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Information, Innovation, Inspiration - Making the Connection
Academic Library Association of Ohio Annual Conference 2003
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Dublin, OH
November 14, 2003

ALAO cordially invites you to join us for Information, Innovation,
Inspiration - Making the Connection at our 29th annual conference. The
conference will be held on November 14, 2003 at the Wyndham Dublin Hotel
in Dublin, Ohio.

Conference theme:
This year's conference theme addresses new situations and demands that
are forcing libraries today to rethink their role and transform their
practices.  Programs will be offered by colleagues who have risen to the
challenges of diminishing resources and escalating costs while
continuing to provide vital services using information, innovation and
inspiration. In all, over 25 programs and thirteen poster sessions will
be presented.  In addition, interest group business meetings will be
held along with a discussion session with our keynote speaker.

Sally Gardner Reed, Executive Director for Friends of Libraries, U.S.A.
(FOLUSA), will be the keynote speaker.  She will address the importance
of defining and connecting with "community" to raise awareness about the
importance of the library in academe and to raise financial and
political support for the library.

 Ms. Reed is the author of numerous articles and books including Making
the Case for Your Library and A Handbook for Successful Management.  She
has published on a variety of topics including library assessment,
volunteers, librarianship, collection development, management and

Her current and past professional affiliations include ALA, Virginia
Library Association, Iowa Library Association, New England Library
Association, Vermont Library Association, and Bibliographic Center for
Research and Research Publications, Inc. She has served ALA in many
capacities since 1980 and is currently a member of the Public Awareness
Committee (2002-), @Your Library Task Force (2001-), and a past
Executive Board Member (1997-2001). She is also serving on the Editorial
Board for Journal of Library Administration.  In 2000, Reed was
presented the Herbert and Virginia White Award for Promotion of
Libraries and Librarianship from ALA.

Conference topics include:
.    Librarians in the Academy
.    Staff development and training
.    The academic librarian's future
.    Utilizing Friends groups
.    Course management software
.    Public relations and fund raising in libraries
.    Connecting with faculty, vendors, publishers, and other library systems
.    Helping off-campus/off-site users
.    Maintenance of URLs for electronic resources
.    Promoting our resources, services and expertise
.    Recruiting, retaining and training student employees
.    Library cart drill team demonstration

Who should attend?
.    Academic librarians
.    Public librarians
.    Information professionals
.    Library support staff

For registration, accommodation and program details, please visit the
conference website at or email Lois Szudy