ALAO Mentoring Program News
In early August, ALAO mentor and mentee matches were communicated and introduced for the upcoming academic year. We are currently working to arrange for lunch tables at the ALAO conference in case participants would like to meet up there. We’re also open to expanding the mentoring discussion by answering member questions in the ALAO Newsletter if there’s interest. This could be an informal way to tap into the collective wisdom of the hive. For questions or suggestions regarding the mentoring program please contact Co-chairs, Heidi Beke-Harrigan and Melissa Bauer.
–Heidi Beke-Harrigan, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, OhioNET
–Melissa Bauer, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Kent State University-Stark Campus
Support Staff Grants Awarded
Congratulations to Lori Harrison (Library Media Technical Assistant II at the University of Toledo) and Halle Novotney (Library Assistant / Student Assistant Supervisor at Case Western Reserve University) recipients of the ALAO’s Professional Development Staff Grants for the 2019 Libraries Speak Up! Advocate. Collaborate. Educate. conference. Lori and her colleague Jennifer Babcock will be sharing their poster Library Lockout: Using Escape Room Programming to Promote Libraries and Their Services. Halle will be presenting along with Erin Smith and Jennine Vlach. Their presentation is entitled Best Practices in Hiring, Retaining, and Collaborating with Your Student Assistants.
-Ann Marie Smeraldi, Professional Developement Committee, Cleveland State University