Committee News

Research Grant: Call for proposals

Applications are now open for the 2019 ALAO Research Grant! You can apply here. Within the form, you must submit a research proposal, budget information, and a current resume or C.V. for each applicant. For more information, visit here.

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) seeks to promote research, and each year the ALAO Executive Board may award up to $2000.00 to support and encourage research projects proposed by ALAO members. Both ongoing and new research projects are considered. Grants are intended to help in funding such incremental research costs as the organization of data, the hiring of interviewers or other assistants, charges for computer time, and modest travel costs associated with research. Grants may not be used for purchase of equipment. Grants are limited to investigations related to issues in libraries, librarianship, and information science and technology. **NOTE**: You must be a current member of ALAO in order to apply for the research grant.

–Brittany Brannon, Research & Publications Committee Co-Chair, OCLC
–Heidi Gauder, Research & Publications Committee Co-Chair, University of Dayton

 Continuing Education Grant Recipients

The ALAO Professional Development Committee is excited to announce that continuing education grants have been awarded to the following recipients:

Carla Myers, Miami University, $1000 (The Library Publishing Forum)

Jessica McIntosh, Otterbein University, $500 (ACRL 2019)

Justin Bridges, Miami University, $500 (RBMS Annual Conference 2019)

Jane Wu, Otterbein University, $500 (2019 MLA Research Training Institute).

Congratulations One and All!

–Beate Gersch, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Harvard University
–Heather Crozier, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Ohio Northern University

ACRL Scholarships Awarded

In 2018, the ALAO Board voted to offer scholarships that would assist our membership in attending ACRL 2019.  The amount of these scholarships would be the cost of early-bird registration for the conference at the full and student levels.

The Professional Development Committee had originally hoped to offer 5 librarian and 5 student scholarships.  Sadly, the committee did not receive any applications for the student scholarship.  As a result, the PDC decided to convert the funds for the student scholarships into one additional librarian scholarship in order to maximize the impact to our membership.

The committee is pleased that 5 of the 6 awardees stated they expected their institutions would pay none of their cost in attending ACRL 2019.  We hope that this serves as evidence in showing the positive impact that ALAO can have on our membership.

The PDC awarded 6 of our members scholarships to ACRL 2019.  Our awardees are:

  • Ariel Bacon
  • Carla Myers
  • Jillian Sandy
  • Michelle Brasseur
  • Maureen Barry
  • Mark Dahlquist

 –Paul Campbell, Second Year Board Member, Ohio University

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