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President’s Report

Annual Conference Update: This year’s planning committee has been going full steam as we shift gears from the online conferences of the past two years and return to an in-person event. As of this writing the CPC is hard at … Continue reading

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Vice President/President Elect Report

Greetings ALAO community! The summer has flown by, and before you know it, we’ll be together again at this year’s ALAO Conference in November!  So excited to see everyone in person this year after our previous two online conferences.   As … Continue reading

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ALAO Mentoring Program Call for Participation

The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Professional Development Committee (ALAO PDC) is excited to announce a call for participation in the 20221-2023 Mentoring Program.  Program Overview The Academic Library Association of Ohio Professional Development Committee reviews registration information and matches … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight

Let’s shine the Member Spotlight on Hydy Cates from Columbus State Community College! What is/are your role(s) in academic libraries? I like being able to show students how to find the truth through all the noise. I also like working … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 290 members consisting of 259 regular members, 4 retiree members, and 27 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between June 1, 2022 and September 2, 2022. … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Continuing Education Grant Program-Apply Now!  Are you presenting a conference paper, attending a workshop, or looking to participate in other professional development opportunities in 2023? The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant can help you get there! … Continue reading

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Interest Group News

Message from the Interest Group Coordinator ALAO has 12 active special interest groups that have formed to discuss concerns, issues and new trends related to academic librarianship in Ohio. Joining an interest group is a great way to participate in … Continue reading

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ACRL Chapters Council Report

ACRL Plan for Excellence: The ALAO’s 2021-2022 Plan for Excellence Report was submitted to ACRL in July by the ACRL representative. The report highlighted the 2021 ALAO Conference and the work done by the chapter in support of DEI, including … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities

Free Virtual Information Literacy Workshops Are you looking for ideas for integrating information literacy concepts into a course or instruction session? The Ohio State University Libraries is hosting a series of free virtual workshops on information literacy topics this fall. … Continue reading

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People & Library News

Cleveland State University News Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library recently hired Kathy Fisher as our Health Professions Librarian. Since 2008, she has served as the liaison librarian to Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions and as Personal … Continue reading

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