This post highlights materials in recent chapter newsletters that may be of interest to librarians outside those chapters.

The January/February 2014 issue of the HALL Newsletter, publication of the Houston Association of Law Librarians, has a short article on the development of functional competencies for technology in legal practice. Like the recent AALL legal research competencies, standards for knowledge of legal technology would guide instruction so lawyers can effectively and ethically utilize technology in their practice.

The Spring 2014 issue of the SWALL Bulletin, publication of the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, has an annotated bibliography of introductory texts for various aspects of international law. The bibliography would be useful for librarians looking to begin or update a basic collection of secondary sources on international law.