ARCHIVED: Nominations Committee Chooses Candidates For 2002 Elections

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August 16, 2001

The wait is over. After several months of consideration, the AALL Nominations Committee has selected the slate of candidates for the 2002 Executive Board elections.

Candidates for the office of vice president/president-elect:

Janis L. Johnston, director of the law library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kathie Sullivan, reference librarian at Downs Rachlin and Martin PLL

Candidates for the office of secretary:

Catherine Lemann, associate director of the Law Library of Louisiana

Bridget Dacres, library director at Preston Gates and Ellis LLP

Candidates for two positions as members of the Executive Board:

Ann Fessenden, circuit librarian at the U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit Library

Sandra Marz, law library director at the Washoe County Law Library

Nina Platt, director of library services at Faegre and Benson LLP

Leonette Williams, associate director for collections and technical services at the University of Southern California Barnett Information Technology Center and Call Law Library

The candidates' statements and biographies will appear in the December 2001 issue of AALL Spectrum.

In accordance with its charge, the committee has identified candidates that reflect the diversity of AALL's membership, to ensure that the members of the Executive Board represent a balance of library types, geographic locations, genders and minorities.

The deadline for receipt of petition candidates at AALL Headquarters is March 1, 2002.

Ballots will be mailed to all voting members on March 4, 2002. AALL Headquarters must receive the marked ballots by April 5. On April 8, the ballots will be tabulated at Headquarters. The election results will be announced immediately thereafter.

The Association extends its appreciation to the members of the 2001 Nominations Committee for developing this strong slate of candidates.

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 more than 5,000 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 about the Association, visit AALLNET, the official AALL web site, at