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AALL Spectrum | January/February 2016 | Volume 20, Number 3

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110 YEARS 1906-2016 Images: Left © iStock.com/ fatma yilmaz; Tyrannosaur. Right: © Adam Alexander Photography and Choose Chicago. On July 2, 1906—during the conference of the American Library Association at Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island—twenty-four librarians, responding to a call from A. J. Small, curator at the Iowa State Law Library, formed the American Association of Law Libraries. Charter member and secretary-treasurer of AALL Franklin O. Poole (far right) at the 1906 ALA Meeting. Shown with (left to right) Miss Abby Smith, Miss Hubbard (late of Italy), Mr. Moulton of Haverhill, and Miss Kincaid. Photos: American Library Association Archives, Faxon Collection 1906 Scrapbook, Record Series 99/1/14. Used by permission of the American Library Association. "How well some of us recall that first meeting in which we sat together in the lobby and parlors of the Hotel Mathewson, with a single purpose in view—that of making [law] librarianship a profession rather than simply holding a job … How eagerly we set about to form an organiza- tion, having no ideas as to its extent and possibilities, but we were firmly convinced that an organization was necessary for the advancement of the libraries and coopera- tive work among the law librarians." A. J. Small, "Reflections," 24 Law Library Journal 12 (1931). WILD CARD 48 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG Hotel Mathewson, Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, 1906.

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