Category Archives: Vol. 40 no. 3 (Sept 2020)

President’s Report

2020 Conference Update I’m excited to give an update on the conference planning process for the 2020 ALAO Conference! The Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work putting together a conference that allows for networking, lots of learning opportunities, … Continue reading

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Past President’s Report

Call for Nominations: Jay Ladd Distinguished Service and Kathryn Venditti Mentoring Awards The ALAO Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award and the Kathryn Venditti Mentoring Award. The Jay Ladd Distinguished Service Award … Continue reading

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ALAO Mentorship Program: Call for Mentees

Call for Mentees – 2020-2021 Call for Mentees for 2020-2021 ALAO Mentoring Program The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Professional Development Committee (ALAO PDC) is excited to announce a call for participation in the 2020-21 Mentoring Program. Mentees can be … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight

Let’s shine the Member Spotlight on Lisa Morrison from Denison University Libraries! What is your role(s) in academic libraries? I am the Social Sciences Liaison Librarian, but I also work with the interdisciplinary fields of Black Studies, International Studies, Global … Continue reading

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ALAO Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 328 members consisting of 296 regular members, 5 retiree members, and 27 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between May 30, 2020 and August 31, 2020. … Continue reading

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Interest Group Reports

Community and Two-Year College Interest Group News Book Discussion Series The Community and Two-Year College Interest Group (C2YCLIG) is planning a book discussion series this year, focusing on Race in America. We will hold three book discussions (two in Fall … Continue reading

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Notes From the Trenches

Card Catalogs Embark on a New Career Technology in libraries may have changed, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new uses for old items.  This fall, Centennial Library at Cedarville University unveiled book display furniture featuring repurposed wooden card … Continue reading

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People & Library News

Bluffton University News Mary Jean Johnson retired July 31, 2020, after serving for 19 years as director of Bluffton University’s Musselman Library.  She initiated a number of innovations during her time as director, including the Celebrate the Library week-long events … Continue reading

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