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AALL Spectrum / September/October 2018 / Volume 23, Number 1

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10 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG NEWS & NOTES The General Business Meeting was held July 16 during the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore. The meeting kicked off with reports from AALL President Greg Lambert and President-elect Femi Cadmus. The update included a review of progress on AALL's strategic plan as well as plans for the coming year. Greg and Femi also introduced AALL's Body of Knowledge (BoK), which sets forth the core domains, competencies, and skills needed by today's information profes- sionals. Learn more about the BoK on page 40. Following the Association high- lights, AALL Executive Board Treasurer Jean L. Willis presented her treasurer's report to the membership regarding the Association's financial statement for the 2017 fiscal year. To view the entire report visit bit.ly/ MJ18Treasurer. Immediately following her presentation, AALL Executive Board Secretary Luis Acosta intro- duced the newly elected Executive Board Members: AALL Executive Board Actions UP FRONT The AALL Executive Board met July 12-13, just prior to the start of the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore. During the meeting, the Executive Board considered a number of agenda items and took the following actions: Approved the appointment of Kathleen Brown, Charleston School of Law, to serve as chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference in New Orleans. Approved the appointment of Past President Catherine Lemann and Francis Norton Jr., Law Library of Louisiana, to serve as co-chairs of the Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting & Conference. Approved the Executive Board Strategic Directions action plan for the 2018–2019 Association year. Approved the operating budget for the 2018–2019 fiscal year, which begins on October 1. Approved a new fund, the AALL Strategic Initiatives Fund, for the purpose of funding programs and initiatives in support of the Association and the profession. Approved a dues reduction, at the student rate, of up to three years for members who are serving as U.S. active duty military personnel. The Executive Board book and related materials are available on AALLNET at bit.ly/AALLboard0718. Vice President/President-elect Michelle Cosby Executive Board Members June H. Liebert & Karen Selden Continuing on the board will be: President Femi Cadmus Past President Greg Lambert Secretary Luis Acosta Treasurer Jean L. Willis Executive Board Members Beth Adelman, Jean P. O'Grady, Mary Jenkins & Meg Kribble Acosta also introduced the candidates for the 2019 Executive Board election. The election will be open to all members from October 1 to October 31, 2018. Read more about the candidates at bit.ly/JA18Q_A, and view their statements and bios at bit.ly/ AALLbios2019. Certificates of Appreciation Awarded to Five Honorees President Greg Lambert presented five certificates of appreciation to recog- nize exceptional contributions to the Association or to the profession. Honorees were: Cassie DuBay for her leadership as the Awards Creation and Review Special Committee Chair. James E. Duggan for his leadership as the Law Library Journal Editor (2013-2018). June H. Liebert for her leader- ship and generosity for hosting the Competitive Intelligence classes at Sidley Austin LLP's Chicago Office. Elizabeth Outler for her leadership as the Guide to Fair Business Practices & Licensing Principles Special Committee Chair. Gail Warren for her leadership as the AALL Executive Director Search Special Committee Chair. General Business Meeting Actions

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