2006 May 26

Oklahoma Law Librarians Meeting Minutes. Held at the Tulsa Police Department Training Center

Friday, May 26
Meeting Registrants/Attendees
Dan Bell (TU), Jason Bashforth (Doerner, Saunders, LLP), Karen Bouteller (TU), Judith Clarke (ODL, Cartwright), Rick Ducey (TU), David Gay (TU), Mira Greene (TU), Faye Hadley (TU), Darla Jackson (OCU), Lou Lindsey (TU), Ann Walsh Long (Fellers, Snider), Leslie McGuire (U.S. Courts), Patti Monk (OCU), Melanie Nelson (TU), Victoria Santana OCU, Courtney Selby (TU).

President Ann Walsh Long welcomed us. She thanked the SLA (Special Library Association) for the Joint OLL/SLA Meeting and lunch hosted by SLA member Officer and Librarian Tom Rink in a large classroom at the Tulsa Police Department Training Center. Officer and Librarian Tom Rink had arranged a delicious catered lunch and made scrumptious pies for dessert. The SLA featured speaker was Jane B. Malcolm, MLS, Oral Roberts University who spoke on Competitive Intelligence and the Rest of Us, Business Research for Non-Business Types, and Super Research Tips.

Committee Reports
Ann Walsh Long said Venita Hoover, past President was gathering the news from all the committee heads. Victoria Santana, chair of the By Laws Committee reported that at the next meeting different proposals regarding membership dues would be presented. It would be nice to have the money to give officers who had finished their terms a small token of appreciation. Nickie Singleton still has not received a parting gift from the OKLawLib group.

There will be a University of Oklahoma Library Student Orientation on June 1, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Norman. Courtney Selby is the chair of the committee. Darla Jackson, Ann Walsh Long, and Jerry Stephens plan to attend. There are quite a few school media students. Dr. Danny P. Wallace has stepped down as director and Kathy Latrobe is interim director. There will be a new director at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

Rick Ducey has agreed to chair a committee to investigate what structure might best serve the OKLawLib group if it collected dues or received money from presenting programs. A program on legal research for non-law librarians was suggested as a way to raise funds perhaps in lieu of dues. The program might be certified. It might be held in the afternoon after an Oklahoma Department of Libraries morning workshop.

Ann Walsh Long said the logos that were submitted will be scanned and given to Dan Bell for display on the web.

At the MAALL Luncheon at AALL in St. Louis, OKLawLib members will make an effort to sit together.

There will be a joint meeting with MAALL October 19-21, 2006 in Tulsa. The web site is at http://www.law.utulsa.edu/library/maall/.

Faye Hadley suggested and offered to investigate an August meeting at the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Congratulations to Melanie Nelson who graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law and to Darla Jackson who graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

After the meeting was adjourned, a number of librarians visited the gift shop and more went on a tour of the library at the Tulsa Police Department Training Center given by Officer and Librarian Tom Rink.