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.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support 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. For those of you could not make it, please check out our recording of the program.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Will have their belongings scanned as part of the security clearance
- 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 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!
- 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).
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.