The librarians are coming! Wheat Law Library to host joint conference in Lawrence

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The Wheat Law Library will host the joint Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) and Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) conference on Nov. 3-5. On Nov. 3-4, all activities take place at The Oread. Librarians and information specialist from academic law libraries, law firms, and court and government libraries from 13 states in the area will attend. Approximately 125 people have registered for this exciting conference. Planning for this event has culminated in an excellent agenda of educational programs, tours to the Dole Institute and other venues on campus and in the city of Lawrence.

All of the law library staff will be involved in the conference. The library will be staffed, and public and technical services will continue during the conference. The local arrangements committee and staff have commitments as speakers, panelists, and other duties. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we will staff the library with a “skeleton crew,” consisting of circulation students, library research assistants and available staff.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, conference attendees will meet at the law school from 8 a.m. until noon. During their time at the law school, participants will tour the building and library. Thanks to Dean Stephen Mazza, Crystal Mai and all who supported us and helped us finish the “extreme makeover” of the circulation and reference desk area in time for the conference.

Learn more about the conference on the conference website. If you have questions or are interested in attending, feel free to contact me.

Joyce McCray Pearson, Wheat Law Library Director & Associate Professor of Law