Dear DALL Members:

It is that time again…the close of one year, and the start of another. The first two months of the new year sped by very quickly. Each new year brings with it new opportunities, new successes, new reasons to celebrate, be thankful, and new resolves. We kicked off the new year in January with a great luncheon program on “How to Prevent Identity Theft and How to React if Your Identity is Stolen.” In February, we enjoyed a lively presentation from the Honorable Kerry P. Fitzgerald on “Preparing for Retirement.”

So what more can you expect for 2015? First in March, an opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering a few hours of your time on March 6th and/or 7th assisting with the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition. This event is the 2014-2015 DALL members volunteer activity.

More exciting programs, March’s luncheon presentation will be on “Tools and Resources Provided by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI).” The DALL Spring institute is fast approaching on April 24th and promises to be both educational and inspiring with programs for all librarians. In May, we will shift gears a bit and enjoy a tour of the Dallas Museum of Art, this is an evening event, so mark your calendar and join us after work for this experience.

For the rest of the year let us continue to engage each other and have a great 2015!

Our Spring Institute is coming up on April 24th, 11:30 - 4:15 pm at the J. Erik Johnsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. I hope you all will come out and enjoy this wonderful event.

Charlotte Thomas  

DALL President, 2014 – 2015