SWALL Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Gearing Up

It's that time--getting ready for SWALL's annual meeting. This year it is in Little Rock. The theme is Big Ideas Come From Little Rock. And I must say the sessions really "rock"! Topics include blogs, roles of the law librarian, technology future, e-filing, cybertheft, marketing, research, etc. And let's not forget the opening dinner is at the new Clinton Presidential Library, which is an odd building. So close-up shots will be needed. I will post photos later.

Another sad news: I heard the hotel and conference center does not have Wi-Fi nor does it have Internet connections. WHAT??? In today's world....come on Doubletree! So I'm going to have to find an alternative place to "hook in." Anyone in Little Rock have any suggestions?

3 Comments:

  • I am Yvonne Chandler, Vice President-President Elect of SWALL for 2005. As Program Chairperson I am so happy to say "It's Finally Here." I takeoff for Little Rock tomorrow morning and will begin the party when I arrive.

    It's going to be a great annual meeting.

    By Blogger Yvonne Chandler - UNT, at 3:59 PM  

  • Good News, I checked with the Doubletree Hotel and they do offer free wireless highspeed Internet access.

    Yvonne

    By Blogger Yvonne Chandler - UNT, at 7:32 AM  

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2005 State Law Library May Be on
    House's Chopping Block
    Legislators are looking to throw the book at the State
    of Georgia Law Library. A bill that House lawmakers
    could approve as early as today would shutter the
    library's doors to the public and limit access to the
    attorney general's office, state government officials,
    lawmakers and the judicial branch.

    Sen. Judson Hill, the bill's author, said he coordinated
    the legislation with the attorney general's staff and
    the governor's office. He was swayed by their arguments
    that no one uses the library. "Most people I talk to
    either don't know it exists or they don't know where it
    is," said Hill. Closing the library won't save the state any money but
    will allow the state law department, which operates the
    library, to use the money to maintain its internal
    library, said AG spokesman Russ Willard. Willard said the public can use the law libraries at
    Georgia State University or the University of Georgia,
    as well as the legal libraries that many counties
    operate. "Practically everything here [that] is
    available to the public is either available at another
    law library or online," he said. Nancy Johnson, head librarian at the Georgia State law
    library, disputed Willard's assertion that her library
    could serve the public as well as the state law library
    does. "But it's very limited. ... We just don't have the
    time."

    By Blogger Yvonne Chandler - UNT, at 7:40 AM  

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