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45th ANNUAL MEETING

SOUTHWESTERN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

April 3 – April 5, 2003

Official Program

 

Presentations From the Meeting

PDAS IN THE LAW LIBRARY: SALAD SHOOTER, MICROWAVE OR STAINLESS STEEL GAS-FIRED RANGE?
(Download PowerPoint file)

60 GADGETS IN 60 MINUTES
(Download PowerPoint file)

REACHING YOUR MARKET: THE PUBLIC, LAW FIRMS AND STUDENTS
(Download PowerPoint file)

The original program about
Images of Librarianship can be accessed here.

Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
Sponsors | Committee Members

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

 

3:00 – 10 P.M. REGISTRATION

Marriott Lobby

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

 

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION

Marriott Lobby

7:45 A.M. – 8:45 P.M. EXHIBITS

Mill Creek Room

(PC-1) 8:15 – 11:45 A.M.

PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAM: BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH FOR THE NON-LAW LIBRARIAN

Sponsored by SWALL’s Legal Information to the Public Committee

Location: Southmoreland Room

Coordinators: Elizabeth Schneider, Librarian, Plattner, Schneidman & Schneider, P.C. and Peggy Martindale, Assistant Director, Tarrant County Law Library

Designed to introduce public, special, and academic librarians to the primary sources of state law they are likely to encounter in responding to legal reference questions. Presenters will discuss Kansas and Missouri statutes, case law, and court systems, legal resources available on the Internet, and conducting the legal reference interview.

12:00 – 1:30 P.M.

OPENING LUNCH

Location: Grand Ballroom F & G

Plenary Speaker: Stephen McAllister, Dean and Professor of Law, Kansas University School of Law

Coordinator: Sharon Wayland, Director, Tarrant County Law Library

Dean McAllister specializes in constitutional litigation and has appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States several times in recent years. He served as the first State Solicitor for Kansas and his Supreme Court briefs won Best Brief Prizes in 2001 and 2002 at the annual summer meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General.

(A-1) 1:45 – 3:15 P.M.

CAN YOU VOUCH FOR ME? HOW TO REQUEST AND GIVE EMPLOYEE JOB REFERENCES

Location: Southmoreland Room

Speaker and Coordinator: Anna Teller, Associate Director, Texas Wesleyan Law Library

Speakers: Susan Phillips, Director of the Library and Associate Dean, Texas Wesleyan Law School and Joan Stringfellow, Catalog Librarian, Texas Wesleyan Law Library

Find out about the etiquette, politics and legalities surrounding asking for and giving references. Who should you ask to be a reference and when should you ask them? What can you say, what should you say and what might you be forbidden to say when giving a reference? The presentation will also provide a brief look at the related topic of letters of reference.

(A-2) 1:45 – 3:15 P.M.

REACHING YOUR MARKET: THE PUBLIC, LAW FIRMS AND STUDENTS (Download PowerPoint file)

Location: Brush Creek Room

Speaker: Amy Hale-Janeke, Reference Librarian/Media Coordinator, San Diego County Public Library

Coordinator: Peggy Martindale, Assistant Director, Tarrant County Law Library

Many law libraries offer wonderful programs, materials, and reference help from professionals, but this information is often inadequately marketed to the targeted users. How can you get the information to your target efficiently and effectively? This program will discuss the various methods of marketing to your audience and will provide a demonstration of the newest marketing trend – an electronic newsletter. See an example of the type of e-newsletter we will be covering at: www.sdcll.org/newsletter/e-Newsletter.html#archives.

3:15 – 3:30 P.M. BREAK

Location: Mill/Brush Foyer

(B-1) 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

JUST SAY OHM: STRESS MANAGEMENT THROUGH MEDITATION

Location: Southmoreland Room

Speakers: Jon and Linda Caswell, Southern Methodist University

Coordinator: Sharon Wayland, Director, Tarrant County Law Library

Sit still, do nothing and improve your life! Meditation is widely recognized as a leading stress reliever. People who practice meditation daily report extraordinary results, like calm, peace of mind, diminished irritation and more time. In this class you will learn an easy, three-step meditation technique, refreshing reframes on attitude, many practical benefits of meditation, how-to’s for creating a daily practice, user-friendly techniques for quieting mind chatter, and practical understanding of what meditation is (and isn’t).

(B-2) 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

60 GADGETS IN 60 MINUTES (Download PowerPoint file)

Location: Brush Creek Room

Speakers: Barbara Fullerton, Manager of Library Services, Locke, Liddell & Sapp, LLP and Susan Skyzinski, LexisNexis

Coordinator: Yvonne Chandler, Associate Professor, University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences

Thousands of technology gadgets fill the marketplace every day. In today’s world technology gadgets are everywhere: the workplace, home, stores, churches, schools and government. Come and hear the Gadgeteers (Barbara Fullerton and Susan Skyzinski) show you new technology gadgets including PDAs, small printers, mini-disks, digital cameras, phones, pc tablets, handheld scanners, wireless devices, hard drives, and other itsy bitsy teeny weeny high tech gadgets. Participants can view the gadgets and ask questions of the speakers. Warning: Not all of the gadgets are library-related. Some are just plain fun. For a preview of the fun go to http://www.llrx.com/features/gadgets2.htm or http://www.llrx.com/features/wacky.htm.

5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

SWALL BOARD MEETING

Location: TBA

6:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

SWALL DINNER: A Taste of Kansas City – an Evening of Bar-B-Q and Jazz Tour

Location: Meet in the Marriott Lobby. Bus leaves at 6:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

 

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. REGISTRATION

Location: Marriott Lobby

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EXHIBITS

Location: Mill Creek Room

8:30 – 9:30 A.M.

BREAKFAST AND SWALL ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

Including Report from Ann Fessenden, AALL Executive Board

Location: Seville Ballroom

Coordinator: Kathryn Fitzhugh

Sponsored by LexisNexis

9:45 – 10:45 A.M.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Location: Southmoreland Room

Speaker: Sylvester James, Jr., Sly James Firm

Coordinator: Mon Yin Lung, Assistant Director and Head of Public Services, Florida International University Law Library

Mr. Sylvester James specializes in personal injury and nursing home negligence. He is currently President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and a Director of the Kansas City Bar Foundation.

10:45 – 11:00 A.M. BREAK

Location: Mill/Brush Foyer

Sponsored by Wm. S. Hein

(C-1) 11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

PLEASE, PLEASE, DON’T PUT ME IN A NURSING HOME – ARE SUCH SENTIMENTS JUSTIFIED? HOT TOPICS IN LONG TERM CARE

Location: Southmoreland Room

Speaker and Coordinator: Elizabeth Schneider, Librarian, Plattner, Schneidman & Schneider

Having to go to a nursing home is one of the greatest fears of growing old. As baby boomers age, they are concerned not only for their parents but also for themselves. While cost is always a concern, the larger issue is quality of care. The quality of care provided by nursing homes has been a topic of debate for decades. This program will look at new initiates proposed to improve quality of care and evaluate their success.

(C-2) 11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LAW AND LITERATURE: TWO BIG PICTURES

Location: Brush Creek Room

Speaker: Joyce Cray Pearson, Director, University of Kansas School of Law Library and James Owen, Law Student, University of Kansas School of Law

Coordinator: Mon Yin Lung, Assistant Director and Head of Public Services, Florida International University Law Library

This program will explore two themes in our legal system – law and order. Professor Pearson will focus on the law and the female perspective and how characters in legal text and film find or construct solutions to personal dilemma. Mr. Owen will concentrate on the film Minority Report, an important movie which examines future notions of legal order as they pertain to search and seizure, the absence of due process in our society, and other legal issues.

12:15 – 2:00 P.M.

LUNCH

Location: Main Street Grill

Sponsored by West Group

(D-1) 2:00 – 3:15 P.M.

YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE A LIBRARIAN! LIBRARIANS’ VIEWS OF PUBLIC PERCEPTION IN THE INTERNET AGE

Location: Southmoreland Room

Speaker: Amy Hale-Janeke, Reference Librarian/Media Coordinator, San Diego County Public Library

Coordinator: Sharon Wayland, Director, Tarrant County Law Library

Do you look like a librarian? The stereotype from the person on the street is "An older woman, with her hair in a tight bun, wearing glasses, a cardigan, and sensible shoes who says ‘Shh’ a lot." But the Internet and the information age have changed who we are and what we do. So why hasn’t it changed how we are perceived? Or has it? Come see the latest evolutions in our image!

The original program about images of librarianship can be accessed here.

(D-2) 2:00 – 3:15 P.M.

PDAS IN THE LAW LIBRARY: SALAD SHOOTER, MICROWAVE OR STAINLESS STEEL GAS-FIRED RANGE? (Download the PowerPoint presentation)

Location: Brush Creek Room

Speakers: Sharon Blackburn, Head of Reference and Instruction, Texas Tech University School of Law Library and David King, Web and Project Manager, Kansas City Public Library

Coordinator: Stephen Good, Texas Tech University School of Law Library

PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistant) and wireless technology may be a paradigm-shifting, earth shattering movement which redefine library collections and re-write job descriptions and organizational charts. Or not. David King was sent on a mission to find out and he’s come out of the hi-tech jungle with a report. Sharon Blackburn thinks that PDA’s are really cool and that she’s got one on her desk somewhere, maybe under that copy of Law Office Computing

3:15 – 3:30 BREAK

Location: Mill/Brush Foyer

3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES & COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Roundtables Location: Brush Creek Room

County Law Librarians; Private Law Librarians; Academic Law Librarians; Solo Law Librarians

Committee Meetings Location: Southland Room

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

 

Programs held at the University of Kansas School of Law,
Green Hall, in Lawrence, KS.

Bus leaves from Marriott at 8:00 a.m. and leaves Lawrence at 12:00 p.m.

8:00 – 9:30 A.M.

BREAKFAST

Pick up brown bag in the lobby and eat breakfast on the bus trip to Lawrence.

Breakfast sponsored by LexisNexis. Transportation sponsored by Kansas University School of Law.

(E-1) 9:45 – 11:00 A.M.

RARE, MEDIUM RARE, WELL DONE, AND BURNT: RARE LAW BOOKS, GIFTS, EXHIBITS AND PRESERVATION

Location: TBA

Speaker and Coordinator: Robert Mead, Head of Public and Faculty Services, Kansas University Law Library

Speakers: Michael H. Hoeflich, John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law, Kansas University School of Law, Lynne Fothergill, Reference and Information Services Librarian, Kansas University Law Library, and Laura Vannorsdel, Cataloging Assistant, Kansas University Law Library

This program will examine the challenges of safeguarding the physical record of American legal history. The speakers will highlight the interplay between collection management and collection development, especially as it relates to developing policies for rare books, collection conservation, and the acceptance of books as gifts. Further, the speakers will look at the public relations aspects of highlighting collections and gifts of rare law books as exhibits.

(F-1) 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

KANSAS UNIVERSITY LAW LIBRARY TOUR AND RECEPTION

Sponsored by University of Kansas School of Law.

Sponsors

THE 45TH ANNUAL MEETING OF SWALL
IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS
FROM THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS:
Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management
William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Kansas University School of Law
LexisNexis
Practising Law Institute
Research Institute of America
West Group
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Committee Members

 

Program Committee: Sharon Wayland, Chair; Diane Busbey; Yvonne Chandler; Stephen Good; Mon Yin Lung; Peggy Martindale; Elizabeth Schneider; Anna Teller

Local Arrangements Committee: Mon Yin Lung, Chair; Katherine Greene; Lynn Fothergill; Robert Mead; Mike McReynolds; Janet McKinney

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Last Updated: 4/18/2003