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Call for Applicants for the ALAO Diversity Scholarship

ALAO would like to help develop talented folks who are underrepresented in our profession with a $1500 tuition scholarship. Apply by March 15, 2022 for consideration. The award winner will be notified by April 15, and will be presented with … Continue reading

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ACRL Chapters Council Report

The ACRL Chapters Council met on January 12, 2022. Emily Knox, Associate Professor at the iSchool@Illinois gave a presentation on “Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice: Core Values of Librarianship.”  Brief messages were shared by the candidates for ACRL Vice President/President-Elect, … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 264*** members consisting of 239 regular members, 4 retiree members, and 21 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between December 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022. … Continue reading

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Interest Groups News

ALAO Interest Group Events ALAO’s interest groups are gearing up to finish the academic year with lots of great events! ALAO has 12 active special interest groups that have formed to discuss concerns, issues, and new trends related to academic … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

A New Program to Support RCR Training Since fall semester 2018, the University of Toledo (UToledo) has regularly organized in-person training workshops for graduate students on the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This workshop is designed to complement and reinforce … Continue reading

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People & Library News

Bryant & Stratton College News Joseph M. Dudley has been promoted to the role of System Librarian and will be providing reference and technical services for campuses in Ohio, western New York, and Wisconsin. –-Joseph M. Dudley, Bryant & Stratton … Continue reading

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President’s Report

Conference Summary A very successful 2021 conference is now complete. We had a total of 279 registrants, including 71 non-ALAO-members, and 31 students. We got some wonderful feedback from attendees: “Kudos to the organizers, this was a great conference this … Continue reading

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Vice President/President Elect Report

Another season is winding down, another semester ending. Traditionally, it is a time of the year for reflection and giving thanks, as well as planning for the coming year. I personally have much for which to be grateful—much of the … Continue reading

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Past President’s Report

I am pleased to report that the Awards Committee selected winners for the 2021 Kathryn L. Venditti Mentoring and Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Awards. For his work with MLIS students and his support for colleagues at his institution and around … Continue reading

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ALAO 2021 People’s Choice Poster Award Winners

At every ALAO Annual Conference, the Research & Publications Committee askes attendees to vote for the People’s Choice Poster Award. This award is typically given to one poster; however, this year, we had a three-way tie. All three posters will … Continue reading

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