Wednesday, June 22, 2005

2005 AALL Annual Meeting - Notes of Interest

I won't be attending the 2005 AALL Annual Meeting since I am a little "conferenced out", but I will be following what happens in San Antonio, July 16-20th.

Some interesting items in today's e-mail reminder to American Association of Law Libraries members:

  • A blog is being created, and all members are being given the opportunity to post. Here is the description of the blog:

    AALLamo Blog

    Featuring short articles, announcements, room change notifications, pictures, reviews of programs and events, and comments – the blog will also serve as a source for articles that may be included in the conference daily paper AALLamo News.
    It will be opened on July 1st.

  • The Hot Topic has been announced:

    Hot Topic is Announced!

    The Annual Meeting Program Committee has selected this year’s Hot Topic program, scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, at 4:00 p.m. Thanks to all those who offered suggestions!

    H-2: Hot Topic: Identity Theft and Personal Identifying Information

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Librarians are in a unique position; we rely on databases containing personal identifying information to do our jobs, but the very information we use can also make us potential victims of identity theft. The news is full of stories everyday about lapses in security surrounding sensitive consumer data. As a result, legislators at all levels of government are drafting legislation to better protect this information. This program will focus on identity theft, protecting yourself, what to do if you are a victim and what our responsibilities are as information professionals

I look forward to watching the blog and hearing about this session after the fact!

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