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Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section

Membership and Mentoring

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  • Terry Long, Chair
  • Kathy Carlson
  • Mariann Sears
  • Liaison – Kelly Browne


  • Explore and implement creative techniques designed to increase membership and participation among various library types, especially Federal court and government law libraries.
  • Conduct analysis of AALL membership rolls to ascertain who are potential SCCLLers and incentives needed to get them to join the SIS.
  • Create and define a "mentorship bureau" which will identify at least one SCCLL mentor coordinator for each state or region of the country.
  • Along with the Chair of SIS, send out "Welcome to the SIS" letter to all new members - create new member list each fall from AALL records and send letter by January.
  • Award 20-year pins and continue to generate documentation for maintaining membership longevity lists.
  • Create and maintain a manual of procedures and/or timeline for the committee