Past LLAM Events

The Past LLAM Events is an archive of past events and programs from 2003 to 2012. To navigate to a specific year, click on the links below:


FDSys Training

With Kathy Bayer and Ashley Dahlen from GPO
Thursday, April 19th at 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
Level 4 Classroom, Room number 4403

An in-depth training session, just for librarians. Kathy and Kristina will provide an overview and introduction to FDSys; basic searching using simple and complex searches; advanced searching techniques; an overview the “browse” and “retrieve by citation” features of FDys; and how to track a legislation and regulations.

If you have a laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, etc. feel free to bring it a long. The class is suited to a hands-on format.

Register online
Directions and parking information

eBooks with Lexis

Wednesday April 11, 2012 at Noon
Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201-1786
Room 4409 the Level 4 Study Lounge

eBooks present challenges to both publishers and librarians. We both need to contend with multiple file formats and multiple readers. There appears to be almost a direct ratio between the number of readers and the number of issues libraries need to address. These include: How do libraries lend eBooks? Do we let people download a title or just lend them a reader with titles pre-loaded. Does the library own the title or is it licensed? What is a fair price? How do we measure “circulation?”

Full Disclosure: Librarians Sharing Best Practices

March 20, 2012
University of Baltimore

Full Disclosure: Sharing Best Practices will not be an ordinary library conference–by the end of the day participants will have heard at least a dozen librarians share their best practices in librarianship. The conference is modeled after the Best Practices Exchange, an annual national conference attended by librarians and archivists who manage digital collections. At Best Practices all participants are encouraged to be presenters. The conference format revolves around tracks and themes. Presentations are short—limited to 10 to 15 minutes.

Embedded Librarians with Claire Twose and Blair Alton from Welsh Medical Library

Tuesday, January 10th Noon
Gordon Feinblatt Rothman Hoffberger & Hollander, LLC
233 East Redwood Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Many librarians are moving out of their libraries and actually working on-site with their users. Claire Twose and Blair Alton from the Welsh Medical Library will discuss with their experience as embedded librarians including setting up a embedded librarians program and the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of service delivery model.

Holiday Party at bb Bistro Annapolis.
Thursday, December 1, 2011

This year’s holiday party will be at the eclectic bb Bistro in West Annapolis. We will have the whole place to ourselves and Stacy and Clara will prepare a wonderful section of good food and drink. This year’s charity is the Maryland Food Bank.

Getting more admin law questions? Get answers.
Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00pm @ University of Baltimore Student Center Room 301

Issues and questions involving administrative law seem to be occurring with great frequency. This fall, LLAM is fortunate to have Arnold Rochvarg, University of Baltimore’s School of Law administrative law expert, share his expertise with us. We are all deeply acquainted with his Maryland Administrative Law. (MICPEL 2d. ed. 2007) and soon we will also come to know his newest book, Principles and Practice of Maryland Administrative Law (Carolina Academic Press 2011). See for details. During this lunchtime seminar Professor Rochvarg, will discuss the ” in’s and out’s ” of Maryland Administrative Law, recent changes to the law as highlighted in his new book.

Appellate Law: What’s so special about the Court of Special Appeals
Wednesday October 12, 2011 10:00am @ the Maryland State Law Library’s Conference Room

Exactly what happens when an appeal is filed with the Court of Special Appeals? Find out from the experts. Leslie Gradet, Clerk of the Court of Special Appeals and Jeff Ross, Staff Attorney will demystify the administrative side of the appellate process. They will also discuss the key role of legal research in appellate brief writing.


LLAM Book Talk: Charles W. Mitchell

The 2011 LLAM Book Talk will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the University of Maryland School of Law Library. Charles W. Mitchell will speak about the stories and research behind his book Maryland Voices of the Civil War. For more about Charles W. Mitchell please read this article from the Baltimore City Paper.


LLAM Book Talk: Andrew F. Popper

Join us for LLAM’s Annual “Book Talk”
featuring Prof. Popper
Thursday, April 15, at 12 noon
University of Maryland School of Law
Thurgood Marshall Law Library
500 West Baltimore St.
Dessert and drinks will be provided
RSVP to Susan Herrick

2010 LLAM Spring Fling and Annual Membership Meeting

Friday May 14, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Baltimore Law Library. Featuring hors d’oeuvres by Absolutely Pefect Catering. Sixth Floor, Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse 100 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202-1749.


LLAM 2009 Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

7 Church Circle

Annapolis, MD 21401

Featuring heavy hors d’oeurves by Biddle Street Catering

We will be conducting our ever-popular Silent Auction, with proceeds going to LLAM’s Grants and Scholarships fund and to a selected charity.

Directions and parking info:

Pease RSVP and send your check for $25.00 by Nov. 24 to:

Bijal Shah

University of Baltimore Law Library

1415 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201

View the original flyer here (JPG image).


LLAM Goes to Washington: Touring the Senate Law Library and the Library of Congress

Wednesday, October 21
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Tour of the Senate Law Library led by Reference Librarian Brian McLaughlin

11:30 – Lunch – location to be determined (Senate cafeteria?)

1:00. – 2:00 p.m. – Tour of the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building – led by Giulia Adelfio, Visitors Service Office

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Behind-the-scenes” tour of LoC ordering and processing facilities by Donna Sokol, LoC Outreach Specialist
Please plan to join us for the whole day, or for just the morning or afternoon tour.

If you will join us for all or part of the day, please RSVP to Susan Herrick at or 410-706-3213.

If you would like to car pool or coordinate travel with others, please send a message to the LLAM list serv at
Directions: The Senate Library is in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building. The Russell Building occupies a full block, bounded by Constitution Ave., First Street, C Street and Delaware Ave. Union Station is the closest Metro stop, about two-three blocks away. Walk from Union Station toward the Capitol, crossing Mass. Avenue at Columbus Circle and walking along Delaware Avenue. The Russell Building will be the first building on the right. There are several entrances; at the corner of Delaware and C, there’s a building entrance two or three steps down from street level. This leads to the basement of Russell; the Library is in Room B-15. There are police officers (and metal detectors) at each door, and the officers can direct anyone to the basement and the library.


LLAM Lunch & Learn:

Fastcase as a Tool for Managing

Legal Research Overhead Costs

(Lunch provided)

Lawyers are increasingly using online sources for their legal research, but clients are
less willing to pay the costs of this research. Average legal research cost recovery is
about 70% ‐ with the remaining costs being charged against library budgets. Similarly,
academic, public, and court libraries are under greater budget pressure than ever.
Today, more than 380,000 lawyers have a Fastcase subscription to manage their

overhead – and every member of the Maryland State Bar Association has free access

to Fastcase as a member benefit. Find out how your firm can save tens (or hundreds)
of thousands of dollars using Fastcase to manage the costs of nonbillable research.

Please join us for lunch with Fastcase CEO Ed Walters

on Wed., Sept. 30, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

at Tydings & Rosenberg, 100 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore


LLAM Spring Fling 2009

Friday, May 8 at 6:00pm

Whiteford and Taylor

7 St. Paul St. Suite 500

Baltimore, MD 21230

View the original flyer here.



Please join us on Friday, March 20 at 12:00 at the University of Maryland Law Library 4th Floor Study Lounge for a presentation by Donald Shomette, author and maritime archaeologist. He will speak about Pirates, Shipwrecks, and other maritime history of the Chesapeake, as well as the legal aspects of his work.

Parking is available across from the law school on Paca Street.

RSVP Joanne Colvin



*Legislative Advocacy : Federal and State : Accomplishments and Goals *

Please come to Annapolis and learn all about legislative advocacy: the
issues and how-to’s. After this program LLAM members should be ready to
return to Annapolis for the Maryland Legislative Library day on February
4 when we meet with our legislators and mingle with librarians from
across the state at the evening reception. Let’s make all Maryland
libraries an important issue for our elected representatives.
Friday, January 16, 2009

12:00 – Brown Bag Lunch (Beverages and dessert provided)

Mary Alice Baisch, Director of AALL Government Relations Office, and

Emily Feldman, AALL Advocacy Communications Assistant, will speak about
accomplishments in the past congressional session and what is on the
agenda with the new administration. Maryland Legislative issues will
also be discussed by Denise Davis, the MLA Legislative Panel Officer
with an eye to LLAM’s participation in MLA’s Legislative Day on Feb. 4.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Rm. 303

P.O. 2395, 7 Church Circle

Annapolis, MD 21404-2395

Directions and parking information:

RSVP: Joan M. Bellistri

410-222-1387 or



Winter Meeting, Annual Holiday Party, and Silent Auction

Thursday, December 4, 2008

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


901 Fawn Street

Baltimore, MD



Salad, Choice of Classic Italian Entree
and Dessert

Iced Tea, Coffee, Hot Tea and Soda

Cash Bar

RSVP by December 1, 2008 with check for $25.00  payable to LLAM to:

Bijal A. Shah

University of Baltimore Law Library

1415 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD  21201

For directions:

Questions: Joanne Colvin (née Dugan)



LLAM’s Annual Meeting and Spring Fling/Wine Tasting

Annual Meeting

& Spring Fling/Wine Tasting

Friday May 9, 2008

6:00 p.m.

Wine Tasting on the Terrace at 6:30)

Tydings and Rosenberg

100 E. Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

26th Floor


Google Map of Location

Wine Tasting by Woodhall Winery

Light Fare included

Questions, directions or parking information call Jean Hessenauer 410-752-9804


with check for $25.00 payable to LLAM

Bijal A. Shah

University of Baltimore Law Library

1415 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201


LLAM April Program: Panel Discussion of Newsletters as Marketing Tools

When: April 16, 2008, from 12 – 1:30

Where: Miles
and Stockbridge

10 Light Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

join us during lunch for a discussion of newsletters featuring panelists:

Anne Morrison from Anne Arundel County Law Library; Sara Witman from Gordon Feinblatt; Janet Camillo from Montgomery County Circuit
Court Law Library and; Janet Sinder from the University of Maryland
School of Law


to Jean Hessenauer at 410 752-9804

Dessert and drinks provided
by Miles & Stockbridge



10 Light Street

Baltimore, MD 21202-1487

Telephone: (410) 385-3671 (Anna Cole)


LLAM Reads

Please come and hear local author and Chesapeake Bay water woman, Nancy Taylor Robson, discuss her award-winning books — Course of the Waterman and Woman in the Wheelhouse.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 12 Noon

Marshall Law Library, Univ. of MD School of Law

Dessert and drinks will be provided.

There is parking across from the library on Paca Street

RSVP to Jean Hessenauer



Long Term Health Care

Something no one wants to think about

But, like a will, the details should be put in place before you need them.Come and see what choices are out there.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12 NoonTydings & Rosenberg, LLP

100 E. Pratt Street, 26th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

Drinks and Dessert will be provided

R.S.V.P. to Jean 410.752.9804



LLAM 25th Anniversary, 1982-2007

Historical photo on LLAM’s new status…back in the day (1982).

Nice photographs of LLAM’s 10th Anniversary Gala (1992).

Reprint of Historical Factoids from the February 07, 2007 Newsletter (PDF).

Christmas Party

December 6th — More info to come. We will again be having a Silent
Auction, so start gathering those items: several people or libraries
go together to make up an auction item. Ann Morrison is running the auction so
you can contact her directly or me.

Speaking of the auction…there
is a link. Worth
looking now to plan your bidding strategy.


LLAM Presents Medical Research in a Nutshell

Medical Librarian will give us helpful tips on
doing medical research

November 15, 2007 12
Noon at

Tydings and Rosenberg, LLP

100 E. Pratt Street, 26th Floor

Dessert and Drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to Jean Hessenauer 410.752.9804


LLAM October Program

Reception for AALL Chapter Visitor Lynette Louis-Jacques

When: Wednesday, October 24th from 3pm to 5pm

Where: The University of Maryland School of Law Library

Directions and parking information available on the library web site.

Join us at a reception for our official AALL Board Visitor. Lyonette will speak at 3:30 about developments at AALL and will be available for questions and comments.

Refreshements will be served.

RSVP to Jean Hessenauer


LLAM September Program

Did you go to AALL in New Orleans or SLA in Denver?

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12th

12 Noon to 1:30 p.m

WHERE: Tydings & Rosenberg,

100 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 26th Floor

Come and hear about this summer’s conventions and add your own comments. A LLAM member who was a moderator will discuss what it was like to put a program together.

Drinks and Dessert will be provided Jean Hessenauer

RSVP: 410.752.9804


LLAM’s Annual Spring Fling

LLAM cordially invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the Annual Spring Fling on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the Johns Hopkins Club

3400 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

Drinks (Cash Bar) 6:00pm

Dinner 6:45 pm

Cost: $30 per person

With Special Guest Bob Berring

Please respond by May 11th to Kathie Sweeney or phone: 410-385-3963



LLAM April Program: The Office of Administrative Hearings Library

When: April 25, 2007 from 10-12

Where: Office of Administration Hearings

11101 Gilroy Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Please join us for a visit to the OAH Library. We will your the space and listen to as hort information session by the librarian, Elizabeth Lukes. OAH will provide refreshements.

PLease RSVP by April 23rd: Security will not allow you enter if you are not on the attendees list


Take I-83 to exit 24 toward Timonium/York/PA

Take Shawan Road East – Exit 20A – toward Cockeysville

Turn slight right onto Shawan Road

Turn slight right onto McCormick Road

Turn Right onto Shilling Cir.

Turn Left onto Gilroy Road End at Administrative Hearings Office: 11101 Gilroy Road


LLAM March Program: LLAM Reads


When: March 21, 2007 from 12-1:30

Where: At the University of Maryland School of Law



Please join us at our book discussion led by local author Marcia
Talley. Marcia is an award-winning author of the Hannah Ives mystery
series including her latest book Through the Darkness.
She also is the editor/contributor to two collaborative books and
has had her prize winning short stories appear in more than a dozen
collections. The Law School will host us in their faculty lounge and
has generously offered to provide us with drinks and dessert.

RSVP to Janet Camillo (240)777-9120 or


LLAM February Program: Library Day at the Maryland Legislature

LLAM’s February Program will take place at Library
Day at the Maryland Legislature in conjunction with the Maryland Library
Association. Librarians from many different types of libraries and
locations in the state will visit their respective delegates and senators
to let them know the scope, functions and importance of libraries
in their districts.

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Where: Anne Arundel County Courthouse Law Library


  • The day will begin at 8:30 AM at the Anne Arundel
    County Courthouse Law Library where there will be a LLAM sponsored
    breakfast. During breakfast MLA will present a short program about
    legislative advocacy and the current legislative session.
  • LLAM will have a table set up with information
    about our organization and our libraries.
  • Visits to the legislators begin at 10 AM.
  • During the day the Legislative Reference Library
    will be open for tours.
  • A rally will be held in the afternoon and at 5:30
    PM there will be a reception for librarians and legislators.

Note: Please
let me know if you are attending the breakfast (so we can order enough
food!) or want an invitation for the reception, which I will leave
for you at the Anne Arundel County Law Library.

Hope to see you in Annapolis.

Please call me if you have any questions about this program.

Janet Camillo at (240) 777-9120

or at


LLAM January Program: Tips on Finding and Filling a Job

Please join us for a brown bag lunch
talk on how to land the right job or find the corect person to fill
a position. Sharon Youngdahl of Prime Placements
will lead teh discussion and answer questions.

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Time: 12:00 Noon -1:30PM

Where: Shapiro, Sher, Guinot and Sandler

36 S. Charles Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Dessert and drinks will be provided



LLAM November Program: Hein Online

Learn more about this award winning database from
Hein Senior Vice President, Dick Spinelli.

  • Find out what’s new
  • Learn some new search techniques
  • Discuss the effects on collection development

When: Friday,
November 10

Time: 12:00
Noon -1:30PM

Where: University
of Baltimore Law Library

1415 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Lunch Sacha’s Silver Sacs Provided by W.S. Hein Company

Please RSVP and also, if you are coming, whether you would like a
vegetarian meal: Janet Camillo at (240) 777-9120

or at


LLAM October Program: Presenting the Special Collections Room at the State Law Library

When: Wednesday,
October 11

Time: 9:30 AM -12:30PM

Where: The
State Law Library

Court of Appeals Building

361 Rowe Boulevard

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Please join us for a discussion of the development
and construction of the Special Collections Room and a tour of the
space where we will be able to see some of the rare materials preserved
there, including the Audobon folios.

Space is limited. Please RSVP: Janet Camillo at (240) 777-9120

or at


Review of the Conventions 2006: AALL, SLA, and Open Discussion


Steve Anderson, Maryland State Law Librarian and AALL Board Member

Linda Hutchinson, Lexis Sr. Library Relations Consultant and MdSLA President

Plus Open Discussion of Convention Experiences.

When: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 12 Noon -1:30PM

Where: Miles and Stockbridge

10 Light Street

Baltimore, Maryland

13th Floor Conference Room

Check the Web Site for Directions and Parking Information:


RSVP: Janet Camillo at (240) 777-9120 or at


LLAM Legislative Wrap-up

When: Wednesday May 24

Time: 10 AM-12:30PM

Where: Department of Legislative Services

90 State Circle

Annapolis, Maryland


  • 10-10:30AM Services librarians speak to the group
  • 10:30-11:00 Warren Deschenaux, Director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the Department of Legislative Services, to the group.
  • 11:00-11:30 Questions to Warren
  • 11:30-noon members of the General Assembly speak to the group.
  • Noon-12:30 Questions to members of General Assembly.

Lunch on own, (or leave after program) Tour of Legislative Services
library for those interested is available


Questions: Barb Speyser at Legislative Services

RSVP: Pat Behles 410-837-4583 by 5/22


LLAM SpringFling to be held May 7th

LLAM’s annual SpringFling will be held this year
on Sunday, May 7th, 12 Noon, at the Prince
George’s Stadium, Rte. 301, Bowie, Maryland – Patuxent Deck (private)
on 3rd Base – Upper Level. The price for this great
event will be $25.00 per person (children 5 & under – free).
Watch the Bowie Baysox play teh Akron Aeros. The Gates open at Noon,
the food begins at 12:30 PM, and the game begins at 1:05. Business
Meeting after the 2nd inning.. It is a Pink
in the Park Day (Breat Cancer Awareness with the 1st 1000 ladies
receiving pink Baysox hats).
Join LLAM at the annual Spring Fling as we celebrate our MVPs in teh
’05-’06 season.

The MVP (2 hour buffet – 12:30-2:30): Roasted Turkey
Breast, Meat or Fish Entree du jour, Pasta Entree du jour, Grilled
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs du jour, Caesar Salad Station, Fresh Vegetable
du jour, Potato or Rice du jour, Baked Rolls, Fresh Fruit Display
du jour, Dessert du jour. Unlimited popcorn, lemonade, iced tea, and
soft drinks until the top o fthe 8th inning. Remember: our
annual business meeting will be held after the 2nd inning.
And…there will be a Silent Auction. Seating is

Checks made payable to LLAM should be sent
to: Kathie Sweeny, Library Director, Semmes, Bowen &
Semmes, 250 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

LLAM gives special thanks for the generous support

LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group

West Librarian Relations

for sponsorship of this event.


LLAM Goes to Washington (Two Sessions – AM
and PM)

Join us as we visit the Law Library of Congress

Time: Meet at 10 AM for Tour and Talk

Date: April 26, 2006

Where: 101 Independence Avenue SE.

Washington, DC.

Find out how it has changed in the last 175 years.

Then, after lunch at LC, Visit the:

Folger’s Shakespeare Library

Details: Come on own: From Baltimore – MARC train at
8:10 will arrive at DC at 9:10 for a short walk to Law Library. Cost
from Baltimore is $14 for Round trip….OR meet at LC; Lunch at LC
(BRING CASH, then short walk to the Folger’s fascinating

RSVP: Pat Behles, U. Baltimore Law Library,,



Legal Research Institute 2006: Special Topics in Legal Research

Sponsored by the Law Library Association of Maryland

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

University of Baltimore School of Law, Second Floor

9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.


This year’s Legal Research Institute has been designed to address
the educational needs of a variety of groups on specific areas of
legal research. Institute participants may come from multiple avenues,
including professional and support staff in law, public and academic
libraries; legal assistants; self-represented litigants; and anyone
else with a need or desire to enhance their legal research skills.
Three sections of specialized topics will be offered, each with a
choice of three directed topics. A review of basic legal research
will be offered in the first session. Faculty will focus research
tips on the topical area of the session and recommend best-use sources.
Participants are asked to choose one topic of interest per session.

The Institute’s faculty comprises a team of highly
qualified and experienced legal research professionals. During the
last session of the Institute, participants will have ample time for
discussion of topics of interest with these faculty.


9:00 – 9:30, Registration and coffee

9:30 – 10:30, Session I Courses

10:45 – 11:45, Session II Courses

11:45 – 1:00, Lunch

1:00 – 2:00, Session III Courses

2:15 – 3:15, Library Tour and Question Session

The Course Topics are: Basic Legal Research; Corporate/Securities
Law; Family Law (offered twice); Immigration Law; Business Law; Criminal
Law; Bankruptcy Law; and Health Law.

Tuition is $55.00 for LLAM members, $70.00 for non-members,
and includes beverages, lunch and course materials.

Register by e-mail, phone, fax, or mail. E-mail confirmation of registration
will be sent unless otherwise requested. Directions and parking information
will be included in the registration confirmation.


Steve Anderson, Director, Maryland State Law Library

Joanne Dugan, Assistant Director of Public Services, University of
Baltimore Law Library

Pam Gregory, Maryland Legal Assistance Network

Susan Herrick, Research Librarian, Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Catherine McGuire, Outreach Services Law Librarian, Maryland State
Law Library

Trevor Rosen, Librarian, Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler

Will Tress, Director, University of Baltimore Law Library


Please provide the following information:


Address / Institution



LLAM Member: Yes or No

Program Selection: choose one topic
for each session, and indicate lunch preference:

Session I: Basic Legal Research OR Corporate/Securities Law OR Family

Session II: Immigration Law OR Business Law OR Family Law

Session III: Criminal Law OR Bankruptcy Law OR Health Law

Lunch (sandwiches and sides): Standard OR Kosher OR Vegetarian
Please make checks payable to: LLAM

Note: A separate registration is needed for each attendee.

Send registration information to:

Catherine McGuire

Maryland State Law Library

361 Rowe Boulevard

Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-260-1430

Fax: 410-974-2063



Indexes, Taxonomies, and The Google Generation: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

By Chuck Knapp, BNA, Indexing Manager for Legal Services
Publishing Group and Tax Mgt.

This seminar was first offered at AALL, July 2005. It
is based on a survey of index & full-text searching.

Date, Time and Place:

Date: FEBRUARY 15, 2006

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Where: Miles and Stockbridge, PC,

10 Light St., Baltimore, MD

Lunch provided by Bureau of National Affairs.

RSVP: Pat Behles, U. Baltimore Law Library,,



Ergonomics in the Workplace

Featuring speaker: Chris Esgro, Environmental Health
and Safety Office of Ergonomics, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Date, Time and Place:

Date: JANUARY 11, 2006

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Where: University of Maryland School of Law, Room 402

500 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD

Brown bag;dessert & drinks provided.



LLAM Holiday Party

You are invited to join us in watching HARRY

A delicious array of holiday food will be available

Friday the 2nd day of December, 2005

at 6:30 p.m. (movie starts at 8 PM)

The festivities will be held in the historic Senator Theater 5904 York Road, Baltimore

Cost: $20

Send checks (made out to LLAM) to Kathie Sweeney Library Director

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes 250 West Pratt Street – 16th floor Baltimore,
MD 21201-2423 by 11/30

Seating limited

Appetizers, salads, desserts, wine, soda and Sofi’s Crepes of Baltimore
will be served starting at 6:30PM

LLAM gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Lexis/Nexis and

See the flyer for parking and additional


Welcome to my POD! Or: What’s this podcasting all about?

Scott Stevens, Baltimore County Circuit Court Library
& LLAM President presents a look at the revolutionary technology
and legal implications of audio on the move! Demonstration included.

Time and Place:

Where: University of Baltimore Law

Library, Room 319, Baltimore, MD

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Time: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

RSVP: Pat Behles, U. Baltimore Law Library,,


Special note: Brown Bag Lunch. Desserts and Beverages

IF you missed this presentation, or simply want to re-live the joys
of the moment, you can now see it here.
And for those interesting in an actual experience
of LLAM’s first podcast, this is the link you want: llam_podcasts.xml.


Life Cycle of
a Company

Barbara Eames, GSI, GLobal Securities Information, Specialist,
discusses the life of a company from private to public, merger &
acquisitions, bankruptcy & demise. LivEdgar will be featured.
A list of alternative services will be included in a handout.

Time and Place:

Where: Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, and

Ingersoll; 18th Floor 300 E. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

RSVP: Pat Behles, U. Baltimore Law Library,,

410-837-4583 by 10/27/2005.

Special note: Brown Bag Lunch. Desserts and Beverages


Baltimore Bar Library: Resources, Services Tour

Time and Place:

Where:Baltimore Bar Library

100 N. Calvert Street, Room 618

Baltimore, MD

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2005

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

RSVP by September 16, 2005 to: Pat Behles, University
of Baltimore Law Library,,



Share what I did on my summer convention!

Good Programs, Handouts, etc.

Brown Bag Lunch; Desserts and Drinks provided.

Direction assistance: contact Joe Bennett at 410-727-0280


LLAM SpringFling held May 20th

LLAM’s annual SpringFling was held this year on
Friday, May 20th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the
historic 4 East Madison Inn. The price for
this great event will be $20.00 per person. The Inn is located
in the heart of the Mt. Vernon Cultural District, and for those considering
a longer stay, it is within walking distance of the Walters Art Museum,
the Maryland Historical Society, and Center Stage, and is convenient
to downtown and the Inner Harbor.

The menu for the evening will feature an enticing array
of heavy hors d’oeuvres, including grilled shrimp and salmon,
petite tenderloin sandwiches, pasta primavera, an assortment of desserts,
and wine, beer, and soft drinks. Our annual business meeting will
be held at the beginning of the SpringFling, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
so that members will be free to enjoy the Inn, including its lovely
side garden, the food, and the companionship of fellow LLAM members
for the rest of the evening.

For more information on 4 East Madison, see their website

LLAM acknowledges the generous support of

LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group

West Librarian Relations


for sponsorship of this event.

For some great shots of the event please see the June
2005 LLAM Newsletter
and this page.


Law Libraries of Maryland’s February Programme: Preservation, Preservation,
and Repair

Janet Camillo of the Montgomery County Circuit Court
Law Library and Anne Morrison of the Prince George’s County Law Library
will lead a programme on book preservation. Their three-tiered programme
covers Book Preservation, Basic Book Repair, and Computer File Preservation

Time and Place:

Where: Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, and

Ingersoll; 18th Floor 300 E. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2005

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Contact: Scott H. Stevens, Baltimore County Law


Special note: Lunch will be provided by LexisNexis

Nifty map and further information.


Law, Logs, & Power of Blogs

What: Trevor Rosen of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler
and Harvey Morrell of the University of Baltimore Law Library team
up to bring LLAM members up to speed on web logs. More affectionately
known as blogs, these online diaries are becoming important information
dissemination tools. Trevor and Harvey will talk about what they are
and how they can be used in the Law Library. There will also be a
hands-on demonstration in the creation of a blog using BLOGGER, a
blog creation and hosting service.

For those who missed it, a
copy of the slides has been provided

Time and Place:

Where: Law Library, University of Baltimore,

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

RSVP Contact: Please RSVP by 9 March to Scott H.
Stevens, Baltimore County Law Library,,

Special note: Light refreshments and sodas will
be provided courtesy of the University of Baltimore’s Law Library


Law Libraries
of Maryland’s February Programme: Preservation, Preservation,
and Repair

Janet Camillo of the Montgomery County Circuit Court
Law Library and Anne Morrison of the Prince George’s County Law Library
will lead a programme on book preservation. Their three-tiered programme
covers Book Preservation, Basic Book Repair, and Computer File Preservation

Time and Place:

Where: Ballard, Spahr, Andrews, and Ingersoll

18th Floor 300 E. Lombard St. Baltimore, MD

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005


Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Contact: Scott H. Stevens, Baltimore County Law


Special note: Lunch will be provided by LexisNexis

Nifty map and further information.


Law Library Association of Maryland
for its January Lunch Programme: Tools to Effectively Search the Internet.

Jared Goralnick, President of Software Efficiency Training
(SET) Consulting, will present various search tools for desktop PCs.
He will outline Internet searching tricks via the Google Toolbar and
Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar. Mr. Goralnick will also explain and open
for discussion the latest desktop full-text search utilities as provided
by Microsoft, Google, and other manufacturers. You’ll walk away with
some tips and techniques that will immediately improve your speed
and accuracy with search technology.

Time and Place:

When: January 18 at 12 PM

Where: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP,

300 E. Lombard St, 19th Floor,

Baltimore, MD 21202

Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP me
by Wed, January 12.

Further information on SET Consulting is available at

(Joan Bellistri : VP/Program Chair)

**For general program information, questions, comments
and RSVP’s not otherwise noted contact Joan Bellistri at



Thursday, December 9, 2004: LLAM Holiday Party and Silent Auction

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court

7 Church Circle

Annapolis, MD 21401


COST: $20.00


Fun, food, silent auction and Midnight Madness in Annapolis where
the stores stay open until midnight.


Janet Camillo will organize the auction this year. Please let her
know if and what you will be donating. Call 240-777-9120 or email
RSVP (with your check) to:

Kathie Sweeney

Semmes, Bowen and Semmes Library

250 Pratt Street, 16th floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

NOTE* This
event has been cancelled!

Thursday, November 18, 2004:
Dr. Papenfuse of the Maryland State Archives
will be talking about the Archives with a focus on internet available


Thursday, 18 November 2004

2:00 pm

Maryland Archives

350 Rowe Boulevard

Annapolis, MD 21401

Refreshments: The
Maryland State Archives will graciously provide coffee, tea, bottled
water, and cookies.

15 Nov. if you plan to attend contact Scott Stevens, Balt.
Co. Law Library

Phone: 410.887.3086


For more useful details see the “Official


Thursday, October 21, 2004: Enoch
Pratt’s Telephone Reference and Night Owl Services: Resources for
Law Librarians and the Public.

Time and Place:

12 Noon

University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Thurgood Marshall Law Library

500 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Directions to parking and the room will be provided.

Please RSVP Scott Stevens at 410.887.3086 or
by COB Tuesday, October 21, 2004.

Spring Fling
: Friday, May 21, 2004, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Flag House and Star-Bangled Banner Museum

844 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Special guest : Carol Avery Nicholson,
Immediate Past President of AALL

This special event is sponsored by LexisNexis
and West Librarian Relations.

Cost: $25.00

RSVP (checks payable to LLAM) by May
14, 2004 to:

Semmes, Bowen and Semmes Library

Attn: Kathie Sweeney

250 W. Pratt Street, 16th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

Directions on website @
(look in “About”), or call the Flag House at 410-837-1793.


Wednesday, April 28, 2004: Legislative
Wrap-Up – LLAM Brown Bag

Warren G. Deschenaux , Director, Office
of Policy Analysis, Maryland Department of Legislative Services will
discuss the 2004 Legislative Session.

A tour of the State House will follow for anyone interested.

Time & Place:

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM

Miller Senate Building

11 Bladen Street, Annapolis

Access to the Miller Senate Building requires a photo

RSVP: Johanne Greer or Jacqueline F.
Curro at the Legislative Reference Library
or 410 946 5400

Directions to Annapolis on the city website:
(Cost is $5.00 for non members.) Dessert and beverages provided!

Wednesday, March 24, 2004: Legal
research Institute 2004: Introduction to Legal Research

LLAM is pleased to present this half day Legal Research
Institute designed for professional and support staff in both law
and public libraries, legal assistants, self-represented litigants,
and those with either the need to learn the basics of legal research
or the desire to enhance their skills. Further

Wednesday, March 3, 2004: Budget
Woes – Roundtable Discussion

Budget Woes : How are you coping with
shrinking funds and increasing costs? Bring YOur questions, problems,
and solutions to share with your fellow librarians. Desserts and Beverages
Provided. Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM Place: 4th Floor Boardroom, Miles
and Stockbridge PC, 10LIght Street, Baltimore, MD. RSVP: Anna Cole –
410-385-3671 or
Call for directions and Parking.

($5.00 charge for non-members payable in advance
for at the door.)


January 22, 2004: LLAM Brown
Bag Lunch — Maryland AskUsNow

Will be held at the University of Baltimore Law Library.
Using live chat and web page delivery, AskUsNow! allows library users
to receive answers to questions and research guidance from trained

librarians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 23,000 questions have
already been received. Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM. (Free for Members,
$5.00 charge for non-members.) RSVP: Jim Gernert at 410-837-4674 or
Desserts and beverages provided. Directions:
Hear how the service works, what people are asking, and the specialized
role that law librarians are providing to the community from:

Joe Thompson, Project Coordinator: Maryland AskUsNow!

Baltimore County Public Library

Catherine McGuire, Outreach Services Law Librarian

Maryland State Law Library

Joe Thompson, project coordinator
of AskUsNow, has posted the PowerPoint

slides from the presentation on January 22. If you missed the program

or want to review the information here is the link:



December 11, 2003: LLAM Holiday Party

This year’s LLAM Holiday Party will be held in the new and historic Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
Courthouse on December 11, 2003. The Silent Auction will again be
a part of the party so start thinking now of items you might want
to donate. You can bring items for the auction to the November program
if you want. Time: 5:30-7:30 Cost: $18.50. RSVP (checks) to: Semmes,
Bowen and Semmes Library; Attn: Kathie Sweeney; 250 W. Pratt Street,
16th Floor; Baltimore, MD 21201, by December 03, 2003. Directions
are at the court’s site:


November 13, 2003


Dennis Schnepfe, Director of the Division of State Documents, will
speak on the publication of Maryland regulations in the 21st century.
A demonstration of COMAR online will be included in the presentation.
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m and will be held at the Anne Arundel
County Public Law Library in the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
A continental breakfast of coffee, tea, juice and baked goods will
be served. R.S.V.P. to Joanie Bellistri (410-222-1387 or
) Directions and parking information can be found at the court’s
website @


October 29, 2003: Technology
Day 2003: Virtual Delivery


This full day conference will be presented by the Special Libraries
Association, Maryland Chapter and supported by LLAM, the Maryland
Library Association and the Medical and Health Sciences Libraries
of Maryland. It will be held at the Kossiakoff Conference and Education
Center, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel,
MD. The early registration deadline is September 29 and there is also
a discount for group registrations of three or more. Information and
registration forms can be found at


September 23, 2003:

September program is Attorney General Opinions: Who, What, Where? Featuring Robert McDonald, Chief Counsel to the Opinions, Advice and
Legislation Division. Mr. McDonald will discuss the process behind
the writing and publishing of Attorney General Opinions. The meeting
will be held at the Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place,
Moot Court Room, 17th Floor, in Baltimore, MD. RSVP, for this event,
to Beverly Rubenstein.
For Directions and Parking Information also contact Beverly Rubenstein
by telephone at 410-576-6400.


April 25, 2003:

LLAM’s April
program is provided in conjunction with the Maryland State Law Library’s
175th anniversary, and will feature Shelly Dowling of the U.S. Supreme
Court Library discussing the “History of Law Libraries.”
The meeting will be held at noon, at the State Law Library, Robert
C. Murphy Court of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis,
MD – click
here for directions
. Brown bag lunch, with drinks and dessert
provided. RSVP to Catherine McGuire, 410-260-1557, or


March 26, 2003:

LLAM’s March
program is “Brush Up on Your Business Research Skills,”
featuring Susan Wheeler, Online Services Librarian at the University
of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library. The meeting will be held at the
University of Baltimore Business School, Room 234, which is located
at the corner of Mount Royal and Charles Streets, in Baltimore, MD
click here for directions. Brown
bag lunch, with drinks and dessert provided.


February 25, 2003:

February meeting will feature Avery Aisenstark of the Baltimore City
Department of Legislative Reference, discussing the Baltimore City
Code, including its new online verion, as well as the legislative
process in Baltimore City generally. The meeting will be held at the
law firm of Ballard Spahr, 300 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided.

January 30, 2003:

Join us
to watch the ALA-produced video “Loss and Recovery: Librarians
Bear Witness to September 11, 2001.” The meeting will be held
at the law firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, 233 East Redwood Street, Baltimore,
MD 21202 – click here
for directions
. Brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided.

December 12, 2002:

Join us
at LLAM’s Annual Holiday Party for delicious food and our Silent Auction.
The party will be held at the Baltimore Public Works Museum, from
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.- click
here for directions
. The cost is $18.00.


November 21, 2002

: “Fastcase:
State & Federal Cases Online.” Phil Rosenthal, one of the
directors of Fastcase, will provide a demonstration of this inexpensive
source for finding state and federal cases online. The meeting will
be held at the law firm of Tydings and Rosenberg. – click here for directions.
Brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided.


October 29, 2002

and Upward; with the University of Maryland Thurgood Marshall
Law Library. Director of the Law Library Barbara Gontrum discusses
the challenges of building a new library, as well as some of the innovative
features of the new facility. – click here for directions.
Brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided.


September 17, 2002

: Join
us as Bill Sandison, IT Consultant with LCG Technologies,

discusses the latest in web page content management, as well as tips
for utilizing your Internet browser more effectively. The meeting
will be held at Miles & Stockbridge from 12pm to 1:30pm – click
here for directions
. Brown bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided.


May 10, 2002

: LLAM’s 20th Annual Spring Fling
to be held at the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis.
Chief Judge Robert Bell will be the guest of honor at this memorable


February 20, 2002

: A visit
to the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis which will include sitting
in on a session and a tour of the Legislative Services Library.


January 8, 2002


LLAM Legal
Research Workshop, Part I.


December 13, 2001


LLAM Annual
Holiday Party which will include a Silent Auction. The event will
be held at Camden Yards Warehouse on the 5th floor. click
here for directions


November 19, 2001


A tour of the Maryland
State Archives in Annapolis by archivist Dr. R.J. Rockefeller which
will include discussion of the Archives’ Most Wanted, vital records,
land records, probate records and criminal records.


October 17, 2001

: Mastering Assertive
Communication Skills. Deidra Payne and Linda Hutchinson, of the
LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group, will present a program on
increasing your confidence by learning to be more assertive when
you communicate.


September 25, 2001


Welcome to the Fascinating
World of Web Page Design. George Hopkins of Geo Graphics, Inc.
will discuss the requirements and technical considerations for producing
effective electronic design on the WWW.


May 10, 2001, Spring Fling

Guilford Room at the Harbor Court Hotel at 550 Light Street in Baltimore.
Guest speaker Barbara Bintliff, the incoming President of AALL.


April – April 24, 2001 Sixty
Sites in Sixty Minutes!

Come hear Anne Morrison, Assistant Law Librarian of the Prince
George’s County Circuit Court Law Library talk about web sites that
were created by librarians, for librarians.


March 2001, Legal Research

Legal Research Seminar held at University of Baltimore.


February 28, 2001, Editor
of the Maryland Annotated Code

Learn what happens to a newly-passed law as it becomes incoporated
into the Code and get some hints on how best to locate elusive statutes.
Barry Bridges, the Editor of the Maryland Annotated Code, will respond
to these and other questions raised by LLAM members.


– January 18, 2001, Pro Ses, How Can We

Mike Miller, Director of the Maryland State Law Library, and
Pamela Gregory, Law Librarian of the Circuit Court of Prince George’s
County will present their differing views on how librarians can best
assist pro se patrons and still avoid the unauthorized practice of


December 7, 2000, LLAM
Holiday Party

The party was held at the Maryland Historical Society in the Counting


November 16, 2000, LOBBYING

W. Miles Cole, Esq. will speak on his experience in Annapolis
as a lobbyist for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Anna Cole, librarian
at Miles and Stockbridge, and a past president of LLAM will review
her experiences testifying on the COMAR bill.


October 18, 2000, UCITA: Why Should We Care, What Can We Do?

Harvey Morrell, J.D tells us what UCITA is, why we as librarians
should care about it, and what we can do about it in the next couple
of legislative sessions.


September 14, 2000, What We Wish They Knew

Brown bag open discussion between firm, government and academic
librarians about the lack of practical knowledge of new lawyers, associates
and law students. Held at Ober Kaler. (Ginger Gerton: VP/Program Chair)


May 12, 2000, Spring Fling at the Evergreen

LLAM’s annual Spring Fling was held at the elegant Bakst Theatre
at Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University.


April 13, 2000, Books
and Bytes: Balancing Format Libraries

A AALL Satellite Videoconference with Joan Axelroth, President,
Axelroth & Associates at the University of Baltimore Business.


March 24, 2000, Privacy in Employment Law
in the Electronic Age

Guest Speaker: J. Kirby Fowler, Jr.


February 16, 2000, Librarians’
Evolving Roles: Librarians as Trainers

Guest Speaker: Rachel Jones, Manager, Professional Education
and Training, Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin; Washington, DC.



January 19, 2000,
Looking at Workforce Changes and How They Impact Future Working


December 7, 1999, LLAM’s Annual Holiday Party

Held at the Center Club


November 17, 1999, Time Management: Gaining Control of Your Time


October 14, 1999,
Libraries, Copyright and the Intern

A satellite presentation featuring: Laura Gassaway (AALL),
Carrie Russell (ALA) and Trisha Davis (ARL) held at the University
of Baltimore Business School


September 24, 1999, Future of International Legal Resources … It’s the Web

Featuring: Marci Hoffman, International and Foreign Law Librarian,
Georgetown International Law Center.