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On the Cusp of a New Fiscal Year, and New Challenges

Miriam Palm, ALCTS Newsletter Online Editor

miriam palm, alcts editor This issue contains our coverage of the recent ALA Annual meeting held in Orlando. I hope all of you who attended had a great time in Florida; of course, we now are thinking about the many residents and visitors who have been affected by hurricane Charley there.

The issue contains comprehensive coverage of the programs that were held and the committees, interest, and discussion groups that met during conference; a summary of actions taken by the division board; and coverage of the 2004 awards ceremony that honored well-deserving ALCTS members. The issue also includes a Publications column from Library Resources & Technical Services Book Review Editor Edward Swanson, a report on the LC Action Plan, two sponsor profiles, and annual reports of the division and all but one of the sections. We have had an exciting year programmatically!

I urge you to read the financial update from the Budget & Finance Committee carefully, as the fiscal solidity of ALCTS is important to all of us, and affects us all. More fiscal information is contained in the President and Executive Director's columns. This is a good time to express interest in becoming an active member of our organization, so please volunteer for a committee assignment; the form is available online. We'd love to have you join us in planning the upcoming year of programs, publications and exciting events.

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