174 CALL Bull. 1 (Fall 1999)

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Fall 1999
No. 174









                         CALL Bulletin



                 The President's Letter

                 Committee Chairs have been assigned. Members have volunteered to serve on committees.
                 Now the business of the Association begins.
                 With the arrival of September, both private law firm and law school libraries anticipate the re-
                 newal of activity within their libraries. Law librarians are answering questions of law students
                 and new associates and conducting multiple training sessions. Although this is a busy time for all
                 of us, I want to thank ahead of time those you who volunteered to serve on Committees. In the
                 past couple of years, the Association has had to do some arm-twisting to get people to volunteer,
                 especially as Committee Chairs. Consequently, our Committees have gotten smaller.
                 The Board's goal within the next year is to ensure that no one serves as a Committee Chair for
        0)       more than two years in a row. The objective is to allow the newer members to move to a leader-
        '        ship position within a shorter period of time than in the past. We also want to encourage fresh
                 ideas to keep the Association relevant to its members.
                 The Board has hired Sharon Wiseman, an independent consultant to meet with the Committee
                 Chairs and Board for an afternoon. Sharon is a librarian and training development specialist.
                 She will speak on time management, coordinating committee work, and delegation techniques.
        '- l     The American Association of Law Libraries' Professional Development Committee (PDC) has
                 set as a goal for the new millennium: To offer educational programs within the Chapters cities.
                 The PDC's first program in Chicago is Copyright in the Age of Technology on October 28 at
                 Chicago Library System's headquarters. Lolly Gasaway, Director and Professor at the Univer-
                 sity of North Carolina, is the featured speaker. I encourage everyone to send at least one person
 ,m              from your office. Lolly is an entertaining, energetic and informative speaker. Flyers have been
                 sent to members of AALL, MALL and the Illinois Chapter of SLA. Attendance is limited to 45
                 people, so do not delay in sending in your registration. Grants will be available if you need mon-
        (a       etary assistance to attend the program. Please contact Jayne McQuoid or Carolyn Hayes if you
                 are interested in applying for a grant.
        Q        The PDC would like to offer a Technical Services and or Legal Research program if there is
oftoa            enough interest in these types of programs. The CALL Board will not commit to any other pro-
                 grams until we receive feedback from the membership on the Copyright program. Please contact
                 any Board Member with comments on the types of programs you would like the PDC to offer. A
                 list of current programs is available at www.aalinet.org/prodevl.
                 I am ending my letter as I began, with a discussion of volunteerism. Volunteerism is vital. It is
                 never too late to volunteer. If you don't feel you have the time to serve on a Committee but
        (        might have some time to assist with a one time project, please contact me at (312) 876-7908. At
        0,       various times within the year, we need volunteers to proofread the directory and/or send out
                 mailings, etc. A list will be given to the Board Liaisons and Committee Chairs in case they need
 C               assistance with a project. Remember the Association is only as good as its members. To make
        to Q     CALL work, everyone needs to participate.
                                                                                -Nancy Henry, President

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