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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- LaJean Humphries, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt – $599
- Melissa Pinch, K&L Gates – $599
- Mary Thurston, University of Washington – $300
Attended the Professional Development Workshop
The PLL Hall of Fame award is designed to recognize a retired member who over the entire course of their career made significant contributions to the private law library profession, their organization, and the Private Law Librarians SIS.
Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section Hall of Fame 2014 Recipients
Senior Librarian Relations, Retired
Thomson Reuters, Legal
Director, Library Research Services, Retired
Perkins Coie LLP
Director of Library Services
Please join us in congratulating Barbara Holt!
The LLOPS Grants Committee has awarded $1,190 to Crystal Norton in support of her attendance at the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. As Vice-President/President-Elect of LLOPS, Crystal has several commitments at the Annual Meeting, including chapter leadership training. The committee is pleased to support our incoming Presidentm, and we’ll all look forward to Crystal’s report on the events and programming of the 104th gathering of AALL.
by Erin Hoffrance
I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 LLOPS Professional Development Workshop held at the Seattle University School of Law Annex. And I have to say, what a great location! It was also the first time in two years that I was able to enjoy the program without the stress of being a member of the Professional Development Committee. The first session, Mining SEC Documents, was led by Elizabeth Osborne, who is very knowledgeable about the world of the SEC, filings, documents, etc. Her handout listed definitions of the most common SEC documents, and she discussed the types of information you can find within each type of document. This is truly great information for those reference requests I receive to research public companies. For instance, the 8-K has unusual events, so it might be beneficial to monitor those for any types of changes that occur between 10-K and 10-Q filings. The Workshop attendees had many questions for Elizabeth, and she answered them all quickly with her wealth of knowledge and handy tips. Continue reading 'Great Ideas for March: 2011 LLOPS Workshop'»
The LLOPS Grants Committee is pleased to announce an award of $75 to Erin Hoffrance, Assistant for Research & Information Services, of Keller Rohrback LLP. The award supports Erin’s attendance at the upcoming LLOPS Professional Development Workshop March 15, 2011. The Grants Committee is pleased to support Erin’s attendance to the workshop which is offering some engaging classes that have piqued Erin’s professional and personal interests.
The LLOPS Grants Committee is pleased to announce an award of $285 to Kim Ositis, Reference Services Librarian of King County Law Library. The award supports Kim’s attendance at DrupalCon 2011. Kim will be in Chicago from March 7-10 learning basic as well as more advanced features of Drupal, the open-source content management system which will power the new KCLL website. Hard to believe that the current website is already nine years old. The Grants Committee is pleased to support Kim and her involvement in the project to design and build a completely new website.
The LLOPS Grants Committee is pleased to announce the award of two AALL Annual Meeting registration grants to Jill Allyn and Jennifer Hill.
Dawn Kendrick, Chair
The LLOPS Grants Committee is pleased to announce that Brenna Louzin is the recipient of a $75 grant to support her attendance at the upcoming LLOPS Professional Development Workshop to be held Thursday, April 29, 2010. Congratulations, Brenna!
And a reminder to others who are considering applying for grant support for the annual AALL Annual Meeting – the application deadline of April 15 is fast approaching. The grants will cover Early Bird registration ($445) which must be paid by June 1.
Click here for the LLOPS Grant Application.
Dawn Kendrick, Chair
by Kristine Lloyd
More than one dance partner has accused me of “leading” when, according to the laws of nature and jive, I’m supposed to be following. The end result is a lot of knee-bumping, toe-stomping and if you’re really unlucky, crash collisions on the dance floor. I wondered if my occasional forays into leadership could be described about the same way. A few weekends ago, I headed off to the AALL Leadership Academy to find out.
Continue reading 'Was I Leading Again?'»