ALAO: DLIG Distance Learning Visionary

Do you know a “Distance Learning Visionary”?

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) recognizes the need to encourage and spotlight pioneering individuals, particularly those who offer their colleagues new and innovative practices that can be adapted and implemented in their home institutions.  As such, ALAO’s Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 “Distance Learning Visionary”

Benefits of winning include:
  • Honor of being named the 2012 Distance Learning Visionary.
  • Recognition at the 2012 ALAO Annual Conference Luncheon, as well as on the ALAO Website, ALAO Newsletter, & the DLIG Blog.
  • Reward of $150 - a presentation grant for sharing distance learning strategies, applications, or research with attendees of the 2012 DLIG Spring Workshop. Please note that the funds are contingent upon the grantee presenting in person, remotely, or via pre-recorded session.
Nomination applications should include a 250-500 word essay that demonstrates the nominee’s contributions to e-learning, as well as a short presentation proposal that suggests what the nominee would share with colleagues striving to succeed in the technology-driven environment of online learning.  Links to relevant supporting materials are encouraged; self and group nominations are permissible.

For complete details and submission guidelines, please see the Distance Learning Interest Group blog  or email the DLIG Co-Chairs at ohiodlig@gmail.com .

Applications are due by December 20th, 2011.

*Originally posted on the DLIG blog 10/17/11 and presented via ALAO list 11/30/11


Michigan SOGI Education Conference Call for Proposals

Just a heads up. The Michigan SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Education Conference will be held at Oakland University in Rochester, MI on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. They are have a call for proposals out. If you would be interested in presenting at this conference, the call is on their website: www.oakland.edu/sogi Note that a letter of interest is due by November 30th...


Wizards and Vampires and Nerdfighters, Oh my! ALAO Program

Kudos to BGSU Librarians Kathy Yoder and Nancy Down on the wonderful presentation! Nancy talked about the Browne Popular Culture Library she manages. I think I can safely say that we all thought her collections sound interesting. Kathy talked about popular crossover fiction (fiction popular with YAs and adults) in the CRC at BG, emphasizing that while the two departments may overlap some content, they are very different in nature and mission.

Great job!