2022 AALL Chapter Advocacy Training
Recorded On: 01/27/2022
Many AALL chapters are faced with local issues that are important to their members. Chapters are well-positioned to advocate for law libraries and the legal information profession, including to support government law library funding and the enactment of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. This training will highlight a variety of advocacy strategies and resources that you can implement in your chapter to support law librarians and legal information professionals, to ensure greater access to legal information and to promote continuous improvement in access to justice. Whether you are interested in starting a new advocacy program in your chapter or growing an existing program, you will come away with practical guidance and tools to support your chapter’s advocacy efforts.
1. Participants will gain skills to implement effective chapter advocacy programs.
2. Participants will learn practical strategies to support chapter advocacy efforts.
3. Participants will be able to identify advocacy resources to support their chapters.
- Sarah (Sally) Holterhoff, Member, Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Government Relations Committee
- Benjamin Keele, Chair, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) Task Force: UELMA Passage in MAALL States
- David McFadden, Chair, Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (WestPac) Government Relations Committee and Chair, Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) Government Relations Committee
- Anna Russell, Past President, San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL) and Member, Western Pacific Association of Law Libraries (WestPac)
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Anna Russell is past president of the San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL) and a member of the Western Pacific Association of Law Libraries (WestPac). She is a US Court Librarian for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Anna manages the Ninth Circuit Alaska library branch, and provides legal research support for Circuit, District, and Bankruptcy court staff. A member of AALL since 2011, she is currently serving on AALL’s Advancing Access to Justice Special Committee and as chair of the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section Advocacy Committee.
Benjamin Keele is the chair of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) Task Force: UELMA Passage in MAALL States. He is associate director of the Ruth Lilly Law Library at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition, he served as the 2016-2017 chair of the AALL Copyright Committee.
Sarah (Sally) Holterhoff is a member of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Government Relations Committee. She retired in 2016 after a 34-year career at Valparaiso University Law School Library. As an AALL leader, Sally has focused particular attention on government relations and information policy issues. During her 2006-2007 term as president, AALL held a National Summit on Authentic Legal Information in the Digital Age, which helped set the stage for the creation of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). She has chaired the AALL Government Relations Committee and the Government Documents SIS. She also served as president of CALL and chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents. Sally has continued her advocacy on information policy issues as a Standing Committee member of the Law Libraries section of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). She continues to be involved with AALL as chair of the Encore Caucus.
David McFadden is chair of the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (WestPac) Government Relations Committee and chair of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL) Government Relations Committee. He is the senior reference librarian at Southwestern Law School where he has provided reference service and teaches first-year and upper division legal research classes since 1984. He has been involved in library advocacy for over 30 years primarily at the state level in California. David has helped advocate for California public and school libraries as well as law libraries including county law libraries. He has helped train law librarians in advocacy for AALL and chapters. Over the years, he has received awards from AALL, SCALL, NOCAL,L and the Council of California County Law Libraries for his efforts.