Spring Fling Recap

LLAM members gathered at Westminster Hall in Baltimore for the 2019 Spring Fling and Officer Installation and enjoyed a fajita bar lunch buffet, catered by Zannino’s. Thank you to Simon Canick for planning this event!

Jason Hawkins thanked the 2018-2019 Board Members, Committee Chairs, and members for their contributions to LLAM. Simon Canick, incoming President, also addressed the group and provided a brief teaser for the upcoming year.

This includes the LLAM Dine Around on Saturday, July 13th and LLAM’s Legal Research Institute on Friday, October 11th. Watch this blog and your email for additional information about both events!

Jason Hawkins passes the lamb to Simon Canick, incoming LLAM President.

LLAM Volunteer Day Recap

This past Friday, May 10th, LLAM members volunteered at the Maryland Food Bank. It was spring outside, but winter inside as LLAM members put on their hats, gloves, and coats to sort frozen foods in the Food Bank’s Warehouse Temperature Room.

Over 665,000 Marylanders face food insecurity, including over 205,000 children. The Maryland Food Bank sources and distributes food as well as engages in outreach programs. Learn more about volunteering with the Maryland Food Bank.

Spring Fling and Officer Installation

You are cordially invited to LLAM’s Spring Fling and Officer Installation!

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Location: Westminster Hall (Maryland Carey School of Law), 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Parking: Garage parking is available.
Food: We will be serving a hot fajita bar from Zannino’s. Drinks and desserts are included. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Cost: $10/person

Purchase tickets with a credit card online OR send a check, payable to “LLAM,” to Chi Song, Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401.

RSVP to Simon Canick (SCanick@law.umaryland.edu).

 

Calling all Volunteers!

Please join LLAM for a morning of volunteering at the Baltimore Branch of the Maryland Food Bank. We will be sorting and packing donated meats in the Food Bank’s Warehouse.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 8:45am to 12:00pm
Location: Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore Location – 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
Parking: Free parking is available on site.
RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Pat Behles (pbehles@ubalt.edu).

More Details

  • All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • It may be cold in the warehouse, please bring a jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Volunteers must be able to stand up for three hours and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • If your family and friends are joining us, note that there are minimum age requirements.

AALL Spectrum Profiles Adeen Postar

The March/April 2019 issue of AALL Spectrum features a leader profile of LLAM’s own Adeen Postar, Director of the University of Baltimore Law Library. Through this profile, “Rising to the Challenge,” Adeen Postar describes her journey to becoming a library director. She also shares reflections on law librarianship, professional development, legal education, and involvement with AALL.

Check out the article!

LLAM March Program: A Chapter Visit and Lunch with AALL Immediate Past President, Greg Lambert

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Join us for LLAM’s March Program, A Chapter Visit and Lunch with AALL Immediate Past President, Greg Lambert.  Greg Lambert is the Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker LLP, and was the president of AALL from 2017 to 2018, culminating with last summer’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore.  Chapter visits provide an opportunity for members of local chapters to hear about national initiatives and share suggestions and concerns about issues confronting the profession and the Association.

Lunch will be served, and following the program there will be tour of the Maryland State Law Library’s Special Collections.

This program will be of interest to all LLAM members. We hope to see you there!!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.*
  • Location:

Maryland State Law Library
361 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

  • Directions and Parking: Information on directions and parking is available at: https://www.lawlib.state.md.us/aboutus/directions.html.  Note that the building is under construction, but the main entrance is open.
  • Entry Requirements: The Maryland State Law Library is located in the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building.  All visitors must pass through a security checkpoint before entering the  Maryland State Law Library.
  • RSVP: To RSVP, contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) by Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Please note any dietary restrictions you may have!

* LLAM Board Meeting. The day of the program, Friday, March 29, 2019, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at the Maryland State Law Library from 11 a.m. to noon.  All LLAM Board Members and Committee Chairs are asked to attend.

LLAM January Program: Negotiating Contracts with E-Resource Vendors

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Update: This program was recorded.  You may watch the program here.

Join us for LLAM’s first program of 2019, Negotiating Contracts with E-Resource Vendors, featuring Erica Owusu, Acquisitions & Licensing Coordinator for the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium. USMAI is a consortium of 17 libraries at universities and colleges in the State of Maryland.

Ms. Owusu will provide practical advice and strategies for engaging in constructive negotiations with electronic resource vendors.  This program will be of interest to library managers, technical and electronic resources librarians, and other librarians or information professionals that work with e-resource licensing and acquisition.

This is a BYO Brown Bag Lunch Program. We hope to see you there!*

*A LLAM Board Meeting will precede the program, from noon to 1:00 p.m, in the same location as the LLAM program.  A virtual meeting option will be available (details to follow). 

Program Details

  • Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Room 4403, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Room 4403 is located on the fourth floor of the Library.  Visitors may ask for directions to the room at the User Services Desk at the main entrance to the Library.
  • Parking: Visitors may park in the Baltimore Grand Garage, 55 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201, which is directly across the street from the Law School. The parking fee is $7 for one hour or $9 for two hours. Street parking is also available for a fee.
  • Identification Requirements: Law School visitors are required to show photo identification to enter the building. Acceptable forms of identification include driver’s licenses, passports, military identification, or staff identification from a University System of Maryland institution.
  • RSVP: To RSVP, contact Jason Hawkins at (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu) by Thursday, January 24, 2019.