As I write to you all on this beautiful fall day, I must tell you how honored I am to serve as your president. I will, hopefully, follow the good work that Laura McKinnon began and make everyone proud! Thank you, Laura!
I begin with a huge thank you to the Local Arrangements Committee–Michelle Rigual, Marie Andrews, Keeta Hartnett, Jen Laws, Alexandria Siek, and Sherri Thomas–for another successful annual meeting. While I was not able to attend this year, I heard a great time was had by all! I also send a shout out to the Program Committee, Laura McKinnon, Cassie DuBay, Richard Guajardo, Joseph Lawson, Mike Martinez, Michelle Rigual, and Amanda Zerangue, for putting together a wide range of programming. There was something for everyone, from a little bit of politics, a little bit of research, outreach, digital collections & repositories, to artificial intelligence. The only problem might have been choosing which one to attend! This, they say, is a good problem to have!
I hope that everyone has renewed their memberships! For a small investment, you really do get a wealth of opportunity to collaborate, network, and learn new things with other librarians in our region. From the smallest library to the largest library, it is very affordable. To renew your membership, please visit the Membership Page on the SWALL website.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next annual meeting, which also happens to be our 60th, scheduled for April 5-7, 2018, in Houston, Texas! The theme is “#Diversify.” We look forward to your ideas, thoughts, and program submissions to make this a great meeting! If you have not done so already, please consider submitting a program proposal. It is truly a great way to share your unique knowledge with other librarians who can benefit from your experience. If you are new to presenting, we are supportive bunch, so don’t be shy!
I look forward to working with all of you this year!! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions for something we could be doing differently.
Head of Technical & Electronic Services
Texas A&M University School of Law
Volume 41, Issue 1 (Fall 2017) Table of Contents
- Library Activism in a Post-Fact Era by Lynne S. Rhys
- SWALL 2017 Annual Meeting Wrap Up by Michelle Rigual
- SWALL Committee Reports, 2016-2017
- SWALL 2017 Business Meeting Report by Cassie DuBay
- SWALL Announcements, Publications, and Presentations
- SWALL Turns 60! Join Us for the Annual Meeting in Houston by Monica Ortale
- Soliciting Programs for SWALL 2018 by Jeff Woodmansee
- AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers