Librarians and Libations

Librarians and Libations at Citrus and Salt! Be sure to RSVP to Caroline if you plan to attend. Date: Wednesday, July 31st Time: 5:30pm Location:  Citrus & Salt | 319 A St, Boston, MA 02210 RSVP to ****Cash Bar****

5/14: Virtual Brown Bag: eBooks: Best Practices and How to Increase Adoption

eBooks: Best Practices and How to Increase Adoption.   Tuesday, May 14th at noon by Zoom: Brown Bag, hosted by David Goldman and Christie Schauder   Some topics that will be covered: • How are firms using eBooks today if at all. (i.e. replacement for print desk sets) • Do eBooks have a specific purpose in the current legal research landscape or are they merely duplicative of existing content • What are the challenges to … Read more

4/26: ABLL/LLNE Spring Conference: History in Law | Law in History

For full details please see: Presented by ABLL and LLNE Hosted by the Social Law Library Morning Session: Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. Hon. Scott L. Kafker, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Professor Amar is a renowned legal historian and constitutional-law scholar who has been cited by U.S. Supreme Court justices in more than 45 cases.  His most recent book, The Words That … Read more

2/27: Brown Bag: We have access to that?

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at NOON – “We have access to that?” : When you hear that, don’t you feel like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day”? How do we inform users about our subscription resources? How do we measure the value of these resources to our users? This brown bag meeting is based on a discussion den topic from AALL 2023 (prior attendance not required). Andrea Rasmussen at Latham & Watkins is hosting this hybrid … Read more

1/22/2024: AI for Law Librarians with Rebecca Fordon (Webinar)

 Join Rebecca Fordon, a law librarian at the Ohio State University Moritz Law Library, on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 11am for the webinar “AI for Law Librarians.”  It seems like a new AI tool is being released every minute – how can we keep up and learn to critically evaluate these products? In this session, we’ll review the terminology and go over some of the key new products. We’ll also provide a checklist for … Read more

12/7: Tips & Best Practices for Acquiring Prior Art Declarations, Date-Stamps, and more

Thursday, December 7th at 2pm Join ABLL members Katelyn Cidlevich, Wendi Hoffenberg, Kim Martin, and Karen Rutherford for an hour long presentation on prior art declarations, date-stamps, and more. This presentation will discuss the process of obtaining prior art declarations or date-stamps required in the course of patent litigation. It will address the background, challenges, and helpful resources that can be used to track down these materials.   RSVP: Email Kirsten at  

12/4: Trelllis Demo Session

December 4 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm What’s New with Trellis in Massachusetts?  State Trial Court Research & Analytics – Tips & Best Practices!   Syllabus and Program Description   Join the Association of Boston Law Librarians and Trellis for an engaging webinar as we cover how to analyze the behavior and history of your Massachusetts judge, competitive counsel, prospects and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you … Read more

11/16: ABLL and SLA New England meetup at Sips Cafe Post Office Square

ABLL has teamed up with SLA New England to bring you a night of tasty treats alongside friendly conversation and networking. Join us for a fun evening and an opportunity to connect with another, local information organization! Where: Sips Cafe in Post Office Square (Leventhal Park) When: 5:30-8pm Appetizers will be provided. Attendees are responsible for all other food and drink. RSVP: