Monday introduced the new Recharge programs. These morning sessions were a mid-conference boost packed with opportunities for attendees to rethink the value they bring, with a focus on business skills. They were complemented with a number of Exhibit Hall activities, including a breakfast break and a buffet lunch.
More noteworthy education sessions today included Copyright and Digital Images: "If It's on the Web, I Can Use It, Right?”, It's 2013: Do You Know Where Your iPad Is?, and Off the Page and Beyond the Book: New Models for Buying and Selling Legal Information.
In the afternoon, President Jean M. Wenger presided over the 2013 AALL Business Meeting. The agenda included reports from the president, vice president, treasurer, and remarks from AALL's special guests from the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians, Australian Law Librarians' Association, International Association of Law Libraries, and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.
President Wenger introduced incoming Vice President/President Elect Holly M. Riccio, Treasurer Gail Warren, and new Executive Board Members Femi Cadmus and Kenneth J. Hirsh. Wenger also recognized the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees Albert O. Brecht (awarded posthumously), Richard J. Spinelli, Kay Moller Todd, and Judith M. Wright. They were acknowledged for their significant, substantial, and long-standing contributions to the profession and service to the Association.
Each year the president identifies members who have made significant contributions to AALL and recognizes them with a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation. This year, seven AALL members received this honor: Mark Estes, Darcy Kirk, Julie Pabarja, Janet Sinder, Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki, Kay Moller Todd, and Sally Wise.
Congratulations to all of the day's award recipients.
The Business Meeting was immediately followed by the Members' Open Forum, where President Wenger and other officers responded to member questions regarding AALL and its programs and activities. The discussion centered on AALL advertising campaigns focusing on corporate counsel and digital libraries.