Fall 2016 LLNE Meeting

By The Numbers—Law Library Assessment

In this era where libraries MUST prove their worth and value to the institutions they serve, data collection and library assessment has become an essential duty we must all undertake.  Data collection and analysis will allow librarians to better understand and quantify the library’s strengths and weaknesses, determine the drivers of demand on the library’s resources, along with changes in those demands, and to properly allocate resources.  Improved understanding of the data generated will allow librarians to justify resources needed, motivate staff, and better plan for the future.

At the fall LLNE meeting, attendees will be introduced to tools used for law library data collection and assessment for all segments of law librarianship.  We will also be celebrating LLNE’s 70th Anniversary with a program highlighting LLNE’s history and accomplishments.  Please be on the lookout for more details as they develop.

The meeting will be held at the Westin Portland Haborview Hotel in Portland Maine (http://www.westinportlandharborview.com/) on October 28, 2016.  We look forward to seeing you there!

LLNE & ABLL Spring 2016: Access to Government Information

Registration for the LLNE / ABLL Spring 2016 meeting is now open! The theme of the meeting is “Access to Government Information.” We will be spending the day discussing the role of law libraries and the government in providing access to this information, and why it is so critically important.

Registration is $50 for LLNE members, and $40 for ABLL members.

Space is Limited! Register today at http://lawlibraryguides.neu.edu/LLNE2016.

We’d like to hear from you!

At the Fall Meeting at Roger Williams on October 2, current LLNE prez Diane D’Angelo conducted a quick poll of the attendees. Inspired by our keynote speaker Margaret Hagan of Stanford, and her fascinating presentation on how to use design to make information more engaging for users, I’ve sketched our (very unscientific) results here:

Fall meeting quick poll results. Details in the later linked document

Poll questions and results.

Bonus question: What year LLNE was founded?

We’d love to hear what you think too-please leave your ideas and answers in the comment section!

Welcome to happy hour!

Join your colleagues from ABLL and LLNE at the first ever ABLL/LLNE Happy Hour!

Flyer for joint LLNA ABLL Happy HourWhen:

October 15th, from 5pm to 8pm

Where:

The Warehouse
40 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109

RSVP: If you plan on coming, please let April Taylor know so we can keep an eye out for you, but if you’re feeling spontaneous at the last minute, you can just pop in.

Cost:  It only costs as much as you order, and we usually do separate checks to avoid the dreaded math incurred by those nasty eleven-way splits!

 

 

 

 

Fall Meeting Service Project: Helping Out is as Easy as Pi

Who: You, as an individual and/or your library

What: Help the Girls Who Code Club at Rochambeau Library!

Girls Who Code Logo

How: There are a couple of ways to help:

  1. Buy a Raspberry Pi on Amazon and bring it to the fall meeting on October 2nd at Roger Williams.
  2. Make a monetary donation
    1. In person at the fall meeting
    2. Can’t come to the meeting, but still want to help? Contact Jessica Jones or Josh LaPorte.

Questions? Contact Jessica Jones or Josh LaPorte.

Invitation to Innovation

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Innovation surrounds our profession. Constant changes in legal technology, the practice of law, librarianship, information politics, and organizational culture often represent tremendous creativity and innovation.

You are cordially invited to join us for the LLNE Fall Meeting titled Successfully Supporting & Igniting Innovation which will be hosted by Roger Williams University School of Law Library in Bristol, RI on October 2, 2015. The RWU law library staff has been planning this meeting for months and is looking forward to sharing the day with you talking about innovation!  We are trying to strike a balance between the theoretical, the practical, and the fun. We are also showcasing all Rhode Island has to offer on the innovation front.

This meeting attempts to engage successful innovators in our field and in New England in a discussion about why innovation is important and how we can support innovation among ourselves, for our patrons, at our institutions, in the practice of law, and as learning facilitators. The morning will feature panelists who will discuss the importance of supporting an innovative culture and the afternoon will feature an unconference.

For those of you who had the opportunity to attend the AALL Annual Meeting this year, you may have noticed an interactive whiteboard display for attendees to contribute ideas and sketches to during the course of the event. In the spirit of innovation, we are planning on having a similar reflective graphic available for conference attendees to express ideas on creating and supporting library and legal innovation. Created by a librarian/artist from New Hampshire, this experience promises to be unique and fun.

Registration is now open. More information will be posted as it becomes available. If you have questions about lodging, the program, or registration, please contact Raquel Ortiz at rortiz@rwu.edu.

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Photo Credit: Kathleen MacAndrew

TODAY at noon!!! Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries 200th Anniversary!

Come help our colleagues at the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries celebrate their anniversary! See details below!

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries to Celebrate Historic Anniversary

The Trial Court Law Libraries will mark the 200th anniversary of the enactment of legislation that established what was to become a system of public law libraries in the Massachusetts. The public is invited to attend the following event to celebrate this milestone.

Reception
The Great Hall
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.

At the reception, speakers will highlight the Law Libraries’ service to the Judiciary, members of the Bar Associations, and the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Meeting Registration: Credit Cards Accepted!

The Law Librarians of New England are pleased to announce that you can now pay for your LLNE Spring 2015 conference  registration by credit card.

Save the Date: LLNE Spring 2015 Meeting, April 24 2015If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, now is your chance. This year’s theme is Mindfulness and Librarians: Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Come learn how mindfulness techniques can help you be a more effective librarian.

 

For more information visit the LLNE.org site at http://bit.ly/1EbCmkV

Invitation to Presentation and Tour of EPA Library in Boston

BLC Government Documents Community of Interest invites you to a presentation and tour of the U.S. EPA Library in Boston

EPA Library Tour

Thursday, April 23, 2015. All librarians are welcome.

For more details, see flyer.

Questions/RSVP to Barbara Morgan, bmorgan@library.umass.edu

We hope you’ll join your colleagues for this interesting event!