ALAO Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) conference planning committee invites you to submit proposals for the 44th Annual Conference, Take Action! Conveying Value, Cultivating Success, which will explore our impact on student engagement, student learning and student success. We all do great things that impact students, so let’s share our work and experiences!

Conference Date: November 2, 2018
Conference Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio
Submission Deadline: April 6, 2018

We encourage thoughtful, timely proposals on any topic related to the theme. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• Budget
• Collaborations
• Collections
• Demonstrating value
• Developing a culture of assessment
• Ethnographic and observational studies
• Impact on student learning, retention, progression, and/or graduation
• Lessons learned
• Library instruction
• Library student employees
• Marketing and communications
• Outreach activities
• Programming and events
• Reporting results
• Services
• Spaces and facilities
• Special collections and archives
• Unique methods
• Usability
• User experience

More information and submission guidelines are available on the conference website
All presenters are responsible for their own registration and travel costs.

If you have questions, please visit the website or contact Laura Birkenhauer and Carrie Girton at