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Gateway Arch/Jefferson National Expansion Memorial While AALL celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2006 St. Louiss famed Gateway Arch (aka The Arch) celebrates its 41st anniversary. The 630 foot tall monument had its beginnings in 1933 when lawyer Luther Elm Smith came up with the idea for a memorial in St. Louis as a way to beautify the citys run-down waterfront the first glimpse many visitors got of St. Louis. The memorial would mark Jeffersons role in the nations westward expansion and the 19th century migration of hundreds of thousands of people to the West, at a time when St. Louis was the last major city before the frontier. Smith began raising $225,000 for a national design competition and even went back to one large donor, who pointed out that he had already contributed! While work was done to secure and clear 90 acres, the idea for a memorial was not revitalized until two years after World War II. In 1947-48 the design competition had 172 submissions including ones from Eliel Saarinen as well as his 38 year old son Eero. The winner in the competition was architect Eero Saarinen whose idea of a giant stainless steel arch in the shape of an inverted catenary curve is a complex engineering feat. He constructed his first model of the arch out of pipe cleaners. In 1963, construction began on The Arch and was completed in 1965. Sadly, Eero Saarinen died in 1961. The Gateway Arch, one of the newest monuments in the National Park system -- and its tallest -- is 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument and more than twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty. There are a Museum, two movie theatres and exhibits underneath the Arch; and a 40-passenger tram system in each leg which delivers visitors to the top for stunning views of the city. The Arch and the nearby Old Courthouse make up the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. National Library Week begins this year on April 2nd. This week gives the membership a chance to spotlight the library, or information center, within your organization and community. Social gatherings, games, displays, giveaways and special training sessions provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the librarys or information centers contribution to the workplace. There are a lot of good links that may help springboard activities or presentations devoted to National Library Week. Some of them are at: Other upcoming events on the SANDALL Calendar this spring include a Joint Meeting. On Friday May 26th in the late afternoon, SANDALL will be hosting a joint meeting with SLA focusing on career issues such as resume writing, looking for work and networking. We will be extending an invitation to library staff or law students who are interested in becoming a law librarian or special librarian. Hopefully, this meeting will give us a chance to network with other professionals and students who are in our librarian community that we may not have met before. Submitted by Ellie Slade, SANDALL President P R E S I D E N T S C O L U M N A CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES S A N D A L L N E W S M A R C H , 2 0 0 6 V O L U M E 8 I S S U E 4 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : B R O W N B A G S 2 L I B R A R Y P R O F I L E 4 B O A R D M E E T I N G M I N U T E S 7 V I S I T I N G S T . L O U I S 1 0 On Monday, January 23rd the SANDALL membership enjoyed a Brown Bag Lunch with guest speaker Salvador Torres, a Mexican-American artist and muralist. Approximately 17 attendees viewed many beautiful slides of Mr. Torres' work, primarily in the Logan Heights area. It was amazing to see the transformation from trash filled wasteland to a beautiful park with fabulous murals, now named Chicano Park. We were treated to a walk back through history during the times of the tuna fishing and canning industry. We also saw the beautiful column structure of the Coronado Bridge before and after the murals were created. Mr. Torres takes pride in educating the community about Chicano culture through art and in transforming the environment. It was an enjoyable and educational session. Further background on the artist can be found at: Submitted by Patricia Rusheen. 2 R E C E N T B R O W N B A G S E D U C A T E O U R L I B R A R I A N C O M M U N I T Y Page 2 S A N D A L L N E W S Viva la Raza by Salvador Roberto Torres On March 10, 2006, twenty SANDALL members traveled to Thomas Jefferson School of Law to attend a fascinating counterpoint presentation by Kevin M. Keenan, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and John Parmley, Assistant United States Attorney in the Counter Terrorism division. The speakers were instructed to direct their comments to the topic of the Patriot Act as it applies to confidentiality of library records. Mr. Keenan began the discussion by detailing how the Patriot Act undermines the checks and balances of the U.S. Constitution by not properly allowing for judicial review when library records are subpoenaed. Mr. Parmley focused on how the reauthorization of the Patriot Act has made his job and the job of the FBI more difficult to investigate and prosecute suspected terrorists. He pointed out that a U.S. Attorney has the power to subpoena library records in any other type of case except terrorism. If it is a terrorism case the attorney or FBI agent is investigating, then permission to issue the subpoena for library records must come from very high in the FBI. These two excellent speakers with opposing views on such a controversial and current subject created an interesting event for our SANDALL membership. Submitted by Amy Moberly John Parmley, Assistant United States Attorney and Kevin Keenan, Executive Director of the ACLU for San Diego and Imperial counties 3 V O L U M E 8 I S S U E 4 Contact Craig and John, your West Librarian Relations Managers. Law librarians are very important to West, which is why were here to provide you with personal, locally based service for: Advanced practice-area and non-legal training on Westlaw Continuing education Cost-recovery solutions Professional development West account support Scholarships for working and future law librarians As experienced law librarians, we understand the work you doand know the challenges you face. We genuinely look forward to hearing from you and personally working with you. Please let us know how we can help you. Call Craig at 415-344-3961 or toll-free at 800-957-9378 ext. 3961 e-mail him at Call John at 213-337-3292, or toll-free at 800-550-5088 ext. 3292 e-mail him at or visit our Web site: 2006 West, a Thomson business L-320166/2-06 On March 3, 2006, I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Library at the San Diego office of Latham and Watkins (L & W). The outer walls of the Library are made of floor to ceiling glass which affords some quite lovely views from its 18th floor vantage point. The Librarians at Latham & Watkins are a dedicated crew who do everything from reference work to providing attorneys online access to case files to coordinating the filing of papers with the court. The Library contains over 2000 titles and uses both fixed and compact shelving to house the volumes. The firm itself is very supportive of professional development for its librarians. Latham is the firm with the largest contingent of SANDALL members. Also, the librarians are sent to either AALL or SLA each year. Since Latham & Watkins is a global firm, there are Latham librarians from all over the world. This year, Brent Naritomi, the Information Resources Manager of the Latham & Watkins library in San Diego, and the other L & W Library Managers from many other offices are going to St. Louis for AALL. While there, they will be attending an all-day meeting for L & W managers. The L & W Reference Librarians will also attend an all-day meeting while they are in Baltimore for the SLA Annual Conference. A typical day for the Information Resources Manager at L & W is chocked full of meetings, budgeting, personnel matters and more. Brent Naritomi also handles some reference work as well as writes policies and procedures for the Librarys staff. Brent does the hiring and training of staff and provides direction for special projects. A project he currently has in the works is the inclusion of an additional 2000 linear feet of shelving for records and implementing a new position for records retention. Brent is also busy cross-training the staff so that everyone has the ability to work across departments allowing for uninterrupted coverage throughout the month. Melinda Briggs is a Reference Librarian and long-term veteran of L & W. Although everyone in the office handles reference work at one time or another, reference is Melindas forte. Melinda supports the San Diego L & W office and the North County office. Since L & W has offices all over the world, Melinda even receives reference questions from offices in Europe and Asia. The day I visited, Melinda was working on a question from an attorney in London. The London librarians had already left for the day so the attorney went back in time to San Diego. (Continued on page 5) L I B R A R Y P R O F I L E Page 4 S A N D A L L N E W S Latham & Watkins, LLP From left to right: Tess Medina, Melinda Briggs, Grace Viola, Deborah May and Brent Naritomi. Brent Naritomi Brent, Grace and Deborah among the compact shelving Tess Medina is described as the procedural guru for the firm. When attorneys cant make heads nor tails of the court rules, its Tess to whom they turn. Between answering questions on the finer points of civil procedure, Tess handles the calendaring for the entire litigation department at the San Diego office (with a little help from CompuLaw). If this isnt enough to keep Tess busy, she also coordinates the filing of papers with the court. Tess commented that her day often gets hectic at around 3:00PM when attorneys want their papers filed that afternoon. L & Ws Dockets Librarian is Deborah May. Deborah uses software that was developed in-house to digitize and organize all of the pleadings and other documents that are generated by the firm. It was described to me as an internal version of Pacer. The pleadings are scanned, then uploaded into the database. Then an attorney can pull up a case file on the firms Intranet and have all of the paperwork right there on the desktop. Just between you and me this is an amazing service! Unfortunately, Linda Lebhar was not in the office the day I visited, but she is a Senior Library Assistant for L & W. Linda handles some of the reference work, does cite and quote checking, ILL's, processes invoices, and maintains the physical appearance of the library (shelving). Grace Viola is L & Ws Information Resources Technician. Grace almost literally does it all. Grace does research, backs Deborah up on the dockets, handles the library checkins and processing. She is the Acquisitions department, deals with vendors and invoicing, sends out the routing, and handles the database maintenance. Phew! And she still had time to show me L & Ws amazing Intranet. The firms Intranet provides access to all of the electronic databases that are available to attorneys and paralegals. When I asked how many databases there were, the answer was a lot. I can certainly attest to that!! All database passwords and access parameters are maintained by a Latham department called GSO (Global Services Office). Along with the A-Z list of electronic resources, Lathams Intranet also has these resources arranged by Areas of Law. Attorneys can research using the Intranet, they can see their routings, and they can get MCLE credits by watching videos that have been digitized. It was indeed a pleasure to visit the Latham and Watkins Library. It is a beautiful and very well-run facility with a friendly, service-oriented staff. Thank you for allowing me to visit!! Amy Moberly (Continued from page 4) Page 5 S A N D A L L N E W S Tess Medina Page 6 S A N D A L L N E W S Page 7 S A N D A L L N E W S BOARD MEETING MINUTES , January 12, 2006 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Ellie Slade, Bob F. Richards and Ruth Levor LOCATION: USD Legal Research Center , 5998 Alcal Park , San Diego , CA 92110 TIME: 11:30 am The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by Ellie Slade. Minutes of the 12/12/05 Board Meeting previously approved via e-mail. Treasurer's Report (Ruth Levor) Treasurer report submitted. The treasurer's report was accepted as presented. Nominations Committee The Nominations Committee will begin searching for suitable candidates in February. Joint Institute (JI) Update SANDALL's role & responsibilities for the JI were discussed. SANDALL will stuff and mail registration form brochures. The exact date of "stuffing" still to be determined in late January or early February. Other details regarding badges, collection of funds and meal tickets were discussed. Grants for the Joint Institute were discussed. It was determined that $300 would be the amount per grant issued. Next Board Meeting scheduled for Feb. 21, 2006 at 12:00 pm at Luce Forward. The board meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM. Respectfully submitted (from notes taken by Bob F. Richards), Pat Rusheen Secretary January 23, 2006 Page 8 S A N D A L L N E W S Executive Session Minutes February 7, 2006 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Ellie Slade, Bob F. Richards, Valerie Railey, Pat Rusheen and Annette Jackson LOCATION: Luce Forward Law Firm, 600 West Broadway Suite 2600, San Diego , CA 92101 TIME: 11:30 am The executive session was called to order at 12:19 p.m. by Ellie Slade. Minutes of the 1/12/06 Board Meeting approved via previous e-mails and at this session. Discussion Items: The newly appointed SANDALL treasurer, Annette Jackson was introduced to the board. The transition logistics for the new treasurer were discussed. Annette has already been in contact with Ruth regarding steps needed to change account information and to transfer necessary documents and has made plans to do this in person and via mail as needed. Per previous e-mails to the board and membership, it was confirmed that Ruth would continue in her capacity as Business Manager for the Newsletter and as a member of the All California Joint Institute committee and the board acknowledged Ruth's dedicated service to the membership in these areas. The following have been tabled until the next Board Meeting: Committee Reports including a closing treasurer report Joint Institute Business Future Programs New Business Next Board Meeting scheduled for Feb. 28, 2006 at 11:30 pm at Luce Forward. The executive session adjourned at 1:03 PM. Respectfully submitted, Pat Rusheen Secretary February 7, 2006 Board Meeting Minutes February 28, 2006 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Ellie Slade, Bob F. Richards, Valerie Railey, Annette Jackson and Pat Rusheen LOCATION: Luce Forward Law Firm, 600 West Broadway Suite 2600, San Diego , CA 92101 TIME: 12:00 pm The meeting was called to order at 12:08 p.m. by Ellie Slade. Minutes of the 2/7/05 Executive Session previously approved via e-mail. Treasurer's Report (Continued on page 9) Page 9 S A N D A L L N E W S Name has been changed on the bank account to Annette Jackson Expenditures: $100 to Salvador Torres from Program Budget Income: $15 for new member & $500 from Thomson West for Holiday Party. The board expressed their thanks to Thomson/West for this generous donation and their continued support of our chapter endeavors. Discussion regarding the transfer of funds received for the Joint Institute. The board approved ordering a stamp for endorsing and transferring checks to the SCALL account. Annette will contact Jessica Weimer at SCALL regarding the logistics. Grant monetary designations were discussed and it was determined that two persons would be awarded $300 each to attend the Joint Institute. The board also decided to offer one grant covering the full registration cost for the Annual AALL meeting. Budget discussion The board agreed with Annette that the budget should be reviewed on an annual basis. The board recommends an update to the budget section of the current Policies & Procedures (P & P) drafted in 1998 because of inflation and other monetary issues that have arisen or changed since creation of these policies (i.e., we now pay insurance and this is not in the 1998 P & P). It was decided that each board member will contact the committee's they chair to gather foundational budgetary information (i.e., monies spent to date this year) to assist in determining current reasonable monetary needs. Nominations Committee Shelia has sent out e-mail to the Board announcing nominees. All positions have at least one nominee. Electronic voting was discussed and it was determined that we can not proceed with electronic voting for election of officers due to our current by-laws. Programs Committee Next Brown Bag event confirmed & scheduled at Thomas Jefferson. Initial e-mail invitation has been sent out. Plans for a joint meeting with SLA are progressing well. The 2nd floor meeting room at 600 W. Broadway has been confirmed. This event is planned for May 2006. The topic will be career development skills, including interviewing and resume writing. A motion was passed to open the SLA/SANDALL meeting to library students and that they would be allowed free admission. The board discussed the possibility of a late spring/early summer social fundraising event for the chapter. It was determined that a new theme is needed and that the board will be looking into new ideas and venues for such an event. The board agreed that the opportunity to raise funds for the chapter is important. Joint Institute (JI) Update Registration responsibilities are being met and things are moving along as planned. All registration packets have been mailed out and on-line registration has been set up. (Continued from page 8) (Continued on page 11) Page 10 S A N D A L L N E W S 10 + 1 Great Places to Visit in St. Louis By Susan Tulis Assoc Dean for Information Services Southern Illinois University Carbondale St. Louis is such a vibrant and interesting city that although my husband and I live 100 miles away, we frequently get into the car and drive those miles just to spend the day there. So based on many fun-filled day trips to St. Louis, here is a list of ten great places to visit when you come to St. Louis in July for the centennial meeting of AALL! Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Blvd.) - Founded in 1859, the country's oldest botanical park features 79 acres of gorgeous display gardens and historic structures, including the Climatron rain forest conservatory, authentic Japanese garden, center for home gardening, and founder Henry Shaw's Victorian country home. Forest Park (Bounded by I-64, Kingshighway, Lindell & Skinker) - One of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the greatest of the Worlds Fairs, drew more than 19 million visitors from around the world to Forest Park. Today it contains the Art Museum, Science Center, Zoo, Jewel Box greenhouse, History Museum, The Muny theatre, 7.5-mile biking, jogging and skating path, skating rink, and lakes. Delmar/U City includes the St. Louis Walk of Fame (110 stars and informative plaques honoring famous St. Louisans set in the sidewalks of The Loop) and Blueberry Hill restaurant (a St. Louis landmark filled with pop culture memorabilia, photo booth, and live music. Famous for hamburgers, jerk chicken, trout almondine, vegetarian specials, soups and salads. Creative window displays.) My husbands favorite place to visit is Vintage Vinyl America's largest collection of new/used CDs, LPs, DVDs. Rolling Stone called it "one of America's 10 Best Record Stores." Shopping St. Louis Galleria (Brentwood Blvd. & Clayton Rd.) - Featuring 165 stores more than 35 are exclusive in St. Louis including Z Gallerie, MAC, Arden B and Kenneth Cole New York. Also offers many dining options. Plaza Frontenac (Lindbergh Blvd. & Clayton Rd.) - Premier fashion center. Elegant surroundings. St. Louis' only Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and the largest Talbot's stores; Tiffany & Co., J. Crew, Williams-Sonoma, and The Pottery Barn. Fine and casual dining, Plaza Frontenac Cinema and Stonewater Spa. The Hill (From downtown St. Louis, take I-64/40 west to Kingshighway south and turn west on Shaw) Settled in the early 1900s by Italian immigrants, residents still carry on their traditions in this lively neighborhood just minutes from downtown. Even the neighborhoods fireplugs are painted green, white, and red in tribute to the tri-color of Italy. Baseball personalities Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, and Jack Buck grew up on The Hills Elizabeth Avenue, which now bears the name Hall of Fame Place in their honor. One of the top Little Italy neighborhoods in the country with exquisite Northern Italian cuisine. While youre visiting the neighborhoods restaurants, make sure to visit specialty stores that sell everything Italian or learn how to play a game of bocceItalian lawn bowling. Butterfly House (Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield) A cultural and educational attraction, visitors can see thousands of butterflies in free flight and actually witness the mystery of metamorphosis. (Continued on page 11) Page 11 S A N D A L L N E W S New Business Date for Annual Business Meeting Annette will check on room availability at Sheppard Mullin in June and report back to the board. The next Board Meeting was scheduled for March 21, 2006 at 11:30 am at Seltzer Caplan. The meeting adjourned at 1:25 PM. Respectfully submitted, Pat Rusheen, SANDALL Secretary March 10, 2006 (Continued from page 9) The Arch (St. Louis Riverfront) - The Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, attracts more than four million guests each year. At 630 ft., our nation's tallest manmade monument has plenty of exciting activities. Take the tram ride to the top, see a documentary film, experience a giant screen movie, visit the Lewis & Clark exhibit in the museum and go shopping. and Culture Jazz at the Bistro (3536 Washington Ave.) - Listed by Downbeat in 2004 as one of the "100 Great Jazz Clubs," a not-for-profit listening room located across from the Fox Theatre in the heart of the Grand Center arts and entertainment district. Fabulous Fox Theatre (527 N. Grand Blvd.) - Opened in 1929, today presents live entertainment with superstars, Broadway shows, family shows and concerts. Tours are available. Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar in The Loop) - Magnificently restored to its 1924 splendor. Elegant display cases are filled with movie memorabilia, golden-age movie posters and more. Three screens feature the best new independent films plus a classic cinema series. International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Home of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum (Across from Busch Stadium) - Two great sports museums in one place for one price. Five thousand years of bowling history, more than a century of St. Louis baseball and four free frames of bowling. Trader Joes (48 Brentwood Promenade Court) Yes, those of you who know and love Trader Joes wont miss a beat when you visit St. Louis with its 3 locations. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (Old Rte. 66, 6726 Chippewa) - A St. Louis tradition on Old Route 66 since 1929. Known for specialty concrete shakes, so thick you can turn them upside down. (Continued from page 10) Amy Moberly, Editor California Western School of Law 225 Cedar St. San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619-525-1421 Fax: 619-685-2918 E-mail: A C H A P T E R O F T H E A M E R I C A N A S S O C I A T I O N O F L A W L I B R A R I E S A C H A P T E R O F T H E A M E R I C A N A S S O C I A T I O N O F L A W L I B R A R I E S Were on the Web! SANDALL 2005-2006 MEMBERSHIP FORM Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Organization:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________ City:____________________________________ State:____________________________ Zip:___________________________ Telephone:_______________________________ Fax:_____________________________ Email:_________________________ Send Fee and Form to: Annette Jackson Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 501 W. Broadway, 19th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 Membership Fee: $15.00 Make checks payable to: SANDALL Current Member: Yes____ No_____ Student?: Yes_______ No_______ Changed address, email address, fax number, etc.? Also check your directory listing and make any changes here. Updated data:_____________________________________________________________________________________ Are you a member of AALL? Yes_______ No________ Do you want your name address & email to be listed on the SANDALL WWW directory page? Yes___________ No__________ Other_____________________________________________________________________ Presidents ColumnA chapter of the American association of law librariesSANDALL NewsMarch, 2006Volume 8 Issue 4Inside this issue:2 recent Brownbags educate our librarian communityPage #SANDALL NewsPage #Volume 8 Issue 4Library ProfilePage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsPage #SANDALL NewsA chapter of the American association of law libraries