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.


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.



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


LLAM January Program: Negotiating Contracts with E-Resource Vendors


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 @ 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 (

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 (


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:


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


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


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


  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


  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 (

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.  (




Cover Image adapted from: Flickr user: high limitzz [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


LLAM November Program: A Conversation with Heidi Daniel, President & CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library


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 @ 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.

New LLAM Board Members and Committee Chairs Get Together for Fun and Business

On Friday, August 3, several LLAM board members and committee chairs came together for a friendly afternoon of food and drink at the beautiful home of incoming LLAM VP, Simon Canick.  However, it wasn’t all fun and food!  The LLAMers also discussed LLAM business matters and upcoming programs.

Pictured in main photo above from left to right are James Gernert (Board Member and Chair, Grants Committee), Pat Behles (Co-chair, Membership Committee), Elizabeth Simmons (Secretary), Jason Hawkins (President), and Vickie Yiannoulou (Board Member).   Simon Canick (Vice President) pictured in photos below.