Femi Cadmus, Edward Cornell Law Librarian, associate dean for library services, and professor of practice, has been named the president-elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She will become president in July 2018 after serving a year as vice president of the organization. With nearly 4,500 members, the AALL is the principal professional organization for law librarians.
"I am elated and thankful for the opportunity to lead the only national association dedicated to law librarians and other legal information professionals," said Cadmus. "The economic pressures and technological innovations we face today provide unparalleled opportunities to reimagine law libraries and the role of the law librarian. I look forward to working with the board and members in charting new paths, as we leverage our tremendous expertise and press forward strategically with old and new partnerships."
Cadmus previously served as an AALL Executive Board member from 2013 to 2016 where she sat on the Executive Board Administration and Executive Board Strategic Directions Committees.
"Femi's elevation to this new position reflects her stature within the law library community and represents an important recognition by her colleagues at other schools of her many leadership talents," said Eduardo M. Peñalver, the Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School. "We are fortunate to be able to call her our own."
The AALL was founded in 1906 on the belief that people-lawyers, judges, students, and the public-need timely access to relevant legal information to make sound legal arguments and wise legal decisions. AALL fosters the profession by offering its members knowledge, leadership, and community that make the whole legal system stronger.