Tuesday, July 10, 2007

ReCovering New Orleans: One Book at a Time

The Annual Meeting is upon us but there is still time to purchase a donation to this year's book drive - ReCovering New Orleans: One Book at a Time.

The Social Responsibilities SIS has chosen the Recovery District Schools in New Orleans as the recipient of this years book drive proceeds. Since there is such a dire need at so many New Orleans public schools, whose libraries were badly damaged, we thought that we would have the most impact by donating to the Recovery School District ("RSD"). Because of the shortage of both staff and resources, the RSD can not provide us with a list of titles but instead would like to encourage us to use our own judgment when purchasing books for the District. More information about the Recovery School District can be found at:

· http://www.nolapublicschools.net/

· http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/8947.pdf

While the donation of books will be gladly accepted, and we will have bins on both the SR-SIS table in the Exhibit Hall and near the Hospitality booth to accept them, the RSD let us know that cash and gift cards, particularly from Barnes & Noble, would be welcome as well. We mention Barnes & Noble specifically because the RSD is receiving a very heavy discount from them so that the gift cards and cash can be stretched much further.

Books, checks (payable to AALL) and gift cards can be sent directly to Carol Billings, SR Book Drive, Law Library of Louisiana, 400 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130-2104 or left in the bins on the SR-SIS Exhibit Hall table or near the Hospitality booth.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Carol Billings (
cbillings@remove thislasc.org) or Alison Alifano (alifanoa@removethissullcrom.com).

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