CONELL (Conference of Newer Law Librarians)

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Attendance is limited - be sure to register well in advance of the June 20 deadline!

Saturday, July 16 • 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago

The Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) is held every year on the Saturday of AALL's Annual Meeting & Conference. The purpose of CONELL is to welcome newer AALL members, introduce them to the Association and its leaders, and provide a setting to become acquainted with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from AALL's committees and special interest sections to learn firsthand how to get involved and maximize the benefits of Association membership.

CONELL attendees arriving on Friday, July 15, are invited to attend "Dutch treat dinners" at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The dinners are a great way for attendees to meet each other and members of the CONELL Committee. Saturday's events start with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m., with the conference beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will meet the AALL Executive Board, participate in speed networking, and explore a "marketplace" of AALL's member communities. Lunch will be followed by a tour of Chicago and additional opportunities to network with colleagues and meet with possible mentors.

Preregistration required: $125 - June 20 deadline

For questions about the CONELL program, contact a member of the Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL) Committee.

"CONELL was the first program I attended at the Annual Meeting and probably the program I have found most rewarding and vital to my career. I am still good friends with a number of people from the 2003 Seattle edition of CONELL. I also use many of the tips and skills I learned there on a regular basis. While I know the shortened Annual Meeting is packed with things to do, I think CONELL should be an essential program for every first-time attendee."  
 - Sarah K.C. Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP