LLAM October Program – All About govinfo.gov

govinfo-pms646-logo-1024x357Join us for a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program featuring Kathy Bayer, Outreach Librarian, U.S. Government Publishing Office, on govinfo.gov, the federal government’s new online portal for providing access to official publications.  Kathy will discuss the development and features of govinfo.gov and compare the new system with what is currently available on FDsys.

There will be a LLAM Board Meeting before the program.

We hope to see you there!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location:

University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912 (9th floor)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Monday, October 23, 2017, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912, from noon to 1 p.m. All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events

  • Monday, November 13, from noon to 1 p.m., LLAM Brown Bag Lunch Program on the topic of dealing with patrons with mental illnesses.  The program will be at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.  There will be LLAM Board Meeting before the program and a tour of the Archives afterwards. 
  • LLAM’s Holiday Party, December 2017 (Date and time TBD)

 

LLAM Program – FDA Library Tour

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Join us for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) Law Library and the new Biosciences Library at the FDA’s White Oak Campus.

The OCC handles both civil and criminal enforcement cases, and defends challenges to provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA); the implementing regulations; and FDA policies, initiatives, and decisions. The Biosciences Library supports pharmacological, medical, and veterinary research, and also contains an extensive collection of documents relating to drug laws and legislation.

The tour will also visit the FDA Innovation Lab – a collaborative, community space that offers a variety of technologies and tools. There is always something fun and exciting happening in the lab, whether it’s creating Dashboards, using the latest Data Analytic tools, testing out the VGO Robot, or building something on the 3D printer.

This tour will be of interest to law librarians interested in learning about federal law libraries; librarians interested in health law or administrative law generally; librarians wanting to enhance their library’s collection of food, health, and drug law resources; and anyone who wants to have a good time with other LLAMers!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Thursday, September 21
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
  • White Oak Campus Visitor Policy

All Visitors:

  • Must bring a valid form of identification in order to gain access to the White Oak campus (for foreign visitors this could be a passport or national identity source document, for domestic it could be a driver’s license).
  • Must register using the Lobby Guard system at each entrance.
  • Must be escorted at ALL times by their host. This includes being escorted out of the building.
  • Must park in the non-reserved spaces in the Northwest Surface Lots.
  • Will have their belongings scanned as part of the security clearance.
  • Are not to hook any electronic equipment up to FDA resources.

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

  • All foreign visitors must be pre-approved by an FDA Security representative. Please use RSVP contact information below to receive additional information if you are a foreign visitor.

Visitor Parking: There is limited free visitor parking available on the White Oak Campus. Public transit, taxi, and carpooling are highly encouraged. All visitors parking on campus are required to go through vehicle screening and to park in Northwest Surface Lot 1, 3, or 4. Walk from your parking space to Building 22. For more information, click HERE.
Entry Procedures: All visitors must enter through Building 22. Our guide will meet us at the Building 22 entrance to escort us on the tour. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, a guard will contact the FDA Law Librarian to arrange for escort. Click HERE to see a map showing the location of Building 22.
Dining: There are numerous restaurants in the area. Visitors will also be allowed to get food at the FDA Cafes throughout the facility.
RSVP: Reserve your space today! Space is limited and visitor approval is required. Email Jason Hawkins, Programming Committee Chair (jhawkins@law.umaryland.edu). The RSVP deadline is Tuesday, September 19.

LLAM Supports AALL Statement on Commitment to Equality

The Law Library Association of Maryland wholeheartedly supports the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) response to the violence in Charlottesville. We strongly decry intolerance, ignorance, and bigotry in any form and are equally committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our profession and society.

Please read AALL’s original response here.

LLAM Membership Interest Survey

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LLAM is constantly trying to improve its member experience. That’s why we would like 10 to 15 minutes of your time to complete the 2017-2018 LLAM Membership Interest Survey.

The survey asks questions about your interest in serving on LLAM committees, your interest in attending different types of LLAM programs, and your satisfaction with LLAM’s membership benefits. Please submit your survey response by August 25th.

Take the Survey Now

Thanks for your feedback!

Author Talk and Signing with Nancy Pearl

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Meet Nancy Pearl, the NPR books commentator fondly hailed as “America’s Librarian,” and celebrate the release of her debut novel, George & Lizzie (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 9/5/17). This author talk and signing is presented by Curious Iguana bookstore in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free event; registration not required, but seating is limited. Q&A and book signing will follow author presentation. Books will be available for purchase at event. For more information, contact Curious Iguana, 301-695-2500, info@curiousiguana.com.

Enter to win dinner with Nancy Pearl! You could be one of eight lucky people to go to dinner with Nancy (for free!) before her 7 pm event at the library. To enter, call or stop by Curious Iguana and pre-order your copy of George & Lizzie ($25) by Friday, September 8. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on September 9. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15 at Nido’s Restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick. 

Link for more information: http://curiousiguana.com/event/author-talk-and-book-signing-with-nancy-pearl/2017-09-15/.

AALL Congratulates LLAM on UELMA Advocacy

AALL President Ron Wheeler has recognized LLAM’s efforts in securing passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in Maryland.  In a letter to LLAM President Julia Viets, Wheeler praised LLAM’s advocacy efforts and extended special appreciation to LLAM members Steve Anderson, Joan Bellistri, Mary Jo Lazun, and Chi Song, for their work in promoting UELMA.

The full text of the letter is available here.

 

Congratulations! Kirstin Nelson interviewed by In Custodia Legis

Congratulations to LLAM member Kirstin Nelson on her interview for the Law Library of Congress blog In Custodia Legis.  Kirstin is a law librarian with the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland.

To read the full interview go to: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2017/06/an-interview-with-kirstin-nelson-national-agricultural-librarys-law-librarian/

Yay Kirstin!