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This blog provides a space for conversations about articles and ideas found in AALL Spectrum, the monthly magazine of the American Association of Law Libraries. The previous blog was located at aallspectrum.wordpress.com.
11/5/2012 9:12:27 AM

The Reference Desk

Q: Help me, please. I’m caught between my supervisor and our director. I really like my job, and I’m lucky to have it. I received my M.L.I.S. about 18 months ago and found a job in the city where I live. My supervisor and I get along all right, and I’ve learned a lot from her. I don’t have much contact with my director, but she has always been courteous to me and appreciative of my work. Recently, my supervisor asked if I would present with her at the AALL conference, and I was thrilled. I was nervous about being in front of so many librarians, but my supervisor was to do the majority of the presentation.

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11/5/2012 9:11:13 AM

Washington Brief - A Look at the Lame Duck

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2012—With so much focus on the election, it may be easy to forget that the 112th Congress has not yet finished its legislative session. Over the course of the next few weeks, the House and Senate—along with a few select state legislatures—will convene to wrap up their legislative business in what is known as a “lame duck session.” A lame duck session of Congress occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected but before the term of the current Congress ends on January 3.

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11/5/2012 9:09:24 AM

From the President - Value: What's Association Got to Do With It?

Actually, “association” has got a lot to do with what AALL and its members collectively accomplish and do well. Creating value within the professional context is a multifaceted undertaking. Law librarians working as a unified community provide value internally to our members and externally to the larger legal community. Our task this year is to rethink our value in our changing environments.

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