Category Archives: Vol. 41 no. 1 (March 2021)

President’s Report

With the academic year winding to a close, the ALAO Board should be proud of what we have been able to accomplish this year, even during a pandemic. Here are some highlights and updates since the last newsletter.  DEI Survey. … Continue reading

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President’s Report

ALAO February 2021 Board Meeting  The ALAO Board continues to work on projects in the following three areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); support for Interest Groups; and COVID-19 support and relief.  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Stay tuned for … Continue reading

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2021 ALAO Board Election Coming Soon

The 2021 ALAO Board Election will take place March 22 – April 9, 2021. You must be a member to vote, so it’s the perfect time to consider joining or renewing your membership! More information on joining and renewing here. … Continue reading

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Vice President/President Elect Report

Happy 2021 to our fellow ALAO members. On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, I am excited to announce the theme for the 2021 conference: Building Bridges: Dialogue, Deliberation, and Connection in Academic Libraries. The Conference will take place virtually … Continue reading

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Professional Development Committee News

Continuing Education Grant Program-Apply Now! The Application for the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) Continuing Education Grant is now open! Are you presenting a conference paper, attending a workshop or course, or looking to participate in other professional development … Continue reading

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ALAO Member Spotlight

Let’s shine the member spotlight on Julie Deardorff from Cedarville University! What is your role(s) in academic libraries? I’ve been at Cedarville University for 25 years, most of that time as Director of Collection Services. I’m responsible for collection development … Continue reading

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Membership Report

The current membership of ALAO includes a total of 316 members consisting of 287 regular members, 5 retiree members, and 24 student members. We are excited to welcome new members who joined between November 26, 2020 and February 24, 2021. … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

3C GIS Day 2020: An Obstacle Turned Opportunity Many institutions and libraries have been suffering as a result of the pandemic. Health and safety concerns have made it difficult, among other things, to continue offering and supporting conferences and events … Continue reading

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Notes from the Trenches

COVID 19’s Struggle Bus:  How I Manage to Disembark Occasionally Over the past year, I’ve been hearing from people both inside and outside the academic world about feeling stuck on the dreaded struggle bus.  Realistically speaking, this is no surprise. … Continue reading

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Interest Group News

Get Involved with ALAO Interest Groups! ALAO has something for everyone! ALAO has 12 active special interest groups that have formed to discuss concerns and issues related to academic librarianship in Ohio. Interest groups hold regular events and offer a … Continue reading

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