AALL eBriefing / Call for Executive Board Nominations


We need your input. The AALL Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming Executive Board election. AALL Executive Board members work with the membership to improve the Association and the legal information profession as a whole.

This spring, the AALL Nominations Committee will present to the membership a slate of candidates for the 2020 election. They will choose two candidates for the position of vice president/president-elect (2021-2022), and four candidates for two open seats on the Executive Board (2021-2024).

For the 2020 election, ballots will be distributed electronically to all voting members of the Association on October 1. The ballots will be verified at AALL Headquarters at the beginning of November and election results will be announced once candidates have been notified.

To nominate yourself or an AALL colleague, access the nomination form on AALLNET. Nominations are due Friday, February 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

AALL eBriefing / AALL Executive Board Election Results


I am pleased to announce the results of the 2019 AALL Executive Board Election. This year, 914 AALL members (25%) cast ballots and elected the following:

(JULY 2020-JULY 2021)

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

(JULY 2020-JULY 2023)

Mary Jenkins
Director, Research Solutions
Senior Law Librarian
Accufile, Inc.
Lexington, MA

(JULY 2020-JULY 2023)

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

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

Congratulations to our successful candidates and thank you to all who ran for office. It is this commitment and dedication that makes the profession, and especially AALL, a strong and vibrant community.


Luis Acosta
AALL Secretary

AALL eBriefing / Save the Date – AALL Connection

To keep members informed of the Association’s activities, AALL will be holding virtual updates three times a year, starting this November. The first update will be held after the Fall AALL Executive Board meeting in Chicago.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. (CST) – 1:00 p.m. (CST)
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This session will be recorded and made available to members on AALLNET.

We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time to leadership@aall.org. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions via live chat, if time permits. We look forward to connecting with you!


Michelle Cosby
AALL President

AALL eBriefing / AALL to Sign on to Amicus Brief in Copyright Case Before the Supreme Court

As part of AALL’s commitment to support open access to legal information, I would like to share with you that AALL will sign on to an amicus brief with other national library associations in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc. This case addresses the question of whether the government edicts doctrine extends to works that lack the force of law, such as the annotations in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA), and therefore cannot be copyrighted. This case has significant implications for law libraries and access to legal information.

One of AALL’s legislative priorities is that government information should be in the public domain and available to the public without restriction. In addition to supporting our legislative priorities, this brief emphasizes how law libraries provide access to and preserve the law, and demonstrates why law libraries are specially impacted by the issues at stake. Other associations signing on to this brief are the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

While the brief that AALL is signing on to is for organizations only, AALL members may join briefs accepting individual signatures.

For questions, please email leadership@aall.org.


Michelle Cosby
AALL President

AALL eBriefing / AALL 2019 Candidates Forum Recordings


Voting opens on Tuesday, October 1. Learn more about the candidates be accessing the recordings from the candidate forums below, read the Q&A with candidates from the July/August issue of AALL Spectrum, and the candidate biographies and statements.


Access the recording

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

Candidates for Secretary

Access the recording

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

Candidates for President-Elect

Access the recording

  • Elaine M. Egan
  • Diane M. Rodriguez