The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.COSLA is an exclusive club consisting of the top official in each of the state and territorial library agencies. According to its website the purpose of COSLA is: "to provide leadership on issues of common concern and national
interest; to further state library agency relationships with federal government
and national organizations; and to initiate cooperative action for the
improvement of library services to the people of the United States." For a brief period I was the chief officer for Wisconsin and was able to participate in this august group. In October the group celebrated this significant anniversary in Savanah, GA by inviting former and retired chief officers to join the current group. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend. It would certainly have been a treat.