Mindfulness and Librarians: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

cropped bridge grayLaw Librarians of New England (LLNE) Spring 2015 Conference

Hosted by the University of New Hampshire School of Law & The Association of New Hampshire Law Librarians

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, Concord, NH

Pre-registration for Mindfulness and Librarians: Bridge over Troubled Water, on Friday, April 24th at the Concord Holiday Inn, is now closed. There are still a few seats left, and we will be accepting registrations via email and on the day of the event. Registration for the conference is $55 per person and includes lunch. Please contact us using the comments box at the bottom of this page if you would like to attend.

LibGuide on Mindfulness
Our Sponsors

Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be continuously present with experience.  This conference brings together speakers from various disciplines supporting our consideration of mindfulness in libraries, legal education and practice.

Do we librarians fail to give ourselves over completely to the moment – the reference interview, the question being asked, teaching classes, the catalog record, etc.? Librarians love to multitask. How can we not multitask, given the nature of our jobs, with the information-saturated environments in which we work?

We will explore how practices will lead us, and those we serve, to be mindful, increase intellectual and emotional intelligence, expand capacity and resilience, decrease stress and anxiety, cultivate and advance joy and satisfaction in the practice of law leading to enhanced civility, and ultimately foster a more just, compassionate and reflective legal system.





Meeting Program &

(exact times subject to change)

April 24, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.Registration
Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 9:25 a.m.Welcome
Margaret Sova McCabe, Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, UNH Law
9:25 - 9:30 a.m.Susan Drisko Zago, Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Law Library, UNH Law
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.Mindfulness and the Troubled Legal World
Keynote Speaker: Liz Maillett, Attorney, Owner of Still Sense
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break & Exhibits
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Margaret Fletcher, Mindfulness Educator, Center for Health Promotion at Concord Hospital
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch/LLNE Business Meeting. Speaker: Amy Eaton, Library Manager, Perkins Coie's, Seattle, WA
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.Becoming a Joyful Lawyer
Deb Calloway, Author, "Becoming a Joyful Lawyer," Professor of Law, University of Connecticut
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.Mindfulness and Librarianship Unconference
Facilitator: Filippa Anzalone, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services at Boston College Law School
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Break & Exhibits
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.Mindfulness in Legal Education
Sophie Sparrow, Professor of Law, UNH Law
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.Cookies to go

We will be having a small, casual gathering at the Barley House in historic downtown Concord immediately following the conference . For more information click here.


Speakers and Facilitators

FilippaAnzaloneFilippa Marullo Anzalone has served as Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services at Boston College Law School since August 2002. Professor Anzalone teaches an Art Law seminar and also teaches Advanced Legal Research. Besides Art Law, legal education, higher education management, and law library leadership are of particular interest to her. Her interests include mindfulness in libraries and legal education. Professor Anzalone has published many articles, book chapters, book reviews and opinion pieces. She is active in the both the Law School and University communities. Professor Anzalone has served as a panelist and chaired several programs at recent AALL and AALS conferences and she has participated in numerous ABA, AALS, and NEASC site evaluations of law schools. She has served as a consultant to a number of law school libraries and she has lectured both in the United States and abroad on leadership and management issues.

DebCallowayProfessor Deborah Calloway began her career in Washington, D.C. practicing Employment and International Law. In thirty years of law teaching she has presented both clinical and academic programs. Since 1996 she has engaged in study and meditation practice in the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Her legal experience together with her meditation practice made her realize the benefits of contemplative practices for lawyers. With this knowledge, she created the materials in the book “Becoming a Joyful Lawyer” practices for working with mind to discover its nature and how it functions. With these materials lawyers (and other helping professionals) can learn to practice their profession skillfully, reduce stress, promote contentment, and find meaning and joy in their work. Deborah has taught these materials since 2005. Lawyers have encouraged her to make them available as widely as possible. “Becoming a Joyful Lawyer” is her answer to this request.



Amy Eaton is currently the Seattle Library Manager for Perkins Coie LLP. Prior to Perkins, she has had the good fortune to work in an academic law library, county law library, corporate law library and law firms of various sizes. Amy has been a member of AALL since 1986 and is completing the last year of her term on the AALL Executive Board. When not working, Amy likes to run (slowly), read and is a beginning hiker .




MargaretFletcherMargaret Fletcher teaches mindfulness for the Center for Health Promotion at Concord Hospital. She received certification to teach from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in 2013. She is a founding member of the NH Professional Mindfulness Community. Margaret was invited in 2008 by Norman Scrimshaw to teach meditation through White Mountain Sangha, which she now leads as Guiding Teacher. Prior to teaching mindfulness, Margaret enjoyed a 20+ year career in financial services management. In her free time, Margaret enjoys reading, enjoying NH’s beautiful environment and watching great films at Red River Theatres.


LizMaillettLiz Maillett is an attorney and educator who has been engaged in the practice of law for over 22 years, and in the practice of mindfulness meditation for over a decade.  She is the founder of Still Sense which offers training in mindfulness for law firms, courts, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.  “Over the years, I have found the regular practice of mindfulness making a very powerful contribution to so many aspects of my life and my work” she says.  “Through Still Sense, I’d like to share these benefits with others.”

Liz’s experience in mindfulness includes professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The Stress Reduction Clinic at the Center for Mindfulness was founded in 1979 by well-known author Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to help patients heal through an eight-week program of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement and experiential learning.  The training opportunities offered by Still Sense are based on the MBSR model.

As a business and employment lawyer since 1987, Liz has practiced law in a variety of settings from large city law firm, to solo practice, to in-house counsel for a growing business.  She has significant dispute resolution, transactional and litigation experience and has maintained an ongoing commitment to providing pro bono legal services.

“Mindfulness training is especially well-suited to the busy lives of legal and business professionals because it helps us hone that keenest of analytical tools we use in our work – our minds” says Liz.  “Mindfulness practice sharpens our awareness, trains our minds to be more stable and less reactive, and helps us not to lose sight of what is truly important in our work and in our lives.”

SophieSparrowSophie M. Sparrow is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in legal education, being named one of the one of the 25 most influential leaders in legal education in 2012, 2013, and 2014. The co-author of books on teaching law, including Working Together in Law (2014), What the Best Law Teachers Do (2013), Teaching Law By Design for Adjuncts (2010), Teaching Law By Design (2009) and Techniques for Teaching Law 2 (2011), she won the Inaugural Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism in 2004, taught as a Fulbright Scholar in India in 2012, and worked with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in Jordan in 2014. Since 2002, she has conducted over 100 workshops for professors, administrators, lawyers, and judges in the US, Canada, India, Bhutan, Mexico and Jordan on topics such as active learning, team-based learning, assessment, metacognition, professionalism, professional development, legal education, and legal writing. An innovator since she started teaching law in 1998, Sophie designed and ran UNH Law’s writing program for ten years (1998-2008), helped design UNH Law’s Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, and was one of the founding members of Arizona Summit (formerly Phoenix) School of Law. To her teaching, Professor Sparrow brings her experience practicing law, directing the UNH School of Law’s Career Services Center and teaching students ages 5 to 60. She learned about the transformative strategy of team-based learning a few years ago, and now uses it in her Torts, Remedies, and Writing for Practice courses. Before joining the former UNH Law in 1991, she worked as a staff attorney for New Hampshire Legal Assistance and as an associate with a New Hampshire law firm. Her best teachers are her two children.



Many Thanks to our Sponsors

LexisNexis           Hein           Bloomberg Law

Thompson Reuters           Social Law

 Directions to the Conference



There is a block of rooms reserved for conference participants who wish to stay over night. The special room rate is $85 a night (plus 9% sales tax). Please contact the Concord Holiday Inn at 603-224-9534.

There is free parking at the Holiday Inn for guests and conference participants.

There are many other hotels in Concord, see below for a partial list of them. We would like to thank the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce for making this list of area hotels available on their website.

Boston Express – Concord provides provides scheduled bus service to/from Concord to North Londonderry, Londonderry and Salem, NH locations with continuing service to Logan Airport and Boston South Station. The bus station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Holiday Inn.

There are a number of taxi cab companies and car services in the Concord, NH area, including Main Street Taxi, 603-226-8888; Concord Cab, 603-225-4222; and Queen City Taxi (Hooksett) 603-622-0008. Neither LLNE, UNH Law, nor the Association of New Hampshire Law Librarians endorses any of these cab companies, these are provided for informational purposes only.

The closest commercial airport is the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, located 25 miles south of Concord.


Best Western Concord Inn & Suites


Newly renovated, this 2012 Director’s Award winning hotel proudly offers the best in customer service and amenities at an affordable rate. Amenities include a hot continental breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness room, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, and in-room microwaves and refrigerators. Ask for the Chamber of Commerce rate!


97 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301


Fax: 603-228-4301



The Centennial Hotel/Granite Restaurant


32-room boutique hotel with a full service restaurant and meeting facilities.


96 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301


Fax: 603-225-5031


Comfort Inn


The Comfort Inn is a beautiful, friendly hotel conveniently located in central NH. The hotel offers an extended hot continental breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, an indoor salt water heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, and in-room microwaves and refrigerators. Visit their website to see special promotional rates and offers, or call and ask about their preferred corporate rate structure.

71 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301

Fax: 603-228-2106

Courtyard by Marriott


Numerous amenities including a fee-based shuttle service to and from the Manchester Airport and destinations around the Concord area.

70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

Fax: 603-225-0606


Days Inn


406 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

Fax: 603-224-6032



Fairfield Inn By Marriott


Marriott hotel located off 93 at exit 13. Upgraded Continental Breakfast. Pool available to hotel guests. Adjacent to the Common Man Restaurant.

4 Gulf Street
Concord, NH 03301

Fax: 603-228-3353



Residence Inn by Marriott


Residence Inn by Marriott is an upscale extended-stay hotel that helps you to feel connected while away from home. This suite hotel includes a full hot deluxe breakfast buffet daily and a light dinner Monday through Wednesday.

91 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301

Fax: 603-226-0013


Area Attractions & Restaurants


BIRTHPLACE OF MARY BAKER EDDY (CHRISTIAN SCIENCE FOUNDER) 62 North State Street Concord, NH 03301 (603)225-3444


GRANITE STATE CANDY SHOPPE 13 Warren Street Concord, NH 03301 (603)225-2591

THE JOHN W. KING NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW LIBRARY Supreme Court Building, One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH 03301 (603)271-3777

KIMBALL-JENKINS ESTATE 266 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301 (603)225-3932

McGOWAN FINE ART 10 Hills Avenue Concord, NH 03301 (603)225-2515

MILLBROOK ART GALLERY 236 Hopkinton Road Concord, NH 03301 (603)226-2046

MUSEUM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORY 6 Eagle Square Concord, NH 03301 (603)228-6688

NEW HAMPSHIRE AUDUBON SOCIETY 84 Silk Farm Road Concord, NH 03301 (603)224-9909


NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOUSE 107 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301 (603)271-1110

PIERCE MANSE 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane Concord, NH 03301 (603)225-4555

RED RIVER THEATRE 11 South Main Street #L1 Concord, NH 03301 (603)224-4600

SHEPARD-McAULIFFE DISCOVERY CENTER 2 Institute Drive Concord, NH 03301 (603)271-7827


CANTERBURY SHAKER VILLAGE 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224 (603)783-9511

FRANCONIA NOTCH STATE PARK Daniel Webster Highway Lincoln, New Hampshire (603)745-8391


MEREDITH MILLS MARKETPLACE 281 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, New Hampshire 03253 (603)279-7006

PREMIUM OUTLETS IN MERRIMACK 80 Premium Outlets Boulevard #741 Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054 (603)424-0050


STRAWBERRY BANKE 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801  (603)433-1100

TANGER OUTLET 120 Laconia Road Tilton, New Hampshire 03276 (603)286-7880







All-Around Restaurants

  1. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill – 260 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-6600       www.applebees.com

  1. The Barley House – 132 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-6363       www.thebarleyhouse.com

  1. Cheers – 17 Depot St., Concord, NH 03301


  1. Cityside Grille – 25 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)227-0884       www.citysidegrille.com

  1. The Common Man – 25 Water St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-3463       www.thecman.com

  1. 99 Restaurant & Pub – 60 D’Amante Drive, Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-7399       www.99restaurants.com

  1. The Red Blazer Restaurant & Pub – 72 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-4101       www.theredblazer.com

  1. Ruby Tuesday – 327 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)223-2505       www.rubytuesday.com

  1. TGI Friday’s – 221 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)226-1012       www.tgifridays.com


Burgers & Casual

  1. Arnie’s Place Take – Out and Catering – 164 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-3225       arniesplace.com

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings – 8 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)715-9340       www.buffalowildwings.com

  1. Five Guy’s Burgers & Fries – 56 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)856-8107       www.fiveguys.com

  1. Gyro House – 58 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301





  1. Boloco – 10 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)410-3089       boloco.com

  1. Dos Amigos Burritos – 26 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)410-4161       dosamigosburritos.com

  1. Hermanos Cocina Mexicana – 11 Hills Avenue, Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-5669       www.hermanosmexican.com

  1. Margarita’s Restaurant – 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-2821       www.margs.com



  1. Makris Lobster Pool and Restaurant –
  2. Old Europe Mediteranean Fine Dining – 76 N. Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)856-7181       www.oldeuropenh.com

  1. Newick’s – 317 Loudon Rd., Concord 03301

(603)225-2424       newicks.com

  1. Weathervane – 379 Dover Rd. Rte. 4, Chichester, NH 03301

(603)225-4044       weathervaneseafoods.com



  1. Angelina’s Italian Restaurant – 11 Depot St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-3313       angelinasrestaurant.com

  1. Olive Garden – 223 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-6886       www.olivegarden.com/home

  1. Veano’s Italian Kitchen – 16 Sheep Davis Rd., Pembroke, NH 03301

(603)224-2400       veanospembroke.com



  1. Beefsides – 106 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301


  1. Longhorn Steakhouse – 217 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-0655       www.longhornsteakhouse.com

  1. Moritomo Japanese Steakhouse – 32 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-8363       www.moritomonh.com

  1. O Steak & Seafood – 11 South Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)856-7925       magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com



  1. Beijing & Tokyo – 61 South Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-0888       www.beijingtokyoconcordnh.com

  1. Ichiban – 118 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)223-3301       www.ichibanconcord.com

  1. Moritomo Japanese Steakhouse – 32 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-8363       www.moritomonh.com



  1. House of India – 6 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301




1. Siam Orchid – 12 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-1529       siamorchid.net



  1. Beijing & Tokyo – 61 South Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-0888       www.beijingtokyoconcordnh.com

  1. Chen Yang Li – 520 South St., Bow NH 03304

(603)228-8508       bowchenyangli.com

  1. Tea Garden – 184 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301




  1. Brookside Pizza – 151 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-6905       brooksidepizza.com

  1. Constantly Pizza – 39 South Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-9366       constantlypizza.net

  1. Domino’s Pizza – 202 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)228-4222       www.dominos.com

  1. EJ’s on Main (Holiday Inn) – 172 North Main St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)224-3463       www.ejsonmain.com

  1. Pizzeria Uno – 15 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)226-8667       www.unos.com

  1. Sal’s Pizza – 80 Storrs St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)226-0297       www.sals-pizza.com



  1. Cityside Grille – 25 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301

(603)227-0884       citysidegrille.com

  1. The Corner View Restaurant – 80 South St., Concord, NH 03301


  1. Einstein Bagels – 10 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)225-9776       www.einsteinbros.com

  1. Panera Bread – 75 Fort Eddy Rd., Concord, NH 03301

(603)226-8966       www.panerabread.com

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