2014 Program Descriptions

The Accidental Archivist: Creating Archives on a Shoestring Budget (Program C5)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 4:00-5:15 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 217A

Whether you’re a librarian at a law firm, academic library, or county law library, your institution has a history. These materials may have accumulated slowly over time, or they may be the sudden product of an attorney, professor, or staff member’s retirement. However, most law libraries cannot spare the funding necessary for an archivist. This program will offer strategies for librarians with little or no archival training. Participants will discuss ways to assess and evaluate the content/value of unprocessed materials; how to craft achievable goals for an archive given limitations of time, money, and existing personnel; and how to recruit cost-effective personnel, such as interns or student workers, to assist with archival projects.

  • Sabrina Sondhi, Columbia University (Coordinator & Speaker)
  • Alissa Black-Dorward, Fordham University Law Library (Speaker)
  • Jennifer S. Murray, Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library (Speaker)
  • Bess Reynolds, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Speaker)

Acquisitions and Serials Standing Committees and Roundtables Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – Marriott Rivercenter-Salon C

  • Continental Breakfast and informal greeting time [10 min.]
  • Welcome and Introductions [5 min.]
  • Approval of minutes from 2013 meetings in Seattle [2 min.]
  • Roundtable Discussions [40 min. total, 10-13 min. each section]
    • Presentation/Discussion on Microsoft OneNote – (Melody Lembke)
    • Cancellation Project Workflows
    • Electronic Resources
  • Education programming for AALL 2014 [10 min.]
  • Reports [5 min.]
    • Exchange of Duplicates Program
    • State Statutes Project
  • Programming reminders and closing thoughts [3 min.]


 – Back to the Future: AALL and Law Libraries in the Digital Age (Program E4)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 8:30-9:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 217D

In July 2002, The Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age issued their report entitled, “Beyond the Boundaries.” It was a glimpse into the future of law libraries, with possible scenarios for each type of library. Predicting the future is hard! What did we get right? What did we miss? How would we do things differently? Join us for a lively session in which we examine the current state of law libraries in the digital age, with real life examples where libraries have moved “beyond the boundaries” of a traditional library. Whether the focus is on KM, global resource management, preservation, access to justice, or outsourcing, these libraries have led the way.

  • Michael Saint-Onge, LexisNexis (Coordinator, Moderator & Speaker)
  • Gregory Lambert, Jackson Walker L.L.P. (Speaker)
  • Margaret Maes, Legal Information Preservation Alliance (Speaker)
  • Nina Platt, LAC Group (Speaker)
  • Gail Warren, Virginia State Law Library (Speaker)

The Bookless Law Library: Potential Reality or Flight of Fancy? (Program H3)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 3:45-4:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 214AB

The nation’s first “bookless” public library recently opened in San Antonio. Hear from two librarians at BiblioTech, who will discuss their experiences in creating this library. Learn about their patrons, what their staff of 12 does, how their digital collection is used, and what occupies their physical space. Also, find out how this unique library is faring, including the community’s response. Then, a manager from a large law firm will explain how his firm shrunk its print collection by more than 60 percent, but has maintained the same staffing levels as eight years ago. He’ll share attorney and staff responses to this change, as well as compare electronic and print collection costs. Is a bookless library in your future? You might be surprised!

  • Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Library (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Laura Cole, BiblioTech (Speaker)
  • Ashley Eklof, BiblioTech (Speaker)
  • Robert Oaks, Latham & Watkins (Speaker)

Business and Awards Meeting

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 5:30-7:00 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 207B

  • Call to order: Brian Striman
  • Verification of Quorum: Hollie White
  • Introduction and Welcome of TS-SIS VIPs: Jill Emery and Graham Stone
  • Approval of Minutes from July, 14, 2013 Business Meeting in Seattle, Washington
  • Special report from Caroline Walters regarding the Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records Task Force Report (she must leave immediately after her report for another meeting).
  • Executive Board Reports
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Hollie White
    • Members-at-Large: Cindy Spadoni and Eric Parker
    • Vice-chair/Chair-Elect: Suzanne Graham
    • Chair: Brian Striman
  • Standing Committee Chair Reports
    • Acquisitions: Trina Holloway
    • Cataloging and Classification: Lia Contursi
    • Preservation: Lauren Seney
    • Serials: Jacob Sayward
  • TSLL Report: Michael Maben
  • Awards: Carol Morgan Collins
    • Marla Schwartz Grant
    • Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award
  • Special Recognition of TS Retirees
  • Words of Appreciation: Brian Striman
  • Passing of the “gavel” and the Sturgis Rules
    • Comments from the New Chair
  • Adjournment
  • All officer, committee, and representatives reports will be available on the TS-SIS website.

Cataloging and Classification Roundtable

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Marriott Rivercenter-Salon M

Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee Meeting

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 7:30-8:15 a.m. – Marriott Rivercenter-Salon J

Classification and Subject Cataloging Advisory Working Group Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 7:30-8:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 216B

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Report from the chair
    • Field 751
    • Best practices for the application of law genre/form terms
    • Retrospective application of law genre/form terms
    • Update on LC Genre/Form Terms for library and Archival Materials (LCGFT)
  • Going forward with retrospective application of law genre/form terms
  • Action plan for tackling problematic/outdated subject headings
  • Adding relationship indicators in 600/610 headings
  • FAST headings
    • Are people leaving these headings in their bib records from OCLC?
    • If so, how are their systems displaying/indexing these headings?
  • New business

Click and Go: Ensuring Smooth Access to Online Resources (Program C4)

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 217BC

As the percentage of holdings to which libraries provide electronic access increases, librarians also assume responsibility for a new type of material maintenance that wasn’t taught in library school. “Dead” links, regardless of the reason for the breakdown, frustrate users and hurt a library’s credibility to deliver access to needed information. By systematically reviewing web links in both the website and catalog, librarians can address broken links before anyone else discovers them.

  • Suzanne Graham, University of Georgia (Coordinator, Moderator & Speaker)
  • Julie Horst, U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit Library (Speaker)
  • Keiko Okuhara, University of Hawaii (Speaker)

Collection Development Roundtable (ALL-SIS)

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Discussion topics include e-books, patron driven acquisitions, and the ABA proposed changes to library standards.

  • Rebecca Mattson, Co-Moderator
  • Susan Gaultier, Co-Moderator

Descriptive Cataloging Policy Advisory Working Group Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 216A

A Dialog for Catalogers and Reference Librarians: Class K from Alpha to Omega (Program A2)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 1:15-2:45 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 217A

Through an interview format, this program will highlight strategic ways to access content with an understanding of the essential architecture of the K classification. It will focus on a discussion about the nuanced differences between the law of international relations and the law of nations. The guided discussion will offer catalogers, as well as reference librarians, a better understanding of how call numbers searches can effectively be utilized. The second part of this program consists of a demonstration of the revolutionary Library of Congress Portal, which contains the entire K schedule linked to other data. It will give a rare opportunity to observe the practical importance of linked data, and will prompt a discussion about effective use of classification for content browsing and map interface.

  • Lia Contursi, Columbia University (Coordinator)
  • Brian Striman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Moderator)
  • Emily Carr, Library of Congress (Speaker)
  • Tina Gheen, Library of Congress (Speaker)
  • Jolande Goldberg, Library of Congress (Speaker)

Education Committee Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – WSCC-Room 213

Executive Board Meeting (2013/2014 outgoing and 2014/2015 incoming)

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Marriott Rivercenter-Salon K

Gov Docs Basics – Where There Is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question (Program H4)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 3:45-4:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 217BC

Congratulations! You’ve just inherited a government documents collection! Now what? This session will give librarians an overview of how to manage a depository collection, including how to comply with the patchwork of federal laws and legal requirements, and will address common misconceptions. Participants will have a chance to ask any questions they may have about working with government information.

  • Camilla Tubbs, University of Maryland School of Law (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Janet Fisher, Arizona State Library Archives & Public Records (Speaker)
  • Sarah Holterhoff, Valparaiso University Law School Library (Speaker)
  • Suzanne Sears, University of North Texas Libraries (Speaker)

Heads of Cataloging in Large Libraries Committee Breakfast Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 8:45-10:00 a.m. – Location TBA

Hip Tips for the Acquisitions Librarian (Program D2)

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 2:30-3:45 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 214CD

Acquisitions education and training is not addressed much, if at all, in library schools. Instead, it is learned on the job for most librarians. A panel of acquisitions librarians will share tips and tools they use to efficiently do their work on a daily basis, as well as some of their more perplexing problems and the steps taken to resolve them. The program will provide an opportunity to learn in a communal atmosphere, and all attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences with others.

The program will be run as a discussion program: a point person will be designated to introduce and comment on a topic, followed by comments from other panelists and then input and discussion from attendees. Since acquisitions is largely learned on the job, we’d like to include those tips and tools you’ve discovered, developed, and put into action to resolve issues that arise on a daily or not so frequent basis. Just as important might be those procedures and processes you’ve enacted that did not get the results intended. We have identified a number of broad topics (“Choosing resources and getting them to the door,” “Management of people and time,” and “Managing the stuff once it gets here”) and want to incorporate items you would like to share or bring up for discussion.

The program coordinator seeks prospective attendee input about additional possible topics for the session. Email your tips, comments, or questions to Ajaye Bloomstone (LLAJAYE@LSU.EDU) by July 1, 2014.

  • Ajaye Bloomstone, Louisiana State University (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Shyama Agrawal, Duke University School of Law (Speaker)
  • Alan Keely, Wake Forest University (Speaker)
  • Ian Kipnes, California Western School of Law Library (Speaker)
  • Jean L. Willis, Sacramento County Public Law Library (Speaker)

Innovative Law Users Group Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 8:00am-2:00pm – Marriott Rivercenter-Salon J

The Law and Ethics of Aggregation and Content Distribution (Program H2)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 3:45-4:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 217D

The rise of news aggregation platforms combined with the complex mix of free and licensed, news, business, and legal content raises complex copyright licensing and ethical issues for information professionals. This program will cover the risk management and ethical issues to address in establishing an organization-wide aggregation platform. Additionally, participants will learn about domestic and international laws that need to be considered in planning for the deployment of a content aggregation and distribution system.

  • Jean O’Grady, DLA Piper (Coordinator)
  • Andrew Deutsch, DLA Piper (Speaker)
  • Michael Stelzer, Knowledge Management Services (Speaker)

Learning to Lead Yourself and Others Through the Unexpected (Program E3)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 8:30-9:45 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 214AB

Take a deep breath. The unexpected happens, and, when it does, you have an opportunity. What matters is not whether we falter, but how we rescue ourselves after a misstep. In order to lead yourself, a team, or an entire library through any unexpected event, resilience is a necessary skill. This unique program will explore setbacks and professional disappointments from a constructive perspective. It will provide the attendees with the leadership skills to not only embrace setbacks, but also effectively bounce back from them. Whether you have encountered a personal misstep in your career, a professional misstep in guiding your team through a work project, or a financial misstep due to the economic crisis, this program will give you survival tips to rebound.

  • Jennifer S. Murray, Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library (Co-coordinator and Moderator)
  • Michele Finerty, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (Co-coordinator)
  • Barbara Bintliff, University of Texas Jamail Center for Legal Research (Speaker)
  • Jennifer Weiss, Human Resources Alignment Consulting (Speaker)
  • Linda Will, Thompson & Knight LLP (Speaker)

Local Systems Roundtable (OBS-SIS)

Monday, July 13, 2014 – 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Marriott Riverwalk-Travis

Librarians have adopted a culture of helplessness and workarounds when it comes to our software. Open source software (OSS) is a way to get freed from these chains. But open source is about more than just software, it’s about community and a philosophy of freedom. During this presentation, “Open Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom,” Nicole Engard will give librarians the facts about OSS by introducing them to what OSS is, what it means for libraries and what tools libraries can use right now to improve their efficiency, customer service and product offerings.

  • Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions (and OBS-SIS VIP), will present “Open Source Software: a Community and a Philosophy of Freedom” (see slides from presentation (PDF))

Orbis Cascade Alliance Summit: A Library Management Service Model for the Future (Program F1)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 10:15-11:30 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 217A

With ILS costs skyrocketing and library budgets shrinking, libraries are increasingly turning to new models of affording the ILS they want. Open Source ILSs are one answer. Consortia are another. The Orbis Cascade Alliance is implementing a new library management service to be shared by all 37 members of the consortium. Soon all these libraries in the Pacific Northwest will be sharing not only a catalog, but also cooperative collection development, digital initiatives, and discovery services. Hopefully, this will result in better services for students, faculty, and staff. Is it worth giving up the autonomy of a separate institutional ILS? What are the costs, and what are the benefits?

  • Christina Tarr, University of California School of Law Library (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Richard Jost, University of Washington Gallagher Law Library (Speaker)

OCLC User’s Roundtable and Update (OBS-SIS)

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 007A

This roundtable is open to anyone who uses OCLC products or services, and will feature the OBS-SIS OCLC liaison, Glenn Patton, Director of the WorldCat Quality Management Division at OCLC, as the speaker. Glenn will discuss OCLC’s new and enhanced services, as well as planned future developments. Following this overview, the bulk of the roundtable time will be allotted to audience members to ask questions and to share comments, ideas, and concerns with the speaker and other OCLC users in the audience. If you have any specific concerns that you would like Glenn to address during the roundtable, please contact Jacqueline Magagnosc at jkm95@cornell.edu.

The Once and Future Federal Depository Library Program (Program C1)

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 217A

The way people access and use government information is changing. With library space at a premium and the rise of eGovernment, this session will gather stakeholders to discuss with the Superintendent of Documents the future of federal documents, including access to, and long-term preservation of, government information through the Federal Depository Library Program. (This program is sponsored by the GD-SIS.)

  • Camilla Tubbs, University of Maryland School of Law (Coordinator)
  • Emily Feltren, AALL Government Relations Office (Moderator)
  • Mary Alice Baish, U.S. Government Printing Office (Speaker)

Preservation Standing Committee Meeting

Monday, July 14, 2014 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 210A

Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 210B

Share what you’ve been working on with your colleagues* and find out what projects they’ve been tackling. Ask how others have been dealing with an issue you’ve had arise, or help someone else out with their issue. (*Optional. Even if you don’t have anything to talk about, come and listen!)

Research Roundtable (OBS-SIS and TS-SIS)


This year instead of having a OBS/TS Researchers Rountable we are having a Dine Around. The schedule will be set based on people’s availability. Interested parties should email Hollie White (hollie.white@law.duke.edu) so a convenient time can be arranged.

Technical Services Management Issues Roundtable

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – Marriott Riverwalk-Bowie

Techniques for Electronic Resource Management (TERMS): From Coping to Best Practices (Workshop W2)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 205

Most of us cope with our electronic resources, but how well do we really manage them throughout their entire life cycles, from first awareness of their existence until their cancellation or cessation? This workshop will build upon the February/March 2013 Library Technology Reports on “Techniques for Electronic Resource Management.” Led by the two authors of that report, this hands-on workshop will combine short lectures interspersed with small-group, hands-on work. Participants will develop the ability to create their own set of best practices for electronic resource management (ERM) that they can use within their own institutions.

  • Eric Parker, Northwestern University School of Law (Coordinator & Moderator)
  • Jill Emery, Portland State University Library (Speaker)
  • Graham Stone, University of Huddersfield (Speaker)

TS/OBS/RIPS/CS-SIS Joint Reception

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Marriott Riverwalk-Alamo Ballroom Salon D

TSLL Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 1:45-2:45 p.m. – HBGCC-Room 210A

Vendor-Supplied Records Advisory Working Group

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – 7:00-8:15 a.m. – HBGCC-Room 218

  1. Welcome and introductions (5 minutes)
  2. Report from Caroline Walters, chair of Task Force on Vendor-Supplied Bibliographic Records Creation and Distribution Models (20 minutes)
  3. Dialog with Glenn Patton, OCLC (20 minutes)
  4. Current survey of vendor-supplied records, available on Google Drive spreadsheet (10 minutes)
  5. Brief reports on Serials Solutions records, Kluwer records (10 minutes)
  6. Other