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AALL Spectrum / July/August 2020 / Volume 24, Number 6

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44 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG STEVEN P. ANDERSON T he mission of the Thur- good Marshall State Law Library is to serve the needs of Maryland's govern- ment and citizens. Steven P. Anderson has been the director of the library since 2005 and works to implement that mission. Access to justice initiatives are one effort the library promotes. Anderson served on the Maryland Access to Justice Committee for six years. Anderson has been active in AALL, the Law Library Association of Mary- land (LLAM), and the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section (SIS). His service to AALL includes a term as an Executive Board member and later serving as president. He has chaired the Scholarships Award Jury, Nominations Committee, Vendor Col- loquium Planning Committee, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Con- sortium Review Task Force, and the Copyright Committee. He has been a member of many other AALL and GLL-SIS committees and served as president of LLAM. Nominators remarked on his able leadership of the Planning Committee for the 2011 Vendor Summit. The event was a success due to Anderson's commitment to finding common ground among librarians and publish- ers. The colloquium resulted in devel- opment of the Shared Principles for Law Librarians and Legal Information Vendors. The Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) was founded in 2003 during a conference on Preserving Legal Information for the 21st Century, sponsored by AALL and Georgetown. The Maryland State Law Library joined LIPA in 2006. Anderson was recognized by a nominator as "a key member of the team that planned and implemented the two-year Chesapeake Project pilot project." The project has served as a template for other state and regional digitization projects. It is now part of LIPA. Anderson was involved in the pas- sage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act by the Maryland State Legislature in 2017. He has been published in AALL Spectrum and other publications and has been a frequent speaker at the AALL Annual Meeting, LLAM meetings, Maryland State Bar Association meetings, and more. He is a recipient of the Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award and the Werner Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities, from the GLL-SIS. Many of the nominators spoke of Anderson's commitment to the law library profession, along with his lead- ership, vision, and intellect. During his tenure as president, he "had open and frank discussions with the membership on where we stood as a professional organization, and where we needed to go to stay relevant in a changing indus- try." A Board member who served with him said his comments on controversial issues were carefully considered, logical, and reasoned, while he stayed open to opinions and views of others. We are honored to induct Steven P. Anderson into the AALL Hall of Fame. AWARD SEASON AALL Hall of Fame T his year's inductees to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) all of ame inle for longtime members of ho eemplify signifiant and long-standing contributions to the profession and the Association. Please join the Awards Committee and the Association in congratulating the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees. BY CATHERINE LEMANN Introducing the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees: Steven P. Anderson, Mary Lu Linnane, Gail Warren, and Carol A. Watson.

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