Librarians Leave for the Birthplace of Liberty/Cheesesteaks

Each year, law librarians from around the country — and even the world on occasions — gather for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference. This year’s conference is taking place in Philadelphia from July 23-26. Six of the GSU law librarians will be attending this year. In addition to the general agenda of training, meeting with colleagues and gathering new ideas to enhance our services,  each librarian is playing a slightly different role in the conference.

  • Nancy Johnson will be inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame, which recognizes members whose contributions have been “significant, substantial and long-standing”.
  • Pam Brannon and Deborah Schander may — or may not — be speaking in an improvisation-style session. If their names are selected from a hat, they’ll be speaking using a Powerpoint slide set they’ve never seen before.
  • Trina Holloway is participating in a special workshop on electronic resource management software.
  • Meg Butler is presenting her new paper on teaching pedagogy, which won one of the categories in the 2011 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers competition.
  • Austin Williams is participating in a pre-conference training session for new librarians.
  • And the whole group will be recognized for their winning “Day in the Life” photo, which depicts the evolution of library technology.
“But yes,” you say. “Have fun sitting in meetings and eating cheesesteaks. What about us?” Two of our librarians, Terrance Manion and Qian Cui, will still be here to help you. And our Reference Desk will still be open 9-5 each day, with help available in person and via chat and phone.

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