Category Archives: Vol. 36 no. 1 (March 2017)

President’s Report

Welcome to spring in Ohio everyone! Here that could mean anything from 6” of snow to 75 degree days and tornado warnings. For ALAO, spring means opportunities for member engagement. Board elections are fast approaching. The Nominating Committee did a … Continue reading

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Annual Conference Update

Annual Conference Call for Proposals It’s time to submit proposals for presentations, posters and/or roundtable sessions for ALAO’s annual conference on October 27, 2017 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Presentation proposals will be accepted until … Continue reading

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Past President’s Report

Please watch for the announcement about the ALAO elections in the next few weeks. I feel there is an exciting slate of candidates. Announcing Innovation Conversations Webinars In partnership with SWON Libraries, ALAO is very excited to offer new learning … Continue reading

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AAAS Annual Meeting 2017: report from the ALA Liaison

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, held February 16-20, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, focused on “Serving Society through Science Policy.”  Evidence-based science policy has always been essential for a healthy, prosperous, … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches: Anecdotes and Best Practices from the Library World

Adding Theses and Dissertations from OhioLINK to our bepress Digital Commons IR, CORE Scholar This past summer, 1,443 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) were uploaded to CORE Scholar. We had talked about adding the ETDs for nearly a year, and decided Summer 2016 … 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 this Call for Participation in our Mentorship Program for 2017-18. We invite people interested in being mentors and mentees to complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/MgAVt7sHiiR6Unf12. Forms are … Continue reading

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2016 Research Grant Recipients

Studies K12 Libraries – Katy Mathuews College-readiness is of increasing importance in an environment of outcomes-based higher education funding that emphasizes student retention and graduation rates. The school library environment experienced by students during their K-12 educational years may have … Continue reading

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Membership Update

ALAO is proud to report that we are 337 members strong, including 314 regular members, 4 retiree members, and 19 students, as reported at the Executive Board meeting on February 24, 2017. We are excited to welcome our newest members: … Continue reading

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Legislative News

ALAO has budgeted up to $600 for travel support for a member willing to represent ALAO and academic libraries generally at ALA National Library Legislative Days on May 1-2 2017 in Washington, D.C. Please review this information about the conference from the … Continue reading

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Interest Groups News

Assessment Interest Group Spring Workshop: May 19 AIG’s spring workshop “Using Assessment to Reshape and Rethinking Service Models” will be held at the Miami University Voice of America Center on Friday, May 19.  Registration is now open at: https://www.alaoweb.org/event-2454882 The … Continue reading

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