ARCHIVED: "Maximize Today -- Envision Tomorrow" at the 2003 Annual Meeting

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May 2, 2002

AALL Vice President/President-Elect Carol Avery Nicholson has announced that "Maximize Today -- Envision Tomorrow" will be the theme for the 2003 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, which will be held July 12-16, 2003, in Seattle.

The 2003 meeting will consist of educational programs and events that help legal information professionals maximize their skills in today's workplace yet also envision ways to influence and shape the future of the profession, according to Nicholson. Thus the following three Competencies of Law Librarianship will serve as the basis for the Annual Meeting's programs:

  • Teaching
    A primary goal of the Annual Meeting is to provide librarians with the tools and techniques for success in all work environments. Attendees may have the opportunity to enhance abilities to teach legal research; learn new techniques to teach summer interns; and improve techniques to teach and train new employees and colleagues.
  • Collection Care and Management
    Technical and access services librarians face many challenges today. In addition to educational programs designed to maintain the standards of excellence demanded in today's workplace, special interest meetings and networking opportunities maximize the benefits of the Annual Meeting experience.
  • Technology -- Focus on the Future
    Ten years ago few had heard of the Internet. In a relatively short time, it has revolutionized the way we think, work and seek information. Can anyone envision the impact the Internet will have during the next five years?

Participate in the 2003 Annual Meeting by proposing ideas for programs or workshops that will help law librarians "Maximize Today - Envision Tomorrow." Proposals are due Aug. 16.

For more information about how to propose programs for the Annual Meeting, please go to the following:

Proposer Quick Glance:
Program Planner's Handbook:
Program Proposal Form:
Workshop Proposal Form: