President's Message

Jane Blumenthal
AAHSL President
University of Michigan Library
University of Michigan

AAHSL has been one of the most important influences in my professional life. As a new director, I valued the continuing education workshops as well as the advice and support of more experienced colleagues. Over the years, I have come to see AAHSL as more than this. It is my community of practice, community of colleagues, and starting point for valued friendships. Through AAHSL, I have come to know some amazing people. We enjoy our face to face meeting annually, and stay in touch between through the AAHSL email lists. The community is not bounded by time or place.

AAHSL has given me an opportunity grow professionally and I gladly repay that through my participation in AAHSL’s initiatives, committees and task forces, and of course, the board. I hope you have found—or will find—the same satisfaction, growth, and opportunity that I have in AAHSL. It is an honor to be AAHSL’s president, and I look forward to working with you throughout the year.