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The AALL Spectrum® blog is published by the American Association of Law Libraries. Submissions from AALL members and other members of the legal community are highly encouraged. Opinions and editorial views expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of AALL. AALL does not assume any responsibility for statements advanced by contributors. Previously, the AALL Spectrum Blog was located at aallspectrum.wordpress.com.

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11/5/2012 9:11:13 AM

Washington Brief - A Look at the Lame Duck

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2012—With so much focus on the election, it may be easy to forget that the 112th Congress has not yet finished its legislative session. Over the course of the next few weeks, the House and Senate—along with a few select state legislatures—will convene to wrap up their legislative business in what is known as a “lame duck session.” A lame duck session of Congress occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected but before the term of the current Congress ends on January 3.


Posted By Mark Estes at 11/5/2012 9:11:13 AM  0 Comments
11/5/2012 9:09:24 AM

From the President - Value: What's Association Got to Do With It?

Actually, “association” has got a lot to do with what AALL and its members collectively accomplish and do well. Creating value within the professional context is a multifaceted undertaking. Law librarians working as a unified community provide value internally to our members and externally to the larger legal community. Our task this year is to rethink our value in our changing environments.

Posted By Mark Estes at 11/5/2012 9:09:24 AM  0 Comments
11/5/2012 9:07:38 AM

From the Editor - Perceptual Set

Dead ended! The popular internet map service directions told me to turn right, but instead of taking me to another road, it led to a concrete wall. This frustrating experience happened because a paving project forced me to either “expect delays” on my usual bicycle ride to work or find an alternate route.


Posted By Mark Estes at 11/5/2012 9:07:38 AM  0 Comments