SNELLA's Obiter Dicta
Official Election Results
President - Christopher Roy
Vice-President / President Elect - Susan Scoville
Secretary - Janet Zigadto
Treasurer - Theresa Baylock
Members-at-Large - Sandi Phillips and Caroline Grillo Benoit
Nominating Committee - Doug Apicella, Steve Mirsky, and Louise Tucker
Earlier this month, SNELLA signed on in support of the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act. The bill revises the current distance learning exception to the Copyright Act so that it is remains relevant in the information age by expanding the ways in which digital content can be used for distance education purposes. A letter signed by SNELLA and many other organizations, including the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and National Education Association, was sent to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Minority Leader Richard Gephardt on August 5th. The letter encourages the passage of the bill before the 107th Congress ends. To learn more about the TEACH Act, link to http://www.ala.org/washoff/disted.htmlor link to the Thomas bill summary and status at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d107:s.487:.
Speaking of digital content, if you haven’t visited SNELLA’s new website (http://snella.org/), I encourage you to browse through it. The vastly improved site has membership and scholarship information, recent newsletters, and contact information for SNELLA officers and board members. Do you have ideas for SNELLA.org content that you think should be added? Feel free to contact me or Susan Scoville with your ideas. SNELLA.org is your website.
Ideas for the fall program are currently being considered, and my goal is to get an announcement out soon.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
In September 1982, the first issue of SNELLA's Obiter Dicta was mailed. The articles for that first issue were all typed on a typewriter, heading were rub-on-letters (Prestype) and the ornate border was cut out of a book with scissors and pasted onto the newsletter page.
SNELLA needs volunteers to submit recommendations for the SNELLA website content, to work at next year's CLA Meeting and to write articles for the newsletter. Contact: Chris Roy.
Education Committee: Claudia Jalowka
Placement Committee: Janet Zigadto
Publications Committee: Lawrence Cheeseman
Public Relations Chair: Steve Mirsky
Scholarship Committee: Sandee Molden
Technology Committee: Mary Scott
Public Relations/ CBA Liaison/ AALL Relations Liaison: Dottie McCaughtry