SWALL Announcements, Publications, and Presentations

Volume 41, Issue 1 (Fall 2017)


Joseph Lawson, Harris County Law Library, was awarded AALL’s Emerging Leader Award.

Caren Luckie, Research Attorney at Jackson Walter LLP, was awarded the 2017 PLLIP Distinguished Librarian Award at the AALL Annual Meeting in Austin.

Karina Condra & Peter Kersten, Westminster Law Library, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, were awarded AALL’s Law Library Publications Award, Print Division, for Certificate in Legal Research Marketing Materials.

Harris County Law Library was awarded AALL’s Excellence in Marketing Award, Best Campaign, for Immigration Law and Internment Camps in Texas: Legal Perspectives on The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell



The Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M University School of Law is pleased to announce two new library faculty members have joined their team.

Malikah A. Hall joined their faculty on July 1 as a reference librarian. Prior to coming to TAMU Law, Malikah was the inaugural Diversity Fellow at Cornell University School of Law Library where she served as Research Services Librarian and Lecturer-in-Law.  Malikah earned her J.D. and Master of Library Science (summa cum laude) from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC and holds a B.S. in Business and Administration from Chicago State University.

Then, on September 1, the Dee J. Kelly Law Library at Texas A&M University School of Law welcomed Aaron Retteen to the faculty. Aaron is the law library’s inaugural Digital Services & Repository Librarian. He recently made the move to Texas from the Sunshine State, after working as the Digital Scholarship Repository Specialist at Florida State University Libraries. Aaron earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law, where he served as a senior member of the FSU Law Review and as the Articles & Notes Editor of the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law. Aaron also holds a Master of Science in Information from Florida State University as well as Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida.

The Dee J. Kelly Law Library faculty and staff are thrilled Malikah and Aaron have joined their team. Please welcome them to SWALL. You can reach Malikah at mhall36@law.tamu.edu and Aaron at aretteen@law.tamu.edu.



Presentations and Publications

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Joseph Lawson & Heather Holmes presenting their talk on Guerilla Marketing at SWALL’s Annual Conference before giving it at the Annual Conference in Austin.

The following SWALL members presented programs at AALL’s Annual Conference in Austin:

  • Erik Beck
  • Kenton Brice
  • Joni Cassidy
  • Susan Caterall
  • Cassie DuBay
  • Darin Fox
  • Heather Holmes
  • Joseph Lawson
  • Saskia Mehlhorn
  • Susan Phillips
  • LIsa Rush
  • Barbara Szalkowski
  • Sherri Thomas

The following SWALL members presented posters at AALL’s Annual Conference in Austin:

  • Jamie Baker
  • Stewart Caton
  • Alyson Drake
  • Bailey Eagin
  • Ed Hart
  • Heather Kushnerick


SWALL member Richard Guajardo, Head of Resource Discovery Systems at the University of Houston recently published the following articles:

  • Richard Guajardo, Kelsey Brett, & Frederick Young, “The Evolution of Discovery Systems in Academic Libraries: A Case Study at the University of Houston Libraries,” 29 J. Electronic Resources Librarianship (2017).
  • Susan Davis, Deberah England, Tina Feick, & Richard Guajardo, “ER Sleuths Are on the Case: Best Practices for E-Resource Acquisitions,” 72 The Serials Librarian 201 (2017).

He also made the following presentations:

  • “The Impact of Discovery Systems on Libraries’ Organizational Structure and Staffing” at Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas on April 3, 2017 (with Kelsey Brett & Frederick Young)
  • “Partnering with Vendors to Limit Compromised User Accounts” at NASIG Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN on June 9, 2017 (with Don Hamparian & Peter Katz)


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