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4/24/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars and please join ALAO on April 26, 2019 at the Columbus Public Library Shepard Branch for a co-hosted Instructional IG and Distance Learning IG Spring Workshop!

This year's program, titled "Back to Basics: Active Learning & Instructional Design" will focus on basic, evidence-supported strategies for designing library instruction.

The workshop will feature two speakers that specialize in instructional design to lead attendees in hands-on, active learning sessions, as well as opportunities to connect and share with colleagues.

More information will be coming soon about workshop registration and program details on the ALAO website (

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4/29/20193:00 - 4:00 pm

The Academic Library Association of Ohio invites you to a Support Staff Interest Group webinar

Putting Inclusivity into Practice: Addressing the needs of Marginalized Communities in an Academic Library

Presented online via Zoom
April 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Registration here

This webinar centers on the question "How can library staff best serve those from marginalized communities?" The presentation and discussion are intended to promote an awareness of the hurdles that exist for many of our patrons and colleagues. To foster equity for communities, that include racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, and those with disabilities, the presenters will encourage engagement with diversity topics, initiatives, and resources. This information is intended to aid academic library staff in their quest to provide a welcoming environment for all.

Featured presenters:
Dr. Marilyn S. Mobley, Case Western Reserve University Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Janée Kelly, CWRU Assistant Director for Retention and Graduate Outreach, Multicultural Affairs
Regina Gonzalez, CWRU Director of Diversity & Strategic Initiatives
Matthew Smith, CWRU PRoject Director, Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance

The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 1:00 pm. Register here

Please direct questions to the ALAO Support Staff Interest Group (

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4/30/20191:00 PM

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5/7/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

Save the date!  May 13 & 14, 2019 at Saginaw Valley State University! Watch the Annual Conference page for the latest updates!

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 Ashley Blinstrub and Scott Mellendorf

Deadline to submit a news/event item for inclusion in the June Newsletter (news submission link here)

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5/21/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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6/4/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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6/13/20199:00 - 9:30 amMegan Kudzia

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6/18/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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