The American Association of Law Libraries Has Elected Four New Executive Board Members

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has elected four new Executive Board members - a new president-elect, secretary and two new board members.

  • Keith Ann Stiverson: Executive Board President-Elect
  • John W. Adkins: Executive Board Member
  • Donna Nixon: Executive Board Member
  • Katherine K. Coolidge, Esq.: Executive Board Secretary

 



Keith Ann StiversonKeith Ann Stiverson, director of the law library and senior lecturer at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, has been elected as president-elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Her one-year term will begin in July 2014. In July 2015, Stiverson will then be named AALL president.

Stiverson has been an AALL member throughout her career. She has been especially active in AALL’s efforts to ensure permanent public access to legal materials and recently served on the Task Force on the Federal Depository Library Program.

Stiverson also serves on the Government Policy Advisory Group and received the AALL Presidential Certificate of Merit in 2001, 2007 and 2011. She has also chaired two of AALL’s policy committees, Copyright and Government Relations.

“Law librarians are uniquely qualified to help the organizations we serve find new ways to meet the economic and technological challenges we face, and I am happy to have this opportunity to help lead the association at this critical time,” Stiverson said.

Stiverson holds a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) from the Catholic University of America.

She also holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science (B.S) from Rio Grande College in Ohio.

 


 

Donna NixonDonna Nixon, electronic resources librarian & clinical assistant professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law Library at Chapel Hill, was recently elected to the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Nixon has been an AALL member since 1998. Her three-year term as a board member begins in July 2014.

Nixon has served on AALL’s Appointments Committee Annual Meeting Program Committee and Professional Development Committee. She also was chair of the AALL Black Caucus; a Career Development Task Force member; and chair and member of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Education & Publications Committee, in addition to serving as Community Service Committee chair and Program Committee member.

Nixon is the co-recipient of the 2003 AALL/Aspen Law and Business Research Grant, 2002 AALL Minority Leadership Development Award, 2000 AALL Government Documents Section, Conference Travel Stipend Award and the 1999 AALL George A. Strait Minority Scholarship.

She has a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a Juris Doctor (JD) from Stanford University School of Law; and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in computer and information science from Brooklyn College (CUNY).

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to serve the diverse professionals who make up the membership of AALL,” Nixon says. ”It is an honor to be entrusted with helping meet the challenges and opportunities on the horizon for our library organizations.”

 


 

John AdkinsJohn W. Adkins, director of libraries at the San Diego Law Library, in San Diego, California, was recently elected to the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Adkins has been an AALL member since 1992. His three-year term begins in July 2014.

Adkins has served as an Annual Meeting Program Committee member and AALL San Diego Area Law Libraries chapter president and vice president.

He has a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Library & Information Studies (now called the School of Information).

Adkins also has a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in humanities and sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

“Being elected to the AALL Board was a very happy surprise for me.” Adkins says. “My reason for being a candidate was to establish real dialogue about our profession’s future.

 


 

Katherine CoolidgeKatherine K. Coolidge, Esq., MLIS, law librarian at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP in Springfield, Mass., has been elected secretary of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).

Her three-year term will begin in July 2014.

Coolidge, who resides in Belchertown, Mass., has been an AALL member since 2002. She served as co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for AALL’s 2012 Boston conference and was the recipient of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, Student Division, in July 2004.

“My colleagues have voiced their confidence in me by electing me to serve on the AALL Executive Board with other thought leaders in our profession,” Coolidge says. “I am honored by the esteem in which they hold me, and I intend to serve as their voice to maintain the association’s high quality and standards—and to increase recognition for the value and service they bring to their employers and patrons. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to shape our profession at the national level.”

Coolidge has a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston (Beta Phi Mu, 2004).

She also has a Juris Doctor (JD) from the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield; and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

 


 

For more information on the candidates, please visit https://vote.aallnet.org/aall/bios.asp.

 

About AALL

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote law libraries’ value to the legal and public communities; foster the  law librarianship profession and provide leadership in the legal information field. With nearly 5,000 members, AALL represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies. For more information, visit AALLNET.org.

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