Photo courtesy Yard House
Title: February Happy Hour!
Location: Yard House
Join us after work on Wednesday, February 27th, for happy hour at the Yard House. As usual, LLOPS will pay for the appetizers so all you have to do is show up with some money to quench your thirst. Festivities will begin at 4:30PM and one of the members of the social committee may be wearing a Justin Bieber tshirt. But you won’t know who unless you show up!
Start Time: 4:30pm
Hiding Your Trail! Smart Online Sleuthing
Presented by Kim Ositis @ the Public Law Library of King County
Time: 12:00 – 1:00PM
Wear your camouflage pajamas to learn about protecting your privacy and ensuring attorney/client confidentiality while doing online sleuthing for individuals and businesses. More and more information is not found in a subscription product but in savvy searching of social networks and publicly accessible databases.
The Public Law Library of King County has been offering variations of the Skiptracing class for more than a decade. In this one-hour version of the class, Kim Ositis will highlight her favorite websites for accessing free background information on individuals and businesses, with specific emphasis on tips for using anonymous search engines.
Continue reading 'February Meeting'»
The LLOPS Nominations and Elections Committee is looking for candidates interested in becoming the future President and future Treasurer of LLOPS. Serving on the LLOPS Board is a great experience. As a Board member you will make an important contribution to LLOPS and have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people.
Serving as President involves a three year commitment. The first year is spent as Vice-President/President Elect. You will attend Board meetings, be a member of the Programs Committee, and generally learn the ropes. The second year is your year as President. As President you will set the agenda for LLOPS, preside at LLOPS business meetings and Executive Board meetings, appoint volunteers to committees, and represent LLOPS at Chapter Leadership training at the AALL Annual Meeting. As Past-President you will attend Board meetings in an advisory capacity.
Serving as LLOPS Treasurer is a two year commitment. As Treasurer you will play an important part as a member of the Executive Board. Responsibilities include attending LLOPS business meetings and Board meetings, managing and keeping records of Chapter financial transactions, and preparing financial reports.
Additional information about both positions is available in the LLOPS Chapter Handbook.
We know the future leaders of LLOPS are out there. Please give it some thought. Volunteers and nominations will be enthusiastically accepted by any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee (Karen Helde or Erin Hoffrance). If you have any questions about holding office, please let us know.
by Philippe Cloutier
Law Library blogs and print mediums often take stabs at vendors for mishandling communications, products, billing, and general practices. More often than not our articles serve to educate and raise awareness. Sometimes these posts are nothing but cathartic outlets for reader and writer. So it comes as a great shock to hear that in Canada a publisher is suing a Librarian Professor for his blog post: Continue reading 'Shushing the Librarian'»
by Kristine Lloyd
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'»
The AALL Annual Meeting is in Seattle this year (July 13-16). We’d love to see as many of you LLOPS members there as possible. To make this happen, the Grants Committee is able to provide several grants to those interested in attending the annual meeting. The details and application are on the Grants Committee page. The deadline is for applications is Wednesday, May 1.
We look forward to receiving your applications and seeing you in July!
The Grants Committee