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Service Committee


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Catherine M. Biondo, chair
Legal Reference Librarian
Northeastern University School of Law Library
300 Knowles, 400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-3332
Email: c.biondo@neu.edu

Ms. Nicole Dyszlewski
Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library
43 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0043
(207) 287-1607
Email: Nicole.dyszlewski@legislature.maine.gov

Joshua LaPorte
Access Services Assistant
University of Connecticut School of Law Library
39 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105-2287
(860) 570-5113
Email: joshua.laporte@law.uconn.edu

Rebecca Martin
Digital & Bibliographic Resources Librarian
Boston University Pappas Law Library
765 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-3151
Email: rymartin@bu.edu

Committee charge

1. The Service Committee shall consist of a chair, or co-chairs, and such additional members as the President shall

2. Recognizing that law librarians have unique skills to offer to the New England community and to foster a spirit of cooperation among the membership, the Service Committee shall identify, publicize and promote volunteer and community service activities for the members of LLNE.
3. The Service Committee shall assist the Executive Committee with distribution of any funds to charitable or other nonprofit institutions, consistent with the LLNE By-laws

Suggestions/Join: Do you have a suggestion for a project which the Service Committee can organize for the membership? Interested in learning more about Service Committee activities? Please contact committee chair Amanda Merk (amerk@seyfarth.com).

Upcoming/Recent events:

LLNE volunteers for Jumpstart Read for the Record,
October 7, 2010

Past Events


  • Prosser Library Children's Collection Book Drive: The LLNE Service Committee collected 26 books and $60 in monetary donations to benefit the Prosser Library in Bloomfield, CT. The library had lost half of its children collection due to water damage. Many thanks to LLNE members for their generous donations!


  • Coats for Kids Drive
  • NAMI Walkathon Team met its fundraising goal of $200, thanks to team captain Ginny McVarish and walkers Carolyn Michaud, her brother and daughter.
  • Dress for Success Drive at LLNE Spring Meeting: Two large carloads of clothes were donated thanks to the generous donations of LLNE members.


  • Mandeville College of Law in Jamaica: The Law Library was wiped out in a hurricane and LLNE members were asked to donate books and journals.
  • Walk for Hunger 2004! The LLNE Service Committee raised $896 at our Third Annual Walk for Hunger, Sunday, May 2, 2004. Thanks to everyone who pledged or walked for your support of Project Bread.
  • Earth Day April 24, 2004: A group from LLNE worked along the Charles River in Boston as part of the annual Charles River Clean up. Thanks to all who joined in!


  • Read about the LLNE Service Committe in the AALL Spectrum, June 2003 (.pdf), Public Relations column, at page 8.
  • Walk for Hunger 2003: LLNE Walkers raised over $600 on Sunday May 3 to help end Hunger right here in New England!
  • LLNE Spring Meeting 2003 Service Committee Table

Service Committee 2003 table

  • At the Pine Street Inn on January 19, 2003 and on March 9, 2003, an enthusiastic group from LLNE had a great time serving dinner.
  • On January 25, 2003, a group from LLNE sorted and sent books to prisoners with the Prison Book Program.


  • LLNE's Service Committee coordinated book drives for America Reads in Boston and Literacty Volunteers of Great Hartford in Connecticut for the 2002 holiday season. Thanks to all who donated.
  • Several LLNE members recently assisted the Prison Books Progam at their annual Pack-A-Thon!
  • Inaugural Event: The Walk for Hunger, on Sunday May 5, 2002! The Service Committee organized a group from LLNE which participated in this annual fundraiser.

Volunteer Opportunities in New England: The Committee collects links to volunteer organizations and opportunities throughout New England for publication on the LLNE website.

Contact: LLNE Web Committee (llneweb@yahoo.com)
Last updated: 3/19/2014
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