AALL Scholarship Applications Due April 1, 2016

On behalf of the American Association of Law Libraries and its Scholarships Jury, we would like to inform you of the available scholarships.

AALL offers the Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship, which provides funding for state, court, and county law librarians to attend conferences, seminars, and other live continuing education opportunities, for professional development, networking, and increased leadership roles beyond the usual law library-related conferences.

AALL also offers a Scholarship for Continuing Education Classes, available for all law librarians (not limited to state, court, and county law librarians) who wish to register for continuing education courses related to their fields.

Additionally, the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is for degree candidates in law school or library school who belong to minority groups and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. If any of you know any students who would qualify for those scholarship opportunities, please feel free to let them know how and where to apply.

In the past, not many librarians have applied for these scholarships. AALL hopes that through publicizing them more, we will encourage more applicants.

As with all AALL scholarships, the Koslov, Strait, and Continuing Education Scholarship applications are due on April 1st. If you know colleagues who should apply, please help us spread the word. Thank you, and good luck!

Please go to http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/Marcia-J-Koslov-Scholarship for additional information on the Koslov scholarship, as well as the application.

Please go to http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships/Scholarship-Applications for the applications for the AALL Educational Scholarships, the George A. Strait Scholarship, and the Continuing Professional Education Classes Scholarship.


Amy E. Lipford
Resource and Access Librarian
Florida State University
College of Law Research Center

Save the Date! LLAM LRI: Cybersecurity and You!

Friday April 8, 2016

SMC Building, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
Ballrooms A &B (All programs except Programs on Track B) | Room 349 (Programs on Track B*)

Cybersecurity is an ongoing and complex issue affecting institutions at the local, state and national level, and Maryland is at the epicenter, being the home of the National Security Administration (NSA), the U.S. Cyber Command, and home to dozens of cybersecurity firms.  Millions of attempts to breach security occur daily to gain access to clinical, legal, financial and other systems. However, where are the fine lines being drawn between insuring data security and enabling access? And what about individual rights?

The Health and Human Services Library, which is home to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region, is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the Law Librarians Association of Maryland (LLAM) and the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) to explore these questions through a one-day Cybersecurity Symposium. This conference will bring together public and private sector organizations working to prevent or stop cybersecurity threats to discuss the legal, regulatory, and policy framework of cybersecurity.  The conversation will cover academic, government and private entities, as well as the preventative measures that individuals should take to guard their own online presence.

The project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.  This event is also made possible by a grant from the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program, and from funding by the UMB Health and Human Services Library, the UMB Center for Information Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Symposium Schedule:

10 AM ‐ 11:15 AM : Opening Keynote – Rapidly Changing Field of Cybersecurity Law
Joe St Sauver, Ph.D., a scientist at a data driven security company, with previous work experience in higher education, and Interent2/InCommon, will provide an overview of the rapidly changing field of cybersecurity law, focusing on research data security.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM : Morning Program A
Panel Discussion ‐ Maintaining Cybersecurity in Higher Education
How UMB Stakeholders preserve cybersecurity while maintaining an accessible, interactive learning environment.
Moderator: M.J. Tooey, Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, UMB

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM :: Morning Program B*
Panel Discussion – Securing Legal Information: Threat, Impact, and Awareness
Learn about cybersecurity trends and their impacts on the legal and law firm industry
Speakers: Thomson Reuters Librarian Relations Manager, Wendy Maines, and Technology Manager, Joe Raczynski

12:15 AM – 12:30 PM : Pick up the lunch box

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM : Lunch Program:
Collaborative efforts to safeguard the UMB community’s infrastructure, data, and networks
Moderator: Peter Murray, CIO, UMB

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM : Afternoon Program A
National Security, Electronic Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
Massive data collection practices by the government under the Fourth Amendment and their implications for libraries; Current legislative efforts potentially detrimental to library users’ privacy.
Speaker: Michael Greenberger, Professor of Law, UMB

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM : Afternoon Program B*
How to protect your social network data
How your information on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn is gathered and used.
Speakers: Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, and Chris Phillips, CITS, UMB.

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM : 15 Min. Break

2:40 PM ‐ 4 PM Closing Keynote
Alessandro Acquisti, Ph.D., a Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will discuss why online privacy matters in the face of heightened surveillance measures for cybersecurity.

4:00 – 6:00: Post-Conference Reception and Tour at Westminster Hall for LLAM Members.  $20 fee – separate from Conference registration.



Please join us on Wednesday, February 3rd at the State Law Library of Maryland in Annapolis for the January 2016 Program: Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland Since 1642, presented by the Honorable Judge Lynne Battaglia.

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Maryland State Law Library,
361 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, MD 21401

Directions and Parking Information here: http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/aboutus/directions.html

The event is a BYO brown bag lunch, but drinks, fruit and desserts will be provided by our hosts. To RSVP contact Camilla Tubbs by email (ctubbs@law.umaryland.edu) or at 410-706-0792. We hope to see you there!

Earlier in the day, the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library will be hosting a LLAM-sponsored breakfast and briefing at 8:00 a.m. for Maryland Legislative Day. Please contact Joan Bellistri, Director of the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library at 410-222-1387, for details.

A LLAM Board Meeting will be held from 11:00 am – noon at the State Law Library, just prior to Judge Battaglia’s program.

Maryland Library Legislative Day: Please Join Us!

MLA’s Maryland Library Legislative Day will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The day will begin in the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library with a LLAM-sponsored breakfast and briefing at 8:00 a.m. Governor Hogan has scheduled the State of the State address at noon that day. As a result, there will be no session that day. (The Maryland Library Day Proclamation will occur on Tuesday, February 2.) At present, it is uncertain when most of the visits will be scheduled. The Enoch Pratt Free Library is sponsoring an evening reception for the Governor, legislators, and library community. LLAM members are encouraged to attend any or all of the events. Questions? Contact Joan Bellistri, Director of the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library at 410-222-1387.

LLAM’s Holiday Party and Silent Auction

CrushCelebrate the holidays with LLAM at

Crush Kitchen and Winehouse
114 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 216-9444

on Friday, December 11, 2015,
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Click the following Buy Now button to purchase tickets. You can also add a donation to the LLAM scholarship fund to your total payment:

Buy Now Button

Alternatively, you may send a check paid to the order of “LLAM” to:

LLAM c/o Thea Warner
111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

If you would like to donate an item to the LLAM Silent Auction, please complete the form below: 


crush_bgCrush Kitchen & Winehouse is Annapolis’ oldest winebar.

Parking at Crush: Crush is adjacent to the Loews Annapolis Hotel (126 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401). Guests of Crush have access to Loews Hotel Parking. Self Parking is $8; Valet Parking is $10.

Parking is also available at the Knighton Garage (1A Colonial Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401) for $5 all day.

CrushinteriorHoliday Party Menu:

Hors d’oeuvres

  • Stuffed Mushrooms(v)
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Crab Balls
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Dates
  • Crab Dip
  • Tuna Tar Tar on Cucumber
  • Blue Cheese Cranberry Tart (v)
  • Bruschetta (v)
  • Assortment of Fruit
  • Antipasto Platter
  • Crudites
  • Cheese Platter

1 complementary specialty cocktail, glass of wine, or glass of beer included

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events!

The LLAM Programs Committee has put together an exciting list of events. Please check out the list below and mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Camilla Tubbs, ctubbs @ law.umaryland.edu.

  • Monday, November 9th from noon – 1:00 p.m.: LLAM Brownbag Lunch Lecture  – International Arbitration Research by Jason Hawkins.  Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Room 4403, University of Maryland School of Law.  Directions and Parking Information here: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/directions.html.  To RSVP, please contact Camilla Tubbs, at ctubbs @ law.umaryland.edu.
  • Friday, December 11th from 6 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: LLAM’s Holiday Party & Silent Auction will be held at the Crush Kitchen and Winehouse, 114 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Registration and auction information will be announced soon.
  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: LLAM Brownbag Lunch Lecture at the Maryland State Law Library. Judge Lynne Battaglia will discuss her book, “Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642.”
  • February 3rd, 2016 (Time TBD): MLA Legislative Day
  • Friday, March 11th, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm:  LLAM Service Project with the Maryland Food Bank, 2200 Halethorpe Farms Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227.  Registration information will be announced closer to the date.
  • Friday, April 8th 2016, All Day: LLAM LRI Cybersecurity Conference, University of Maryland –  Baltimore. An all-day conference at the UMB Campus Center, followed by a reception for LLAM members at Westminster. Registration information will be announced closer to the date in the Spring.