AALL appoints official representatives to other law- and library-related associations in order to promote librarianship, increase the usefulness of law libraries, cultivate the science of law librarianship, and develop connections with groups sharing similar interests.

Although representatives are responsible to AALL as a whole, some special interest sections have been designated “oversight bodies” for the representatives to groups that have missions and goals that fall within their areas of interest.

TS-SIS is the oversight body for representatives to:

  • ALA ALCTS/CC:DA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access
  • ALA ALCTS/CCS Subject Analysis Committee

TS-SIS and OBS-SIS together form the joint oversight body for a representative to:

  • ALA ALCTS/MARBI (Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information Committee)

The TS-SIS Executive Board:

  • Submits recommendations to the AALL Executive Board for persons to fill vacancies in the representative positions named above.
  • Proposes the creation of new representative relationships to the AALL Executive Board, as appropriate. (See Related Document V, “AALL Representatives to External Organizations that Liaise with TS-SIS.”)
  • Proposes the discontinuance of a representative relationship to the AALL Executive Board, as appropriate.

The representatives:

  • Submit written annual reports for TSLL and/or the TS-SIS online discussion forum (
  • Arrange to have their reports posted on the TS-SIS website.
  • Distribute printed copies of the reports at the TS-SIS annual business meeting.
  • Present oral reports at the TS-SIS annual business meetings or at the meeting of the TS-SIS committee most closely related to their subject.

Revised July 2011; updated April 21, 2013