If Someone Told You Librarians Are Boring… They Lied To You!! #AALLFS

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I'm all packed up and ready to fly off to Chicago tonight to attend the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Future Summit. Actually, everyone can be involved in the keynote by watching the live stream of Andy Hines keynote address (1 PM CDT on 11/3), and by submitting comments and questions via Twitter by using the hashtag #AALLFS.

The emails flying back and forth on the AALL member communities over the past couple of weeks have been great, and I look forward to the discussion… maybe even a few arguments along the way.

Here are some of the questions that we will cover at the AALL Futures Summit (with a few links to the Google Docs form if you want to contribute your answers):

There has already been some great discussion on these topics via the AALL Communities page, and I think there will be a lot more to cover in Chicago.

Librarians can be some of the most passionate people you'll ever meet… especially if the topic revolves around how all of us (and our professional organizations) can better serve our constituents. I once sat across the table from Ron Friedmann during a heated Library Association discussion, and finally Ron chimed in that he has never seen such a passionate discussion about a professional association. I should have warned Ron that when it comes to these sorts of issues… it is never boring!

I really hope that the same level of passion shows up again this week during the AALL Futures Summit… I'm thinking I won't be disappointed! 

I hope to see you there. If not, don't forget to tune in the live streaming of the keynote at 1:00 PM Central on November 3rd.

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