MichALL
Michigan Chapter 
American Association of Law Libraries 

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The Michigan Association of Law Libraries (MichALL) was formed on 9/16/1976 at a meeting held in conjunction with a meeting of the Michigan State Bar Association in Southfield, Michigan. (55 Michigan Bar Journal 819 (1976)).  

At that time a steering committee chaired by Georgia A. Clark, Wayne State University, was formed. Georgia became the first President.  The first meeting of the new organization was held on 3/9/1977 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The chapter was incorporated in the State of Michigan  on 10/1/1981. MichALL became a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries in the early 1980's.

The membership represent academic, law firm, court, bar, public, government and corporate libraries.  Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids are well represented with the remainder of the membership distributed throughout the state of Michigan.

MichALL holds an annual meeting in the Spring.   The Board meets bimonthly.  Both educational programs and a business meeting are conducted at the annual meeting. Education programs have covered a broad variety of areas of law librarianship.  MichALL has held several joint meetings with Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, and has participated in the regional meeting in Albany (1987), Chicago (1989) Columbus (1992)  Toronto (1996) and Milwaukee (1998)

 

The Presidents of MichALL
 
Georgia Clark 1976-77 Virginia Wise 1989-90
Charles B. Wolfe 1977-78 Lorraine Lorne 1990-91
Linda Schweizer 1978-79 Janice Selberg 1991-92
Peter Schanck 1979-80 Judith Anspach 1992-93
Emelyn House 1980-81 Marianne Maher 1993-94
Kathleen Friedman 1981-82 Mary Lou Calvin 1994-95
Duncan Webb 1982-83 Kathryn Vance 1995-96
Marjorie C. Wilcox 1983-84 Randy Diamond 1996-97
Charles B. Wolfe 1984-85 Jan Bissett 1997-98
Bernice C. Frank 1985-86 Shannon Mitchell 1998-99
Lane Fichtenau 1986-87 Kathleen Gamache 1999-00
Peter Kempel 1987-88 Joan Byerly 2000-01
Byron D. Cooper 1988-89 Mary Karpinski 2001-02
    Duane Strojny 2002-03
 

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