ARCHIVED: AALL President Frank Houdek Issues Open Statement On Publisher Relations

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March 21, 1997

The statement details AALL's continuing efforts to represent the concerns of its members during this time of dramatic change in the legal information publishing environment. Topics covered in the statement include AALL's actions regarding the West-Thomson merger, the future for law librarians in this new environment, and what the AALL Executive Board has done--and will do--for its membership.

Additional copies of the statement are available on AALLNET, the Association's World Wide Web site, and from the AALL Executive Staff Office, 312/939-4764.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with 4,800 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.