I hope those of you who attended Midwinter enjoyed meeting in San Diego—my sense was that despite the long trek from the East coast, most people felt they "had died and gone to heaven." I have been hoping ALA would select San Diego as a conference site since I first saw the convention center about fifteen years ago, and my own hopes and wishes were fully realized. How about scheduling every Midwinter there from now on??
This issue contains our Midwinter meeting summaries: reports from committees, discussion groups, and liaisons; actions of the division's board; coverage of two day-long symposia that were held the Friday before conference; and a library school student's impressions of the meetings. We also cover the special division reception that was held to honor the memory of Seymour Lubetzky.
Very soon our spring election will be upon us, and this issue contains articles about the division slate of candidates, our two candidates for division Vice President, and the candidates running for President of ALA. Please read up so you will be prepared to vote this spring in what I believe will be the first-ever electronic ballot for the entire association.
We also feature two profiles of sponsors whose financial support means so much to our events and programming, an interview with the current chair of the Joint Steering Committee for the Revision of
AACR, and information about the new direction our own journal
Library Resources & Technical Services is taking. I hope you enjoy the issue!