2015 AALL Emerging Leader Award Nominations

By , January 15, 2015 9:37 am

The AALL Leadership Development Committee calls for nominations for the 2015 Emerging Leader Award.The award recognizes newer members in their first 10 years of law library experience who have already made significant contributions to the Association and/or to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing service. The Emerging Leader Award is presented to the recipient at AALL Annual Meeting.It is given in the name of the Association and carries with it a $500 cash prize.

Full descriptions of the award, the selection criteria, application information and past recipients are available at: http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/AALLawards/award-ela.html. Nominations must be received by February 1, 2015, and the selection process will be completed by March 21, 2015.If you have any questions, please contact Michele Finerty.

2015 AALL Volunteer Service Award Nominations

By , January 15, 2015 9:33 am

Do you know an unsung hero/heroine-volunteer in AALL? If you know an AALL member who has made a significant contribution to the work of AALL, but has not served on the AALL Executive Board or received any of the AALL awards for distinguished service,* please nominate them for the Volunteer Service Award!

Details at: http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/AALLawards/award-volunteer.html

Nominees can be recognized for:

  • Volunteer service at annual meetings (Registration, Family Social Hour, Library Tours, etc.)
  • Volunteer service with special projects (i.e. annual meeting service projects)
  • Presenting educational programs at AALL Annual Meetings
  • Chairing an SIS or serving as chapter president
  • Chairing an AALL or SIS committee
  • Representing AALL in an official capacity to an outside entity
  • Active service as a member of an AALL or SIS committee

Application Information: Download Volunteer Service Award Nomination Form; Submission of up to three letters of support is encouraged.

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Award Presentation: The award will be a plaque given in the name of the Association and presented during the AALL Annual Meeting.

AALL Awards for distinguished service include:

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award
  • AALL Hall of Fame
  • Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award (fka Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award)
  • ALL-SIS Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship
  • CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsch Distinguished Service Award
  • SCCLL-SIS Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession
  • TS-SIS Renee D. Chapman Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship

Prior winners are listed on the individual award pages:http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/AALLawards

Implementing SharePoint in Your Law Library

By , January 12, 2015 4:15 am

Kick off 2015 with some fresh ideas!

When: Join us Wednesday, January 28th at Noon

Where: Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101 (Please note, the meeting room has changed. Please proceed to the 42nd floor to check-in and a Lane Powell librarian will bring LLOPS members to the 39th floor.  Please have your ID with you.)


  • Business Meeting
  • Microsoft’s Julie Fontenelle and Stephanie Cunningham will demonstrate the use of SharePoint in law libraries

Joe Janes Running for ALA President

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By , January 6, 2015 10:55 am

Many LLOPS and AALL members also retain ALA membership, and are gearing up for the 2015 ALA Election.  Seattle’s own Joe Janes is a candidate for ALA President.  Joe Janes has been with UW’s Information School since 1999, and is the current chair of the MLIS program.

Read more about Joe and other ALA Presidential Candidates on the ALA Election Information webpage!



Professional Development Workshop – Save the Date!

By , December 4, 2014 10:37 am

Professional Development Workshop
Friday, March 13th 12-5pm
Downtown Seattle

The LLOPS Professional Development Committee has been hard at work and we’re planning a half-day program for March 13, 2015 titled Search and Connect: Librarian Essentials for Success. We have two great speakers lined up, Dan Russell of Google and public speaking coach Bryan Rutberg, so mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

Registration Costs:

Individual & Associate Members: $60
Student, Retired & Lifetime Members: $50
Non-Members: $75

Online registration will be available in mid-January via the Wild Apricot site! Click here

December 11th – LLOPS Holiday Party (members only)

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By , December 4, 2014 10:19 am

LLOPS Holiday Party – members only!
Thursday, December 11th 5-8pm
Tulio’s (1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)

The LLOPS Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 11th from 5-8pm at Tulio’s. This is a members-only event! You are welcome to bring a non-member guest. Current LLOPS members click here to RSVP via the Wild Apricot membership management site.

LLOPS will once again by collecting gift cards for Fisher House at the Holiday Party. Fisher House of Puget Sound is a local nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families of Veterans receiving care at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and families of active duty personnel who have loved ones in other area facilities. If you’d like to donate to Fisher House, please bring a $5 or $10 gift card (or more!) from grocery retailers such as Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer or Target. For more information, visit www.fisherhousevaps.org.

LLOPS would like to thank Heather Heen and Thomson Reuters for assistance in sponsoring this event.

AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

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By , December 2, 2014 2:30 pm

The “Call for Papers” has begun! Turn your great idea into an award winning paper for this prestigious competition. The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting unpublished papers in the following four divisions:

  1. Open: AALL members with 5 or more years of experience
  2. New Member: AALL members with less than 5 years of experience
  3. Short Form: All AALL members; Shorter-length articles
  4. Student: 2014-15 Law School or Library School students

Deadlines are:

  • March 2, 2015 for the Open, New Member, and Short Form Divisions
  • May 15, 2015 for the Student Division

Winners in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will each receive $650, and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300, all generously donated by LexisNexis.

Winners will also be invited to present their paper at the “Librarian as Author” program during the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. More details and requirements are on the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards website. Contact Shawn Nevers, Chair, (neverss@law.byu.edu) with questions.

TODAY is Your Last Chance to Vote in the AALL Online Election

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By , December 2, 2014 7:42 am

There’s still time for you to help shape the future of AALL by voting for your next vice president/president-elect and Executive Board members. Online voting is quick and easy and runs through 11:59 p.m. EST today, December 2. It’s important to make an educated decision, and we encourage you to learn more about the candidates before voting by reading their biographies and statements. Once you’re ready to vote, log in with your email address and your unique voting PIN. If you haven’t yet voted, please do so-just a few minutes of your time makes a big difference for your Association!

LLOPS Monthly Meeting

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By , October 28, 2014 10:30 am

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12pm

Where: Foster Pepper, 1111 3rd Avenue, Conference Room 30 South, Seattle, Washington (PLEASE GO TO RECEPTION DESK ON FLOOR 34. OUR RECEPTIONIST WILL BUZZ YOU DOWN TO FLOOR 30!)

What: LLOPS is launching a new online membership management service using a product called Wild Apricot. Please join us for a live demonstration of the new system and learn how you can use Wild Apricot to renew your membership online, search the member directory, manage your profile and more!

Can’t attend in person? Join the meeting virtually – see details in the email sent to the LLOPS listserv earlier!

SANDALL 2015 Winter Institute

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By , October 27, 2014 10:02 am

Authenticating Electronic Legal Materials: UELMA & Beyond
University of San Diego
Friday, January 9, 2015 8am-5pm

Join San Diego Area Law Libraries for a one-day conference on digital authentication. Several states, including California, have enacted the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act. Learn about best practices, authentication technologies, and advocacy efforts from state officials, government experts, and law librarians.

Institute Details

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