American Association of Law Libraries
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The American Association of Law Libraries "is a nonprofit educational organization with over 5,000 members nationwide. AALL's mission is to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information and information policy."
History and Vision
AALL was founded in 1906. The American Association of Law Libraries' vision is to be
"a thriving professional association whose members and libraries-whether physical or virtual legal information services-are recognized as critical to the success of their organizations and as central to society. AALL members possess the knowledge and skills to maintain effectiveness in a constantly changing legal environment. Since the ready availability of legal information is a necessary requirement for a just and democratic society, AALL and its members advocate and work toward fair and equitable access to authentic current and historic legal information, and educate and train library users to be knowledgeable and skilled legal information consumers."
The primary publication produced by AALL is the quarterly Law Library Journal. The Law Library Journal has been the official publication of AALL since 1908 and contains scholarly articles on law, legal materials, legal research, and librarianship. The AALL also produces a monthly electronic newsletter as well as a monthly magazine, The AALL Spectrum.
Sources and notes
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- "AALL chronology". Retrieved 9 November 2013.
- "American Association of Law Libraries". Retrieved 10 October 2013.
- "American Association of Law Libraries Law Library Journal". Aallnet.org. Retrieved 2014-02-07.