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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.

2015 WPLLA Spring Banquet  -  Tuesday, May 12 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The WPLLA Spring Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Caffé Amante, Fifth Avenue Place, in downtown Pittsburgh. The event will include dinner and cash bar. Ann Unger and the Programming Committee are busy with the final arrangements. AALL Executive Board Member Amy Eaton will be the banquet’s featured guest, speaking on the Board’s work and the future of law libraries. Ms. Eaton is the Seattle Library Manager of Perkins Coie LLP, and a member of AALL-SIS Private Law Libraries. Many thanks to LexisNexis for their sponsorship of the event. Watch for an upcoming invitation from Ann Unger to RSVP.

Upcoming WPLLA Programs - Program Topic member survey coming soon

  • April 29 - Current and historical business research featuring speakers from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh downtown business branch and the University of Pittsburgh Archives. 
  • Date pending - New technology tools, presented by Stosh Jonjak

Here is the 2014-15 WPLLA Membership Form.

Here is the 2014 WPLLA Annual Report.


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Professional Reading



AALL Spectrum
Monthly articles about work in law libraries

Websites of Law Library Groups

Pennsylvania Legal Research Guides

Law Librarian Blogs

portal on Justia.com

WPLLA Officers 2014-2015
 
President: Cindy Cicco
Vice-President: Ann Ungar
Treasurer: Amy Gillin
Secretary: Sallie Smith
Members-at-large: Donna Kielar
Sue Megarry
Past President: Stosh Jonjak
Author Mary Frailey Calland Jean, Mary, and Amy Michele Kristakis

CONTACT US:  

Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association

P.O. Box 3716

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3705