You have ONE MONTH to propose a session for CALIcon15. How have you used technology in your classroom? What is a cool tool you made with a Raspberry Pi? Did you solve the problem of keeping ebooks in your library’s collection? Tell us all about it! Don’t worry if you think your idea is not good enough- we’ll be sure to crush your hopes and dreams when we vote on presentations after April 3.
Go to http://conference.cali.org/2015/, log in if you registered last year or register on the site and submit a presentation. If your presentation is selected, you get to attend CALIcon for the low, low, LOW price of $95.
The Grants Committee is still accepting applications for the Spring Professional Development Workshop! If you would like help covering the cost of registration, please fill out the 2015 grant application and return to Carly Eyler by Wednesday, March 11th.
LLOPS Members are invited to register now at: http://goo.gl/oxqhJC
To register at the Individual or Associate LLOPS Member level of $60, you must log in to your wild apricot account. Please contact Kim Ositis Kim.Ositis@kingcounty.gov if you need assistance with your account.
The Northwest Legal Industry Alliance invites you to join us for a networking reception and presentation by Dan Lear entitled:
Legal Professionals: IBM’s Watson is coming for your job. Are you ready?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101
Wine, beer and appetizers will be served.
The cost to attend is $20 per person and pre-registration is required.
About the presentation:
In 2011 IBM’s Watson soundly defeated two very successful former champions of the quiz-show Jeopardy! It was a benchmark if not for the artificial intelligence itself then certainly for AI in the public consciousness. But Watson is not stopping there; in fact, “he’s” just getting started. Among the first industries that Watson is tackling is law, with help from legal technology innovators Dan Katz and Paul Lippe. An engineer from IBM has even built a “personal Watson” for pro se litigation. If IBM can teach Watson to win Jeopardy, you can bet they can teach it file briefs, organize and review contracts, and perform routine, and maybe even more complex, legal tasks. And IBM is not the only one working on these problems. Hundreds of legal technology startups and millions of venture capital dollars are bringing an lodging an innovative market-disrupting assault on the monolith that has been the legal industry (including challenging regulation of lawyers).
Please join us 4:30-ish tomorrow as we hit Rock Bottom again. You pay for your beverage, LLOPS does the apps.
Last March Lisa Stone, the Executive Director of Legal Voice, attended a LLOPS meeting and spoke about her organization’s ongoing commitment to advancing the legal rights of women in the Northwest . Join Lisa and the rest of the Legal Voice staff at their annual fundraising event Cocktails for a Cause on Thursday, March 19th. This year they are focusing the conversation on economic justice and how they can create change for working women and families. You can read more about the event and purchase tickets here: http://www.legalvoice.org/news/spring.html.
This is a great organization doing important work in Washington and beyond, please consider attending this event and showing your support for Legal Voice!
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 check-in at reception on the 42nd floor with your ID.)
- Business Meeting
- Microsoft’s Julie Fontenelle and Stephanie Cunningham will demonstrate the use of SharePoint in law libraries
In case you missed it, the keynote speaker for the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting will be Terry Gross (the host and co-executive producer of NPR’s Fresh Air)! Registration for the Annual Meeting has not yet opened but is scheduled to open in February. For more information about Terry, visit the AALL Keynote Speaker/Opening General Session page here.
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.
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