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Colorado Association of Law Libraries Records

 Collection
Identifier: M071

Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) began in 1977 as the Colorado Consortium of Law Libraries. In 1984 the organization became an official chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries and changed its name to Colorado Association of Law Libraries. The main goal of CoALL is to promote law librarianship. The Association supports its members through mentoring and grant programs as well as continuing education. The organization sponsors an annual Legal Institute that presents topics geared to law librarians. The Colorado Association of Law Libraries Records contain the working documents of the organization, dating from 1977 to 2002, and include Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, agendas, meeting minutes, membership directories, procedures manuals, committee reports, financial statements, speakers' file, correspondence, and newsletters. The records also include materials related to the annual Legal Institute including planning materials, participant packets, evaluations, programs, and registration materials.

Dates

  • 1977-2002

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Colorado Association of Law Libraries Records contains the working documents of the organization, dating from 1977 to 2002. This includes Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, agendas, meeting minutes, membership directories, procedures manuals, committee reports, correspondence, financial statements, speakers' file, and copies of the newsletter published by the organization. The records also include materials related to the annual Legal Institute that the Association hosts each year. The most complete of these materials are from the years 1994 to 1998, and include planning materials, participant packets, evaluations, programs and registration materials.

Biographical / Historical

The Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) began in 1977 as the Colorado Consortium of Law Libraries. In 1984 the organization petitioned the American Association of Law Libraries to become an official chapter of that organization. Their petition was accepted, and the name was changed to Colorado Association of Law Libraries to reflect their new affiliation. The main goals of CoALL are to ''(a) promote librarianship; (b) develop and increase the usefulness of law libraries; (c) cultivate the science of law librarianship; and (d) foster a spirit of cooperation among the members of the profession, particularly those in Colorado.'' The Association has supported its members through a variety of professional activities, including mentoring and grant programs and continuing education. One of its main activities is an annual Legal Institute, which consists of a day-long workshop on various topics of concern to law librarians. CoALL continues to play a vital role in law librarianship in the state. More information about the organization can be found at the CoAll website: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/coall/index.htm

Arrangement

The records are arranged into two series:; 1. General Files, 1977-2002.; 2. Legal Institute and Seminars, 1987-2001.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries, 2003.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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