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Re-registering the Caucus

Dear Colleagues, I had to re-register the Consumer Advocacy Caucus today in order to straighten out the Statement of Purpose. I had inadvertently dropped out mention of the Executive Board when I stated that the Caucus would recommend to AALL … Continue reading

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FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Update

Our action item was approved by the AALL Board at the meeting in July. Since then, we’ve been working with Emily Feltren, the AALL Director of Government Relations, to put together a guide to submitting a vendor complaint about the Prenotification Negative Option … Continue reading

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FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Recommendation

Written by Jamie Marie Keller The Consumer Advocacy Caucus proposed it’s first formal action to the AALL Board regarding the FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Recommendation. The action item is Tab 13 (starts on page 64) for the AALL Executive Board Meeting … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Our Incoming Chair, Betsy McKenzie!

Betsy McKenize has volunteered to become our next Chair. We are thrilled at the prospect of her new role in our work, given her initiative and commitment to our goals. Congratulations, Betsy!

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Proposed AALL Guideline on Dissolving a Caucus Needs Revision To Protect Professional Speech

AALL typically posts the agenda of the next Board Meeting within a week of the Meeting.  Our Caucus therefore has only just learned about proposed Guidelines for Caucus formation, governance, and dissolution. We make several recommendations for changes, including adoption … Continue reading

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Tell Us What Business Practice You Find Especially Harmful To Law Libraries

We formed the AALL Consumer Advocacy Caucus to better protect all law libraries from anti-consumer practices of information providers. We will recommend that AALL’s Executive Board petition appropriate government entities to remedy business practices that illegally restrict competition or otherwise … Continue reading

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Library Consumer Complaint form

The Consumer Advocacy Caucus welcomes your complaints about problems with legal publishers. We aim to track as many complaints as we can. Doing so will help us reflect your concern as we collect evidence of unfair and anticompetitive business practices. … Continue reading

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Caucus replies to the AALL Caucus Formation Policy Survey

AALL has appointed an Executive Board Special Committee on Caucus Formation Policy. You can read its charge here. The Committee recently asked Caucus Chairs to respond to an AALL Caucus Formation Policy Survey. In the interest of transparency, we post … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Vendor Liaison Margie Maes On Caucus Priorities & Plans

From: AALL Consumer Caucus To:  Margie Maes, AALL Vendor Liaison Date: February 7, 2011 Re: Caucus Priorities & Plans Dear Margie, The AALL Consumer Caucus was delighted to see your goals for 2012.  We applaud your plans and hope to … Continue reading

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Standing Together For Consumer Advocacy

Several Caucus members have recently expressed the need for us to stand together. Thus Marie Newman said that “no law library today is immune from the pressures of the marketplace, and we need to stand together in advocating for the needs of … Continue reading

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