Message from the President

Dear VALLers,

It is with a deep appreciation that I write to commend our members for turning out en masse for the recently held annual meeting.

I see a rekindling of interest in the association as exemplified by the high attendance. Our association is not only active, but continues to respond to the challenges of our members. In this regard, we realized the importance of effective information dissemination and have used that to a successful end in re-energizing the membership base.
We also realized that times are hard and responded accordingly by amending our bylaws so that our association does not place too much demands on the members. In all of these my gratitude goes to the members and committee chairs who continue to give their time and talent so that our association remains strong.
As a dynamic association, we do not content with doing just the things that make us visible and viable. To the contrary, we step up to the challenge by doing the things that will continue to mark us information experts and managers, focusing always on the best interests of our members.
To this end, we will continue to use our Listserve, Blog and Wiki to help members with research problems and bring job opportunities to our members. We will also continue to expand our efforts at attracting new members, while at the same time promoting mentorship for the younger members in building successful career paths.
Just recently, too, we have come up with a social program that will enable members to network from time to time on a rotational informal basis. In all of these, I applaud the vision of some members and committee chairs who continue to volunteer their time and creative minds to our association. On a final note, there is still room for improvements. With your help and commitment we will continue to make our association great.

Thank you.

Anthony Brown C. Ikwueme

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