The purpose of the Archives Committee is to retain materials produced by LLAM, Maryland law libraries, and other library organizations which may be of interest to law librarians. The Committee provides LLAM members with access to these materials in to order provide an organizational history. For more information, contact Katherine Baer by email at Katherine dot Baer at mdcourts dot gov.
Government/Vendor Relations Committee
Monitors legislative, regulatory, judicial and vendor developments that affect LLAM, the practice of law librarianship or the creation and dissemination of information for the libraries in our area. For more information, contact Joan Bellistri by email at library at circuitcourt.org
The annual preparation of the membership directory is the responsibility of this Committee. At the end of the summer, membership forms are posted or e-mailed to both current members and others who have expressed interest in the organization. As the forms are returned, the basic list of dues-paying members is compiled and drawn into the mailing list and list of voting members. Ultimately, a new directory, giving information both about members and policies of their libraries, is printed and distributed. For more information, contact Patricia Behles by email at pbehles at ubalt dot edu.
This Committee is responsible for the publication of the LLAM Newsletter, issued quarterly, detailing recent items of professional interest, as well as Association developments and meetings. Go to the Newsletter page for newsletter archives from 1998-current. For more information, contact Katherine Baer by email at Katherine dot Baer at mdcourts dot gov or Paul Lagasse at plagasse at avwrites.com
The LLAM Placement service is available to all individuals, not only members of LLAM. The placement chair maintains a file of resumes of individuals seeking professional and clerical law library positions. Employers in Maryland contact the placement chairperson when a law library position is available, at which time copies of all resumes in the placement file are sent to that employer. In addition, a notice of the job vacancy is sent to the LLAM membership on the LLAM listserv. In addition to the LLAM announcements, other contacts and sources for job listings are provided on the Links page. For more information, contact Mary Rice by email at ricem at charlescounty dot org.
The Program Committee is responsible for planning the regular programs and other educational activities. Committee members select topics, speakers, locations, and the dates of programs. The Committee also plans social events for December and May. For more information, contact Tonya Baroudi at tebaroudi at co.pg.md.us
Public Relations Committee
This Committee promotes a better awareness of LLAM and law librarianship to the legal community and the general public. In the past, the Committee has been instrumental in coordinating and planning participation in Law Day and the Maryland State Bar Association convention. Committee members working on these programs handle publicity for all program events, take photographs, and carry out other public relations activities.For more information, contact Catherine McGuire by email at catherine dot mcguire at mdcourts dot gov.
The Committee generates and publishes the checklist of Maryland County publications, the Maryland union list of periodicals and looseleaf services, and various Association brochures. These publications are updated on a continuing basis. The Committee is always interested in proposals for other projects. For more information, contact Maxine Grosshans by email at mgrosshans at law dot umaryland dot edu.
Standing Committee on Technology
This committee has been charged with updating the LLAM web page, maintaining the LLAM listserv, and keeping members abreast of new developments in technology. Contact Jenny Rensler at jrensler at law dot umaryland dot edu
Standing Mentor Committee
This committee is responsible for mentoring new members of the profession whether they are in an academic, court, or firm setting. For more information please contact Mary Jo Lazun mjlazun at mdcourts.gov or Sara Witman at switman at gfrlaw.com
Past Committee Members
LLAM maintains a list of past committee members.