The Nominations Committee Needs You! As Past President, Stosh Jonjak is Chair of our Nominations Committee. It is time for the Committee to begin their work for this year as nominations are due by March 15th. He needs a few members to help. Contact Stosh at ajonjak@ReedSmith.com

Tuesday February 10th - PACERPRO webinar - Save the Date!  
WPLLA's February program is on PacerPro. We will send out an email with more details about the webinar.  For more information about PacerPro, please see ABA Journal  article dated 3/1/14, Service offers a better way to search Federal court records than PACER.  

A program topic member survey is coming soon! Additional tentative WPLLA programs being planned are: 

  • February/March - Local Business Research: Historic and Current

  • April - Tech Year in Review

The Fall 2014 WPLLA Newsletter is full of scintillating information.

Here is the 2014-15 WPLLA Membership Form.

Here is the 2014 WPLLA Annual Report.

Visit our new Facebook page to see photos from our events and follow our news.

Past events

Members met November 18th for the latest installment of Roundtable on Management, hosted by Rob Duncan at K&L Gates. Powerpoint slides are available here: So You Want to Manage a Law Library? Advice from Rookie and Veteran Managers Alike

WPLLA's Annual Holiday Event was lots of fun. See the WPLLA Facebook page for event photos.

Watch the Hein Online interview with Frank Liu, Director of the Duquesne Law School Library, for the "Oral History of Law Librarianship."

Congratulations to WPLLA members Joel Fishman and Dittakavi Rao who received "The Connie E. Bolden Publication Award" for their 2010 co-authored work, Navigating Legal Research & Technology: Quick Reference Guide to the 1,500 Most Common Questions About Traditional Online Legal Research. The award was presented to them July 22, 2012, at the American Association of Law Libraries Conference in Boston, during the Academic Law Libraries--Special Interest Section Reception and Awards Program.

Whether you enjoyed or missed The Stosh and Susanna Show: Cool Tools and Slick Tricks, you can now experience a modified webinar version of it online via the Special Libraries Association. See also John DiGilio's Bubbling Under program for leads to other interesting tools.

Thank you for participating in the BLOOD DRIVE in honor of WPLLA member Bob Sullivan. Read Bob's story in this flyer.

The Program Planning Committee is looking for members! It's lots of fun, very important, and promises not to take-up too much time. Contact Cindy if you're interested in joining.

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.

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