SWALL Bulletin



President's Letter
Beth Youngdale


SWALL Reception

Legal Historical Materials in a Nutshell


SWALL Committee Members 2001-2002


Minutes of SWALL Annual Business Meeting
Hyla Bondareff


SWALL Treasurer's Report
Susan T. Phillips


Southeast Meets Southwest: A Librarian’s Personal Odyssey
Carol Arnold

Fried Okra and Killer Iced Tea
Amy Hale Janeke


Overview of the Texas 77th Legislative Session, 2001
Ana M. Sifuentes-Martinez

Legislation Affecting the Practice of Law in Texas : A Review of the 77th Legislative Session
Laura K. Justiss

Bills From The New Mexico 2001 Legislature
Tracey Kimball


News From the CoALL Institute 
Karen Selden 

Sally Holterhoff Visits with CoALL
Karen Selden


Tarlton Law Library Hosts: Language & The Law Conference
December 6 - 8, 2001

News from the Arkansas Supreme Court Library

News From The University Of New Mexico

SWALL Bulletin
The Official Publication of SWALL: 
The Southwestern Association of Law Libraries
A Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries

Summer 2001, Vol. 32 No. 1

Minutes of SWALL Annual Business Meeting

July 13, 2000 – April 9, 2001

President Mark Estes called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. April 20, 2001 at the Sheraton Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

The minutes of the July 17, 2000 Business Meeting in Philadelphia were approved.

Finance – Susan Phillips by Anna Teller

Because this is a joint meeting with SEAALL, the accounts are not reconciled until later. We currently have $19,268.46 in the Coco-Miller account and $20,128.51 in the checking account for a total of $39,396.97.

Grants – Anna Teller

Two applications were received and two grants awarded. The Kate Mara grant was awarded to Ava Hicks, Arkansas Supreme Court Library and the Coco-Miller grant went to Carol Arnold from the University of Tulsa. Two $750 grants are available to attend the AALL meeting in Minneapolis.


Five new members were recognized.

Location of Annual Meetings

The 2002 meeting will be in Fort Worth, Texas from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Susan Phillips, Anna Teller and four others are doing the local arrangements.

2003 was scheduled for Little Rock, but because of their ABA inspection, they are postponing until 2004 or 2005. We are thinking of New Orleans and looking for volunteers. Mon Yin volunteered to look into hotel availability in Kansas City and Anna Teller is going to explore New Orleans.

2004. The membership seemed pretty set on keeping the Texas every other year structure and thus finding a site in Texas for 2004. San Antonio and Houston were discussed as possibilities, though, San Antonio doesn’t seem great because of the AALL meeting there. A lot of people did, though, express interest in Albuquerque.

2005 - Little Rock

Atlanta Meeting - Rhea Ballard

There are 275 SEAALL-SWALL attendees, 36 vendor donors and 20 vendor booths at the meeting. The hotel has not yet provided firm numbers, however, a profit is anticipated.

Minneapolis – Mark Estes

The group was in favor of once again holding a joint multi chapter (SWALL, HALL, DALL) cocktail reception with a quick business meeting in lieu of a lunch or breakfast meeting.

Nominations - Sharon Blackburn

The slate of officers was presented and unanimously approved. Elected are Beth Youngdale for President, Kathryn Fitzhugh for Vice President/President-Elect, Susan Spillman for Secretary, and Joan O’Mara for Treasurer.

Additional Announcements

Thanks was given to Mark Estes for stepping in to be president and to David Gay for continuing to help.

Beth will post committee preference sheets on the web sit.

Mark turned the leadership over to Beth and she presented him with a plaque.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Hyla Bondareff

Associate Director
Washington University Law Library

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