National Plan for Access to US Government Information

Earlier this week at the Maryland State Archives, Mary Alice Baish the U.S. Superintendent of Documents, presented the National Plant for Access to US Government Information to a group of LLAM members for our February Program. The attached PDF is a copy of her Powerpoint presentation.  Check it out for some really helpful nuggets of information!

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Maryland Library Legislative Day Details

Next Wednesday, February 18th is LLAM’s opportunity to make a real difference. It is Maryland Library Legislative Day, a chance to meet with your legislators and urge them to support libraries and UEMLA: House Bill 162 and Senate Bill 611. During the day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. LLAM has arranged to  have county delegations to adopt a LLAMer for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

The agenda for the day is below and the attached PDF includes the day’s agenda, map, and MLA talking points and info on UELMA.

  • 8:00 AM   Continental breakfast (hosted by LLAM) briefing packets and candy giveaway will be available for pickup in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library (enter from Church Circle).  The legislative panel will brief us on general talking points to keep in mind as visits are planned.  The law library will be available all day if anyone would like a place to sit down and take a break.
  • 9:15 AM   Proceed to State House for Senate presentation followed by House presentation. We will split up with a group going to House Balcony and a group going to Senate Balcony At conclusion, participants to make delegation visits.
  • 1:00 PM UELMA Hearing at the House of Delegates Office Building Room 240.
  • 5:30 PM Legislative Reception in the President’s Reception room in the Senate office Building. This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.  Be on the lookout for elected officials from your district and extend greetings to them.  When you make your visits to their offices, make a point of inviting them to stop by the reception. (All legislators were mailed invitations)

CLICK HERE: Md Lib Leg Day for LLAMers
for more information on the agenda, parking and other important information.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun  |
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

Law Librarian

Job Title:Librarian (Law)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:LIBRARY STAFF

Job Announcement Number:LS-15-1325863-DEU


$52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 to Monday, February 23, 2015




Full Time – Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Public Trust – Background Investigation




Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice! The Department of Justice (DOJ), Library Staff is seeking to hire a highly qualified Librarian for one of their library locations to assist in meeting the informational needs of the attorneys within Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ Library System provides a complete range of library and related information services to DOJ employees within the various DOJ Offices, Boards, and Divisions (OBDs). The System is composed of the Main Library and several Branch locations in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area.

If you wish to be considered under merit procedures please see vacancy announcement LS-15-1324428-MPP.

More info here:

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

LLAM Needs You In Annapolis On February 18th

Now is the time LLAM really needs you. The Maryland Uniform Legal Materials Act (UELMA) is on track for potential passage for this year. We have a hearing in the House of Delegates scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th at 1:00. That day also coincides with Maryland Library Day. We need you in Annapolis that day.

During Maryland Library Day members of the various county libraries visit with their delegations. Joanie Bellistri and I have asked the Maryland Library Association county delegations to adopt you for a day so you do not need to worry about making appointments, finding buildings, and rooms. They are vets at this process and will welcome your expertise in UELMA.

If you need a crash course in UELMA the AALL and Uniform Commissioner’s web sites have LOTS of information to make you an expert very fast. Joan Bellistri and I are available to answer any questions you may have.

Please let me know if plan to attend, even if right now it is just tentative. I also need to know what county you live in so we can hook you up with your county delegation.

Need more info contact:
Mary Jo  Lazun  |
410-260-1441 work | 410-292-8882 cell

PS if you have not sent the UEMLA message to your delegates PLEASE do so. See

LLAM February Program

February LLAM Program – with special guest, Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents, Government  Publishing Office (GPO)

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. LLAM Board Meeting
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m. Mary Alice Baish discusses the new GPO National Plan

Maryland State Archives (conference room)
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401

This event is co-sponsored by LLAM and the Maryland State Archives. The event is a brown bag lunch, with dessert provided by LLAM and the Maryland State Archives.

Directions to the Maryland State Archives are available at There should be parking for all attendees; however, to preserve parking for MSA patrons, please carpool when possible.

We hope to see you there!

Supervisory Library Technician

 The position is for the Stacks Supervisor located in the Collections Services Division of the Law Library of Congress, Global Legal
Collection Directorate, and reports to the Chief, Collections Services Division. The selected individual for this position will have overall responsibility for the care, security, maintenance and retrieval of the Law Library’s collection of nearly 2.9 million books, serials, and microforms in all languages and from all jurisdictions.  

The incumbent supervises a group of employees performing work from the GS- 3 up to the GS-9 level.  Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised.  The Stacks Supervisor is part of the Law Library’s management team. 

For more information on the position and instructions on how to apply, please see full announcement on USA Jobs:

Application deadline February 25, 2015.



Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources and Services

The Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the position of Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources and Services. The Associate Librarian provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Individually and as a department head, the position manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research and educational mission and operations of the library and Law Center. The Associate Librarian represents the library within the campus and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. The position maintains the highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. The position reports to the Law Library Director and supervises three librarians and one staff member. The Associate Librarian is a member of the senior management team and plays an active role in library planning and services.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies, or equivalent; at least five years of professional library experience; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to advise on strategic use of technology; thorough knowledge of HTML, XML, scripting, and database/web platforms and interfaces; knowledge of (1) major development environments such as Drupal, WordPress, ColdFusion, or similar server technologies, and (2) systems of information architecture.

Preferred: J.D. from an ABA‐accredited law school; experience with ILS systems administration. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist web site using Job Number 20141834. Address applications to Stacy Queen, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin March 30, 2015. Located in the nation’s capital and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, the Georgetown University Law Center and its faculty are known for the strength of scholarship and quality of instruction. The Law Center is often recognized for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. The law library consists of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library and the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library. Focused on service, excellence, and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.