It's a beautiful spring here in California: the roses are blooming, the air is fresh, and I hope those of you who live in a less benign climate are on the verge of experiencing some pleasant weather. In this issue we have shared the April Fool's Day message our Executive Director sent to the division leadership, and among other things, it announces that ALA is establishing a satellite office in San Diego. Would that it were true!
I want to encourage all of you to vote in the ALA spring election, if you have not already done so. The ballots are online, and each of you should have received a message instructing you in the procedures to vote. If you have not voted yet (or cannot find the message), please contact
Charles Wilt right away, because the deadline for voting, April 25, is fast approaching. ALA has made it easy for us to vote, so let's participate in our organization by doing so!
This issue contains information about the upcoming Annual meeting in Orlando, including the meeting schedules, and a request for your help in recruiting new ALA and ALCTS members by staffing the division booth during conference. This is a lot of fun, and our members are our best assets for encouraging new members to join. I need volunteers to write brief reports on our programs and pre-conferences scheduled for Orlando, so those who cannot attend in person will still reap the benefits of our fine educational presentations. Please see the separate list, by time slot, I have included in the issue, and help me out by agreeing to write a summary of a program you plan to attend. They are all winners, thanks to the hard work of many members.