Career Center 

Post resumes and job openings on the Career Center bulletin boards. Looking for a job? Post your resume and check back for notes from potential employers. Looking for new employees? Post your openings, and browse resumes to find the perfect candidate. If you cannot attend the National Meeting, we’ll post your ad for you. Please send your poster to Heather Lampi, AALAS, 9190 Crestwyn Hills Dr, Memphis, TN 38125-8538. The poster should be no larger than 11 × 17 inches and must be received no later than September 27, 2021.

For more information and helpful tips, review the Career Center instructions

AALAS Foundation Seeks Auction Donations

The AALAS Foundation is holding its annual virtual silent auction during the AALAS National Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Proceeds from this event support the Foundation’s efforts to educate the public about the essential role of animals in research. You can help these outreach efforts by contributing an auction item to this year’s event. To donate to the AALAS Foundation virtual silent auction complete the online pledge form, located here. We are requesting all auction donors hold on to their auction items and ship them directly to the winner of the auction item at the end of the auction.  Deadline to submit an auction donation pledge is September 30, 2022. Donors contributing silent auction item donation pledges by August 15, 2022 will be acknowledged in the 2021 National Meeting Final Program.

Silent Auction

The AALAS Foundation is excited to bring back its in-person Silent Auction at the National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, and we need your help to make it a huge success. Please consider donating an auction item! Not sure what to donate? Items that always prove popular are animal-related gifts, event tickets, jewelry, gift baskets, gift certificates, hotel getaways, travel packages, sporting goods & memorabilia, unique items from your area, and the latest electronics.

Visit the silent auction page to pledge your auction item donation and more information. Auction donors making pledges by August 15, 2022, will be recognized in the AALAS Final National Meeting Program.

Technician Fun Fair

Who: All technicians!

When: Starting Monday, October 24 thru Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Where: Fun Fair registration will be onsite at the Technician Fun Fair Booth. You will visit the onsite exhibitor booths to find the answers to the questions. The exam will be accessed through the link provided when you register or scan the QR code to open the exam.

Why: To learn more about AALAS and your field, meet other technicians and make new friends, check out exhibitors’ new products and services, win cool prizes, become active in your organization, and earn CEUs! For more details, contact Nancy Dorcy.

Lunch & Learn

Are you a technician attending the National Meeting in Louisville? If so, here is a great opportunity for you. Hosted by CTAD and sponsored by PMI LabDiet, the Lunch and Learn is on Monday, October 24 from 12:30–2:00 p.m. This is an excellent way to enjoy a complimentary lunch and hear educational talks This yearwe will have a representative from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Kristen Wiley. She will be bringing some of her friends from the zoo. Seats are limited so preregister soon, but reservations can only be taken after you have registered for the National Meeting. Reserve your spot today by registering online or by contacting Nancy Dorcy.

Orientation Session

Attending your first National Meeting can be an overwhelming experience, considering the multitude of activities going on. Don’t worry—support is available to help you make the most of your experience. Join AALAS leadership and staff for the Orientation Session for new members, International attendees, and first timers on Sunday, October 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You’ll receive tips on how to plan your week and get the chance to meet other new members and first-timers. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered about AALAS programs, educational opportunities, and National Meeting event schedules. We hope to see all newbies there!

The Emergent Leadership Forum

The Emergent Leadership Forum is designed to provide background preparation for leadership positions at the branch and national levels and will be held Sunday, October 23. It is open to branch representatives and other potential leaders at no cost to the individuals. Attendees will get an overview of association structure and governance including legal policies, tips on how to function as a board or committee member, and guidance in dealing with the media and public relations. Branches will be given priority to reserve seats for one attendee, and these registrations must be received by July 1 to guarantee a seat. Interested candidates representing branch leadership should contact their branch president to be nominated. After July 1, registration will be open to any AALAS member who is interested in serving in a leadership role within the association. Registrations must be received by September 1. For more information, please contact ELF@aalas.org. Access the registration form here.