Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Items of Note from the LLAA Fall 2007 Meeting

Volunteers Needed!

If you didn't get a chance to sign up at the meeting, please contact the LLAA Committee Chairs. If you are interested in serving on a LLAA Committee, please contact the Committee Chair by November 1, 2007.

Education & Program Committee - Myra Sabel, Chair

Bylaws Committee- JohnHightower,Chair

Newsletter Committee-Tim Lewis, Chair

Membership Committee - Elizabeth "DeDe" Bradsher, Chair

Scholarship Committee-Robb Farmer, Chair

Website Committee - Mandy Haddin, Chair

Long Range Planning - Gigi Panagotacos, Chair

Members include Executive Board - member suggestions always welcome!

If you are interested in serving on and/or being the Chair of the Nominations Committee, or serving as a Member- at- Large, I am still looking for volunteers before I have to appoint someone ;-). Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you for your interest and support in the growth and viability of LLAA!

Community Service

If LLAA would like to present a program at the Alabama Library Association (ALLA) annual convention April 22-25th in Birmingham, I need your proposals ASAP. Several ideas were mentioned at our Fall meeting - Free Legal Sites on the Web, Unauthorized Practice of Law, and others. If you would like to offer a proposal and/or present at the meeting, proposal are due to ALLA by the end of October. The theme is "Under One Umbrella, Alabama Libraries Come Together" and provides a nice way for LLAA to become involved on a continuing basis. Check out the ALLA Convention site.

I apologize for the short notice but I need your proposals by Monday October 30, 2007. The Executive Board will select a program to submit. Thank you!


As I mentioned at the meeting, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) extended an invitation to all chapters to join them in celebrating their 50th Anniversary. If you would like to join in on the festivities and represent LLAA, please check out the annual meeting information.

Cruise dates -- April 10 - 14, 2008


LLAA member Robb Farmer, Faulkner University Jones School of Law Library, will moderate a Research, Instruction, Patron Services (RIPS)Webinar titled:
Technical Issues & Practical Matters: A Law Library Q & A on Legal Technology on Thursday November 15, 2007 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time.
Please review the flyer for more information

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Local Acts Database

The Public Affairs Research Council at Samford University now has many local acts in an electronic database which can be searched. Visit the database here.

I have also added it to the Bibliography.

Warning: The data base is not complete.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Loose leaf pagination

Posted by John Hightower:

Does anyone ever complain to publishers about pagination in loose-leaf publications? I've had an editor at a major publisher tell me that he had NEVER received a complaint about pagination. My complaint was about adding a page with only three lines of type BEFORE another page with only four lines of type. Couldn't they have just reprinted the page with four lines by adding the three lines to it? It would have used the same amount of paper and kept the pagination simpler!

Am I alone in thinking this practice is wacko? It overcrowds notebooks and reduces the accuracy of updating.

What can we do?

Welcome to the new blog!

Welcome to the LLAA blog!

In the coming months, I will beging to revamp the LLAA web site (once again) to help it catch up with the changing online times. A blog will make it a little more stream-lined and easier to update than what we currently have. I hope. Oh, I will have the comments feature activated on the blog so if you would like to comment to a post, feel free.