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Tuesday September 29th, join us for our program Your opinion matters!: A WPLLA Members Discussion and Roundtable
This program will be a round table format. There will be 5 topics to discuss and each will last exactly 10 minutes, the timer will be set. The format is intended to allow everyone to be part of the conversation. While the topics are subject to change, these are the areas we hope to cover.
Authors needed for the Fall newsletter!
We need you! Please consider writing a piece or sharing a picture about something that interests you (It can be related to law-librarianship or purely about personal interests to help members get to know each other better.) If you are a new (newish) WPLLA member, tell us a little about yourself. Share with us what activities you pursued over the summer. If you attended the AALL annual conference, what presentations had an impact on you? What is the most challenging/frustrating/boring aspect of your job, and how to you deal with it? If you attend a WPLLA program, contribute a summary of the event. Have you read any entertaining/interesting fiction or non-fiction law-related books that you’d like to tell us about?
The Deadline for submitting contributions is October 9.
Please contact Sallie Smith to submit articles/photos or ask questions.
Renew your WPLLA membership
If you haven't renewed your membership, please send your forms in now!
2015-2016 WPLLA Membership Form
Spring 2015 WPLLA Newsletter Available now
EDITOR’S NOTE 2
LIFE AFTER A MERGER 4
TECHNOLOGY CORNER 5
MAKE WAY FOR MILLENIALS 6
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 7
PROGRAM NOTES 8
ADVOCACY INITIATIVE 9
RETIREMENT NEWS 10
JOB TITLES GROW 11
MEETING MINUTES 12
HOLIDAY RECAP 15
CONFERENCE PLANS 16
New Ad Hoc Committee on Legal Research Programs- Your help needed!
The Executive Board decided that it is time to reevaluate the Legal Research summer program’s direction and focus. We want to ensure we are offering a summer program that is relevant to those who need the program. We have decided not to offer a program this year to allow time to develop a top-notch program going forward.
We are looking for people interested in serving on an Ad Hoc Committee to examine who our audience is and what our program's content should be. We need representatives from all types of libraries in WPLLA: academic, firm, court, and county law libraries. Most Committee work is done virtually so please do not let distance dissuade you from volunteering to be a part of this effort.
If you are interested in helping WPLLA develop this program, please contact Cindy Chicco.
Here is the 2014
WPLLA Annual Report.
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Do you have an independent study project for a library science student? If so, post a description on the WPLLA list and our student members will get in touch with you.
Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association
P.O. Box 3716
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3705