keynote session is, “No One is Untouched” on the opioid epidemic and how libraries are impacted.

Moe’s Southwest Grill will be catering the event with a Fajita Bar and their famous Queso.

Feel free to share this invitation with colleagues who may benefit from attending. Additional details including registration information will be forthcoming!

SSIG Co-Chairs

-Jennine Vlach, Case Western Reserve University, SSIG Co-Chair
-Natalie Winland, University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, SSIG Co-Chair

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