AALL eNewsletter / May 2019

AALL 2019 / TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO SAVE $100

You’ve got one more day to save $100 on the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting—will you be joining your colleagues in Washington, DC? Register by tomorrow (Friday, May 17) to enjoy savings on the best professional development move you’ll make all year. In addition to the educational programs taking shape, you can now preview the lineup of poster sessions and exhibitor showcase sessions. Hot topic programs will be announced soon.

Wondering how to convince your boss? We’ve got you covered. Students and retirees—you get big discounts. (Looking for a printable listing of all the programs? We’ve got that, too.) New to the conference? Get ready to rock AALL 2019. In a few weeks, when everybody’s buzzing about the keynote speaker, the programs, and the “City of Magnificent Intentions,” make sure you’re part of the action.

AALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteering brings great people together—help make your Annual Meeting a success. Whether it’s registration bag stuffing, front desk check-in, collecting tickets for special events, assisting with library tours, or greeting attendees at the hospitality desk—we need you! Sign up and make a difference!

AALL BUSINESS MEETING & MEMBERS OPEN FORUM / SUBMIT RESOLUTIONS BY JUNE 21

The AALL Business Meeting & Members Open Forum will be held Monday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. Any member who wants to submit a resolution for consideration by the membership at the Business Meeting must do so by June 21. Resolutions can be submitted by any AALL entity or member concerning substantive matters.

During this year’s Members Open Forum, AALL Executive Board officers will be available to respond to member questions regarding AALL, as well as its programs and activities. In addition to asking questions from the floor, members can also submit questions in advance of the meeting. To submit a question, email ambusmtg@aall.org.

AALL DAY ON THE HILL / REGISTER BY TOMORROW

Join AALL on Capitol Hill to influence information policy issues and harness our collective voice for the profession. Learn about the information policy issues on AALL’s agenda and how to successfully advocate for law libraries. Then take our message to Capitol Hill for meetings with your members of Congress and their staff. This year marks 30 years of AALL’s legislative advocacy program; help us celebrate our anniversary by demonstrating the strength and expertise of the Association and our members.

DETAILS

  • Friday, July 12 / 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Marriott Marquis / Washington, DC
  • Register by Friday, May 17 (tomorrow!)
  • Open to AALL members only / Free

AALL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE / FOR DIRECTORS & INTERIM DIRECTORS ONLY

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTED PRICING ENDS TOMORROW

During AALL’s Executive Leadership Institute in Washington, DC, learn next-level leadership skills and participate in candid, dynamic, and strategic conversations on topics affecting library services and legal information, including organizational challenges, changes in the legal landscape, and the continued evolution of information services.

ABOUT

  • July 17-18, 2019
  • Georgetown Law / Washington, DC
  • Register now (early-bird discount through tomorrow, May 17): $249 members / $349 nonmembers
  • Agenda now available

5 REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Increase your organizational effectiveness
  • Expand your leadership skills
  • Gain the knowledge and tools you need
  • Participate in strategic conversations
  • Contribute and network with a community of director-level legal information experts

AALL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

DEADLINE IS MAY 31

The 2019-2020 renewal season is here. Renew today to enjoy access to:

  • expand your network of peers
  • receive valuable publications, including AALL Spectrum
  • gain discounts and access to essential professional development
  • access even more great member benefits

When you renew your AALL membership—by May 31—you will be entered in a drawing to win one of three complimentary 2019 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference registrations.

Hear what dedicated AALL members have to say about what sets AALL apart:

If you have any questions about your membership renewal, please contact AALL Headquarters at membership@aall.org or 312.205.8022.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS / REGISTER TODAY

ANYONE CAN BE A LEADER, EVEN THOSE WITHOUT (ACTUAL) AUTHORITY

  • Thursday, May 23 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, May 20
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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Professionals are often tasked with taking on informal leadership roles both inside and outside their organization. Developing leadership skills can be a challenge, especially in an environment where your authority is unclear. Leadership is not defined by mere power or authority, but by tangible skills anyone can build. This session will empower attendees to grow and cultivate leadership skills irrespective of position, job role, or career stage.

WORKING WITH NON-ENGLISH MATERIALS FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKER

  • Thursday, June 6 / 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
  • Register by Monday, June 3
  • Members – Free / Nonmembers – $60
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As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, most of us will inevitably need to research laws from non-English-speaking countries, whether we are helping a firm close an international deal or a professor perform comparative research. During this webinar, a panel of experienced foreign, comparative, and international law librarians who have worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and the Caribbean will provide practical guidance on finding English translations of non-English laws, tips to identify relevancy to your research, and ways to find help when you’re truly stuck.

AALL ELEARNING SURVEY

AALL is gearing up to provide additional learning opportunities to help you meet your professional development goals. Next week, we will launch the AALL eLearning Courses survey and we hope you’ll participate. Your valuable feedback will help us gauge member interest in eLearning.

AALL’S INAUGURAL STATE OF THE PROFESSION REPORT FEATURED IN ABA JOURNAL / ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY

The ABA Journal recently covered the release of the AALL State of the Profession 2019, a data-driven exploration of current legal information professionals’ contributions. The article highlights details on the report, including insights from AALL President Femi Cadmus.

The publication provides quantitative insights on user services, technology management, operations, budgets, and partnerships. Additionally, this report features an inventory of expertise—including current skills and career planning for law librarians and competencies for library and law school graduates.

The complimentary AALL State of the Profession 2019 Snapshot provides an introduction to the full report. The AALL State of the Profession 2019 is available in print and digital formats—order your copy today!

MEMBER NEWS

  • Shira Megerman was selected as the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s May Librarian of the Month.
  • Catherine M. Monte has been appointed Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer at Fox Rothschild. In this newly created senior management role, Monte will lead the firm in developing innovative programs and solutions, creating efficiencies through practice and business process re-engineering and helping to enhance the delivery and value of client services and the client experience.

AALL seeks more news about members’ achievements, job changes, and connections with the legal information community. Please send your news to Heather Haemker, AALL publications manager.

MEMORIALS

  • Richard “Dick” Bowler lived his life always thinking “outside the box.” After receiving his JD from the University of Chicago Law School and his MLIS from the University of Chicago Library School, he worked as a reference librarian and director of the University of Chicago Law School Library. In 1981, he moved to New Mexico to work at the University of New Mexico Law School Library as a reference librarian. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Bowler and his wife provided independent legal research services for lawyers in New Mexico navigating the transition from paper library books to online legal resources. In his retirement, he changed course and cataloged a large collection of theological books for Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. He passed away on April 17, 2019.
  • Coral Henning served as director of the Sacramento County Public Law Library in Sacramento, California. She earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1983 and her MSIS from San Jose State University in 2003. Henning began her law library career in 1984 at the San Francisco Law Library where she became assistant director, a position she held until 1992. Henning worked at the law firm of McCormick Barstow before moving on to the Sacramento County Public Library in 1995. She served as a public services librarian and training coordinator before becoming the director in 2004. Henning’s distinguished career included serving on the Northern California Association of Law Libraries Board as president, vice president, treasurer, and board member, as well as serving on the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section Board and the Board of the Council of California County Law Libraries (as president). Henning will be posthumously awarded the Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession in July 2019. In addition to her accomplishments, she was also a strong advocate for access to justice issues and mentored many newer county law librarians. Henning’s vision ensured that the Sacramento County Public Law Library and its website are a beacon for those needing free access to legal information. She passed away on March 28, 2019.

The AALL eNewsletter carries brief announcements of members’ deaths. Traditional memorials should be submitted to Tom Gaylord, Law Library Journal editor.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

  • Mary A. Adams Research Librarian; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP; Kansas City, MO
  • Ronit Barenboim Research Librarian; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Rebecca Chapman Student; Williamsville, NY
  • Victoria de la Torre Electronic Services Librarian; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Denver, CO
  • Denine Del Balso Knowledge and Research Analyst; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Cleveland, OH
  • Paige Emery Research Librarian; O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Los Angeles, CA
  • Debora Gager  Electronic Resources Librarian; Cozen O’Connor; Philadelphia, PA
  • Gianna Gargiulo Library Technician; Perkins Coie LLP; Seattle, WA
  • Connie Godsey-Bell Content Consultant; LexisNexis ; Dayton, OH
  • Heather Higgins Legal & Business Research Analyst; K&L Gates; Seattle, WA
  • Cynthia Hohl Director of Branch Operations; Kansas City Public Library; Platte City, MO
  • Erich Lah Law Library Clerk; Hot Springs, AR
  • Natasha Landon Law Library Fellow; Ohio State University Moritz Law Library; Columbus, OH
  • Carmen Lazu-Perez Head of Cataloguing Department; University of Puerto Rico; San Juan, PR
  • Mariangeli Lugo-Zayas Law Librarian; University of Puerto Rico; San Juan, PR
  • Kaitlyn Lyles Research Librarian; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law Library; Washington, DC
  • Courtney McAllister Electronic Resources Librarian; Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Library; New Haven, CT
  • Susan G. McCarty Managing Research Fellow; University of Maryland School of Law; Baltimore, MD
  • Pearl McCrea Acquisitions Specialist ; University of Washington Gallagher Law Library; Seattle, WA
  • Dajiang Nie Student Syracuse , NY
  • Jacquelynne Lee Normand Library Specialist; Holland & Knight, LLP ; Portland, OR
  • David Oblender Gale Serials Department; Detroit, MI
  • Sasha Orman Research Assistant; University of San Diego; San Diego, CA
  • Emily Oumano Connecticut Judicial Department Law Library at Rockville; Rockville, CT
  • Liz Parker Librarian University of San Diego; San Diego, CA
  • Deidra Payne Research Librarian; Troutman Sanders LLP; Atlanta, GA
  • Alicia Pearson Library Tech. Asst. Continuations, Serials, and Govern. Docs; Albany Law School; Albany, NY
  • Annia Peat Librarian; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Toronto, Canada
  • Kathryn Polgar Librarian; Wayne State University; Detroit, MI
  • Margaret Prater Law Librarian; U.S. Department of Justice; Manassas, VA
  • Larissa Reid Newtown, Australia
  • Marissa Rydzewski Circulation Supervisor; University of Washington Gallagher Law Library; Seattle, WA
  • Amy Small Assistant Director; Texas State Law Library; Austin, TX
  • Janice Smith San Jose State University; San Jose, CA
  • Andrea Spain Librarian; ASRC Federal Primus; Beltsville, MD
  • Jacqueline Steele Research Analyst; New York, NY
  • Kui Wedemeyer Program Manager; Washington State Attorney General’s Research Center; Tumwater, WA
  • Lisa Evelyn Williams Data Scientist/Analyst; Stone Mountain, GA