Steve Anderson, Director of the Maryland State Law Library, to Lead National Law Library Organization
(ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Jan. 12, 2012) Steve Anderson, director of the Maryland State Law Library, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), a national professional association with more than 5,000 members.
The AALL represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies. The AALL was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Anderson has been a member of AALL since 1996. He has been active with committees and chapter leadership roles, and served a term on the AALL executive board from 2005 to 2008.
Anderson joined the Maryland Judiciary in 2005 when he was named director of the Maryland State Law Library. Prior to that appointment, he served as director of research services for the Baltimore law firm of Gordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC. From 1995 to 1998, he was an associate librarian at the Baltimore County Circuit Court Library.
Currently a member of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission and the Conference of Maryland Court Law Library Directors, Anderson has been active in professional organizations throughout his career. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Maryland and his master’s in library science from the University of Arizona. Originally from California, Anderson earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active member of Baltimore-area support groups and research campaigns related to young-onset Parkinson’s disease.
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