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President’s and Vice President/President Elect Report

Another academic year has come and gone—did I just hear a collective sigh of relief from the academic library community? For ALAO, this signals the time to prepare for the Executive Board/Leadership Retreat, where new officers will be installed, a … Continue reading

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ALAO Election Results

I am happy to announce the candidates who will be joining the Executive Board for the 2022-2023 year. Please join me in congratulating: Vice President/President Elect:  Mark Eddy Secretary: Jill J. Crane Membership Chair: Laura Birkenhauer Board Members-at-Large: Melissa Hill, Cara Calabrese, Kristine Kinzer … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight

Let’s shine the Member Spotlight on Megan Jaskowiak from Miami University! What is/are your role(s) in academic libraries? I am the Health and Social Sciences Librarian. I liaise with Criminology, Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the new … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 282 members consisting of 254 regular members, 4 retiree members, and 24 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between March 2, 2022 and May 31, 2022. … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

The Community and Two-Year College Library Interest Group met in April for a virtual sound off to reconnect and discuss experiences across institutions during the past year. We had originally planned an article discussion meeting on current trends in community … Continue reading

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Interest Group News

ALAO has 12 active special interest groups that have formed to discuss concerns, issues and new trends related to academic librarianship in Ohio. ALAO’s interest groups are in the season of events! Keep an eye on the ALAO events page … Continue reading

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People & Library News

Case Western Reserve University News The Kelvin Smith Library hired Christine Liebson as a Special Collections Archivist. Christine returns to CWRU, where she served as a library assistant in the past. She most recently was a content metadata specialist with … Continue reading

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President’s Report

As I type this, I gaze out my office window and see the dormant grass peeking out through the melting blanket of snow, and am reminded of the promise of spring, and all the activity that comes with the warmer … Continue reading

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ALAO 2022 Election Slate of Candidates

The 2022 ALAO Board Election will take place March 21 – April 8, 2022. You must be a member to vote, so it’s the perfect time to consider joining or renewing your membership! More information on joining and renewing can … Continue reading

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2022 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 48thAnnual Conference, The Tipping Point: Initiating Change in Academic Libraries. As libraries challenge long-standing traditions and question our neutral stance, small changes or … Continue reading

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