Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association

A chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.


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AALL eBriefing: Access to Information Joint Letter

AALL SIGNS ON TO JOINT LETTER TO PROTECT ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION (click to read on AALL site)

Yesterday, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) partnered with OpenTheGovernment.org and more than 60 other public interest groups and associations on a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), asking OMB to issue guidance reminding agencies that they are required under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) to give adequate public notice when making significant changes to information on their websites, including when information is taken down temporarily or removed. The letter comes after weeks of concern expressed by AALL and other organizations about data and other information no longer being accessible on government websites.


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AALL Reaffirms Commitment to Core Values

AALL Press Release February 6, 2017:

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CORE VALUES

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) expresses deep concern over President Trump’s recent executive order to temporarily suspend the refugee program and bar entry into the United States for travelers from seven countries. AALL reaffirms its adherence to its core values of lifelong learning and intellectual growth, commitment to diversity, and community and collaboration.


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AALL’S STATEMENT ON ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

AALL Press release January 26, 2017: AALL’S STATEMENT ON ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

As the Trump Administration and 115th Congress begin, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) reasserts its commitment to advocating for access to government information, including legal information, as both an essential principle of a democratic society and a valuable public good.


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National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials – Dec. 2

December 2, 2016
Boston University School of Law

A surge in legislation and lawsuits on the copyright status of state legal materials has raised concerns about the principles of open government and the free accessibility and use of these materials. The goal of the conference is to bring together legal information professionals, policymakers, copyright experts, and others to explore policy and practical issues related to copyrighted state legal materials and discuss possible solutions to ensure more state legal information is in the public domain.

This event is co-sponsored by Boston University School of Law and the American Association of Law Libraries.  Cost is $75.

Conference Agenda 

Click here to Register.