President’s Report

Conference Recap

I want to thank those who attended the annual conference and the preconference. I hope you had many great conversations during the day, and brought home new and exciting

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Eric Resnis, President

ideas.  Most presentations and poster files are now available on the ALAO website.

By the numbers:

  • 40: Preconference attendees (sold out)
  • 254: Conference attendees
  • 26: Exhibitor (with 40 attendees representing these exhibitors)
  • 227: Cold weather items collected for The Open Shelter

A special congratulations goes to the winners of the People’s Choice Poster Award. Easy effort, high impact, wide reach:  Cultivating community engagement with a low-tech whiteboard

From Cynthia Comer and  Julie Weir.  Congrats Cynthia, and Julie!

Strategic Plan

We are still in the planning stages for the strategic plan. Some input was gathered at the annual conference, and some more input will be gathered from the membership in late January.

Collaborations

I’m pleased to announce a few new programming collaborations with fellow organizations. More details on these events will be available early next year.

Our Assessment Interest Group is partnering with MiALA for a Spring Workshop that will be held at the University of Toledo.

Our new Programming, Outreach, and Marketing Interest Group (PROMIG) will be partnering with the SWON, NEO-RLS and CLC on a event to occur in 2019.

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