Membership News

Eastern Massachusetts

In April, Boston College Law Library Legal Information Librarian Irene Good gave a presentation entitled “Teaching Techniques for Immigration Research” to the Southeastern Association of American Law Libraries in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Raquel Ortiz has been promoted to Head of Reference Services at Boston University’s Pappas Law Library. Her former position was Senior Reference Electronic Services Librarian. Prior to Boston University, Raquel was Information Access Librarian at Harvard Law School Library.

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

Lois Kane, who recently retired from the Fall River Law Library as Head Law Librarian, was inducted into the Massachusetts Library Association Hall of Fame on May 3, 2002. The award was presented at a luncheon held during MLA’s Annual Conference at the Seacrest Resort and Conference Center in Falmouth. Lois, who was one of four inductees, was honored with a recognition gift, a medal, and a certificate. MLA Hall of Fame inductees must be practicing, retiring, or retired librarians who have made a substantial contribution to the advancing the cause of Massachusetts libraries and/or librarianship over a career of at least ten years. We congratulate Lois on receiving this distinct honor.

LLNE Law Librarians Walk for Hunger

On May 5, 2002, the LLNE Service Committee held its inaugural event as it participated in the 34th Annual Walk for Hunger. Sue Drisko and Michelle Pearse, both of the Northeastern University School of Law Library, along with Margaret Cianfarini of the Harvard Law School Library, completed the twenty-mile walk in what could not have been more perfect weather. In total, they raised $625 for Project Bread. The Service Committee hopes to see more LLNE members at next year’s Walk for Hunger. Learn more about the event at

If you have some ideas for future projects or want to learn more about the Service Committee, please contact Stephanie Burke, Committee Chair at or (617) 353-8853.

New England Innovative Law Users Group Meeting Announced

The annual New England Innovative Law Users Group (NEILUG) meeting is
scheduled to be held on Friday, October 4, 2002. It will be sponsored by
the Suffolk University Law School Library and will be held at the Law
School in downtown Boston. Registration and more detailed program
information will be mailed out over the summer. Please share this
information with all interested staff members at your institution. For
further information or for program suggestions, please email David Turkalo
at Suffolk at:

NEXT ITEM: For Your Information: Internet Committee Update