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See you at the Annual Meeting

July 13, 2015

Section events:

  • Breakfast, Business Meeting, and Silent Auction: Sunday, July 19, 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m., Marriott-Grand Ballroom, Salon AB
  • LIPS/SCCLL/SR Joint Roundtable on Services to Pro Se and Prisoners: Monday, July 20, 4 p.m.-5 p.m., PCC-110
  • GLL Reception: Monday, July 20, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Field House, 1150 Filbert Street (across the sky bridge from the Convention Center
In preparation for the Annual Meeting, the committees have presented their reports. Find them here:

This year's Financial Report and last year's Business Meeting Minuets are also available:

Hope to see you in Philadelphia!

Summer Newsletter now available

July 1, 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of SCCLL News is now available. Inside you’ll find information on GLL events at the Annual Meeting, section news, reports from conferences and institutes, and the tale of one library’s award-winning digitization project.

2015 Silent Auction opens!

June 29, 2015

Our annual silent auction to raise funds for GLL-SIS member travel grants has opened for business!! We've collected a variety of unique items for you to preview and bid on.

 The auction will be open for two weeks with all online bidding closing at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight time) on Monday, July 13, 2015. Other than the items designated as "online only", the bidding on everything else will resume at our live auction during the GLL-SIS Breakfast and Business Meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Browse our auction here!

We are still accepting donations -- for more information about how to submit your donation, see the "Donations" section of the auction blog.

Of course, this is a holiday week and a busy vacation month, so you might be unable to take care of submitting your donation before the online auction closes on July 13th. No worries. Feel free to bring items to the "live" Silent Auction which will take place during the GLL Business Meeting. For those of you at that point in your life where you don't need any more "stuff", we'll also be more than happy to accept your outright cash or check donation at the business meeting.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Gail Warren at 804.786.2075.

The GLL Silent Auction Needs You!

June 18, 2015

Or at least your items!

The 2015 GLL Silent Auction will open for online bidding Monday, June 29, 2015 -- and will continue until we suspend the online bidding on Monday, July 13th at 6:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time). The auction will resume "live" on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the GLL Breakfast and Business Meeting in the Philadelphia Marriott Grand Ballroom Salon AB.

Your item contributions will make the auction a success. To donate, send a *separate* email message for each to Gail Warren ( Include the following in your message:

  1. a picture of the item
  2.  brief description
  3.  the value of the item
  4.  the minimum opening bid.

Also, if you prefer that your item be designated as "Online Only" bidding (especially if you are unable to attend the meeting in Philadelphia, but still want to participate), include that info too.


June 17, 2015

On June 10, the AALL Executive Board's motion "That the name of the State Court & County Law Libraries Special Interest Section be changed to the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section, effective immediately"  passed. Look for updates to the website and to SIS material to roll out over the next months.

2015 election results

April 21, 2015

New Officers: Congratulations to Jennifer Dalglish as our Vice-Chair and Chair Elect and Dan Cordova as our Member-at-Large. They will be sworn in and take office at the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting.

Bylaws and Name Change: Our amended bylaws, including the name change to Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section passed with 95% of the votes in support of the amendments.  The Executive Board will now present these bylaws to the AALL Executive Board for their formal approval.   

Access to Justice (Webinar 2) now available

April 1, 2015 In February-March, 2015, SCCLL and SLRN collaborated on a series of two webinars on Access to Justice. View the second webinar, "Best Practices for Court, County, and Government Law Libraries," and download material at this link: