Employment Committee Report

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By , August 9, 2010 10:36 am

The statistics for this committee during 2009-2010 suggest a more active job market than was seen in 2008-2009. Job postings were up and the number of resumes on file was down.

I posted nine library job announcements on the LLOPS email list, all for professionals. Five position announcements were made to the list directly by LLOPS members or employers, two for professionals and three for paraprofessionals.

The file currently holds active resumes for two individuals, both with an MLS. An active resume is one that has been received in the past twelve months and has not been withdrawn due to known successful employment or change of plans.

I’ve reviewed the LLOPS Employment Resources web page and tested all links.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Helde

Jennifer's AALL Diary

By , August 5, 2010 3:57 pm

by Jennifer Hill

Saturday, July 10, 2010:

Arrive at Sea-Tac after ride with parking lot shuttle driver who spent the entire drive gleefully describing to me all of the explosives he created and detonated for July 4th. Why he thought I was an explosives kind of girl, I don’t know. Get through long, slow moving curbside check-in line, then security and I’m off to Denver on a comfortable 2 ½ hour flight.

Check in to Marriott City Center and take off for Convention Center to pick up my badge and tote bag. On the way, meet up with some old friends from UCLA Law Library and meet some new UCLA law librarians as well. Make arrangements for dinner with my UCLA friends and head over to Blake Street for a delicious dinner at India House. Stuff myself with a vegetarian’s nightmare, Tandoori Mixed Grill and head back with the group to the Convention Center for the Opening Event in the Korbel Ballroom. The Ballroom was huge, allowing plenty of room to walk around and sample all of the different desserts available without knocking into people along the way. I’m not a big dessert person so instead I visited the bar stations which were well-stocked with beer, wine and even a signature cocktail: “The AALL”, a yummy peach martini. By 9:00 p.m. I was running out of steam and ready to call it a night. Back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep. Continue reading 'Jennifer's AALL Diary'»

LLOPS Business Meeting Minutes 6/30/2010

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By , August 4, 2010 8:13 am

Attendees:Robyn Hagle, Mort Brinchmann, Karen Helde, Bridget Dacres, Kate Stockert, Barbara Rothwell, Amy Eaton, Barbara Swatt, Lori Fossum, Jill Allyn, Brenna Louzin, Peggy Jarrett, Richard Jost, Nancy Noble, Christy Leith, Tina Ching, Crystal Norton, Judy Davis, Holly Gale.
Location: U.S. District Court Library
Time: Noon

The annual June business meeting focused on committee reports summarizing the past year’s activity. The following committees presented their accomplishments: Continue reading 'LLOPS Business Meeting Minutes 6/30/2010'»

The Art of Librarianship: An Interview with SAM Librarian Traci Timmons

By , August 3, 2010 5:50 pm

by Karen Helde

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Traci Timmons, Librarian at the Seattle Art Museum. If you’re intrigued by this glimpse into a different kind of library, check out the SAM library page or Traci’s blog.

Q: Let’s start with some background. What path brought you to your current job?

When I entered college, I never imagined myself being a librarian. I always loved my school librarians, but never thought about that as my intended career. I began as an engineering student, then moved over to the School of Visual Arts when I realized I liked math, but didn’t want to do it as a career, and remembered how much I liked design and art history. I ended up going the interior design and art history route for undergrad.

I had worked at the campus museum developing a small library for them (still didn’t get it that I was destined to be a librarian) and ended up working in a mid-size museum in the education department when I graduated. I knew I needed an advanced degree in art history to go anywhere in the museum field, so I then went back and got my MA in Art History. Continue reading 'The Art of Librarianship: An Interview with SAM Librarian Traci Timmons'»

LLOPS Executive Board Meeting Minutes 6/18/2010

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By , August 2, 2010 1:41 pm

Attendees: Mort Brinchmann, Tina Ching, Robyn Hagle, and Christy Leith.
Location: Perkins Coie, Seattle WA
Time: The meeting was called to order at 9:08am by President Hagle.

  1. Code Reviser Survey
    The Washington Code Reviser is conducting a survey on the Washington Administrative Code and the Session Laws.  It is available at http://www.leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/Pages/default.aspx.   Peggy Jarrett thought LLOPS should reply to the survey as an organization.  The board thought it might be more effective if many LLOPS members and clients responded and suggested that Peggy make an announcement to the LLOPS membership about the importance of filling out the survey.
  2. Blog Update
    The Newsletter/Blog committee requested permission to use the online service Blog2Print to periodically archive the LLOPS blog.  It will cost $8 each time the blog is archived to a pdf.  M/S/A to allow the Newsletter/Blog committee to archive using the Blog2Print service.  President Hagle will follow up with the committee regarding the frequency of archiving.
  3. LLOPS Archive
    AALL chapters can send items to be included in the official AALL archives in Chicago.  The Board discussed sending the Professional Development Award plaque and the letter from President Catherine Lemann letter congratulating LLOPS on its 20 year anniversary.  President Hagle will ask Rick Stroup about the LLOPS archive at the King County Law Library.
  4. Inventory of State Legal Materials
    Volunteers are needed for the inventory of Washington state legal materials. This survey is being coordinated by the AALL Government Relations Office.  Please contact co-coordinators Kay Newman or Tina Ching for additional information.
  5. Community Outreach
    A Community Outreach grant was not awarded this year due to work on the Heller Erhman collection. The committee is currently working on the inventory of materials in that collection. The Board should consider this as a factor when determining the amount allotted to grants next year.  The Board discussed whether the committee can award a grant without submitting an application.  This suggestion will be made to the committee for next year.  The Community Outreach committee may need to be added to the bylaws and the committee description in the handbook may need to be changed as a result.
  6. LLOPS June Meeting
    The June business meeting at the Federal Courthouse will include committee reports, the treasurer report and the 20th anniversary celebration.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 10:05am.
Respectfully submitted by Tina S. Ching, LLOPS Secretary.

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