Have you been working on a big project that other law librarians might be interested in knowing about? Have you changed jobs recently? Have you traveled anywhere recently for work? Are you working on anything relating to work you do within your AALL committees, caucuses, or sections? Do you attend other chapters’ annual meetings? Do you attend ALA or SLA meetings? Share your news from those meetings! Do you want to review a legal research website that you like to use? Or just a website that you like in general? Do you want to write a book review? What blogs/twitter/other social media accounts do you follow and why?
In an effort to offer our members more news more often, GPLLA is bringing you a quarterly newsletter! GPLLA members are encouraged to submit articles for the Newsletter. Your fellow Chapter members want to hear about your library’s–or your own!–special projects; meetings and conferences where you have learned something new to share with colleagues; a review of a legal research thing (website, blog, book, etc); and all other kinds of issues related to law librarianship. If you have something that you’d like to share with your fellow chapter members, please send your ideas and submissions to Charlotte Schneider (email@example.com) and John Cannan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please join us for GPLLA’s Fall Webinar
November 12, 2014
12 PM – 1 PM
Vince DeLiberato, Director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau, will be speaking with us about the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). UELMA seeks to preserve online official state legal materials, making them permanently available to the public in their original form. On September 24th, Pennsylvania became the 12th state to enact this model law, following on the heels of its enactment in Delaware on July 23rd.
Mr. DeLiberato worked to secure the bill’s passage in PA and also served on the national drafting committee for the Model Act. He will provide us with an insider’s look on the legislative and lobbying process behind the bill and what impact it will have on law libraries and law librarianship.
Please join us for this interesting and timely program! Please RSVP to Lori Corso (email@example.com) to register for this program.
When: Wednesday, October 1st
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: The Field House
1150 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Located above the Market East train station)
What: Food, Drinks and Networking
Menu: Beer, wine and soft drink selections; various sandwiches, pizzas and appetizers will also be provided.
Please RSVP to Lori Corso (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 29th.
Also – stay tuned to the blog and listserv for a short Programming Survey—we’d like your input on what topics most interest you!
We are pleased to officially announce the program schedule for the 2014 GPLLA Institute, to be held on the afternoon of Friday, June 6 at Drexel University. We have three exciting programs being presented by our own members this year:
Legal Research Skills for the Practice-Ready Attorney will be presented by Matthew McGovern of Villanova University School of Law and Kathleen Coon of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads.
Bill Rueter of Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg will present The Aggressive Librarian: How Print is Dead and Why It’s Totally Fine.
Bill’s sense of humor and clever ideas will carry us into our final program of the day: Teaching Public Information Research Skills, presented by Benjamin Carlson and Amy Spare of Villanova University School of Law.
Once we conclude our afternoon of business we will relocate across Market Street to Landmark Americana for food and drink.
We hope you will be able to join us for this interesting afternoon of professional development!
Please join us on Friday June 6 for an afternoon of professional development followed by an early evening of networking and socializing. We will convene at Drexel’s Law School at 1 pm. Programming will conclude at 5:30 pm, after which we will reconvene for a networking happy hour.
Greater detail to follow soon.
You are invited to the GPLLA Spring Networking Happy Hour. Come meet the candidates for the 2014-15 GPLLA Board, discuss and share idea regarding our upcoming Annual Institute and network with colleagues old and new.
Where: Devil’s Alley Bar & Grill, 1907 Chestnut St. Philadelphia PA 19103, on the mezzanine level of the restaurant
When: Thursday April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
What: Moderate appetizers and refreshments
Please RSVP to Nicole Snyder by Monday April 21.
Each year GPLLA offers an introductory legal research course to Philadelphia-area professionals interested in learning more about researching and understanding Pennsylvania and federal laws. This highly recommended, highly successful course has proven especially helpful for paralegals and legal secretaries, in addition to librarians.
The 2014 course will be held at Jenkins Law Library:
To register, please download a copy of the registration form, fill it out and send it with a check for $100, made payable to “GPLLA”, to Suzanne Rosin at the address below:
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
One Logan Square, Ste 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996
Questions? Contact Suzanne at 215.988.2745 or email@example.com.
A special THANK YOU to Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw for their continued sponsorships of their respective classes.
We are pleased to deliver the new GPLLA 2013-2014 Membership Directory! In order to save on printing and delivery costs and to make the complete Directory available to as many of our members as possible, this year’s publication is a downloadable PDF document.
You can access a searchable list of GPLLA members and download the full PDF Directory through our website at gplla.org/w/gplla-members/ (please log in to view this content).
Contact Marianne Watson if you have any corrections or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thanks to our Membership Chair Marianne Watson, Committee Member Paul Riermaier, and Webmaster Dan Giancaterino for all their hard work publishing the GPLLA 2013-2014 Membership Directory in its new format.
The GPLLA Board
When: Monday September 9, 2013 (rain date: September 10)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Pop Up Garden
313 S. Broad Street (between Spruce & Pine Streets)
What: Food, Drinks and Networking
Registration: $5 to benefit our education fund, supporting webinars and scholarships for the upcoming year
Sponsor: Bloomberg BNA
Please RSVP to Nicole Snyder email@example.com by September 6.
ABout the PHS Pop-Up Garden:
“The Pop Up Garden brings to light the relationship between horticulture and the arts and also features a mobile restaurant offering endless good eats.” (phsonline.org)
This temporary space is on the University of Arts campus directly across the street from the Kimmel Center. The lively space features trees and other landscaping features, picnic tables and a terraced lounge area. Iron Chef Jose Garces has designed the menu of tasty picnic inspired treats.
Food & Beverage Selections:
- Draft Beer
- Frozen margarita
- Iced tea
- Root beer
- Iced coffee
- Cucumber mint water
- South Philly dog
- Pretzel bites
- Pie in a jar
- Ice cream sandwich
- Various sandwiches
The Board would like to cordially invite you to the 2013 GPLLA Institute on Friday, June 7 at Drexel’s Earle Mack School of Law. Please RSVP to me no later than May 31. Please fill out the attached form.Institute-Registration-Form-2013
Topic: “Running a Digital Law Library: Anticipating Potential Futures”
This program is designed to survey the current digital initiatives of various law library environments, one academic, one firm, and one public. It is also meant to foster creative solutions for future initiatives, taking into consideration budget, space, and copyright concerns.
Date: Friday, June 7, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, 3320 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
9:00-10:00 Registration and Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Morning Session with the Panelists
11:15-12:15 Panel Conclusion and Q&A
1:45-2:15 Presentation by AALL Board Member
2:15-3:00 GPLLA Annual Board Meeting, 2012-2013 Board Elections, Honors and Awards
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Jenkins Law Library
Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP
Director of Library Services
Registrations will be also accepted at the Institute.
Questions? Please contact:
Sunita V. Balija