President's Message

By , June 22, 2010 2:56 pm

by Robyn Hagle

When I accepted the nomination to serve as your President, I had no idea what was in store for the rest of my year. I didn’t know that our former fair leader and my predecessor, Rita Kaiser, would leave us for the East Coast. I wasn’t prepared for committee memberships to be in constant flux. I most definitely didn’t expect the transition of LLOPSCited from print to blog to be so smooth and successful. And I certainly wasn’t expecting 2010 to be the year that I became a mom.

2010 has been a very successful year for LLOPS, and all the credit goes to our committee volunteers. Highlights from the year include the recent Professional Development Day. This year’s committee did a fabulous job putting together a creative and educational workshop that will definitely be talked about for months to come (mosaic, anyone?). The Program Committee hosted a number of timely programs including the Cancellation Conundrum and Access to Justice?, both of which sparked interesting discussions amongst our members. The Program Committee also coordinated a Special Program with Denver-based guest speaker, Pat Wagner. Pat’s presentation, titled, “Good, Cheap and Fast, or Perfect, Free and Instantly: Understanding the ‘Iron’ Triangle” was quite lively and entertaining, the perfect way to spice up a Monday afternoon! The Grants Committee worked magic with a slightly smaller budget and awarded generous grants to several deserving LLOPS members. In January, Kate Stockert saved the day when she answered my plea for a replacement to lead the Marketing Committee, writing a piece for LLOPSCited and creating another beautiful scrapbook for our table at AALL. Webmaster, Kim Ositis, has done a fabulous job leading a small web redesign committee, putting us one step closer to a much-needed new website. And the LLOPSCited committee, led by Kristine Lloyd, went far beyond my expectations making our blog an interactive, educational, and fun daily (almost) read. I’ve learned about a number of new resources and have thoroughly enjoyed hearing from each of the regular and guest contributors. Thank you to all our volunteers. LLOPS really could not exist without your participation.

As you probably already know, LLOPS turns 20 this year. Now, I obviously wasn’t around when LLOPS first came into existence 20 years ago, but I know many of you were. You’ve served as LLOPS officers over the years, helping to shape and guide our organization. I want to thank all of you who came before me for making LLOPS what it is today and for trusting me to lead our small organization for a year. It has been a wonderful learning experience.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our June business meeting. It will be my last meeting for many months. Please come celebrate LLOPS’ 20th Birthday and the inauguration of our new President, Mort Brinchmann.

2 Responses to “President's Message”

  1. Erin Hoffrance says:

    I was on two committees this year (Professional Development and the Blog), and I have to say I have worked with some GREAT people who have really helped to make LLOPS a fantastic organization.

  2. Kate S says:

    And thanks to you Robyn for a great and successful LLOPS year! Kate S.

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