Call for 2017 Distance Learning Visionary

Who Among Your Colleagues Is a “Distance Learning Visionary”?

The Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) wishes to recognize and commend visionary librarians in distance learning who promote equitable access to library resources and services.  Who among your colleagues is implementing creative solutions, conducting studies, or coordinating programs in distance library services and learning?

ALAO’s Distance Learning Interest Group (DLIG) invites nominations for the 2017 “Distance Learning Visionary”.

To Nominate:

Nomination applications should include (1) a 250-500 word essay that demonstrates the nominee’s contributions to distance learning at an Ohio institution and (2) a brief presentation proposal to suggest what the nominee might share with colleagues at the 2017 DLIG Workshop.   Links to relevant supporting materials are encouraged.  Self-nomination or group nominations are permitted.

Visionary Benefits:

  • Awarded honor of being named the 2017 Distance Learning Visionary.
  • Recognition at the 2017 ALAO Annual Conference Luncheon, as well as on the ALAO Website, ALAO Newsletter, and the DLIG Blog.
  • Monetary grant of $150.00 to present at the 2017 DLIG Workshop:  distance learning innovations, research, strategies, programs, or products.  (Please note that the funds are contingent upon the grantee presenting in person, remotely, or via pre-recorded session.)

For complete details and submission guidelines, please see the DLIG Blog at or
email the DLIG Co-Chairs at

Applications are due by December 9th, 2016.

Kristin Cole

Beth Tumbleson

2016-2017 DLIG Co-Chairs

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