Implementing SharePoint in Your Law Library

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By , December 5, 2014 9:31 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 (Conference room is located on 42, behind the reception desk. Please have your ID with you.)


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

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

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, ( 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.

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LLOPS Happy Hour

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By , October 16, 2014 2:37 pm

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:30pm

Where: Yard House, 1501 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

What: Happy hour with the LLOPS Social Committee and your LLOPS drinking buddies.  You buy your drinks – LLOPS buys the snacks.

Law Librarian Conversations with the Masters

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By , October 15, 2014 2:27 pm

This Friday, October 17, at 2PM, Central Time, the podcast “Law Librarian Conversations,” will host a conversation about law librarianship education and as a career. Brought to you by the Schmid Law Library at the University of Nebraska College of Law, you can listen in to the podcast live on BlogTalkRadio.

Our special guests this month will be Penny Hazelton, Library Director and Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and Mike Chiorazzi, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law.

The show will be co-hosted by Roger Skalbeck, Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources, Georgetown University Law Library, Marcia Dority Baker, Access Services Librarian at the Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law and me. We’ll be joined on the panel by Elizabeth Farrell, Associate Director at Florida State University College of Law.

Please join the conversation by listening in live, or subscribing to the podcast from iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Don’t forget to join the chat room during the show, if you listen live. Follow this link to listen in, join the chat room or call in at (347) 945-7183.

KCBA Seminar: The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet!

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By , October 3, 2014 1:28 pm

By, Anna Endter

I wanted to call your attention to an upcoming King County Bar Association CLE: The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet.  It will be held on November 14th, 2014 at the Convention Center downtown and is approved for CLE credit, as well.  Attendees also get a free copy of the newest edition of The Cybersleuth’s Guide.

I’ve written about how helpful I think the Cybersleuth’s Guide is and I’m excited to attend the seminar and learn more tips and tricks.  I’d love to see some other LLOPSters there!  You might also want to let your attorneys know about it.  Registration is online via the KCBA.  I hear that previous programs have sold out so don’t delay!

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