FCIL Newsletter, February 1999
v. 13, no. 2
AALLNET Enhanced by Addition of
Member Profile Information
Deletion Option Available for Members
with Concerns about Privacy
[Editor: from AALL Press Release, dated 1/26/99, posted to AALL Listserve;
please check your listing to ensure that you are listed a member of the
The Membership Database section of the AALLNET Web site has been significantly
enhanced by the addition of information from Member Profile forms. This
new information about individual members was collected over a two-year
period and during that time over 2500 members submitted a voluntary AALL
The enhanced member profiles on AALLNET now include educational background
and professional experience, as well as membership history in AALL, other
associations, and Chapters.
Similar information was previously compiled and available in the infrequently
published Biographical Directory, the last edition of which appeared in
1992. The new electronic version of the Biographical Directory replaces
the print publication and has the significant advantage of being able to
be revised and updated on an annual basis. Members will receive copies
of their Member Profiles along with their dues renewal notices each year,
giving them the opportunity to provide new or updated information. Information
concerning race has been deleted from the Member Database section of AALLNET.
Members wishing to delete their entire profiles from AALLNET should
send an e-mail message to Marcia Bradley, AALL�s new Membership Services
AALL is aware that there may have been some confusion regarding the
extent and intention of this enhancement to the award-winning AALLNET Web
site. We wish to apologize to anyone who has been inconvenienced.
Questions about the membership database and related issues should be
addressed to Marcia Bradley, whose telephone number is (312) 939-4770,
As for the future, President Jim Heller and VP/President Elect Margie
Axtmann have recently appointed an AALLNET Task Force that will work with
headquarters staff to study other enhancements to AALLNET. The task force
is comprised of the incoming 1999-2000 chairs of the three �type-of-library�
SIS�s: Tory Trotta (chair) (ALL-SIS); Shirley David (SCC-SIS), and Kathie
The task force will advise the AALL Executive Board and AALL Executive
Director on the current policy governing AALLNET, and on the future development
and growth of AALLNET. The Task Force will make policy recommendations
to the Board, in particular regarding the contents of a members-only section.
It also will advise the Board on the potential roles and responsibilities
of a permanent AALLNET Advisory Committee. The Task Force will also help
develop a three-year plan for AALLNET and identify sections of AALLNET
that are of high value to members. It will, of course, consult with AALL
members and others as appropriate for making its recommendations.
President Jim Heller and VP/President Elect Margie Axtmann welcome comments
and suggestions from members on the future of AALLNET.
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