Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Coordinator/Moderator/Speaker: Emily Feltren, American Association of Law Libraries
Speakers: Erik Beck, University of Colorado Law School Wm. A. Wise Law Library; Pam Brannon, Georgia State University College of Law Library; Richard Leiter, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Tracks: General or Core Programs; Teaching
The annual public policy update connects AALL members with the Government Relations Office (GRO), fellow advocates, and AALL’s three policy committees (Copyright, Digital Access to Legal Information, and Government Relations) to promote and strengthen the Association’s grassroots advocacy efforts. Participants will hear about AALL’s past and upcoming legislative priorities and have the opportunity to talk with the policy chairs and one another during small group sessions led by the committee chairs. Topics will include recent efforts for copyright reform in Congress, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, and changes at the Government Publishing Office and Library of Congress/Law Library of Congress that impact law libraries. Finally, the 2017 Public Access to Government Information Award will be presented to this year’s winner, Laura J. Orr.