AALL — Looking for Emerging Leaders

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 smauldin@sgrlaw.com.

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 http://lawlibrariansofpugetsound22.wildapricot.org/event-2070348

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):

LLOPS Happy Hour October 7

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By , September 29, 2015 10:55 am

The Social Committee will be back at Rock Bottom again 4:30-ish Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Please join us.



September LLOPS Meeting

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By , September 4, 2015 10:02 am

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12-1pm to hear about Mary Thurston talk about her recent experience as an intern at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
Conference Room 4922


August LLOPS Meeting

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By , August 14, 2015 10:59 am

Mark your calendars for the next LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, August 26th at 12 noon. In this meeting we will share all the latest developments, news and experiences from AALL and SLA’s annual conferences.

Please join us!

K&L Gates, 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900, Seattle, WA 98104, Conference Room 10
Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 12 noon – 1 pm


BOLD Bites Happy Hour August 11th, 4:30-6:00

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By , July 30, 2015 3:16 pm

As colleagues of the Northwest Legal Industry Alliance (NWLIA), LLOPS members are invited to this event.

BOLD Bites Happy Hour August 11th, 4:30-6:00

PSALA Special Event – Don’t Miss Our First BOLD Bites Happy Hour
August 11th, 4:30 to 6:00
K&L Gates – 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste 2900

Some call them TED Talks. At PSALA, we call them BOLD Bites – a selection of mini-presentations designed to spark conversation about the legal industry.
Heard about ALA? Big name change just revealed – we’re now members of LawVantage! What else is new in ALA and the legal industry? Let’s have a drink and talk about that.

Attendance is complimentary to all PSALA Members, Business Partners, and guests. Please visit our website, psala.org for additional information and to register (so we can be sure to have enough adult beverages!), but feel free to just show up if spontaneous works best for you!

PSALA: http://www.psala.org/

Registration: http://www.psala.org/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=485662&orgId=pscala&recurringId=0


Congratulations LLOPS Grant Recipients!

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By , June 22, 2015 10:18 am

The LLOPS Grants Committee received several very strong applications this year and tried to support as many of them as possible. The Committee has awarded $1,558 to four members (listed below) in support of their attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia and the Spring Professional Development Workshop. We all look forward to the recipients’ report on the events and programming of the 108th annual gathering of AALL.

Attending AALL

  • LaJean Humphries, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt – $599
  • Melissa Pinch, K&L Gates – $599
  • Mary Thurston, University of Washington – $300

Attended the Professional Development Workshop

  • Katherine Foster – $60

Enjoy a Cupcake at the June 24th LLOPS Meeting @ Lane Powell

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By , June 15, 2015 10:15 am

Our annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 24th from Noon to 1 pm

Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101

42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk.

Please have your ID with you!  Cupcakes will be served.

Unable to attend the meeting in person? You can attend virtually, see details in the email!

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