Category Archives: Committee News

LLNE’s 2017 AALL Award Winners

The LLNE Membership Development Committee would like to recognize the following LLNE members who have won awards granted by AALL: AALL Spectrum Article of the Year: Pat Newcombe, Western New England University School of Law Library LexisNexis/John R. Johnson Memorial … Continue reading

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LLNE Makes Its Voice Heard at Meeting regarding Massachusetts Appellate Decisions

On June 26th, the Reporter of Judicial Decisions for Massachusetts held a listening session for stakeholders to voice concerns about the possibility of decisions from the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to an online format.  Various LLNE … Continue reading

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Help us support UELMA in Massachusetts!

UELMA (Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act) is once again before the Massachusetts Legislature as H. 812, sponsored by Carmine L. Gentile and currently in the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. LLNE member (and head of its Government Relations Committee’s Subcommittee … Continue reading

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SolutionsWear: Service Committee Project for the LLNE Spring Meeting

By the LLNE Service Committee Because the theme for the spring meeting (register here!) is professional development, the service committee asks you to consider donating professional clothing, toiletries, or money to SolutionsWear. SolutionsWear provides interview-appropriate clothing and accessories to homeless … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee update

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee Massachusetts UELMA Bill Thanks to the tireless advocacy of the UELMA in Massachusetts Subcommittee of the LLNE GRC, the UELMA bill is making its way through the Massachusetts legislature. H … Continue reading

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Helping My Neighborhood Library through the LRIP Program

By Emily Todd* Legal literacy is an important area that can often be overlooked by public librarians, despite the fact that our patrons come to us regularly with questions involving a variety of legal issues. While I cannot interpret the … Continue reading

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Enhancing Capabilities through the LRIP Program

By Brian Hodgdon* If pressed, I imagine that most public librarians will admit to struggling with the unique challenges presented by patrons seeking legal help. These requests, like those of the medical variety, can leave us feeling less than helpful … Continue reading

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Education Committee News

By Brian Flaherty and Ellen Phillips, LLNE Education Committee Continuing with a great tradition of education and service, LLNE is again running their “Legal Research Instruction Program,” helping New England librarians learn about legal research. For the past two years … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2017 LRIP Scholarships

By the LLNE Service Committee The LLNE Service Committee, in conjunction with the Education Committee and Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP), is pleased to announce the public librarians awarded scholarships to attend LRIP this year. The Service Committee has awarded … Continue reading

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Government Relations Committee Update

By Anne McDonald and Emilie Benoit, Co-Chairs, LLNE Government Relations Committee Government and Legislative News of Interest from New England States Maureen Quinlan, GRC’s Maine state representative, would like LLNE members to know about the new digital library at the Maine … Continue reading

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