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1 De Novo: Newsl. L. Libr. La. 1 (2002-2003)

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          The Newsletter of
The Law Library of Louisiana

Volume 1, Issue 1

March/April 2002



Stump the Librarian

Electronic Resources

Accessing Legislative

GPO  Access Explained

Annual  Report

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Staff News








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Georgia Chadwick- Librarian
Marie Erickson- Librarian
Cathleen Richards - Librarian
Janice Shull - Librarian

Gregory Duhe- Library Associate
Ruth Mahoney- Library Associate
Jason Kruppa- Library Associate



Twelve representatives of the
Law Library's diverse
constituency have accepted
our invitation to form our first
Advisory Board. With New
Orleans attorney Judith
Gainsburgh presiding, the
newly-constituted board
convened for the first time on
March 4. Completing the
membership are Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeal Judge
Patricia R. Murray, Orleans
Civil District Court Judge
Rosemary Ledet, New Orleans
Legal Assistance Corporation
staff attorney Rowena Jones,
Deputy Judicial Administrators
Valerie Willard and Tony
Gagliano, Supreme Court law
clerk T. Jeffrey Gregoire, and
New Orleans practicing
attorneys David Dalia,
Cameron Gamble, Clayton
Joffrion, A.J. Levy, and
Margaret Woodward.

Discerning the desires and
needs of the wide variety of
people who use the library is
an important first step in
determining which services

and parts of our collection
should be enhanced and
emphasized. Two major
factors-the library's
forthcoming move to Royal
Street with the Supreme
Court and the Fourth Circuit
Court of Appeal and the
dramatic changes occurring in
information delivery as a
result of the electronic
information revolution-- have
inspired the library staff to
engage in ongoing strategic
planning. Many of the
library's traditional users who
have long relied on books for
their legal research are
becoming concerned that the
popularity of information
delivered via computer may
cause their favorite print
materials to disappear from
the collection because of
budgetary or space
considerations. Still other
library users are anxious to
become  more proficient
online researchers and would
welcome training sessions
taught by librarians. The
library staff will be bringing

                            RICHARD KNIGHT

At a formal ceremony in the
courtroom on January 15,
Richard F. Knight, who be-
came Louisiana's third judi-
cial administrator in 1958,
presented to Chief Justice
Pascal F. Calogero and the
associate justices his beauti-
ful, rare copy of the French
Civil Code of 1804, known as

the Code Napoleon. The Chief
Justice assured the donor
that the volume will take a
place of honor in the Law
Library of Louisiana in the
Supreme Court Building, and
will eventually have a home in
the legal history museum
planned for the restored
Royal Street court house. Mr.

concerns like these to the
new advisory board for their
opinions and advice.

Outreach to our clientele is
expected to become an even
more important aspect of our
services than in the past. Not
only is the catalog of the
library's collection now
accessible worldwide via the
Internet (by going to the
Supreme Court website
<http://www.lasc.org> and
clicking on law library and
legal resources), but the staff
is gradually adding research
guides, our newsletter, and
other helpful information to
our website. The staff is
exploring other projects, such
as legal information and
research workshops to be
presented either in the library
or on the road for such
diverse audiences as
attorneys, court staff, public
librarians, and the general

Continued on page 2


Knight, a member of the Man-
deville firm of Talley, Anthony,
Hughes  & Knight, had just
received his law degree at
LSU,  where he had served as
editor-in-chief of the Louisi-
ana  Law Review, when he was
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