Category: Conferences and Programs

Upcoming LLOPS Events!

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By , May 18, 2015 8:56 am

Legal Research Tune Up 2015 – May 20 @ 9:30

The Seattle University and Lane Powell law firm law libraries are pleased to offer a legal research workshop to help students brush up on their legal research skills for their summer employment or other summer research endeavors. The workshop will cover state and federal legislative history, regulations, and practice materials using a problem-based approach. Students will have hands-on practice working through research scenarios.  Please bring your laptop.

 The workshop is free and will be held on Wednesday May 20th from 9:30 – 11:30 am in Sullivan Hall room 109. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP here by May 18th.

Questions? Contact: Barbara Swatt Engstrom

Happy Hour with Donna Nixon – May 26 @ 4:30

Meet other LLOPSters at Rhein Haus (fka Von Trapp’s) just across the street from Seattle U on Tuesday May 26th at 4:30.  We’ll be buying appetizers starting at 4:30. You come when you can and buy your beverages. See you then!

LLOPS Monthly Meeting – May 27 @ 12 (RSVP)

Lunch and Learn with Donna Nixon, AALL Executive Board Member and current Electronic Resources and Access Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In addition to sharing thoughts about AALL programs and plans, Donna will kick off a discussion about current trends in teaching legal research in law schools and law firms. LLOPS members, Sarah Andeen (Williams Kastner), Sarah Griffith (U.S. Courts), and Jessica King (Perkins Coie) will add comments on training in firms and in the courts.

We hope you will share your ideas with us over a “free lunch” of pizza and salads!

WHERE:  US Court of Appeals Library, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 5th Avenue, across the street from the Seattle Public Library.

*** PLEASE REMEMBER  that you will go through airport style security, so bring photo ID. ***

No liquids may  be brought into the building.

SEND YOUR RSVP TO Brenna Louzin by Monday, May 18th, if you plan to attend.

Congratulations 2015 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Penny A. Hazelton

By , May 1, 2015 11:58 am

Congratulations to LLOPS member, Penny A. Hazelton on being named as one of the 2015 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award recipients!  She will be recognized at the 2015 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia at the Association Luncheon.

AALL Anticipate as a Strategic Leader Webinar – May 28

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By , April 30, 2015 8:00 am

AALL Members are invited to join the Leadership Development Committee’s webinar entitled Anticipate as a Strategic Leader, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 11:00-11:45 am Central time.  The webinar is presented without cost to members of AALL.

Guest speaker Franklin Shen, consultant with Decision Strategies International, will introduce participants to the six elements of strategic thinking, highlighting one of them:  Anticipate: Focusing on the need for leaders to anticipate,  be prepared for, and lead through change.  Webinar participants will learn how to examine outside and inside forces and expand their own strategic thinking capability.

Moderated by Patrick Butler, Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, this event is the precursor to the upcoming program entitled Thinking Ahead: Encouraging Strategic Thinking in the Library at the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference.  Mark your calendar and join us for the webinar.

Register for Anticipate as a Strategic Leader at
Registration deadline is May 25, 2015.  Non-AALL Members can join the webinar for a fee of $60.00.

Court Librarian Panelist Opportunity – May 27

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By , April 9, 2015 12:01 pm

On May 27, 2015, LLOPS will be hosting AALL Executive Board Member, Donna Nixon from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Katherine R. Everett Law Library. Donna will be leading a discussion on the topic of training attorneys to perform legal research. Donna will lead a panel to discuss legal research training provided by law school vs. court librarians and law firm librarians.  The meeting will be held at the William K. Nakamura US Courthouse. And, LLOPS will be providing free lunch (pizza and salads)!

We have two law firm librarians, Jessica King from Perkins Coie, and Sarah Andeen from Williams Kastner, who have agreed to sit on the panel.

We would love to have one or two court librarians join them. Please contact Brenna Louzin if you would like to join this panel.

AALL April Announcements

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By , April 7, 2015 8:00 am

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Register Today for the 2015 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 108th Annual Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia. Join us July 18-21 for four full days of exciting learning opportunities, from the keynote address by Terry Gross to the dozens of “must-have” programs on timely topics that AALL members have identified as vital to their professional education. Check out all the sessions, and start making plans to join us. 

Save the Date: AALL Business Skills Clinic to be Held October 16-17

Save the date for the AALL Business Skills Clinic, a two-day intensive experience designed to give you skills in strategic planning, managerial finance, human resources, negotiations, and marketing/communications. The program will be held October 16-17 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago. Contact Katie Brown, Chair of the Business Skills Education Task Force or Celeste Smith, AALL’s director of education, for more information.

CALI Conference Registration

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By , April 6, 2015 10:49 am

CALI 2015

The session proposals are in and it looks like we’re going to have a great conference in Denver.  We’re just missing one ingredient – YOU!   Here’s two ways you can make CALIcon15 great:

1)  Look at the proposed sessions and if you see something you like, vote for it!  That helps us decide the final schedule.  The voting link appears at the bottom of a session description next to the social media share button.  Speaking of which, feel free to share your sessions on social media and hustle for votes.  Please note: CALI cannot condone or endorse bribery.

2) Attend!  The sessions are only a part of the value of CALIcon.  Past attendees report that they enjoy the “HallwayCon” and interaction with other attendees almost as much as the sessions themselves. Besides, it’s silly to give a presentation to an empty room.

To register, please visit the CALIcon Registration page and follow the instructions. If you attended last year, you can use the same username/password that you used then.  However, if you did not attend last year, you’ll need to create a new account, even if you have attended CALIcon in the past.

LLOPS Grants Committee Accepting Applications

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By , March 31, 2015 1:31 pm

The Grants Committee is accepting applications for AALL 2015! If you are interested in attending and would like assistance with registration, please fill out the 2015 Grant Application and return to Carly Eyler by Friday, May 1, 2015. We are looking forward to hearing from you and hope you take advantage of this great member benefit!

Do you like food, drinks, learning, and winning?

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By , March 4, 2015 6:45 am

Come for the programming and stay for the networking! In addition to our amazing line up of speakers, we will have time for you to meet with your colleagues and vendors over beverages and tasty snacks. We will close our networking activities with a drawing for… well, you’re just going to have to come see for yourselves!

Register by March 11 at:

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Propose Sessions for CALI 2015

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By , March 3, 2015 9:55 am

You have ONE MONTH to propose a session for CALIcon15.   How have you used technology in your classroom?  What is a cool tool you made with a Raspberry Pi? Did you solve the problem of keeping ebooks in your library’s collection?  Tell us all about it!  Don’t worry if you think your idea is not good enough- we’ll be sure to crush your hopes and dreams when we vote on presentations after April 3.

CALI 2015

Go to, log in if you registered last year or register on the site and submit a presentation.  If your presentation is selected, you get to attend CALIcon for the low, low, LOW price of $95.

Grants available for the Spring Professional Development Workshop

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By , February 26, 2015 10:16 am

The Grants Committee is still accepting applications for the Spring Professional Development Workshop! If you would like help covering the cost of registration, please fill out the 2015 grant application and return to Carly Eyler by Wednesday, March 11th.

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