SNELLA’s Obiter Dicta – October 2015

The October 2015 Obiter Dicta is now available. Enjoy the issue!

                   Table of Contents

  •    Welcome Letter from the President – Page 2
  •    AALL Annual Conference Report – Pages 3-4
  •    Report from the LLNE Fall Meeting – Page 5
  •    Depository Library Council Meeting – Page 6
  •    Fall Brown Bag Event – Marketing – Page 7
  •    Transcription of the 2015 Legislative Session Delayed – Page 8
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Fall Brown Bag Event about Marketing in Law Libraries

Join us for the Fall Brown Bag Event about Marketing in Law Libraries!

The SNELLA Education Committee would like to invite all of you to this discussion about marketing efforts in law libraries.

When: November 18, 2015 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where: Yale Law School, Room 122, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Parking: Metered parking ($1.50/hr) is available on Grove Street & other surrounding streets (but not on Wall St.). Public parking is available on Broadway (two blocks from Yale Law School).


Christine L. Graesser, Information Resources Manager at Robinson & Cole LLP
Jordan Jefferson, Coordinating Librarian for Reference Services and Chair of their Exhibits and Signs Committee at Yale Law School
Astoria Ridley, Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Librarian II and Co-Chair of the Law Library Services Unit Marketing Committee

Chris Graesser, Jordan Jefferson and Astoria Ridley will present information about their experience and efforts related to marketing in law libraries. This will be an informal event where discussion and questions are encouraged.

Following the presentation and discussion, Cate Kellett will provide a tour of the Yale Law School Library for any interested attendees.

Please RSVP to Bonnie Gallagher at by Thursday, November 12, 2015 if you are able to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!

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Brown Bag Lunch Event on November 18, 2015

The SNELLA Education Committee is currently planning a “Brown Bag” Event to discuss marketing efforts in law libraries. We are seeking member and non-member volunteers to attend and briefly discuss marketing in their law library.

The event will be held at the Yale Law School on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. We are hoping to have several presenters discuss how they market themselves to their organization and patrons. We will then have some time for discussion and questions. There will also be an optional tour of the Yale Law Library for any interested attendees.

We currently have two volunteers; an academic law librarian and a Judicial Branch law librarian. We would welcome any additional volunteers, especially a law firm or corporation librarian.

Please contact Bonnie Gallagher at 860-343-6560 or at if you are interested in speaking at this SNELLA event, or  if you have contact information for anyone outside of SNELLA who may be interested.

For members who are interested in attending, the final details will be sent out shortly with an RSVP date and presenter information.

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SNELLA Scholarship Available for LLNE Fall 2015 Meeting

SNELLA is offering a scholarship to cover registration and travel costs to the LLNE Fall Meeting — Successfully Supporting and Igniting Innovation — scheduled for October 2, 2015, at Roger Williams University School of Law. Details, program, and registration for the meeting can be found here.

To apply for the scholarship, please fill out the SNELLA scholarship form and email it to by Monday, September 28, 2015.  The guidelines for scholarships can be found on the SNELLA Scholarship page. Please direct any questions to Julie Krishnaswami.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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