Live Interview Series: So, You Wanna Be AALL President?

Recorded On: 01/11/2022

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In this “So, You Wanna . . .?” program, Sabrina A. Davis will interview the current and two past presidents of AALL about all aspects of the process, including the path to being asked, the nomination process, how to get your employer to say yes, crafting a compelling candidate statement, responsibilities of the job, getting the most out of the experience, and what life is like as an AALL Past President. 

This program is brought to you by the Professional Engagement, Growth & Advancement Special Interest Section (PEGA-SIS) and the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee.


While this program is focused specifically on the role of AALL President, anyone interested in furthering their involvement in AALL would benefit from attending.


  1. The audience will have an increased understanding of the steps to take throughout their career as preparation for running for AALL President.
  2. The audience will hear first-hand accounts of what it is really like to be AALL President and the uniqueness and individuality that is part of the AALL Presidential experience.


  • Diane M. Rodriguez, San Francisco Law Library
  • Holly M. Riccio, California Judicial Center Library
  • Ron Wheeler, Boston University


  • Sabrina A. Davis, Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level



No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

Diane M. Rodriguez is the 2021-2022 AALL President. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the San Francisco Law Library in California. As AALL’s president, one of her many goals is to advocate for access to legal information which supports access to justice. Rodriguez has been an AALL member for 26 years. In addition, she is a former President of the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL). She also serves as a member of the Council of California County Law Librarians, which works to improve, promote, and advocate for the unique legal information services provided by county law libraries that support access to justice for all Californians. 

Holly M. Riccio is the Director of the California Judicial Center Library, and the 10th librarian to serve in this capacity since the role of Supreme Court Librarian was authorized by statute in 1893. She served as AALL President from 2014-2015, presiding over the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting whose theme was “The Power of Connection.” She has been an AALL member since joining as a student member in 1992. She is a former President of the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL), a former chair of the Private Law Libraries and Information Professional Special Interest Section (PLLIP-SIS), and is currently serving as Vice Chair/Chair-Elect of the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section (GLL-SIS). She is the recipient of the 2019 NOCALL Professional Achievement Award and was recently included as a member of the Fastcase 50 Class of 2021.

Ron Wheeler served as President of AALL during the 2016-2017 term, becoming the first black male president of AALL. Since 2016, he has also worked in the role of Director of the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries & Associate Professor of Law and Legal Research at the Boston University School of Law, where he
maintains that his team of law librarians and law library allied professionals is second to none. Wheeler is a recognized leader in the area of legal research instruction. Wheeler is a proud native Detroiter, Michigander, and Wolverine, yet he has served in various law library management roles at law schools across the country, including Suffolk University Law School, the University of San Francisco School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Wheeler has taught legal research in various contexts, including in stand-alone first year legal research courses, upper division courses, online, and in study abroad programs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Linz, Austria. Currently his most pressing research interests include Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility; Emotional Intelligence; and the Role of Emotional Honesty in the Workplace. He currently chairs the AALL Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Awareness Special Committee.


Live Interview Series: So, You Wanna Be AALL President?
01/11/2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
01/11/2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
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