LLAM September Program: Tour of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Award Winning Library

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Join us for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center.  The GFSC is a major space research laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland.  In 2016, the Library of Congress and FEDLink recognized the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center as the federal library of the year.

The tour will include a discussion with information professionals about re-imagining library spaces and improving and marketing library services. This tour will be of interest to law librarians wanting to learn about federal law libraries; librarians wanting to learn how to improve their library spaces or marketing of services; and anyone who wants to have a good time with other LLAMers!

This is a “bring your own bag lunch” tour.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the on-site cafeteria.  See below for more information, including important details about the visitor policy and registration.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Two part program consisting of library tour followed by a tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771.
  • Description & Itinerary:

This tour will consist of two parts: A tour of the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center and a meeting with librarians and information professionals followed by a tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center.  Visitors may opt out of the GFSC portion of the tour.

If attending the tour portion of the GSFC visit, please note that closed toe shoes are required.  Tours generally require the ability to travel 100 feet and negotiate some stairs.  Most of the tours are fully accessible, however, the laboratory may require some stair climbing.

+ 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Arrival and parking at NASA Main Gate located on Greenbelt Road.  Please arrive no later than 11:15 a.m.

+ 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Meet at the Goddard Visitor Center for security and screening.

+ 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.: Visitors may purchase food to eat the cafeteria.

+ 11:50 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.: Tour of the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center

+ 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: GSFC Tour

  • Deadline to Register: Registration is required.  The deadline for U.S. Citizens to register is August 31, 2018.  The deadline for foreign nationals or permanent residents to register is August 1, 2018.

 Visitor Policy

All Visitors

  1. Must bring a valid form of identification (driver’s license, passport, military identification, or a permanent resident card (green card)) in order to gain access to the campus.  There is additional screening required for international participants which requires coordination by GSFC’s Protective Services Division prior to arriving on campus.
  2. Will have their belongings scanned as part of the security clearance
  3. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Foreign Visitors (e.g. permanent residents (“green card” holders), representatives of foreign governments or foreign industry)

An additional screening process will be conducted by GSFC’s Protective Services Division.  Request for documentation will be coordinated by International Visitor Coordinator.  ALL visitors much have prior approval before arriving to the GSFC.

Visitor Parking: Free parking is available on-site.

Dining:  Bring your own lunch or purchase food at the cafeteria.  Generally, the cost for lunch is $6.00 – $10.00.

RSVP: Reserve your space today! Space is limited and visitor approval is required. Email Jason Hawkins (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu). The deadline for U.S. Citizens to register is August 31, 2018.  The deadline for foreign nationals or permanent residents to register is August 1, 2018.

Join Us for LLAM’s August Program

Join us for LLAM’s August program featuring Dr. Jamie Walter, Director of Court Operations, Administrative Office of the Courts; and Dr. Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski, Lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park, College of Information Studies.

Dr. Jamie Walter will be discussing best practices for the courts in tracking bond forfeitures, a major source of funding for court-related law libraries.  Dr. Gorham-Oscilowski will be discussing the College of Information Studies new Legal Informatics specialization.

This program will be of interest to all court law librarians and law librarians interested in learning about new developments at the intersection of library science and legal information services.

This is a BYO Brown Bag Lunch Program.

We hope to see you there!

Program Details

  • Date: August 16, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Fourth Floor, Room 4403 (Francis King Carey School of Law University of Maryland, Baltimore, 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 210201)
  • Parking: On-street parking is available. Visitors will also be able to park in the Grand Garage across from the Law School (5 N. Paca St.).  If the Grand Garage is unavailable, visitors may be able to park in the Pearl Garage (622 W. Fayette St.) or Lexington Market Garage (520 W. Lexington St.).
  • RSVP: To RSVP contact Jason Hawkins at (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu).

FDLP Modernization Act

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is a collaboration between the federal government and more than 1,100 participating libraries, including three Maryland law libraries. The FDLP provides the public with no-fee access to essential government information.

In May 2018, LLAM sent a letter in support of H.R. 5306, the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 to the Honorable Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 5th congressional district. The FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 proposes to modernize and streamline the FDLP to ensure the effective and long-term availability of no-fee access to government information.

Greg Lambert, AALL President expressed his appreciation to LLAM for LLAM’s support for H.R. 5305, the FDLP Modernization Act. You can read the full text of the letter is here.

Congratulations to our 2018 LLAM Grant Recipients

On behalf of the LLAM Grants Committee, it is my pleasure to announce our grant recipients for the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting.  Joanie Bellistri was awarded our member’s registration grant for the meeting, and Jieun Chang was awarded a student registration grant.  Joanie is a long-time LLAM member who has been active in both LLAM and AALL, serving most recently as LLAM’s Government and Vendor Relations Chair, and is the incoming Chair of the Government Law Libraries SIS of AALL.  Jieun is a current student at the Information School at Florida State University, and is an intern at the Law Library of Congress.  Please join me in congratulating Joanie and Jieun on their grants!

Jim Gernert

Chair, LLAM Grants Committee

Come Join Us for the LLAM Dine Around During AALL 2018 in Baltimore, MD

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Come join us for the LLAM Dine Around during the 2018 AALL Meeting & Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Brio Tuscan Grille, an Italian and seafood restaurant.

Location: Brio Tuscan Grille (https://brioitalian.com/index.html), 100 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.

Getting There and Parking: The restaurant is a short half-mile, 10 minute walk from the Baltimore Hilton (the site of the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference). If driving, there is a garage at the restaurant, the LAZ Garage at 100 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Parking is approximately $18.00 for two hours.

RSVP: Space is limited. If you want to join us, please RSVP to Jason Hawkins (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu).  Spouses, friends, and family of LLAM members are welcome to come.

LLAM Spring Fling

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You’re invited to LLAM’s 2018 Spring Fling and Officer Installation

Enjoy a formal tea with fellow LLAMers at Reynolds Tavern. We’re also collecting for Baltimore Civic Works, a wonderful organization that provides job training, skills development, and community service programs to Baltimore’s communities.

WhenFriday, June 15th from 3-5pm

WhereReynolds Tavern, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Directions & Parking:

Price: $22/person
This price covers a full Afternoon Tea, which includes a pot of tea and an assortment of finger sandwiches, tarts, tea cakes, and pastries.

Purchase Options:
Purchase tickets with a credit card online:

OR

Purchase tickets by sending a check addressed to “LLAM” to the Treasurer:
Chi Song, Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

RSVPs and Questions: Elizabeth Simmons, elizabeth.simmons@mdcourts.gov

LLAM March Program: An Author Talk with Judge Daniel A. (Dan) Friedman

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Join us for an Author Talk with Judge Daniel A. (Dan) Friedman. Judge Friedman serves on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and is the author of the The Maryland State Constitution (Oxford University Press 2011).

This is a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program. We hope to see you there!

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Program description: Judge Dan Friedman will be speaking about his about his book The Maryland State Constitution. This book provides a historical account of the Maryland Constitution and details the many changes made over the years.  The book also provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the Maryland Constitution. Judge Friedman will also be speaking about his research for the book and why this is an important book for researchers.
  • Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Time: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • Location: Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401.
  • RSVP: RSVP required.  The maximum number of attendees is 30 people. To RSVP send an email to Jason Hawkins, jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu.
  • Directions and Parking: https://www.lawlib.state.md.us/aboutus/directions.html
  • Notes: There is limited access to the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building and the Maryland State Law Library due to new construction.  All visitors and staff must enter and exit the building through the basement.  For more information, see: https://mdcourts.gov/coappeals

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at the Maryland State Law Library from 11 a.m. to noon.  All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.