AALL Annoucements – June 2011

1. AALL2go Pick of the Month

2. Unleash Your Inner Leader October 28-29 (application deadline June 30)

3. New and Improved AALLNET Now Live

4. A New AALL Membership Year is Underway—Don’t Miss Out!


AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month: Federal Regulatory Information and Where to Find It.

In this one-hour video, David Pritzker of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Regulatory Information Service Center provides a handy tutorial on the federal rulemaking process, including where the public can find access to federal regulations. The GSA Regulatory Information Center publishes a semiannual unified agenda on regulatory actions under development. The fall publication of the agenda includes a regulatory plan identifying current regulatory priorities and highlighting significant regulatory actions expected in the coming year. The center also helped establish Reginfo.gov to provide a “regulatory dashboard” of current information on the regulatory process, which includes handy FAQs on the regulatory process and hyperlinks to government sources for the regulations.

Pritzker’s presentation explains the evolution of public access to regulatory information (including the genesis of the Code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register), how the Administrative Procedure Act creates a legal framework for the adoption of regulations in a manner allowing for public input, and where to find regulatory information, including new, free web-based government resources.

Find this and more than 80 other free continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members on AALL2go!


Unleash Your Inner Leader October 28-29

New law librarians in the early stages of your career—achieve your leadership potential by attending the 2011 AALL Leadership Academy, October 28-29 in the Chicago area. Designed as an intensive learning experience aimed at growing and developing leadership skills, the academy program will help you discover how to maximize your personal leadership style while connecting with other legal information professionals.

The program will feature speakers Gail Johnson and Pam Parr. Johnson is a widely regarded leadership and communications expert and holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Parr has extensive business management and customer service expertise. They have conducted many leadership programs for library organizations and will speak at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference.

Applications are due by June 30.


New and Improved AALLNET Now Live

In May AALL launched the redesigned AALLNET where you’ll discover a new layout, easy-to-use navigation, more features and functionality, and a stronger brand.

The new AALLNET will allow you to:

  • Easily navigate the site to browse for information or complete a specific task, such as register for an event or apply for a grant.
  • At a glance from the homepage, view the latest news, events, job postings, and AALL’s Twitter feed.
  • Use the search box to find specific information; results can also be further refined or used to discover related resources.
  • Collaborate electronically with your special interest sections, caucuses, and committees and network with like-minded members by using our online network called My Communities.

Visit AALLNET today and explore the new resources available for you!


A New AALL Membership Year is Underway—Don’t Miss Out!

AALL’s new membership year just began on June 1. If you haven’t renewed already, be sure you do today so you don’t miss out on valuable member benefits.

The new and improved AALLNET debuted this spring. The new site is easy to navigate, features a fresh new look, and includes improved search functionality. New social media tools allow you to form your own member groups and create group discussion forums, websites, blogs, and more.

AALL2go, your online center for professional development, brings continuing education programming to your desktop, available 24/7. There are already more than 80 free programs for AALL members, with new content added monthly. Look for the 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference programming to be available on August 5.

AALL’s online Career Center provides advanced resume and job search features, whether you’re looking to find or fill a law library position.

AALL is offering a discounted membership rate for AALL members who are recently unemployed ($57 instead of $226). Unemployed AALL members should fill out the online form.

Find more information or renew your membership online. If you have any questions about your membership renewal, contact AALL Headquarters at membership@aall.org or 312/205-8022