Welcome Law Librarians!

Welcome to the Encore Caucus! We are a group of long-time law librarians and AALL members, who are in the “later career” stage (looking ahead to the rewards of retirement) or who have already reached that milestone and transitioned into our post-employment lives. As you’ll see if you browse around our webpage, we enjoy online conversations (on such topics as travel and lifelong learning) and interesting programming (art, sports, history, etc.) During this stage of transition in our lives and careers, we are interested in continuing our connections with colleagues and contributing to AALL and the profession.


These articles are four reflections on retirement written by former AALL member Jean Holcomb, the retired director of King County Law Library, Seattle, WA. Her articles were originally posted on the blog of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VAL). She has given the Encore Caucus permission to post them on our webpage.

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