Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Apocalypse Now, Donna Summers’ Hot Stuff, Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, the Sony Walkman is introduced, Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister, the Shah flees Iran, Three-Mile Island has a partial meltdown, Skylab falls into the Indian Ocean… what do these all have in common? 1979. (If you were born after 1979, ask your parents or grandparents to explain the significance of these events.) But the highlight of 1979 was the creation of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section.
Join us in Boston on Tuesday, July 13, at the Academic SIS reception at Harvard Law Library as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ALL-SIS! In addition to the traditional awards ceremony, the Anniversary Task Force has planned an evening of festivities. Check out the collection of academic law librarian photos and see how your colleagues have changed over the years. Help honor the past chairs of the section. Have a piece of anniversary cake.
Stop by the ALL-SIS table in the exhibit hall activities area and pick up your ALL-SIS 25th Anniversary ribbon to wear proudly during the annual meeting. Bone up on the history of the SIS and try your luck at the ALL-SIS trivia contest.
If you have photos of academic law librarians, or information on the history of the SIS, please let us know. Contact one of the Task Force members - Dan Freehling, Ted Potter, Ann Puckett, Ellen Platt or Merle Slyhoff - and help us celebrate 25 years of ALL-SIS.
Co-Chairs, ALL-SIS Anniversary Task Force