Annual Meeting 2016 Newsletter Supplement

Programs Including Members

Below is a chart, in order of time, indicating the programs including SR-SIS members.

First Last Employer Role Program Name Date Time Location
Karen Selden University of Colorado Law School Wm. A. Wise Law Library Workshop Coordinator and Moderator Linked Data and BIBFRAME in Action: from Theory to Practice Saturday, July 16 1:30-5:00 PM Hyatt-Columbus AB
Megan Von Behren Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Speaker Crowdsourcing a Skill Set to Manage the Legal Information of the Future Sunday, July 17 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom A
Avery Le University of Florida Levin College of Law Legal Information Center Co-coordinator, Speaker Information Security: Changing Access Concerns and Data Protection Best (and Sometimes Easy) Practices Sunday, July 17 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom C
Karen Selden University of Colorado Law School Wm. A. Wise Law Library Coordinator Promoting the Value of Technical Services at Budget Time:  Practical Advice for Directors and Managers Sunday, July 17 2:30-3:30 PM Hyatt-Columbus KL
Kelly Leong UCLA Law Library Speaker AALL Public Policy Update Sunday, July 17 2:30-3:30 PM Hyatt-Columbus EF
Rebecca Trammell Stetson University College of Law Speaker Research Competencies: From Classroom to Practice Sunday, July 17 2:30-3:30 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom A
Victoria Szymczak University of Hawaii Moderator Promoting the Value of Technical Services at Budget Time: Practical Advice for Directors and Managers Sunday, July 18 2:30-3:30 PM Hyatt-Columbus KL
Ronald Wheeler Boston University Speaker Diversity Symposium: Exploring Resources and Library Services to Better Serve the LGBT Community (sponsored by LexisNexis) Sunday, July 17 4:00-5:15 PM Hyatt-Columbus IJ
Steven Alexandre da Costa Boston University Speaker Diversity Symposium: Exploring Resources and Library Services to Better Serve the LGBT Community (sponsored by LexisNexis) Sunday, July 17 4:00-5:15 PM Hyatt-Columbus IJ
Karen Selden University of Colorado Law School Wm. A. Wise Law Library Coordinator and Moderator Creating the Future of Discovery and Research:  BIBFRAME 101 for Library Directors (and Everyone Else) Sunday, July 17 4:00-5:00 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom C
Karen Selden University of Colorado Law School Wm. A. Wise Law Library Coordinator and Moderator Search Does Not Equal Research: Implications for Discovery Layer Design Monday, July 18 9:45-10:45 AM Hyatt-Columbus IJ
Jocelyn Kennedy Harvard Law School Library Speaker How to Create a Positive Culture in Your Law Library (Whether or Not You’re a Manager) Monday, July 18 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom B
Camille Broussard New York Law School Coordinator and Moderator Taking the Lead on Teaching Legal Technology:  Opportunities and Challenges Tuesday, July 19 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Hyatt-Columbus IJ
Charles Pipins University of Maryland School of Law Speaker Beyond the Usual Suspects: Collaborating with “the Rest” of Your Institution Tuesday, July 19 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom B
Kate Irwin-Smiler Wake Forest University Speaker Beyond the Usual Suspects: Collaborating with “the Rest” of Your Institution Tuesday, July 19 8:30 AM-9:30 AM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom B
Ann Hemmens Library of Congress Moderator Captivate: Presentations That Engage and Win Over Today’s Audiences Tuesday, July 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Hyatt-Regency Ballroom D

Coffee Talks Led by Members

Coffee talks will be held in Hyatt-Crystal Ballroom B on Monday, July 18 from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM.  These are a great opportunity to chat with others who share an interest or knowledge in particular areas.

Michele Knapp University of San Diego Legal Research Center The Ins and Outs of Licensing Electronic Resources
Cindy Hirsch University of Maine School of Law Tagging PDFs: Best Practices for Accessibility in Digital Collections
Mark Estes Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library Public Law Library Autonomy & Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunites

Poster Sessions Presented by Members

Posters are on display in the exhibit hall.  The members presenting accepted posters will be present to discuss their posters on Tuesday, July 19, from 9:45-10:45 AM in the exhibit hall.  The posters will, however, be available for review throughout the meeting.

Scott Burgh City of Chicago Department of Law Library Frank Stauber v. J.J. McGrath:  The Stolen Election of 1880 in Chicago’s 14th Ward
Scott Burgh City of Chicago Department of Law Library Haymarket Affair Clemency Campaign
Angela Hackstadt University of Arkansas School of Law Threshold Concepts in Legal Research Instruction
Karen Westwood Hennepin County Law Library “Popping Up” with the Hennepin County Library

 

SR Events

Standing Committee on Law Library Services to Prisoners Business Meeting Sunday, July 17 12:30 PM-2:00 PM Hyatt-Skyway 269
Standing Committee on Disabilities Issues Business Meeting Sunday, July 17 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Hyatt-Skyway 265
Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Business Meeting (open to all) Sunday, July 17 5:15 PM-6:30 PM Hyatt-Skyway 265
Standing Committee on Environmental Sustainability Business Meeting Sunday, July 17 5:15 PM-6:30 PM Hyatt-Skyway 269
Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Reception (open to all) Sunday, July 17 8:00 PM-11:00 PM 52eighty Rooftop Lounge 29th floor of the MileNorth Hotel 166 E. Superior Street
GLL/LISP/SR Roundtable on Law Library Services to Prisoners and Pro Se Patrons Monday, July 18 3:30 PM-4:45 PM Hyatt-Acapulco
SR-SIS: Religious Freedom Bills: What Are They, and What Do They Really Mean? Roundtable Monday, July 18 3:30 PM-4:45 PM Hyatt-Michigan C
SR-SIS Business Meeting Monday, July 18 5:00 PM-6:30 PM Hyatt-Skyway 265

Book Drive Announcement, including the art by Alethea Jones, Harvard Law School Library

Book Drive 2016

Artwork by Alethea Jones, Harvard Law School Library

As you’re heading out this weekend for fun and fireworks, remember to get fired up for reading!  Support the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries Children’s Book Drive! This year’s drive benefits Bernie’s Book Bank, an organization that distributes children’s books to at-risk infants, toddlers and grade school children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie’s Book Bank aims to give little children a leg up by pouring quality children’s books into at-risk homes that have been identified through schools and social service organizations, ensuring that children have access to books from infancy through grade school age, and that they start school “reading ready.” Bernie’s Book Bank sorts the books, ranging in reading level from infant to 6th grade, into bundles of 6 different age-appropriate books for each child, and delivers them directly into the hands of low-income children.  Each child they serve receives a minimum of 12 books per year from Bernie’s, theirs to keep at home forever.

How can you help Bernie’s Book Bank provide books to children in need?

  • Order a book online from the Amazon wishlist (or search for “AALL 2016” on Amazon under “Lists > Find a List or Registry.”)
  • Send checks, payable to American Association of Law Libraries, or online bookstore gift cards to the Annual Book Drive Chair:

Megan Von Behren
Senior Research Services Manager
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004

  • Drop off books for infants, toddlers, and grade school children, online bookstore gift cards, checks, or cash in Chicago at the Member Services booth in the Exhibit Hall.  (Please no text books, workbooks, coloring books, reference material, or adult or young adult books.)
  • Drop off physical books only for infants, toddlers, and grade school children to the Book Drive drop-off box in Chicago at the Registration area near the Hospitality Booth.  (Please no text books, workbooks, coloring books, reference material, or adult or young adult books.)

For more information regarding the book drive, please contact Megan Von Behren, megan.vonbehren@friedfrank.com. For information about the history of the annual book drive, see our article in Spectrum!  And there’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!

Submitted by Megan Von Behren, Fried, Fank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Toiletries Drive 

Toiletries

Toiletries by Alan Light, creative commons, available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-light/3715401460.

The SR-SIS will be collecting soaps and toiletries again this year.  The Please plan on bringing any donations of unused soaps, shampoos, lotions, conditioner, etc., to the Activities Area Display Boards.  We will be donating the toiletries to the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.  The organization has an advocacy agenda and also serves to coordinate the efforts of local domestic violence shelters.  They are able to distribute the toiletries we collect to a number of local shelters!

Member Updates

Jim Donovan: “I did have an article come out a couple weeks ago:

James M. Donovan, Half-Baked: The Demand by For-Profit Businesses for Religious Exemptions from Selling to Same-Sex Couples, 49 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 39 (2016).

I don’t believe it’s in the services yet, but it can be accessed at the law review site: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/llr/vol49/iss1/2/.”

Jeff Bern: In June 2016, Jeff Berns joined the Executive Board of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.—a local chapter of AALL—on which he will serve as Membership Chair. He and his husband are enjoying the new home they had built in Maryland, just outside Washington; they moved in January. Jeff remains Librarian at Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.

Marilyn Nicely: “My news is my retirement July 1, 2015. Almost one year now. It has gone by fast and been a good year. Will not be at AALL this year.”

Richard Jost: Richard has agreed to be the Interim Director of the University of Washington Law Librarianship Program for the coming year as Jonathan settles into his new role.  Richard, a law librarian for over 31 years (24 years at Gallagher) has been a teacher in the Law Librarianship Program for the iSchool and has mentored dozens of students in the program over the years.  Reporting to Jonathan Franklin who is the newly appointed Associate Dean and Gallagher Law Library Director, Richard will be responsible for all aspects of the Program including admissions, teaching the Current Issues and Technology classes, managing the Directed Fieldwork placements, hosting the Alumni reunion at AALL, leading the new student orientation, serving as the faculty advisor to students, coordinating the Borgeson Award, and working with Penny Hazelton and Jonathan Franklin to transition the program duties and responsibilities.

AJ Blechner: AJ recently joined the Harvard Law Library as Research Librarian and Library Instruction Coordinator, and looks forward to serving as Chair of the Standing Committee on Disability Issues this year.

David Holt: “I have news!  I started a new job as the Branch Librarian for the San Jose federal courthouse.  I’m technically an employee of the Ninth Circuit as library services are centralized throughout the circuit.  I was at Santa Clara for nearly 12 years so this was a big transition for me.  I’m really excited to be working in the federal courts.  I won’t be attending AALL this year because of scheduling conflicts but I hope to see everyone in Austin next year.  In other news, Dana Neacşu and I were selected as editors for the upcoming edition of the LGBT bibliography.  We’re both delighted (and a little nervous) about this project and will be reaching out to colleagues for contributions soon.”

SR-SIS Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Name Discussion

In the fall, the SR-SIS membership will be voting on whether to change the name of the Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues. After a few years of informal discussion, the Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues, with the support of the SR-SIS Executive Board, is considering a name change. There have been widespread legal and social developments in the LGBTQI community since the last time the name change was considered and rejected, which was 10 years ago.

Please join a new My Community dedicated specifically to discussion of a possible name change. The dedicated community is open to all members of AALL.  My hope is that we can continue this discussion online and in-person in Chicago, with an online vote on the name change by the full SR-SIS this fall.

Submitted by Sara V. Pic, Vice-Chair Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues, Law Library of Louisiana

Bibliography Editors Announced!

I am pleased to announce that the Editor-in-Chief Selection Committee has chosen David Holt and Dana Neacşu as Editors-in-Chief for the second edition of Sexual Orientation and the Law:  A Research Bibliography. Congratulations, David and Dana! Thank you for agreeing to organize the update of this important work!

Thanks also to the members of the Selection Committee for their tremendous work. The committee members were: Courtney Selby (Chair), James Donovan, Sara Pic, and Stephanie Wilson.

Submitted by Stefanie Pearlman, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

SR-SIS Business Meeting Draft Agenda            

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election Report
  • Book Drive Report
  • Newsletter Report
  • Toiletries Donations
  • Report from SC LGI
  • Report from SC Prisoners
  • Report from SC DI
  • Report from SC ES
  • Report on Website
  • Report on Roundtables

Submitted by Stacy Etheredge, SR-SIS Chair, University of Idaho College of Law (Boise Campus)

Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay Issues Business meeting Draft Agenda

  • Discussion of Holoch grant guidelines, such as establishing who specifically serves on the committee and whether we should institute a time limit (eg, you must wait 3 years between applications)
  • Discussion of possible name change
  • Discussion of bibliography

Submitted by Sara V. Pic, Law Library of Louisiana


Standing Committee on Disability Issues

No formal agenda

Submitted by Nickholas Harrell, Committee Chair, University of Colorado Law School

Standing Committee on Environmental Sustainability Agenda

  • New Member Welcome!
  • Committee Goal Development.
  • Update on Conference Travel Offsets Project.
  • David Selden, committee chair, will provide some background on the committee as it has evolved from a Task Force
  • Ideas for Committee Website.
  • Update on Sustainability Presentation Made to the AALL Chapter Leaders (7/16).
  • Educational Planning.

Submitted by David Selden, Committee Chair, National Indian Law Library/Native America Rights Fund

Standing Committee on Law Library Services to Prisoners Update

The SC on L Lib Svcs to Prisoners has two major and important projects just beginning to get underway.  All volunteers welcome!  Anyone interested in the projects below please contact Stacy Etheredge, stacye@uidaho.edu.

  • survey
  • recommended collection

Thank you to SR Volunteers for AALL Annual Meeeting

SR Chair Stacy Etheredge would like to thank our stalwart volunteer members who are volunteering to staff the CONELL table and the SR Activities Display Poster in the Exhibit Hall.

  • CONELL Table, Saturday, July 16, 10:20 – 11:40, Hyatt – Columbus KL, Lewis Zimmerman
  • XH Poster, Saturday, July 16, 5:00 – 6:30, Sara Pic
  • XH Poster, Sunday, July 17, 10:15-11:15, Patti Morgan
  • XH Poster, Monday, July 18, 8:30 – 9:30, Lewis Zimmerman
  • XH Poster, Monday, July 18, 12:30 – 1:30, Liz Whittington
  • XH Poster, Tuesday, July 19, 9:45 – 10:45, Megan Von Behren