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July 18, 2012

Oregon Law librarians to attend 105th AALL Annual Meeting and Conference

The John E. Jaqua law librarians will represent Oregon Law at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting and conference from July 21-24. The national conference will take place in Boston, Mass. and will host approximately 2,000 law librarians from around the country.

This is the 105th annual conference for law librarians hosted by AALL. It is an opportunity for law librarians to come together and share ideas, network, and discuss new approaches for law libraries across the United States.

Oregon Law librarians will have a large presence in the conference this year. Kelly Reynolds and Jaye Barlous are law reference librarians at Oregon Law and will present “Medical Marijuana: A Growing Concern?” that will examine the complicated laws governing medical marijuana at the conference.

Collections librarian and secretary of WestPac, Ilona Tsutsui will work with other Oregon Law librarians on WestPac programming during the conference. WestPac is the Western Pacific chapter of AALL. It includes members from academic, law firm, government, and law libraries in the Western Pacific Region.

Law Reference Librarian Angus Nesbit will work in the AALL career center during the conference, helping law librarians learn about job opportunities. Law Reference Librarian Stephanie Midkiff will staff two member activity areas: Meeting Registration and AALL Seattle 2013 information. Law Library Director Mary Ann Hyatt will speak at the workshop for Newer Academic Law Library Directors on the importance of building inter-institutional relationships. And finally, this year’s legal history brochure features Oregon Law Librarian Joni Herbst’s Rare Books Room, which boasts more than 600 volumes and includes 257 volumes of early English law, 100 volumes of U.S. federal law, 45 volumes of U.S. state and territories law, and 48 volumes related to the history of the law school.

University of Oregon School of Law is proud to have such an active law library staff. Contributing to the success of the AALL conference through its strong presence.

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