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June 25, 1999

Social Responsibilities SIS Is Proud To Sponsor AALL Volunteer Opportunities At Annual Meeting

"A Capital Contribution: Law Librarians Serving the District" is the title for the Social Responsibilities volunteer opportunity debuting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 21. The Social Responsibilities SIS is sponsoring a chance for law librarians to spend time during the Annual Meeting reading to children, trouble-shooting computers and processing books in the D.C. Public School system.

Teams of volunteers will visit schools in two shifts - one leaving the Convention Center after the first morning session at 10:00 a.m. and returning by 12:30 p.m., and the second one leaving around 12:30 p.m. and returning in time for the General Business Meeting at 3:00 p.m. You may sign up in advance by e-mailing Karen Westwood, SR-SIS Chair at, or you may sign up at the SR-SIS table in the Exhibit Hall.

When asked about the benefits of a volunteer project, Carol Billings, Director of the Law Library of Louisiana, responds, "It's good for our profession to be seen by the community doing things for people. That attracts good, caring people to our profession, and signals that libraries and the justice system are valuable things".

At the Social Responsibilities SIS table in the Exhibit Hall Activities Area, members will be collecting new books appropriate for kindergarten through twelfth grade children. All AALL members are encouraged to purchase one or more books to bring along in their suitcases so project volunteers can deliver them on Wednesday, July 21. Anyone needing suggestions for books to buy, contact Carol Billings at for information.

The Social Responsibilities SIS is proud to sponsor this event for AALL and hope that many of you will join us on the 21st!

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 over 4,600 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. For more information, visit AALLNET, the official AALL web site, at