AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / January/February 2017 / Volume 21, Number 3

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 | AALL SPECTRUM 11 Cadmus, Acosta, Adelman, and O'Grady Elected to AALL Executive Board AALL welcomes its newest Executive Board members who will ocially take oce in 2017. ank you to all of the Executive Board candidates and to everyone who took time to vote in the election. FEMI CADMUS, Edward Cornell law librarian, associate dean for library ser- vices, and professor of practice at Cornell University Law Library in Ithaca, New York, was elected vice president/ president-elect for 2017-2018. She will assume the presidency at the conclusion of the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting in Baltimore. LUIS ACOSTA, chief of the foreign, comparative, and international law division II at the Law Library of Congress in Washington, DC, was elected to a three-year term as secretary. He will serve from July 2017 to July 2020. BETH ADELMAN, director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library and vice dean for legal information ser- vices at the University at Bualo, State University of New York in Bualo, New York, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Board. She will serve from July 2017 to July 2020. JEAN P. O'GRADY, director of research and knowledge ser- vices at DLA Piper in Washington, DC, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Board. She will serve from July 2017 to July 2020. AALL Executive Board Actions On November 4, the AALL Executive Board met in Chicago and took the following actions: ¡ ¡ Approved two new caucuses: Encore and Teaching Legal Technology. ¡ ¡ Approved a name change for the Diversity Committee to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. ¡ ¡ Approved an Executive Director Succession Plan. ¡ ¡ Referred a request from the Awards Committee regarding the Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award to the Awards Review Special Committee. ¡ ¡ Approved the Executive Board's Strategic Directions action plan for 2016-2017. e Executive Board books and related materials are available on AALLNET at bit.ly/AALLboard1116. NEWS & NOTES AALL Debuts New Brand AALL ocially launched our new brand in November, which promises to "champion our profession and our members." e new brand strat- egy—comprised of a visual identity, tagline, and messaging—supports the Association's strategic goals to foster knowledge, community and leader- ship. is allows us to create compel- ling and eective communications that better articulate the role of law librarians in the legal profession and Law Library Journal Changes As experts in the evolution of legal information to digital formats, the Law Library Journal Review Special Committee was charged with propos- ing a sustainable model for the contin- ued publication of Law Library Journal without compromising its role as a well-respected scholarly journal. As announced in April's eNews- letter, at its spring meeting the AALL Executive Board approved the rec- ommendation from the Law Library Journal Review Special Committee to oer increased functionality and shi primary access to the digital edition of LLJ. e changes will provide an invaluable resource to members while reducing costs and environmental impact, specically: ¡ ¡ As part of our continued partner- ship with HeinOnline, Law Library Journal will include 20,000+ active links to cited content that is part of the HeinOnline collections (some exclusions apply). is enhancement is available to all AALL members via the access point on AALLNET. ¡ ¡ With Vol. 109, No. 1 (Winter 2017), Law Library Journal will be deliv- ered to members in digital format via an email announcement as soon as each digital edition is available online. e Journal will continue to be published in print; members who wish to continue receiving the print edition may subscribe at the dis- counted rate of $35 per volume year ($90 savings). Learn more about the digital enhancements at bit.ly/AALLLLJ. Subscribe to the print edition of LLJ at bit.ly/LLJsubscribe. in the communities they serve. e new visual identity features members prominently on AALLNET, on our social media pages, in promotional brochures, and more. e new mes- saging is being woven into all written materials to create a single, compel- ling voice. AALL's new brand honors our past, embraces our present, and embold- ens our future as legal information professionals.

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