Elections were held this Spring for two positions
on the ALL-SIS Executive Board: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Secretary-Treasurer.
Running for the office of Vice-Chair/Chair Elect were Beth Smith, Assistant Director
& Head of Pubic Services, Ross-Blakely Law Library, Arizona State University
and Sally Wise, Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, University of
Miami Law Library. For the post of Secretary-Treasurer the candidates were: Kit
Kreilick, Associate Law Librarian for Technology, Leo T. Kissam Memorial Library,
Fordham University Law Library and Carole Hinchcliff, Associate Director, Moritz
Law Library, Ohio State University. Sally Wise, Law Librarian, University of Miami
School of Law, was elected as Vice Chair/Chair Elect and Kit Kreilick, Associate
Law Librarian for Technology, Fordham University, was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
Although the election is over, the candidate statements, which were provided
to ALL-SIS members and posted on the ALL-SIS web site, are set out below for
Statement of Beth Smith
I have been involved with ALL-SIS since I was a brand-new librarian. I am very
grateful to ALL-SIS for giving me that opportunity. I was the ALL-SIS webmaster
for several years, am now the outgoing Secretary/Treasurer, and would be honored
to serve as your Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. The best part about being active in
ALL-SIS is getting to know so many academic law librarians. However, there are
many academic law librarians who are not members of ALL-SIS or who are members
but do not participate in our activities. I hope we can change that. We have
many issues that are unique to us continuing status/tenure, ABA statistics,
the CALI research project, supporting law journals, etc. I look forward to continuing
to bring my energy and enthusiasm to this SIS, in whatever capacity.
Statement of Sally Wise
At this point in my career, I am the director of the law library at the University
of Miami. Previously I have been director of the law library at the University
of Nebraska and I have also held positions at the law libraries of Southern
Methodist University and Seattle University (formerly University of Puget Sound).
Along the way I have been active in various chapters and sections of AALL, and
have given my presentations, etc. So much for all that. ALL-SIS has been a very
active organization providing forums for education, investigation, discussion
and consideration of issues of interest to all academic law librarians. I would
like to continue these activities and also to encourage the section to consider
entering into beneficial partnerships with related organizations both within
and without AALL.
Statement of Kristine (Kit) Kreilick
I've been an academic law librarian my entire career. As the Academic SIS,
I think we need to focus on academic interests - not to the exclusion of other
types of libraries or areas of practice such as "Readers' Services"-but
in ways that complement what is being done in the other sections. We need to
rise to Rosalie Sanderson's challenge to find "new and interesting ways
to make our libraries relevant to today's students and faculties." (See
the Message From the Chair, Spring 2002 Newsletter) As we do that, we will not only benefit ourselves and the academic environments in which we work, but others in our association who will be working with our alumni. It is my hope that I can contribute to that effort as Secretary-Treasurer of ALL-SIS.
ALL-SIS has several good projects and some good momentum going now and I would
like to see that continue. The Survey on Library Support for Journals is a great
idea; I daresay we are all facing challenges in our support of our journals
as the number of journals grows and our budgets do not! We have made a good
start towards developing a collection of CALI exercises in Legal Research and
we need to keep that effort going so that research instructors will have a variety
of exercises from which to choose on each topic. Our programs at the annual
meeting often provide some of the best content of the conference. Let's keep
up the good work and find new and interesting ways to make the AAL-SIS relevant
to our colleagues in AALL as well as ourselves.
Statement of Carole Hinchcliff
I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of
the ALL-SIS. In my career as an academic law librarian, the Academic SIS has
provided me with a variety of invaluable professional development opportunities
such as being mentored, serving as a mentor, sponsoring my annual meeting program
proposals and participating in a variety of round table discussions. I have
been privileged to learn from a variety of knowledgeable and dedicated academic
Serving as Secretary/Treasurer, I intend to support the work of the ALL-SIS
officers and current committee volunteers. I am eager to continue "creating
connections" by promoting membership and encouraging participation, especially
by newer members, in the ALL-SIS. I am poised to pitch in-after all, isn't pitching
in what makes the ALL-SIS work best?