ALAO Conference Registration

39th Annual Academic Library Association of Ohio Conference 
University Center, Kent State University at Stark - North Canton, OH
October 25, 2013

Nancy Fried Foster, Senior Anthropologist at Ithaca S+R. Research, will present the conference keynote address "Changing Libraries by Design" focusing on collaborative library design incorporating information that is generated in the participatory design process. Dr. Foster's research interests include participatory design of library technologies and spaces. For almost ten years, Dr. Foster directed anthropological research at the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries.

The schedule-at-a-glance and preliminary program information, including session abstracts and posters, are available on the ALAO 2013 Conference web site.

Lodging is available at the Marriott Courtyard Canton, 4375 Metro Circle NW · North Canton, Ohio 44720 USA. For more information on lodging, please visit the conference website or the hotel website.

Conference Registration information is available @ http://goo.gl/ePDUmS


Virtual Town Hall

Good morning to all!
Just received the following message from ALA and thought you might be interested in attending.

In a few weeks, the Office for Information Technology Policy will host a Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks, an interactive online session that will give ALA members the opportunity to learn about ALA ebook activities, plans and future directions.

ALA leadership will provide views on the current digital publishing climate and discuss ways that ALA can better advocate for important library interests. Those who participate in the town hall will be able ask ebook-related questions.

Virtual Town Hall on Ebooks
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
11 a.m.- noon Central time
Register now.

Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
American Library Association, Washington Office
(202) 628-8410, ext. 8208 (Office)
(202) 870-7730 (Cell)


ALAO 2013: Posters, Lightning Talks, Discussion Tables

ALAO 39th Annual Conference 
University Center Kent State University at Stark North Canton, Ohio 
October 25, 2013

The ALAO 2013 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for Poster Sessions, Lightning Talks, and Round Table Discussions. Applicants are encouraged to develop creative proposals that show thoughtful exploration of this year’s conference theme: The Changing Faces of Academic Libraries: Transforming, Reorganizing, Re‐imagining.

Poster Sessions, Lightning Rounds, & Round Table Discussions
Accepting Proposals July 15 - August 16, 2013

Poster: Presentations should graphically represent a topic and include text, tables, and images. Handouts are welcome and encouraged. Presenters will share their ideas with attendees during a designated time slot of the conference.

Lightning Talk: Designed to be fast-paced, thought provoking, and energizing. Lightning Talk presenters will have 7 minutes to deliver their practical or conceptual topics. There will not be scheduled time for Q & A; however, presenters may use part of their 7 minutes for this purpose.

Round-tables Discussion: This format is structured for small, informal group discussions to facilitate networking and information exchange. Discussion leaders should identify and develop a topic that will allow participants to discuss how they are dealing with specific issues at their libraries. Please include 2-3 questions to be addressed during the discussion in the proposal.

Guidelines and the proposal submission form may be found here:
Submit your proposal to ALAO 2013 CPC

Students wishing to submit proposals should do so here:
Submit your proposal to ALAO 2013 CPC

If you are a support staff member or student, don't forget presenter grant opportunities are available.

*Originall published on Library Cloud.


Job Posting -- CMC Specialist Position at University of Dayton


It is bittersweet to post Ann Raney's position at UD (see below).  She has been a great help and guide to CMCIG.  I have enjoyed working with her.  Feel free to share this job opening.  UD deserves someone just as wonderful as Ann.  Best wishes to you in retirement, Ann!  I am envious -- now you'll have time to read all the books you want!  ;)



University of Dayton has the following position that you may be interested in.

Title: Curriculum Materials Specialist
Department: Curriculum Materials Center - 2940
Posting Number: S00162P
Job Summary:

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) Specialist is responsible for the management of the CMC’s services and collection, including acquisi

tions and circulation.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you can apply for the position on our employment site at: https://jobs.udayton.edu.

Thank you,
University of Dayton


ALAO 2013: There's an app for that

The ALAO 2013 conference planning committee invites you to stay connected with ALAO 2013 using our new app! Developed for the ALAO conference using Yapp, a free mobile app, users are able to access the conference website, submit a proposal, view information about ALAO presenter grant opportunities, and follow ALAOorg and the conference hashtag #ALAO2013.

Here's how it works:
  1. Download YappBox to your mobile device (phone or tablet), it's free from the iTunes Store and Google Play.
  2. Install the ALAO Conference app by visiting this page, http://my.yapp.us/3CCFY9 via your device.
  3. OR - use the "Add a Yapp" function in YappBox and enter the code: 3CCFY9
  4. OR - follow this link to send the link to your mobile device.
  5. OR - Scan the QR Code

Originally published on Library Cloud 5/18/13


ALAO 2013: Proposal Help Page

"Make this the year you present at ALAO! Whether you are a first time presenter, or an ALAO presentation veteran, crafting and submitting a proposal to present is sometimes a daunting challenge." - ALAO 2013: Proposal's: Need Help?
First time and seasoned presenters are encouraged to submit their proposal for the 39th Annual ALAO Conference. If you are having trouble getting started, or would like a quick refresher on creating conference proposals, visit the conference web site. Among the resources available for presenter are abstracts from previous conferences, submission tips from ALA and ACRL, and general ALAO proposal submission FAQs.

There is still time to submit your session proposal!
Proposal Submission Form:  

Post originally published on Library Cloud 5/8/13


ALAO 2013: Call for Proposals

UPDATE: The call for proposal deadline has been extended. The new deadline is 6/14/13.
ALAO 39th Annual Conference 
October 25, 2013 
University Center Kent State University at Stark 
North Canton, Ohio 

The ALAO 2013 Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for presentations for the 39th Annual Conference. Applicants are encouraged to develop creative proposals that show thoughtful exploration of this year’s conference theme:

“The Changing Faces of Academic Libraries:
Transforming, Reorganizing, Re‐imagining.”

Share your experiences, solutions, expertise, and innovative practices with colleagues from all types of academic libraries. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Collaboration – departments, community, groups 
  • Collections – print vs. electronic 
  • Outside the box – new initiatives 
  • Services – areas of student experience 
  • Library spaces – physical and virtual, active learning
  • Staffing – new roles, new positions, new responsibilities
  • Budget (electronic vs. print) 
  • Collections – maintenance 
  • Services 
  • Library instruction – 1st year, second year groups, international, special groups (veterans), online 
  • Library reference – online, in person, new methods, assessment, tools used 
  • Library services 
  • Collaboration 
  • Budget – expertise needed?, IT 
  • Collections – digital initiatives, data 
  • Assessment 
  • Library as information portal 

Proposal Guidelines: 

Multiple proposals are welcome, however no more than two (2) will be included in the final program.  Proposals are blind‐reviewed for content, relevance to the conference theme, and overall appeal. A concise, clearly written description and abstract will help the reviewers evaluate your offering more clearly. Presentations may take the form of contributed papers, demonstrations, workshops, research, or panel discussions.
  • Exclude the name of your institution, department and any personal names in the abstract to expedite the blind review process. 
  • You will be contacted regarding your AV/technology requirements when your proposal is accepted. 
  • All presenters will be responsible for their own registration and travel costs. 

Please print a copy of the completed form for your records before submitting. You will receive an email confirmation upon successful proposal submission. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact: Diane Schrecker, Ashland University Library using the ALAO 2013 Conference Planning Committee email: alao.cpc at gmail.com 

Deadline for proposals is June 7, 2013.

Proposals should be submitted via the online submission form:
ALAO 2013 Presentation Proposal

For additional information, visit the conference web site @ http://goo.gl/ryXMa


2013 ALAO Annual Conference -- Proposals Being Sought


Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 ALAO Annual Conference, to be held at Kent State University at Stark on October 25, 2013.  The deadline for proposals is June 7, 2013.  See the proposal website for more information: http://osu.campusguides.com/sessions

Best wishes,


2013 CMCIG Spring Workshop

Hear ye!  Hear ye!

Registration is now open for the 2013 CMCIG Spring Workshop on Friday, May 17th at University of Cincinnati, Teachers College Rm. 430, 2610 McMicken Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45221!

Common Core Unraveled

Join us at the University of Cincinnati on Friday, May 17th, where we will learn the basics about the Common core State Standards (CCSS), electronic resources that support the CCSS in the classroom, what the CCSS looks like when implemented in the classroom.  Also, we will also tour the College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services (CECH) Library, with our very own Cheryl Ghosh as tour guide.   Enjoy your choice Cafe Sandwich from Panera as we discuss business.  In the afternoon, tour the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Downtown Cincinnati.

More detail on the program content and a downloadable flyer can be found on the CMCIG webpage.

Full day registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, museum pass and parking -- $30.00.
Morning session only includes continental breakfast, lunch, and parking -- $20.00 .

Link to register:   http://www.alaoweb.org/events?eventId=649315&EventViewMode=EventDetails

For more information, contact:  Cheryl Ghosh at (513) 556-1758, or cheryl.ghosh@uc.edu