Dear DALL Members: 

My term as President has come to an end, time has flown by and here I am writing my final address to you. My time as President has been a positive experience for me. I hope during my term I was able to make a positive impact on both current and future DALL. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and for your patience as I grew in the position.  

As I reflect on the past year, I am proud of the timely professional development programs that were offered. Starting out with “Get to Know Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas,” “Everything's Bigger in Texas, Especially the Data,” “Preparing for Retirement,” and “Tools and Resources Provided by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.” We also found time for a little fun along the way with the Happy Hour Membership Mixer, SLA and DALL Bowling Party, and an outstanding holiday luncheon. DALL members also gave back to the community by volunteering at the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition. The Spring Institute was well attended and a successful collaboration with the Dallas Public Library.  

We were able to provide some of the great programs with generous contributions from sponsors this year. Thank  you to Fastcase, Feit Consulting, Thomson Reuters, and Wolters Kluwer for your contributions and assisting in making those programs possible. 

My journey in leading DALL was not alone. I was fortunate to have been accompanied by a team of dynamic individuals. Serving the Dallas Association of  Law Librarians has been an honor and privilege, and none of the things we accomplished could have been possible without the work of the entire Executive Board and Committee Chairpersons. Please be sure to recognize and thank these tireless, dedicated, and capable board members and chairpersons with whom I had  the pleasure of working: Nancy Scibelli Bouthilet, Liz Petty, Karen Dibble, Kathy Dunagin, Kevin Miles, Veronica Crowe, Jessica Borders, Clarence Robertson, Deinna Mims-Johnson, and Edward Hart. 

I will continue to support DALL in every way possible. I do ask that each of you pledge your continued support to DALL and help the 2015-2016 leaders in continuing to increase the association membership, and to deliver the success DALL deserve. I wish our association and my successor Nancy Scibelli Bouthilet all the best for the future. I am excited for the incoming board and know that with your ongoing support, they will take DALL to even greater heights! 

Again, thank you and it has been great serving. 

Charlotte Thomas