LLOPS October Meeting

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By , October 26, 2020 12:22 pm

Hello LLOPSters:

We hope you will join us this Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 12 noon for the October LLOPS meeting. We will feature Allison Feher, who is the Administrative Manager for the Seattle chapter of the League of Women Voters! Since it is election season, we thought it would be great to hear from someone involved with an organization focused on increasing civic engagement. In order to tailor her presentation to our interests, Allison would like to know what topics we want her to cover. To that end, please take a second to complete this (one question) survey and let us know what you would like to know about the LWV (or elections more generally) or what questions you would like Allison to address.

Topic:                  Allison Feher from the Seattle chapter of the League of Women Voters

Date:                   October 28, 2020

Time:                  noon – 1 pm

Location:            Remote: Zoom — See Email

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

SAVE THE DATE: LLOPS September meeting

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By , September 9, 2020 6:37 pm

Greetings LLOPSTERS! 

We hope you are doing well. Please save the date for our September LLOPS meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30, from 12 noon-1:00. We are excited to announce that our for this meeting our AALL chapter visitor, Cornell Winston, the AALL Treasurer, will be meeting with us virtually this year.

Topic:                  AALL visitor Cornell Winston, AALL Treasurer

Date:                   September 30, 2020

Time:                  12 noon – 1 pm

Location:            Remote: Zoom (link and meeting information forthcoming)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

Save the Date – LLOPS August Meeting

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By , August 3, 2020 3:03 pm

We hope you are doing well and that you will join us for our August LLOPS meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, August 26 from 12 noon-1:00. The topic for this meeting is TBD. We will announce the topic once scheduled, but wanted to make sure its on the calendar in the meantime!

Date: August 26, 2020
Time:12 noon – 1 pm
Location: Remote: Zoom (link and meeting information below

We look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

Maya Swanes

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Public Services Librarian
Gallagher Law Library | UW School of Law

William H. Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-3025


Maya Swanes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LLOPS August Meeting

Time: Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 976 2383 4023

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Slides from February 2020 Meeting

By , February 27, 2020 10:12 am

For everyone who did not make the meeting on Wednesday or just wanted access to Kerry’s great  presentation slides, please see the link below:


Special thanks to Kerry for putting this all together.


Angela Gonzalez-Curci


LLOPS Professional Development Conference

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By , February 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Greetings LLOPSters,
Please save the afternoon of Thursday April 2nd for the LLOPS Professional Development Conference. The Conference will be held at K&L Gates from 1-5pm.
We are putting together a program with popular topics from our survey.  Stay tuned for the program and link to registration!
LLOPS President 2019-20

AALL 2020 Grant Registration Now Open

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By , February 25, 2020 4:01 pm

Grants are available for AALL 2020 and any other professional development opportunities.

The Deadline for AALL grants is April 1!

We are now accepting grant applications for AALL 2020.  Registration is now open!  We have set an application deadline of April 1 to align with other AALL grant deadlines.  If you are interested, please fill out the 2020 grant application and return it to Ashley Perkins.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you take advantage of this great member benefit!

Thank you,

LLOPS Grants Committee:  Ashley Perkins, Chair | Carly Eyler | Phillipe Cloutier | Kent Milunovich | Rick Stroup | Erin Rance

LLOPS Call for Nominations 2020-2021 Executive Board

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By , February 13, 2020 4:25 pm

The Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming LLOPS Executive Board election.

The 2020- 2021 Nominations Committee is composed of chair Barbara Engstrom (King County Law Library) and Jonathan Franklin (UW Law School). Per the LLOPS Bylaws, the committee represents at least 2 types of law libraries.  We would love to have a law firm member as well, let me know if you’d like to join us.

 We are currently recruiting candidates for the positions of Vice-President/President Elect and Secretary.  The duties of these positions can be found in the Chapter Manual on http://llops.org/

You many nominate yourself or a colleague you believe would be an asset to the chapter.  We highly encourage self-nominations.  Serving on the executive board of a professional organization such as LLOPS is a fantastic way to gain executive management experience that might not otherwise be available in your organization. It is a great way to fill leadership gaps in your resume.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 6 at 5pm.

Feel free to contact me with questions,


Barbara Engstrom

Executive Director | King County Law Library

206-263-1190 | 516 Third Ave., Suite W621, Seattle WA 98104

Guest Speaker Opportunity at the iSchool

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By , February 10, 2020 3:52 pm
During Spring Quarter at the University of Washington Information School, there will be a course available for MLIS students to take called Instructional and Traning Strategies for Information Professionals (LIS 560). This course is designed to help students develop” knowledge and skills in instruction while applying theories of information literacy, teaching, and learning to instruction in an information environment. [It] teaches students how to design, develop, and evaluate instructional programs for specific users.” Throughout the quarter, this course will host several guest speakers who have instruction and training experience within a librarian framework.


We have reached out to the instructor, Trent Hill, and asked if he was interested in having a law librarian come to and talk to the class. He was more than thrilled about this opportunity. Although this class is for the general MLIS program, it would be nice to have them exposed to law librarianship.


We are looking for a LLOPS member who has legal research instructional experience and is willing to come to share their experience with this group of future librarians! Come and speak to the class about your instructional experience and recommendations on how to build instructional lessons/curriculums.


If you are interested or would like more details, please contact your LLOPS iSchool Liaisons, Pearl (pearlm@uw.edu) or Marissa (rydzew@uw.edu).

Thank you!


Marissa Rydzewski

Pronouns: she/her

Public Services Supervisor

M.L.I.S Candidate

Gallagher Law Library

William H. Gates Hall |Box 353025|L159

4293 Memorial Way, Seattle, WA 98195-3025



February 2020 LLOPS Meeting

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By , February 9, 2020 2:49 pm

Greetings LLOPSters!

Please save the date for the February LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, February 26th at 12 noon. At this meeting we are excited to announce that Kerry Fitz-Gerald from Seattle University will be presenting on teaching legal research.


Teaching Legal Research: using backward design with instructional design principles around learning, memory and attention to create effective instructional sessions.

Date:                   February 26, 2020

Time:                   12 noon – 1 pm

Event Type:        Brown bag lunch with LLOPS to provide treats

Location:            Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, Washington 98101

Special Instructions:

To expedite the check-in process at Perkins Coie, it will be helpful if you can PLEASE RSVP to Crystal Alberthal (calberth@uw.edu) if you plan on attending this meeting. Perkins Coie requires that we provide ID and check in at the reception desk to receive a visitors badge.

Thank you for your RSVP. We hope to see you there!

Crystal & Maya

Your LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs

LLOPS January 2020 Meeting

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By , January 6, 2020 4:44 pm

Greetings LLOPSters,

Please save the date for the January LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, January 29th at 12 noon. This is a Business meeting with committee update reports.

Topic: Business Meeting and Committee Updates
Date: January 29th, 2020
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Event Type: Brown Bag Lunch with treats provided by LLOPS
Location: Baker Hostetler

999 3rd Ave #3600

Seattle, WA 98104

We hope to see you there!


Your LLOPS Program Committee Crystal & Maya

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