The Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (PLL/SIS) was established to promote interests and address issues of concern to those employed in private law firms and corporations. Presently, the PLL/SIS sponsors seven groups under its auspices: the Corporate Law Librarians, Independent Law Librarians, Records Management Law Librarians,Technical Services Law Librarians, Intellectual Property Librarians, Librarians Serving One-Person Law Libraries (OPLL) and Multi-location Librarians.
Activities of the PLL/SIS include: sponsoring a number of programs and workshops at the AALL Annual Meeting; working closely with AALL to promote law librarianship using materials such as the AALL Tool Kit; sponsoring educational programming for and exhibiting at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Legal Administrators; underwriting the costs associated with the AALL Representative to the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section; creating a New Members Packet to welcome newcomers to the Section; and funding scholarships and grants to assist members in need.
In addition to these projects, the Section created a Strategic Plan in the Fall of 1996 that will guide its activities until the year 2000. This plan identified six initiatives targeted to addressing the needs of the private law librarian, both within AALL and within the larger legal and librarian communities. Standing Committees include: Bylaws, Consumer Advocacy, Education, Grants, Mentoring, Newsletter Advisory, Nominations, Public Relations, Standards & Guidelines, and Technology, with additional Task Forces and Ad Hoc Committees as needed.
The Section has issued its own newsletter from 1978 to 1982, from 1985 to 1987, and from 1989 to the present. The current publication, PLL Perspectives, is quarterly, and is available to all section members as part of their membership.