Category Archives: Service

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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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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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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Scholarships for LRIP

By Jessica Almeida All public librarians are encouraged to apply for a scholarship, sponsored by the LLNE Service Committee, to attend our chapter’s Legal Research Instruction Program. The Legal Research Instruction Program (LRIP) is a six week seminar for those … Continue reading

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Service Committee Drive for Project Smile: Wrap-Up

“Thank you so much- those stuffed animals were beautiful! Thank you for your efforts in collecting them for us.” – Catherine Piscane, Director of Project Smile As part of the Fall Meeting, the Service Committee set a goal of collecting … Continue reading

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Fall 2016 Meeting Service Project – Project Smile

Dear LLNE Member, My name is Bear and I am getting ready to go on an adventure. My first stop will be the LLNE meeting on October 28th at The Westin Portland Harborview. While you all are learning about law … Continue reading

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Service Committee Shares “Legal Link” With SNELLA

By Joshua LaPorte Mike VanderHeijden and I presented Legal Link, the Service Committee’s online tool-kit for public librarians, to the Southern New England Law Libraries Association (SNELLA) at an event at the UConn School of Law Library on April 19th. … Continue reading

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Generosity: A Message from the LLNE Membership Committee

By Nicole P. Dyszlewski Because the Service Committee’s Spring project benefits the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Library System and I am a Rhode Island law librarian, I have been receiving the donations here in my office at Roger Williams … Continue reading

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Bringing Books Behind Bars Book Drive

By the LLNE Service Committee In association with the 2016 Spring Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) Meeting, the LLNE Service Committee has organized a book drive for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections library system. The Service Committee has met … Continue reading

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