AALL eBriefing / AALL 2019 Candidates Forum Recordings

CANDIDATES FORUM RECORDINGS

The recordings from the AALL 2019 Candidates Forum for Executive Board held on September 12, 2019 and the Candidates Forum for Secretary held on September 17, 2019 are now available.

CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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  • Susan David deMaine
  • Stacy Etheredge
  • Sarah Morris
  • Jeff B. Woodmansee

Candidates for Secretary

Access the recording

  • Mary Jenkins
  • Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

CANDIDATES FORUM FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

Learn more about the candidates before voting opens on Tuesday, October 1.

Register now for the candidates forum for president-elect. It is scheduled for September 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), and members are encouraged to participate in the moderated forum by submitting questions in advance to candidatesforum@aall.org.

Members will also have the opportunity to ask a question during the forums via live chat. Ronald E. Wheeler Jr., chair of the Nominations Committee, will serve as moderator for the forum.

Candidates for President-Elect

  • Elaine M. Egan
  • Diane M. Rodriguez

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Read the Q&A with candidates from the July/August issue of AALL Spectrum and the candidate biographies and statements on AALLNET.

AALL eBriefing / Executive Board Candidates Forums

AALL EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUMS

The AALL Executive Board election is quickly approaching, and three candidates’ forums are scheduled in advance of the election. Learn more about the candidates before voting opens on Tuesday, October 1. Members are encouraged to participate in the moderated forums by submitting questions in advance to candidatesforum@aall.org. Please indicate which candidate forum you would like your question directed.

Members will also have the opportunity to ask a question during the forums via live chat. Ronald E. Wheeler Jr., chair of the Nominations Committee, will serve as moderator for the forums.

Candidates Forum for Executive Board

September 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD

  • Susan David deMaine
  • Stacy Etheredge
  • Sarah Morris
  • Jeff B. Woodmansee

Candidates Forum for Secretary

September 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY

  • Mary Jenkins
  • Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

Candidates Forum for President-Elect

September 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. (CDT)
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CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT

  • Elaine M. Egan
  • Diane M. Rodriguez

FORMAT

  • Each candidate will make an opening statement
  • Each question will be posed to each candidate
  • Questions submitted in advance will be shared with the candidates prior to the forums
  • Forums will be recorded and available on AALLNET

QUESTIONS

  • Members are limited to one question each and will not be identified
  • Questions should be related to AALL, law librarianship, and a candidate’s work experience
  • Questions can be submitted via live chat during the forum

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Read the Q&A with candidates from the July/August issue of AALL Spectrum and the candidate biographies and statements on AALLNET.

AALL eBriefing / Voting Results for Proposed Revisions to AALL Bylaws & Ethical Principles

The AALL Executive Board approved several revisions to the AALL Bylaws and the AALL Ethical Principles during its April 2019 meeting. Notice of these revisions were shared with the membership in an eBriefing on May 7. The proposed revisions were sent to members for a vote on July 29 and voting was open through August 29. The results of the elections are below:

AALL BYLAWS PROPOSED REVISIONS

The proposed revisions to Article VI., Nominations and Elections; Article IX., Committees, Other Organizations, and Representatives; and Article X., Special Interest Sections of the AALL Bylaws have passed. Of the 538 ballots returned, 92.3 percent, voted in favor of the revisions to the AALL Bylaws.

AALL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES PROPOSED REVISIONS

The proposed revisions to the AALL Ethical Principles have passed. Of the 538 ballots returned, 92.2 percent, voted in favor of the revisions to the Ethical Principles.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Please email AALL at leadership@aall.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Sincerely,

Luis Acosta
AALL Secretary

AALL eBriefing / AALL’s New Partnership Aims to Preserve Historical Records

In order to preserve the history of AALL and promote the understanding of its role in the development of law librarianship, an agreement was signed in 1980 establishing the AALL Archives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Archives collects, arranges, and describes AALL records that represent the history of AALL and its members. While some materials have been digitized under this agreement with the University of Illinois and Hein Company, significant portions of historical records remain in print form and obsolete media formats.

In 2018, as AALL President, I established an Archives Review Special Taskforce co-chaired by AALL members, Thomas Mills, Notre Dame Law School and Michael Widener, Yale Law School, to examine the current state of the archives. One of the recommendations flowing from the report of the special committee was to proceed with a digitization of materials at the no-cost option offered by the well-regarded and established LLMC Digital. LLMC is a nonprofit consortium of law libraries whose expertise and mission focuses on the digitization and preservation of legal content.

The collaboration with LLMC Digital will ensure that the association’s historical records are preserved and digitized on an open access platform, greatly enhancing discoverability and access for our members and other researchers. Further details for members and chapters will be forthcoming. We are very excited about this partnership.

Femi Cadmus
AALL President

AALL eBriefing / 2019 Candidates Announced

CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION

The Nominations Committee presents the following slate of candidates for various positions on AALL’s Executive Board. Members will vote for one candidate to serve as vice president/ president-elect, one candidate to serve as secretary, and two candidates to serve as Executive Board members. The election will be held October 1 to October 31, and successful candidates will begin their terms in July 2020. Results will be announced on November 1.

VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT­-ELECT

Elaine Egan
Director of Global Libraries & Information Services
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY

Diane M. Rodriguez
Assistant Director
San Francisco Law Library
San Francisco, CA

SECRETARY

Mary Jenkins
Manager, Research Solutions
Accufile, Inc.
Lexington, MA

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Assistant Professor
San José State University
San José, CA

BOARD MEMBERS

Susan deMaine
Associate Director
Ruth Lilly Law Library
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN

Stacy Etheredge
Interim Director, Law Library
Associate Professor of Law
University of Idaho College of Law
Boise, ID

Sarah Morris
Senior Strategic Legal Insights Analyst
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Jeff B. Woodmansee
Associate Professor of Law Librarianship
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
William H. Bowen School of Law
Little Rock, AR

The “Meet the Candidates” session will take place at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Washington, DC, on Monday, July 15, from 8:45 ­to 9:45 a.m., at the AALL Member Services Pavilion, located in the Exhibit Hall. In July, biographies and statements of all Executive Board candidates will be posted on AALLNET. As provided in the AALL Bylaws, Section VI 2(3), a member may also be nominated for any office by submitting to the secretary, no later than 30 days after the date of this notice, a nominating petition signed by two percent of the members and the nominee’s written acceptance.

Congratulations to all of our candidates!

AALL eBriefing / Notice of Proposed Revisions to AALL Bylaws & Ethical Principles

AALL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BYLAWS & ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

During the April 2019 Executive Board Meeting, the Board approved several revisions to AALL’s Bylaws and Ethical Principles. Please see below for additional details.

AALL BYLAWS PROPOSED REVISIONS

The AALL Executive Board approved proposed revisions to Article VI., Nominations and Elections; Article IX., Committees, Other Organizations, and Representatives; and Article X., Special Interest Sections of the AALL Bylaws. The proposed revisions may be reviewed here.

The following summarizes the proposed AALL Bylaws amendments that will be voted on by the AALL membership.

  1. Proposed amendments to article VI, section 1, paragraph 2, reflect current practice of the AALL Vice-President Elect appointing members to the Nominations Committee and timing of the approval by the AALL Executive Board.
  2. The proposed amendment to article VI, section 1, paragraph 4 reflects current practice of the appointment of the AALL immediate past president as vice-chair of the Nominations Committee, the term for which commences upon his or her rotation off the Executive Board in July.
  3. Proposed amendments to article VI, section 2 adjust certain dates for Executive Board nominations.
  4. The proposed amendment to article VI, section 3 reflects that the official ballot is prepared by AALL Headquarters staff and approved by the Secretary.
  5. Proposed amendments to article VI, section 4 reflect that elections are now primarily electronic. The proposal in paragraph 2 that tabulators counting hand ballots are members not only of the AALL but also the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) reflects current practice, and eliminates travel costs.
  6. The proposed amendments to article IX, sections 1 and 3, reflect that some types of committees and other organizations are created by the AALL President in consultation with the Executive Board.
  7. The proposed amendments to article X, sections 5 and 9, provide for a range of corrective measures for Special Interest Sections’ compliance with AALL and SISs bylaws.

AALL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES PROPOSED REVISIONS

The AALL Executive Board approved proposed revisions to the AALL Ethical Principles. AALL President Femi Cadmus appointed a special committee to review and update the current ethical principles for the Association which were last revised in 1999. The proposed revisions may be reviewed here.

All revisions to the AALL Bylaws and the AALL Ethical Principles will be voted on by the AALL membership. This announcement will serve as the beginning of the 60-day notice period to members as required by the AALL Bylaws. Electronic voting will open on Monday, July 29, 2019 and will remain open through Thursday, August 29, 2019. The results of the vote will be announced on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Please email AALL at leadership@aall.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Sincerely,

Luis Acosta
AALL Secretary