Feb 21, 2014
Marianne Watson

GPLLA 2013-2014 Membership Directory – Now Available

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 mwatson@cozen.com.

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.

Thank you,
The GPLLA Board

Aug 12, 2013
Marianne Watson

You are invited to the GPLLA Fall Networking Happy Hour

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 nicole.snyder@novakdruce.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:

  • Wine
  • Draft Beer
  • Frozen margarita
  • Iced tea
  • Root beer
  • Lemonade
  • Iced coffee
  • Cucumber mint water
  • South Philly dog
  • Hummus
  • Pretzel bites
  • Pie in a jar
  • Ice cream sandwich
  • Various sandwiches


May 21, 2013


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
11:00-11:15      Break
11:15-12:15      Panel Conclusion and Q&A
12:15-1:45       Lunch
1:45-2:15         Presentation by AALL Board Member
2:15-3:00         GPLLA Annual Board Meeting, 2012-2013 Board Elections, Honors and Awards



Benjamin Carlson

Villanova University

Emerging Technologies Librarian


Regina Smith

Jenkins Law Library

Executive Director


Nicole Snyder

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP

Director of Library Services


Registrations will be also accepted at the Institute.

Questions?  Please contact:

Sunita V. Balija



Apr 24, 2013
Kristen Rook

GPLLA Spring Happy Hour 2013

Greetings GPLLA members!

Please join us for GPLLA’s Spring Happy Hour.

Nodding Head
1516 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19102

Thursday, May 2

Please RSVP to Sunita Balija at svb24@drexel.edu by April 25.

Thank you to Westlaw for their generous sponsorship of this event!

Nov 8, 2012

GPLLA Holiday Party

The GPLLA Board would like to invite you to our 2012 Holiday Party!  Please join us for an evening of revelry to ring in the holiday season.

When:   Thursday, December 6th, 5:30-7:30PM

Where:  Cozen O’Connor

1900 Market Street,

5th Floor (Guests will be directed by building security at the main entrance)


*Special thanks to Westlaw and Bloomberg for sponsoring this event!


Please RSVP to Sunita Balija at svb24@drexel.edu by Thursday, November 29.

Oct 24, 2012

GPLLA Programming Survey

We are working on a number of events in the upcoming months and would like to offer future programs that appeal to a wide range of GPLLA members.  Your feedback can help us determine the best ways to develop fun, informative events that everybody can enjoy!  Please click on the link below and let us know what you think by completing this brief survey before November 5, 2012:


We appreciate all your feedback and suggestions.  Stay tuned for our upcoming programs!

Oct 11, 2012

GPLLA Fall Program

Greetings GPLLA members!

We would like to welcome you to attend our Fall Program, which will feature a narrative bibliography by John Cannan, Reference Librarian at Earle Mack School of Law’s Legal Research Center.


A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act

“Legislative procedure dictates what documents are available in legislative history. While the use of legislative procedures is dynamic (i.e., legislators continually develop new uses for old rules), traditional legislative history is static. As a result, legislative history researchers may be missing documents and looking for documents where they do not exist. This talk uses the health care legislation of 2009-2010 to show how legislative history is done now and how it differs from the traditional model.  It will also discuss resources law librarians need to know to understand and communicate modern legislative history.” –John Cannan

When:                  November 1,  5:30-7:30PM

Where:                 Jenkins Law Library Multi Purpose Room

833 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Please RSVP to Sunita Balija at svb24@drexel.edu by Thursday, October 25.


We hope to see you there!

Sep 26, 2012

GPLLA Fall Happy Hour 2012

GPLLA will host its Annual Fall Happy Hour on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Come meet the new members, see old friends, and hear about opportunities for the coming year.

Smith’s Restaurant and Bar

39-41 S 19th St. Philadelphia, PA 10103



Please RSVP to Sunita Balija by October 11.


Sunita V. Balija

Access Services, Reserves, and Document Delivery

Legal Research Center

Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University

3320 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 571-4724


May 2, 2012
Kristen Rook

GPLLA Annual Institute 2012

Please join your colleagues for a day of professional development on Friday, June 1, 2012 at Temple University’s School of Law, Shusterman Hall.  This year’s topic is a panel discussion about Foreign Law Librarianship.

Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:    Temple University School of Law, Shusterman Hall
                 1719 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

9:00-10:00     Registration and Breakfast
10:00-11:00   Morning Session with the Panelists
11:00-11:15    Break
11:15-12:15    Panel Conclusion and Q&A
12:15-1:45      Lunch
1:45-2:15        Presentation by AALL Board Member
2:15-3:00       GPLLA Annual Board Meeting, 2012-2013 Board Elections, Honors and Awards

Panel Members

Vicenc Feliu
Villanova University
Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law

Gabriela Femenia
University of Pennsylvania
Foreign and International Law Librarian

Eugene Hsue
Temple University
Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian

**Program description and panelists bio information will be available shortly.**

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 29, 2012.  Click here for the Institute Registration Form 2012.  Registrations will be accepted at the Institute.

Questions?  Please contact:
Mary Elizabeth Newsom
Research Librarian
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

May 2, 2012
Kristen Rook

GPLLA Spring Happy Hour 2012

GPLLA will host its annual Spring Happy Hour on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Come socialize with your colleagues, learn about volunteer opportunities and discuss ideas for GPLLA 2012-2013!  Happy Hour will be held at:

Smokin’ Betty’s (11th and Sansom Streets)

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there! 

Please RSVP to Mary Elizabeth no later than Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Mary Elizabeth Newsom
Research Librarian
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
p: 215.564.8610 | f: 215.564.8120