SWALL Libraries

Membership Information

The SWALL membership year runs from June 1 to May 31. Dues must be received by September 1st if you wish to be included in the annual SWALL membership directory. To join SWALL or to renew your membership, send in your check along with this invoice by September 1, 2014 to the SWALL Treasurer. Life members and student members do not owe dues, but please fill out the first page of the invoice for a membership record. Please follow the guidelines below to make sure your invoice is processed correctly:

Mail the form and your membership dues to the SWALL Treasurer at:

Southwestern Association of Law Libraries
Katy Stein Badeaux, Treasurer
12 Law Library
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6054

If you have any questions regarding SWALL membership, please contact Mon Yin Lung.

Membership Categories and Dues

Individual Membership ($15): Any person interested in law librarianship and currently, or within the last 7 years, employed at least 30% of full time to perform professional work by either: 1) a law library, a state library, an American Library Association accredited library school, or a general library having a separately maintained law section; or 2) an individual or organization providing professional librarian services to law libraries, shall become an individual member upon payment of annual dues. However, if the person is currently employed by a legal publisher or vendor, he/she cannot be an individual member even if employed within the last 7 years under this section. If an individual member moves or changes employers, this membership moves with the member IF the member notifies the SWALL Membership Committee of the change of address. Individual members can vote.

Institutional Membership ($15/person, up to $150): Any law library, state library, American Library Association accredited library school, or institution having a separately maintained law library may become an institutional member upon payment of annual dues. The Board of Directors is empowered to determine whether the institution applying for membership qualifies. If a individual leaves the institution, the institutional membership stays with the position. Designated institutional members can vote.

Associate Membership ($15): Any person who does not qualify as an individual member or who is currently employed by a legal publisher or vendor is an associate member. Associate members are non-voting members.

Life Membership (free): At any business meeting, the members may, by a vote of 2/3 of those present and voting, elect to life membership those who have been members of the corporation for at least five years, but who have retired from active library work. Someone who is currently working for a legal publisher or vendor is not “retired.” Life members can vote. For a list of life members, see the Life Membership page.

Student Membership (free): Any person enrolled in an American Library Association accredited library school may become a student member by submitting a membership form. Membership in this category is limited to four consecutive years. Student members are non-voting members.