From the Editors

In case you missed it, this year’s AALL Annual Meeting & Conference took place in Philadelphia from July 18 – July 21.  As promised, our correspondents were on location in Philadelphia to represent CALL and to report back to our members who were not able to make it to the conference this year.

This supplement to the 2015 Summer Issue of the CALL Bulletin serves to highlight Philadelphia, the conference itself, and the achievements and activities of our members on a national stage.  As always, CALL was well-represented at the annual meeting, with presentations, awards, and a wealth of new friends to show for it!    

Before the conference got under way, Emily Barney was in Philadelphia checking out many of the vibrant public art displays that Philadelphia is famous for.  Also outside of the conference proper, no trip to Philly would be complete without sampling some of the local cuisine, and several of our members reported on what they ate while they were there.  As those of you who have attended the annual meeting can attest, it is possible that there is as much fun to be had outside of the convention center as inside, as Debbie Ginsberg highlights in her “After Hours at AALL” post.  

At the conference itself, CALL members were often front and center.  The Cool Tools deep dive was just one of the sessions that were heavily populated with CALL members.  We also spoke with CALL members and AALL members from around the country in various interviews from the Exhibit Hall.  And, we would be remiss if we did not mention the awards that CALL won at this year’s conference.  

Finally, for those of you who missed the annual meeting, remember that AALL2Go has recordings of the programs so that you can catch up on what you missed.

A good time was had by all at this year’s AALL Annual Meeting, but now that we have all returned from Philadelphia, it is time to start thinking about Chicago 2016, when the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference (led by our very own 2016 AALL President Keith Ann Stiverson) comes to Chicago!