Welcome to the first electronic only version of the OLAC Newsletter. Some of it is new but much of it continues the tradition of the print newsletter. The Newsletter will be available at the OLAC website, and there will be a link to the PDF version. The electronic version is still under development so please let me know what you would like to see in future newsletters.
In other exciting news, the OLAC Biennial Conference will be held at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon, Georgia, from Thursday, October 14, through Sunday, October 17. The standard registration is $150.00 and the LIS student registration is $100.00. The conference website is available . If you have questions, please contact Julie Huskey or Muriel Jackson.
If you like to pay by credit card for your professional memberships you are in luck! OLAC is now accepting credit card payments in addition to paying by check/money order. Just go to http://olacinc.org/drupal/?q=node/420 and fill out the form and submit. You will be prompted to follow the secure link to our PayPal page where you can complete your transaction using a credit card or your personal PayPal account if you have one.
Please join me in thanking Amy Weiss for her work as editor these past two years. In addition to the editing, a great deal of work went into preparing the newsletter for mailing. I did not envy her the task of taking 500-600 newsletters to the post office, having them taped and stapled to exact standards, and all in zip code order.
I would also like to thank our webmaster Teressa Keenan. Her technical expertise made the transition to the electronic only version possible.