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Jan 13, 2010

Save the Date-Feb 2 – 5PM at Reed Smith LLP- Bridging the Gap Program

The Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association invites you to a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. in Reed Smith’s Lounge 23, 2500 One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia.

The discussion topic is Bridging the Gap: How Can Law School Librarians and Law Firm Librarians Coordinate Efforts to Help New Attorneys?

An AALL committee has been studying this issue and recently distributed a draft of Information Literacy Standards for Law Students. This document will be part of our discussion.

Four law school librarians, four law firm librarians, and a Westlaw representative will present their views about issues that confront them in dealing with students and new associates. We all want to help these young attorneys succeed, and new ways of doing so may result from this exchange of ideas.

A buffet dinner will be available at no charge starting at 5:00 PM. Please RSVP to Mary Jane Mallonee at or (302)477-2187 by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, so that sufficient food can be ordered.

For directions to the meeting place, please contact Scott DeMaris at or (215)851-1413.

Parking rates comparison for those who are driving can be calculated at:

Hope to see you there!

F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian


Reed Smith LLP


2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street  

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Nov 24, 2009

2009 GPLLA Holiday Party

The 2009 GPLLA Holiday Party  will be held on Wednesday, December 9th, from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks as we celebrate this festive time of year. This year’s party will be held at in the Marvin Comisky Conference Center atBlank Rome, which is located at One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998.   If you need directions, please let me know. 

If you plan to attend, please email me at by December 7th. The event is free to all GPLLA members. 

Hope to see you all there! 


Angela M. Stetler

Research Librarian

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Aug 13, 2009

GPLLA Opening Reception-September 17, 2009

Hello Everyone,

The 2009 Opening Reception will be held on Sept. 17th, from 5:30PM -7:30PM. Come join your colleagues for food and drinks as we celebrate the beginning of another GPLLA season. This year’s reception will be held in the upstairs room at The Fieldhouse which is located inside the PA Convention Center, at 1150 Filbert Street.   




{P} 215.629.1520

The location is easily accessible to the Market-Frankford line as well as Market East Station.  The venue also offers discounted parking for those of you who drive into the city at Expert Parking (11th & Filbert St) – bring in your ticket for validation. 

More info will follow on what fun game we will play this year.

If you plan to attend, please email me by Friday, September 4th.

Hope to see you all there! 

May 11, 2009

Save the Date:June 5th,GPLLA 2009 Annual Institute

The GPLLA Board is pleased to officially invite you all toour 2009 Institute, on Friday, June 5  at  Temple University School of Law, Schusterman Hall.    

                Shusterman Hall 1812 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19121


        It is located north of the main law school building (Klein Hall).  Pass Klein Hall walking north on Broad Street and turn right immediately at Montgomery Avenue.  Turn left on Liacouras Walk and proceed north past the Student Services Building.  It is located on the left, in a historic stone building.  Click here <>  to view a campus map, where it is listed as building 45.  


        The program, which is generously sponsored by West, will feature a morning presentation by  Adam Ayer of  LicenseLogic . See the attachment for a full description of  Adam ’s program. Here’s a snippet:        

        There’s always been a spectrum of different types of uses of copyrighted works. At one extreme  there’s clear infringing activity, and at the other

extreme clear non-infringing activity.  But there’s a wide range of activities in between these extremes that occur on a daily basis that may or

may not implicate one or more of a copyright owners exclusive rights.  Many of these activities may be covered by the fair use defense, but what exactly

is considered a "fair use" is not always clear. …

        Also, a  AALL Board Member(TBA) , will speak at the Institute.


        This year’s afternoon program will be a one-hour interactive program  on "WhatOld is New Again" ,  moderated by Scott DeMaris, GPLLA Vice President  and Nikki Shenk, Manager, Librarian Relations at West and Dan Giancaterino, Internet Librarian at Jenkins Law Library.  All Institute attendees are requested to stay for this program. 

What’s Old is New Again


Nowadays, most of us are feeling pressure to keep library spending at an absolute minimum. As we’re forced to cut back on less used library resources, it’s important to get the maximum benefit from the print and electronic materials that we retain. That means it’s time to get creative! Join Scott DeMaris, GPLLA Incoming President,  Nikki Shenk, Manager, Librarian Relations at West and Dan Giancaterino, Internet Librarian for Jenkins Law Library, as they host a forum discussion about stretching library budgets to the max by instituting new uses for existing library resources. Included topics include hidden secrets in Microsoft Word, free sources on the Web and subscription extras that you didn’t know existed (and weren’t using). We encourage attendees to contribute suggestions to this open and fun discussion about getting the most mileage out of our library dollars.


        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 Monday, May  25 . To reserve your place, we’ll need payment in advance. No payments will be collected at the Institute.


        Hope to see you all there!

         F.Scott DeMaris

        GPLLA  Vice  President

F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian



2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-851-8100

Fax:  215-851-1420

May 6, 2009

Save the Date: August 4th in Philadelphia:LicenseLogic- Educating Content Rights Management Professionals


Educating Content Rights Management Professionals

Just another friendly reminder… LicenseLogic has many upcoming Certified Contents Rights Manager (CCRM) Seminars. As you already know these seminars provide one with the knowledge to properly manage and leverage their content rights and to help mitigate any copyright-related risks; so PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD and let others know about this wonderful seminar.

Register Now for the May 28th Washington, DC seminar or pass this excellent educational opportunity on to anyone who you feel may be interested in attending.

Topics covered in the CCRM course include:

  • Understanding vital copyright law components and concepts, including the fair use defense and orphan works
  • Evaluating and managing different types of content rights within license agreements to help lower liabilty and costs
  • Discussion of key copyright cases and settlements
  • Developing, communicating, and maintaining a content rights management plan within your organization

Register today for an upcoming CCRM class:

·  New York City – May 28

·  Washington, DC — PRE-SLA Conference – June 12

·  Philadelphia, PA – August 4

·  Houston, TX – September 8

·  Boston, MA – October 7

Price: $395 for SLA members with "SLA09" promo code/ $495 for non-members

Check out the CCRM Syllabus

Group discount – send THREE attendees from your organization for the original price of TWO ($495/person)

Visit or call LicenseLogic @ (202) 789-4445 to register groups or for more information.

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Apr 16, 2009

Save the Date: May 7-GPLLA Happy Hour and Book Drive at Reed Smith with Westlaw Business

GPLLA Happy Hour and Book Drive at Reed Smith May 7th from 5:30-7:30PM With Westlaw Business.


 Missed the last GPLLA Happy Hour? Why wait! GPLLA is taking care of business again with a second Happy Hour on May 7th. Relieve stress, drink , munch and learn with GPLLA members .


 Also, Please donate new or gently used books for Philadelphia Reads. They need preschool (including picture books) through 8th grade books. Collection bin will be at the event.


Please RSVP if you will be attending so that we have enough food/drinks compliments of Westlaw Business/GPLLA. I hope you can join us!


 F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian


ReedSmith LLP

2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-851-8100

Fax: 215-851-1420

Mar 31, 2009

Save the Date: GPLLA Happy Hour at Devil’s Alley April 15th from 5:30-7:30PM

GPLLA Happy Hour at Devil’s Alley April 15th from 5:30-7:30PM


Devil’s Alley

1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

phone 215.751.0707

fax 215.751.0755


Hello! Is your job taxing you? Are you fired up? Relieve stress and Burn n’ Learn with GPLLA members at the first of two happy hours this year. Please confirm if you will be attending so that we have enough appetizers/drinks compliments of GPLLA.

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

I hope to see you!


F. Scott DeMaris

Senior Research Librarian


ReedSmith LLP

2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-851-8100

Fax: 215-851-1420

Mar 6, 2009

Save the Date-March 24-Teaching Across Generations Event

Teaching Across Generations Event

March 24, 2009

12:00-1:00PM at Reed Smith Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and via WebEx.

Lunch will be provided at Live locations.

In the workplace of the 21st Century, employees from three or sometimes four different generations work side-by-side to accomplish the goals of their organizations. There are dozens of new ways to procure information, and it is necessary for end-users to learn new research skills.  As an Information Professional, how can one teach new skills effectively to such a diverse audience?

Please Join Us As We Explore This Issue!

Teaching Across Generations

Presented by:

Dianne L. Chambers, MLS

Librarian Relations Consultant



Gayle Lynn-Nelson, JD, MLS

Librarian Relations Consultant


This seminar will focus on:

Identifying Characteristics of Each Generation Adult Learning Styles Methods for Teaching Adult Learners

We look forward to revealing useful ways to enhance your teaching/training experience!

Please contact to confirm by March 19:

F. Scott DeMaris/ Senior Research Librarian

ReedSmith LLP

2400 One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215.851.1413 Fax: 215.851.1420

Feb 10, 2009

Save the Date:Beyond ROI Part 2-Time/Cost/Quality Tradeoffs for Cost Justification of Information Services

Registration is now open for our Continuing Education Program on March 5, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA.

Thursday, March 5th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

Beyond ROI Part 2—

Time/Cost/Quality Tradeoffs for Cost Justification of Information Services

Librarians must learn how to understand the business environment and assess the value that information expenditures bring to those who pay for them. This workshop provides practical "how-to" techniques using time/cost/quality tradeoffs necessary to present an effective budget that goes beyond mere numbers in justifying your information services. The session will also include interactive exercises.  

This is part two in a Quantum series called: Justifying the Value of Information Services.   

Presenter: Betty Jo Hibberd, Quantum, Dialog,

Date: March 5, 2009

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 Registration

5:30 – 8:00 pm session — includes dinner (gourmet sandwiches, salad, dessert, beverages).

Location: ReedSmith LLP, 2400 One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. in the Café, Floor 23.

*******Please bring a picture ID for building security.******* 

Free WEBEX of this session will also be available (thanks to our friends at GPLLA and ReedSmith!).

Please register to be emailed the link. 

Parking: Prices for parking nearby from 5PM to 8:30PM range from $10 and up. Here is

a website that compares locations and prices in the area:

1700 Market Garage is $10.00 according to the map.  

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2009.

Those not canceling on or before the deadline will be expected to pay the registration fee.


Defining the Value of Information: Beyond ROI Part 2 –Time, Cost, Quality Tradeoffs for Cost Justification of Information Services; March 5, 2009; ReedSmith, 2400 One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St.; In Cafe on 23rd Floor, Phila, PA


Please make checks out to SLA, Phila. Chapter and send reservations to:

Ms. Karen Krasznavolgyi

270 Green Lane

Newark, DE 19711


Or, for payment at the door, send email to:


Questions? Call: Karen Krasznavolgyi at 215-503-2826







Membership Organization (SLA, MLA, GPLLA): ____________ (If other, please indicate your member affiliation)

____I will attend the session "live" and pay the amount indicated below.

____I will attend this session virtually via Webex. I understand that I must register to gain access to the link/login to this free session.


Member (SLA, MLA, GPLLA@ $15.______ Student/Retired/Between Jobs @ $10.00 _______ Nonmember @ $25 ______


_______ I am mailing my check in the amount of $__________

_______ I will pay at the door in the amount of $__________ (payment by check is preferred)


Karen Krasznavolgyi

Senior Librarian

Scott Memorial Library

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

T: 215-503-2826

Jan 28, 2009

Legal Research Course, Last Week

Topic: Administrative/Regulatory Research


The final class of a seven-week program to be held at
Jenkins Law Library, 833 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 


For more information about the GPLLA Legal Research Course,
click here.