ARCHIVED: Graduate Education for Law Librarians Special Committee (2002)

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CHARGE: The Graduate Education for Law Librarians Special Committee will advise and assist President-elect Carol Avery Nicholson in drafting a charge for a new AALL Standing Committee on Graduate Education for Law Librarianship to be approved by the Executive Board and appointed in January 2003. The Standing Committee will be expected to represent the interests of law librarians and AALL to influence library education in the future.
The Special Committee will identify current, potential or anticipated activities that the Standing Committee, AALL and its members might undertake to:
  1. Identify and periodically review the educational requirements of graduate students interested in the profession of law librarianship,
  2. Work with library school educators and other library associations to encourage and facilitate the creation and offering of needed courses that may be offered by library schools through various means, including through distance education.
  3. Ppromote the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship as the basis for courses and future directions for library education for law librarians.

The Special Committee also will recommend appropriate ongoing relationships between the Standing Committee and other library associations, and AALL entities like the Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee, the Diversity Committee and other AALL entities and members who have a special interest in or knowledge of library education.

The Special Committee shall present a draft charge to President Carol Avery Nicholson for initial review and comment by board members in September 2002; and submit a final charge for approval at the Fall 2002 Executive Board meeting.

SIZE: The Special Committee will consist of a Chair and four members. The members will be appointed by the Vice-President and serve until December 2002. A non-voting Executive Board liaison will be appointed and the staff liaison will be Martha Brown, Director of Programs.