Congratulations to Dr. Carla Hayden

The United States Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress. LLAM President Charles A. Pipins II issued the following statement:

“LLAM thanks the Senate for confirming Dr. Hayden as the nation’s next Librarian of Congress. As CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library for more than 20 years, Dr. Hayden demonstrated her vision and commitment to serving the people of Maryland and bringing the historic Enoch Pratt into the modern age.  I am confident that under her exceptional guidance the Library of Congress will establish itself as a leader on information policy issues and provide cutting edge services and top-notch programs to Congress and the American People. LLAM congratulates Dr. Hayden on this historic achievement and we look forward to supporting the Library of Congress under her leadership.”

LLAM Spring Fling 2016

Save the Date!

LLAM Spring Fling
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

MtVernonPlace-WashingtonMonument4:00-5:00 p.m. – Visit Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Place and walk to the top of the newly renovated Washington Monument for breathtaking views.

RSVP required if you want an opportunity to climb to the top!  More information on the climb can be found athttps://mvpconservancy.showare.com/ .

Mount Vernon Place
699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
For directions and parking information to Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument, visit: http://mvpconservancy.org/parking-directions/ .

WashingtonMonumentView5:00-7:00 p.m. – Once the monument closes (at 5pm) head on down to Spirits of Mount Vernon (address below) for a fabulous reception.  There will be wines specially selected for LLAM and snacks for every palette.  The cost for this event is $12.

Spirits of Mount Vernon
900 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
For directions and parking to Spirits of Mount Vernon, visit: http://spiritsofmtvernon.com/930486.html .

SpiritsofMountVernonRSVP TODAY!

Tickets: $12.00

To purchase tickets for the event, you may send a check addressed to “LLAM” to the LLAM Treasurer:

Thea C. Warner, Librarian
Niles, Barton, & Wilmer, LLP
111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

OR

You may purchase tickets by credit card through PayPal! Select the following PayPal Buy Now button:  Buy Now Button

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our new LLAM Board for 2016 – 2017!

The new Board members will assume their duties at the conclusion of the LLAM Spring Fling event, which will be held in May. Special thanks to Kate Martin for arranging our election!

President: CJ Pipins
VP/President-Elect: Julia Viets
Secretary: Sophie Le
Treasurer: Thea Warner
Board Member: Elizabeth Lukes
Board Member: Joe Neumann
Immediate Past President: James Durham

LLAM Application for Registration Grant for the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference

LLAM is offering a grant to cover the cost of registration for the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, July 16-19, 2016, in Chicago.

Selection Criteria:
The LLAM Grants Committee will evaluate an application on the following criteria:

• Lack of financial assistance from employer and/or financial need
• Promise of individual professional development
• Relevance or expressed interest in Annual Meeting program or event

Priority will be given to individuals who are not previous grant recipients, who have not recently attended the AALL Annual Meeting, and who are active members of LLAM.

Responsibilities:
Grant recipient will write a 250-500 word blog post summarizing and commenting on a program or activity that was especially valuable during the conference.

Deadline for submission: All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 22.

To apply for the grant, please fill out the application below. You must be a member of LLAM and AALL at the time of application to qualify for the LLAM grant.

LLAM Grant Application 2016

RSVP for LLAM Service Project at the Maryland Food Bank!

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Join your LLAM colleagues in a service project on Friday, March 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Maryland Food Bank warehouse in Baltimore! You will be helping sort and pack donated food items for distribution to schools, churches, and social service agencies. The Maryland Food Bank relies upon warehouse volunteers like us in order to concentrate its resources on delivering food for the 1 in 8 Marylanders who are food insecure, so your contribution of labor is a meaningful one.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the MFB’s online volunteer waiver form and RSVP to Camilla Tubbs (ctubbs @ law.umaryland.edu) by Friday, March 4 at 12 pm.

We may be assigned to the cool room, so dress in layers. We look forward to seeing you on March 11th!

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LLAM LRI: Cybersecurity and You

Cybersecurity is an ongoing and complex issue affecting institutions at the local, state and national level.

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?  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. This conference brings 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.

Friday, April 8th 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conference
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Post-Conference Reception

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Registration for Conference and Post Conference Reception
Program Schedule
Sponsors
Travel and Venue Information
Venue
Parking
Lodging & Travel
Contact us

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REGISTRATION

Conference Registration is free, but you must RSVP/register here to attend.

Watch the Livestream Video
of the event – No RSVP required.

Post-Conference Reception at Westminster Hall is $20, and registration is separate from the conference. To register and pay for the reception:

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PROGRAM

9 AM – 10 AM : Registration

10 AM – 10:05 AM : Opening Remarks
Peter Murray, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore.

10:05 AM – 11:15 AM : Opening Keynote
[Successfully] Operating in Denied Areas Online
The United States Department of Defense defines a denied area as “an area under enemy or unfriendly control in which friendly forces cannot expect to operate successfully within existing operational constraints and force capabilities.”  This definition — while customarily applicable to intelligence agents and soldiers/sailors/airmen working in enemy locations — perfectly embodies the experience of today’s regular Internet user as well.  Surveillance is heavy. Unfriendly forces control key aspects of the Internet. Operational constraints are severe, and the user’s capabilities are limited. How can average Internet users successfully work online, securely and with reasonable online privacy, nothwithstanding all these challenges?

Keynote Speaker: Joe St Sauver, Ph.D., a scientist at a data driven security company, with previous work experience in higher education, and Interent2/InCommon.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM : Morning Program A
Panel Discussion – Research Data Sharing and Security
How UMB meets challenges in sharing and securing research data.
Moderator: M.J. Tooey, Executive Director of Health Sciences and Human Services Library / Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMB

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM : Morning Program B (Rm. 349)
Securing Legal Information: Threat, Impact, and Awareness
Cybersecurity trends and their impacts on the legal 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  & Join the Lunch Program!

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM : Lunch Program
Panel Discussion – UMB Security Collaborative
Collaborative efforts to safeguard the UMB community’s infrastructure, data, and networks
Moderator: Peter Murray, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore.

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 (Rm. 349)
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, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology, UMB

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM : 15 Min. Break

2:45 PM – 4 PM : Closing Keynote
Why online privacy matters in the face of heightened surveillance measures for cybersecurity
Keynote Speaker: Alessandro Acquisti, Ph.D., a Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

Closing Remarks
M.J. Tooey, Executive Director of Health Sciences and Human Services Library / Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMB

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

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Sponsors

This conference has been organized by the planning committee from the UMB Health and Human Services Library, the UMB Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the Law Library Association of Maryland and the UMB Center for Information Technology. 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, and in part from the AALL/Bloomberg BNA Continuing Education Grants Program in association with the Law Librarians Association of Maryland. Post conference reception is also supported by Thomson Reuters.cyberlogo

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Travel and Venue

Venue

The conference will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) – SMC Building – Ballrooms A&B. 621 W Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21201.  Directions and map.

WestminsterThe post conference reception will be held at Westminster Hall,  a beautiful historic building located at the intersection of Fayette and Greene Streets in downtown Baltimore.  The church, which was completed in 1852, was built more than 60 years after the Westminster Burying Grounds were established.  The Burying Grounds are the final resting place of many famous people, including Edgar Allan Poe, General Sam Smith, and General James McHenry.

Parking

Visitors may park in any University facility except for the following:

  • Lexington Street Garage
  • Plaza Garage except after 2 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends

Browse this list of University garages.

Directions to the Penn Street and Pratt Street Garages

  • From I-95
    • Take exit 53 for I-395/MLK Blvd (towards Downtown Baltimore) (.5 mi)
    • Merge onto I-395 (.3 mi)
    • Take the MLK Jr. Blvd exit (.4 mi)
    • Slight Left at N MLK Jr. Blvd (.7)
    • Turn Right at W. Pratt St.
      • For Penn Garage: Turn Left at first traffic light onto Penn St; entrance to the Penn Street Garage will be on the left. Guest will walk out of the garage and take a left onto Penn St.; they will then go right onto Lombard St.; the SMC Campus Center will be located about half a block east on your right hand side.
      • For Pratt Garage: Pass through one light, crossing over Penn St.; turn left for the entrance to the Pratt Street Garage. Guests may enter the SMC Campus Center from level 3 on the East side of the garage (when there is security coverage).


Lodging and travel

The center is located in downtown Baltimore, within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, and multiple transportation options that include the metro, MARC train, buses, and air travel.

Need to fly in? Baltimore Washington International Airport is located a mere 20-minutes away and the campus is near a light rail stop.

Coming from Washington, D.C.? Use convenient MARC trains. Check it out at http://mta.maryland.gov/marc-train. For more information about transit options, check out: http://mta.maryland.gov/content/transit-information.>cyberlogo

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 CONTACT US

The page will be updated on a regular basis with more details!

For general event questions, contact CJ Pipins or Camilla Tubbs.
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