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Apr 10, 2008

AALL Registration Grant Has Been Awarded

Congratulations to Andrea Guldalian of Duane Morris. She’s been selected to receive the AALL Registration Grant. Enjoy the conference in Portland Andrea!

Mar 6, 2008

2008 GPLLA Panel Discussion at Drexel

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

Barbara Felicetti

Regional Librarian 

Library Service Group

Nancy Garner

Head of Information & Research Services

Jenkins Law Library

Gregory Weyant

Library Director

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel

Tim Von Dulm

Reference Librarian

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. 

Feb 13, 2008

Scholarship And Grant Applications Are Updated!

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.

Feb 11, 2008

Professional Development Seminar

What:Learn to separate the myths from the facts, learn about the tools that are available to your libraries and most importantly learn about how open source can free you from the costs associated with many proprietary library products.
Who: Taught by Nicole Engard, Open Source Evangelist at LibLime (for more info. see Nicole’s bio at
Where: Jenkins Law Library,

When: Wednesday, March 5 from noon -1pm

Jan 18, 2008

Welcome to the New GPLLA Web Site!

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!

Susan Posternock

GPLLA President

Jan 18, 2008

GPLLA Legal Research Course to Begin 2/13/08

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.

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Pennsylvania Research

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Secondary Sources plus Electronic Research: Internet

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Electronic Research: Lexis

Jan 18, 2008

Legal Research Course

Statutory Research