Liaisons to Vendors


Bloomberg Law

Thomas Hemstock
Research, Instructions and Acquisitions Librarian
Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

Thomson Reuters

Elizabeth Outler
Assistant Director of Technical Services
Oliver B. Spellman Law Library
Southern University Law Center
PO Box 9294
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Ashley Ahlbrand
Assistant Director for Public Services
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN, 47405

Wolters Kluwer

Cynthia Condit
Reference & Circulation Librarian and Professor of Practice
Supervisor, Law Library Fellows
Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library
James E. Rogers College of Law
The University of Arizona
1201 E. Speedway Blvd., P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176

Qualifications For Liaisons

  1. Liaisons will be chosen by the CRIV Chair in consultation with the CRIV Vice-Chair and the AALL President
  2. The CRIV Chair will consult CRIV members' committee applications and conflict of interest forms when choosing liaisons
  3. Liaisons will be members of the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee
  4. Liaisons must not be currently employed by a vendor
  5. Liaisons must meet at least one of the four criteria:
    1. Currently serves as CRIV Chair
    2. Currently serves as CRIV Vice-Chair
    3. Served at least one year on the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee
    4. Worked directly with vendors on a day-to-day basis for at least two years

Responsibilities of Liaisons

  1. Liaisons will review AALL's antitrust policies at the beginning of their term and consult with AALL staff as necessary. This includes AALL's Vendor Relations Policy and AALL's Antitrust FAQs
  2. Liaisons will be assigned a single vendor for the year
  3. Liaisons will serve as the primary contact for their assigned vendor when the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee responds to Requests for Assistance
  4. Liaisons will schedule semi-annual conference calls with the vendor. The agenda for the call will be initiated by the CRIV liaison, and all participants can submit agenda items. The agenda will be approved by all parties prior to the call.

    Participants will include:

    1. The assigned liaison for that vendor
    2. The AALL Executive Director
    3. The primary library relations contact for that vendor
    4. If necessary, one or more additional representatives of the vendor or the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee

    Topics for discussion will include:

    1. Information from the vendor they believe pertinent to AALL and law libraries
    2. An update on AALL programs and activities of interest to the vendor
    3. Requests for Assistance that have been submitted
    4. Topics of interest related to the work of the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee
    5. Recent or upcoming changes or developments regarding the vendor's products or policies
    6. Other issues of relevance to the discussion.
  5. Liaisons will be responsible for the following reports and communications after each conference call:
    1. Written report to the AALL Executive Board
    2. Verbal report to the CRIV Advocacy Subcommittee
    3. Written report for The CRIV Sheet and/or CRIV Blog