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SWALL BULLETIN

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FROM THE BENCH

President's Letter
from Beth Youngdale

SWALL AT AALL

SWALL Members at the Twin Cities: A Round up of the 2001 AALL Annual Meeting 
by Robert Hu

TRANSCRIPT

Minutes of SWALL Business Meeting: Minnesota
by Susan Spillman

WILLS AND ESTATES: 
ARCHIVAL AND PRESERVATION

Rice University's Seminar on Collection Preservation in Light of Hurricane Allison
by Mark Lambert

SIDEBAR

My AALL Experience: 2001
by Caren Luckie

Reflections Upon Retiring From The Colorado Supreme Court Library
by Lois Calvert

Changes in Law Libraries from 1996 to 2001:
Survey Data for Southwest Librarians

by Sue Altmeyer

STATUTORY SUPPLEMENTS:
STATE LEGISLATURES

Bills from 63rd Colorado Legislative Session of Interest to Law Librarians 
by Molly Otto

Compiling Legislative History in Texas
by Matthew Mantel

Arkansas Legislative History Research Guide 
by Kathryn C. Fitzhugh

EXPERT WITNESSES:
REGIONAL REPORTS

News From the CoALL Annual Holiday Party 
by Karen Selden 

COURT FILINGS: 
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

News from the Arkansas Supreme Court Library

News From the University of Arkansas

News from the University of Texas Tarlton Law Library

News From The Colorado Supreme Court

News from the National Indian Law Library in Boulder, Colorado

News from the Texas State Law Library

News from Vinson & Elkins in Houston
by Karl Gruben

News from the AALL Government Relations Committee:
Call For Nominations For The 2002 Public Access To Government Information Award

Fall 2001, Vol. 32 No. 2

FROM THE BENCH

PRESIDENT'S LETTER
by Beth Youngdale
Head of Reference
University of Texas

It's hard, given the events of September 11th, not to address, in some small way, the tragedies that occurred in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. While our region is physically removed from all three sites, spiritually and emotionally many of us still feel very affected by what happened. I have been struck over the last several weeks by the number of people, even at a distance, who know someone - or know someone who knows someone - who suffered a personal loss. To those of you who lost loved ones or friends, I extend the deepest sympathies of your friends and colleagues in SWALL.

In the spirit of moving on and getting back to work, I'd like to talk about a few exciting things that are going on in SWALL this year. First of all, I hope that everyone has gotten a chance to check out the new website that Kumar Percy has been working on along with Bob Hu, the other member of the SWALL Publications Committee. We are so appreciative of all the hard work the previous hosts of the website - University of Houston and Baylor - put into the basic design and upkeep.  Now we can look forward to what Kumar and Bob have in store for us.

The second item is our annual meeting in Ft. Worth this coming spring. Please join us April 18th through the 21st for great programs and good food – Texas-style. The Program and Local Arrangements Committees have been working, and will continue to work, diligently to coordinate interesting educational programs and fun extracurricular activities. For those of you worried about expenses, the Grant Committee will be announcing guidelines for financial assistance to attend the meeting.

Finally, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, headed by Arturo Torres, is in the process of revising the SWALL Handbook. The last revision took place in 1998, so it's time for an overhaul. If you have suggestions about revisions or would like to participate in some way, please contact Arturo.

That’s all for this installment. Enjoy the Fall issue of the SWALL Bulletin!

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