ARCHIVED: Author Stephen Carter to Deliver Keynote Address at AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore

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February 18, 1997


Stephen Carter, author of the widely acclaimed 1993 book, The Culture of Disbelief, will deliver the keynote address at the American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) 90th Annual Meeting Luncheon on Monday, July 21, 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Carter, the William Nelson Professor of Law at Yale University, has become known for his stance on complex social issues. His newest book, Integrity, received raves from Senator Bill Bradley, John Cardinal O'Connor, and Marian Wright Edelman, among others. In addition, he has written for law reviews and other publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. Carter was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. In addition, he was appointed by President Bush to the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal.

Drawing from current events and personal experience, Carter will offer a vision of integrity that has implications for all human interactions, including business, politics and personal relationships. With expertise in constitutional law, intellectual property and contracts, he will discuss the difficulties involved in trying to legislate integrity as well as the possibilities for teaching it.

The AALL Annual Meeting is the central educational event for AALL members.

This historic 90th Meeting promises 55 cutting-edge educational programs, covering such topics as Career and Organizational Change for the Millennium, Library Design in the Age of Technology, Library Intranets, and the "Nutshells" of Online Research with Netscape.

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. Today, with 4,700 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.