Committee Chairpersons 2014 - 2015

Archives Co-Chairs:

Joan Hoolihan
Principal Law Librarian
Appellate Division Law Library
50 East Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 530-3262
jhooliha@nycourts.gov

Robert D. Cunningham
Reference Librarian
Appellate Division Law Library
50 East Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 530-3265
rcunnin@nycourts.gov

Constitution and By-Laws Chair:

Steve Weiter
Director
F. Franklin Moon Library
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 470-6715
spweiter@esf.edu

Education Chair: Laura Suttell
Paralegal
Phillips Lytle LLP
One Canalside, 125 Main St.
Buffalo, NY  14203
(716) 847-5427
(716) 852-6100
lsuttell@phillipslytle.com
Government Relations Chair:

Amy Emerson
Assistant Director for Access Services
Cornell University Law Library
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-5441
aae25@cornell.edu

Grants & Scholarship Chair:

Jean-Paul Vivian
Principal Law Librarian
N.Y.S. Supreme Court Library - Nassau
100 Supreme Court Drive
Mineola, NY  11501
(516) 442-8578 (voice)
(516) 571-0752 (fax)
jvivian@courts.state.ny.us

Listserv Manager:

Robert J. Weiner
Electronic Services Librarian
Syracuse University College of Law, Law Library
228G Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5424 (voice)
(315) 443-9567 (fax)
rjweiner@law.syr.edu

Membership Chair:

Nancy Babb
Cataloging Librarian, Law Library Web Manager
SUNY Buffalo Law Library
Room 216 O'Brian Hall - North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-1110
(716) 645-0394
babb@buffalo.edu

Newsletter Chair:

Barbara W. Briggs
Law Librarian
NYS Unified Court System
Syracuse Supreme Court Law Library
401 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 671-1150
bbriggs@nycourts.gov

Nominations Chair: Christine Demetros
Assistant Director for Student Learning
Syracuse University College of Law, Law Library
140F Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9531
cmdemetr@law.syr.edu
Public Relations Chair:

vacant

Vendors & Corporate Sponsors Co-Chairs: Melissa Lamb
Librarian
Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl St., Suite 100
Buffalo, NY  14202
(716) 848-1218
mlamb@hodgsonruss.com

Angela Patti
Senior Law Librarian
Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
77 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)845-9391
apatti@nycourts.gov
Website and Social Media:

Nancy Babb
Cataloging Librarian, Law Library Web Manager
SUNY Buffalo Law Library
Room 216 O'Brian Hall - North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-1110
(716) 645-0394
babb@buffalo.edu

Elaine Knecht
Director of Information Resources
Hiscock & Barclay LLP
1100 M&T Center, 3 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY  14203
(716) 566-1595
eknecht@hblaw.com

Christine Anne George
Archivist & Faculty Services Librarian
SUNY Buffalo Law Library
Room 334 O'Brian Hall - North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-1110
(716) 645-6690
cgeorge3@buffalo.edu

Archives Committee
Co-Chairs:
Joan Hoolihan and Robert Cunningham
The Archives Committee is charged with storing and maintaining the archives of the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York. The Chair of the Archives Committee will be the Archivist.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee
Chair:
Steve Weiter
Charged with reviewing and revising, when necessary, the ALLUNY Constitution and By-Laws, with an eye toward conforming with AALL. The recommendation is to retain this as a standing committee. The board and officers frequently have questions regarding the current By-Laws and Constitution during their various meetings and require interpretation from this committee chair.

Education Committee
Chair:
Laura Suttell
Charged to act as a clearinghouse for program ideas for the Association. This committee will be responsible for planning and presenting workshops when they are desired by the association. It will also coordinate with the Vice-President on annual meeting programs.

Government Relations
Chair:
Amy Emerson
The Government Relations Committee is charged with monitoring legislative, regulatory and judicial developments that affect the membership of the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York (ALLUNY) and/or the practice of law. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas: freedom of information, privacy/confidentiality, dissemination of government information, New York State Depository Library Program, telecommunications, intellectual property, funding for law libraries located in New York State, and censorship.
Government Relations activities regarding UELMA:
As proposed by the Government Relations Committee, ALLUNY passed "A Resolution to support Enactment of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in the State of New York" on October 19, 2014. AALL maintains additional UELMA resources.

Grants Committee
Chair:
Jean-Paul Vivian
Charged with the responsibility for administering the Ernest H. Breuer Memorial, the Anthony Grech Award and other awards or scholarships presented by the association.

Listserv Manager: Robert J. Weiner
Responsible for the management and maintenance of the association listservs

Membership Committee
Chair:
Nancy Babb
Charged with the responsibility for soliciting and processing new member applications, maintaining current records of ALLUNY members, and generating the annual directory. This committee also provides assistance with labels for all association mailings.

Newsletter
Chair:
Barbara W. Briggs
Charged with soliciting items for inclusion in the association's newsletter. It also publishes and distributes the association's newsletter three (3) times a year.

Nominations Committee
Chair:
Christine Demetros
Charged with soliciting the membership for those people interested in filling positions as officers and members of the board, in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the By-Laws.

Public Relations Committee
Chair:
vacant
Charged with publicizing the field of law librarianship and promoting ALLUNY on both the local and national levels.

Vendors & Corporate Sponsors Committee
Co-Chairs:
Melissa Lamb and Angela Patti
Responsible for coordination and organization of Exhibits area at the Annual Meeting.

Website and Social Media
Co-Webmasters: Nancy Babb and Elaine Knecht
Social Media Coordinator: Christine Anne George
Responsible for design, organization and maintenance of the association website and coordination of social media activities.