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President’s Report

Like many of you at your respective institutions, ALAO has had to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Interest group workshops and our annual conference have moved to online formats. Please check event web sites and email communications for … Continue reading

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2020 Election Results

The ALAO 2020 Election is now completed. Joining the board for 2020/2021 will be: Vice President/President Elect: Jessica Crossfield McIntosh Secretary: Laura Sheets Membership Coordinator: Maureen Barry Board Members-at-Large: Michelle McKinney Leonard Elizabeth Sullivan Kapil Vasudev The election wouldn’t be possible without the great work of the nominating … Continue reading

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Annual Conference Update

Clearly much has changed since the last annual conference update! The conference planning committee (CPC) has made the difficult decision to move the annual conference to a completely online format. Even though the conference has been moved online, we are still … Continue reading

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ALAO Annual Conference 2020 Call for Proposals

Conference Call for Proposals Dear ALAO Membership, We are very excited to announce that our 2020 ALAO Conference call for proposals form has been reopened! Submissions are due June 26th. To learn more about the session types that will be … Continue reading

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Research Grant Recipients Announced

The Research and Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Kayla Harris and Heidi Gauder have been awarded 2020 ALAO Research Grant funds for their project “Teaching to the same audience: Exploring instruction connections between instruction & special collections teams”. … Continue reading

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Mentorship Program Call for Participants

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Professional Development Committee (PDC) is excited to announce a call for participation in the 2020-21 Mentoring Program. New this year: The mentor application contains a few fields that will be posted on the … Continue reading

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ALAO Member Spotlight

It’s time to shine the ALAO Member Spotlight on Tammy J. Eschedor-Voelker, Associate Professor at Kent State University. What is your role(s) in academic libraries? I am a subject librarian for English Studies, Modern and Classical Languages, and Applied Linguistics. … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 321 members consisting of 289 regular members,  5 retiree members, and 27 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between January 1, 2020 and May 29, 2021: … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Teaching with Empathy Beyond a Pandemic Librarianship, at its heart, is a service profession. All librarians and library staff strive to serve our patrons with compassion and empathy, regardless of our areas of expertise or work responsibilities. During times of … Continue reading

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Interest Group News

Community and 2-Year College Library Interest Group News (C2YCLIG) The Community and 2-Year College Library Interest Group is seeking dedicated members interested in leadership! We have one to two positions open as Co-Chairs of the Interest Group. If you’re interested … Continue reading

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