2010 DLIG/IG Spring Workshop- Friday, March 12

February 19, 2010

ALAO’s Distance Learning and Instruction Groups will be hosting a spring workshop “Effective Instruction from Design to Assessment” on Friday, March 12, 2010. The workshop will take place at Ashland University, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will feature the following sessions:

Instruction by Design: A Panel Discussion
Moderator – Dr. Christina Bonner, Ohio Dominican University
Panelists – Jillian Jevack, Ashland University
Dr. Dawn Snyder, Franklin University
Litsa Varonis, The University of Akron
Lynn Trinko, The Ohio State University at Lima

A well-designed library instruction program can make a big difference for your students’ academic success. A panel of professional instructional designers will share their expertise with creating
instruction programs that work. Discussion will include tailoring programs to fit the audience, to meet objectives, and to be used with on-campus and distance learning settings.

Knowing What They Know: Information Literacy Assessment Techniques
Presenter – Carolyn Radcliff, Kent State University & Project SAILS

This presentation will touch on a variety of assessment techniques that you can use with your students, with an emphasis on knowledge testing. Learn how to create effective tests and work with the results. Find out about options for standardized testing for information literacy, including the Project SAILS test. Get an update on Project SAILS, including a preview of its latest offering. The session will be interactive, and you will be challenged to put the workshop material to work through small group exercises.

Enjoy a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and lunch is included. Please download the registration form for more information.


Apply now for the ALAO Continuing Education Grant!

November 24, 2008

The ALAO Continuing Education Grant Program encourages library personnel to improve their skills and to develop new ones.

Grant is awarded once a year to offset the cost of participating in continuing education opportunities. Applicants must be current members of ALAO. Recipients will be selected by ALAO’s Professional Development Committee (PDC).

Deadline: Jan 15 2009

Click here to view application.



CMCIG Workshop

March 22, 2006

ALAO’s Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group will hold its annual spring workshop on Friday, May 19, 2006, at Cedarville University, from 8:30 until 3:30. The workshop, “Planting Seeds for Professional Growth,” will feature the following sessions:

  • Making Your Life Easier with BWI!: Eileen Armour and Nancy Cheney of BWI will demonstrate how using TitleTales, a free database, to search, select, and order materials online can benefit Curriculum Materials Center librarians.
  • Promoting Information Literacy through Webquests: Sara Bushong of Bowling Green State University will lead this discussion of using webquests with K-12 and pre-service teachers.
  • EBSS: Curriculum Materials Center Collection Development Policy Manual: Dr. Gary Lare of the University of Cincinnati will share the Collection Development Policy manual his EBSS Commitee has developed and go through the document with workshop attendees.
  • NCATE Technology Requirements: Debra Mallonee of Cedarville University, and formerly of the State Department of Education, will explain NCATE’s increased expectations in the area of information technology and discuss how CMCs and library personnel can help meet those expectations.

Tour the Cedarville University Curriculum Materials Center and enjoy lunch.

For more information and to register for the workshop, visit http://www.cedarville.edu/cmcig.

Hope to see you on May 19!


Keynote speaker

February 17, 2006

ALAO-SSIG is please to announce Jenifer Grady, Director of ALA-APA, will be our keynote speaker for the Spring Workshop May 12 at the Shisler Center. We also have several breakout sessions planned including a tour of the OSU-ATI arboretum. Registration begins soon. Stay tuned for more information.


Instruction Interest Group workshop planning underway

January 17, 2006

The IIG workshop planners are considering the location and date for the Instruction Interest Group workshop. Please contact Alison Ricker (aricker@oberlin.edu) if you have specific suggestions! We are very interested in learning of library-related events that we should plan around, especially in April and early May. Thank you.