Come Join Us for the LLAM Dine Around During AALL 2018 in Baltimore, MD


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 (, 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 @  Spouses, friends, and family of LLAM members are welcome to come.

LLAM Spring Fling


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:


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,

Volunteer with LLAM on May 19th!

LLAM Volunteer Day 2018

By popular demand, we are once again volunteering at an urban farm with Civic Works.

LLAM members and their family and friends are welcome to join us. Space is limited, so RSVP soon!

We had a great time last year! View the pictures!IMG_8216

What is the Civic Works’ Real Food Farm?

Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in and around Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore.

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 educational opportunities for Baltimore’s youth.

What to expect?

Our main task will be fixing a hoop house (tent-like greenhouse) that was damaged by wind storms. Other tasks in our shift may include planting, weeding, invasive species removal, compost spreading, bed preparation, fruit tree planting, and lots more.

There will be tasks for people of all physical and technical abilities.

Be sure to bring a water bottle, close-toed shoes, and work clothes.

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 19th from 9am-12pm

Where: 2801 St. Lo Dr. Baltimore, MD 21213

Parking: Free parking lot

Bathroom access: Porta Potty

RSVP and questions: Julia Viets (

This will be our second-to-last event of the 2017-2018 year. Stay tuned for Spring Fling details in the coming weeks!

AALL Conference Grants for LLAM Members & Students – Deadline April 27th

On behalf of the Grants Committee:

LLAM is offering two grants to cover the cost of registration for the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, July 14-17, 2018, in Baltimore.

One grant is for a regular LLAM/AALL member registration, and the second is for a student registration. The student grant recipient is not required to be a member of LLAM or AALL, but a one-year complimentary student membership to LLAM is included as part of the grant.

Selection Criteria:

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, April 27.

Application form for both student and LLAM member grants:

LLAM Grant Application 2018


Jim Gernert

Chair, LLAM Grants Committee

LLAM March Program: An Author Talk with Judge Daniel A. (Dan) Friedman


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 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 @
  • Directions and Parking:
  • 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:

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.

Maryland Library Legislative Day 2018

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Tuesday, February 20th

Maryland Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for LLAM members to join with 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. Everyone is encouraged to participate.


8:00am – Continental Breakfast and Current Issues Briefing

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library

Enjoy breakfast, compliments of LLAM, as MLA’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)

5:30pm-7:30pm –  Legislative Reception

Senate Office Building, President’s Reception Room

The Legislative Reception is an opportunity to mix and mingle with legislators and other officials.



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


LLAM’s 2017 Holiday Party – Silent Auction Donations

LLAM’s 2017 Holiday Party – Silent Auction Donations


Silent Auction

Now is the time to think about donations of items or services for LLAM’s silent auction being held during the annual holiday party and anniversary celebration on December 14, 2017. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

Please contact the Programming Committee members ahead of time to let us know what you will be donating and the estimated value. If you have any questions, or suggestions for this year’s charity, be sure to let us know!

LLAM’s annual holiday party and 35th anniversary celebration will be a sit-down Italian dinner at Baltimore’s famous Chiapparelli’s restaurant. For tickets and additional information, see:

We hope to see you there!

Programming Committee Contacts:

  • Patricia Behles: 1 410-837-4583 /
  • Elizabeth Simmons: 1 410-260-1435 /

If you would like to provide your donation ahead of time please send it to:

Patricia Behles

Government Documents/Reference Librarian

University of Baltimore Law Library

1401 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201

1 410-837-4583 /