ARCHIVED: The Theme for The 91st Annual Meeting at the Anaheim

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December 17, 1997


The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) will hold its 91st Annual Meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, July 11-16, 1998.

The theme for the meeting is "New Horizons," referring to law librarians' constant learning and adapting to ever-changing realities or "horizons," and the opportunities these realities offer. Inspired by this theme, the Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee has chosen to focus on four topics throughout the Meeting--Management, Information, Technology, and Law--and each main topic or "horizon" will be addressed by a prestigious plenary speaker.

The meeting's keynote speaker will be John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, member of the board of directors for the online service The WELL, and lyricist for the Grateful Dead. A respected force in the electronic community, Yahoo Magazine has called Barlow "the Thomas Jefferson of the Internet." His knowledge of information technology and its impact on legal information will set a provocative tone for the whole meeting.

General information and a program announcement about the Anaheim meeting can be obtained by contacting the AALL Executive Staff Office at 312/939-4764 or aallhq@aall.org.

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 over 4,800 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.