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ALAO Diversity Committee Spring 2016 Workshop - Call for Proposals:

Outreach: Building collaborations that support campus diversity. 

The Academic Library Association of Ohio's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that the Spring Diversity Workshop will be held at Ohio State University, Thompson Library, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The workshop will focus on outreach to the community, building collaboration and promoting diversity and inclusion on our campuses and within our libraries.

We are accepting proposals for presentations that will showcase efforts at outreach on your campus for promoting diversity and/or building collaboration. We anticipate presentations which last around 45 minutes. 

Initial proposals should be 150 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced. Visit here to submit your proposal:

The Diversity Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2016.

For more details, please email:

Committee Purpose

The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to address various aspects of human diversity, including ethnic and racial; gender and disability issues; international or cross-cultural issues; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues; and age. This Committee serves as an advisory group to ALAO to assist the organization in providing leadership for diversity by acting as a bridge to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines and to help foster and sustain diversity throughout the organization.


Past President, Public Relations Coordinator, and up to 5 ALAO members recruited by the Committee Chair and formally appointed by the President. See the ALAO Procedures Manual [] for more information.

Committee Membership


  • Eileen Theodore-Shusta, Ohio University


  • Paul Campbell, Ohio University Lancaster (2015-2017)
  • Judith Cerqua, Ohio State University (2014-2016)
  • Aimee deChambeau, University of Akron (2014-2016)
  • Melissa Hubbard, Case Western University (2015-2016)
  • Eboni Johnson, Oberlin College (ALAO Past-President) 
  • Amanda Koziura, Case Western University (2015-2017)
  • Brianne Miller, Columbus State CC (2014- 2016)

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