Energy levels remained high as the conference wound down on Tuesday. Attendees were up bright and early for informal coffee talk sessions such topics as Difficult Conversations: Tips and Techniques for Handling Personnel Issues; How Do You Use the Price Index for Legal Publications; and What It Takes to Land a Job in Different Law Library Settings. The learning continued with morning sessions on teaching legal research, demystifying project management, and the Hot Topic program on the legal aspects of cloud solutions.
But the big event of the day was the Association Luncheon. The celebratory lunch featured Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award winners Carolyn P. Ahearn and Judy Meadows and Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award winner Douglas W. Lind.
Luncheon speaker Andy Hines emphasized the need to be more strategic in how we introduce and create change and future thinking with his presentation, “Making Your Future Happen.” Hines speech taught attendees about the different types of change and different time-frames of change. He then shared key principles for creating change, acknowledging the inevitable resistance, and provided tools and concepts for making the journey smoother.
After lunch attendees spent their final hours with vendors in the Exhibit Hall during the delicious dessert reception.
After four days of education, networking, and celebrating, attendees left Seattle with an ignited future and renewed spirit. We look forward to seeing you all at the 2014 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in San Antonio, July 12-15. See you again soon!