AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / July/August 2017 / Volume 21, Number 6

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JULY/AUGUST 2017 | AALL SPECTRUM 9 UP FRONT JULY/AUGUST 2017 | AALL SPECTRUM 9 PERSPECTIVE Get to Know Your 2018 AALL Executive Board Candidates When it comes to forward thinking and extensive legal expertise—AALL's membership runs deep. Each year, AALL seeks out new leaders from its pool of industry professionals to serve as Executive Board members who o…er fresh ideas, skills, and perspective to lead the Association forward. AALL spoke with this year's group of Executive Board hopefuls to go beyond the basics and provide members with a more in-depth perspective of who the candidates are and what their goals are for the Association. Learn more about each candi- date's statement and biogra- phy before the election begins September 29. AALL is grateful to everyone who volunteers to serve and to those who participate in electing our Association o‰- cials. Best of luck to all the candidates! Q&A MICHELLE COSBY Associate Director University of Tennessee KNOXVILLE, TN What are the most important issues facing law, our mem- bers, and the profession right now? Having the exibility necessary to respond to change—this applies to changes in technology, resources, the curriculum, and in our patrons' expec- tations and skill sets. Being eective in managing this change is essential for all librarians. What do you think AALL's top priority should be in positioning the profession for the future? Our top priority should be to empower members to advocate for the continued need of librarians to non-librarians. Who or what has had the greatest impact on your professional life? I have beneted from the advice of many fantastic mentors over the course CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT •••• of my career, but the person who has had the greatest impact is Jennifer Morgan. She helped guide me to the path of law librarianship, assisted with job searches, and recently participated in our panel at Association of American Law Schools on student assessment. What's the best advice you have ever received? Everybody makes mistakes! What is the greatest opportunity available to law librarians right now? e opportunity to display that our skill set is adaptable and transferable. We are able to learn and use new resources, including nontraditional legal resources. What is your favorite book? One of my favorite books is White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Who is your personal hero? My personal hero is a ctional character, Xena: Warrior Princess, portrayed by New Zealander Lucy Lawless. Xena is a creative problem solver, has a willingness to help others, and is very adaptable to change. If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why? If I could have any superpower it would be to control the elements, sim- ilar to the superpower Storm has in

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