Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Duggan Elected AALL President
The returns are now in and the Law Dawg Blawgers’ buttons are bursting with pride that one of their very own—James Duggan—has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the world’s largest organization of professional law librarians (5000+). James, who serves as Associate Law Library Director and Professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, will commence his term in July 2007 at the AALL Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Then, in July 2008, he will take over the reins as AALL president.
James is highly qualified to fill this important position. He has previously served as a member of the AALL Executive Board, as chair of several AALL national committees (currently he chairs the advisory committee that oversees the Association’s website, AALLNET), as chair of the Social Responsibilities and Computing Services special interest sections, and as president of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. Locally, James has chaired the SIUC Faculty Senate and is currently a member of that organization; he also served a two-year term as president of the Carbondale Public Library Board and remains today as a member.