by Crystal Sherman Norton
The first thing we noticed when stepping off the plane in Philadelphia was the heat. Did I say “notice”? Better put, when we stepped off the plane in Philadelphia, we were hit with a blast of heat that remained with us for several days. Someone in the airport told us it was 101 degrees, and this was around 4:30 p.m. You know how they say “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”? In Philadelphia it’s both. Enough about the weather already (but trust me, it was memorable!).
What a great conference this year! I divided my time between Chapter Leadership Training, the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section Summit: Change as Action, and some really great programs. Saturday morning the Council of Chapter Presidents put on a Chapter Leadership Training session for newly-elected Chapter Presidents and Vice Presidents/Presidents Elect. This meeting covered all that a Pres/VP needs to know in order to navigate his/her way through the 3 year commitment to an AALL Chapter. Diane Rodriguez, outgoing President of the Council of Chapter Presidents, guided us through the ins and outs of resources available to us and introduced each speaker. We learned about everything from Annual Meeting Programming to Preparing a Chapter Annual Report, and more. We were each given a handbook to go along with the presentations. Continue reading 'President’s Message from “The City that Loves You Back”'»