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

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

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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 DETAILS

  • 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 @ law.umaryland.edu.
  • Directions and Parking: https://www.lawlib.state.md.us/aboutus/directions.html
  • 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: https://mdcourts.gov/coappeals

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.

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.

9:30am – 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.

Parking/Directions/Security

Questions?

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

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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: https://llamonline.org/2017/11/13/llam-anniversary-holiday-party/

We hope to see you there!

Programming Committee Contacts:

  • Patricia Behles: 1 410-837-4583 / pbehles@ubalt.edu
  • Elizabeth Simmons: 1 410-260-1435 / elizabeth.simmons@mdcourts.gov

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 / pbehles@ubalt.edu

LLAM Anniversary & Holiday Party

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This year, LLAM’s annual holiday party is also doubling as a celebration of LLAM’s 35th anniversary! Fun and memory sharing will abound!

The holiday party and anniversary celebration will be a sit-down Italian dinner at Baltimore’s famous Chiapparelli’s restaurant.  There will also be a video presentation and silent auction with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to charity.

Come celebrate and reminisce with us!

Program Information

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Chiapparelli’s, 237 S. High Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Price: Tickets are $30.00 per person if purchased by Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Tickets purchased after this date or at the door are $35.00.

The ticket price includes salad, bread, entrée, dessert and coffee, tea or iced tea. Attendees will be able to select options from a fixed menu which includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy free options. A cash bar for soda, beer, wine, and liquor will also be available.

Tickets can be purchased at LLAM’s new online store. When you go to the online store, select the link for tickets.

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Tickets can also be purchased by check.  Please send checks payable to LLAM to:

Chi Song
Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1697

Parking: There are several parking options.  First, there is limited on street parking.  Valet parking is available for $10 per car.  Garage parking at $9 for three hours is available at the Little Italy Garage (about a block and a half from the restaurant).

LLAM November Program – Serving Patrons with Mental Health Issues

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Join us for a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program at the Maryland State Archives about serving patrons with mental  health issues.  The featured speaker will be Erin Kelly, a Public Services Librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center  in downtown Baltimore.

Erin has led workshops about service to patrons with disabilities for library staff at the Maryland State Library Resource Center, the Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Conference, and local public libraries around Maryland.  She also serves as her library’s accessibility/disability services liaison.

There will be a LLAM Board Meeting before the program.  There will be a tour of the State Archives after the program.

We hope to see you there!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Program description: Learn how to better serve library customers with mental health issues. Learn about different mental health diagnoses, discuss modeling good interactions, and explore strategies for improving customers’ library experience, particularly in the area of communication and behavior. Discover resources that will help staff expand their knowledge and connect with local organizations.
  • Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: 

Maryland State Archives
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Monday, November 13, 2017, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at the Maryland State Archives from 11 a.m. to noon.  All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events

  • LLAM’s Holiday Party and 35th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, December 14, 2017 

LLAM October Program – All About govinfo.gov

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Recording of govinfo.gov program now available!

If you were not able to attend LLAM’s BYO Brown Lunch program on Monday, October 23, on the development and features of govinfo.gov, you can now watch the program online.

Thank you to the University of Baltimore School of Law for hosting the program and making it available online.


 

Join us for a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program featuring Kathy Bayer, Outreach Librarian, U.S. Government Publishing Office, on govinfo.gov, the federal government’s new online portal for providing access to official publications.  Kathy will discuss the development and features of govinfo.gov and compare the new system with what is currently available on FDsys.

There will be a LLAM Board Meeting before the program.

We hope to see you there!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location:

University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912 (9th floor)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Monday, October 23, 2017, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912, from noon to 1 p.m. All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events

  • Monday, November 13, from noon to 1 p.m., LLAM Brown Bag Lunch Program on the topic of dealing with patrons with mental illnesses.  The program will be at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.  There will be LLAM Board Meeting before the program and a tour of the Archives afterwards. 
  • LLAM’s Holiday Party, December 2017 (Date and time TBD)

LLAM Program – FDA Library Tour

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Join us for an amazing behind-the-scenes tour of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of the Chief Counsel (OCC) Law Library and the new Biosciences Library at the FDA’s White Oak Campus.

The OCC handles both civil and criminal enforcement cases, and defends challenges to provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA); the implementing regulations; and FDA policies, initiatives, and decisions. The Biosciences Library supports pharmacological, medical, and veterinary research, and also contains an extensive collection of documents relating to drug laws and legislation.

The tour will also visit the FDA Innovation Lab – a collaborative, community space that offers a variety of technologies and tools. There is always something fun and exciting happening in the lab, whether it’s creating Dashboards, using the latest Data Analytic tools, testing out the VGO Robot, or building something on the 3D printer.

This tour will be of interest to law librarians interested in learning about federal law libraries; librarians interested in health law or administrative law generally; librarians wanting to enhance their library’s collection of food, health, and drug law resources; and anyone who wants to have a good time with other LLAMers!

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Date: Thursday, September 21
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993
  • White Oak Campus Visitor Policy

All Visitors:

  • Must bring a valid form of identification in order to gain access to the White Oak campus (for foreign visitors this could be a passport or national identity source document, for domestic it could be a driver’s license).
  • Must register using the Lobby Guard system at each entrance.
  • Must be escorted at ALL times by their host. This includes being escorted out of the building.
  • Must park in the non-reserved spaces in the Northwest Surface Lots.
  • Will have their belongings scanned as part of the security clearance.
  • Are not to hook any electronic equipment up to FDA resources.

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

  • All foreign visitors must be pre-approved by an FDA Security representative. Please use RSVP contact information below to receive additional information if you are a foreign visitor.

Visitor Parking: There is limited free visitor parking available on the White Oak Campus. Public transit, taxi, and carpooling are highly encouraged. All visitors parking on campus are required to go through vehicle screening and to park in Northwest Surface Lot 1, 3, or 4. Walk from your parking space to Building 22. For more information, click HERE.
Entry Procedures: All visitors must enter through Building 22. Our guide will meet us at the Building 22 entrance to escort us on the tour. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, a guard will contact the FDA Law Librarian to arrange for escort. Click HERE to see a map showing the location of Building 22.
Dining: There are numerous restaurants in the area. Visitors will also be allowed to get food at the FDA Cafes throughout the facility.
RSVP: Reserve your space today! Space is limited and visitor approval is required. Email Jason Hawkins, Programming Committee Chair (jhawkins@law.umaryland.edu). The RSVP deadline is Tuesday, September 19.

LLAM Supports AALL Statement on Commitment to Equality

The Law Library Association of Maryland wholeheartedly supports the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) response to the violence in Charlottesville. We strongly decry intolerance, ignorance, and bigotry in any form and are equally committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our profession and society.

Please read AALL’s original response here.

LLAM Membership Interest Survey

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LLAM is constantly trying to improve its member experience. That’s why we would like 10 to 15 minutes of your time to complete the 2017-2018 LLAM Membership Interest Survey.

The survey asks questions about your interest in serving on LLAM committees, your interest in attending different types of LLAM programs, and your satisfaction with LLAM’s membership benefits. Please submit your survey response by August 25th.

Take the Survey Now

Thanks for your feedback!

Author Talk and Signing with Nancy Pearl

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Meet Nancy Pearl, the NPR books commentator fondly hailed as “America’s Librarian,” and celebrate the release of her debut novel, George & Lizzie (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 9/5/17). This author talk and signing is presented by Curious Iguana bookstore in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free event; registration not required, but seating is limited. Q&A and book signing will follow author presentation. Books will be available for purchase at event. For more information, contact Curious Iguana, 301-695-2500, info@curiousiguana.com.

Enter to win dinner with Nancy Pearl! You could be one of eight lucky people to go to dinner with Nancy (for free!) before her 7 pm event at the library. To enter, call or stop by Curious Iguana and pre-order your copy of George & Lizzie ($25) by Friday, September 8. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on September 9. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15 at Nido’s Restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick. 

Link for more information: http://curiousiguana.com/event/author-talk-and-book-signing-with-nancy-pearl/2017-09-15/.

AALL Congratulates LLAM on UELMA Advocacy

AALL President Ron Wheeler has recognized LLAM’s efforts in securing passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in Maryland.  In a letter to LLAM President Julia Viets, Wheeler praised LLAM’s advocacy efforts and extended special appreciation to LLAM members Steve Anderson, Joan Bellistri, Mary Jo Lazun, and Chi Song, for their work in promoting UELMA.

The full text of the letter is available here.

 

Congratulations! Kirstin Nelson interviewed by In Custodia Legis

Congratulations to LLAM member Kirstin Nelson on her interview for the Law Library of Congress blog In Custodia Legis.  Kirstin is a law librarian with the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland.

To read the full interview go to: http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2017/06/an-interview-with-kirstin-nelson-national-agricultural-librarys-law-librarian/

Yay Kirstin!

Maryland State Law Library Director Receives Prestigious Library Award

Congratulations to LLAM’s own Steve Anderson on being named the 2017 recipient of the Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award! The award recognizes individual law librarians engaged in significant acts of charitable work or community or social service.

Steve is the current director of the Maryland State Law Library in Annapolis, Maryland. He is also a past president of AALL and LLAM.

Additional information about the award is available at https://tarltonapps.law.utexas.edu/slla/.

Yay Steve!

19th Annual Maryland Partners for Justice Conference (Early Bird Ticket Sale Extended)

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICING EXTENDED to 

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

 for the…

19th ANNUAL MARYLAND PARTNERS FOR JUSTICE CONFERENCE 

 (MAY 18, 2017, 8:15 AM – 3:30 PM,  at the Baltimore Convention Center)

 After May 5th, ticket prices go up to $150. 



REGISTER NOW: 

Tickets are on sale now for the Maryland Partners for Justice Conference – If you choose to sponsor us, you can get complimentary tickets! 

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OUR PANEL TOPICS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED – EXAMPLES BELOW: 

  1.  Immigration Detention and the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants of Color
  2. No More Wasted Intakes: A Tool to Help Family Law Litigants Efficiently Benefit from Legal Services, Limited-Scope Advocates, and Self-Help Resources
  3. Money Bail, Mass Incarceration, and Community Instability
  4. Grantseekers: Foundations 101 & Maryland’s Philanthropic Landscape
  5. Barriers to Housing
  6. What’s Next? Options for Youth Aging out of the Foster Care System
  7. Court Debt, Civil Forfeiture, and Justice Denied
  8. One Baltimore for Jobs: Community Lawyering and Workforce Development
  9. Civil Issues Affecting Survivors of Domestic Violence
  10. Development & The Promise of Good Jobs, Affordable Housing, and Real Equity: Port Covington as a Case Study 


TICKET OPTIONS – ONE MORE CHANCE

FOR THE EARLY BIRD PRICE!

EARLY BIRD:

Conference tickets are $125 on or before May 5th (the price goes up to $150 after)

PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY

SPONSOR PBRC: 

Sponsors of $1500 or more  receive complimentary conference tickets, invites to the Sponsorship Reception with VIP guest Dean Strang at The Ivy Hotel on May 17th, PLUS many other benefits through the year –SPONSOR US

LUNCH-ONLY:

Join us for the keynote address at noon ONLY for $75 (Select “Lunch-only” when purchasing tickets) – LUNCH ONLY

PROVIDER SPONSORSHIP:

Legal Services Organizations that register at least 50% of their staff and promote the event will be recognized as Provider Sponsors in our Conference program materials. MAKE YOUR ORGANIZATION’S PLEDGE TODAY!

WALK A MILE EXPERIENCE:

This year we have a special interactive experience, a simulation for poverty that will help you better understand a client’s perspective. (WALK A MILE ONLY TICKETS ARE $50)

** We need volunteers to help run the experience and if you want to participate, indicate your preference on the registration form.**

STUDENT TICKETS:

$65 – Select Student during registration.



Want to meet Dean Strang?

Our sponsors of $1,500 and above will be able to join us the night before the conference at a special

Sponsorship Reception at The Ivy Hotel (a luxury hotel in Baltimore) with VIP Guest Dean Strang!

Click here to view full sponsor benefits.

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland  |   probonomd.org/conference

LLAM 2017 Spring Fling & Officer Installation

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Celebrate the season with fellow LLAMers at Little Havana on the evening of June 8th.  Relax and enjoy scrumptious Cuban-inspired food, infamous mojitos, harbor views!  

This Spring Fling, we’re also collecting for charity. Feel free to bring a donation for Maryland Legal Aid (http://www.mdlab.org/).

When: Thursday, June 8th, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Little Havana, 1325 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

Price: $15 (Price covers event admission and hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar.)

Purchase options:

You may purchase tickets by sending a check addressed to “LLAM” to the LLAM Treasurer:

Thea C. Warner, Librarian

Niles, Barton, & Wilmer, LLP

111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1400

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

OR

You may purchase tickets with a credit card through PayPal

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Directions:

From South of the city take I-95 N to the Key Highway Exit. Follow the signs to Key Hwy and we will be on the right at the intersection of Key and Webster St.

From North of the city take I-95 S through the Ft. McHenry tunnel (stay in the right lane in the tunnel) to the Key Highway Exit (first exit after the tunnel). Follow the signs to Key Highway and we will be on the right at the intersection of Key and Webster St.

See Google Maps here.

Parking:

Limited spots are available in the restaurant’s free parking lot. Other parking options include:

  • Metered street parking
  • Private lot next to restaurant (parking costs around $10)

RSVPs and questions: Julia Viets (jviets@mcccourt.com)

Rescheduled: Cataloging Roundtable Discussion

The Cataloging Roundtable Discussion with Jessie Tam has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 10th, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


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.

Cookies and water will be provided and you can bring your lunch. A tour of the Maryland State Law Library will be offered after the discussion for those who are interested.

When
Wednesday, May 10th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Board Meeting 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Library tour 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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)

Hope to see you all there!

2017 LLAM Election Results

 

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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.

C.J. Pipins

LLAM President.

LLAM Volunteer Day Recap

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!

 

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.

LLAM Autism Program Recap

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:

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Caption: Pathfinders for Autism presenters discuss common misconceptions about ASD.

Autism 2Caption: Jason Hawkins participates in a fun activity to learn more about the thought processes of individuals with ASD.

 

2017 Election Announcement

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.

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