Thursday, October 02, 2008

ALAO: Conference registration extended

Fresh from the ALAO-CMCIG list serv, and my email inbox, this announcement regarding a registration extension for the 34th Annual ALAO Conference.

Deadline extended to October 10, 2008

Register now for the Academic Library Association of Ohio's 34th Annual Conference entitled Connecting the Campus: Linking Users, Institutions and Information.

Join ALAO and your colleagues for a conference full of programs and unique opportunities to share your own means of connecting users with the information they need.

This year's conference will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio on Friday, October 24th. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. David Carr from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, an exciting slate of programs, presentations, and poster sessions by Ohio library innovators, and a full complement of vendor exhibits.

Dr. David Carr lectures and writes on learning and thinking in libraries and museums. He has consulted for institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Carr's keynote address will explore the human elements of connecting users with information.

Program and poster session titles include:·

  • Embedding Librarians with Course Management Systems
  • OhioLINK 2010: An Odyssey
  • The Big Read Grant: Collaboration between K-12, Academic Libraries and the Community
  • Collaborating to Connect the State
  • Uncorking the Varietals: Social Tagging, Folksonomies & Controlled Vocabularies
  • Marketing the Library with a “Frequent User” Program
  • Taking the Plunge: Free Document Delivery

Confirmed vendors include: Gale Cengage Learning, ProQuest, H.W. Wilson, Ebsco Information Services, Blackwell, YBP Library Services, Learning Express, OHIONET, Regional Library Systems of Ohio,Wimba and many more.

The conference will be preceded on October 23rd by an OhioLINK-sponsored workshop and a preconference social.

Please visit the conference web site for more details, program schedules, a complete list of vendors and registration information. Conference hotel information along with special ALAO conference hotel rates can be found (on the conference site).

Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!

ALAO Conference Committee
Sheryl Gannon

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