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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Presentation and Brainstorming Session about Legal Link – April 19, 2016

Please join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for a presentation and brainstorming session about Legal Link, a service designed by the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE). The details for this event are below. 

Legal Link is a service designed for public librarians to serve as a “tool kit” of tips, links, and advice on helping patrons with legal research. Joshua LaPorte of the UCONN Law School Library and Mike VanderHeijden of the Yale Law School Library would like to share this project with us and discuss possible additions to the service based on our experiences as law librarians.

Please email by Monday, April 18, 2016 if you plan on attending.

We hope to see you there!


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SNELLA’s Obiter Dicta – February 2016

The February 2016 Obiter Dicta is now available. In this issue there is a note from the President and information about GPO’s beta website that will eventually replace FDsys, There is a also information about a SNELLA scholarship available for the LLNE Spring Meeting. Enjoy the issue!

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Winter Dinner – January 14, 2016

Our Winter Dinner will be at the Tuscany Grill in Middletown, CT on January 14, 2016. We hope you can join us!

Date & Time: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Tuscany Grill, 120 College Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Cost: $30.00 per person (Please bring cash or check to the dinner.)

Parking: Tuscany Grill has a parking lot adjacent to the building on College Street. There is also metered street parking available.

Menu: The menu options are listed below.

Appetizer (choice of one)

Soup of the day

House salad

Caesar salad

Entrée (choice of one)

Eggplant Tower – house roasted peppers, spinach, asiago and mozzarella cheeses, plum tomato sauce, penne

Chicken Tuscano – prosciutto, eggplant, Swiss cheese, parmesan whipped potatoes, broccoli florets, Marsala demi glace

Sesame Ahi Tuna – apricot ginger glaze, shredded carrot, zucchini, squash, soy sauce, linguine

Petite Sirloin – green beans, mashed potatoes, house demi glace, semolina dusted onion rings


Coffee or Tea



Iced tea and soda will be available in pitchers.

Please RSVP to by Monday, January 4, 2016. If you replied to the initial email to determine an estimate of attendees, please RSVP again to confirm your attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Gallagher at or 860-757-6574.

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