Southwestern Association of Law Libraries
SWALL Annual Report 2018-2019
The Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) Executive Board for 2018-2019 was Jeff B. Woodmansee, President; Stacy Fowler, Vice President/President Elect; Jamie Baker, Treasurer; Cassie DuBay, Secretary; and Joan Stringfellow, Immediate Past President.
Activities undertaken this year include revamping the official SWALL website, updating the SWALL resolution supporting UELMA in Texas, which passed the legislature and was signed into law by Governer Greg Abbott on May 25, 2019, and revamping standing committees and charges to help lead the association forward in the coming years.
The 2019 SWALL Annual Meeting was held in Little Rock, AK from April 14-16, 2019. There were 55 registered attendees. At the Business Meeting, the new Executive Board for 2019-2020 was announced: Stacy Fowler, President; Katy Badeaux, Vice-President/President Elect; Jamie Baker, Treasurer; Cynthia Burress, Secretary, and Jeff B. Woodmansee, Immediate Past President.
For the 2019 SWALL Annual Meeting in Little Rock, we awarded the Kate Mara Award, the Marian Boner Grant Award, and the Coco-Miller Grant Award to Le’Shawn Turner, Bailey Eagin, and Darlene Jackson, respectively. These named grants were in the amount of $650 each, for a total of $1950. Additionally, for the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, SWALL awarded a $1000 grant to Aaron Retteen.
SWALL’s total membership for the 2018-2019 year was 162 members, a decrease of eight from the previous year.
SWALL held an electronic vote March 16 through March 30, 2019 for the election of the next executive board and for approval of the bylaws revisions put forth by Cassie Dubay and Jennifer Laws; both were approved as submitted.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held in San Antonio, Texas from March 26-28, 2020. The theme for the meeting is SWALL 20/20: See the Future. SWALL is currently in the process of determining the location for the 2021 meeting, which must be held outside of Texas.