Congratulations to the new members of the LLAM Executive Board!
- Jason Hawkins – Vice-President/President-Elect
- Chi Song – Treasurer
- Jim Gernert – Board Member
Jason, Chi, and Jim will take their new positions at the Spring Fling this year on June 8th.
Speaking of the Spring Fling, we also decided to raise money at this year’s Spring Fling for Maryland Legal Aid.
Thanks to everyone who voted, and I hope to see you all at the next LLAM event in Annapolis and the Spring Fling in Baltimore.
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, 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.
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:
Caption: Pathfinders for Autism presenters discuss common misconceptions about ASD.
Caption: Jason Hawkins participates in a fun activity to learn more about the thought processes of individuals with ASD.
The election of LLAM officers and board members will take place in early April. Please watch your email for an announcement introducing the candidates. A separate email with a link to the ballot will be sent early next week. Votes will be collected and tabulated via Survey Monkey.
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.
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
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.email@example.com)
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!