Every year law librarians from across the country gather at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting. This year’s meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas. Georgetown Law librarians are actively involved in almost every aspect of the conference from volunteering to planning training programs and chairing special interest committees. Below are this year’s highlights of Georgetown Law’s involvement.
Morgan Stoddard is the incoming co-chair of the ALL-SIS Faculty Services committee and co-led the committee meeting this year.
As the incoming chair of the ALL-SIS Student Services committee, Margaret Krause, presided at the roundtable discussions on student advisory boards, online services for students and e-resources.
Jason Zarin, who calls Texas home, worked at the Local Arrangements desk providing advice to conference participants looking for some local flavor. He was also appointed Secretary of the AALL Government Relations Committee and attended the Advocacy Workshop where he learned about upcoming issues affecting libraries and access to government information at both the state and federal levels and how best to advocate on this issues with local, state, and federal government officials.
Carla Wale moderated the teaching cost-effective research table at the ALL-SIS Legal Research & Sourcebook roundtable, and was one of the leaders for the ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Committee meeting.
Sara Gras wrote reviews of programming for the conference’s blog, AALL Spectrum. She reviewed sessions on “Inventing the New Classroom” and “Own the Room: Presentations that Captivate and Win Over Any Audience”. She also became a member of the SR-SIS subcommittee on Law Library Service to Prisoners and volunteered to help create educational content for ALL-NEW Committee resources for new librarians.
Maxine Wright is the new incoming chair of the TS-SIS Preservation Standing Committee and led the committee meeting this year. As a member of the TS-SIS Education Committee, she participated in a roundtable discussion on programming for Technical Services Law Librarians and staffed the TS Activities Table promoting preservation activities.