LLOPS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 6/18/2010

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By , August 2, 2010 1:41 pm

Attendees: Mort Brinchmann, Tina Ching, Robyn Hagle, and Christy Leith.
Location: Perkins Coie, Seattle WA
Time: The meeting was called to order at 9:08am by President Hagle.

  1. Code Reviser Survey
    The Washington Code Reviser is conducting a survey on the Washington Administrative Code and the Session Laws.  It is available at http://www.leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/Pages/default.aspx.   Peggy Jarrett thought LLOPS should reply to the survey as an organization.  The board thought it might be more effective if many LLOPS members and clients responded and suggested that Peggy make an announcement to the LLOPS membership about the importance of filling out the survey.
  2. Blog Update
    The Newsletter/Blog committee requested permission to use the online service Blog2Print to periodically archive the LLOPS blog.  It will cost $8 each time the blog is archived to a pdf.  M/S/A to allow the Newsletter/Blog committee to archive using the Blog2Print service.  President Hagle will follow up with the committee regarding the frequency of archiving.
  3. LLOPS Archive
    AALL chapters can send items to be included in the official AALL archives in Chicago.  The Board discussed sending the Professional Development Award plaque and the letter from President Catherine Lemann letter congratulating LLOPS on its 20 year anniversary.  President Hagle will ask Rick Stroup about the LLOPS archive at the King County Law Library.
  4. Inventory of State Legal Materials
    Volunteers are needed for the inventory of Washington state legal materials. This survey is being coordinated by the AALL Government Relations Office.  Please contact co-coordinators Kay Newman or Tina Ching for additional information.
  5. Community Outreach
    A Community Outreach grant was not awarded this year due to work on the Heller Erhman collection. The committee is currently working on the inventory of materials in that collection. The Board should consider this as a factor when determining the amount allotted to grants next year.  The Board discussed whether the committee can award a grant without submitting an application.  This suggestion will be made to the committee for next year.  The Community Outreach committee may need to be added to the bylaws and the committee description in the handbook may need to be changed as a result.
  6. LLOPS June Meeting
    The June business meeting at the Federal Courthouse will include committee reports, the treasurer report and the 20th anniversary celebration.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 10:05am.
Respectfully submitted by Tina S. Ching, LLOPS Secretary.

Our Future is Mapped: Join the Ride

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By , July 30, 2010 4:23 pm

by Tina Ching

It is an excellent time to be involved in AALL policy related activities.  Various events held at the AALL annual meeting in Denver highlighted some of the issues that are important to us as law librarians and demonstrated how at the state level you are needed to help advance the objectives of our organization.

AALL Vision 2010-2013 states, “Law librarians, possessing unique education and training, have the special responsibility to promote permanent public access, authentication, and preservation of public domain government information.”  There were several programs at the annual meeting this year, related to this part of our organization’s strategic direction that reflected the movement in this area and the need for involvement from our members.  Here are just some of the highlights: Continue reading 'Our Future is Mapped: Join the Ride'»

Response to the WAC and Session Laws Publication Survey

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By , July 30, 2010 9:48 am

Joint statement from the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the American Association of Law Libraries Washington State Working Group To Ensure Access to Electronic Legal Information:

Although we understand that severe state budget cuts and increased publishing costs factor into the decision to eliminate print publications, we believe without appropriate safeguards, discontinuing the print versions of the Washington Session Laws and Administrative Code will have a negative impact on the ability to access and utilize these very important government publications. Such changes present serious concerns to the law libraries in the state of Washington, library users, and the preservation of the history of our state. Continue reading 'Response to the WAC and Session Laws Publication Survey'»

LLOPS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 2/4/2010

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By , July 1, 2010 12:51 pm

Attendees: Mort Brinchmann, Tina Ching, Robyn Hagle, Rita Kaiser, and Christy Leith.
Location:
Perkins Coie, Seattle WA
Time:
The meeting was called to order at 12:00pm by President Hagle.

  1. Government Relations Position Paper
    The papers on net neutrality were passed down to the current co-chairs of the Government Relations committee. SNELLA considered adopting versions of these papers. Before the papers can be submitted for adoption, the papers will need to be rewritten for LLOPS. This project will require additional members on the government relations committee. The Board agreed to table the issue until the committee determined the papers a priority.
  2. Website Redevelopment – Special Committee
    President Hagle will form a special committee including the website manager, a blog committee representative, a representative from marketing committee, and an executive board representative.
  3. Ads on Blog
    The blog committee decided they did not want ads on the blog. F. Hanson will contact advertisers to see if there are alternatives to newsletter ads such as quarterly emails to membership.
  4. Blog Committee – Listserv Footer
    The blog committee requested to add footer language in listserv emails referencing the blog. They offered two options to the board.
    M/S/A to add language to the footer of listserv messages “Get LLOPSCited ! Visit our blog at http://llops.org/.”
  5. LLOPS and Social Networking
    At the Business Meeting on 1/27/2010, President Hagle presented the LLOPS Facebook and LinkedIn pages. The Facebook page is administered by E. Hoffrance. K. Pitts administers the LinkedIn page. Consistent branding has been implemented across the blog, Facebook and LinkedIn. A future committee may be formed to combine the blog and website committees.
  6. Handbook Changes – Lifetime Member
    R. Kaiser was charged with editing language to clarify the category of “Lifetime Member” in the LLOPS handbook . R.Kaiser agreed to send edited language to the Board for further discussion. Once the Board approves the language, the changes will be sent to K. Ositis to change the language on the website and the Handbook document.
  7. AALL Visitor – Catherine Lemann
    AALL President Catherine Lemann will visit LLOPS in late March. Her schedule currently includes: Tuesday 3/30 – Dinner with the Executive Board; Wednesday 3/31 – Meeting with the LLOPS Membership, social at the Columbia Tower, a tour of the King County Law Library and a tour of the U.S. Courts Library.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 12:47pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tina S. Ching, LLOPS Secretary.

LLOPS Business Meeting Minutes 1/27/2010

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By , February 9, 2010 6:11 pm

Attendees: 18 Members including M. Brinchman, B. Dacres, A. Eaton, R. Hagle, J. Hill, E.Hoffrance, C. Leith, K. Lloyd, B. Louzin, K. Ositis, K. Pitts and B. Rothwell.
Location:
Lane Powell, Seattle, WA
Time:
The meeting was called to order at 12:05p.m.

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LLOPS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 11/12/2009

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By , November 20, 2009 9:15 am

 

Attendees: Robyn Hagle, Mort Brinchmann, Christy Leith, and Tina Ching.
Location:
Perkins Coie, Seattle WA
Time:
The meeting was called to order at 9:03am by President Hagle.

1. LLOPS Lifetime Members
In the past, the LLOPS Board has honored former members with a Lifetime Membership.  However, “lifetime member” is not defined in the LLOPS bylaws or handbook.  The Board recommends describing a “lifetime member” as an inactive member who in the past has made significant contributions to LLOPS.  The language will be updated in the Handbook.  The Board will review nominations after the Handbook has been updated.

2. LLOPSCited and Bylaws Change
Due to the format change of LLOPSCited from a newsletter to blog, the bylaws committee was asked to review the bylaws to see if any language needed to be changed.  Rick Stroup, chair of the bylaws committee, reported that the format change from newsletter to blog did not necessitate a change in the bylaws.  He recommended that the committee wait until the bylaws needed to be changed in the future and then reconsider the issue of changing the term newsletter to something else.  The Board agreed with his recommendation.

3. Handbook Changes
Potential changes to the handbook re: LLOPSCited committee and the website committees will be revisited when the Board has determined how to proceed with the website and blog.

4. Outreach Committee Project with Heller Collection
The Board discussed whether to pay for shipping of the Heller collection.  The Board members agreed that the outreach committee should use its discretion re: LLOPS paying for shipping costs.

5. Facebook
The Board discussed starting a LLOPS fan page.  There is currently a LLOPS facebook group that is not currently being maintained.  There was discussion of which committee will be responsible for the page to ensure that it is up-to-date and maintained.  President Hagle will proceed with developing the page.

6. Website and LLOPSCited Committee
The Board discussed the possibility of creating a joint website and blog committee.  This committee would be responsible for the maintenance of the LLOPS web presence including the website, blog and Facebook pages.  The Board will continue to discuss this possibility at their next meeting.

7. Government Relations
Laurie Miller and Lori Fossum will forward to the Board a position paper on major issues relevant to law librarians.  This paper is modeled after one developed by the Southern New England Law Librarians’ Association (SNELLA).  President Hagle will follow up with AALL Board Member and former LLOPS Government Relations chair Marcus Hochstetler to determine if creating chapter specific position papers on these topics is being encouraged by AALL.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 10:16am.
Respectfully submitted by Tina S. Ching, LLOPS Secretary.

LLOPS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 8/17/2009

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By , October 5, 2009 8:37 pm

Attendees: Robyn Hagle, Mort Brinchmann, Christy Leith, Rita Kaiser, and Tina Ching.
Location: Perkins Coie, Seattle WA
Time: The meeting was called to order at 3:02pm by President Hagle.

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