Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hero of the Year Award

Many of you know that librarian Kristin Cheney, Seattle University Library Director, founded and runs the Seniors with Pets Assistance Program, a non-profit food bank for the pets of Pierce County, Washington senior citizens on fixed incomes. Kristin was the recipient of the Spirit of Law Librarianship Award for her work in this program. We are very excited to announce that Kristin has been selected from over 4,000 nominees as one of ten finalists for the Animal Planet “Hero of the Year” award.

If you would like to vote for the Hero of the Year Award (voting runs Sept. 25 thru Oct. 6), check out the finalists online at: For more information about the Seniors with Pets program, go to

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Suffolk open to all

Suffolk's Law library opens its doors to all
Posted June 12 in the online issue of Suffolk News-Herald (Suffolk, Virginia)

Monday, April 17, 2006

DCLRC's new home featured

The WI State Journal highlighted the Dane Co Legal Resource Center in its April 17th issue, featuring its location in the new Dane County Courthouse. Read the story.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Rails to Paradise starts in law library

From the Tacoma News Tribune comes this article about Russ Holter, author of Rails to Paradise: The History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919, who started his research in the state law library of Washington. An excerpt from the article:

"Luck and curiosity took over when Holter took a job surveying historic properties damaged by the Nisqually earthquake in 2001. One of the buildings was the Temple of Justice in Olympia, and Holter spent his lunch hours exploring the reference books in the state law library, including reports of cases decided by the court. The first book he opened described a 1900 lawsuit involving the newly formed railroad, including a description of its founding.

'I had hit the mother lode,' Holter said. 'I knew I had information no one else had and that I’d be the one to write the book.'"

The article was written by Peter Callaghan, a regular columnist at the News Tribune.

Law Librarian honored in Tulare, CA

Caught in the "Local News" section of the Fresno Bee on March 22:

Diane Mathis of Tulare was given a plaque by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for her years of service to the community, including 21 years as research assistant at the Tulare County law library. She retired last week.

"She's certainly been one of my heroes," said Supervisor Connie Conway of Tulare. "Just look at the leadership she's shown."

Mathis, who was a Tulare City Council member from 1990 to 1998, said she'll spend more time with her grandchildren and volunteer at the World Ag Expo.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Digital law library a must in India

In a Jan. 25 article from "The Hindu" the Chief Judge of the Madras High Court (India) said that lawyers should follow the global trend of setting up digital law libraries. Read the article here...

Law librarian interviewed in local paper

Catherine Mello Alves, law librarian at Lowell Superior Court (Mass.), was recently interviewed for the Lowell Sun Newspaper. "She's the Walking, Talking Legal Pad for the Lowell Law Library" was featured in the February 3, 2006 issue. The link to the newspaper is .

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

DCLRC is moving

The Dane County Legal Resource Center (Madison, Wis.) is moving into a new library space in the new Dane County Courthouse on Friday January 13 and will officially open on Tuesday January 17, 2006. WI State Journal ran a few articles about the new courthouse and mentioned the role and location of the DCLRC in the life of the courthouse. See especially the article on January their archives for free here. Here's a photo of book moving day (January 11) as well.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Law Library Worker Part of Storm Relief

From the Nov. 16 issue of the Oakland Tribune comes the story of Mimi-Cristien Nguyen's unique efforts to aid in Hurricane relief. Nguyen works at Alameda County Law Library (CA). Read the story.