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9/19/2014 5:51:28 PM

Dreaming of a Green Conference…

As an environmentalist and a law librarian it can be a real challenge marrying two somewhat disparate identities.  This marriage seems to be the most difficult at AALL’s Annual Conference and Chapter meetings because sustainability issues often fall by the wayside to our fabulous programming, receptions, and parties.  That being said, the new Social Responsibilities SIS Environmental Taskforce and the Environmental Libraries Caucus  have teamed up to raise awareness, promote sustainable solutions, and to hopefully work towards a greener and more sustainable conference in Philadelphia in 2015.

The Taskforce is currently focused on the following issues:

  • Developing a survey to sample AALL member interest in sustainability.
  • Drafting an AALL Sustainability Resolution.
  • Proposing sustainability related programming for the 2015 Annual Conference.
  • Developing best practices standards for implementing sustainable practices in the law library setting.

The Taskforce is still looking for members so if you are interested in contributing please contact David Selden, National Indian Law Library/NARF at dselden@narf.org.

For those AALL members interested in learning more about sustainability (especially in the library context) below please find a list of resources:


Taryn L. Rucinski
Environmental Law Librarian
& Adjunct Professor of Law
Pace University School of Law
White Plains, NY


Posted By Taryn Rucinski at 9/19/2014 5:51:28 PM  0 Comments
6/10/2014 11:49:26 AM

Spring 2014 SR-SIS Newsletter Available

The Spring edition of the SR-SIS Newsletter is available!  There is a lot going on in this special interest section.  The Committee on Services to Prisoners is calling for involvement, a new standing committee on disability issues should be coming soon, and they’re gearing up for the annual book drive.  You’ll also find book reviews, a list of annual meeting programs by SR-SIS members, and proposed bylaws revisions (polls open June 2-13).

Posted By Kristen Moore at 6/10/2014 11:49:26 AM  0 Comments