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AALL Spectrum / January/February 2018 / Volume 22, Number 3

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 | AALL SPECTRUM 9 Image © iStock.com/Cnythzl Cosby, Liebert, and Selden Elected to AALL Executive Board AALL welcomes its newest Executive Board members who will officially take office in 2018. ank you to all of the Executive Board candidates and to every- one who took time to vote in the election. MICHELLE COSBY, associate director at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, was elected vice pres- ident/president-elect for 2018-2019. She will assume the presidency at the conclusion of the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. JUNE HSIAO LIEBERT, firmwide director of library & research ser- vices for Sidley Austin LLP in Los Angeles, California, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Board. She will serve from July 2018 to July 2021. KAREN SELDEN, meta- data services librarian at the University of Colorado Law Library in Boulder, Colorado, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Board. She will serve from July 2018 to July 2021. AALL Executive Board Actions On November 3, the AALL Executive Board met in Chicago and took the following actions: ¡ ¡ Approved a request to add vice chairs to AALL Juries. Appointments will take place in spring 2018. ¡ ¡ Approved revisions to the Annual Meeting Site Selection Policy to include updated language that is in compliance with AALL's antidiscrimination policy, as provided in Article III of the bylaws. NEWS & NOTES The Body of Knowledge (BoK) Development Special Committee convened this past year to develop a new set of standards for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by today's legal information professionals. The committee worked diligently and completed the work resulting in a new framework called the AALL Body of Knowledge. A body of knowledge sets forth the core domains, competencies, and skills required of a given profession. Domains are core content areas of expertise; competencies are key knowl- edge areas required for proficiency in each domain; and skills are actions demonstrating knowledge and experience at both essential and advanced levels. This work will serve as a blueprint for future professional development opportunities. The Executive Board approved the AALL Body of Knowledge during the November meeting. The next phase includes implementation of the Body of Knowledge throughout AALL. Learn more at bit.ly/AALLBoK. ¡ ¡ Approved development of an Innovation Bootcamp education program to be held in fall 2018. ¡ ¡ Approved the 2017-2018 AALL Strategic Directions action plan. ¡ ¡ Approved the July 2017 Executive Board meeting minutes. ¡ ¡ e Board tabled a request to rein- state financial support for AALL Liaisons to the ALA's Subject Analysis Committee (SAC); ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA); and the MARC Advisory Committee (MAC). is item was tabled so the Board could gather additional infor- mation, in consultation with the SIS Council. ¡ ¡ Approved the AALL Body of Knowledge to serve as the frame- work for all professional develop- ment programs and content. ¡ ¡ Approved a George A. Strait fellow- ship, in addition to the Strait schol- arship. A new committee will be appointed this spring to oversee the new fellowship program. e Executive Board book and related materials are available on AALLNET at bit.ly/AALL-1117. AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

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