LLAM Scholarship Due Date April 24

The Law Library Association of Maryland is offering a grant in the amount of $500 for one member of LLAM in good standing to attend this year’s AALL Conference in Seattle, July 13-16. Please send completed applications to David Matchen via email or fax, no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Further details are on the attached application form. We will announce the recipient at the Spring Fling on May 4.

To apply for the grant, please complete the form  below and email or fax to:

David Matchen
Chair, LLAM Grants Committee
University of Baltimore Law Library
Phone: (410) 837-4674
Fax: (410) 837-4570

Download 2013 LLAM Grant Application


Spring Fling

May 4
Spring Fling Picnic
Saturday, May 4 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Kinder Farm Park @ Black Oak Pavilion|

1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd Millersville, MD 21108 (off of Jumpers Hole Rd)


Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, side dishes, desserts and beverages served.
Frisbee toss, board games, pie-baking contest, volleyball, horseshoe and much more!

ALL LLAM members, families and friends are welcome!
Adult tickets: $10.00 each
Child tickets: $5.00 each (12 and under)
Parking entrance fee: $6.00 per vehicle. Pay upon entry.

Pay Online


Pay by check

Make the check payable to “LLAM” and mail to:
Bijal Shah
University of Baltimore Law Library
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Questions? Contact:
Tonya Baroudi, LLAM Program Chair

Peabody Library Tour

peabodyThe George Peabody Library is the 19th century research library of The Johns Hopkins University located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland. The collections are available for use by the general public, in keeping with the philanthropist George Peabody’s goal to create a library “which is to be maintained for the free use of all persons who desire to consult it.” Learn more about the collection and history during a tour on:

Friday, April 12 from 12:00 to 1:00 with Curator, Paul Espinosa George Peabody Library

Parking and direction details below: http://www.peabodyevents.library.jhu.edu/directions.html

17 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Please RSVP to tebaroudi@co.pg.md.us by Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Hope to see you there!

“The Future of Publishing”

Explore the changing publishing industry with Rock Toews, owner of Back Creek Books in Annapolis, MD (http://www.backcreekbooks.com/) and Valerie Piechocki, Chief of Materials Management at the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.  Learn how eBooks have impacted booksellers, public libraries and publishers.   As law librarians, what are our options and how can we balance print and eBook formats to better serve our patrons?

 Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

49 West Coffee House
49 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Please RSVP to tebaroudi@co.pg.md.us by Thursday, March 14.

Lobby Day Info for LLAM

Join Us in D.C. for the First-Ever AALL Local Chapter Lobby Day

The first-ever chapter lobby day in Washington, D.C. will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 8:30 am to 5pm. The day will bring together members from local area chapters and the Government Relations Office staff for a morning training and afternoon meetings on the Hill.

Date: Thursday April 18, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT
Who: Members of LLAM, LLSDC, SEAALL, and VALL
Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol Street  Washington, DC 20003

Join AALL’s Government Relations Office staff and chapter members for a full-day Lobby Day event on Capitol Hill! LLAM members are invited to attend a morning training session where you’ll learn best practices for successful meetings with your members of Congress. In the afternoon, you will attend pre-scheduled meetings with your members of Congress or/staff staff to advocate for AALL’s policy positions.

Constituent meetings with members of Congress are one of the most effective tools for advocacy. These lobby visits solidify relationships between your chapters, AALL, our members, and legislators, while providing elected officials with the critical information they need to make informed decisions. In turn, lobby day meetings serve to reaffirm AALL’s reputation as the authority on information policy issues and empower law librarians as advocates for themselves and the profession. This training is free to all chapter and AALL member participants. Don’t miss out on this chance to make a difference!

Annual Maryland Library Legislative Day–February 13

Annual Maryland Library Legislative Day scheduled for February 13, 2013. Please note the LLAM Lunch and Learn – new this year. Spend the whole day in Annapolis or just part. Your participation will be appreciated. Information for Virtual Maryland Library Legislative Day will be posted on Legislative Panel  blog on February 13th: http://mdliblegislative.wordpress.com/


8:00 a.m. Breakfast (provided by LLAM) and Legislative Briefing
in the Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Rm 303

9:15 a.m. Library Day Proclamation in the House followed by the same in the Senate followed by visits to county delegations

12:00 – 1:30 LLAM’s Lunch and Learn

LLAM’s Lunch and Learn session with Catherine McGuire, Outreach Librarian at the Maryland State Law Library and Pamela Craig, Instruction/Reference Librarian at the Library of Congress. They will provide a refresher course on Maryland Legislative History and an orientation on the new features and search techniques for Congress.gov, the successor to THOMAS.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception to honor the Governor, LT. Governor and Maryland Legislators in the Senate Office Building, President’s Conference Room

Directions and Parking

Directions to the Courthouse and parking information: http://circuitcourt.org/directions-topmenu-51

(Parking in the Knighton and Park Place garages is recommended even thought the daily parking rate has increased to $10. There is a free Circulator Trolley that will bring you right to the Courthouse.)

New Member Breakfast

On January 10th LLAM will host its first new member breakfast. In the past two years LLAM welcomed over a dozen new members. Some of our new members are seasoned veterans and others are new to law librarianship  The purpose of the breakfast is to introduce new members to the traditions of LLAM, memberships perks, and volunteer opportunities. The event will take place at Gordon Feinblatt starting at 9:00 AM.

Bloomberg Law

November 15 – Bloomberg Law

Charlotte Harrington, Legal Research Specialist, will provide a look into the new world of Bloomberg Law as enhanced by the Bloomberg BNA Content – such as dockets, company analytics and litigation, news and much more.

Date/Time/Location:  Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:00-1:30pm.
University of Baltimore Student Center
21 W. Mt Royal Avenue (corner of Maryland and Mt Royal Avenues)
Student Center Room 301
Baltimore, MD 21201

In order to secure parking vouchers, good for parking at the reduced rate of $7, please RSVP by COB Thursday, November 1, 2012 to Tonya Baroudi at tebaroudi@co.pg.md.us

For parking information see http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/auxiliary/parking-and-public-transportation/visitor-information.cfm.  The campus is also convenient to the light rail, and the circulator bus.

You are welcome to bring your lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 15.