SLAV celebrated its 50th anniversary in style and our profession rallied to respond to the National Inquiry into School Libraries. Another event will take place at the end of 2010 that is also worthy of note. Mary Manning will retire from her position as E.O. of SLAV. I would like to acknowledge in this editorial her outstanding work for the association and, in particular, her work in establishing Synergy. She has been a staunch supporter and a valuable board member of the journal since its inception. She will be sorely missed and I take this opportunity, on behalf of Synergy, to say thank you and best wishes.