American Association of Law Libraries retains name

On 11th February, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) reported that: "the proposal to change the name of American Association of Law Libraries to the Association for Legal Information has failed by a vote of 1998 (80.11 percent) opposed, to 496 (19.89 percent) in favor."

As previously mentioned on this blog, there has been a lot of debate in the profession about whether the name "librarian" adequately captures or even limits librarians' / information professionals' skills and contributions to their organisations in the legal field. It is clear where AALL members' views currently lie, but the discussion is ongoing.

Further thoughts can be found on 3 Geeks and a Law Blog from incoming vice-president / president-elect Greg Lambert.


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