Highlights from the AALL Annual Meeting

Once again, I’ve come back from the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting energized and full of ideas. As always, I’m amazed at the dedication and creativity of my colleagues. I also had a great time exploring St. Louis between sessions and meetings.
Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Attending the informal bloggers reception and finally putting some faces to many law library blogs I’ve enjoyed reading. And I also learned about a couple great news blogs which I’ll be adding soon to “The Shucha List” (which Connie Crosby informs me that it’s called – a.k.a. the law library blogs list)
  • Visiting the Gateway Arch which is just as impressive as it was at age 11. It is just me, but does the elevator pod remind you of something from Mork & Mindy?
  • Being inspired by my colleagues at some excellent sessions, including Podcasting (with Jim Milles and John Mayer) and the One Box Access to Electronic Resources (by the Franklin Pierce Law Center)
  • Dancing with my kids at the West Party. And who knew Mark Twain could do the Electric Slide?
  • Receiving an AALL Presidential Certificate of Merit as part of the Publishing Initiatives Caucus. And as next year’s PIC Co-chair, I even got to keep the plaque – temporarily at least. It certainly will look nice on my wall.
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