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.

 

LLAM November Program: A Conversation with Heidi Daniel, President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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Join us for LLAM’s November program, a conversation with Ms. Heidi Daniel, the new President and CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Ms. Daniel was named President and CEO of the Pratt Library in April 2017.  Previously, she was the Executive Director of Ohio’s Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Ms. Daniel will discuss her vision for Enoch Pratt and her views on issues common to all types of libraries.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, network, and lay the groundwork for future collaborations between Enoch Pratt and law libraries in the State of Maryland.

This program will be of interest to all law librarians interested in developing library services for different patron groups or networking and working together with public libraries.

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

*A LLAM Board Meeting will precede the program, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the same location as the LLAM program.  A virtual meeting option will be available (details to follow).  

Program Details

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13 ,2018
  • Time: 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Location: University of Baltimore Law Library, Classroom #912, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
  • Parking: Garage and street parking are available for a fee.  Visitor parking information is available online. Directions are also available.
  • RSVP: To RSVP, contact Jason Hawkins at (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu) by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Recap: LLAM September Program

Thanks to everyone who came out to support LLAM’s September program, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center (GIC2) in Greenbelt, Maryland.  At the GIC2, we were treated to a great presentation about the history of the library, space planning, and marketing. Our tour of the GSFC was led by a fantastic tour guide and we visited several testing chambers and the massive cleanroom where the mirrors were installed on the James Webb Space Telescope.

New LLAM Board Members and Committee Chairs Get Together for Fun and Business

On Friday, August 3, several LLAM board members and committee chairs came together for a friendly afternoon of food and drink at the beautiful home of incoming LLAM VP, Simon Canick.  However, it wasn’t all fun and food!  The LLAMers also discussed LLAM business matters and upcoming programs.

Pictured in main photo above from left to right are James Gernert (Board Member and Chair, Grants Committee), Pat Behles (Co-chair, Membership Committee), Elizabeth Simmons (Secretary), Jason Hawkins (President), and Vickie Yiannoulou (Board Member).   Simon Canick (Vice President) pictured in photos below.

LLAM October Program: What Do Fall Associates Need to Know About Legal Research?

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Join us for LLAM’s October program, an informal discussion and brown-bag lunch among law firm and academic librarians and fall associates about what law students need to learn in school or on summer jobs to be ready to practice as new fall associates.  We will also discuss legal research trends in law firms, opportunities for collaboration among law firm and academic librarians, legal research insecurity among fall associates, and what students are discussing when they are at-and when they come back from-summer jobs.   Drinks, snacks, cookies, and fruit will be provided.  A LLAM board meeting will precede the LLAM program, from noon to 1 p.m.

Program Details

  • Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018.
  • Time: 1:00 P.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Location: Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Dining Room, Floor 3, 233 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD 21202. You will be asked to sign in with the lobby guard.
  • Parking: Parking will be validated by the receptionist for the following garages: Arrow Garage (204 E. Lombard) and Renaissance Hotel Gallery Garage (200 E. Pratt). Please bring your parking ticket with you.
  • RSVP: To RSVP contact Jason Hawkins at (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu).

A LLAM Board Meeting will precede the LLAM program, from noon to 1 p.m. in the same location as the LLAM program. All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

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.

LLAM Anniversary & Holiday Party

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This year, LLAM’s annual holiday party is also doubling as a celebration of LLAM’s 35th anniversary! Fun and memory sharing will abound!

The holiday party and anniversary celebration will be a sit-down Italian dinner at Baltimore’s famous Chiapparelli’s restaurant.  There will also be a video presentation and silent auction with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to charity.

Come celebrate and reminisce with us!

Program Information

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Chiapparelli’s, 237 S. High Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Price: Tickets are $30.00 per person if purchased by Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Tickets purchased after this date or at the door are $35.00.

The ticket price includes salad, bread, entrée, dessert and coffee, tea or iced tea. Attendees will be able to select options from a fixed menu which includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy free options. A cash bar for soda, beer, wine, and liquor will also be available.

Tickets can be purchased at LLAM’s new online store. When you go to the online store, select the link for tickets.

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Tickets can also be purchased by check.  Please send checks payable to LLAM to:

Chi Song
Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1697

Parking: There are several parking options.  First, there is limited on street parking.  Valet parking is available for $10 per car.  Garage parking at $9 for three hours is available at the Little Italy Garage (about a block and a half from the restaurant).

LLAM November Program – Serving Patrons with Mental Health Issues

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Join us for a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program at the Maryland State Archives about serving patrons with mental  health issues.  The featured speaker will be Erin Kelly, a Public Services Librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center  in downtown Baltimore.

Erin has led workshops about service to patrons with disabilities for library staff at the Maryland State Library Resource Center, the Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Conference, and local public libraries around Maryland.  She also serves as her library’s accessibility/disability services liaison.

There will be a LLAM Board Meeting before the program.  There will be a tour of the State Archives after the program.

We hope to see you there!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Program description: Learn how to better serve library customers with mental health issues. Learn about different mental health diagnoses, discuss modeling good interactions, and explore strategies for improving customers’ library experience, particularly in the area of communication and behavior. Discover resources that will help staff expand their knowledge and connect with local organizations.
  • Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: 

Maryland State Archives
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Monday, November 13, 2017, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at the Maryland State Archives from 11 a.m. to noon.  All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events

  • LLAM’s Holiday Party and 35th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, December 14, 2017 

LLAM October Program – All About govinfo.gov

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Recording of govinfo.gov program now available!

If you were not able to attend LLAM’s BYO Brown Lunch program on Monday, October 23, on the development and features of govinfo.gov, you can now watch the program online.

Thank you to the University of Baltimore School of Law for hosting the program and making it available online.


 

Join 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.