LLAM Volunteer Day Recap

On a recent and sunny April morning, several industrious LLAM members helped Civic Works prepare garden and flower beds for the Real Food Farm.

Located in northeast Baltimore city, the innovative Civic Works Real Food Farm spans 8 acres and  provides fresh produce for the local community. The farm aims to:

  • Improve neighborhood access to healthy food,
  • Protect the environment and improve the watershed,
  • Develop Baltimore’s agriculture sector, and
  • Provide hands-on education opportunities for Baltimore’s youth.

Learn more about the farm at http://realfoodfarm.civicworks.com/about-us/.

Get involved with the farm:Ways to get involved with Civic Works

Here are some pictures of LLAMers putting aside their books and having fun in the dirt:


Congratulations to C.J. Pipins!


Congratulations to C.J. Pipins, who was awarded the LLAM grant for attendance at the AALL Annual Meeting in Austin this year. C.J. is the recipient of the 2017 AALL Meeting Chapter Registration Award as well as $500 from LLAM to defray the cost of attending the meeting. Hopefully many LLAM members will be there to network and share ideas with fellow law librarians.

LLAM Autism Program Recap

We had a great turnout for our Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Library Setting event on March 28th! In this program, Trish Kane and Neal Lichter of Pathfinders for Autism offered LLAM members an understanding of ASD. Trish and Neal used experiential exercises, shared personal experiences, and presented library-based scenarios to provide attendees with considerations and strategies for working with and serving individuals with ASD.

You can learn more about ASD and Pathfinders for Autism on their website: http://www.pathfindersforautism.org/.

Here are some event pictures:

Autism 1

Caption: Pathfinders for Autism presenters discuss common misconceptions about ASD.

Autism 2Caption: Jason Hawkins participates in a fun activity to learn more about the thought processes of individuals with ASD.


Library Branch Coordinator – Hagerstown, MD

Position: Library Branch Coordinator
Location: Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library – Hagerstown, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library located in Hagerstown, MD has an immediate FT opening for a Library Branch Coordinator in the County Services Department. Includes benefits. This individual is responsible for administrative leadership in supervising all aspects of 7 Branch Libraries within the Washington County area. He/She is responsible for developing and maintaining work standards that emphasize customer service, effective communication, and ethical behavior. He/she will set goals and priorities, develop and monitor reports, administer projects and evaluate personnel and services. He/She will serve as the primary point person for the branch libraries, oversee the development of new and existing branch staff through training and coaching. And other duties as assigned. KSA: BA; strong computer skills a must, excellent oral and written communication skills – flexibility and initiative. Previous library experience desired.
Applications must be received no later than 5 PM, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. To apply: please complete and forward an application, cover letter and resume to the Adm. Office, Washington County Free Library, 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD , M-F, 9-5 at 301-739-3250 or download from website http://www.washcolibrary.org. An EOE.

Email: admhr@washcolibrary.org
Address: Washington County Free Library
Attn: Administration Dept.
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Fax: 301-739-7603

Impending Deadline: AALL/LLAM Grant for Annual Meeting and Conference

The application deadline for the AALL and LLAM  combined travel grant is Friday, March 24, 2017.

AALL and LLAM are offering a combined grant to cover the cost of registration and $500 towards travel expenses for the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, July 15-18, 2017, in Austin, TX.

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.


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, March 24, 2017.

Application form: LLAM Grant Application 2017

LLAM Presents: Cataloging Roundtable-Discussion with Jessie Tam, Head of Technical Services, Maryland State Law Library


Calling all catalogers, accidental catalogers, and non-catalogers!  Do you want to learn more about cataloging legal materials, or cataloging in general?  Then join us, along with Jessie Tam, Head of Technical services at the Maryland State Law Library, to discuss your cataloging questions.  We will tailor this program to answer your questions, so please take a moment to complete this anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCS7SQG

When: April 13th from 12-1 pm (Board meeting starts at 11 am)

Where: Maryland State Law Library, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Parking and Directions: http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/aboutus/directions.html

RSVP and Questions: Jessica Mundy (Jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov)

Upcoming LLAM programs at a glance—It’s not too late to RSVP!

  • March 28th– Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder with Pathfinders for Autism & Board Meeting (Annapolis)


  • April 8th– Volunteer Day at Civic Works Real Food Farm (Baltimore)


  • April 13th– Cataloging Legal and Electronic Materials with Jessie Tam & Board Meeting (Annapolis)
  • TBA – Spring Fling (Baltimore)

Hope to see you all there!