By Gail Zwirner
VALL reached a major milestone in August 2015 in our collaboration with the Virginia State Bar. Roger Skalbeck’s article on legal research technologies for the Law Libraries column in the Virginia Lawyer was the 100tharticle we contributed. Our relationship started in April 1997 when Donna Bausch, in an outreach and public relations effort, contributed “Tools of the Trade: Research Resources for the Virginia Practitioner.” After doing a book review for the next issue, Lyn Warmath worked with then-Editor, Rod Coggin, and they created the Law Libraries column.
Rod said our contributions were always timely, linked well to the issue theme, and required little editing. He also noted that our articles are some of the most-linked sources in the publication. In February 2000, the VSB released the first all-librarian authored issue. Not only did we contribute the regular column, but we also filled each issue with five substantive articles on legal research and technology issues. There have been six all-librarian issues since 2000.
You may see the list of articles with links to the full text at the VALL Wiki at: http://vall.pbworks.com/w/page/79718339/Virginia%20Lawyer%20and%20Virginia%20Law%20Weekly%20Contributions%202006-
Thanks to all VALL member authors who contributed articles for the Law Libraries column.