2006-2007 AALL Executive Board Candidates Announced

Victoria K. Trotta, AALL President has announced the slate of candidates for the 2006-2007 AALL Executive Board. Among the nominees is former LLNE member and Executive Board Member Kelly Browne, formerly of the University of Connecticut School of Law Library, now of the Sacramento County Public Law Library.

Job Posting: Reference/Electronic Services Librarian

Northeastern University School of Law Library is looking for a Reference/Electronic Services Librarian.

Job responsibilities include: Develop, teach, and oversee the Law Library’s computer resource training programs including instruction in using computer assisted legal research databases, web based licensed databases and other web technology used by the law school community. Provide reference, research and other bibliographic services, including expert on-line assistance to law school community. Teach students, individually and as a team, legal research techniques and strategies for use with print and online tools. Prepare bibliographies, research guides and other library publications tailored to the research needs of the law school community. Serves as the law library web master and works with other library staff members to maintain the library web pages. Recruits, trains, and supervises student representatives who assist with the library computer resource training program. Maintains the library‚Äôs electronic database access via the online catalog, NuCat, using Innovative Interfaces tools. Works with the University Libraries regarding use and maintenance of the electronic resource management system and the online catalog, NuCat. Participates in library collection development and assist the Head of Reader Services to develop department policy, compile statistics, and submit activity reports.
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited graduate school and a J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school required. Would consider a candidate with either a J.D. or an MLS, or equivalent, who has significantly completed the graduation requirements for the second graduate degree.

Would prefer a minimum three to five years’ reference librarian experience to include developed expertise in computer-assisted legal information systems, Internet, and web technologies preferred. Demonstrated ability and experience in user training (individual and group instruction) and consulting. Excellent problem solving and communication (oral and written) skills; good interpersonal skills needed. The successful candidate should have high level of motivation, initiative and responsibility. Willingness to work a flexible schedule which may include some evening and weekend hours.

All interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Sharon Persons, Head of Reader Services, Northeastern University Law Library, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Dear Colleagues,

I just wanted to let you know that I have made some significant changes to our International Law News webpage:

As you know, we previously had tried to manually monitor news in this area, however the task was so formidable that we changed the website so that it only pointed to news sources.

Well now thanks to NewsGator a free service that lets you monitor and organize your news feeds and blogs – we now have live headlines updated in real time for a number of topics.

Check out our headlines and news sources for the UN, the EU, World News, the WTO and more. Also note that some tables of contents plus abstracts are available for current journal titles also.


Annette L. Demers BA LLB MLIS
Reference Librarian for International, Foreign and Comparative Law
Harvard Law School Library
506 Areeda Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138