Category: State Working Group

Our Future is Mapped: Join the Ride

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By , July 30, 2010 4:23 pm

by Tina Ching

It is an excellent time to be involved in AALL policy related activities.  Various events held at the AALL annual meeting in Denver highlighted some of the issues that are important to us as law librarians and demonstrated how at the state level you are needed to help advance the objectives of our organization.

AALL Vision 2010-2013 states, “Law librarians, possessing unique education and training, have the special responsibility to promote permanent public access, authentication, and preservation of public domain government information.”  There were several programs at the annual meeting this year, related to this part of our organization’s strategic direction that reflected the movement in this area and the need for involvement from our members.  Here are just some of the highlights: Continue reading 'Our Future is Mapped: Join the Ride'»

Response to the WAC and Session Laws Publication Survey

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By , July 30, 2010 9:48 am

Joint statement from the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the American Association of Law Libraries Washington State Working Group To Ensure Access to Electronic Legal Information:

Although we understand that severe state budget cuts and increased publishing costs factor into the decision to eliminate print publications, we believe without appropriate safeguards, discontinuing the print versions of the Washington Session Laws and Administrative Code will have a negative impact on the ability to access and utilize these very important government publications. Such changes present serious concerns to the law libraries in the state of Washington, library users, and the preservation of the history of our state. Continue reading 'Response to the WAC and Session Laws Publication Survey'»

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