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GLA ALA ELEVATES ALA!

GLA ALA ELEVATES ALA!
BY TERRI OPPELT, CLM, PAST PRESIDENT AND REGION 6 REPRESENATIVE
Region 6, At-Large Director, Julie Logan, other Region 6 President's including Carolyn D. Smallwood, CLM and
Region 6 Director, Shaun Morrison

At the Annual Conference in Denver in early April,
the ALA wanted to recognize chapters that have
demonstrated their commitment to elevating the work
that ALA does in the business of law.
The NEW Elevate ALA Award recognized up to three
chapters whose efforts in Professional Development,
Networking and Visibility demonstrate advancement in
the areas of educational content, member-to-member
and member-to-business partner relationships, and
ALA's prominence in the legal community.
There are 94 chapters in the ALA but there were
23 ELEVATE ALA applications submitted and the
GLA ALA, along with Atlanta and Mobile chapters,
were awarded this inaugural important Honor. Terri
Oppelt was at the Awards Dinner at the ALA Annual
Conference to pick up the award. Receiving
the award for the 2016-17 board year was ALA
immediate past President Laura Broomell to present

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the award to Manjit Ender, our GLA ALA's immediate
past President.
When Terri was called up to the stage, Laura and the new
ALA President Gary Swisher spoke about our chapter's
efforts to connect our vast area of membership (from Santa
Barbara to Pasadena to the inland empire and all points
in between. accomplished this through the use of WebEx,
telephone conferencing, learning hubs (implemented by
our President, Carolyn Smallwood) and more as well as
noting the efforts that we have gone to, to assure as most
chapter lunches, meetings and educational events are
Certified Legal Manager application-approved events so
those who are not able to attend an ALA conference can
easily get the credits needed to take the CLM exam.
We know that there are a lot of wonderful chapters of
ALA who are also deserving of this award and we are
so grateful that our chapter was chosen for this honor.
Congratulations to the 2016-17 Board!! n



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