SNELLA’s Obiter Dicta – September 2016

The new SNELLA newsletter is available. The September 2016 Obiter Dicta contains a welcome message from President Anne Rajotte, SNELLA’s amended constitution and bylaws, information about our fall meeting on October 5th, and a description of each of the scholarships available to members. Enjoy the issue!

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SNELLA Fall Meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

SNELLA will be having a fall meeting on Wednesday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hartford. We hope you can join us!

The event will include a presentation about the Litchfield Law School Notebooks digitization project that was completed at Yale, a tour of the Legislative Library, and a detailed legislative history discussion at the State Library.

Please see the event flyer for all the details, including the schedule and cost.

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SNELLA Happy Hour in Middletown on August 17, 2016

Please join us on August 17th to catch up, discuss future events, and talk about new developments in our libraries!

Where: Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant, 505 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut 06457

On-street parking and municipal parking lots are available throughout Middletown. Some areas require no payment after 6pm while others must be paid until 8pm.

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Menu: SNELLA will provide assorted appetizers from their menu.

Please RSVP to by Monday, August 15, 2016 if you will be able to attend. If you have colleagues that are not currently members of SNELLA, they are welcome to join us. Please include their name(s) in your RSVP.

Thank you,
SNELLA Secretary

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SNELLA Annual Dinner on May 26

Please join us for the SNELLA Annual Dinner at the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan in West Hartford, Connecticut on May 26, 2016. The details are below.

Where: Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan, 36 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

There is on-street metered parking throughout West Hartford. Meters operate from 9am – 10pm. Rate information is on the individual meters. There are also two parking garages in Blue Back Square (5 to 10 minute walk from the restaurant). For additional information about parking in West Hartford, please see

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – The dinner will begin at 6:30pm. We will also have an informal gathering in the bar area for any interested members from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Cost: $25.00 per person (Please pay by cash or check upon arrival.)

Menu: The meal will be served family style. The appetizers will include samosas, pakawra, bowlani, and chicken shammi kebabs. The entrée will include brown rice, spinach rice, three vegetable sides, dumplings, and assorted kebabs. The dessert will be baklava. For descriptions of these items, please see the dinner menu at

If anyone has any allergies or dietary preferences, please let me know so we can be sure to have something enjoyable for everyone. Please respond to by May 19, 2016 if you will be able to attend. We hope you can join us!

SNELLA Secretary

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