Impending Deadline: AALL/LLAM Grant for Annual Meeting and Conference

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.

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.

Responsibilities:

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

LLAM Presents: Cataloging Roundtable-Discussion with Jessie Tam, Head of Technical Services, Maryland State Law Library

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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.mundy@mdcourts.gov)

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)

https://llamonline.org/2017/02/09/new-spring-llam-program-understanding-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-the-library-setting/

  • April 8th– Volunteer Day at Civic Works Real Food Farm (Baltimore)

https://llamonline.org/2017/01/31/llam-volunteer-day-is-back/

  • April 13th– Cataloging Legal and Electronic Materials with Jessie Tam & Board Meeting (Annapolis)
  • TBA – Spring Fling (Baltimore)

Hope to see you all there!

Maryland Library Legislative Day Recap

On February 14, 2017, librarians and library supporters gathered in Annapolis for the Maryland Library Legislative Day. The day got off to an early and delicious start with breakfast provided by LLAM. Participants enjoyed coffee and pastries while the Legislative Panel of the Maryland Library Association (MLA) briefed attendees on current issues. LLAM’s Joan Bellistri briefed attendees on UELMA, the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act, and asked for their support.IMG_0790

After breakfast, participants headed to the State House for the Senate and House presentations. Kathleen Teaze (MLA President), Irene Padilla (State Librarian), Cathy Dixon (CALD President), and Jay Bansbach (MSDE School Libraries Program Specialist) presented on the floor of the Senate and the House. Librarians and library supporters viewing the presentations also received recognition.

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Throughout the day, librarians and library supporters made delegation visits where they met with legislators and their staff to build support for libraries in Maryland. Maryland Library Legislative Day came to a close with an evening reception in the President’s Reception Room at the Senate Office Building.

AALL/LLAM Grant for Annual Meeting and Conference

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.

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.

Responsibilities:

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

New Spring LLAM Program—Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Library Setting!

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What to expect?

In a workshop format, Trish Kane and Neal Lichter of Pathfinders for Autism will offer attendees an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Using experiential exercises, sharing personal experiences, and presenting library-based scenarios, they will provide LLAM members with considerations and strategies for serving individuals with ASD.  In addition, considerations that encourage positive interactions with ASD co-workers will also be discussed.

Learn more about Pathfinders for Autism at http://www.pathfindersforautism.org/.

When: March 28th from 12-1:30pm

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: Julia Viets (jviets@mcccourt.com)

Upcoming LLAM programs at a glance

  • February 14th – Maryland Legislative Day (Annapolis)
  • March 28th – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder with Pathfinders for Autism (Annapolis)
  • April 8th – Volunteer Day at Civic Works Real Food Farm (Baltimore)
  • April 13th – Cataloging Legal and Electronic Materials with Jessie Tam (Annapolis)
  • TBA – Spring Fling (Baltimore)

Hope to see you all there!

Maryland Library Legislative Day, Join Us on February 14th!

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Join us on February 14th!

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

Sponsored by the Maryland Library Association (MLA), this year’s Maryland Library Legislative Day will focus on two proposed bills.

  • SB137 HB 165– Maryland Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA) – These cross-filed bills provide for access, authentication, and preservation of specified online state legal materials that have been deemed official. UELMA takes a technology-neutral, outcomes-based approach to ensure that official online legal materials will have the same level of trustworthiness as official print publications.
  • SB 587– Education – Libraries – Reorganization of Governance Structure – This proposed bill calls for the establishment of the Maryland State Library Agency and Maryland State Library Board. The newly established Maryland State Library Agency will, among other things, assume the duties and responsibilities of the Library Development and Services, which is currently within the purview of the State Department of Education.

Schedule:

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.

9:15am – Senate and House Presentations

State House (walking distance from Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library)

Kathleen Teaze (MLA President), Irene Padilla (State Librarian), Cathy Dixon (CALD President), and Jay Bansbach (MSDE School Libraries Program Specialist) will present on the floor of the Senate and the House.

At the conclusion, participants are free to go to lunch and make delegation visits. A variety of restaurants are within walking distance of the State House and Circuit Court Library.

3:30pm – Citizens for Maryland Libraries Annual Meeting

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Library, Large Conference Room

All are welcome to CML’s annual meeting.

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.

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Questions?

Joan Bellistri: (410) 222-1387

UELMA 2017 – Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Hearing

uelmahearingOn Thursday, January 26, 2017, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee held a committee hearing on SB 137, the Maryland Uniform Legal Materials Act (UELMA). Sponsored by Senators Susan C. LeeBrian J. Feldman, and William C. Smith, Jr., SB 137 provides for access, authentication, and preservation of specified online state legal materials that have been deemed official. UELMA takes a technology-neutral, outcomes-based approach to ensure that official online legal materials will have the same level of trustworthiness as official print publications.

Thursday’s hearing at the Miller Senate Building presented the public with an opportunity to provide input on the proposed bill. Following an introduction by Senator Lee, four speakers testified in support of UELMA: Brian Lewis, on behalf of the Uniform Law Commission; Steven Anderson, on behalf of the American Association of Law Libraries; Joan Bellistri, on behalf of LLAM; and Mary Jo Lazun, on behalf of LLAM. Each speaker addressed how UELMA will ensure Marylanders’ access to the law. In addition to sharing their prepared remarks, the speakers answered questions from the committee. At the end of the hearing for SB 137, Vice Chair Delores G. Kelley complimented the panel on their preparedness.

SB 137 is cross-filed with HB 165. This week, the House Health and Government Operations Committee will hold its hearing on UELMA on Wednesday, February 1st at 3:00 p.m. We need your support! Contact your local delegates and senators to show your support for UELMA.

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 14, 2017 for Maryland Library Legislative Day! Law Librarians are needed to visit their legislators to advocate for UELMA and other issues important to Maryland libraries. The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Law Library will be hosting librarians and library supporters from across the state, and LLAM will provide participants with a continental breakfast starting at 8:00 am. We hope to see you there! (More details later.)