From the Editor

Miriam Palm, Editor

miriam palm Spring Fever and Planning for Chicago

It’s spring here in California, and I hope it is where you are as well. We received a lot of positive feedback about the Newsletter’s new format that we rolled out with the February issue, and plan to continue to use it for future issues.

This issue contains the schedules for Annual Conference in Chicago (two versions, by group and by time of meeting), a list of the preconferences and programs ALCTS units are staging (also arranged by time slot), and two calls for volunteers: to staff the ALCTS booth and to write summaries of our fine programs. Please take this opportunity to participate in one or both of these activities. Our members are the best advertising we can possibly have for others to join our division! Writing a summary of a program you attend will allow others who cannot attend to benefit from the information and news that was shared.

Another opportunity in this issue is to review new publications for Library Resources and Technical Services; please look over the list of publications and volunteer for that assignment, too.

This issue also contains this year’s April Fool’s message from Charles Wilt, the results of our elections, a valuable historical summary of the Council of Regional Groups, and a description of the major changes planned for scheduling at Midwinter 2006. I hope you enjoy all the news.