Happy 2021 to our fellow ALAO members. On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am excited to announce the theme for the 2021 conference: Building Bridges: Dialogue, Deliberation, and Connection in Academic Libraries.
The Conference will take place virtually Oct. 27th-29th and will be accessible via conference website. On Thursday, October 29th, there will be a preconference presented by Fobazi Ettarh focusing on vocational awe and its impact on library work. Our conference social will be held Thursday evening and, while the format is still being determined, is guaranteed to be fun.
On Friday, October 30th, our keynote speaker will be Sofia Leung, a librarian, facilitator, and educator, who works “towards fulfilling the promise of social justice in libraries and higher education.” We will also welcome Nicole Cooke, associate professor at the University of South Carolina, as our closing keynote presenting on “Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice.”
Thank you to the members of the 2021 Conference Planning Committee for their dedication and hard work thus far. We are excited to continue planning for October.
Call for ALAO 2021 Conference Proposals
The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 47th Annual Conference, Building Bridges: Dialogue, Deliberation, and Connection in Academic Libraries. We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals from all areas of library work.
Adherence to the conference theme is encouraged but not required.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Civic engagement
- Libraries as space/third space
- Instruction modalities & virtual libraries
- Service changes/transitions
- Emerging technology solutions
- Crisis management
One proposal form will be used for all presentation types:
- Presentation (or other 50-minute session)
- Poster Session (brief, pre-recorded session)
- Lightning talk (brief live session)
If you have a unique format idea, not listed above, please submit it under the presentation option (Panel discussions, etc… )
–2021 ALAO Conference Planning Committee
Conference Planning Committee Social Event Task Group Seeks Your Input
The ALAO Social task group would like your input on ideas for the ALAO Annual Conference Social. Please Fill out our form by March 22, 2021.
Follow this link below to the Survey
-Cara Calabrese, Allen Reichert, & Katy Tucker CPC Social Event Task Group