ARCHIVED: World Trade Center Tragedy September 11, 2001

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September 14, 2001

Message Sent on September 14, 2001 

AALL President Barbara Bintliff, the Executive Board and staff would like to express their immense concerns for the law librarians who worked in the World Trade Center and surrounding areas. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to everyone affected by this despicable crime.

It is our hope that law librarians in Washington, D.C. and New York will keep the Association informed as news about law librarians becomes available.

We are all struggling with an overwhelming sense of sorrow and helplessness. Sharing concerns and thoughts seems to be one way to cope with and overcome the trauma of this terrible tragedy.

Message Sent on September 13, 2001

On behalf of AALL, I want to express our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to members of the LLAGNY and LLSDC chapters and all other law librarians in both New York and Washington, D.C. I know how inadequate words can be; I hope you understand that we are grieving with you. Although we feel helpless to deal with this tragedy from afar, one thing we can do is join together as a community to offer comfort, support, and whatever assistance you need in performing your jobs under these trying circumstances. Please let your members know that their colleagues in AALL and law librarianship stand ready to assist however possible. Please call on us. We want to help.


Barbara Bintliff

AALL President