The deadline for submissions to LLOPSCited is fast approaching, please contact Grace Feldman with any LLOPS related content (announcements/events/member updates and news) you’d like to include by December 1. Both the LLOPS blog and LLOPSCited are always looking for new content by LLOPS members. If you’d like to volunteer or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Grace Feldman!
Category: Member News
by Grace Feldman
I am excited to announce that the Newsletter/Blog Committee plans to supplement the LLOPS blog with quarterly issues of LLOPSCited. LLOPSCited will be emailed as a PDF attachment to the LLOPS listserv beginning today so keep an eye on your inbox! More details can be found in the newest issue of LLOPSCited. I encourage all LLOPS members to feel free to send submissions, photos and suggestions for either the LLOPS blog or LLOPSCited to contact me!
Jessica King has been elected Chair-Elect-Elect of the Special Libraries Association Legal Division. Jessica will begin her term January 1, 2014. Jessica is a reference librarian at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle.
LLOPS needs your help with committees for 2013-2014! Click below to view the committees that have openings. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact LLOPS President, Kim Ositis. Thank you to all of our wonderful members who are currently serving on committees. It is going to be a great year!
by Anna L. Endter
In March I wrote a post about incorporating member news and profiles here on the blog.
I think it would be nice to bring back this connection between members. We are interested in hearing about what you’re up to!
Robyn Hagle, former LLOPS President, graciously agreed to sit for an interview with me to discuss her new job at Graham & Dunn. As many of you know, Robyn was a reference librarian at Perkins Coie for six years before making the jump to Graham & Dunn in February 2013. Here’s what she had to say about her new position.
Why did you decide to make the move to Graham & Dunn?
I wanted to make a change and I felt like it was the right point in my career to introduce change. I saw the move as an opportunity to diversify my skills and get more management experience. The part-time schedule also worked well for my family.
In her recent AALL Spectrum article “Cheaper Online? Our library’s gradual move to all electronic,” LaJean Humphries describes what looks like the road ahead for many libraries. Her library at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in downtown Portland had to drastically downsize their print collection and go online as much as possible. Deselection and divestment was easy. Relocating the remaining print resources was almost as easy. The difficulty is in the intangible stuff of the Internet. I went to Portland last week, where LaJean was nice enough to fill me on the web-ward transition’s outlook and prospects.
In her article, she concludes that the migration is incomplete. As she explained it to me, three issues stand in the way. The first is access. The library crew made early leeway there by updating their web catalog by spotlighting their digital resources and recasting ebooks’ URLs with plain, descriptive English. Every publisher, however, requires a more or less convoluted way of accessing their ebooks. LaJean expects to seal a deal with Lexis in the next few months that will provide streamlined access to a fairly consummate digital collection. But it won’t simplify resource delivery through OverDrive, or support maintenance of historical materials. Continue reading 'Printless in Portland?'»
by Anna L. Endter
Did you know that the Member Resources section on the Blog includes a LLOPSCited Archive? I reviewed many of the old LLOPSCited newsletters recently and was struck by how much great content there is about this field we call law librarianship. You might consider reading through some of the interesting articles our members have written over the years.
Speaking of members, I also noticed that LLOPSCited often included member news/updates and profiles and I’ve decided to revive some of those features here. Stay tuned for fascinating interviews and news about our talented community of law librarians (and note that no membership information will be posted without your permission, this is entirely voluntary and optional).
If you’d like to volunteer to be interviewed by me for a member profile send me an email! Or if there is other information you’d like to share (news, job changes, etc.) let me know, I’m happy to incorporate that information into a post. Who wants to go first?
I promise I’ll try not to veer too deeply into reality star levels of narcissism in this post, but I thought I’d share a little bit about a new position I’ve accepted at my law firm.
In December 2012, Bridget Dacres, a legendary and formidable presence in the Pacific Northwest, retired from the position of Associate Director. Finding out about her retirement gave me some time to contemplate my own future. Did I want to relocate to another office within the firm, or maybe even leave for an overseas adventure? I loved my job as the Firmwide Manager of Research Instruction & Training, and I was really getting good at it. Did I want to disrupt my life and take on this new challenge? Continue reading 'Moving On Up'»
by Amy Eaton
We enjoyed the opportunity to show off our new library space to everyone who attended the December LLOPS Holiday party. The highlight of the library is, of course, our custom built library reference desk (although I really do like the white leather chairs which swivel). I recently posted a short article about the desk on the AALL Spectrum Blog. Make sure you read through to the end and spend a few minutes watching the time lapse video of the construction process. It was quite a project and I feel fortunate to have been a part of it. Many thanks to the artist team of SuttonBeresCuller which made our idea take shape!
The work above the desk was painted by local artist Allison Collins.
by Amy Eaton
I am pleased to note that Robyn Hagle received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation from AALL President Darcy Kirk for her work on the Futures Committee. The award was presented at the 2012 AALL Business Meeting on July 23, 2012 in Boston, MA. Each year the president identifies members who have made significant contributions to AALL and the profession and recognizes them with a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation. In addition to Robyn, five other AALL members received this honor: Marci Hoffman, Sally Holterhoff, David Mao, Diane Rodriguez and Susan Severo. Congratulations to LLOPS member Robyn Hagle and the other honorees!