Congratulations to Michael Barton, who was selected as the winner of the 2008 GPLLA scholarship. Michael was awarded the scholarship at the 2008 Institute. Good luck with school Michael. We look forward to seeing you at future GPLLA events!
Congratulations to Andrea Guldalian of Duane Morris. She’s been selected to receive the AALL Registration Grant. Enjoy the conference in Portland Andrea!
Are you in library school and thinking about a career in a law library? Or are you already working in a library and thinking of switching to law? Then come to the 2008 GPLLA Panel Discussion at Drexel on April 23.
The discussion is open to everyone. Scheduled speakers include:
Michelle A. Ayers
Head of Research Services
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Library Service Group
Head of Information & Research Services
Jenkins Law Library
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel
Tim Von Dulm
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Topics to be discussed include:
+ Types of jobs available in law libraries
+ Whether a law degree is necessary to work in a law library
+ The role of technology in law libraries
And much more.
The panel will be held on April 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 at Drexel’s iSchool. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Susan Posternock with questions or to RSVP.
Note to library school students living within the GPLLA geographic area: we are once again offering up to two $1000 scholarships. Updated applications have been posted on the Scholarships/Grants page. The application deadline is May 16, 2008. Award decisions will be made shortly thereafter.
For those of you already working in law libraries, note that we have revised our grant program to cover educational programs, seminars, etc. relevant to law librarianship. Grants are available for up to $500. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis. Thinking of traveling to a library conference? Apply for a GPLLA grant today. Application forms have been posted on the Scholarships/Grants page.
When: Wednesday, March 5 from noon -1pm
I’m thrilled to announce the release of phase I of the new GPLLA Web site. Welcome. I’d also like to extend a much deserved thank you to RayAna Park, Nicole Engard and Jessica Carey for making this site happen.
This initial phase is designed to communicate vital GPLLA information such as association news, upcoming events and job postings. Planned additions to the site include a member wiki, a presentation bank, an electronic member directory and more. Keep checking back for new information, features and updates!
The 2008 installment of our highly successful, 6-week legal research course is set to begin Wednesday, February 13. Recommended for paralegals, legal secretaries and professionals looking to learn more about researching and understanding law, this course teaches participants about print and electronic Pennsylvania and federal governmental legal research.
Fore more information, see the Legal Research Course page on this Web site.
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