Druet Cameron Klugh, reference librarian at the University of Colorado Law Library, co-presented "Computer Assisted Legal Research Options" to the Law Office Technology Committee of the Colorado Bar Association on May 2, 2002. Their topic canvassed subscription and free sites on the Internet, such as Westlaw.com, Lexis.com, LoisLaw.com, QuickLaw.com, Findlaw.com, and LexisOne.com. They focused on the importance of self-assessments in order to identify what resources are best for particular research needs, as well as evaluating database resources and licensing agreements so people can make sure they get what they pay for.
The University of Colorado Law Library welcomes Joanne Dugan as the new head of public services. Dugan was formerly a manager of library relations at West Group.
Druet Cameron Klugh, reference librarian at the University of Colorado Law Library, received an AALL Type 1 scholarship and a LexisNexis /John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship in July. Klugh is the immediate past president of the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and is attending the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Jane Thompson, former head of faculty services at the University of Colorado Law Library, has been promoted to assistant director for faculty services in recognition of her outstanding service and performance.
James G. Durham, Publications and Reference Librarian at South Texas College of Law, recently served as Chair of the organizing committee for an "Alternative Family Law CLE," co-sponsored by the College and by the Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston. The CLE had 65 attendees and 9 speakers for the full-day seminar which focused on the legal rights of unmarried heterosexual couples, non-sexual roommates, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered families. Mayor Lee Brown of Houston proclaimed September 25, 2002, "Alternative Family Law Day" in honor of the groundbreaking event. A copy of the proclamation was unveiled and presented to Dean Frank T. Read at the beginning of the program.