Project 20/20 – June Events and Closing Speaker

Virtual Scattergories Game Night – Friday, June 18 at 6:00 PM ET

Don’t call it a comeback! We had so much fun playing Skribblio that we’re bringing it back this month. Looking for a chance to flex your best stick figure and other pandemic-developed art skills? Join us for an evening of the Pictionary-style drawing game Skribblio. Whether you consider yourself an MS Paint Van Gogh, or you’re more of a Frida Kahlo, all are welcome! Game access information will be shared during the Zoom call.

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Build Your Pipeline: Paraprofessionals and Professional Development 
with Adi Flory, Liz Graham, and Dawn Smith

Thursday, June 24 at 3:00 PM ET – Countless programs have been devoted to the rapidly evolving pressures facing libraries and efforts to navigate these challenges successfully (e.g., shrinking budgets, continuing appointment, change and crisis management). Less time has been committed to thinking about and discussing the role of paraprofessionals. If they receive professional development support: is it enough? Why aren’t more paraprofessionals earning library science degrees? Are there untapped opportunities to diversify the profession through more intentional recruitment of paraprofessionals? Join our knowledgeable panel of speakers as they discuss their experiences both working as and leading paraprofessionals in law libraries.

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Project 20/20 Welcomes Ashley C. Ford
In Conversation with Kristina J. Alayan

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Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 PM ET – Please join us for a conversation with Ashley C. Ford as our closing speaker for the Project 20/20 Series: From Transition to Transformation. A respected voice on topics ranging from popular culture and race to imposter syndrome and healthy boundaries, Ashley C. Ford uses personal experiences to impart lessons about navigating upheaval through the transformative power of imagination, and living an unapologetically bold, joy-ful, and authentic life. She has interviewed movers and shakers from Serena Williams and Missy Elliot to Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams. Anyone who follows her on social media knows she is the quintessential Renaissance woman sharing insight on everything from writing and personal finance to art and social justice.

Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, was published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford’s work is prolific. She is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast and co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio. She was also the host of the first season of Audible’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine’s Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019). Last year, she joined TIME as TIME100 Talks, a “weekly series that convenes extraordinary leaders from every field to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world.”

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Project 20/20 – May Schedule

Game Night: Skribblio Strikes Back – Friday, May 14 at 6:00 PM ET

Don’t call it a comeback! We had so much fun playing Skribblio that we’re bringing it back this month. Looking for a chance to flex your best stick figure and other pandemic-developed art skills? Join us for an evening of the Pictionary-style drawing game Skribblio. Whether you consider yourself an MS Paint Van Gogh, or you’re more of a Frida Kahlo, all are welcome! Game access information will be shared during the Zoom call.

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Drug Development and its Discontents: A Crash Course in Policy and Research – Part II with Lynn McClelland

Thursday May 20 at 3:00 PM ET – For anyone who is interested in learning more about navigating these issues from a legal research perspective, you won’t want to miss the second half of this program. The first session covered challenges facing drug development policy and the approval process. The second session will focus on the different ways the FDA incentivizes drug development. The material is drawn directly from a for-credit course taught at UCLA that provides an overview of drug development, the approval process (standard and fast track), along with other aspects of pharmaceutical innovation.

Lynn McClelland will be generously sharing her syllabus and will answer questions for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. She is a former pharma lab rat and currently is a Reference Librarian at UCLA where she has taught everything from Health Law & Policy Research to Nonprofit Law Drafting. She has collaborated with both legal and medical scholars and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

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Resume Workshop: The Sequel featuring Holly Riccio

Monday, May 24 at 3:30 PM ET – Are you up for promotion? Do you include a CV with your annual review? Contemplating a transition into a new position, new department, or new sector? Have you forgotten to dust off your resume since you applied for your current job? If you replied yes to one or more of these questions, come join us! This month’s resume workshop will build on the best practices established in last month’s workshop. We’ll include an interactive review of representative resumes to discuss and evaluate. Any attendees who would like to have their resumes reviewed are welcome to share with the group or schedule a separate 1:1 coaching session.

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Project 20/20 – April Schedule

Resume Workshop – Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 PM ET

Are you up for promotion? Do you include a CV with your annual review? Contemplating a transition into a new position, new department, or new sector? Have you forgotten to dust off your resume since you applied for your current job? If you replied yes to one or more of these questions, come join us! The resume workshop will begin with a brief presentation on best practices followed by an interactive review of representative resumes to discuss and evaluate. Any attendees who would like to have their resumes reviewed are welcome to share with the group or schedule a separate 1:1 coaching session.

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Drug Development and its Discontents: A Crash Course in Policy and Research with Lynn McClelland

Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 PM ET – For anyone who is interested in learning more about navigating these issues from a legal research perspective, you won’t want to miss this program. The session will integrate highlights drawn directly from a for-credit course taught at UCLA that provides an overview of drug development, the approval process (standard and fast track), along with other aspects of pharmaceutical innovation.

Lynn McClelland will be generously sharing her syllabus and will answer questions for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. She is a former pharma lab rat and currently is a Reference Librarian at UCLA where she has taught everything from Health Law & Policy Research to Nonprofit Law Drafting. She has collaborated with both legal and medical scholars and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

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Skribblio Game Night – Friday, April 23 at 6:00 PM ET

Get ready for an evening of verbal shenanigans! You know that feeling when you’re trying to describe someone or something and you can’t find the right words? (“That SNL comedian who plays an overeager Target cashier?” or “That movie with the love fern?” or “She shared the stage with a dancing shark?”) For those of you on TikTok, it’s similar to the “tell me you’re a [blank] without telling me you’re a [blank]” trend. As you describe your assigned word, other players submit guesses. The faster the answer is guessed, the more points you (and the correct guesser) earn. The more the merrier, so feel free to share the registration link – family and friends are welcome.

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Project 20/20 – March Schedule

Debunking the Productivity Myth and Other Missives with Dr. Mirya Holman

Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00 AM ET – For anyone interested in learning from an irreverent, social media savvy scholar with unfiltered hot takes on productivity, mentorship, and not being a jerk: you won’t want to miss this program.

She is a founding member of the #FeministMafia and tweets about politics, terrible people, and revenge. In her spare time, you’ll find her fighting the patriarchy, screaming into the abyss, and hanging out with her dogs and cat. Competitive eaters will be impressed to know she is a two-time watermelon eating champion.

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EXCELing in the Dark Arts: A Guide to the Magic of Spreadsheets with Liz Graham

Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 PM ET – For anyone interested in mastering data manipulation, we’re excited to hear from an Excel spreadsheet mastermind who will share her best practices, tips, and techniques.

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Blather ‘Round Game Night – Friday, March 26 at 6:00 PM ET

Get ready for an evening of verbal shenanigans! You know that feeling when you’re trying to describe someone or something and you can’t find the right words? (“That SNL comedian who plays an overeager Target cashier?” or “That movie with the love fern?” or “She shared the stage with a dancing shark?”) For those of you on TikTok, it’s similar to the “tell me you’re a [blank] without telling me you’re a [blank]” trend. As you describe your assigned word, other players submit guesses. The faster the answer is guessed, the more points you (and the correct guesser) earn. The more the merrier, so feel free to share the registration link – family and friends are welcome.

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Project 20/20 – February Schedule

Bite-Sized Marketing with Mary Evangeliste

Thursday, February 18 at 1pm ET – Please join us on Thursday, February 18 for an opportunity to hear from a dynamic speaker who has cultivated expertise in marketing and branding for over 15 years. Time will be reserved for questions.

Mary Evangeliste has taught, lectured, and presented in the areas of librarianship and marketing for local and national groups including the State Department, the Maryland School of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, the University of Pittsburgh, the Library Administration and Management Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the ALA. She is the co-founder of Fearless Future and has been honored with two national library marketing awards, 3M Check-It-Out Yourself Day and ACRL’s 2005 Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library Award.

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Integrating Diversity into Legal Research Instruction in the COVID Era: Tips and Techniques for Class Management with Shamika D. Dalton, Clanitra Steward Nejdl, and Raquel Gabriel

Wednesday, February 24 at 1pm ET – Effective classroom management is a crucial component of promoting learning and student engagement, decreasing student anxiety, and maintaining an orderly academic setting. As the inclusion of race, diversity, and implicit bias becomes more prevalent in the legal research classroom, the need for meaningful and effective classroom management techniques intensifies. Without having these techniques at the ready, the introduction of such issues could prove disastrous.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many legal research classes moving to online platforms, addressing race, diversity, and implicit bias in these classes becomes even more challenging. Legal research instructors and professors have had to adjust their classroom management techniques accordingly. The first part of this program will introduce attendees to classroom management techniques that support and advance the benefits of addressing race, diversity, and implicit bias in the legal research classroom. In the second part of the program, the presenters will provide ways to adjust these techniques to match the challenges of addressing these issues during an online legal research course. Emphasis will be placed on providing concrete examples of classroom management techniques that suit the online environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss classroom management techniques with one another.

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Among Us – Video Game Night – Friday, February 19 at 6pm ET –

Join Project 20/20 for an evening of interstellar social networking while playing the popular multiplayer video game, Among Us. Open to novices and gamers alike, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues as you work together to complete your space mission.

Please be sure to download the Among Us app prior to the event. Among Us is available for free in both GooglePlay and the Apple Store.

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Project 20/20 – January Schedule

Bite-Sized Marketing with Mary Evangeliste

Thursday, January 21 at 2pm ET – Please join us on Thursday, January 21 for an opportunity to hear from a dynamic speaker who has cultivated expertise in marketing and branding for over 15 years. Time will be reserved for questions.

Mary Evangeliste has taught, lectured, and presented in the areas of librarianship and marketing for local and national groups including the State Department, the Maryland School of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, the University of Pittsburgh, the Library Administration and Management Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the ALA. She is the co-founder of Fearless Future and has been honored with two national library marketing awards, 3M Check-It-Out Yourself Day and ACRL’s 2005 Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library Award.

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Post-2020 Instruction Debrief with Genevieve Tung

Tuesday, January 12, at 1pm ET – Now that we’ve all had some time to decompress, let’s talk about the 2020 instruction experience. The unprecedented circumstances upended a lot of expectations, creating new challenges and opportunities to innovate. In this roundtable discussion, we want to hear from you—what worked, what didn’t, and what you’re planning to change going forward. This conversation will be facilitated by Genevieve Tung, Associate Director of Educational Programs at Penn Law.

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2021 Planner Party – Thursday, January 7 at 12pm ET – Love office supplies? Ready to leave 2020 behind? Grab your favorite pens and planners and get ready to map out the new year. Join Project 20/20 for a social networking lunchtime event devoted entirely to all things planning. Share your favorite supplies, best practices for setting goals, and connect with colleagues who appreciate planning (and washi tape) just as much as you.

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Murder Mystery Holiday Party!

Join us for a night of merriment and mayhem with the Jest Murder Mystery Company! A presentation of this year’s Service Award will be followed by a 60-minute interactive show.

Where: Virtual
When: Monday, December 21st 6:00pm

Registration:
Free to all LLAM members!
Let us know you’re coming here. RSVP by December 16th!

Questions? Contact Liz Graham at liz.graham@law.umaryland.edu

Project 20/20 – December Schedule

Taking Care: Mental Health and Wellbeing with Eileen Santos and Victoria Capatosto

Please join us on Friday, December 11 at 3:00 PM (ET) for a program focusing on mental health. We will explore common challenges and strategies to help manage mental health – especially during times of stress and instability. After a brief presentation, time will be provided for questions. Attendees are encouraged to not only bring questions, but also to share challenges they’ve encountered and successful strategies they’ve employed.

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Getting to No: Setting Boundaries and Pushing Back Strategically with Kristina Alayan, Catherine Dunn, Nichelle Perry, Carla Wale, and Amanda Watson

Please join us on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00 PM (ET) for a live and interactive conversation building on the pre-recorded AALL Conference Program: “Getting to No: Setting Boundaries and Pushing Back Strategically.” This well-received session featured speakers from diverse backgrounds sharing examples and lessons learned about setting boundaries strategically. For context, attendees are encouraged to watch the program recording in advance, but all are welcome to join as we continue the conversation. We welcome questions and look forward to giving attendees the opportunity to interact with each other by sharing challenges and best practices.

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Sourdough Social – Calling all sourdough enthusiasts! On Friday, December 18 at 6:00 PM (ET), join Project 20/20 for our December social networking event where we’ll be discussing all things sourdough. This event is open to both novice and seasoned sourdough savants!

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Project 20/20

We are thrilled to announce Project 20/20: From Transition to Transformation. Project 20/20 is a collaborative online programming series organized and sponsored by three AALL chapters in the Mid-Atlantic region.


The series will kick off with our keynote address and LLSDC Sandy Peterson Memorial Lecture speaker: Ijeoma Oluo, New York Times bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race.

Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based Writer, Speaker, and Internet Yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Post, ELLE magazine, NBC News and more.

On Thursday, October 1 at 2:00 PM ET, Ms. Oluo will be joining us to discuss race, allyship, and changes we can make to promote equity and justice in our profession and communities. Kristina J. Alayan, Director of the Howard University School of Law Library will be in conversation with Ms.Oluo — followed by Q&A.

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What else can you expect from Project 20/20? This series will feature three tracks.

Every month will feature a 1) program, 2) social networking event, and 3) professional development workshop.

Registration is free, and you are welcome to pick and choose which events resonate most with you.

On Friday, October 23 at 1:00 PM ET, we will be hosting a panel discussion about making the most of professional development activities.

On Friday, October 30 at 5:00 PM ET, our social event will be a Halloween Happy Hour.


In these unprecedented and isolating times, we hope these events will strengthen our connections both within our chapters and with our colleagues across the profession.

Please join us each month, starting next month!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@project2020series.org.

Kristina J. Alayan, LLSDC

Liz Graham, LLAM

Andrew W. Lang, GPLLA


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2020 Annual Meeting

In lieu of our traditional, in-person Spring Fling, please join us for an online Annual Meeting!

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online (WebEx)
Registration: Please email Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) to register.

This meeting will NOT be recorded.

Questions? Please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) or Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov).

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • LLAM Board Business
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Donation to the Maryland Food Bank
    • Committee Reports
  • Election Results
    • Welcome New Board Members!
    • Passing of the (virtual) Lamb
  • Open Discussion – Let’s talk about how we and our libraries are handling the COVID-19 pandemic! Possible topics include working from home, reliable information sources, how to handle reentry into our physical spaces, budget concerns, job security concerns, or any other topic of interest.

CANCELED – Join us for LLAM’s March Program!

This program has been canceled. We hope to reschedule for a future date.

March LLAM Program

Program Description: In today’s libraries, librarians engage in transformational rather than merely transactional customer experiences. Through discussion and hands-on activities, this program explores how RUSA’s professional guidelines for reference services help staff provide consistent high quality customer service. The class also explores challenging behavior during customer interactions. From confusing situations to disgruntled customers, this training offers strategies to manage and diffuse a variety of difficult interactions. It also provides self-care tips to help you manage your stress level during and after tough interactions. Attendees will have the opportunity to deconstruct their own challenging customer service scenarios in a safe and supportive environment. A one-hour tour of the Central Library will follow the program at 2:00pm.

  • Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Time: The  program will be from 12pm to 2pm. A one-hour tour of the Central Library will follow the program from 2pm to 3pm.
  • Location: Poe Room, Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Parking: Parking information is available here. Parking around the library is city-controlled. A list of nearby parking garages is available here.
  • Light Refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own bag lunch.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov) by Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

A LLAM Board Meeting will precede the program, from 11:00am to 12:00pm. All are welcome to attend the board meeting.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov).

2020 LLAM Elections

The election of LLAM officers and board members will take place in March 2020. Please watch your email for election related announcements and a link to the ballot. Votes will be collected and tabulated via Survey Monkey or similar website, as we have done in the past.

The available positions are Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, and Board Member. To submit your name as a candidate, please contact Jason Hawkins (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu).

  • Vice President/President-Elect. Serves as a member of the LLAM Board of Trustees and perform such duties as are assigned by the President, and serves the following year as LLAM President.
  • Secretary. Serves as a member of the LLAM Board of Trustees and attends and keeps minutes of all Board meetings.
  • Board Member or Director. Serves as members of the LLAM Board of Trustees, attend Board meetings and participate in its discussions and deliberations.

Any current LLAM member not serving as an officer or board member next year is eligible to run for office. For more information on these positions, please see the LLAM Guidelines.

This year, the LLAM Nominations Committee consists of Jason Hawkins, Pat Behles, and Jessica Mundy.

Maryland Library Legislative Day 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Maryland Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for LLAM members to join librarians and library supporters across the state to build support for Maryland libraries! Connect with your elected delegates and senators to advocate for library issues!

Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. — Continental Breakfast
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Law Library
Enjoy breakfast, compliments of LLAM. Check-in with your county delegations.

8:45 a.m. — Orientation and Current Issues Briefing
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Law Library
The Maryland Library Association’s legislative panel briefs participants on current library issues and talking points for senator/delegate visits. Briefing packets will be provided.

9:15 a.m. — Proceed to the State House
State House
The State House is in walking distance from the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Law Library. If you wish to view the presentation of Maryland Library Day on the Senate floor, note that the galleries open at 10:00 a.m., but to get a seat, you have to get in line early.

10:00 a.m. — Presentation of Maryland Library Day
Senate Floor, State House

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Legislator Visits
State House
Connect with your local delegation to visit your elected delegates and senators.

2:30 p.m. — Citizens for Maryland Libraries Meeting
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Law Library

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Legislative Reception
President’s Reception Room, Miller Senate Office Building (11 Bladen Street)
The Legislative Reception is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.

Parking/Directions/Security

Questions?

Joan Bellistri, Director of Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library: (410) 222-1387

 

2019 Holiday Party and Silent Auction

You are cordially invited to join your fellow LLAM members at Nick’s Fish House in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2019 Holiday Party and Silent Auction! Family, friends, and non-LLAM members are welcome.

  • Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Venue: Nick’s Fish House, 2600 Insulator Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. The event will be held on the restaurant’s second level Marina Deck.
  • Price: $30/person
    • Purchase online through LLAM’s online store.
    • Pay by check by sending a check made payable to “LLAM” to Chi Song, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401.
  • Menu: A dinner buffet will be served with crab dip, house salad, horseradish encrusted salmon filet, sliced steak marsala, herb pesto pasta, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, and coleslaw. The buffet also includes freshly baked cookies and brownies. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea will be served. A cash bar will be available during dinner. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov).
  • Parking is available on-site.
  • RSVP Deadline: Please RSVP to chi.song@mdcourts.gov or purchase tickets online by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Silent Auction
Do you have a donation for the Silent Auction? Then please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) or Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov).

Questions?
Please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) or Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov).

Join us for LLAM’s September Program!

Learn how to better serve library customers with physical and mental disabilities with Erin Kelly of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. This program will discuss potential barriers to service, review best practices for providing high quality customer service to all, and introduce resources to expand knowledge and promote accessibility in library spaces. After the program, join us for a tour of the State Archives!

Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm (tour begins at 1:00pm)

Location: Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401

Directions & Parking: Parking is available on-site. Information about directions and parking is available on the State Archives website.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov).

Food: Light Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

A LLAM Board Meeting will precede the program, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference

The 112th AALL Annual Meeting & Conference is around the corner, and we hope to see many LLAM members there. This year’s conference is at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference runs from July 13th to July 16th.

Join us for the LLAM Dine Around on Saturday, July 13th, at 7:00pm at Espita Mezcaleria! Space is limited, so please RSVP to Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov / 410-260-1441).

If you find yourself wandering the Exhibit Hall, take a moment to check out LLAM’s display board in the Activities Area.

Also, check out these LLAM Member Programs.

LLAM Display Board

LLAM Display Board – Exhibit Hall, 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference

LLAM Dine Around

Join us for the LLAM Dine Around during the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference!

Date & Time: Saturday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Espita Mezcaleria, 1250 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Menu: The restaurant’s menu is available online.

Directions: The restaurant is a short walk from the Convention Center. Exit the Convention Center onto 9th Street. The restaurant is located across the street, at the corner of 9th St NW and N St NW.

RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov).

Friends and family of LLAM members are welcome to join us.

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.

LLAM March Program: A Chapter Visit and Lunch with AALL Immediate Past President, Greg Lambert

ChapterVisit

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.

Maryland Library Legislative Day 2019

Tuesday, February 5th

Maryland Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for LLAM members to join other librarians and library supporters across the state to build support for Maryland libraries! This is our chance to connect with our elected delegates and senators to advocate for library issues.

Schedule

8:00am – Continental Breakfast and Current Issues Briefing
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library
Enjoy breakfast, compliments of LLAM, as the Maryland Library Association’s legislative panel briefs participants on current library issues and talking points for senator/delegate visits. Briefing packets will be provided.

9:30am – Senate and House Delegation Visits
State House (walking distance from Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library)
Connect with your local delegation to visit your elected delegates and senators.

5:30pm-7:30pm –  Legislative Reception
Senate Office Building, President’s Conference Center
The Legislative Reception is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.

Parking/Directions/Security

Questions?

Joan Bellistri, Director of Anne Arundel County Public Law Library: (410) 222-1387

 

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 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)

Tickets

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/

 or

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

Menu

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

Appetizers

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

Entrees

  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

Desserts

  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

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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.