CRIV Activities at AALL 2012

CRIV will be participating in several Annual Meeting activities.  See below to find out where and when CRIV will be present.  For more information on all Annual Meeting activities, please refer to the AALL Conference Planner.

Saturday July 21

Tabling, CONELL Marketplace, 10:30am – 11:40am Sheraton-Ballroom A

Business Meeting, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Sheraton-Berkeley B

Monday July 23

Roundtable, e-Books in the Legal Profession, 12:00pm – 1:00pm HCC-Room 204

Program, G4: Antitrust Considerations and the Association, 2:45pm – 4:00pm HCC-Room 306

Tuesday July 24

Coffee Talks, Licensing Electronic Content: From Fair Use to Escape Clauses and Everything in Between, 7:30am – 8:15am HCC-Boylston Street Hallway (level 3)

  • Hosted by Vendor Liaison, Margaret K. Maes and Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki


Tabling, Exhibit Hall

  • To speak with a member of CRIV, stop by our table during an Exhibit Hall break.

CRIV Tools: Sample Letters

CRIV Tools is a part of the AALL website and is a great source for those librarians that may need assistance navigating vendor relations.  For example, CRIV Tools offers Sample Letters on issues ranging from COUNTER Compliance to the Return of Unsolicited Materials.  Additionally, the Sample Letters page offers tips and suggestions for written communication with vendors.

If you are interested in looking at other sample letters, click here.




Need Assistance from CRIV? Submit your Request Online

As you may already know, CRIV offers assistance with vendor-related issues to AALL members.  AALL members that would like to make an official request for CRIV assistance are now able to upload supporting documentation with their request using our improved form available at  In addition to providing general information about the issue, members can now upload documents in the following formats:  Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PDF, Text, and Word Perfect. The total size of all files submitted cannot exceed 2MB.

For more information and tips on Vendor Relations please visit

2012 AALL Boston Vendor Roundtable: e-Books in the Legal Profession

The Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) will be hosting an informal discussion on e-books in the legal profession.  This session will be held during the AALL Annual Meeting in Boston from Noon-1:00p.m. Monday July 23 in HCC-Room 204.  This session is open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

If you have questions about e-books in the profession that you would like asked at this session, please send them to Michelle Cosby at by Monday July 9.

If you are a Vendor and would like to RSVP, please contact Michelle Cosby at by Friday June 29.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!