Monday, July 16, 2012

Survey now open!

Dear Members,

In 2013, AALL will work with you to Rethink Your Value for the future. How can we maximize our value to our organizations? How can we best anticipate our users' needs and move our attorneys, judges, and students to the next level? To help the 2013 Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) identify topics and issues of importance to our members, I would appreciate if you would take a few moments to complete the following brief survey.

This work has already started, and AALL is rethinking how we deliver dynamic, relevant programming to our members. Starting with the VCC Report, through the recommendations of the Annual Meeting Special Committee, identifying members' issues and educational needs is paramount for adult, learner-centric programming critical for the future of the profession.

I encourage you to think about what you need in your work environment to increase your value and position yourself at the forefront of your institution. Do you seek management tools, technology guidance, improved research skills, or proven means for raising the profile of your role and your library?

The results of the survey will be shared with all members and will shape the call for proposals for the 2013 Annual Meeting in early September. I encourage all members to develop program proposals that focus on members' needs as identified in the survey. Using a blind review process, the 2013 AMPC will select programming addressing these identified needs.

The survey will close on Friday, August 10. If you are attending the Annual Meeting in Boston and are inspired, the survey will also be available at a terminal in the Member Services Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Survey link:

The survey is anonymous. If you have any questions about the purpose or objectives of this survey, please feel free to email me at If you experience technical difficulties, you may email Heidi Letzmann, AALL education and programs manager, at

Thank you for your time and commitment to AALL.

Jean M. Wenger
AALL Incoming President for 2012-2013

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