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  • 16 Nov 2020 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AALL is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes newer members who have made significant contributions to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing excellence.

    Selection criteria include:

    • The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
    • The nominee must be in their first 10 years of law library experience
    • The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
    • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
    • The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of their continuing activities must be provided.

    The nomination deadline is February 1st. Letters of recommendation can take some time to gather and holidays are approaching, so we encourage you to begin the process as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline.

    More details on the award, including a link to the Nomination Form, can be found here: Emerging Leader Award


  • 16 Nov 2020 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2020 GPLLA Virtual Institute

     

    November 20, 2020

    Events from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    All events will take place online.

     

     

    Keynote Address

    Work and Life during the Pandemic: Leadership Skills for Challenging Times

    (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

    Join researcher, educator, coach, professor, and working parent, Dr. Alyssa Westring, for a webinar as she provides evidence-based, practical guidance on how to gain a greater sense of purpose, control, and connection as you strive to meet the demands of remote work and life during these turbulent times.

     

     

    Alyssa F. Westring is Associate Professor of Management at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University. She is co-author of Parents Who Lead: The Leadership Approach You Need to Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life. An award-winning educator, Westring shares her expertise on leadership, work/life integration and women's careers in leading academic and popular outlets and is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. She has two school-aged children and lives in Chicago.


    Register Now

     

    Programs

    (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

    Following the keynote address, we will host two moderated sessions for GPLLA members to discuss the many lessons we have learned, both personally and institutionally, during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Forced to make repeated pivots, we have all experienced successes and missteps. Drawing on the collective experience of our professional community, these sessions will provide a space to share the techniques, strategies, and practices that have proven successful for navigating these unprecedented times.

    If you have questions or topics that you would specifically like to see addressed during these sessions, please include them in the registration form.


    Register Now

     

    GPLLA 50th Anniversary Happy Hour

    (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

    Please join us after the programs for a virtual happy hour to (re)connect with colleagues and commemorate GPLLA’s 50th Anniversary.

    No separate registration is necessary--the happy hour will immediately follow the afternoon programs and will use the same Zoom link.


     

    Please note: there will be no registration fee for this year’s Institute. This has been made possible with generous support from our sponsors.


     

    We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!


  • 10 Jun 2020 4:05 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association wishes to express its support of the Black Lives Matter movement against oppression and state-sanctioned brutality. As legal information professionals, we must acknowledge that racism has deeply influenced the U.S. legal system from colonial times through the present day. We believe that the U.S. Constitution is not serving its purpose to ensure due process and equal protection. From slavery through Jim Crow, the MOVE bombing, and the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, the law has often been used as an instrument of oppression to deny the value of Black Lives while exploiting the value of Black labor.

    It is up to all of us to renounce this history and set a just path for the future. We call upon all of our members to take action however they can, personally and professionally, against racism, state violence, and white supremacy in all its myriad forms. We particularly encourage our members to examine and confront the ways in which exclusion and conscious or unconscious bias has shaped our own libraries and workplaces.

    GPLLA exists to promote librarianship and foster a spirit of cooperation in the profession. As a chapter of AALL, our ethical principles call for us to oppose discrimination and value diversity. The Board will be considering ways in which GPLLA can help to foster a racially inclusive vision of law librarianship, and we invite all of our members, especially those from marginalized communities, to offer suggestions about how GPLLA can play a productive role. We are here to listen.


  • 1 Jun 2020 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2020-21 GPLLA Board election! We are pleased to announce the results and hope that you will join us in congratulating the new board members!

    Vice President/President-Elect: Dave Haendler 

    Secretary: Leigh Cohen

    Treasurer: Kristen Matteucci

    Director-at-Large: Erin Vassalotti

    If you are interested in running for a board position in a future election, please let us know! We love to provide leadership opportunities for our membership.

    Wishing you all safety and good health! 


  • 20 Mar 2020 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    Dear GPLLA Members,

    GPLLA is committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and colleagues during these uncertain times. At this time, we have chosen to cancel all in-person events until the city of Philadelphia lifts the current coronavirus restrictions.  Members with questions about AALL’s response and the annual meeting should refer to the AALL Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources page.

    This also means that we have decided to postpone the GPLLA 50th Anniversary Dinner until further notice.

    GPLLA’s founding meeting was held on March 10, 1970 and was organized by Susan G. Alford and Vicki M. Ward. Ms. Alford served as GPLLA’s first president from 1970-1971 and was succeeded by Ms. Ward who served as president from 1971-1972. We will gather as an association and celebrate our organization’s first 50 years and all the members who have contributed to its longevity and support of the profession as soon as it is safe to do so.  We will share further details with everyone as soon as we are able.

    If anyone has questions about GPLLA events, please reach out to any of the board members.

    Thank you for your continued support and wishing you all safety and good health.

     

    Janet Peros

    GPLLA President 2019-2020


  • 2 Jan 2020 10:46 PM | Anonymous

    The GPLLA website has a new look!

    Current GPLLA members have access to members-only features such as the member directory, minutes from prior board meetings, presentations from past professional development events, and a forum.  

    Use the forgot password link on the login page to request a password. 

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