The Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL) is a diverse group with members from Boston area private law firms, law schools, federal and state agencies, as well as businesses. ABLL was founded in 1966 when the librarian of Choate, Hall & Stewart initiated informal luncheon meetings among Boston law firm librarians in order to get acquainted, exchange ideas and discuss common issues. The group focuses on providing educational and social opportunities for its members.
Calling all ABLL Volunteers!
ABLL is an all volunteer organization, so it goes with saying that member involvement is crucial to our viability and success. One important task is the nomination of members to serve on the ABLL Board.
This year I will be chairing the Nomination Committee tasked with finding members to fill the following positions:
- Director at Large
- V.P. of Membership
- V.P. of Technology
Please contact me if you would like to serve on the Committee.
Do not have the time to serve on the Committee but want to be involved? Consider serving on the Board. Forward your nomination or that of a fellow ABLL member.
Thank you in advance,
Bob DeFabrizio, Immediate Past President & Chair of the Nomination Committee
“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”
Each Spring, Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) offers a six-week legal research instruction program for librarians in the New England area who would like to learn more about law librarianship. For many years, this unique course has been offering instruction in various legal topics. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the U.S. legal system and will learn how to find Statutes and Case Law, while also learning about Administrative, Transactional and Business Law.
This year’s Legal Instruction class will run from March 14th through April 25th. Class will not be held on April 18th, and one session will be taught online. A description the program is available on the LLNE website. The cost of the six week program is $150 and the deadline to register is March 7th.
Contact Brian Flaherty at email@example.com for more information.
Following is a link to a Maine State Library Trusted Professionals Survey with the following objective: “…to measure the perceived “trustworthiness” (honest and ethical standards) of librarians and a variety of other professions,” http://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1100&context=msl_docs.
Maine residents responded and one of the key findings was “(a)mong the twenty-two professions included in this research, the top rated in terms of perceived honesty and ethics, are Nurses (81%), followed by Librarians (78%) and Pharmacists (74%) (emphasis added).
Librarians are in good company. Do not make the mistake and ask the question – do you value our services?
Dare to ask and take pride in a job well done.
Bob DeFabrizio, Immediate Past President
“Engage, Involve, Collaborate”
This committee oversees communications to and from the Association and is responsible for updating membership on activities of the Board and committees.
Contact: Carolyn Keery – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship & Events
This committee is responsible for soliciting sponsorships, organizing social events, and collaborating with the Education Committee on venues.
Contact: Christine Spindler – email@example.com
This committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Association’s Website and all technology-related programs and initiatives.
Contact: Jennifer Meger – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the appropriate committee chair.
Kick off the start of the new ABLL year at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Event begins at 5:30 pm.
RSVP by September 10: email@example.com
Click the following link for more information:
2016 Fall Event Brochure
Attached is the ballot for the new slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 ABLL Board and the proposed Bylaw changes. The current Bylaws can be found here: http://www.abll.org/about-abll/bylaws/ The notice of the proposed Bylaw changes can be found here: http://www.abll.org/notice-of-proposed-changes-to-abll-bylaws/
All members entitled to vote (Individual and Shared Members) are requested to print out and present this ballot when checking in at the upcoming Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 18th. All other members entitled to vote but unable to attend are asked to submit their ballot to me by Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. Be sure to clearly write or type your name on the form (this will only be used to verify your ABLL membership status). Please let me know if you have any questions.