July/August 2006 issue
AALL Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri
Association of Law
Libraries (AALL) held
its 2006 meeting July
9-12 in St. Louis. The
provides law librarians
from around the
country the opportunity to attend numerous
educational programs, as well as business
meetings of chapters, committees, and special
interest sections. This year was the
Association’s centennial celebration, and there
were over 2000 attendees!
Educational programs covered topics such as
legal publishing, digital preservation, digital
copyright, podcasting, the Cobell v. Norton case,
new search engines and new technological
gadgets. Summaries written by library staff can
be accessed here.
Judges Limbaugh, Hamilton, Perry and Noce all
participated in various parts of the AALL
meeting as speakers or “VIP” guests.
Circuit library hosted two events in the Thomas
F. Eagleton Courthouse. The evening of July 10
we hosted a reception and meeting of the federal
court librarians, which included a discussion of
book budgets and the court compensation study.
The evening of July 11 we hosted a reception on
the 28th floor for the State Court County Law
Libraries Special Interest Section. Library staff
provided tours of the building throughout the
At the conclusion of the meeting, Circuit
Librarian Ann Fessenden took office as
vice-president of the Association. She will serve
as vice-president until July 2007, then President
from July 2007 to July 2008. She will then
continue one more year on the Executive Board
as immediate past-president. Next year’s meeting
will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana!