The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) will hold its 31st Annual Conference on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the Fawcett Center in Columbus, OH. The conference theme is Setting the Stage: New Roles in the Library:
Lights! Camera! Action! Libraries of all types and sizes and library staff with various backgrounds and expertise are increasingly “on stage” in the age of the Internet, the “information commons,” and 24/7 expectations. Not only are we asked to perform but we must play several different roles simultaneously – in one project, one day, even one interaction with staff or patrons. Library buildings are changing roles as quickly as the staff they house. What are these various roles? How do they overlap? Why are they important? The following aspects of our changing roles offer some inspiration for the thespian in all of us – the one that thrives on lightning-speed costume changes, dynamic stage design, and a challenging script.
For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.alaoweb.org/05conf/