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NOTE: The Professional Development Committee has been disbanded and is replaced by the Career Development Task Force

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Final Report - Evaluation of AALL Professional Development Program 
AALL Professional Development Policy and Structure

Long Range Planning: The Professional Development Committee will develop, implement, monitor and update the educational plan for the American Association of Law Libraries.

Responsibilities for Programming: The Professional Development Committee will set program priorities based on the educational mission of the Association as defined by policies adopted by the Executive Board.

Scope of Responsibilities: The Professional Development Committee will direct all Association educational related programming and activities.

Annual Meeting: The Professional Development Committee will make recommendations and advise the Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee.

Needs Assessment: The Professional Development Committee will establish and maintain an ongoing program for the assessment of the educational needs of members and other target audiences.

Communication: The Committee will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective communication concerning educational activities.

Collaborative Educational Endeavors: The Professional Development Committee will seek collaborative educational endeavors as defined by the policies adopted by the AALL Executive Board.

Educational Standards: The Professional Development Committee will formulate, review, and oversee standards of professional education for law librarianship.

(Approved November, 1996 Board Meeting - Tab 20, page 2331)

SIZE: The committee shall consist of a chair and nine members appointed by the Vice-President consistent with Association policies on standing committees. A non-voting Executive Board liaison who shall be the same person appointed as liaison to the Annual Meeting Program Committee, will attend the Committee's meetings. The staff liaison shall be the Director of Programs.

(Approved July, 1996 Board Meeting - Tab 5, page 2266, Action 2b)