American Association of Law Libraries proposed name change

Readers may have seen reports recently that the board of the American Association of Law Libraries has proposed renaming the organisation as the Association for Legal Information. The final decision yet to be made by members, but this blog post from an American law librarian offers thoughtful commentary on the issue.

From her perspective, the name "librarian" is not necessarily neutral and may not be adequately inclusive. Moreover, in a profession so defined by constant change, it makes sense for the association to be open to new possibilities afforded by a new identity.

The full post offers more insights on the landscape of law librarianship in general.

What if the Australian Law Librarians' Association considered a similar change?

Hat tip:
ALLA(WA) Vice President - Natalie McDonald.
Legal Information Manager, Lavan Legal.


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