Model County Law Library
July 3, 2001
2000-2001 Committee included the following members: Anne Grande,
Chair; Jane Colwin, Charles Dyer, Brenda Kelley, Jan Ryan
Novak, Jerry Stephens, and Maureen Well. Kathy Coon and Kathy
Edie resigned from the committee at mid-year due to work demands.
charge to the Committee was as follows:
the recommendations made by the 1999-2000 SCCLL Working
Group on a Model County Law Library Code and approved by
the SCCLL Executive Board at its July 2000 meeting
existing SCCLL Standards for County Law Libraries in conjunction
with the Standards Committee and update them as necessary
to reflect current county law library needs and requirements.
appropriate committee members who will represent law related
associations and organizations when the committee reaches
the drafting stage.
a proposed mode county law library code as an interim draft
document to the SCCLL Executive Board at the 2001 AALL Annual
Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
chair distributed Draft #1 of the Model Code in December 2000.
After receiving comments from Committee members, a second
draft was issued in May 2001, followed by a third draft in
July 2001. Draft #3 will be submitted to the SCCLL Executive
Board at the 2001 Annual Meeting.
the Committee has not yet reviewed any drafts of proposed
changes to the SCCLL Standards for County Law Libraries, the
work of this group is of great importance to the Model Code,
because the Code incorporates these standards by reference.
Future coordination between the two groups is critical. Both
have been in the initial stages of drafting this past year.
In the coming year, they should work together more closely.
Committee did not feel it was appropriate to present early
drafts of the Model Code to other organizations before the
SCCLL Executive Board and SIS members had had a chance to
study it and make comments. Once our own organization agrees
on a final draft, it should then be submitted to representatives
of related groups, such as the Conference of State Court Administrators,
for their comments before a final draft is approved.
Hennepin County Law Library