2020 Annual Conference Planning Update
On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I’m excited to announce the theme for our 2020 conference: “Resilience: Sustainable & Thriving Academic Libraries for the Future.” The conference will take place October 29-30 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. We will have two preconference options on Thursday, October 29th, as well as concurrent sessions and a conference social in the evening. On Friday, October 30th, our keynote speaker will be Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Library System, who will talk about the role of libraries in establishing resilient, sustainable communities. Rebekkah has years of experience as a leader in sustainability in libraries, and she recently authored the book Resilience, published by ALA.
Call for Proposals
We have now opened our call for proposals. All members of our library community are encouraged to submit proposals by the April 10th deadline! See our proposal website for more information and the proposal form here: https://www.alaoweb.org/conferences/2020/proposals
–Mandi Goodsett, ALAO Vice President/President Elect, Cleveland State University