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Jun 7, 2010

2010 Institute Survey


For anyone who attended Friday’s Institute at Drexel, here is the link for the survey

Please fill it out with your comments and suggestions.  Thank you all for attending on Friday.


Jun 3, 2010

GPLLA Institute-Schedule and Directions

2010 GPLLA Institute Agenda

Date: June 4, 2010

Time: 9:00-3:30 PM

Location:  The EarleMackSchool of Law at DrexelUniversity • 3320 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215.571.4815

Directions at



9:00-10:00         Registration/Breakfast

10:00-10:45       Morning Session with Sabrina Pacifici

10:45-11:15       Break

11:15 -12:00      Conclusion of Morning Session with Sabrina Pacifici

12:00-1:15         Lunch

1:15-1:45           Presentation by , AALL Board Member, Jean Wenger

1:45-2:00            Break

2:00-3:00           GPLLA Annual Board Meeting/2009-2010 Board elections/Honors & Awards


Program Description

Speaking at this year’s Institute will be Sabrina Pacifici on Competitive Intelligence in the context of free and low cost services, applications and sites that facilitate light weight but robust, proactive services on current awareness and archival issues, to customer/clients increasingly used to immediate responses. Time vs. Accuracy, sourcing, reliability and accuracy of data, and the relationship between the researcher and the client.  She is also the founder, editor and publisher of

Also, Jean Wenger, AALL Board Member , will speak at the Institute.  She is the Government Documents/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the Cook County Law Library in Chicago, IL. 

May 17, 2010

GPLLA 2010 Annual Institute–June 4th

The GPLLA Board is pleased to officially invite you all to our 2010 Institute, on Friday, June 4  at  The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University • 3320 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19104 • 215.571.4815

  Directions are listed at:


The map of the school is at


We will be in Room 340 with registration on the 3rd Floor  and breakfast and lunch served in the 3rd Floor  Gallery.


Speaking at this year’s Institute will be Sabrina Pacifici on Competitive Intelligence  in the context of free and low cost services, applications and sites that facilitate light weight but robust, proactive services on current awareness and archival issues, to customer/clients increasingly used to immediate responses. Time vs. Accuracy, sourcing, reliability and accuracy of data, and the relationship between the researcher and the client.  She is also the founder, editor and publisher of


 Also, Jean Wenger, AALL Board Member , will speak at the Institute. 


Admission for this program is $50 for GPLLA members/$55 for non-members/$20 for student,retired or between jobs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me by Tuesday, May  25 . To reserve your place, we’ll need payment in advance. No payments will be collected at the Institute.  The registration form is also attached.


 Hope to see you all there!











Apr 29, 2010

Save the Date-GPLLA Spring Happy Hour-May 13th from 5:30PM-7:30PM

The 2010 Spring Happy Hour will be held on May 13th from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks.   

Also, feel free to join any GPLLA committee or board position while you are there.

I hope to see everyone there!

This year’s reception will be held at


Tavern on Broad

200 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


It is below the Bellevue on Broad Street and is easily accessible by the Broad Street Subway and only a few blocks away the Market Frankford line at City Hall.


If you plan to attend, please email me by Monday, May 10th.  It is free to attend for all GPLLA members


Hope to see you all there!



Angela M. Stetler

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

Direct: 215.963.5184 | Main: 215.963.5000 | Fax: 215.963.5001

Apr 1, 2010

Librarian (law) -U.S. Attorneys, Executive Office, & Office of U.S. Attorneys

Full announcement is posted on

Job Title: Librarian (law)  

Department: Department Of Justice

Agency: U.S. Attorneys, Executive Office, & Office of U.S. Attorneys

Job Announcement Number: NJ-329348


77,585.00 – 100,859.00 USD /year


Wednesday, March 24, 2010 to Wednesday, April 07, 2010




Full TimeCareer/Career Conditional




0001 vacancies – Throughout New Jersey, NJ


US Citizens and Status Candidates

Provides a variety of professional librarian and library research services for one or more specialized law libraries for the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.  Services are provided for approximately 150 attorneys through one or more libraries containing, in total, reference material relating to several distinct segments of law, e.g., criminal law and civil law, which, in total, contain approximately 10,000 volumes or more. Library holdings include reporters, federal statues and administrative rules, state statutes, reports, briefs, memos, jury instructions and treatises, and services of various kinds covering a wide range of legal subjects.  Available research services include access to comprehensive online legal, medical, and social science electronic databases as well as web-based resources.

Questions about this job:

Edna D. Syjongtian

Phone: (973)645-2811

Fax: (973)645-2975


Job Announcement Number:


Control Number: 1855145

Mar 10, 2010

Save the Date: Lunch and Learn on Law Library Digitization Projects- March 18th at the Third Circuit Library

Please join us on Thursday March 18th at 12:00 pm for a one hour lunch and learn focused on law library digitization projects.

Topics that will be covered include:

Reasons to digitize

Barriers to digitizing

Importance of metadata

Possible pitfalls involved in a digitization project and how to avoid.

Examples of library digital projects in government and academia.

Possible applications in Firm libraries

We will have lunch and then a few short presentations and then open up the floor for discussion. John Joergensen from Rutgers Law School Library and Michelle Ayers from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Library will speak about their experiences implementing digitization projects.

Join us for a casual discussion of the above issues and anything else related to library digitization.

The location will be:

William H. Hastie Library

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

601 Market Street

Suite 1609 (1st floor just off the lobby) Philadelphia, PA

**please be aware that you will need to pass through security and have valid photo identification.

Lunch and beverages to be provided by GPLLA

Please RSVP by March 4th. RSVPs can be sent to

Feb 2, 2010

CANCELLED Legal Research Course – Week 1

This class has been cancelled due to the approaching snowstorm, and it has been rescheduled for Thurs. 3/4/10.

Topic: Introduction to Legal Research, Case Law Research & Reporters


Jan 15, 2010

JCP Abstract Team-Jackson Cross Partners LLC

Jackson Cross Partners LLC is an employee owned, full service commercial real estate service company, specializing in office and industrial properties, with a consultative approach to client relationships. With offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as strategic partnerships throughout the world, JCP can service large and small corporations, real estate investors and developers wherever their needs arise. JCP currently has positions open for the JCP Abstract Team.


JCP has a dedicated Abstract Team comprised of attorneys, paralegals, upper class law students and experienced commercial real estate administrators who are available for client property file review.  The Abstract Team reviews client legal and financial documents to “abstract” pertinent information for input into clients’ databases or other client informational formats.  The position requires familiarity with legal terms, contracts and standard real estate information.  Training on the abstract process is provided by JCP and periodic review sessions are conducted.  It is critical that abstractors are detail oriented; familiarity with databases is a plus.  Hours are flexible.  Team members are independent contractors and are paid on a per file basis.

Applications will be only accepted via e-mail.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Hee Jong Oh, Esq., at 


Jan 15, 2010

Library Assistant-Law Library

Part-time tech services library assistant to work in Center City. This is an ideal weekday morning position for someone skilled in automated systems and interested in Serials, Technical Services and Law Librarianship.  This part-time (3 mornings a week, 4 hours each day) involves checking in & routing law library periodicals using a Library database program. Training will be provided but individual needs to be skilled with computer applications and a self starter.

 Note:  this is a weekday position; there are no weekend or evening hours. 

Qualifications: an ideal candidate is knowledgeable in various database applications, is organized, focused, communicates well, and is comfortable in a business setting including appropriate attire.  In addition to checking in library mail using an automated system, an applicant should be able to lift or move 25 pounds, push a book cart, and use a step stool. 

Regular access to email is required. Additional work at other law firms may be available. Rate: $12/hr. 

Fax or email resume to:JoinLSG1@comcast.netor 484-684-7642 (fax).

Jan 15, 2010

Movie Night with GPLLA and Jenkins

Hello Everyone,

Please join GPLLA at Jenkins for Movie Night on April 22nd from 5pm to 7pm!

Popcorn, snacks, and beverages will be provided. We will be viewing  The Hollywood Librarian:A Look at Librarians through Film.

Here is a small blub about the film and the film’s website:

The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight.

Jenkins Law Library is located on the 12th floor of the 833 Chestnut East building, on the northeast corner of 9th and Chestnut Streets.  You will need your Jenkins Membership card to enter the elevator or be required to show ID and sign in with the guard in the building.

Please send RSVP to by April 16th.

Hope to see you all there!