Calling all ALAO members: It’s time to vote for elected leadership positions!
The 2019 ALAO election takes place March 15 to April 15, 2019. You must be a member to vote, so now is the perfect time to join or renew.
There are multiple candidates for each position: two for Vice President/President-Elect, two for Treasurer, three for PR Coordinator and 12 for Board Member at Large (three positions). For more information on each position, review the procedures manual.
Voting will take place online. Candidate biographical information and statements are available on the ALAO website (login required) and the ballot is a SurveyMonkey form. Enter your name and email address at the top of the ballot; this information is used to validate your vote.
The ballot will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
Thank you in advance for participating in this important process. Your vote ensures that ALAO will continue to have strong leadership into the future! And, special thanks to the candidates who stepped up to run this year:
Jessica Crossfield McIntosh, Public Services Librarian, Otterbein University
Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University
Don Appleby, Library Specialist, University of Akron
Ash Faulkner, Business Librarian, The Ohio State University Libraries
Drew Balduff, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Findlay
Melissa Cox Norris, Director of Library Communications, University of Cincinnati
Laura Sheets, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Bowling Green State University
Board Member At Large (3 positions)
Amanda Black, Coordinator of Access Services, University of Dayton
Michael Dziabiak, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Shafer Library, University of Findlay
Pamela Espinosa de los Monteros, Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies Librarian, The Ohio State University
Jane Hammons, Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, Ohio State University
Jennifer L Hicks, Circulation Supervisor, Miami University
Alea Henle, Head of Access & Borrow, Miami University
Zachary Lewis, Student Success Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Dayton
David Luftig, Assistant Professor and Research Services Librarian, University of Dayton
Jennifer Starkey, Research Services Librarian, Case Western Reserve University
Jennine Vlach, Team Leader, Access & Delivery Services, Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library
Amy Wainwright, Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian, John Carroll University
Sarah Whybrew, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Otterbein University
Lastly, thanks goes out to the 2019 nominating committee for helping connect colleagues to these leadership opportunities: Maureen Barry, Bowling Green State University; Stefanie Hilles, Miami University; Yuimi Hlasten, Denison University; Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College; Katy Kelly (chair), University of Dayton; Christine Morris, OhioNET; and Edith Scarletto, Bowling Green State University.
-Katy Kelly, Past President, University of Dayton