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I hope you are planning to attend ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans this June and if not, I encourage you to make plans now to do so. A number of exciting sessions are planned including President Maureen Sullivan’s program featuring Margaret J. Wheatley, a cofounder of the Berkana Institute, a nonprofit research foundation supporting organizational change. Wheatley will offer us advice on how libraries can become more effective organizations. Details about her program are contained in Maureen’s “Leadership and Learning” column on page 393.

Another important event scheduled for the New Orleans conference is a hearing to comment on the draft “Standards for College Libraries.” The draft appears in this issue on page 375. Please take the time to review it and offer your comments either at the hearings or send them to the committee chair, Willis Bridegam (details about sending comments are on page 379).

So that you don’t miss any of the exciting sessions planned, we have put together a special pullout section that lists all of the ACRL programs and meetings scheduled for New Orleans.

We also have several articles that look at partnerships. Bill Brown and Rolando Llanes describe the architecture course that they developed together at the University of Miami (page 383). Gail Gilbert describes how the University of Louisville Library is forming community partnerships to increase support for the library (page 358).

Also in this issue: Gregory Anderson alerts us to how we can educate students and faculty about the term papers for sale on the Web (page 371). Scott McLaren shares an innovative approach to the one-shot instruction lecture that impressed the students and faculty (page 388).

—Mary Ellen K. Davis Editor-in-Chief medavis@ala.org

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