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ALAO is the Ohio Chapter of ACRL (ALA ACRL).

We strive to advance academic library services in Ohio by identifying, studying and promoting the interests of academic librarianship and the personnel of academic libraries, and to provide opportunities for education and growth for library personnel.  




Congratulations to Newly Elected Board Members!

Vice President/President Elect – Krista McDonald (Miami University Hamilton)

Treasurer – Don Appleby (University of Akron)

Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator – Amanda Koziura (Case Western Reserve University)

Board Members at Large
Judy Carey Nevin (Ohio University – Lancaster)
Miriam Matteson (Kent State University)
Elisabeth Shook (Wright State University)

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who was willing to stand for election, and to Past President Betsy Blankenship and the rest of the Nominating Committee.   The new board takes office on July 14, at the Leadership Retreat.

SAVE THE DATE! 41st Annual Conference!

November 20th, 2015



Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

40th Annual Conference & Pre-Conference: 
November 13-14, 2014 

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
More Info
Official Twitter hashtag: #ALAO2014

Nominate a colleague for the

 More: Oct. 8 blog post.  

Growing for the Future:
$40 for 40 Campaign

ALAO members and friends are invited to celebrate ALAO's 40th anniversary with a donation to the $40 for 40 campaign, to support new and continuing initiatives. We suggest donations of $40 (any amount is welcome!) and you choose which initiative(s) to support: the Diversity Scholarship, continuing education grants, research grants, presenter grants, and/or Legislative Advocate Travel Awards. Please click here or click the Donate link at the top of the page for more information and to make your tax-deductible donation.

Welcome to our newest members

(joined since March 30, 2015) 
  • Lisa Mackinder, Ohio University
  • Joshua Cohen, Kent State University
  • Jeanine Harkonen-Rohlke, Kent State University
  • Amanda Lacher, National College Cincinnati Campus
  • Judith Cosgray, Sate Library of Ohio
  • Sylvia Halladay, Clark State Community College
  • Catherine Carlson


Upcoming Events

15 May 2015 9:00 AM • Miami University's Voice of America (VOA) Learning Center, 7847 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
18 May 2015 9:30 AM • State Library of Ohio. East 1st Avenue. Columbus, OH.
03 Jun 2015 10:00 AM • Kent State University Library 1125 Risman Dr Kent, OH 44242
05 Jun 2015 9:30 AM (EDT) • Columbus State Community College
20 Nov 2015 8:00 AM (EST) • Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Please consult the Calendar.  Event pages are linked from here when registration is open for that event.

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