Monthly Archives: June 2019

President’s Report

April Board Meeting Report Strategic Plan Update Thanks to the ALAO members who provided feedback as part of the strategic planning process. This feedback has been integrated with other data gathered, and the 2019-2024 plan is currently being drafted and … Continue reading

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2019 Election Results

Congratulations and welcome to the newly elected ALAO board members! Their terms begin at the July 20th board meeting. Vice President/President Elect: Mandi Goodsett Treasurer: Don Appleby Public Relations (PR) Coordinator: Melissa Cox Norris Board Members-at-Large: Amanda Black; Pamela Espinosa … Continue reading

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2019 Annual Conference Planning Update

I am excited to share planning updates for our 2019 Annual Conference, Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate. The conference will take place on October 18, 2019 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio with a pre-conference at the … Continue reading

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Diversity Scholarship Award Winner Brenda Foster Announced

The Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that Brenda Foster has been selected as the 2019 Diversity Scholarship Recipient. Brenda is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington iSchool. She is an active and … Continue reading

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2019 Research Grant Recipients Announced

Some exciting news from the Research & Publications Committee.  We have completed the 2019 research grant cycle and are excited to announce the grant winners.  Both projects will be looking into really interesting aspects of librarianship.  We are proud that … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight

Let’s Shine the Member Spotlight on Shaunda Vasudev, Outreach & Engagement Librarian at Capital University! What is your role(s) in academic libraries? I am an Outreach & Engagement Librarian at Capital University. In this role I provide a library connection … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 378 members consisting of 343 regular members, 2 retiree members, and 28 student members. We are excited to welcome our newest members! New members who joined between March 1, 2019 and … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches: Leaving Ohio, but Staying Connected

What a ride academic year 2018-19 was for me.  I left Ohio for a visiting librarian role in Maryland, yet felt more connected to ALAO than ever.  My membership in ALAO has provided networking, mentorship, and professional development during major … Continue reading

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Call for Mentors and Mentees

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Professional Development Committee (PDC) is excited to announce this Call for Participation in our Mentorship Program for 2019-20. We invite people interested in being mentors and mentees to complete the application:  https://forms.gle/AWxLw3YeJCTC2VdGA Applications … Continue reading

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Continuing Education Grant Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances Jane Wu is unable to accept her continuing education award. However, the ALAO Professional Development Committee is happy to support Matt Francis, Ohio Northern University, with an award of $500 to attend the 2019 Joint Annual … Continue reading

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