November/December 2005 issue

Circuit Librarian Elected President of Library Association

8th Circuit Librarian Ann Fessenden has been elected Vice President/President Elect of the American Association of Law Libraries. Ann is the first federal Circuit Librarian to be elected to this office, although two Librarians of the U.S. Supreme Court have served as president.

Ann's term on the Executive Board will begin next July, and she will serve from July 2006-July 2007 as vice-president, July 2007-July 2008 as president, and July 2008-July 2009 as past-president board member.

From the AALL webpage:

"The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 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.

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."

This is an enormous honor and reflects well on Ann and the U.S. Courts Library 8th Circuit. Congratulations, Ann!