Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Law Librarians Take Seattle

Hundreds of law librarians will converge on the Washington State Convention Center this weekend for the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries.

What? You didn't realize that there are hundreds of law librarians? Yes indeed; thousands, in fact!
Today, with over 5,000 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.
The librarians will be attending programs on a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few program titles:
  • American Indian Law: Access and Collections, featuring our own Bob Anderson
  • Copyright and Digital Images: "If It's on the Web, I Can Use It, Right?"
  • iCame, iSaw, iConquered: Our Year with the iPad
  • Lifting the Veil: How to Effectively Research Foreign Customary Law
  • Respect for Marriage: Equal Protection for Same-Sex Couples in Washington State and Before the U.S. Supreme Court, UW Law professor Peter Nicolas is speaking
  • State Constitutions: Current, Historical, and How They Change
Committee meetings, the Exhibit Hall, social functions, and lots of networking are also on the agenda. The event begins on Saturday, July 13th, and ends on Tuesday, July 16.

The UW School of Law and the Gallagher Law Library are hosting a reception for the Academic Law Libraries group on Sunday evening. We expect about 300 people and are looking forward to showing many of them our beautiful Library.

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