November 26, 1996
Justice George Nicholson, Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Third District, has been nominated for Honorary Membership to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL.) This honor is reserved for a maximum of fifteen individuals who have demonstrated a long standing commitment to the AALL's mission.
In submitting Nicholson's name for this honor, AALL's Working Group on Information Technology and Implementation cited Nicholson's participation on several AALL programs and committees, his writings, his ongoing advocacy of the special roles played by law librarians in today's legal information environment, and his role as trustee of the Sacramento County Law Library. Shirley David (Director, Sacramento County Law Library, Sacramento, California) of the Working Group said, "We feel that Justice George Nicholson should be made an honorary member for his continued interest in furthering the law librarian's professional image. The message he brings across to our members is that we should see ourselves as proactive and valuable members of the legal community with much expertise that can be shared more widely."
The nomination will be voted on by the membership at the Business Meeting to be held at AALL's 90th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, July 19-24, 1997.
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.