Fall LLNE Meeting – Registration Now Open

LLNE ABLL 2014 Fall Banner SmallRegister for the conference online now.

In an environment characterized by dramatic and ongoing change, law librarians are transforming their libraries and services to meet ever-evolving challenges and demands.  Please join the Law Librarians of New England and the Association of Boston Law Librarians for a fall meeting exploring the present and future of law libraries, and learn how your colleagues are surviving and thriving, surmounting new challenges and seizing emerging opportunities.

The LLNE Fall 2014 Meeting will be hosted by Boston College Law Library and ABLL at Boston College’s Connors Center in Dover, MA on October 24, 2014. Stay tuned to the LLNE website, as more detailed information on programming is coming soon.


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 New books are preferred, but recently superseded editions withdrawn from your own library’s collections are also welcome.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.

LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.

This year’s topic is the “new normal” in law libraries. It’s something we have all been talking about but what does it really mean for our jobs, our collection and, most importantly, our users? Tracy Thompson from NELLCO will provide a lay of the land followed by a day of presentations and discussion about just what it means to be “normal” in this “new” landscape.

We hope you’ll join us! #llnefall13

Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

The menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.

To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to llneluncheon@gmail.com no later than Friday, July 5, 2013.

Please also mail a check for $40.00, payable to Law Librarians of New England, to LLNE Treasurer Melanie Cornell.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Seattle!

LLNE Fall Meeting 2012: eBooks Revolution

Harvard Law School will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, December 7th, 2012. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website

The theme this year is “eBooks Revolution.” Academic, firm, and public librarians, as well as law school faculty and staff, will discuss some of the cutting edge issues around the “eBooks Revolution.” Come hear from the people who are making, creating, and advocating for the revolution in academics, law and the public.

We hope you’ll join us!

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!

LLNE Spring Meeting 2012

Suffolk University Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Spring Meeting on Friday, April 27, 2012. For more details and to register go here.

This Spring’s theme is “Adventures in Collaboration.” It will feature a wide array of panelists — including academic and firm librarians and law school administrators — who will discuss their experiences with collaboration and highlight what worked (and didn‘t work).

Come hone your collaborating skills and renew your appreciation for team-work. The format for the conference will include panel discussions and an unconference session that will allow attendees to propose and select their own topics for roundtable discussions.

See you there!

Planning Committee:
Rick Buckingham
Diane D’Angelo
Bob Hodge
Susan Vaughn
Caroline Walters

LLNE Fall Meeting

The website for the LLNE Fall 2011 Meeting, Art Law: Framing the Issues is here.

We are fortunate to be able to hold the meeting at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. “The Clark’s mission and its geographical location define three essential, interrelated aspects of its character and identity: the quality of its art, the beauty of its pastoral setting and the depth of its commitment to the generation of ideas.” With this program, we hope to contribute to the generation of ideas.

We are also fortunate in having terrific speakers for the program. Ralph Lerner and Judith Bresler are among the most knowledgeable people in the field of art law. Their book, Art Law: the Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers and Artists, is a standard reference for the art community. Filippa Anzalone, one of our own, is an enthusiastic lecturer on the subject of art law. Anthony Amore, as Security Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, is leading the search for the Gardner’s stolen art. He lectures widely on art crime, and has just come out with a very interesting new book on the subject. For more information about our speakers, see our Speakers Biographies. The Bibliography, culled from the work of our speakers, will give you a taste of what is to come.

Part of your registration fee includes an all-day pass to view the galleries. Time is set aside for this in the Schedule.

Directions and Accommodations in and around Williamstown are available. If you are interested in sharing a ride, we will have a wiki created for that purpose. For area restaurants and an extensive list of things to do, see our Area Attractions page. Bring the family or friends, and enjoy the fall foliage season in the Berkshires.

Our Social Responsibility project will benefit the Clark’s Education Department‘s special Family Days. We are asking for specific art supplies or a donation in support of programs which take place three times a year as celebrations of special exhibitions or the permanent collection. The Clark also runs the Responding to Art Involves Self Expression (RAISE) program in collaboration with the Berkshire County Juvenile Court (BCJC).

Once again, our Sponsors are generously supporting our professional development. Please visit the vendor displays at the meeting.

Help us to frame the issues, and register here for the program.

Barbara Schneider and Gary Smith

For the LLNE Fall 2011 Program Committee

LLNE Spring 2009 Meeting Hosted by Quinnipiac University School of Law Library

Animal Law

LLNE Spring 2009 Meeting Hosted by Quinnipiac University School of Law Library

Who should attend?
Academic, court, and firm librarians will benefit from learning about this emerging area of law. Today, there are 104 law schools in the US and Canada (including Quinnipiac, Harvard, UConn, Suffolk, Northeastern, and Boston University) that offer course selections in Animal Law. In a few short years, these law students will be advocating for your firms’ clients, prosecuting animal cruelty cases in your courthouses or teaching in your law schools about this new area of law.

What is it?
The Animal Legal Defense Fund describes animal law as a combination of statutory and case law in which the nature – legal, social or biological – of non-human animals is an important factor. Animal law encompasses companion animals, wildlife, animals used in entertainment, animals raised for food, and animals used in research. It permeates and affects torts, contracts, criminal law, trusts and estates, family law, and international law. This emerging legal specialty reflects the changes in attitudes that have evolved over the past thirty years towards our animals, food, and environment.

More about our program!
We’re going to start the day (after coffee of course!) with QUSL Professor Gail Stern’s “Biophilia and the Bookworm.” Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems as defined by Pulitzer Prize winner naturalist Edward O. Wilson. Professor Stern will discuss how the body of laws we have today evolved.

Following Professor Stern’s presentation, a panel will be about bioethics and the use of laboratory animals. Featured on this panel will be Dr. Herbert J. Van Kruiningen from the University of Connecticut, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, and QUSL Professor John Thomas. Professor Thomas, QUSLs Health Law expert, will take a pro animal tack. While we can’t guarantee it, JT as he’s locally known, is a talented and erudite guitarist and may be persuaded to add a musical note to our day.

After our vegetarian lunch, we’ll have a panel on Connecticut law. Mr. Kerry Patton, a Quinnipiac law student, authored “Justice of Animals, the State of the Law in Connecticut” in the October 2008 issue of the Connecticut Lawyer. In his article Kerry discusses the link between violence against animals and violence against humans; in particular, the role animal abuse plays in domestic violence cases. Kerry will discuss the topics in his article for our panel and talk about ongoing legislative efforts to deal with this issue.

QUSL Professor David Rosettenstein will also participate on this panel. Professor Rosettenstein, a long time advocate for animals, will bring his passion and dedication to us in his discussion of the controversial leg hold traps.

Our third speaker on this panel will be attorney Eric Annes from the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Attorney Annes will discuss open space initiatives and their impact on wildlife.
Our last speaker of the day will be QUSL Professor Linda Meyer who has both her law degree and a doctorate in philosophy from University of California Berkeley. Professor Meyer will bring a sensitive and intellectual approach to the issues involving factory farms and our food supply system.

Last but not least you’re invited back to the QUSL Library for tours and refreshments.

We hope you’ll join us.

Register here: http://law.quinnipiac.edu/llneregistration.xml