Q. How is AMPC tracking/categorizing programs?
A. You’ve probably heard a lot about the changes occurring to the Annual Meeting program selection process this year, but there are many pieces of the process that will remain the same. The purpose of the AMPC, as per the committee charge, is to “select programs for the Annual Meeting that meet member needs and support the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship”.
The Needs Assessment survey that took place last month will help AMPC determine what some of the more pressing and relevant needs of AALL members are, but we are still going to pay considerable attention to the AALL Competencies, which have been used regularly to guide AALL programming, publications and activities since they were first adopted in 2001. If you are not already familiar with the AALL Competencies, they can be found here: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Leadership-Governance/policies/PublicPolicies/competencies.html.
So, in addition to providing guidance in program selection, how else will the AMPC utilize the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship? As with previous AALL Annual Meetings, the Competencies will be used to create “tracks” of similarly-focused programming for those who wish to enhance their knowledge based on a specific aspect of our jobs. The tracks are as follows:
When proposing a program, you will be asked to select which track you believe your program is most closely aligned with, and the AMPC will use your self-defined track selection to help us select programs for each track. As every Competency is a “core” competency, we will, as always, endeavor to ensure an equal selection of programming for each track.
If you have any further questions about what the tracks are or how the AMPC utilizes the Core Competencies in the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact your AMPC liaison.
Call for proposals website: http://www.aallnet.org/conference/education/future-meetings/program-proposers/call-for-proposals.html