AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
Buffalo, New York-Based Board Member’s Term Will Begin in July 2017
CHICAGO, November 11, 2016—The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) membership has elected Beth Adelman, director, Charles B. Sears Law Library, vice dean for legal information services, University at Buffalo School of Law, and associate university librarian for legal information services, University at Buffalo Libraries in Buffalo, New York, as a member of its Executive Board. Adelman will serve from July 2017 to July 2020.
Adelman, who is currently chair of AALL’s Annual Meeting Program Committee, has been an AALL member since 2001. She is a past chair/current member of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (SIS); past chair of the Conference of Newer Law Librarians Committee; belongs to the Technical Services SIS; and has also been a member of the Law Student Research Competency Standards Task Force and the Citation Formats Committee.
“For 15 years, I’ve thrived as a member of AALL and have benefitted from all it has to offer,” Adelman said. “AALL is my professional network and my main educational vehicle. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to serve this organization as an Executive Board member.”
Adelman received her master of library science from the University at Buffalo’s School of Information and Library Studies in Buffalo, New York. She holds a juris doctor from Albany Law School in Albany, New York, and a bachelor of arts from the University at Buffalo.
Adelman previously was the Charles B. Sears Law Library’s associate director and head of collection management and head of public services, instructor of law, and reference librarian at the Georgia State University College of Law Library in Atlanta. She also worked as a research librarian and cataloger at international law firm King & Spalding LLP before working as a part-time reference services librarian at the SUNY Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady, New York, and as a part-time data archivist/librarian at the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis at the University at Albany. She received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in
In addition to Adelman, AALL’s membership elected a new vice president/president-elect, Femi Cadmus, Edward Cornell law librarian, associate dean for library services, and professor of practice at Cornell University Law Library in Ithaca, New York. Cadmus will serve from July 2017 to July 2018. Luis Acosta, chief, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Division II, Global Legal Research Center, Law Library of Congress in Washington, DC, was elected board secretary, and Jean P. O’Grady, senior director of information, research, and knowledge services at DLA Piper
in Washington, DC, was also chosen as a board member. Acosta and O’Grady will serve terms from July 2017 to July 2020.
For more information on AALL leadership, please visit bit.ly/AALLExecutiveBoard.
The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is the only national association dedicated to the legal information profession and its professionals. Founded in 1906 on the belief that people—lawyers, judges, students, and the public—need timely access to relevant legal information to make sound legal arguments and wise legal decisions, its nearly 4,500 members are problem solvers of the highest order. AALL fosters the profession by offering its members knowledge, leadership, and community that make the whole legal system stronger. For more information, visit www.aallnet.org.
(Press release from AALL http://aallnet.org/hc/NewsCallout/AALL-Elects-Beth-Adelman-to-Executive-Board.pdf)