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April Meeting – Caselaw Access Project & H2O Open Casebook Project

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By , April 6, 2021 6:21 am

Good morning, LLOPSters!

Please join us for this month’s LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, April 28 from noon-1:00 p.m. We will be joined by Kelly Fitzpatrick and Catherine Brobston from Harvard Law’s Library Innovation Lab. They will tell us about two of the Lab’s exciting open access projects: the Caselaw Access Project and the H2O Open Casebook Project. You can learn about all of the Library Innovation Lab’s work here.

Topic:                  Presentation and Q&A re: the Caselaw Access Project and H2O Open Casebook Project

Date:                   April 28, 2021

Time:                  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location:            Zoom (see invite for link)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

No March LLOPS Meeting

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By , March 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Greetings, LLOPSters!

We hope you are all doing okay. We are reaching out to let you know that we are not meeting for March. The LLOPS Professional Development Workshop is being planned for June, and the Program Committee took the month off.

Be on the lookout for our April 28 meeting invite coming soon. We are excited to be hosting Kelly Fitzpatrick from the Harvard Caselaw Access Project and Catherine Brobston from H2O open casebooks. Details forthcoming!

Be well,

Crystal & Maya

LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs

Outreach and Access to Justice During a Pandemic Presentation (2/24/2021) Slides and Resources

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By , February 24, 2021 2:03 pm

For everyone who did not make the meeting on today or who just wanted access to the slides and resources provided by our guest speaker, Sarah Larsen, please see the slides and links below:

Presentation Slides

Links to Resources Mentioned in the Presentation

Special Thanks to Sarah Larsen, Outreach Librarian at Minnesota State Law Library for speaking with us!

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 ( or Marissa (

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


2019 Professional Development Grants Awarded

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By , May 19, 2019 7:53 pm

Congratulations to the LLOPS grant recipients attending AALL and SLA 2019!  We look forward to their reports on the events and programming at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference:  Capitalizing on Our Strengths.


Crystal Alberthal, Serials & Research Services Librarian – University of Washington – $695

Stephanie Wilson – Head of Reference Services – Seattle University – $670


Karen Whitney, Library Operations Supervisor – Perkins Coie – $635

LLOPS April 2019 Meeting

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By , April 9, 2019 9:23 am

Greetings LLOPSters,

Please join us Wednesday, April 24th at 4:00 P.M. for a special presentation by UW Law Professors Karen Boxx and Lauren Sancken on Marijuana Law.

Topic:    Meeting with Happy Hour to follow

Date:     Wednesday, April 24th

Time:     4:00 p.m. (Marijuana Law Presentation)

5:00 p.m. Happy Hour to immediately follow presentation


Marijuana Law Presentation
UW Law School
Gates Hall – 4293 Memorial Way Northeast
Room 115
Seattle, WA

Happy Hour
Big Time Brewery
4133 University Way NE
Seattle, WA

We hope to see you there!


Your LLOPS Program Committee Mary, Ashley, Maya and Brenna

LLOPS January 2019 Meeting

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By , January 4, 2019 9:06 am


Please join us Wednesday, January 30th at 12 noon for the business meeting at Lane Powell. We will be providing cookies from Midnight Cookies.

Topic:                   Business Meeting

Date:                    January 30th

Time:                    12 noon – 1 pm

Event Type:         Cookies from Midnight Cookies/Brown bag lunch

Location:             Lane Powell,  1420 5th Ave #4200, Seattle, WA 98101

We hope to see you there!


Your LLOPS Program Committee Mary, Ashley, Maya and Brenna

LLOPS Holiday Party Reminder: December 13, 2018

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By , November 13, 2018 11:09 am

The LLOPS Holiday Party will be Thursday, December 13th from 5-8 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub (801 1st Avenue). This is a members-only event but you are welcome to bring a non-member guest. Please RSVP by December 7th.

This year LLOPS is collecting donations (checks or cash) for Legal Voice. Legal Voice “pursues justice for all women and girls in the Northwest, through groundbreaking litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal rights education.” Their work includes ending gender-based violence, ensuring access to health care, advancing economic justice, supporting all families, eradicating discrimination, and protecting reproductive freedom. Legal Voice envisions “a world where every woman and girl enjoys economic, social, and legal equality.” If you prefer, you can donate online.

LLOPS Board Candidate Nominations

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By , March 7, 2018 8:52 am

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

The 2018-2019 Nominations Committee is composed of co-chairs Helen Harris (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt) and 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 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

You many nominate yourself or a colleague you believe would be an asset to the chapter.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 16 at 5pm.

Feel free to contact me or any of the committee members with questions,


Barbara Engstrom
Executive Director I Public Law Library of King County
206-263-1190 I 516 Third Ave., Suite W621, Seattle WA 98104

2016 LLOPS Annual Report

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By , September 8, 2017 1:33 pm

If you’d like to see all that LLOPS was up to during the 2016-2017 year, you can access our annual report here.

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