LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon at AALL Boston 2012

Hello Fellow LLNE Members:

If you will be attending the AALL Annual Meeting in Boston, please join us for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon, Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
Please find the invitation, menu, and registration instructions here: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/calendar/luncheon2012.html

Looking forward to seeing you in Boston!

Looking for a few good librarians

The AALL Annual Meeting newspaper, the Hub, and its companion blog, the Hub-bub, are looking for energetic law librarians to join our team in Boston.  The paper and blog will be covering all aspects of the meeting including events at the conference, local attractions, general announcements, and your impressions of the meeting.  Folks who sign on to the team will be considered official bloggers for the conference and enjoy benefits such as dedicated space with wifi and power outlets in program rooms for blogging about programs and an “AALL Blogger” badge ribbon to facilitate in person interactions with attendees.  

Please contact Joan Shear, joan.shear@bc.edu if you are interested in being an official reporter for the newspaper or Michelle Pearse, mpearse@law.harvard.edu, if you are interested in joining the blogging adventure.   Even if you don’t want to commit to regular reporting or blogging, one-time posts or contribution of content/news generally is greatly appreciated!   Copy for the preconference electronic edition of the Hub should be sent to joan.shear@bc.edu no later than June 7, and for the first print edition no later than July 9.

LLNE News!

The new LLNE News is here!

We have some great articles to offer this issue. Our guest columnist this issue is former Philadelphia resident Lisa Junghahn. She has a list of great sights, experiences, and food in the City of Brotherly Love for our AALL meeting. She has also designed a Google maps link for us to find those great places. (Here’s the link – read the article too!)

We are also introducing a new column from the public law library perspective. The Head of the Trial Court Libraries of Massachusetts, Marnie Warner, has written great piece on law libraries and access to justice. And our own Stephen Salhany gives us his insight into the victory of the Boston Bruins from a research perspective, of course.

Also, read about all our LLNEers programs at AALL – come out and support their poster sessions, presentations, and round tables!

This issue of the newsletter also continues our regular favorites such as Access Points, Thinking About Technology, and a continuation of the series “Agents for the Books.”

Have a Great Summer and see you in Philadelphia!

AALL Meeting – Must See Presentation!

Need A Short But Informative Program to Wind Down The AALL Conference?

Consider “Casting A Wider Net.” This program will explore online catalog applications beyond traditional library uses.

Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., EMCC- Room 224

by David M. Turkalo, Assistant Director For Technical Services, Suffolk University Law Library, Boston, and Program Coordinator

The Technical Services SIS-sponsored program, “Casting A Wider Net: The Challenges And Rewards Of Making Your Online Catalog A Useful Tool Beyond The Law Library” will offer an informative look at the processes and procedures that the Suffolk University Law School’s Moakley Law Library used in making the School’s Career Development Office’s separately housed and maintained collection of materials part of the University catalog. And, going that “one step beyond” where many librarians have great trepidation about going, allowing the personnel of that office to circulate the materials themselves. Two featured speakers from the frontlines of the project, Suffolk Systems Services Librarian (and incoming Chair of the Innovative Law Users Group (ILUG)), Sarah Boling, will speak on the technical services aspects of the project, while Circulation Services Librarian Sabrina Holley-Williams will provide the public services perspective, followed by a Q & A and Discussion period as time allows.

AALL Annual Meeting – Featuring the Local Talent

LLNE’s very own Dave Turkalo will be presenting this year at the AALL Annual Meeting, along with colleagues Sarah Boling and Sabrina Holley-Williams. Their presentation is titled, “Casting a Wider Net: The Challenges and Rewards of Making Your Online Catalog a Useful Tool Beyond the Law Library.” For me information on this presentation see the program description on the AALL TS-SIS homepage.

scholarships for AALL Annual Meeting

The 2007 AALL Meeting in New Orleans is only three months away. The LLNE Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for support to help pay the costs of attending. Applications are due by April 30. The policies and application forms are available on the LLNE website at: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/forms/index.htm. Completed applications should be sent by mail or fax to: Margaret Cianfarini, Chair LLNE Scholarship Committee Harvard Law School Library 1545 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138