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Editorial: Farewell, Friends

Mary Beth Weber


This is my last LRTS editorial. Things have certainly changed in the nine years that I have held this appointment. When my predecessor presided over her last meeting with the board, it was in person at the ALA Annual Conference. It was an emotional, and also celebratory, meeting. In contrast, my final meeting with the editorial board will be via Zoom and as Core members. Never would I have imagined how ALCTS would change, including the departures of former Executive Directors Charles Wilt and Keri Cascio. When I won the ALCTS slogan contest in 2017, I did not anticipate the merger of LITA, ALCTS, and LLAMA to become Core. I later participated in the planning of the Core Exchange in 2020, including serving as the Exchange’s blog coordinator. Working with participants from the three divisions, and under the leadership of Kristin Martin, was an amazing experience and demonstrated our ability to collaborate to make Core strong and sustainable.

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