Presidents' Letter
By Beth Youngdale




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

Fall 2001, Vol. 32 No. 3

From the Bench


Presidents' Letter

Head of Reference
University of Texas

As this is my last letter as SWALL President, I will try to keep this brief both for your sake and my own. Id like to thank you all for the opportunity to be President this year.  Its been a challenging and rewarding experience.  The best part of the job has been working with colleagues sometimes on small items, sometimes on larger issues.  Through those interactions, Ive learned that were a diverse group with amazing talents and personalities.  Its been a pleasure to serve with all of you. 

Ive learned that were a diverse group with amazing talents and personalities.

The annual meeting is just around the corner and I am looking forward to the excellent programs Kathryn Fitzhugh and the Program Committee have put together for us.  Theres something for everyone:  privacy, marketing, teaching, immigration law and gadgets, just to name a few.  I am confident weve managed to find speakers who will pique the interest of professionals from all areas of law librarianship.  The Local Arrangements Committee has also arranged to have Bob Berring speak at lunch on Friday, and our own Barbara Bintliff, AALL President, will be speaking at the Breakfast and Business Meeting Friday morning. 

I hope that everyone will get an opportunity to explore the sights of Ft. Worth.  The Local Arrangements Committee has arranged for dinner at the Ft. Worth Zoo one of the top zoos in the nation and provided links through the SWALL website to other sites of interest around the city.  If youre an art lover consider the Kimbell Art Museum, currently exhibiting the works of Murillo, or the Amon Carter Museum that has some incredible sculptures and paintings by Frederick Ramington and Charles Russell.  While you can visit the Cowtown Coliseum and Stockyards, dont be fooled into thinking the only thing Ft. Worth has going for it are the cows! 

Well, I guess thats it from my end. I will confidently hand the reigns over to Kathryn at the annual meeting this year. I know she will do an excellent job and I hope that many of you will make yourselves available to a SWALL experience by volunteering for committees!




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