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CS-SIS Election & Web 2.0 Challenge

I'm honored to report that I've been elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Librarians. As our name implies, we're the techie group in AALL. Officially, "the purposes of CS SIS are to promote the communication of ideas, interests and activities concerning technological advances in law librarianship and the practice of law, and to meet the professional needs of all law librarians active in integrating computing technology to serve their users."

One of our big projects for this year will be the Web 2.0 Challenge, an online course to introduce law librarians to social software and how to use it in their libraries. The Web 2.0 Challenge will provide a free, comprehensive, and social online learning opportunity designed for law librarians by directing them in hands-on use of these technologies. The course is intended for those who have little experience with these technologies but are interested in learning more.

For more about the Web 2.0 Challenge, see my earlier announcement. If you're a law librarian and would be interested in participating in the program, we'd love to have you involved. If you'd like to enroll in the course, please complete this form and we'll contact you when registration opens.

If you're a law librarian who is already comfortable with Web 2.0 technologies, we could use your help! We'd love to have a few more facilitators to guide small groups of participants through the course with weekly chats. If you're willing to help, please fill out this form.