Friday, February 05, 2016

CFP: Academic Library Association of Ohio Spring Workshops

The Academic Library Association of Ohio has a variety of calls open at the moment.  Please see the listings below.

Diversity Workshop CFP
The Academic Library Association of Ohio's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that the Spring Diversity Workshop will be held at Ohio State University, Thompson Library, on Friday, May 13, 2016. The workshop will focus on outreach to the community, building collaboration and promoting diversity and inclusion on our campuses and within our libraries.

We are accepting proposals for presentations that will showcase efforts at outreach on your campus for promoting diversity and/or building collaboration. We anticipate presentations which last around 45 minutes.

Initial proposals should be 150 words in length and include a very brief bio of the presenter(s), as well as links to any publicly viewable electronic materials referenced. Visit here to submit your proposal:

The Diversity Committee will select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1, 2016.  For more details, please email:

Instruction and Assessment Interest Groups' CFP
Have you developed assessment techniques to improve your instruction or communicate the value of information literacy instruction? Do you have instructional assessment techniques that you’d like the share with others? Have you adjusted your instructional assessment techniques to address the Framework for Information Literacy?

We invite you to share innovative practices, experience, and success with your colleagues from academic libraries in Ohio and beyond at the spring workshop held jointly by the Academic Library Association of Ohio’s Assessment Interest Group (AIG) and Instruction Interest Group (IIG).
The deadline for proposals for is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 5pm. Papers and demonstrations are welcome. Please submit title and abstract of your proposal in an MS Word or PDF file. In the abstract please include primary target audience, format, and learning objectives. Limit to 250 words. Exclude the name of your institution and any personal names in the abstract. Proposals will be blind reviewed by the AIG Planning Committee.

The workshop will be held on April 20, 2016, at the State Library of Ohio. All presenters must register for and attend the workshop. Registration costs for the workshop will be waived for presenters.  Proposals for presentations should be submitted to the ALAO AIG Co-Chairs, Mandy Shannon,, and Eric Resnis, Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Instruction and Assessment Interest Groups' Call for Keynote Speaker
The ALAO Instruction Interest Group (IIG) with the Assessment Interest Group will host their 2016 Spring Workshop on April 20th at the State Library of Ohio on the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

IIG is looking for a keynote speaker who has discussed, implemented, or plans to implement changes to his/her library’s information literacy (IL) program based on the new Framework.  Possible topics include:
  • Current proposals for IL program changes at your institution
  • Tested strategies for program modifications or implementation using the Framework
  • Framework emphasis in planning (strategies, threshold concepts, authority, etc.)
  • Logistic, staff, administrative or other challenges of implementation
  • Faculty, administration, and staff collaboration or engagement in implementation
  • Changes to staff or faculty IL teaching strategies, assignments, or campus curricula
  • Impact of transitioning away from old standards
  • Preliminary findings or best practices
Please email your presentation proposal to Melissa Bauer ( by February 29,2016.