The “Call for Papers” has begun! Turn your great idea into an award winning paper for this prestigious competition. The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is soliciting unpublished papers in the following four divisions:
- Open: AALL members with 5 or more years of experience
- New Member: AALL members with less than 5 years of experience
- Short Form: All AALL members; Shorter-length articles
- Student: 2014-15 Law School or Library School students
- March 2, 2015 for the Open, New Member, and Short Form Divisions
- May 15, 2015 for the Student Division
Winners in the Open, New Member, and Student Divisions will each receive $650, and the Short Form Division winner will receive $300, all generously donated by LexisNexis.
Winners will also be invited to present their paper at the “Librarian as Author” program during the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. More details and requirements are on the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards website. Contact Shawn Nevers, Chair, (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
When: Wednesday, August 27th Noon – 1 pm
Where: Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101 (42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk.) Please have your ID with you.
What: Tales from the AALL Meeting in San Antonio, Stories from those who stayed in Seattle. If you cannot make it to the physical meeting, you will be able to attend via GoToMeeting – more details coming soon!
by Philippe Cloutier
My trip began bright and early at the Chapter Summit program. Some of the day’s events involved member recruitment, retention, and engagement, and why change is an opportunity. Setting the stage is the AALL Mission:
“The American Association of Law Libraries advances the profession of law librarianship and supports the professional growth of its members through leadership and advocacy in the field of legal information and information policy.”
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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).
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.
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by Larisa John
LLOPS member, Larisa John of the Washington State Law Library briefly shares her thoughts on seven sessions she attended at the AALL Annual Meeting:
- RDA Cataloging Cooperative
- Making Sense of the Numbers: Understanding Vendor Statistics
- Linked Data: The New Bibliographic Framework in the Post-MARC World
- Law for the Non-JD Librarian
- American Indian Law: Access and Collections
- When Cookie Cutter Services Won’t Cut It: Brainstorming Services for Public Patrons
- Joe Janes Discusses the Library of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Photo Credit: Grace Feldman
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by Tal Noznisky
Sunday morning’s keynote speech drew in a pretty full house. Hundreds sat and listened to presenter David Weinberger discuss the state of libraries’ metadata. It’s a mess, he said, but something can be done about that: it can be ordered and repackaged as regular data. This begs the question: what is the difference between data and metadata? That’s a squishy topic. Libraries may objectively nonetheless repurpose data generated by means such as description or use into discoverable and shareable content. Doing so would, in Weinberger’s terms, be awesome. Awesome stuff gets the word out about a library’s resources and value.
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by Grace Feldman
The AALL 2013 tidal wave has come and gone:
As we return to work and begin chipping away at a backlog of assignments, let’s reflect on how wonderfully LLOPS served the greater AALL community over the last several days. The hustle and bustle of LLOPS members volunteering at bag stuffing, hospitality and registration between attending programs, SIS events, committee meetings, workshops was truly amazing. Go LLOPS!
Rita Dermody and Tina Ching receive service commendation from AALL President Jean Wenger.
Prior to AALL’s keynote a special thanks went out to two LLOPSters for their hard work, serving as Local Arrangement Committee Chairs. LLOPS is proud to have hosted the conference this year and we are certainly proud of Rita and Tina! Thanks to everyone who volunteered too, you made this year very special.
by Philippe Cloutier
A great many things are bubbling for AALL. The PLL Summit’s registration is open: SOS: Shaping our Success as is the Conference of Newer Law Librarians (CONELL). I highly recommend CONELL not only for the peer-to-peer networking, mentoring, and scheduled touring; but also for the sheer fun!
Happy CONELL faces
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