LLAM September Program: Tour of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Award Winning Library

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Join us for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center.  The GFSC is a major space research laboratory in Greenbelt, Maryland.  In 2016, the Library of Congress and FEDLink recognized the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center as the federal library of the year.

The tour will include a discussion with information professionals about re-imagining library spaces and improving and marketing library services. This tour will be of interest to law librarians wanting to learn about federal law libraries; librarians wanting to learn how to improve their library spaces or marketing of services; and anyone who wants to have a good time with other LLAMers!

This is a “bring your own bag lunch” tour.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the on-site cafeteria.  See below for more information, including important details about the visitor policy and registration.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Two part program consisting of library tour followed by a tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771.
  • Description & Itinerary:

This tour will consist of two parts: A tour of the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center and a meeting with librarians and information professionals followed by a tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center.  Visitors may opt out of the GFSC portion of the tour.

If attending the tour portion of the GSFC visit, please note that closed toe shoes are required.  Tours generally require the ability to travel 100 feet and negotiate some stairs.  Most of the tours are fully accessible, however, the laboratory may require some stair climbing.

+ 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.: Arrival and parking at NASA Main Gate located on Greenbelt Road.  Please arrive no later than 11:15 a.m.

+ 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Meet at the Goddard Visitor Center for security and screening.

+ 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.: Visitors may purchase food to eat the cafeteria.

+ 11:50 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.: Tour of the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center

+ 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: GSFC Tour

  • Deadline to Register: Registration is required.  The deadline for U.S. Citizens to register is August 31, 2018.  The deadline for foreign nationals or permanent residents to register is August 1, 2018.

 Visitor Policy

All Visitors

  1. Must bring a valid form of identification (driver’s license, passport, military identification, or a permanent resident card (green card)) in order to gain access to the campus.  There is additional screening required for international participants which requires coordination by GSFC’s Protective Services Division prior to arriving on campus.
  2. Will have their belongings scanned as part of the security clearance
  3. Must be 16 years of age or older.

Foreign Visitors (e.g. permanent residents (“green card” holders), representatives of foreign governments or foreign industry)

An additional screening process will be conducted by GSFC’s Protective Services Division.  Request for documentation will be coordinated by International Visitor Coordinator.  ALL visitors much have prior approval before arriving to the GSFC.

Visitor Parking: Free parking is available on-site.

Dining:  Bring your own lunch or purchase food at the cafeteria.  Generally, the cost for lunch is $6.00 – $10.00.

RSVP: Reserve your space today! Space is limited and visitor approval is required. Email Jason Hawkins (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu). The deadline for U.S. Citizens to register is August 31, 2018.  The deadline for foreign nationals or permanent residents to register is August 1, 2018.

Join Us for LLAM’s August Program

Join us for 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.

Dr. Jamie Walter will be discussing best practices for the courts in tracking bond forfeitures, a major source of funding for court-related law libraries.  Dr. Gorham-Oscilowski will be discussing the College of Information Studies new Legal Informatics specialization.

This program will be of interest to all court law librarians and law librarians interested in learning about new developments at the intersection of library science and legal information services.

This is a BYO Brown Bag Lunch Program.

We hope to see you there!

Program Details

  • Date: August 16, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Fourth Floor, Room 4403 (Francis King Carey School of Law University of Maryland, Baltimore, 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 210201)
  • Parking: On-street parking is available. Visitors will also be able to park in the Grand Garage across from the Law School (5 N. Paca St.).  If the Grand Garage is unavailable, visitors may be able to park in the Pearl Garage (622 W. Fayette St.) or Lexington Market Garage (520 W. Lexington St.).
  • RSVP: To RSVP contact Jason Hawkins at (jhawkins @ law.umaryland.edu).

Congratulations to our 2018 LLAM Grant Recipients

On behalf of the LLAM Grants Committee, it is my pleasure to announce our grant recipients for the 2018 AALL Annual Meeting.  Joanie Bellistri was awarded our member’s registration grant for the meeting, and Jieun Chang was awarded a student registration grant.  Joanie is a long-time LLAM member who has been active in both LLAM and AALL, serving most recently as LLAM’s Government and Vendor Relations Chair, and is the incoming Chair of the Government Law Libraries SIS of AALL.  Jieun is a current student at the Information School at Florida State University, and is an intern at the Law Library of Congress.  Please join me in congratulating Joanie and Jieun on their grants!

Jim Gernert

Chair, LLAM Grants Committee

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

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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 (https://brioitalian.com/index.html), 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 @ law.umaryland.edu).  Spouses, friends, and family of LLAM members are welcome to come.

LLAM Spring Fling

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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:

OR

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, elizabeth.simmons@mdcourts.gov

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 (jviets@mcccourt.com)

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.

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, April 27.

Application form for both student and LLAM member grants:

LLAM Grant Application 2018

Thanks,

Jim Gernert

Chair, LLAM Grants Committee