November 1, 2012
PLL Summit Resuscitated for 2013
Perhaps I missed the "memo" but I think I would have noticed the news if posted on either AALL's Members Open Forum or PLL-SIS web communities. It certainly was not a news item in the October 2012 issue of the AALL E-newsletter. Not newsworthy enough for what would have been a logical vehicle of web communication to all members?
Buried fairly deep in the Board Book for the E-Board's November 2-3 meeting comes this information:
AALL Executive Board Conference Call Meeting Minutes
Monday, October 1, 2012
MOTION FOR BOARD ACTION:
That the AALL PLL-SIS Summit can be held in 2013, as it has in the past with the PLL-SIS responsible for planning and logistics and that the appropriate charges will be made for administrative service costs incurred by AALL in support of the Summit. These charges to include, but not limited to, room charges, registration costs, credit card fees and bank processing charges.
The motion carried.
If you attended the Members Open Forum in Boston, the podium people clearly indicated that the Summit was "history" but mumbled that perhaps some sort of PLL-SIS "workshop" sessions could be conducted the day before the Annual Meeting officially commenced instead. The Summit "as it has in the past" was not workshop-oriented. It was and hopefully this announcement means it will remain an exchange of ideas about emerging issues that are impacting the private sector in 2013. Whatever happens in the private sector market will eventually impact the government and academic markets.
PO-ing the PLL-SIS members including something like 300 who attended the 2012 Summit (of which 54 members only attended the Summit) plus the vendor community that financially supported the Summit because the private sector is their major food group just was not smart.
However, do note well that the Board action says nothing about 2014. "Can be held in 2013" is not the same thing as "can continue to be held until further notice." [JH]
Ken...please stop presenting Joe with actual facts. He is not interested. As your comment points out, he is also not interested in doing any research to support his claims, which I have always found odd considering our profession.
As I have indicated in the past, Joe and his blog are like the National Enquirer or Star magazine. Lot's of noise, not much substance.
Posted by: kcsunshine | Nov 2, 2012 6:46:23 AM
I just saw your posting on the Law Librarians Blog. I posted the announcement regarding the 2013 Summit on the PLL-SIS and PLL Summit sites immediately after the announcement made by Jean Wenger on Oct. 3rd, as follows:
"Dear Valued Colleagues,
On behalf of the PLL-SIS Board, I am pleased to tell you that there will be a 2013 Summit in Seattle, as announced by AALL President Jean Wenger in the recent AALL Meeting News .
We are very proud of the decision made by the AALL Board to allow the PLL Special Interest Section to continue with a successful educational model that has been valued by the PLL members and vendor community. It is our hope that the Summit experience will continue in the future in a way that benefits all AALL members."
Summit Co-Chairs Jean O'Grady and Joan Axelroth are already working on planning the 2013 event, in coordination with AALL Executive Director Kate Hagan and others. We also plan to be involved with the study for future programs which are similar to the 'Summit experience.'
Thank you for your continuing interest and concern.
Best Regards, Linda-Jean
Linda-Jean Schneider, PLL-SIS Chair, 2012-2013
--- Thanks Linda-Jean, I must have I missed the web community announcement. -- Joe
Posted by: Linda-Jean Schneider | Nov 2, 2012 6:24:07 AM
The AALL board is a joke and has been for years. The PLL interest group should consider defecting to SLA and taking the vendor support/community with it. AALL is seriously out of touch. The best programs the last couple of years have all been repeats from ILTA...another group from the private sector. Academic programming is useless.
Posted by: Sue | Nov 1, 2012 7:36:07 AM
AALL president Jean Wenger did send out a note on the open members forum announcing this, and also announcing additional study before committing to a plan beyond 2013. It was posted on October 3 with the subject "AALL Annual Meeting News."
Posted by: Ken Hirsh | Nov 1, 2012 6:44:33 AM