Committee Chairpersons 2014 - 2015
Robert D. Cunningham
|Constitution and By-Laws Chair:||
|Education Chair:||Laura Suttell
Phillips Lytle LLP
One Canalside, 125 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
|Government Relations Chair:||
|Grants & Scholarship Chair:||
Robert J. Weiner
Barbara W. Briggs
|Nominations Chair:||Colleen Ostiguy
Interim Head of Public Services
Albany Law School, Schaffer Law Library
80 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3434
|Public Relations Co-Chairs:||
Anne Marie Swartz
|Vendors & Corporate Sponsors Co-Chairs:|| Melissa Lamb
Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl St., Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14202
Senior Law Librarian
Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
77 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
|Website and Social Media:||
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 labels for all association mailings.
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.
Chair: Colleen Ostiguy
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
Co-Chairs: Miranda Ashby, Melissa Bednarz, & Anne Marie Swartz
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.