Are you or do you know an AALL member who is already a leader while still in an early stage of a law library career? If so, please consider nominating that leader for the AALL Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes newer members who have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service. The jury can choose to honor more than one emerging leader in a year. The selection criteria include:
- The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
- The nominee must be in his/her first 10 years of law library experience
- The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
- The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
- The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of his/her continuing activities must be provided.
Nominations are due by February 1, 2016.
For more information or to download the nomination form click here. If you have additional questions please feel free to call or email Sarah Mauldin, Emerging Leader Award Jury Chair, at 404-815-3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Philippe Cloutier
Planning for the Spring/Professional Development Workshop is underway. I’ve always felt that this educational piece has been one of the best features in LLOPS’ education benefit package. The workshop, monthly meetings, and happy-hour socials are our home run hitters in delivering education and networking. As I work with and execute strategic plans at my job and with the AALL Executive Board, I can’t help but wonder: where should LLOPS be in the next few years and are there other home run or RBI hitters out there?
In terms of benefit, education and networking are internal, as are grants and employment. In developing our partnerships/value externally, LLOPS has joined the Northwest Legal Industry Alliance. This partnership has included joint programs and even a diversity symposium CLE. Our Government Relations is also an external feature that communicates our dedication to the legal playing-field. I only scorecard this so that we can gain a holistic understanding of LLOPS. I may be missing a few pieces but hopefully you get the picture of where we are (and how awesome we are too).
As I work on the Professional Development Committee, I hope members will ask themselves: what more can LLOPS do for you, how can LLOPS better partner with the larger legal community, and what role(s) would you like to have in LLOPS now and in the future? I also posit these questions to our leadership over the next several years. LLOPS finds itself in an exciting time to implement change and be the engines of innovation. We have excellent leadership today and on the horizon; I remain excited to see not only how how they answer my questions but even more so how they meet the challenges and questions I may not even think to ask.