2006 Feb 17

February 17, 2006 - Cartwright Law Library, Oklahoma State Capitol

Darin Fox (OU), Fred Wheeler (Thomson-West), David Gay (TU), Ann Walsh Long (Fellers, Snider), Elaine Bradshaw (OU), Marilyn Nicely (OU), Louise Lindsey (TU), Jerry Stephens (US Court of Appeals), Amanda Lemon (TU), Dan Bell (TU), Courtney Selby (TU), Darla Jackson (OCU), Kathy Broad (OCU), Nancy Cowden (OCU), Vicky Santana (OCU), Vicki Sullivan (ODL), Judith Clarke (ODL), Terri Calloway (Supreme Court).

President Ann Walsh Long opened the meeting by welcoming the attendees and thanking the members of the Cartwright Law Library for hosting the meeting.

Committee Reports

New Business
OKLL versus OLL: The members discussed different acronyms to use (OLL versus OKLL). The vast majority of members preferred OKLL, and OKLL was adopted as the acronym. Ann's firm has offered to foot the bill for the $10 fee to reserve the group's name.

Joint Meeting with MAALL in October: Lou Lindsay announced the upcoming MAALL meeting from October 19-21 which will be held in Jenks at the Best Western Aquarium Inn and Suites. The Local Arrangements Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the registration desk, decorating, technical support, the "dine arounds," and the excursions.

Please contact Lou if you would like to volunteer. David Gay announced that MAALL is seeking suggestions for programs at the conference. Please contact David with your ideas. The keynote speaker at the conference will be William Bernhardt.

Members' Articles Web Page: Ann discussed the members' articles web page which was created by Dan Bell. The purpose of this page is to highlight the writings of OKLL members. Feel free to submit your articles if you would like to be included.

OU Library Student Orientation in August: Courtney Shelby suggested that members of OKLL meet with OU Library School students during their orientation sessions to answer questions about careers in law librarianship. She passed around a sign up sheet for volunteers. Volunteers would need to be available for about 1 œ - 2 hours. The fall orientation session will be held between August 16-18, and there are sessions in Tulsa and OKC. Courtney suggested creating a Tulsa team and an OKC team for the orientation. There will also be a summer orientation session. Contact Courtney if you would like to be involved or if you have additional questions.

SWALL - Oklahoma Legislative History Panel: David Gay reported that SWALL is looking for law librarians to serve on a legislative history panel at the upcoming SWALL conference. David also reported that SWALL conducts an annual program on legal research for non-law librarians. He asked if the members of OKLL would have an interest in doing this.

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the Oklahoma Special Libraries Association at the OKSLA conference on May 26 at the Tulsa Police Academy. Jerry Stephens reported that the meeting will focus on Business Reference Sources. Many of the members are health and medical libraries. Jerry reported that the national SLA dues are $155 per year.

Tour of the State Capitol
Members of the Cartwright Law Library provided us with a tour of the Capitol with an emphasis on the artwork displayed throughout the building. Thanks to everyone from the Cartwright Law Library for this great behind the scenes look at the Capitol.

Thank you
The Oklahoma Law Librarians wish to thank the staff of the Cartwright Law Library for hosting the meeting, providing lunch, and giving us a tour of the State Capitol. Thanks to Judith Clarke, Law Reference Director; Marilyn Jacobs, Reference Librarian; Susan Gilley, Administrative Librarian. Thanks also to Susan Hampton, 1st Deputy Clerk, Clerk of the Appellate Courts; Pam Hodges, Executive Assistant, Oklahoma State Senate; The Honorable Yvonne Kauger, Oklahoma Supreme Court.