Category: AALL

Barbara Holt inducted into PLL Hall of Fame!

By , July 18, 2014 8:33 am

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

Anne Ellis

Senior Librarian Relations, Retired

Thomson Reuters, Legal

Barbara Holt

Director, Library Research Services, Retired

Perkins Coie LLP

Joan Jarosek

Director of Library Services

Jones Day

Please join us in congratulating Barbara Holt!

Tell Congress to Oppose H.R. 4195, the Federal Register Modernization Act

By , July 8, 2014 3:02 pm

by Peggy Jarrett

This week’s AALL e-news includes this urgent message about H.R. 4195, a bill which removes the statutory requirement to print the Federal Register and CFR and eliminates all requirements to produce indexes for these materials:

Act Now: Tell Congress to Oppose H.R. 4195, the Federal Register Modernization Act

The Government Relations Office has learned that the House of Representatives may soon vote on H.R. 4195, the Federal Register Modernization Act. Please contact your representative NOW to urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 4195.  The bill, which AALL opposes, would remove the requirements to print the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations and their indexes. Read more about the bill in our advocacy one-pager. Thank you in advance for taking action!

Mary Whisner Receives Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award

By , July 8, 2014 10:19 am

Mary Whisner (a LLOPS member and Reference Librarian at the University of Washington’s Gallagher Law Library) has received the Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award for her work with the Youth Tutoring Program sponsored by Catholic Community Services of Western Washington.

From the nominating letter:

Since 2004 [Mary] has tutored youth on a weekly basis offering academic support and serving as a role model and friend to the students. The program targets six low and middle income housing communities in Seattle. Thus, most of Mary’s work has been with immigrants from eastern Africa and Southeast Asia. Mary’s commitment to this program and her volunteer work make a difference in many kids’ lives.

Congratulations Mary!

AALL Pacific Chapters Reception

By , May 21, 2014 9:00 am

For those of you making plans to go to the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, try not to miss the free reception for the five Pacific Chapters:  SANDALL, NOCALL, SCALL, LLOPS & WestPac.

SANDALL is the host chapter this year, so please try to make it and greet your West Coast colleagues.

Featuring:  Networking over Hors D’oeuvres & an open bar for house wine, domestic & import beer, tea, water & sodas.

Cost: Absolutely free

When: Saturday, July 12, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Pat O’Brien’s, located in the Grand Promenade in the historic Alamo Quarters Bldg., near the Riverwalk.  Once inside the Grand Promenade, proceed to The Briars Suite.

Pat O’Brien’s (H on the map below) is within easy walking distance of the Convention Center (A) and all six convention hotels (B-G).

Pacific Chapters Reception Map


LLOPS Monthly Meeting

By , May 20, 2014 10:02 am

When: Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Where: Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 5th Avenue, across the street from the Seattle Public Library.

What: Lunch and Learn with Deborah Rusin, AALL Executive Board Member and Secretary.  She’ll be discussing the initiatives at the board level, President Steven Anderson’s task forces and goals, overall AALL transparency, our online communities, the annual conference, volunteering, and more!

Please send RSVPs by May 21 to Brenna Louzin.

Filters and Ambiguity

By , April 8, 2014 5:16 pm

by Philippe Cloutier

AALL offered their third Leadership Academy this month (prior academies were held in 2009 and 2011). Two days in Oak Brook, Illinois were filled with learning, hands-on exercises, and networking. Over those days Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, of Face to Face Communications and Training, conveyed the skills and assessment factors needed in quality leadership. Gail and Pam offered a healthy amount of laughter and their Laurel & Hardy routines kept the event lively. Their message relied on proven methods, contemporary studies and surveys, and experiential wisdom.

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Don’t be an April Fool – Apply for a LLOPS Grant!

By , April 1, 2014 9:55 am

The LLOPS grant application is available.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, May 16.

Remember that the grant award is not only for AALL, and can be used for other continuing education programs as well!


Save the Date for the Pacific Chapters Reception at AALL Annual Meeting 2014

By , February 3, 2014 5:59 pm

It might feel like it is too soon but the next annual meeting will be here before we know it!  For those of you making plans to go to the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, try not to miss the free reception for the five Pacific Chapters:  SANDALL, NOCALL, SCALL, LLOPS & Westpac.

Continue reading 'Save the Date for the Pacific Chapters Reception at AALL Annual Meeting 2014'»

AALL Call for Committee Volunteers

By , January 22, 2014 7:31 am

by Amy Eaton

Did you see that the AALL Call for Committee Volunteers is now open?

If you have ever thought about volunteering, I want to urge you to do so. I have volunteered on several committees and found the work to be fun, challenging and almost always helped me in my career. Often committee work gave me an opportunity to lead and demonstrate my capabilities when perhaps my work position did not offer managerial responsibilities. Committee work introduced me to librarians in other types of libraries, many of whom I am friends with still. Explore the various committees and select those that interest you. Complete the volunteer form and do take section 8 seriously. Explain why you are interested in that specific committee (or committees). If you have a passion for vendor relations, share it! The association needs volunteers from all regions and all types of libraries. If you tried before and did not get appointed, please try again. This might be your lucky year!

Call for Committee Volunteers Now Open

Become an active member of our Association by volunteering for an AALL committee. Our committees help to implement AALL’s strategic directions. AALL thrives because our members get involved, and you benefit from the professional experience and collegiality of committee membership. You will have the opportunity to meet AALL members from all types of law libraries and from all parts of the country.

There are 24 standing committees to choose from. The committees focus on either policy issues or process functions. Please review the charges and other committee information available on the committee pages of AALLNET. These pages provide the charge of each committee, as well as an overview of the work involved, anticipated time commitment, and any suggested member qualifications.

AALL benefits when a variety of perspectives are represented on committees. Newer members, experienced members, and members from all types of libraries and functions are encouraged to apply. Your work provides the energy to move AALL forward!

Please complete and submit the AALL Committee Volunteer Form by February 14.

AALL October Announcements

By , September 23, 2013 9:00 am

The Law of E-books: AALL October Webinar

Is your library providing your users with access to e-books? Does the library have perpetual rights to the files, or will the files become inaccessible to users after a period of time? What clauses should the library pay special attention to when negotiating licenses? Are the e-books the library provides accessible to users with print disabilities? What privacy laws govern the readers’ use of e-books? This webinar will address all of these questions, and give participants an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions of their own.

Register by October 21.

AALL2go Pick of the Month

AALL’s Continuing Professional Education Committee presents the AALL2go pick of the month: Recharge: The Look of Leadership Today: What It Is – and What It Isn’t.

Effective leadership can have a profound impact on libraries of every kind. This presentation encourages librarians to think about leaders in a new way and to challenge common myths of leadership. The presenters use an entertaining and energetic approach to engage the audience and demonstrate why everyone in an organization should be viewed as a potential leader.

Find this and more than 100 other free continuing education programs and webinars for AALL members on AALL2go!

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