Have Program or Workshop Ideas? Attend Today’s Open Forum
By Anne Myers, Librarian for Serials Services, Yale Law Library
& Chair, 2011 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Plan now for the 2011 annual conference and join the 2011 Annual Meeting Program Committee’s Open Forum Monday at noon in CCC-Room 606.
The Open Forum provides the opportunity for all members to ask questions about the proposal process and to learn more about the key elements that make a successful proposal. The Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) values questions and suggestions from the newest to the most experienced law librarians. SIS Education Committee members are especially encouraged to attend because of the unique role that SIS’s play in the proposal process.
2011 is the year of no theme. The Annual Meeting has always been considered our premier educational event. We’ll give you help in shaping your program and workshop proposals. In Philadelphia we will be using program tracks based on the updated Competencies of Law Librarianship to assist members to find the programs that best suit their needs. There will be six tracks in the areas of:
• Library Administration and Management
• Research, Reference, and Client Services
• Information Technology
• Collection Development and Cataloging
• General or Core Programs
Fellow law librarians understand the challenges we face and the accomplishments we achieve better than anyone else. Your proposals will tell us what types of programming will assist you in your daily work, inspire you to make changes in your professional and private lives, or satisfy your curiosity about a particular area of the law or librarianship.
The online Program and Workshop Proposal Collection site (http://proposals.aallnet.org) is already open for your input. The site will enable you to develop your proposal in your own workspace, share it with your colleagues and submit it online by the September 15, 2010 deadline (yup, the deadline this year gives you an extra month to complete proposals). Proposers should be sure to consult the Program Proposer’s Handbook, which also is available on the site.
Proposing a program or workshop benefits the entire law library community. To find out more about the proposal process, join the AMPC at the Open Forum, Monday at noon in CCC-Room 606.