President’s Letter

Stacy Fowler
Associate Professor
Technical Services Librarian
St. Mary’s University School of Law

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but our 2020 meeting in San Antonio is fast approaching! Our conference will be held March 26-28, 2020 at the lovely Hotel Valencia, located on the Riverwalk at 150 E. Houston Street. Registration is now open, linked here on the SWALL website. We have a great conference lined up for you, including a wonderful reception at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and attending a performance of the Broadway show Aladdin.


Just a reminder that the SWALL Programming Committee will soon begin accepting proposals for the ​ ​​2020 Annual Meeting. With the theme of See the Future, your colleagues are looking to you to inform and inspire as we begin a new decade. Be ready to share your knowledge and inspirations in San Antonio! We want to make certain the 2020 meeting is as professionally enriching as possible, so please consider submitting a program proposal! What innovations have you successfully implemented in your library? How do you help your library and librarians stay relevant? Where do you get your scholarship ideas? It’s time to put those brilliant ideas out there to share with the world.

We will be looking for programs that cover a wide range of ​interesting and relevant ​topics and encourage proposals that appeal to ​the many types of law librarians and information professionals that make up our broad organization. Three programs lengths are available:

  • Standard 45-minute programs, perfect for getting colleagues up-to-speed in your area of growing expertise
  • 90-minute “Deep Dives,” split into two parts, to allow the time to really get into the nitty gritty of your subject
  • 5-minute “Ignite Talks” (20 slides x 20 seconds), great for getting people talking about that new and exciting topic you’re becoming passionate about

We especially encourage first-time presenters to submit – getting your feet wet at the regional level is often just what’s needed to help you branch out into bigger and better things. And remember – think how good it will look on your CV!

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Tickets for Aladdin are still available – this is for the Thursday evening performance, March 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the historic Majestic Theater. Tickets are $32/each for seats in the balcony, and you can buy extras for any family members coming to town with you.  I am accepting payment through PayPal, which should be sent to I need to get a solid count on how many will be attending, so please get your monies in (or at least let me know). If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Let’s work together to make this one of the best conferences ever – your knowledge and dedication make this organization what it is, so be ready to bring your A game to the Alamo City soon!

Stacy Fowler
SWALL President

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