Greetings From the New Vice President

by Tonya Baroudi, Director of Library Services, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Law Library

Recently, I attended an Employee Appreciation Awards Ceremony where a host of individuals were proudly honored with gifts, plaques, good cheer, and celebration for their exemplary service as a team player, demonstrating superior customer service traits, and performing above and beyond the call of duty. As I glanced around the room, I was reminded of my involvement with LLAM, as both a Committee Chair for several years and as a Board member, in which I had the privilege of working with a number of you who could have easily been one of the recipients of the awards that were distributed that day.

However, my role this year as Vice President will be quite different from previous roles and to be honest more challenging yet quite exciting. I am honored to be partnered with Mary Jo Lazun who is dedicated to our team’s growth and development. In addition to planning and implementing educational and social events, there is much on this year’s agenda. We will revisit our strategic plan, establish short-term objectives, and adjust our committee structure, to name a few. I look forward to building new relationships and to embark on a year-long journey that promises to be a rewarding and insightful experience.