Interest Group Reports

Community and Two-Year College Interest Group News

Book Discussion Series

The Community and Two-Year College Interest Group (C2YCLIG) is planning a book discussion series this year, focusing on Race in America. We will hold three book discussions (two in Fall and one in Spring), which will culminate in a workshop on the topic in late Spring/early Summer. Everyone will be welcome to join in these discussions. More details to come.

Call for Committee Members

The Chairs are in the midst of program planning for the year, and we are excited to organize professional development and networking opportunities on topics critical to community and two-year college libraries.

We are seeking C2YCLIG members interested in contributing to these efforts! By participating in the C2YCLIG’s Committee, members can provide valuable insight into the unique needs of C2YCL staff and help the Committee and Chairs organize its events.

This Committee will largely work virtually and does not require in-person attendance at events. Please consider joining the C2YCLIG Committee, which you can do via the ALAO Volunteer Form on the ALAO website.

–Karla Aleman, C2YCLIG Co-Chair, Lorain County Community College
–Megan Mamolen, C2YCLIG Co Chair, Lakeland Community College

Special Collections and Archives Interest Group News

The Special Collections and Archives Interest Group (SCAig) is pleased to welcome Henry Handley as incoming co-chair for the 2020-2022 term. He currently works as the Marian Library’s Collections Librarian at the University of Dayton. He will serve as co-chair of SCAig alongside Rachel Makarowski, Special Collections Librarian at Miami University’s Special Collections and University Archives, whose term will conclude at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

SCAig will be hosting a discussion section at the ALAO annual conference on challenges and successes for special collections and archives in the time of COVID-19.  Attendees are encouraged to come and share their experiences, ideas, and updates. All conference attendees are welcome to join us!  We also would love to hear your ideas for future SCAig workshops and meetings.

For more information on SCAig, contact the co-chairs at

–Rachel Makarowski, SCAig Co-Chair, Miami University
– Henry Handley, SCAig Co-Chair, University of Dayton

STEM Interest Group News

STEMIG invites ALAO members to join us for an upcoming virtual workshop and the Discussion Session STEMIG will host during the ALAO annual conference.

If interested to learn tips and tricks for creating screencasts and instructional videos please register for the virtual webinar scheduled for Friday, October 2nd, at 1:00 pm.

The discussion session during the ALAO annual conference will focus on the ways the pandemic has changed the way STEM librarians work. More details to follow!

For questions please contact

–Daniela Solomon, STEM IG Co-Chair, Case Western Reserve University
–Zach Sharrow, STEM IG Co-Chair, College of Wooster

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