Save the Date for the Pacific Chapters Reception at AALL Annual Meeting – Saturday, July 18 7-8:30pm

By , May 27, 2015 5:29 pm

The Pacific Chapters Reception will be held in the upstairs loft of the Field House located at 1150 Filbert Street in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Upcoming LLOPS Events!

By , May 18, 2015 8:56 am

Legal Research Tune Up 2015 – May 20 @ 9:30

The Seattle University and Lane Powell law firm law libraries are pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios.  Please bring your laptop.

 The workshop is free and will be held on Wednesday May 20th from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Sullivan Hall room 109. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP here by May 18th.

Questions? Contact: Barbara Swatt Engstrom

Happy Hour with Donna Nixon – May 26 @ 4:30

Meet other LLOPSters at Rhein Haus (fka Von Trapp’s) just across the street from Seattle U on Tuesday May 26th at 4:30.  We’ll be buying appetizers starting at 4:30. You come when you can and buy your beverages. See you then!

LLOPS Monthly Meeting – May 27 @ 12 (RSVP)

Lunch and Learn with Donna Nixon, AALL Executive Board Member and current Electronic Resources and Access Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition to sharing thoughts about AALL programs and plans, Donna will kick off a discussion about current trends in teaching legal research in law schools and law firms. LLOPS members, Sarah Andeen (Williams Kastner), Sarah Griffith (U.S. Courts), and Jessica King (Perkins Coie) will add comments on training in firms and in the courts.

We hope you will share your ideas with us over a “free lunch” of pizza and salads!

WHERE:  US Court of Appeals Library, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 5th Avenue, across the street from the Seattle Public Library.

*** PLEASE REMEMBER  that you will go through airport style security, so bring photo ID. ***

No liquids may  be brought into the building.

SEND YOUR RSVP TO Brenna Louzin by Monday, May 18th, if you plan to attend.

Grants Reminder

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By , May 8, 2015 8:00 am

The Grants Committee is accepting applications for AALL 2015! If you are interested in attending and would like assistance with registration, please fill out the 2015 Grant Application and return by Friday, May 15, 2015. We are looking forward to hearing from you and hope you take advantage of this great member benefit!

Congratulations 2015 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Penny A. Hazelton

By , May 1, 2015 11:58 am

Congratulations to LLOPS member, Penny A. Hazelton on being named as one of the 2015 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award recipients!  She will be recognized at the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia at the Association Luncheon.

AALL Anticipate as a Strategic Leader Webinar – May 28

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By , April 30, 2015 8:00 am

AALL Members are invited to join the Leadership Development Committee’s webinar entitled Anticipate as a Strategic Leader, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 11:00-11:45 am Central time.  The webinar is presented without cost to members of AALL.

Guest speaker Franklin Shen, consultant with Decision Strategies International, will introduce participants to the six elements of strategic thinking, highlighting one of them:  Anticipate: Focusing on the need for leaders to anticipate,  be prepared for, and lead through change.  Webinar participants will learn how to examine outside and inside forces and expand their own strategic thinking capability.

Moderated by Patrick Butler, Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, this event is the precursor to the upcoming program entitled Thinking Ahead: Encouraging Strategic Thinking in the Library at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference.  Mark your calendar and join us for the webinar.

Register for Anticipate as a Strategic Leader at
http://www.aallnet.org/hc/Calendar/Events/Anticipate-as-a-Strategic-Leader.html
Registration deadline is May 25, 2015.  Non-AALL Members can join the webinar for a fee of $60.00.

Urgent: Legislative Branch Appropriations Markup Thursday! Please help fund GPO’s FDsys!

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By , April 28, 2015 3:36 pm

If you or your patrons use the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys), or if, as a law librarian, you care about permanent public access to digital government information (the law!), please read the message below and consider taking just a moment to send an email to your legislator via AALL’s  Legislative Action Center. It’s easy to do and very important!

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LLOPS Monthly Meeting, April 29

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By , April 21, 2015 10:40 am

Last November, the Lane Powell library put on an evening showcase to highlight select electronic resources.  Attorneys turned up for a wine and resource pairing, and learned new tools and search tips. Join us to learn how  Philippe Cloutier and Laurel Evans developed and facilitated this event at their firm.

When:             Wednesday, April 29th Noon – 1 pm

Where:            Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101  42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk.  Please have your ID with you.

Progress Report: UELMA Online Advocacy Training – May 13

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By , April 21, 2015 10:34 am

Registration is now open for the AALL Government Relations Office next online advocacy training, “Progress Report: UELMA Advocacy in 2015 and Beyond” on May 13 at 12:00 pm ET.   Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UELMAtraining.

This training is complimentary for AALL and chapter members.

“Progress Report: UELMA Advocacy in 2015 and Beyond”
Wednesday May 13, 2015
12:00 – 12:30 pm ET

Since its approval by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in July 2011, the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) has been introduced in 20 legislatures and become law in 12 states, thanks in large part to the dedicated advocacy of AALL members and chapters. Join AALL’s Government Relations Office as we assess progress made on UELMA and opportunities for the future. In this 30 minute presentation, we’ll cover both common advocacy challenges and strategies for success – from grabbing the attention of busy legislators and answering complex questions about technology and costs to identifying allies and building influential coalitions. You’ll learn more about the process of shepherding UELMA through the legislative process and identify opportunities for you to help enact UELMA in your state!

Registration is required and will close 24 hours in advance of the training. Participants will receive a confirmation email with link to the webinar software on May 12. Please email Elizabeth Holland at eholland@aall.org with any questions.

23rd Annual RIPS Teach-In Kit Now Available!

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By , April 13, 2015 10:48 am

As part of National Library Week, the RIPS Teach-In Kit Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 Teach-In Kit is now live.  This year’s kit includes a number of legal research exercises, tutorials, and presentations on topics such as intellectual property, taxation, regulatory, and statutory research.  The kit also includes a terms and connectors activity, a legal research handout geared toward visual learners, and an in-class exercise that pits indexes, keywords, and tables of contents against each other  Thanks to all our contributors and to the members of our committee.

Court Librarian Panelist Opportunity – May 27

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By , April 9, 2015 12:01 pm

On May 27, 2015, LLOPS will be hosting AALL Executive Board Member, Donna Nixon from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Katherine R. Everett Law Library. Donna will be leading a discussion on the topic of training attorneys to perform legal research. Donna will lead a panel to discuss legal research training provided by law school vs. court librarians and law firm librarians.  The meeting will be held at the William K. Nakamura US Courthouse. And, LLOPS will be providing free lunch (pizza and salads)!

We have two law firm librarians, Jessica King from Perkins Coie, and Sarah Andeen from Williams Kastner, who have agreed to sit on the panel.

We would love to have one or two court librarians join them. Please contact Brenna Louzin if you would like to join this panel.

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