Committees

LLAM Committees handle the administrative and creative responsibilities that keep an organization vital.

 Committee Descriptions and Members

The Archives Committee identifies, acquires, organizes, preserves and publicizes materials in all formats relating to LLAM history. These materials include official correspondence, publicity materials, updates to procedures and by-laws, meeting minutes, financial records, contracts, insurance policies and other related LLAM documents. The Committee makes these materials available to its officers, members and the general public as appropriate. Archive materials are housed at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Law School Law Library in Baltimore.
   Chair: Joe Neumann

The Communications and Technology Committee manages all aspects of LLAM’s information distribution to members and the public. The Committee manages LLAM’s website, as well as large-scale communications using various media.
   Co-Chairs: Kristee Copley and Julia Viets

The Government and Vendor Relations Committee serves as a liaison for LLAM and its members to government entities and vendors. The Committee monitors issues and legislation, keeps members informed and promotes the concerns of Maryland law libraries. The Committee Chair or a designated committee member will act as a liaison to the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel by attending Panel meetings. The Government and Vendor Relations Committee serves as a liaison for LLAM and its members to government entities and vendors. The Committee monitors issues and legislation, keeps members informed and promotes the concerns of Maryland law libraries. The Committee Chair or a designated committee member will act as a liaison to the Maryland Library Association Legislative Panel by attending Panel meetings.
   Chair: Joanie Bellistri

The Grants Committee collects applications for annual LLAM grants to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meetings, and selects recipients. The number, amount and deadlines for LLAM grants may vary from year to year. The Committee may be convened to distribute other special LLAM grants, as needed. The Committee also chooses the recipients of the AALL registration grant.
   Chair: Jim Gernert

The Membership Committee recruits and retains the LLAM membership.
   Chair: Sara Billard

The Nominations Committee is responsible for locating potential LLAM Board candidates and operating elections in cooperation with the LLAM Secretary.
   Chair: Simon Canick

The Placement Committee gathers job postings of potential interest to LLAM members and to other law library staff in Maryland.
   Chair: Jessica Mundy

The Programming Committee is responsible for scheduling educational programs and social events for the LLAM membership and, occasionally, for other audiences.
   Chair: Liz Graham

Special Committees (such as the bylaws or budget committees) are established and their members are appointed by the LLAM President. Special committees are task-oriented and of limited duration.


Past Committee Chairs and Members

2019-2020 Committee Chairs and Members

  • Archives Committee – Joe Neumann, Chair
  • Communications and Technology Committee – Chi Song, Chair, with Kristee Copley
  • Government & Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri, Chair
  • Grants Committee – James Gernert, Chair
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles and Sara Witman, Co-Chairs
  • Nominations Committee – Jason Hawkins, Chair, with Pat Behles and Jessica Mundy
  • Placement Committee – Jessica Mundy, Chair, with Tanya Thomas
  • Programming Committee – Chi Song, Chair, with Jessica Mundy

2018-2019 Committee Chairs and Members

  • Archives Committee – Joe Neumann, Chair, with Maxine Grosshans
  • Communications and Technology Committee – Chi Song, Chair, with Jason Hawkins, Jessica Mundy, and Harvey Morrell
  • Government & Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri, Chair
  • Grants Committee – James Gernert, Chair
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles and Sara Witman, Co-Chairs
  • Nominations Committee – Julia Viets, Chair
  • Placement Committee – Jessica Mundy, Chair, with Tanya Thomas
  • Programming Committee – Simon Canick, Chair

2017-2018 Committee Chairs and Members

  • Archives Committee – Joe Neumann, Chair
  • Communications and Technology Committee – Jason Hawkins, Chair, with Chi Song
  • Government & Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri, Chair, with Adeen Postar and Tanya Thomas
  • Grants Committee – James Gernert, Chair, with Sue McCarty, Steve Anderson, C.J. Pipins II, Bijal Shah, and Elizabeth Simmons
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles and Sara Witman, Co-Chairs, with Harvey Morrell
  • Nominations Committee – C.J. Pipins II, Chair, with Steve Anderson and Joanne Colvin
  • Placement Committee – Jessica Mundy, Chair, with Tanya Thomas
  • Programming Committee – Jason Hawkins, Chair, with Pat Behles, Kate Martin, Elizabeth Simmons, and Vickie Yiannoulou

2016-2017 Committee Chairs and Members

  • Archives Committee – Joe Neumann, Chair
  • Bylaws Special Committee – C.J. Pipins, Chair
  • Communications and Technology Committee – Jason Hawkins and Jenny Rensler, Co-chairs, with Chi Song
  • Government & Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri, Chair
  • Grants Committee – James Gernert, Chair, with Sue McCarty, Savanna Nolan, Bijal Shah, and Elizabeth Simmons
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles and Sara Witman, Co-Chairs, with Harvey Morrell
  • Nominations Committee – Jame Durham, Chair, with Tonya Baroudi and Joanne Colvin
  • Placement Committee – Vickie Yiannoulou, Chair, with Jessica Mundy
  • Programming Committee – Julia Viets, Chair, with Rachel Englander, Kate Martin, and Jessica Mundy

2015-2016 Committee Chairs and Members

  • Archives Committee – Joe Neumann and Julia Viets, Co-Chairs
  • Bylaws Special Committee – Kate Martin, Chair, with Tonya Baroudi, Mary Jo Lazun, and James Durham
  • Communications Committee – Camilla Tubbs and Jenny Rensler, Co-Chairs, with Joe Neumann and Chi Song
  • Technology Committee – Camilla Tubbs and Jenny Rensler, Co-Chairs, with Joe Neumann and Chi Song
  • Government & Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri and Mary Jo Lazun, Co-Chairs
  • Grants Committee – Joanne Colvin, Chair, with Jim Gernert and Bijal Shah
  • Nominations Committee – Kate Martin, Chair, with Susan Herrick, Jean Hessenauer and Sara Witman
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles and Sara Witman, Co-Chairs
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi and Vickie Yiannoulou, Co-Chairs
  • Programming Committee – Camilla Tubbs and C.J. Pippins, Co-Chairs with Jessica Mundy and Julia Viets

2014-2015 Committee Chairs

  • Archives – Katherine Baer and Julia Viets
  • Communications – Sara Thomas and Rachel Englander
  • Government and Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri and Mary Jo Lazun
  • Membership – Pat Behles and Sara Whitman
  • Placement – Tonya Baroudi and Mary Rice
  • Programing – James Durham
  • Technology – Jenny Rensler

2013-2014 Committee Chairs

  • Archives – Katherine Baer
  • Communications – Sara Thomas
  • Government and Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership – Pat Behles
  • Programing – Kate Martin
  • Technology – Jenny Rensler

2012-2013 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Katherine Baer
  • Government/Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles
  • Mentor Committee – Sara Witman and Mary Jo Lazun
  • Newsletter Committee – Katherine Baer
  • Placement Committee – Mary Rice
  • Program Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Technology Committee/Webmaster – Jenny Rensler

2011-2012 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Katherine Baer
  • Government/Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles
  • Mentor Committee – Open
  • Newsletter Committee – Kirstin Nelson
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Mary Jo Lazun
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Technology Committee/Webmaster – Mary Jo Lazun/Jenny Rensler

2010-2011 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Katherine Baer
  • Government/Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles
  • Mentor Committee – Janet Camillo
  • Newsletter Committee – Kirstin Nelson
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Sara Witman
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Technology Committee/Webmaster – Kurt Meyer

2009-2010 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Janet Camillo
  • Government/Vendor Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles
  • Mentor Committee – Janet Camillo (Government/Court), Carol Mundorf (Firm),
  • Harvey Morrell (Academic)
  • Newsletter Committee – Sara Witman
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Joanne Dugan
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire & Anne Morrison
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Technology Committee/Webmaster – Kurt Meyer

2008-2009 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Joe Bennett
  • Government/Vender Relations – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Pat Behles
  • Newsletter Committee – Sara Witman
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Joanne Dugan
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire and Anne Morrison
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Technology Committee/Webmaster – Kurt Meyer

2007-2008 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Joe Bennett
  • Government/Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Trevor Rosen
  • Newsletter Committee – Sara Witman
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Jean Hessenauer
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire and Anne Morrison
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Standing Committee on Technology – Kevin Vrieze and Kurt Meyer

2006-2007 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Beverly Rubenstein
  • Government/Vendor Relations Committee – Joan Bellistri
  • Membership Committee – Jean Hessenauer
  • Newsletter Committee – Susan Herrick
  • Placement Committee – Tonya Baroudi
  • Program Committee – Pat Behles
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Standing Committee on Technology – Kevin Vrieze

2005-2006 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Beverly Rubenstein
  • Membership Committee – Jean Hessenauer
  • Newsletter Committee – Susan Herrick
  • Placement Committee – Kirsten Nelson
  • Program Committee – Pat Behles
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans
  • Standing Committee on Technology – Kevin Vrieze

2004-2005 Committee Chairs

  • Archives Committee – Beverly Rubenstein
  • Membership Committee – Jean Hessenauer
  • Newsletter Committee – Susan Herrick and Jenny Smith
  • Placement Committee – Kirsten Nelson
  • Program Committee – Scott Stevens
  • Public Relations Committee – Catherine McGuire
  • Publications Committee – Maxine Grosshans and Ricky Adams
  • Standing Committee on Technology – Kevin Vrieze