LLAM Holiday Party

LLAM Holiday Party 2018

On December 20th, you’re invited to celebrate the season with your fellow LLAMers, a delicious Italian dinner, and a silent auction benefiting LLAM and the Maryland Book Bank. After dinner, you can get some last-minute holiday shopping done in downtown Annapolis during Midnight Madness.

Event details

Date: Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Restaurant: Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano (https://lunabluofannapolis.com/)

Address: 36 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Parking: Gott’s Court Parking Garage is located on Calvert Street, directly behind Luna Blu.

  • Coming off Church Circle, take a right on West street, then a right at the light onto Calvert Street (25 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401).
  • Parking is $2 for 1 hour and $5 for 2-3 hours.  It’s about an 8-minute walk to the restaurant

RSVP and questions: Jason Hawkins (jhawkins@law.umaryland.edu)


Price: $29 if tickets purchased by Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.  $35.00 if tickets purchased later.

Purchasing tickets: You can pay online or send in a check:

Purchase tickets online: https://sites.google.com/site/llamonlinestore/


Send check addressed to “LLAM” to:

Chi H. Song, Web Services Librarian

Maryland State Law Library

Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building

361 Rowe Boulevard

Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1697


Dinner will be served buffet style and includes one glass of wine or cocktail per person (attendees will receive a ticket at the door).


  1. House Antipasto with cured meats, imported cheese and grilled vegetables
  2. Crostini with goat cheese and pears with balsamic glaze


  1. Penne with rose sauce shrimp, crab and mushrooms
  2. Farfalle with fresh basil and marinara with sweet Italian sausage
  3. Linguine with garlic and EVOO baby spinach artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers (Vegetarian)
  4. Chicken with capers in a lemon wine sauce over asparagus


  1. Chocolate mousse
  2. Mini cannolis

Silent Auction

We are soliciting gifts for the silent auction.  We are donating one half the proceeds of the silent auction to The Maryland Book Bank (https://www.mdbookbank.org/).

After Dinner

After dinner, stay in downtown Annapolis for last minute holiday shopping during the Midnight MadDAP-mm-poster-2018.jpgness Holiday Shopping Event, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.  (http://www.downtownannapolispartnership.org/midnight-madness).




Cover Image adapted from: Flickr user: high limitzz  https://www.flickr.com/people/highlimitstudio/ [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons


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


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.

Recap: LLAM August Program

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.


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?


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.

Invitation to Renew Your LLAM Membership / LLAM Membership Interest Survey

Dear Friends,

I invite you to renew your LLAM membership and to also complete the 2018-2019 LLAM Membership Interest Survey. Your continued support of LLAM makes it possible for LLAM to continue providing benefits for our members. Completing the LLAM Membership Interest Survey helps us plan programs for the upcoming year.

Benefits of LLAM membership include:

  • Educational and networking events
  • Access to the LLAM Law Library Directory
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Job placement notifications

Membership dues may be paid online or by check. If paying by check, send a check made payable to “LLAM” to Patricia Behles, University of Baltimore Law Library, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Regardless of payment method, please complete the LLAM membership form and mail the form with your check or email the completed form (scans are also acceptable) to our membership co-chair, Pat Behles.

I look forward to seeing you this year.


Jason Hawkins
LLAM President 2018-2019