July 1, 2010
Follow Up on the Composition of the Colloquium Committee
After I posted this morning I received some information on who has been appointed to the Colloquium Committee. If the information I received is correct then no CRIV members were indeed appointed. The composition is five vendor representatives (from BNA, Wolters Kluwer, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters and Hein), Marian Parker, Steve Anderson from the Maryland State Law Library (Chair) and a court librarian, an academic librarian and a law firm librarian (from what I would class as a medium sized firm). So the big law librarians with considerable vendor budgets and issues are not represented on this committee.
I am delighted that the AALL Executive Board has seen the light and added CRIV members to the Committee, albeit belatedly. However, I believe the entire CRIV Committee should be in on the planning of the Colloquium. Rob, you can address the question of whether any librarians from big law have been added to the Planning Committee?
Posted by: Caren Biberman | Jul 1, 2010 1:18:56 PM
I am the incoming Chair of CRIV. For purposes of clarification; I received an invitation to serve on the planning committee for the Colloquium from Joyce Manna Janto on June 28th. I accepted the appointment on June 29th. At least one other member of CRIV is also serving on the planning committee at this time.
Posted by: Rob Myers | Jul 1, 2010 12:33:22 PM