Exchange Presidents’ Interview

The Exchange: An Interview with the Three Presidents

Kristin Martin, Exchange Working Group Chair and ALCTS Past President

Although it’s January, and still months out from the Exchange conference in May, the Exchange Working Group has been hard at work selecting our keynote speakers and reviewing the program proposals submissions. In addition to being delighted to share the news that Emily Drabinski and Rebekkah Smith Aldrich will be our keynote speakers, while I was at Midwinter, I had a chance to sit down with the presidents of the current divisions of ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA to discuss the Exchange. I got their take on what excites them about the Exchange and why our members should participate. Rather than transcribe their comments, we thought this video would better convey their excitement and interest in the Exchange. One of the things you’ll hear referenced in this video is our work to form a new combined division called Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. If you’d like to learn more about Core, please review the Core website. If you’re an ALCTS, LITA, or LLAMA member, you’ll have a chance to vote on the formation of Core in the spring ballot.

Interview participants (left to right):
• Jennifer Bowen, President of ALCTS
• Anne Moore, President of LLLAMA
• Emily Morton-Owens, President of LITA

Please enjoy!