Oct 10

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.

Aug 22

The Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting
Co-hosted by the Boston College Law Library & ABLL

“Reinventing the Law Library: Meeting the Challenge”

The program will be held from 8:30 am – 4:15 pm on Friday, October 24
at the Boston College Connors Center in Dover, Massachusetts.
Please see the Connors Center website, http://www.bc.edu/offices/retreat/.

Programming details to follow.

Aug 12

Administrative Law Information Systems Manager, Hartford CT

Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State has created a  position which will manage a currently-in-development information system for electronic adoption, publishing and public access to state administrative law and related information resources. For more information please see our job posting page.

Jul 31

Hinckley Allen, LLP is seeking candidates for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian in their Providence Office. For more information please see ABLL’s job posting page.

Jun 24

AccuFile seeks Part-time Legal Research Librarian to provide coverage one to three days per week at a leading global law firm in Boston, MA. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. For more information please go to the job postings page.

May 29

Date and Time:   Wednesday, June 18th from 12PM to 1:30PM

Location:  Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street; Hosted by Andrea Rasmussen – Manager of Library Services, ABLL Treasurer

Program Cost:  Bring your own lunch.  Drinks will be served.

Topic:  Do librarians perform orientations/onboarding at your firm/university?  What topics are included in orientations? What user groups get orientations from library staff: summers, first years, lateral attorneys, paralegals, students?  How are orientations divided among library staff?  How are they performed for new hires in offices with no librarian on site? Is follow-up contact part of the plan?

Please meet at Ropes & Gray or dial in to discuss, mingle and munch.

Dial-in: (888) 352-5988

Conference code: 617 951 7713

 Please RSVP:

Mary Holway, VP of Education   holway@fr.com / 617-521-7056


Posted by April Taylor, ABLL VP of Communications

May 28

Goodwin Procter LLP is hiring a Technical Services Assistant to assist with obtaining passwords for electronic research services; preparing RLS orientation materials for new and lateral hires; maintaining records in the integrated library system and records electronic resource login information in the password management system. Also responsible for ordering and processing new materials for the library and attorney desk books; assuring order fulfillment and resolves issues associated with discrepancies in shipping and invoicing. Prepares payment requests for RLS materials and maintains records of serial receipts. Click here for more information.

May 28

Date and Time:   Wednesday, May 28th from 5 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:  Mr. Dooley’s, 77 Broad Street, Boston MA  http://www.mrdooleys.com/

Program Cost:  This is NOT a program….come and BYOM (Bring your own money)

May 21

Attached is the Agenda for ABLL’s May 22, 2014 Business Meeting.

Agenda for Thursday Meeting

Apr 29

A hearing for the Massachusetts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  (H. 38) before the Mass. Joint Committee on the Judiciary was held on 4/24/2014.  Marnie Warner testified for LLNE. We are waiting for the bill to be reported out of committee and are hoping that law librarians who live in Mass. and have state legislators on the Judiciary Committee will be contacting them to express their support for the bill.

We have put a link to the request for supporters of the bill to contact their legislators on the LLNE website at http://llne.org/committees/government/uelma-advocacy-for-massachusetts/ .Time is of the essence (within the week of April 27).

Barbara Schneider

President, LLNE

Mar 21

Posted by AALL CRIV Bloog (3/21/14):

Possible Elimination of FR and CFR indexes
March 21, 2014 by Leave a Comment

This is a reposting from the AALL Advocacy listserv, for those who did not see it yesterday.


Hi Advocates—

Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported out the Federal Register Modernization Act (HR 4195). The bill, introduced the night before the mark up, changes the requirement to print the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations to “publish” them, eliminates the statutory requirement that the CFR be printed and bound, and eliminates the requirement to produce an index to the Federal Register and CFR. The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register governs how the FR and CFR are published and distributed to the public, and will continue to do so.

While the entire bill is troubling, I most urgently need examples of why the Federal Register and CFR indexes are useful and how you use them. Stories in the next week would be of the most benefit, but later examples will help, too. I already have a few excellent examples from our Print Usage Resource Log – thanks to all of you who submitted entries! But the more cases I can point to, the better.

Interestingly, the Office of the Federal Register itself touted the usefulness of its index when it announced the retooled index last year: https://www.federalregister.gov/blog/2013/03/new-federal-register-index.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Emily Feltren
Director of Government Relations

American Association of Law Libraries

25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20001


Chair of MACRIV (Massachusetts Committee on Relations with Information Vendors)

Robert DeFabrizio

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