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Bylaws Vote Results

The proposal to change the name of American Association of Law Libraries to the Association for Legal Information has failed by a vote of 1998 (80.11 percent) opposed, to 496 (19.89 percent) in favor. A record number of members voted on this proposal, with 59.51 percent casting a ballot.

The votes were verified this morning by two members, who served as the election tellers.

A virtual town hall to provide time for further discussion and to answer any questions you may have will be held on Tuesday, February 23, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (CST). You must register to attend the town hall, and registration is open now.

Thank you to all who voted. The recommendation to change the name of the Association has started a conversation about the future of AALL, and the profession as a whole, that we hope to continue. We want to spend time this year discussing the future of law librarians in more detail. More information about this will be announced in the near future.

Ballot Survey Results
Of those who cast ballots, 90.96 percent chose to respond to our survey. Here are the results:

Type of library where currently employed:

  • Corporate – 35 (1.55%)
  • Court – 95 (4.20%)
  • County – 84 (3.71%)
  • Government – 136 (6.01%)
  • Independent – 16 (0.71%)
  • Law Firm – 724 (31.99%)
  • Law School – 1010 (44.63%)
  • Public – 15 (0.66%)
  • Solo – 2 (0.09%)
  • State – 11 (0.49%)
  • Student – 4 (0.17%)
  • Retired – 63 (2.78%)
  • Unemployed – 11 (0.49%)
  • Other – 57 (2.52%)

Years an AALL member:

  • 0-5 years – 475 (20.99%)
  • 6-10 years – 372 (16.44%)
  • 11-15 years – 375 (16.57%)
  • 16 or more years – 1041 (46.00%)

Sincerely,
Keith Ann Stiverson
AALL President