Welcome to Tiffany Camp!

We are pleased to welcome Tiffany Camp of the University of Connecticut School of Law Library as the new co-editor for LLNE News, along with Kyle Courtney. Tiffany is in the Access Services department and has worked at the UConn Law Library since 2012. She has also worked at the Hartford Public Library as a branch manager. She graduated from the University of Virginia and received her law degree from UConn Law. Tiffany is also a member of AALL’s Black Caucus (including its Community Service Committee) and is the Scholarship Chair of SNELLA. She has already had a good start in her communications role for LLNE as she took fabulous pictures at the recent LLNE Spring meeting hosted by UConn Law!

You may reach Tiffany at tiffany.camp@law.uconn.edu or 860-570-5113. Drop by and say hello if you see her at the Fall meeting at the Boston College Law Library and definitely let her know if you have anything that you would like to include in a future issue of LLNE News.

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Photo credit: University of Connecticut School of Law, used with permission

Report from the Nominating Committee

Elaine Apostola, Chair of the Law Librarians of New England Nominations Committee, recently reportedly o to the LLNE listserv that she met with fellow committee members, Susan Vaughn and Sue Zago in April and presented the following nominees for the LLNE Board elections to be held on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the LLNE Luncheon and Business Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The slate includes:

Diane D’Angelo – VP/President Elect
Nicole Dyszlewski – Secretary
Bob DeFabrizio – Education Director (one year to finish out Diane D’Angelo’s term)
Elliott Hibbler – Education Director (two years)

LLNE scholarship awards for AALL conference

Brian Flaherty and Lusiella Fazzino will be attending the AALL conference in San Antonio this July as the LLNE scholarship recipients.  Brian is a reference librarian at New England Law | Boston; he is also an instructor in the LLNE Introduction to Legal Research course. Lusiella (Lucy) is a long-time law librarian who has relocated to Connecticut; she is a member of the LLNE Communications and Technology Committee.  Congratulations to Brian and Lucy!

—LLNE Scholarship Committee (Mary Ann Neary, Melanie Cornell, Jennifer Finch)

 

Scholarships for 2014 AALL Conference Attendance

The LLNE Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for financial assistance to attend the 2014 AALL annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Alamo PostcardThe scholarship form is available on the LLNE website. Please note that LLNE awards scholarships to current LLNE members only.

The deadline for submitting AALL annual conference scholarship applications is Monday, April 28, 2014.  

 

Photo courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Congratulations Service Committee Scholarship Winners!

This March, as part of this year’s theme of Outreach to Public Libraries, the LLNE Service Committee offered two scholarships for public librarians in the New England area to attend LLNE’s Introduction to Legal Research Program. Stack of Law BooksThe five week program introduces participants to key resources and skills necessary for legal research; it was our hope that public librarians could use this knowledge to serve their diverse patron base.

We are proud to announce that the Committee has awarded the scholarships to Philip Peck, Reference Librarian and Webmaster at the Somerville Public Library in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jean Slavkovsky, Information Librarian at the Malden Public Library in Malden, Massachusetts.

Congratulations to Philip and Jean!

Photo Credit: Patrick W. Moore

LLNE Service Project: Public Libraries Book Drive at the Spring Meeting

In conjunction with the LLNE Outreach to Public Libraries Service Initiative, we are sponsoring a book drive to collect a mini-collection of law books to donate to a Connecticut public library in need.
LLNE Book Drive: LLNE Outreach to Public Libraries

Donations of books or funds will be collected at the Spring Meeting. New books are preferred, but recently superseded editions withdrawn from your own library’s collections are also welcome. Checks may be made payable to LLNE and specify “Public Libraries Book Drive” in the memo field.

Details and a wish list of titles are available at the Spring Meeting website.