Report from the Heller Ehrman Library Project Team

By , January 13, 2011 5:12 pm

by Jill Allyn

In 2009, Jan Lawrence, Beth Morey and I resolved to try and reuse as much material as possible from the former Heller Ehrman Library. Since the space had been leased by Dorsey Whitney, Jan generously invited LLOPS members to visit and take whatever they wished. The leftovers were boxed up and taken to an empty floor in the building so Dorsey could remodel the offices and move in.

After moving to her new space, Jan wanted to give our state’s county librarians a chance to have any titles left. We asked the LLOPS board for assistance with shipping costs, and they gave us a budget. We began inventorying the collection. Many volunteers showed up during lunch hours to go through boxes, make lists of what was inside and then sort the boxes into broad subject areas. The “no one is going to want this” pile was distressingly large, reinforcing how quickly law libraries go out of date and how different a county collection is from a law firm’s collection. We finished the inventorying effort last October, sent the list out and four county librarians asked for titles. Whatcom County requested many titles, while the other three county librarians had very modest requests. As it happens, the Social Security Administration moved into a new space over the summer in the same building as the project. For the first time in many years they had offices with book cases and contacted Penny Hazelton regarding possible sources to fill their shelves. Penny emailed the LLOPS list serve. They were happy to give the federal reporters a new home.

Many thanks to all of our volunteers who gave up their lunch hours to help. We enjoyed spending time with all of you, although it was a little strange to be in such stark surroundings with a million dollar view. We consider this project a success.

2011 AALL Annual Conference Grants

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By , January 12, 2011 7:59 pm

The Grants Committee would like to offer two Early Bird grants to the upcoming AALL Conference in Philadelphia. Please submit your grant application by May 6th to be considered for a grant.

2011 Professional Development Workshop Grants

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By , January 12, 2011 5:54 pm

The Grants Committee has been authorized by the LLOPS Board to award up to $1,500 in grants for educational opportunities available during the current LLOPS year (July 2010 – June 2011). We will have two application cycles, the first for fall and winter programs, the second for spring and summer events. You must be a current LLOPS member to apply.

The LLOPS Grants Committee is pleased to announce three grants ($75.00 each) are available for the LLOPS Professional Development Workshop. Completed applications should be sent to the Grants Committee by February 15, 2011. The LLOPS Workshop is Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Seattle University School of Law. We are also able to offer two Early Bird registrations for the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting – Philadelphia. Your application is due to the LLOPS Grants Committee by May 6, 2011.

Preference will be given to LLOPS members who have not received a grant in the last 3 years and who have actively contributed to the Law Librarians of Puget Sound.

The Grants Committee (Jan Lawrence, Bridget Dacres and me) are hoping for an enthusiastic response to these new grants so we can continue to offer them to you.

LLOPS Grant Application

Please note this important change: DO NOT send completed applications to the LLOPS mailbox in Seattle! Instead mail to:

Dawn Kendrick Gibb, Grants Chair
Washington State Law Library
Box 40751
Olympia, WA 98504-0751
360-357-2153 fax

LLOPS Grants Committee: Dawn Kendrick Gibb, Chair | Bridget Dacres | Jan Lawrence

Puttin' on the Writs

By , January 10, 2011 3:19 pm

From the Australian National Library Christmas party 2010 . . . a tap-dancing interpretation of copyright law.

Librarian of the Year

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By , January 6, 2011 1:07 pm

by Karen Helde

Seattle’s own Nancy Pearl was named 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. Many of us in LLOPS have had the pleasure of hearing Nancy speak in person, or caught her appearances on KUOW or the Seattle Channel. It’s exciting to see one of our local library luminaries get this kind of national recognition. Dust off your Librarian Action Figure and display it at the reference desk with pride!

January 26, 2011 Business Meeting

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By , January 5, 2011 10:13 pm

Come join us on January 26, 2011 for the first LLOPS meeting of the year.   We will review the new LLOPS website as well as hear reports from our Committee Chairs.

The meeting will be held at:
Stokes Lawrence
800 Fifth Ave., Ste. 4000
Seattle, WA  98104

February LLOPS Meeting

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By , January 4, 2011 9:50 pm

Title: February LLOPS Meeting
Location: Davis Wright Tremaine
Description: Please join us for another of our mini-management series featuring Char Coulbert from Cairncross & Hempelmann on time management.

Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Ave., Ste. 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-02-23
End Time: 13:00

No LLOPS Meeting in March

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By , January 3, 2011 9:57 pm

Title: No LLOPS Meeting in March
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-03-27
End Time: 13:00

Continuing Education

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By , January 3, 2011 12:25 pm

by Erin Hoffrance

I came across this blog post, “What I want LIS students to know,” and I thought: not only is this valuable for current, future, and recent LIS students, it is a great reminder for those experienced information professionals as well. The author of the post, Jill Hurst-Wahl is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, a 2011-2013 candidate for the SLA Board of Directors, and a digitization consultant and owner of Hurst Associates, Ltd. Continue reading 'Continuing Education'»

May LLOPS Meeting with AALL visitor

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By , January 2, 2011 9:54 pm

Title: May LLOPS Meeting with AALL visitor
Location: TBA
Description: Susan Lewis, AALL Treasurer, will be visting us for the May meeting. Ms. Lewis will bring us up to date on AALL happenings and we will continue our mini-management series with a discussion on office politics.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-01-05
End Time: 13:00

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