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February 21, 2012
Got Patience? Nominations for 2012 AALL Election to Fill Board Vacancies Due by March 1st
Quoting from Item 10, Make a Difference — Consider Running for AALL Office, in the Feb. 2012 issue of the AALL eNewsletter [date stamped Feb. 16, 2021]:
AALL is looking for the next leaders of the Association. If you or someone you know has proven leadership experience, commitment to law librarianship, and the demonstrated ability to think strategically, please consider serving on the AALL Executive Board.
Shouldn't being able to persevere in the face of delaying to take action because of how association business is conducted AALL-style also be a criterion? (Or is that taken for granted?)
I know a law librarian or two or three who certainly meet the above AALL listed critera. Unfortunately most of them, as one stated privately, "no longer have patience for bylaws!" Could that be because having a demonstrated track record to execute tactics for a membership-driven set of desired outcomes on time sensitive issues in a timely manner has not yet been institutionalized by and within the AALL Executive Board.
Oh well. Officer slots up for election are vice president/president-elect, treasurer, and two Executive Board members. You can email former AALL president James Duggan, chair of the Nominations Committee, potential candidates ready, willing, able and a glutton for frustration to stand for election to the E-Board. The deadline is March 1st. Then comes the Nominations Committee's screening process.
If you want to resolve what becomes yesterday's issues because the moment has past by, run for E-Board office. Dithering remains our professional association's modus operandi because AALL is too nervously irresolute to execute tactics in a timely manner. Perhaps it is time to reinvent AALL for the 21st century by way of a constitutional convention that allows all institutional buyer representatives to participate. Then the membership, not AALL, will be looking for the next leaders of our industry association of institutional buyers.
"Learn, Connect, Grow" is the theme for the 2012 Boston meeting. But which special interest group needs to learn, connect, grow and with whom? [JH]
|"Designed by law librarians, for law librarians, the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference is the premier educational conference for legal information professionals. Join nearly 2,000 law librarians from across the country for close to 100 educational opportunities, abundant networking functions, and the chance to learn what your colleagues are doing in their law libraries." Source. (Emphasis added.)|