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!
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
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)
5:00-7:00 p.m. – Once the monument closes (at 5pm) head on down to Spirits of Mount Vernon (address below) for a fabulous reception. There will be wines specially selected for LLAM and snacks for every palette. The cost for this event is $12.
In 2015, our LLAM Secretary received a notice from the AALL Bylaws and Resolutions Committee that LLAM was required to amend its Bylaws to include “gender identity” in its anti-discrimination clause. The Committee also sent a list of suggested (and very helpful) edits to the Bylaws that would increase clarity and eliminate confusion. Some of the suggested changes were stylistic, and others were substantive.
Please read the proposed revision, which has been proofread by the LLAM Board and has been tentatively approved by the AALL Bylaws and Resolutions Committee. I am providing a copy of the current Bylaws so that you may compare the current language to the proposed revision. Please note the following substantive changes that appear in the draft:
• Former Article III, Section 2(B) has been eliminated because it read “All members shall receive the Corporation’s newsletter as part of their membership.” LLAM discontinued the newsletter approximately 1 -2 years ago, in favor of sharing LLAM news through its blog and the LLAM e-mail list. To be consistent, I also eliminated a reference to the newsletter in Article IV, Section 2, replacing newsletter with “website.”
• Article IV, Section 3 has been amended to establish a quorum for member meetings. (A quorum for Board meetings is four, as described in Article VII, Section 5.) I listed the quorum as ten persons. I have amended Article IV, Section 3 and 4, and Article VII, Section 5, to allow persons attending meetings remotely (for example, by conference call) to serve as part of a quorum and to vote.
• The anti-discrimination clause in Article XI has been amended to include gender identity.
Our LLAM Secretary will distribute an electronic ballot to LLAM members in one month to vote to approve the proposed revised LLAM Bylaws.
The AALL Innovations in Technology Award Jury is on the lookout for AALL members, law libraries, chapters, and Special Interest Sections that use technology in new and interesting ways. If you know of an innovative application or resource developed by such an individual or entity, please consider nominating it for the 2016 Innovations in Technology Award. You may submit as many separate entries as you would like, and self-nominations are highly encouraged.
• The Nominee, if an individual, must be a member in good standing of AALL.
• Nominee’s application of technology or resource must benefit library users and/or the legal information community.
• Nominee’s innovative use of technology must be an example of how librarians/information professionals effectively and efficiently serve as the human connection between technology, the information, and the user experience.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Innovations in Technology Award Jury Chair:
Creighton J. Miller, Jr.
Washburn University School of Law Library
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-0001
The Jury is looking forward to a large and competitive slate of nominees. Please, help make their job more challenging!