Our Sierra Nevada Chapter (SNC) Board of SLA is very sad to inform our SNC membership and very good friends that our SNC President, Coral Henning, passed away Thursday,  March 28, 2019.


Coral was a delight to work with and, when she found out that our SLA chapter was in danger of closing down due to lack of a President, she very kindly agreed to serve this year.   She was just that way!   We have had many joint SNC/NOCALL December Holiday Gatherings with Coral as the planner on the NOCALL side. No-one else had such a beautiful boisterous laugh or such a cheerful outlook.  I enjoyed co-planning with Coral for a couple of these holiday gatherings – her suggestions for locations were always intriguing and we had such fun planning the menu selections.


Coral also made the recommendation that the SNC Board have our meetings at the Sacramento County Public Law Library which proved to be a very nice central location for Board members who are from all around the Sacramento region.


Coral served as Publicity Chair for SLA Sierra Nevada Chapter in 2005-2006.  She frequently suggested that NOCALL and SNC collaborate on events and workshops together.  Many folks recall the harness racing networking joint event – a first for this type of SLA networking event!  The legal workshop for non-legal researchers in May 2015 at Sacramento Public Law Library was particularly well attended.


Coral was such a generous and talented colleague.  We will all miss our fellow Sierra Nevada Board member and friend, Coral Henning.

Ruth Gustafson, SLA SNC Past President / Acting President, 2019

Melinda Livas, SLA SNC Vice-President/President-Elect, 2019

Buzz Haughton, SLA SNC Secretary, 2019

Anne Bradley, SLA SNC Treasurer, 2019


The Sierra Nevada Chapter of SLA is working on programs and events for 2019.

Upcoming Programs

News from around SLA

  • Joint Spring Conference 2020 Update

    The 2020 Joint Spring Conference will be at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park from March 25-27, 2020. The planning committee is currently brainstorming conference themes, so if you get inspired, please feel free to e-mail Andrea at brooksa2@nku.edu or Brandi at bduggins@spalding.edu. Last, there’s an ad hoc conference committee working on coming up with recommendations about branding, promoting, and possibly even a conference name change. So stay tuned...

  • Mark your calendars for the 2020 Leadership Symposium!

    The SLA Leadership Symposium is a valuable opportunity for SLA members to drive your professional development forward, get to know unit leaders, and connect with the SLA community.

     The location is in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC Saturday, January 18th - Monday, January 20th at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

  • Final Call for Nominations

    The current slate of candidates for the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of SLA for 2020 is:

    Past President:  Janet Cooper Weiss
    President:  Angela Pagliaro 
    President-Elect/Chair of the Programming Committee:  Linda Salvesen
    Secretary:  Emma Moore
    Treasurer:  Anya Bartelmann

    If there are any additional nominations for candidates for the offices of President-Elect, Secretary or Treasurer, please notify the Nominations Committee by Sept. 20, 2019 at which time the call for nominations will close. 

    Thank you.

    Karen Botkin, Chair (email: 
  • May + July Board Meeting Minutes Now Available

    Hello SLANE,

    I hope your summers are winding down nicely!

    The May and July board meeting minutes are now available in the Community library here.

    The delayed posting of the May minutes is the result of no June meeting being held and no quorum being reached to approve minutes in July.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Save the date! SLA/MALL Annual Party on Nov. 8

    Please save the date for Friday, November 8! Our annual gathering and student-managed silent auction will take place at Urban Growler's private Barrel Room in St. Paul, before holidays and unpredictable winter weather start happening.

    EventBrite link and reminders will be communicated in September.