Grants Available for the LLOPS Professional Development Workshop and AALL 2016

By , February 8, 2016 8:56 am

The Grants Committee has one fee waiver to award for the 2016 LLOPS Professional Development Workshop. The grant application deadline for the workshop will be Friday, March 4. If you are interested in attending and would like assistance with registration, please contact Karen Whitney for the current application.

We are also accepting applications for AALL 2016.  Registration opens this month!  We have a tentative application deadline of April 1, so consider getting your application in early if you are interested in registration assistance.  Please contact Karen Whitney for the current application.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you take advantage of this great member benefit!

Thank you,

LLOPS Grants Committee:  Karen Whitney, Chair | Carly Eyler | Jan Lawrence | Phillipe Cloutier | Kent Milunovich | Rick Stroup

Nominations Committee Seeking Candidates for Upcoming LLOPS Executive Board Election

By , February 8, 2016 8:54 am

The 2015-2016 Nominations Committee is composed of Robyn Hagle (Lane Powell), Helen Harris (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt), Stephanie Wilson (Seattle University) and Amy Eaton (Perkins Coie LLP), Chair. Per the LLOPS Bylaws, the committee represents at least two types of law libraries.

We are currently looking for candidates for the positions of Vice-President/President-Elect and Secretary. The duties of the Vice-President/President-Elect and Secretary can be found in the Chapter Manual.

You may nominate yourself or you may nominate a colleague who you believe would be an asset to the chapter.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 26, 2016.

Article X.


A. General Elections

2. Nominations by the Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee shall submit to the Executive Board, a list of candidates for each of the offices of Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting. The committee shall nominate at least one (1) candidate for each open position. When evaluating the qualifications of a potential candidate, the committee shall consider such factors as the individual’s job experience, type of library, geographical location, and service to LLOPS.

3. Nominations by Petition. Additional nominations may be made by any member in good standing of LLOPS by submitting in writing such nomination to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, endorsed by the signature of at least five percent (5%) of LLOPS’ members in good standing, at least seventy-five (75) days prior to the annual meeting.




February LLOPS Meeting

By , February 8, 2016 8:36 am
Hello LLOPSters, Please join us for the February LLOPS Meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 12 noon. In this meeting we have three special guests who will present on the topic of retirement and library succession planning, after which we will open up to the group for a round of Q&A.
Topic: Recently Retired: What to Know & Library Succession Planning
Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Event Type: Brown bag lunch
Location: K&L Gates

925 4th Avenue

Suite 2900

Seattle, WA 98101

LLOPS Happy Hour – Wed. February 10th

By , February 8, 2016 8:33 am

The Social Committee is heading to Sazerac at 4:30 on Wednesday February 10.  You buy your beverages, we pay for the apps.  Please join us.


SAVE THE DATE: LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference The Face of the Law: March 18, 2016

By , February 1, 2016 11:36 am

The Face of the Law—the LLOPS Spring Professional Development Conference, will be held on March 18, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie, LLP. Speakers will include Washington Senator Cyrus Habib and University of Washington Professor Ryan Calo. Senator Habib will speak on race, inclusion, and bias. Professor Calo will speak about researching robotics as a law professor. More details to follow. Please save the date!

January LLOPS Meeting

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By , January 5, 2016 3:12 pm
Happy New Year LLOPSters! Please join us for the January LLOPS Meeting on Wednesday, January 27th at 12 noon. In our annual January business meeting, we will cover chapter news and a year in review, followed by a brief presentation and discussion on data visualization in the law library. 
Topic: Business Meeting & Data Visualization in the Law Library
Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Event Type: Brown bag lunch
Location: Williams Kastner & GibbsTwo Union Square601 Union Street, Suite 4100

Seattle, WA 98101

AALL — Looking for Emerging Leaders

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By , November 19, 2015 6:46 pm

Are you or do you know an AALL member who is already a leader while still in an early stage of a law library career?  If so, please consider nominating that leader for the AALL Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes newer members 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 jury can choose to honor more than one emerging leader in a year. The selection criteria include:

  • The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
  • The nominee must be in his/her first 10 years of law library experience
  • The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
  • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
  • The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of his/her continuing activities must be provided.

Nominations are due by February 1, 2016.

For more information or to download the nomination form click here.  If you have additional questions please feel free to call or email Sarah Mauldin, Emerging Leader Award Jury Chair, at 404-815-3538 or

Strategy and Overdoing the Sports Analogy

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By , November 8, 2015 8:33 am

by Philippe Cloutier

Planning for the Spring/Professional Development Workshop is underway. I’ve always felt that this educational piece has been one of the best features in LLOPS’ education benefit package. The workshop, monthly meetings, and happy-hour socials are our home run hitters in delivering education and networking.  As I work with and execute strategic plans at my job and with the AALL Executive Board, I can’t help but wonder: where should LLOPS be in the next few years and are there other home run or RBI hitters out there?

In terms of benefit, education and networking are internal, as are grants and employment. In developing our partnerships/value externally, LLOPS has joined the Northwest Legal Industry Alliance. This partnership has included joint programs and even a diversity symposium CLE. Our Government Relations is also an external feature that communicates our dedication to the legal playing-field. I only scorecard this so that we can gain a holistic understanding of LLOPS. I may be missing a few pieces but hopefully you get the picture of where we are (and how awesome we are too).

As I work on the Professional Development Committee, I hope members will ask themselves: what more can LLOPS do for you, how can LLOPS better partner with the larger legal community, and what role(s) would you like to have in LLOPS now and in the future? I also posit these questions to our leadership over the next several years. LLOPS finds itself in an exciting time to implement change and be the engines of innovation. We have excellent leadership today and on the horizon; I remain excited to see not only how how they answer my questions but even more so how they meet the challenges and questions I may not even think to ask.

2015 LLOPS Holiday Party

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By , October 31, 2015 10:33 am

The LLOPS Holiday Party will be held on Wednesday, December 9th from 5-8pm at Tulio’s 1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.  This is a members-only event!  You are welcome to bring a non-member guest. Please RSVP at

October LLOPS Meeting

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By , October 3, 2015 8:34 am
Mark your calendars for the next LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, October 28th at 12 noon. In this meeting Ravel Law will offer a brief product presentation and we will follow up with a roundtable discussion on data visualization tools and tips for the law library.
Topic:            Ravel Law & Data Visualization for the Law Library
Event type:   Sponsored Lunch
Location:       Lane Powell
                        1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4200
                        Seattle, WA 98111
Date:              Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time:             12 noon1 pm
If you plan to attend, please complete the form so we can plan lunch accordingly (and remember to bring your ID when checking in with reception for the meeting):

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