Category Archives: Vol. 37 no. 2 (June 2018)

President’s Report

On April 27, the ALAO board met at OhioNET. At this meeting, board members discussed the following items: Meeting ALA Chapter Councilor Meg Delaney (Lucas County Public Library). Interest in a statewide ecosystem movement to share objectives across all libraries. … Continue reading

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Election Results

ALAO election results are in!  We welcome the following newly elected members to the Board: Vice President/President-Elect Katy Mathuews Secretary Angel Mootispaw Membership Chair Maureen Barry Board Member-at-Large Melissa Bauer Heidi Beke-Harrigan Ann Marie Smeraldi I want to take a moment to … Continue reading

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Annual Conference Update

Three updates from the Conference Planning Committee: The committee thanks everyone for the great presentation and poster proposals that were submitted.  All proposers should have been notified of their status. If you have a question about your status, please e-mail program@alaoweb.org … Continue reading

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2018 Diversity Scholarship Recipient Malgorzata Rehfus

The Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that Malgorzata Rehfus has been selected as the 2018 Diversity Scholarship Recipient. “I strongly believe that advocating for diversity and inclusion is the social responsibility of the LIS profession. It is our professional … Continue reading

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2018 Research Grant Recipient Mandy Shannon

The ALAO Research and Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Mandy Shannon of Wright State University Libraries is the winner of the 2018 Research grant. This funding will support her proposed research project regarding how individual research assistance from … Continue reading

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ALAO Member Spotlight: Karmen Beecroft

Karmen is the Digital Projects Librarian in the Preservation & Digital Initiatives Department at the Ohio University Libraries. Read on to learn more about her work and personal interests from sharing cultural heritage materials to exploring our solar system and beyond! … Continue reading

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Membership Report

At the Executive Board Meeting on April 27, 2018 the Membership Chair reported the membership of ALAO includes a total of 377 members consisting of 331 regular members, 4 retiree members, and 42 student members. We are excited to welcome … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

Developing a New Curriculum for One-Shot Sessions at Heidelberg University After finishing up my first year as an Instruction and Reference Librarian, I have the opportunity to reflect on what I did well and what I can improve for next … Continue reading

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Diversity Committee Spring Workshop Report

Actively Inclusive: Libraries Speak Up! The ALAO Diversity Committee held its spring workshop “Actively Inclusive: Libraries Speak Up!” on Thursday, May 10th at the State Library of Ohio. Attendance included 36 registrants from academic and public libraries in Ohio as … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day in Washington D.C., May 7-8 2018

As Government Relations Liaison, I attended National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) in Washington D.C. Ginny Boehme, the winner of the ALAO National Legislative Day Travel Award also attended as part of the Ohio delegation. As in prior years, I would … Continue reading

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