Library science is an enormous field, home to every interest you could imagine! This means that there are many organizations out there for you to join, in order to connect with other people who share your professional interests.
So even if you work alone in your library, there are other people out there doing work similar to yours! Each week we will highlight a different library association for you to learn more about, and depending on your work, potentially join! You can also check out our page dedicated to Library Associations.
This week we’ll look at the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) which is an organization dedicated to “legal research and information professionals facilitating access to justice and legal information.” MALL is the Minnesota chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The mission of AALL is to “advance the profession of law librarianship and support the professional growth of its members through leadership and advocacy in the field of legal information and information policy.”
MALL offers scholarships, awards, and grants, holds seasonal meetings, and features a Newsfeed on their website to keep members updated. You can learn more about the history and goals of MALL here, or check out their Event Calendar. Learn more about membership to MALL here.